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Screengrab of the Wellthy Therapeutics website.

By Dean Koh June 12, 2019
At the 79th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco, pharma giant Roche and India-based digital therapeutics company Wellthy Therapeutics presented real world data of improved diabetes care outcomes in a South Asian population when patients followed prescribed plan of medication and lifestyle modification in conjunction with a combination therapy of self-...

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By Dean Koh June 10, 2019
Ping An Good Doctor, a one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform from China has launched a ‘Private Doctor’ service within their Ping An Good Doctor App.  What’s it about The newly launched Private Doctor service caters to the needs of adults, the elderly and children by appointing dedicated doctors to conduct one-on-one consultations. The system operates round the clock to satisfy holistic medical...
By Dean Koh June 4, 2019
The term "patient-centric" is often a buzzword or hot topic in the current discussion of healthcare and digital health. However, putting patients first is easier said than done, especially when clinicians and physicians are often time-crunched, and there are fragmented sources of healthcare data and legal/regulatory concerns when it comes to the management of healthcare data.  A group of...

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By Dean Koh June 4, 2019
Taiwan-based health tech startup iWEECARE announced that it has raised $1M in Pre-Series A funding, led by Singapore-based Verge HealthTech Fund, alongside Taiwan/US-based Translink Capital and Darwin Venture. The company also just received regulatory approval to market its flagship product, Temp Pal, the world’s smallest smart thermometer, in both the EU and Taiwan. What’s it about Temp Pal is a...

Screengrab of the Nyra app.

By Dean Koh May 31, 2019
Mumbai-India headquartered digital health start-up Vivant recently launched ‘Nyra’, a simple mobile application that can be used by women to track their period, fertility, ovulation, mood, lifestyle and physical activity. Based on the health information collected, the app provides women with personalised feminine health, hygiene and fertility advice to help manage their wellbeing. In addition to...

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By Dean Koh May 26, 2019
Last week, AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, announced a landmark partnership with Medix, a global health management solutions provider that will benefit AIA customers in the Asia Pacific region. Under the expanded regional partnership, building on already successful collaborations between AIA and Medix in Hong Kong and Singapore, AIA and Medix will work together to...
By Laura Lovett May 15, 2019
Digitizing medicine has become a priority all over the world. Driven by needs, budget and priorities, each country and region takes its own approach to integrating these tools.   “Our national agenda is very much digitizing everything. Even if you want to renew your driver’s license you cannot do that at a desk,” Dana Kassissieh, senior director for governance and patient experience at Cleveland...

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By Dean Koh May 15, 2019
Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, announced that it will be forming a strategic cooperation with Wyeth Nutrition, a nutrition and health company that is part of the Nestlé Group. What’s it about Both parties will utilise their strengths in their respective fields for an all-round cooperation in areas including the new healthcare services, new technology...
By Dean Koh May 14, 2019
Although health tech and digital health startups have much to offer in terms of transforming healthcare, they often face the challenges of overcoming regulatory hurdles, which are especially stringent in healthcare for the safety of patients. In addition, clinicians can often be torn between being in medical practice and being involved in health tech innovation/research, particularly for those in...

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By Dean Koh May 9, 2019
Sydney, Australia-based tech accelerator BlueChilli and Enterprise Singapore, an economic agency under the Singapore Ministry and Trade and Industry, announced that they will partner to launch a Singapore-based health tech accelerator to spur innovation and build startups that address health challenges and opportunities in Southeast Asia. BlueChilli has also joined Enterprise Singapore’s Startup...

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