Cara Dartnell-Steinberg

Cara Dartnell-Steinberg is a student at Cambridge University, where she is currently undertaking a BA in History and Modern Languages. Prior to Healthcare IT News and MobiHealthNews, she contributed to international journals and websites as part of a STEM intership at San-Francisco diabetes organisation Close Concerns.

By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 05:25 amAugust 14, 2019
People at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will receive digital support through a scheme that aims to prevent the condition from developing in England, part of the NHS Long Term Plan released at the beginning of the year. WHAT HAPPENED With the decision to extend this programme, 40,000 places on the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) will be delivered digitally. The first patients to benefit...
By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 04:39 amAugust 5, 2019
The Saudi Arabian crown prince plans to invest in the NHS chatbot maker Babylon Health through the Public Investment Fund, it was announced last week. The backing is part of a $550m Series C round that, according to TechCrunch and others, puts the company at a valuation of more than $2bn. WHY IT MATTERS This investment is part of Babylon Health’s recent fundraising to expand in North America, the...

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By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 02:36 pmJuly 31, 2019
Currently, more than 26 clinicians are using Streams at the Royal Free Hospital in London, allowing them to detect an average of 11 patients daily who are at risk of AKI, most in fewer than 15 minutes rather than the multiple hours the process usually requires. Streams processes patient test results, rapidly prioritising the patients most at risk and allowing for more immediate treatment to be...
By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 12:11 pmJuly 25, 2019
My Possible Self has partnered with Good Thinking to give Londoners innovative access to improve their mental wellbeing. WHAT HAPPENED The NHS-approved online mental wellbeing service, Good Thinking, has collaborated with the app My Possible Self to create a tool that employs clinically proven techniques to tackle depression, stress and anxiety. Users of the London-based app have access to 24-...

Investment in femtech initiatives has been rising significantly in the past few years.

By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 10:08 amJuly 17, 2019
Evaluations made in 2019 suggest that €180bn is being spent on femtech products each year. Despite this, investment has predominantly focused on infertility and reproduction, as opposed to treating female medical issues. As Ridhi Tariyal, co-founder of Nextgen Jane highlights, “We wish we could go out there and say we just want to diagnose women’s diseases. But investors have responded with “...
By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 11:27 amJuly 16, 2019
VitalityHealth and Doctify's new website. Health insurer VitalityHealth has partnered with Doctify, a leading online review and booking platform for medical consultants. They have developed ‘Vitality Specialist Finder’, a website where members can refine their search for doctors by speciality, rating and location, leave reviews and book appointments 24 hours a day. Dr Ali Hasan, clinical...
By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 09:02 amJuly 15, 2019
Gone are the days of endless finger pricks to test blood glucose levels and complicated mental calculations to deduce carbohydrate ratios with insulin. The growth of people with diabetes by 314 million in the last 34 years has created an ever-expanding market in diabetes management products. Consumers are now inundated with new technology streamlining lives with less needles and more real-time...
By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 12:31 pmJuly 1, 2019
Furthering their vision of delivering the most effective patient care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Tom Lawton as the new head of clinical AI. This is the first role of its kind in an NHS trust, although nearly half are investing in innovative AI technology for patient services.  WHY IT MATTERS Lawton, a consultant in critical care and anaesthesia, is familiar...