Sara Mageit

digital innovation, Novartis

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By  Sara Mageit 05:57 am March 29, 2021
Pharma giant Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK and UK provider of digital healthcare solutions, Cievert has announced a digital innovation partnership. The collaboration will support patient care in rheumatology and dermatology by capturing patient-reported data. The partnership was created via the Novartis BIOME, a project which encourages impactful collaboration in science tech, with a selection...

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By  Sara Mageit 11:37 am March 26, 2021
DR JENNY HARRIES TO HEAD PANDEMIC UNIT According to The Times [behind paywall], deputy chief medical officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries is reportedly the preferred candidate for the chief executive of the recently announced UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Recommended by UK health secretary Matt Hancock, the appointment is yet to be approved by prime minister, Boris Johnson this month....
telemedicine, iSalud, Spain,

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By  Sara Mageit 11:51 am March 25, 2021
Spanish mobile operator, Yoigo, part of the telecommunications MásMóvil group brand, has launched a family package telemedicine service for its customers. At €6 per month, the Doctor Go telemedicine service offers video-consultations with family doctors and specialists, as well as telepharmacy services for electronic prescriptions and the delivery of medicines. WHY IT MATTERS Available from last...
By  Sara Mageit 06:58 am March 17, 2021
A service allowing national apps to talk to each other has been set up by the European Commission, allowing users to receive a warning if they were in contact with someone who has indicated that they have tested positive for COVID-19.  Adopted by the majority of the Member States, the service works according to a “decentralised” system where the calculations happen in the user’s app. In...
mental health, HelloSelf

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By  Sara Mageit 05:46 am March 16, 2021
London-based brain tech startup for digital therapy services, HelloSelf has raised a £5.5 million Series A funding round from VC firm OMERS Ventures. Harry Briggs, OMERS Ventures Managing Partner will join the board. WHY IT MATTERS In the UK, around 15 million people experience mental health issues each year. The Centre for Mental Health estimates up to 10 million people will need either new or...
COVID-19, Oxford University Hospitals
By  Sara Mageit 08:18 am March 15, 2021
The Israeli blood diagnostics company, Sight Diagnostics behind delivering lab-grade full blood count (FBC) results to emergency departments, has deployed Sight OLO at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT. The deployment allows FBC testing for patients attending the emergency departments in the UK and is supporting the validation of an AI triage system for COVID-19....
robotics, mental health, Push Doctor

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By  Sara Mageit 07:46 am March 12, 2021
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ROBOTICS RESEARCH CENTRE   Construction has started on a research facility for robotics and AI, based at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus, the National Robotarium. The facility is supported by a £21 million funding from the UK government, and £1.4 million from the Scottish Government as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. Expected to...
Datos Health, remote care platform

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By  Sara Mageit 05:14 am March 11, 2021
Israeli remote care automation company, Datos Health has announced a collaboration with AI-based clinical insights provider, Medial EarlySign to offer an integrated platform that identifies high-risk patients who would benefit from remote care programmes. WHY IT MATTERS Combining both companies' core technologies, the partnership aims to help providers achieve better outcomes in vulnerable...
senior care, elderly care

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By  Sara Mageit 06:03 am March 10, 2021
Vision-based human activity recognition software, Kepler Vision Technologies has today announced the launch of its Kepler Night Nurse Edge Box (KNN). The new device uses deep learning and computer vision technology to analyse live video streams and recognise if clients need care. The technology aims to inform staff accordingly and increase the safety of patients at night, whilst also freeing up...
digital health innovators, Europe
By  Sara Mageit 06:44 am March 9, 2021
An initial investment of €24 million has been made by Sanofi, Capgemini, Generali and Orange to create a platform that accelerates the development of digital healthcare solutions in Europe. The project aims to bring together scientific and technological expertise across the region and to strengthen France's position in the health technology sector, as part of the Campus PariSanté initiative. The...