Sophie Porter

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By Sophie Porter 01:43 amJune 25, 2020
Thermavis, the AI-powered thermal imaging system, has launched the Multi-Person Thermal Scanner following a £3 million investment in research and development. The non-intrusive scanner can accurately read the body temperature of up to six people at once with an accuracy of 0.5 degrees centigrade. The scanner can be used to help protect workers from COVID-19 by remotely detecting individuals with...
By Sophie Porter 01:40 amJune 12, 2020
In the recent Veeva European R&D Summit, focus was paid to how the COVID-19 emergency and its accompanying reorganisation of healthcare provision has forced the pharmaceutical industry to rethink the way it conducts research and development. In an exclusive interview with MobiHealthNews, Henry Levy, general manager of Veeva Vault clinical data management system (CDMS), site and patient...

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By Sophie Porter 09:13 amJune 5, 2020
NHS APP AND eCONSULT PARTNERSHIP NHS Digital has integrated the eConsult digital triaging service into the NHS App to aid online consultations. The service, which included an ‘Ask your GP for advice’ module and is already used at around a quarter of NHS surgeries in England, presents the patient with a series of clinically validated questions in order to ascertain next steps. This information is...

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By Sophie Porter 01:40 amJune 2, 2020
Oxford-based location technology scale-up Navenio have been awarded around £50,000 in funding from the Fast Start funding scheme run by Innovate UK and the UK government, the maximum amount available to an individual business. The Fast Start competition was set up by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to promote and foster UK technology and research innovations to...

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By Sophie Porter 01:34 amMay 27, 2020
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has made telemedicine provider eConsult its official online consultation tool for primary care. Responding to the need for remote medical care catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has been made available for all medical centres at MOD sites across the globe. The 124 international sites, reaching as far as The Falklands, Brunei and Belize, as well as in...

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By Sophie Porter 11:27 amMay 26, 2020
Miiskin is the first skin checking app to be listed on the EMIS App Library, a database for clinicians in England of health apps reviewed by NHS Digital’s Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ) framework. It is also one of fewer than 100 apps to be listed on the NHS Apps Library. The app, which is supported by dermatologists and the British Skin Foundation, uses smartphone cameras and AI to help...

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By Sophie Porter 06:03 amMay 22, 2020
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST French company IDvet, which specialises in the development and production of tests that detect infectious diseases in farm animals, has announced the launch of a COVID-19 antibody test for humans. The test will determine whether an individual has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, which will enable scientists to better understand infection rates and inform future policy...

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By Sophie Porter 10:08 amMay 13, 2020
Estonian health tech innovator Viveo Health has made its telemedicine platform "Virtual Office for Doctors" free to doctors and medical professionals worldwide. The release comes in line with the increased demand for reliable remote consultation platforms to accommodate safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Virtual Office" accommodates chat, phone and video functions and works both...

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By Sophie Porter 05:22 amMay 8, 2020
SWISS ARMY TESTS TRACING APP A COVID-19 contact tracing app is being trialed by 100 soldiers at the Chamblon army base near Lausanne, Switzerland. The Bluetooth-enabled app logs if users have spent more than 15 minutes within two metres of another user. Then, when one uploads a positive test result for COVID-19, the system and alerts users to the contact. In order to test its efficacy, the...

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By Sophie Porter 01:04 amMay 7, 2020
Dublin-based medtech provider S3 Connected Health have collaborated with senior respiratory consultants across Ireland to develop a new clinical support tool to combat COVID-19. Responding to rising case numbers, the Assessment of COVID-19 Risk of Respiratory Deterioration (ACORRD) was deployed to Beaumont Hospital within 10 days of conception and has been approved by the Irish Health Service for...