Sophie Porter

Credit: Boots UK

By Sophie Porter 02:14 am April 18, 2020
Boots, the UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty company, has announced the new stage in the digitisation of its pharmacy service with digital healthcare provider LIVI. The partnership will trial a new online video-consultation platform that connects GPs and Boots’ pharmacists, enabling professionals to provide advice to patients in a safe way through the LIVI app. WHY IT MATTERS Patients...

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By Sophie Porter 01:20 am April 16, 2020
Polish telemedicine innovations company StethoMe has announced they will be rolling out their AI wireless stethoscope following recent collaborations with major telemedicine providers MaQuestionMedicale and HomeDoctor. The company is also in talks with other providers across Europe in the hope of expanding operations. WHAT IT’S FOR The EU-certified medical device, which records respiratory...

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By Sophie Porter 02:14 am April 15, 2020
Digital oncological therapeutics company Kaiku Health has developed a symptom monitoring system for patients with coronavirus to be used by Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). The platform will assist HUG in triaging patients who suspect they have the virus or who have already been diagnosed, both in and out of hospital. WHAT IT DOES Each day patients will fill out a digital report of their...

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By Sophie Porter 08:16 am April 14, 2020
NHS Digital have reached an agreement with Isosec to accelerate the funding and deployment of their Virtual Smartcards across NHS organisations that need them. The enhanced availability of the smartcards, a form of clinician authentication, will help NHS workers to remain connected and able to work securely and efficiently throughout the COVID-19 crisis. WHY IT MATTERS Access to Virtual...
By Sophie Porter 12:16 pm April 13, 2020
A new app being developed by NHSX in collaboration with Google and Apple is hoped to be the key to relaxing lockdown measures in the coming weeks and months. The app will utilise Bluetooth technology to inform users if they have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of the virus. This could ease restrictions on social isolation, since users will have more information about the...

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By Sophie Porter 09:23 am April 9, 2020
EVERGREEN LIFE BUILDS HEAT MAP SHOWING INCIDENCES OF COVID-19 IN UK Healthcare app Evergreen Life is compiling a heat map that exposes trends in local behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic. The map outlines whether users are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and if they are abiding by government advice to stay at home (excluding key workers). So far, it has collected more than 50,000...

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By Sophie Porter 01:51 am April 8, 2020
Mindler, Sweden’s largest digital mental health platform, recently succeeded in raising €8 million in Series A funding. The company, which noted a steep increase in demand for psychological services since the COVID-19 outbreak, has secured backing from Ventech and Schibsted Growth to aid in their European expansion. WHAT THEY DO The startup, founded in 2018, aims to make psychological help...

Credit: Hospitech Respiration

By Sophie Porter 01:28 am April 1, 2020
Hospitech Respiration, an Israeli startup that designed and manufactures a device to prevent health complications caused by ventilator usage, is offering their product to Israeli hospitals battling the coronavirus free of charge. The AnapnoGuard device AG100s was developed to work alongside a ventilator in order to improve patient safety by preventing ventilator-enabled infections and limiting...

Credit: Medbelle

By Sophie Porter 04:07 am March 31, 2020
Digital hospital Medbelle has announced it will be selling COVID-19 test kits to private patients at cost in an attempt to aid the NHS in its efforts to better understand the virus and to expand testing capabilities in the UK. The kits cost £225 each, inclusive of laboratory, packaging and advisor fees. Purchases are limited to two per household to control demand, but the organisation has an...

Credit: Livi Care Connect

By Sophie Porter 04:22 am March 30, 2020
LIVI, the UK branch of Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider KRY, has launched a free web-based platform that will enable healthcare professionals to connect with patients via video consultations. LIVI Connect - which operates as Care Connect by KRY elsewhere in Europe - is available to all practicing medical professionals free of charge, regardless of whether they already have a LIVI...