Consumer

Inrupt, NHS, open source, interoperability,
By Tammy Lovell 06:01 am November 11, 2020
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership in the UK is running a pilot of a web platform which allows users to store their medical data in a Personal Online Data Store - or pod. Startup Inrupt announced the launch of its Enterprise Solid Service (ESS) earlier this week in a blog post, from its chief technology officer, World Wide Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The secure web...
PocDoc, NHS

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By Sophie Porter 01:55 am November 10, 2020
PocDoc, a digital platform that brings together blood testing and integrated health assessments via a smartphone app, has been chosen as one of the 2020-2021 cohort of the DigitalHealth.London accelerator programme. The platform, developed by Vital Signs Solutions, seeks to empower users to manage their own healthcare by enabling smartphone and tablet users to test themselves for a range of...
Bupa, Well.Me, workforce

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By Sophie Porter 01:20 am November 10, 2020
UK-based employee health monitoring service Well.Me has partnered with Bupa to expand employee health tracking in UK workplaces, with a potential roll-out to over two million employees As part of the partnership, the Lincolnshire-based digital tracking and analytics service will install their unique health monitoring stations in selected workplaces of Bupa Health Service’s business customers, as...
Screens and a plate of food
By Dave Muoio 03:26 pm November 3, 2020
New top-line data presented by Omada Health and researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Wake Forest University suggest that the chronic condition-management company's digital diabetes-prevention program can deliver clinically meaningful blood sugar reduction and weight loss over 12 months. The PREDICTS randomized controlled trial was first announced in 2018, and enrolled...
diabetes, covid-19
By Sophie Porter 06:48 am November 3, 2020
Digital health analysis and consultancy company Research2Guidance (R2G) have just released The Global Digital Diabetes Care Market 2020, the fourth edition of their biannual research report providing comprehensive analysis of the global digital diabetes market. Diabetes care is one of the most developed and best funded sectors of digital health, with a total revenue of $320 million (€275M) in...
MyFitnessPal apps
By Dave Muoio 03:16 pm November 2, 2020
Under Armour announced late last week that it is selling off MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million –  a fair bit lower than the $475 million it paid for the connected fitness app and platform back in 2015. The deal is set to officially close in the fourth quarter, and its value is inclusive of potential earn-out payments. The selloff comes roughly three years after...
A man wearing a Fitbit Charge 2 device
By Dave Muoio 11:18 am November 2, 2020
Symptom-based COVID-19 screening can be improved by incorporating data collected from wearable sensors into prediction algorithms, an approach that could complement ongoing testing efforts by spotting symptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals early, according to a research letter recently published in nature medicine. The findings are part of the DETECT (Digital Engagement and Tracking for...
A photo of Verily's headquarters in South San Francisco.
By Dave Muoio 02:08 pm October 27, 2020
Yesterday, Kaiser Health News reported that California's San Francisco and Alameda counties had "severed ties" with a highly publicized "Project Baseline" COVID-19 testing program supported by Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences. In particular, the reporting focused on Verily-backed community testing sites located in Oakland that have been closed for months, one of which is now working to reopen with...
CVS QuickRenew platform screen example
By Laura Lovett 01:49 pm October 27, 2020
CVS is setting its sights on the eye care space, launching a new digital tool that lets customers renew contact lens prescription remotely via an online vision test and an asynchronous telemedicine interaction. The tool, named QuickRenew, is powered by the technology from Premium Vision.  The service first checks to see if the client is a good fit for the telemedicine service. In order to be...
PainChek, COVID-19, testing centre

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By Sara Mageit 04:44 am October 23, 2020
PAINCHEK ANNOUNCES CARE HOME CAMPAIGN Responding to the NHSX pledge to give 11,000 iPads to UK care homes, AI-powered pain assessment company, PainChek, has announced a one-off campaign to help UK care homes benefit from its technology. PainChek is offering all UK care homes a one-off unique voucher of up to £500 to cover the cost of product training for their staff so they can use the PainChek...