May 27, 2020
About the author: Aline Noizet is a connector by heart. Founder of Digital Health Connector, she is passionate about digital health, innovation and connecting the right people to have an impact on patients' lives and support healthcare professionals.
Telemedicine is not new, but people have been reluctant to use it for many reasons including technical barriers, security concerns, and a lack of...
May 26, 2020
Samsung is the latest wearable company to enter the ECG monitoring space, following an announcement on Sunday that the function on its Health Monitoring app got the greenlight from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
This means that Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea will be able to use the tool to detect any heart rhythm irregularities, which could be linked to AFib.
May 22, 2020
Fitbit has launched an in-app study the company says could help develop an algorithm for detecting potential COVID-19 cases prior to symptom onset.
Device owners over the age of 21 who live in the U.S. or Canada who either had a confirmed case of COVID-19 or recently experienced symptoms consistent with the disease are invited to take part in what the company has dubbed the Fitbit COVID-19 study...
May 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...
May 20, 2020
Roughly a month after first announcing their unprecedented collaboration, Apple and Google have updated their devices' operating systems today with the first component of their contact tracing API.
Referred to by the companies as "Exposure Notifications," the technology aims to help public health agencies deploy apps that tell individuals when they may have been exposed to another person with...
May 19, 2020
Austin, Texas-based EverlyWell, a digital platform that lets consumers order lab tests online and view their results, has received an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 at-home diagnostic sample collection kit that can be used with multiple diagnostic lab tests.
Announced Friday by the FDA and Monday by the startup, the EverlyWell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit includes nasal...
May 19, 2020
Ro, a direct-to-consumer virtual health startup best known for its sexual health products, is dipping into the dermatology space. Patients will now be able to use the service for prescription products that include eczema treatment, medical-grade antiperspirant, and prescription dandruff shampoo.
The company will also be rolling out a “nightly defense skincare” that is a custom prescription...
May 14, 2020
Telehealth of all stripes has exploded since COVID-19, but one particular subset deserves further examination: telebehavioral health, an area in which the crisis has upended the norms of supply as well as demand as the crisis take's a toll on the world's collective mental health.
In this episode, host Jonah Comstock, Managing Editors Laura Lovett and Susan Morse and Associate Editor Dave Muoio...
May 13, 2020
Less than a week after the first home-collected saliva test for COVID-19 was authorized by the FDA, at least two consumer-facing telehealth brands say they have cut deals to sell these test kits to the public.
The first is consumer telehealth company Hims & Hers, best known for its mail-order wellness and sexual health products for men and women.
While the well-funded startup has...
May 12, 2020
About the author: Liz Ashall-Payne founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application, which is focused on providing guidance to app developers, as well as helping the public and professionals to find and apply apps that could improve public, patient and organisational outcomes. Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Ashall-Payne has almost 20 years NHS experience...