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By  Laura Lovett 02:44 pm May 6, 2021
Today a patient's ZIP code can say a lot about their life expectancy and health outcomes. In the U.S. especially, healthcare costs are high, leaving some without access to care. This has left innovators to look to digital as a way to help in scaling care and lowering costs. Big tech especially is jumping into the healthcare game. During a panel at the Vatican Conference on health this morning, Dr...
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By  Mallory Hackett 11:26 am May 6, 2021
Pharma giant Eli Lilly has inked a series of deals with four diabetes management companies to integrate with its forthcoming Tempo Pen and Tempo Smart Button products. The companies that signed strategic international agreements with Eli Lilly are Dexcom, Glooko, myDiabby Healthcare and Roche. Through the agreements, Eli Lilly’s Tempo Pen and connected Tempo Smart Button will integrate with the...
DiGA
By  Tammy Lovell 12:18 pm May 5, 2021
Germany is set to enter an era of digital health over next few years, making it a significant market for health tech solutions. Digital health analysis and consultancy firm Research2Guidance (R2G) has published a white paper examining the challenges and opportunities, in light of Germany’s new digital health application (DiGA) fast track approval process. Legislative changes under the 2019...
By  Thiru Gunasegaran 10:36 pm May 4, 2021
Halodoc, a health tech startup in Indonesia, recently raised US$80 million in a Series C funding led by a unit of Indonesian conglomerate PT Astra International. The investing round was also supported by Singapore's Temasek, Telkomsel's venture arm TMI, Denmark-based Novo Holdings and Bangkok Bank. WHY IT MATTERS Proceeds from the funding round will be used for Halodoc's expansion of services and...
my mhealth
By  Sara Mageit 09:44 am May 4, 2021
NHS-approved digital therapeutics company, my mhealth, along with three European collaborators, have been awarded a €2.5 million Eurostars Grant for the development of their project, CUOREMA. Eurostars is a European joint programme, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 EUREKA countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020. Innovate UK will also sponsor my mhealth to develop part of...
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By  Emma Murphy 05:25 pm May 3, 2021
Despite lockdowns during the pandemic, air pollution is not improving as experts initially hoped and climate change is the primary culprit.  As climate change worsens natural catastrophes like wildfires and droughts, air quality declines. Even for healthy adults, this does not bode well for respiratory health.  In answer, innovators are looking to help people stay informed via digital tools like...
Telehealth visit
By  Laura Lovett 05:12 pm May 3, 2021
UK-telehealth company HealthHero has been on a roll with digital health acquisitions in the last few years. Last month the company made news when it purchased French telehealth company Qare. This acquisition came after the company snapped up digital triage platform Doctorlink in December of 2020 and German company Fernarzt in August. MobiHealthNews sat down with HealthHero CEO Ranjan Singh to...
Person getting a shot
By  Laura Lovett 02:46 pm May 3, 2021
The Biden administration is rolling out a new set of digital services to help Americans find COVID-19 vaccines. The new tools are multimodal, as well as multilingual, and include text-based services, a website and a call number, which will all be available in English and Spanish. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated, once they make the decision to do so," Surgeon...
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By  Mallory Hackett 11:48 am May 3, 2021
MindMaze Healthcare, a digital neurotherapeutics company, is expanding its geographical footprint to patients in Latin America, the Middle East, Spain and Switzerland through a series of new partnerships. The company has inked deals with Peruvian medical biotech company Surgicorp, Saudi Arabian medical company Alkholi, Spanish neurorehabilitation clinic Guttmann Barcelona and Swedish...
By  Thiru Gunasegaran 02:06 am May 3, 2021
Australian startup studio IDE Group has announced a partnership with Kipuwex, a Finnish health device maker, to develop new telehealth solutions over the next two to three years. WHY IT MATTERS According to Kipuwex CEO Marko Höynälä, the partnership aims to come up with "reliable and affordable" telehealth solutions that will be marketed globally. "By increasing access to physicians and...