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By Sara Mageit 05:09 am July 3, 2020
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health Wild Card programme will bring together 45 participants to find solutions in areas of high unmet need within women’s health and digital therapeutics. The annual hackathon goes online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will run from 1– 10 July. Beginning with two challenges set by EIT Health, the annual Wild Card programme...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:16 am July 3, 2020
UK health tech firm Zesty has launched an online booking solution for acute and community NHS trusts to enable all staff to book COVID-19 antibody tests on their smartphone, laptop or computer in less than 60 seconds. Supported by online training tutorials, how to guides and videos, a JIRA support helpdesk and team training sessions, the solution is currently enabling thousands of NHS staff...

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By Sara Mageit 10:30 am July 2, 2020
VR TRAINING FOR CARE WORKERS IMPROVES INFECTION CONTROL A study carried out as part of the government funded TechForce19 challenge has shown that when carers receive training via immersive digital technology, including VR, it can improve understanding of infection control measures by 76% and knowledge retention of health and safety guidelines by 230%. As part of a randomised control...
By Mallory Hackett 03:06 pm July 1, 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a digital platform that will deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings. It will give Walgreens and Boots customers the ability to access products and services from its pharmacy and retail businesses wherever and whenever they want. This marks WBA’s second phase of its digital transformation. “At WBA...

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By Laura Lovett 02:46 pm July 1, 2020
Over the last decade, the addiction and mental health space has becoming increasingly digital – so much so that the first prescription digital therapeutic, Pear’s ReSET, scored FDA clearance nearly three years ago. While more and more players begin to join the so-called "DTx" space, the technology is yet to hit the mainstream radar, but a new coalition is looking to change that.  A list of high-...
By Dave Muoio 01:11 pm July 1, 2020
Computer hardware and technology company Lenovo today signaled its growing interest in digital health – or more specifically, in device-driven remote health monitoring. In partnership with Tampa, Florida-based health software maker Vianova Health the Chinese company announced its Lenovo Virtual Care offering. Marketed to provider organizations, the multipart product is composed of Lenovo's...

Hafsa Dasu, Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist

By Sara Mageit 10:35 am July 1, 2020
Europe’s leading digital healthcare provider, Livi, has announced a major new partnership with UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, Boots, and Macmillan Cancer Support, to offer free specialist information and support on cancer, its treatment and possible side-effects. The new service will be facilitated by Boot's digital health partner, Livi, via its online platform. WHY IT...

Andreas Giese, managing director Snke OS and Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO and founder, Brainlab. 

By Sara Mageit 04:37 am July 1, 2020
Munich-based, digital surgical technology company, Brainlab has announced the foundation of new subsidiary, Snke OS, in a move that will allow Snke OS to market to a wider circle of industry startups, partners and competitors. Working out of its new headquarters in the Bogenhausen area of Munich, the team is already developing a digital platform for surgery, rooted in current Brainlab software....
By Mallory Hackett 03:06 pm June 30, 2020
OmniPEMF, a creator of wellness devices, has released its neurostimulation headband, called NeoRhythm, for worldwide availability today. The headband uses pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology to help wearers create the desired mental state for sleep, relaxation, focus, pain relief, meditation or energy. The PEMF technology in the headband triggers the brain to mimic the signals created...
By Mallory Hackett 03:39 pm June 29, 2020
Masimo, a medical technology company, announced today its device aimed at reducing the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. The device, called Bridge, is a wearable, single-patient-use, percutaneous neurostimulator which is situated behind the ear. It applies electrical impulses to the cranial nerves around the ear, which can reduce neuron activity and reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms,...