Healthcare worker in a video conference
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm January 15, 2021
For all of the weight healthcare disruptors throw behind the idea of innovation, there's something to be said about moving too fast and breaking too many things. Adoption of new digital tools should never lead to an interruption in patients' care. COVID-19, however, wasn't the type of disruption that health systems had on their calendars. A shift away from in-person visits and a skyrocketing...
Dr. Anthony Orsini and Dr. Tanganyika Barnes
By  MobiHealthNews 01:24 pm January 15, 2021
The Orsini Way has been helping train doctors on handling patient relationships for a number of years, and New Jersey's Englewood Health has been a long-time user of the innovative teaching method. But last year, as doctor-patient interactions overwhelmingly went online, already difficult patient-doctor interactions became even more fraught. In today's episode, host Jonah Comstock welcomes Dr....
Panelists at Accelerate Health discussed this week what the pandemic taught them, how they’re adjusting for the road ahead and ways to make the changes last.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:23 pm January 15, 2021
Now that 2020 has come to a close, many are taking time to reflect on the lessons learned from the challenging past year to create a new perspective going into the future. The healthcare industry is no different, and several leaders in the space sat down this week at an Accelerate Health virtual panel to discuss what the pandemic taught them, how they’re adjusting for the road ahead and ways to...
By  Sara Mageit 11:46 am January 15, 2021
The latest report published by ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) on digital health trends has found that there has a been a significant rise in digital health, with health app downloads up from four to five million every day. The research provides 15 months of app search and downloadable data which began prior to lockdown measures. WHY IT MATTERS The report...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:32 am January 15, 2021
IMMERSIVE MINDFULNESS PLATFORM LAUNCHES Estonia-born MindSpa app, Synctuition has partnered up with haptic sound technology company, Woojer, to create an immersive mindfulness experience for its users. Synctuition's platform uses 3D sounds recorded in over 2000 locations allowing for accurate replication of those environments. This creates something called environmental psychology, helping its...
Geisinger Health system

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By  Laura Lovett 02:53 pm January 14, 2021
With the COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts beginning to roll out across the country, it’s inevitable there will be yet another shift in healthcare. However, Dr. Karen Murphy, Geisinger executive vice president and chief innovation officer, cautions against reverting to pre-pandemic norms. “When we think getting back to normal, do we really want to go back to the healthcare delivery system...
Vaccines, covid-19, bahrain

Credit: Ministry of Health Bahrain

By  Rachel McArthur 09:17 am January 14, 2021
The Kingdom of Bahrain has launched a number of mobile COVID-19 vaccination units dedicated to immunising senior citizens and individuals with special needs, it has been revealed. Said to be the first of its kind in the GCC region, the mobile units involve medical teams making home visits to provide one of two approved COVID-19 vaccines to those unable to attend the dedicated centres.  Bahrain’s...
digital health predictions
By  Sara Mageit 06:40 am January 14, 2021
With a new coronavirus variant afoot and an uncertain 12 months ahead, MobiHealthNews has compiled 2021 predictions on the key themes that will affect the digital health industry during a potentially turbulent year. We hear from a range of EMEA-based health and tech leaders on the continued efforts to close the health equity gap, the growth of self-care apps, VR technology, employer technology...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:29 am January 14, 2021
Padua-based digital health startup, PatchAi has closed a €1.7 million round led by UV Cap and SFEM Italia, joined by a follow-on investment from Healthware Ventures. This is the third round closed by the startup accelerated in Silicon Valley by Plug and Play, for a total of €2.56 million raised in two years since the founding date. The funds raised will allow PatchAi to expand its business to...