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By Laura Lovett 02:51 pm September 24, 2020
COVID-19 wasn’t Google Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo’s first crisis. A seasoned public health leader, she worked on the health response in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  During a keynote talk at CB Insights' Future of Health yesterday, she stressed that lessons learned during the hurricane can also be applied to the pandemic today.  “A lot of things that happened to us in 2005...

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By Taleen Davies 11:39 am September 24, 2020
The first-ever product to be jointly marketed from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel will be in healthcare technology. HBKiCare is being described as a “universal remote healthcare IoT platform” and home care kit, set to be released by Dubai’s Hamad Bin Khalifa Department of Projects (HBK DOP) and the Ramat Gan-headquarted healthcare IoT software developer, Sure Universal. According to a...
By Sara Mageit 02:01 am September 24, 2020
Global identity verification and authentication company, Onfido, has partnered with digital health solutions provider, Delfin Health. The partnership will ensure employees can be securely onboarded to Delfin’s AI-powered health data management app, Klarity. To sign up to Klarity, people are verified using Onfido by taking a photo of their government-issued ID and a short video selfie. WHY IT...
By Dave Muoio 02:40 pm September 23, 2020
A one-sided arrangement. Earlier this week, budget-minded connected-exercise-maker Echelon Fitness announced the launch of is "Prime Bike," a $499 device that it described in its reveal as "Amazon's first-ever connected fitness product." Through a bring-your-own-tablet interface, the machine would enable owners to join live and on-demand fitness classes through Echelon's subscription service. "...
By Mallory Hackett 11:24 am September 23, 2020
Dexcom’s G6 continuous glucose monitoring system will now be available at no cost for qualifying veterans through all U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pharmacies, the company announced Tuesday. To qualify for a Dexcom G6 completely covered by the VA, patients must have diabetes mellitus, subscribe to an insulin regimen that requires three or more injections a day and four or more blood glucose...
By Dave Muoio 09:45 am September 23, 2020
Cognoa, a digital health company developing software tools for children with autism and other behavioral health conditions and their families, signaled today that it will be moving ahead with a De Novo FDA regulatory submission for its digital autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic. The tool, which received a Breakthrough Device Designation from the agency in late 2018, is designed to help...
By Sara Mageit 09:11 am September 23, 2020
UK financial services firm Deloitte has launched a new tech hub in Birmingham, UK, aimed at boosting innovation in the health sector.   The initiative will be led by Gus Miah, partner and head of healthcare at Deloitte in the Midlands and will be supported by more than 100 staff across the practice. WHY IT MATTERS Based at the firm’s offices in Brindleyplace, the Health Tech Catalyst aims to...
By Dave Muoio 04:00 pm September 22, 2020
The FDA announced today the launch of the Digital Health Center of Excellence, a central resource intended to help the agency as well as external stakeholders promote digital health technologies. Housed within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), the Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCE) will focus on a range of technologies "mobile health devices, Software as a Medical...
By Laura Lovett 03:23 pm September 22, 2020
The health systems of tomorrow could look a lot more inclusive, according to a group of panelists at Rock Health’s annual summit. In particular, panelists focused on how the health tech space could be revamped for more diverse populations with diverse needs.  “When I think about the healthcare system of tomorrow I’m very much focused on the lessons we can learn from this year of dual crisis....
By Sara Mageit 02:27 am September 22, 2020
Australia-based AI-powered pain assessment company, PainChek, is working to raise awareness of the importance of effective assessment of pain in people with dementia. The AI technology company has published a new report called ‘Pain and dementia: common challenges for care managers’, which investigates the relationship between pain and dementia, The report also examines how pain affects the...