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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:49 pm September 6, 2019
High street pharmacy chain Boots UK has unveiled this week a partnership with Swedish startup LIVI, known as KRY in the Nordic markets, to provide an in-store digital GP consultation service to its customers and NHS patients. LIVI will initially be piloting an NHS service in a Boots store in north west Surrey, where it has already partnered with GP federations, followed by a private service in...
By Abhinav Shashank 10:08 am September 6, 2019
Abhinav Shashank is the cofounder and CEO at Innovaccer Inc. Abhinav has led the San Francisco-based healthcare data activation platform company since its inception in 2014. Under his supervision, Innovaccer developed its proprietary healthcare data activation platform. We dream of a healthcare system that encircles all citizens and connects them to the common thread of care, which is built on...
By Laura Lovett 12:08 pm September 5, 2019
Alphabet’s life science branch Verily is teaming up with digital health startup iRhythm on a new initiative focused on creating screening, diagnosis and management tools for patients with atrial fibrillation.  The collaboration is specifically targeted at alerting patients with asymptomatic or silent atrial fibrillation about their condition. The goal is to develop products that not only identify...

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By Laura Lovett 03:42 pm September 4, 2019
Planned Parenthood is diving deeper into virtual care with the launch of Planned Parenthood Direct in 27 states. The new platform will let users request birth control, get a prescription for urinary tract infection treatments and request an in-person appointment at a Planned Parenthood health center.  The new technology will be available in all 50 states by the end of 2020, according to officials...
By Laura Lovett 08:59 am September 2, 2019
Across the U.S. and Europe, the population is rapidly aging. In Finland this "silver tsunami" is particularly true.  Roughly 22% of the country’s population is over the age of 65, a figure only expected to grow over the next decade, according to Statistics Finland. Moreover, in about 50 years over a third of the population will be classified as a senior citizen.   In the nation’s capital, the...
By Laura Lovett 02:16 pm August 30, 2019
Best known for its “everyday low prices” motto, Walmart is now taking on the healthcare industry. The brick and mortar retail giant recently rolled out the Walmart Health platform, which allows users to book appointments at its in-person clinics online. CNBC, which first spotted the development, reports that the company is also opening a new clinic dubbed Walmart Health in Georgia, which will...

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By Laura Lovett 03:18 pm August 29, 2019
Boston-based American Well is launching a new patient facing app set to integrate with Epic’s EHR system. The new technology, dubbed the American Well Telehealth Patient app, will be offered within Epic’s App Orchard, an API marketplace.  Patients using the American Well Telehealth Patient app will be able to schedule or request telemedicine appointments through the MyChart platform. Users can...
By Dave Muoio 03:11 pm August 29, 2019
An in-home cardiac rehabilitation program combining Samsung consumer devices, a custom patient-facing app and clinician dashboard integration achieved substantial lower rehospitalization rates among a cohort of 1,880 Kaiser Permanente patients than the national average, according to a writeup describing the program in NEJM Catalyst. “This program took a fresh, digital-first approach to cardiac...
By Dave Muoio 11:45 am August 29, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Biobeat has been granted 510(k) clearance for a remote monitoring device capable of measuring the wearer’s blood pressure, oxygenation and heart rate. Designed for use in the hospital or at home, the device is available as either a wristwatch or adhesive patch. Of particular note, the products differentiate themselves from other remote monitoring devices through a...