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Numan, Men's health, Vi-Health
By  Sara Mageit 10:22 am March 2, 2021
In its goal to become a full-stack digital health provider, London-based Numan has acquired medical science and healthcare technology company Vi-Health, based in Stockholm and Malmö. After completion of the acqusition, the majority of the Vi-Health team will be joining Numan, whilst continuing to work from their offices in Sweden.  WHY IT MATTERS Registered as a Class I medical device, Vi-Health'...
dubai health authority
By  Ahmed El Sherif 06:20 am March 2, 2021
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed plans to “enhance” its use of smart health technology, exploring remote-patient monitoring in the first instance. To coincide with the occasion of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Innovates 2021, the authority said that it is currently collaborating with Enpy, a Dubai-based startup that specialises in medical artificial Intelligence (AI), to consider the...
By  Laura Lovett 12:39 pm March 1, 2021
Swiss pharma company Roche’s insulin pump will be the next to support automated insulin delivery thanks to a partnership with French AI company Diabeloop. As part of the deal, users will be able to integrate Roche’s Accu-Chek Insights insulin pump with the Diabeloop monitoring system. This integration would result in a hybrid closed-loop system – a system designed to take the pressure off the...
By  Stuart Hanson 02:08 pm February 26, 2021
For decades, investors, startups and a broad host of established players have viewed healthcare as ripe for innovation. However, the industry has been challenged by the momentum of the status quo – the scale, complexity, volume and ingrained practices that all need to change to wring out some much-needed efficiency. As we were taught in physics class, the more momentum something has, the more...
By  Dave Muoio 11:31 am February 26, 2021
Telehealth provider MDLive is being acquired by Cigna's health services subsidiary Evernorth, the two companies announced this morning. The deal is expected to close sometime in Q2. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Cigna said that it would share additional information regarding the acquisition during its Investor Day event scheduled for March 8. WHY IT MATTERS MDLive is among...
By  Dave Muoio 02:06 pm February 25, 2021
The digital health ecosystem has swelled to encompass a broad range of products over the years. On one end of the spectrum is software-as-medical-devices (SaMD) and prescription digital therapeutics, product categories for which a comprehensive regulatory strategy and engagement with the FDA are mandatory. On the other are wellness apps and other low-risk digital tools that likely spend more time...
Respiray’s wearable device
By  Sophie Porter 12:59 am February 25, 2021
Estonian UV technology company Respiray launched a wearable air purifier that the company claims can kill more almost 100% of bacteria and viruses, this week. The device, which is worn around the neck, disinfects air coming towards the wearer through an internal filter and a germicidal UV-C light before it is ventilated towards their face. WHY IT MATTERS The device, which was developed with...
A person uses an AppliedVR-branded virtual reality headset
By  Dave Muoio 02:56 pm February 24, 2021
New research on therapeutic virtual reality reports that an in-home, interactive program for chronic pain appeared superior to a non-interactive sham app experience for reducing multiple measures of pain among participants with self-reported chronic low back pain. Published earlier this week in JMIR, the study was funded by therapeutic VR company AppliedVR and conducted by its employees alongside...
NHSX, NHS
By  Tammy Lovell 11:03 am February 24, 2021
NHSX has launched a new process to help give staff, patients and the public confidence that the digital health tools they use meet NHS standards. The digital technology assessment criteria (DTAC) is a rapid process that can be completed in days.  It will apply to all digital health technologies, from public facing health apps to systems used within hospitals such as electronic patient records....
Researchers conducted a study comparing traditional care with the digital intervention from Joint Academy to find outcome differences for knee osteoarthritis.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:36 pm February 23, 2021
Digitally treating osteoarthritis through clinical, evidence-based programs can be more effective at reducing pain and improving physical function than routine self-managed care, according to research from JAMA Network Open. Researchers from the University of Nottingham conducted a randomized control trial comparing traditional care with the digital intervention from Joint Academy to find...