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By Mallory Hackett 11:44 am September 14, 2020
Fitbit’s new electrocardiogram app has officially received regulatory clearance in the U.S. and European Union for its latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Sense, to monitor heart rhythm and detect atrial fibrillation. Now that the app has 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE marking, Fitbit Sense users can access the ECG app beginning in October. The company conducted a...
By Rosy Matheson 02:59 pm September 11, 2020
Today at HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital conference speakers from across the EU sat down to explore how clinicians, users and entrepreneurs can be the drivers of radical innovation in health systems during the keynote panel, “Be a Radical Changemaker.” “My idea is that we’ve got to challenge, that we’ve got to disrupt, to make healthcare more affordable, more accessible, more equitable, to...
By Dr. Liz Kwo 12:00 pm September 11, 2020
About the author: Dr. Liz Kwo is currently the staff VP of clinical data analytics at Anthem, and previously cofounded and served as CEO of telemedicine second opinion company InfiniteMD. She received an MD from Harvard Medical, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. COVID-19 has reshaped the way humans interact with technology in...
By Andrew Dudum and Joel White 10:44 am September 11, 2020
About the authors: Andrew Dudum is the CEO and founder of Hims & Hers, a consumer-facing digital health company offering telehealth services. Joel White is executive director of the Health Innovation Alliance, a coalition of health and technology leaders who support policies that use technology and data to make healthcare work better. Outside of these positions, Dudum and White report no...
By Laura Lovett 08:45 am September 11, 2020
The 2020s are seeing a silver surge as populations around the world continue to age. While Japan has the highest percentage of senior citizens in the world, other countries in Europe and North America are quickly catching up. However, an ageing society could mean new potential for health and the economy, according panelist at the 'Silver Health & Economy: New Demographics, New Opportunities'...
By Tammy Lovell 03:16 am September 11, 2020
British startup iAbra has launched a screening device which can deliver COVID-19 test results in 20 seconds. After a successful three-week trial at London’s Heathrow Airport, CEO John Holland-Kaye urged the UK government to fast-track the Virolens system, which he says is quicker and cheaper than the currently used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The technology, which is about to undergo...

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By Sara Mageit 01:39 am September 11, 2020
FUNDING BOOST FOR AI-BASED EPILEPSY MONITORING University spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop an AI-based system for more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). The platform is called BioEp and works by creating mathematical models of the brain using segments of electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings. The...
By Mallory Hackett 03:13 pm September 10, 2020
Ultrasounds are becoming faster and more accurate due to a collaboration between Samsung Medison and Intel that can deliver fetal measurements in approximately 85 milliseconds with over 97% accuracy. Two of Samsung’s existing ultrasound technologies, the BiometryAssist and LaborAssist, now feature Intel’s Core i3 processor, OpenVINO toolkit and OpenCV library, which can provide almost...
By Jonah Comstock 10:54 am September 10, 2020
While some of the more obvious barriers to digital therapeutics adoption in Europe have come crashing down recently, adoption is still hampered by cultural momentum. That was the conclusion of a group of digital therapeutics stakeholders who presented at HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe Digital Event today, in a session moderated by YourCoach Health chairman and COO Eugene Borukhovich. “Once a...
By Laura Lovett 10:52 am September 10, 2020
Historically, women’s health has not been a dinner conversation topic, especially when talking about sexual health and pleasure. However, the panellists at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference argue that it's important to have conversations in order to advance the femtech industry. Today we are seeing the emergence of tools that help women better understand and improve their...