Provider

By  Dave Muoio 01:32 pm February 17, 2021
App-based primary care provider 98point6 today announced a new integrated behavioral health offering for its employer, health plan and health system clientele. Founded in 2015, the company's app-based platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to conduct a text-based conversation with users, allowing it to build up a patient profile before matching them to a clinician for virtual...
Helsinki, MyData
By  Sara Mageit 04:43 am February 17, 2021
The GAIA-X initiative has designed a technical architecture that ensures trustworthy data exchange in Europe and forms the basis for a comprehensive data ecosystem. With 300 organisations from various countries involved, the project has gained support from German and French governments, and has links to the European Commission. Science institutions and representatives of the Federal Government...
Robotics, Klinikum Chemnitz, laparoscopic surgery

Credit: CMR Surgical

By  Sophie Porter 01:55 am February 17, 2021
Cambridge-based medical device company CMR Surgical (CMR) are celebrating an important landmark as their Versius Surgical Robotic System is brought to the German healthcare market. The tool, which provides top quality technological assistance to surgeons and medical teams in minimal access surgery (MAS), has been adopted by Saxony hospital Klinikum Chemnitz, where it will be used to perform...
By  Dave Muoio 01:56 pm February 16, 2021
SNP chips, a type of DNA microarray frequently employed by consumer genomics companies, are "extremely unreliable" when identifying clinically-relevant variants that are rare among the general population, according to a retrospective study recently published in The BMJ. The investigation, conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, reviewed sequencing data from nearly 50,000...
Community by Current Health is now enrolling participants in a COVID-19 study that uses its FDA-cleared remote monitoring system.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:41 am February 16, 2021
Current Health, a remote patient monitoring platform, has launched Community, its latest initiative to build diverse longitudinal datasets for decentralized clinical trials. Using its FDA-cleared remote monitoring system, Current Health collects hospital-level data such as respiratory rate, heart rate, temperature, oxygen saturation and movement without asking the patient to leave home. The...
COVID-19 vaccination
By  Sara Mageit 10:16 am February 16, 2021
French medication intelligence company Synapse Medicine has rolled-out its Medication Shield technology in collaboration with the regional pharmacovigilance centers (CRPVs) and the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM). The technology claims to increase the safety of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in France by managing the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) signals...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:59 pm February 15, 2021
SPAC rumors pan out. Just a few weeks after rumors spread of Sharecare's upcoming merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the patient-engagement and benefits-navigation platform made it official with an announcement on Friday. Sharecare will be merging with Falcon Capital Acquisition and listing on NASDAQ. The deal is set to be funded through $345 million in cash in trust from...
The back-to-work tool builds upon Masimo’s SafetyNet remote monitoring system that was developed to help hospitals care for patients in non-traditional settings.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:45 am February 15, 2021
Medical device maker Masimo is the latest company to develop a solution to help businesses, schools and other organizations reopen. Today, it announced the release of SafetyNet-OPEN, a web and mobile app solution that can screen, trace and manage users as they return to work. The back-to-work tool builds upon Masimo's SafetyNet remote monitoring system that was developed at the beginning of the...
HealthwareGroup

Credit: Pascale Hospital / Healthware Group

By  Sara Mageit 09:40 am February 12, 2021
SELF-MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR IBD PATIENTS Social purpose company, Ampersand Health has announced its partnership with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust to roll out the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) platform My IBD Care. The initiative supports patients living with Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis and facilitates remote monitoring and communications between these patients and...
Providers talking
By  Laura Lovett 03:24 pm February 11, 2021
It’s no secret that for caregivers the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how they work and communicate. Now health systems and plans are reflecting on the lessons learned that boosted staff connectedness. Nicole Cable, chief experience officer at InnovaCare Health, explained that her organization took a program originally designed for members in order to reduce isolation for seniors, and not only put...