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By Dave Muoio 01:47 pm September 4, 2020
By pulling anonymized, publicly available location data from mobile devices, researchers have found that the U.S. population generally complied with stay-at-home orders issued by state officials this spring. The analysis, published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), is the latest to use personal devices and the data they generate to describe behaviors relevant to public...

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By Tammy Lovell 11:20 am September 4, 2020
As Israel faces a second wave of COVID-19, the Sheba Medical Centre is one of several major hospitals across the country to introduce a new respiratory guard system to prevent ventilator-associated complications in patients. Israeli medical device startup Hospitech Respiration offered the AnapnoGuard system to hospitals in the country, on a free loan-basis in March. The solution was first...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 08:29 am September 4, 2020
Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC) has revealed it has successfully renewed its data certification for 2020, following its achievement of obtaining its “highest-ever” audit score. The centre scored 98.7% during its virtual audit by JAWDA, the healthcare quality index developed by the Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi. A joint venture between the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company PJSC and...
By Tammy Lovell 07:23 am September 4, 2020
When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion from spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and 44,000 outpatient visits each...
By Dave Muoio 02:08 pm September 3, 2020
New data published in JAMA Cardiology suggests that the Apple Watch's ECG tool could not only be used to record multi-lead ECG, but also to spot ST-segment changes among patients with acute coronary syndromes. The independent study was conducted by researchers from Italy's Magna Graecia University, and enrolled 100 participants who had myocardial infarction or were healthy. And although taking...
By Mallory Hackett 12:20 pm September 3, 2020
The pediatrics care delivery space has long been operating with a gap in innovative health solutions. This week, the KidsX Accelerator program launched with the goal of deploying more digital health technologies in pediatric hospitals across the country to address that gap. “In talking to different leaders of innovation in pediatrics, it was pretty obvious that there’s a ton of need for...
By Sara Mageit 01:48 am September 3, 2020
UK-based data capture software company, uMotif, has raised £5 million in a Series A investment round led by existing investor AlbionVC. The funding will accelerate uMotif’s growth and enable further development of its patient-centric and decentralised approach to clinical studies and enable expansion into new study types and more high-demand territories. WHY IT MATTERS Life sciences companies...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pm September 2, 2020
A new study jointly conducted by digital chronic care management tool Omada and Evidation Health found that patients using Omada’s diabetes management program reduced their A1c level and average of 0.8 over the course of the clinical research.  The study included a total of 195 participants with Type 2 diabetes who had an average baseline A1c of 8.93%. Researchers reported that those participants...
By Sara Mageit 05:18 am September 2, 2020
Forty-one startups have been selected to participate in the H+ Digital Health Innovation Programme which starts on 16 September 2020. The programme is jointly organised by the InsurTech Hub Munich and the dmac/Digital Health Hub Nuremberg/Erlangen. During the "Business Development Weeks" the main focus will be on establishing business relationships and developing their own business model. There...
By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm September 1, 2020
Apple and Google are refining their COVID-19 contact tracing framework to fast-track enrollment and, for Apple device owners, completely forego the need to download a separate app, representatives of the companies announced today. Launched today on iPhones with the iOS 13.7 update, "Exposure Notifications Express" sends device owners in participating states a push notification with the option to...