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Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg
By  MobiHealthNews 12:22 pm February 5, 2021
Omada CEO Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg, former COO at Propeller Health, join host Jonah Comstock to talk about virtual care, remote chronic condition management and just what healthcare will look like into the next decade. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play!   Talking points:   What is virtual care? Virtual care in a post-COVID telehealth landscape...
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Google’s $2 billion acquisition of Fitbit last month has been met with concern from privacy advocates worried about how the tech giant will use personal fitness data. This reaction prompted the tech giant to clarify that the acquisition is "about devices, not data." The deal has brought to light a larger issue that we all seem to gloss over: Every day, millions of people publicly share seemingly...
By  Dr. Liz Kwo 10:24 am February 5, 2021
Maternal and child health are critical for digital solutions that positively impact pregnancy outcomes. As early as 2016, this category of app saw approximately 200 million downloads as the broader consumer marketplace looked to smartphone trackers for fertility and maternity education. While the COVID-19 pandemic has added an additional reason to have care online that avoids an in-person...
Emirates, TrustOne, Covid

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By  Ahmed El Sherif 08:26 am February 5, 2021
As Dubai tightens restrictions ​following a surge in cases of COVID-19​, its largest airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates is introducing new measures to facilitate international travel. Earlier this week, Emirates ​announced it has partnered​ with ​GE Digital Aviation Software​ and ​TE FOOD​ to trial ​TrustOne​, a smartphone app that automates medical screenings of a company’s...
Lobby with seated person and the sign "Clover Health welcomes you" on the wall
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm February 4, 2021
Short seller calls out Clover Health. Hindenburg Research, a short seller that describes itself as a specialist in forensic financial research, published a report criticizing Clover Health's business and alleging that the Medicare Advantage insurtech company has not disclosed active investigations by the Department of Justice. Hindenburg – which said that it does not have positions for or against...
Two Buoy app smartphone example screens
By  Laura Lovett 01:58 pm February 4, 2021
Buoy Health, a Boston-based company best known for its AI triage chatbot, is turning to the vaccine distribution space with the rollout of a new tool that helps employers gauge their workforce’s interest in the COVID-19 vaccine and design educational strategies around inoculation. Employers will be able to tap into the new tool and reporting dashboard via Buoy’s Back With Care and digital...
Livi, NHS, vaccine

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By  Tammy Lovell 11:55 am February 4, 2021
Swedish digital health firm Livi has sent 25 million vaccination text messages to NHS patients since the UK programme rolled-out in December. The company, a branch of Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider KRY, is supporting the NHS response to the pandemic through its MJog platform. Vaccination messages include vaccination eligibility, warning people not to phone to ask for a vaccination,...
Royal Philips, Medical Tablet

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By  Sara Mageit 05:21 am February 4, 2021
Global health technology company, Royal Philips has launched the Philips Medical Tablet, a portable monitoring kit designed to help clinicians remotely monitor larger patient populations during emergency healthcare situations, like the COVID-19 pandemic. HOW IT WORKS   The Medical Tablet integrates with Philips IntelliVue XDS software to enable remote access of patient monitoring information,...
Telemedico, Flashpoint VC, remote health
By  Sophie Porter 03:21 am February 4, 2021
Polish telemedicine company Telemedico has closed a Series A funding round of €5.5 million to expand the functionalities of its SaaS platform. The platform offers services including chat, video and telephone consultations with a doctor, AI-powered triaging, medical data storage and an online booking system for in-person appointments and blood tests. The funding was led by Flashpoint Venture...
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By  Dave Muoio 02:59 pm February 3, 2021
Highmark, a Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated health insurer, will expand access to Freespira's digital therapeutic for PTSD, panic disorder, panic attacks and other panic symptoms. In addition to bringing the treatment to members living in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia, the agreement will also provide remote coaching on how to use Freespira to those not already receiving support from...