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By Tammy Lovell 12:59 am June 5, 2020
A free online waiting list estimation tool for NHS patients, has predicted that almost 10 million people could be waiting for NHS services by the end of the year if there is a second peak of the COVID-19 virus. The tool, by UK digital hospital Medbelle, uses publicly available data published by the NHS to estimate waiting lists for elective treatments, based on former NHS capacity.  Users can...
By Dave Muoio 02:52 pm June 4, 2020
This morning real-world behavioral data analysis company Evidation Health announced a research initiative that will analyze behavior and symptom data to develop an early warning algorithm for COVID-19. Funded by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort will work with 4YouandMe – a nonprofit that helps individuals...

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By Rachel McArthur 01:35 am June 4, 2020
The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s leading manufacturer of hygienic products has released promising results that its medical masks can protect against pathogens, including the coronavirus causing COVID-19. Now, its Swiss technology partner is hoping to expand on its distribution, with a focus to launch in the US. In collaboration with the University of Arizona, Fine Hygienic...
By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm June 3, 2020
WellDoc's BlueStar chronic disease-management tool has picked up another 510(k) FDA clearance that will allow it to support adult Type 2 diabetes patients using long-acting basal insulin. The feature was announced by WellDoc this morning, but cleared by the agency in April, according to a listing on its website. The new capability takes the form of a new program within the prescription BlueStar...
By Dave Muoio 01:25 pm June 3, 2020
Medical-training video game-maker Level Ex has added new levels to two of its mobile games that are designed to help providers practice for challenged COVID-19 patient scenarios. The new additions are available as a free update to the company's Airway Ex and Pulm Ex games, and were developed using support from a Johnson & Johnson Institute educational grant. To build them, the company said...
By Dave Muoio 02:04 pm June 2, 2020
A large portion of COVID-19 apps available in the Google Play Store ask users for advanced access permissions, but very few indicate to users that collected data will be made anonymous and secured, according to an analysis of 50 such apps published recently in Nature Medicine. The investigation – conducted by two researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Illinois...
By Laura Lovett 01:41 pm June 2, 2020
Braingaze, a digital therapeutic company out of Barcelona, Spain, is preparing to launch its ADHD therapy app on Android, iOS and Windows tablets.  The company isn’t new exactly, it was founded in 2013 and is a University of Barcelona spin-out. The Spanish startup has designed a video-game like ADHD therapy tool dubbed BGaze Bird, which includes a selfie camera that lets a clinician oversee the...

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By Tammy Lovell 10:44 am June 2, 2020
Israeli medical device company, Hospitech Respiration, has developed a respiratory guard system which reduces ventilation complications in intubated patients and minimises the exposure of clinical teams to contamination.  The AnapnoGuard consists of an automatic control unit (AG100s) and a proprietary multi lumen endotracheal tube, which prevents complications such as hospital acquired pneumonia...

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By Sophie Porter 01:40 am June 2, 2020
Oxford-based location technology scale-up Navenio have been awarded around £50,000 in funding from the Fast Start funding scheme run by Innovate UK and the UK government, the maximum amount available to an individual business. The Fast Start competition was set up by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to promote and foster UK technology and research innovations to...
By Dave Muoio 02:34 pm June 1, 2020
With more patients and providers being exposed to telehealth and virtual care, a report published Friday by McKinsey predicts that as much as $250 billion of current U.S. healthcare spending could theoretically be virtualized. The key change has been the often-publicized surge of telehealth adoption accompanying the COVID-19 public health emergency. Citing a handful of recent consumer and...