The Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution promises to increase the “availability and equitable access” of vaccines while assisting governments in the distribution process.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:00 pm February 3, 2021
Google Cloud has joined the growing list of tech companies creating tools to support the national COVID-19 vaccination effort with the launch of its Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution. The tool is designed to help regional and local governments vaccinate their populations by supplying them with a central location to share vaccine information, schedule inoculation appointments, track vaccine...
Medica, Infermedica

Credit: Medis / Infermedica 

By  Sara Mageit 05:11 am February 3, 2021
Portuguese health insurer, Médis, and AI-triage company, Infermedica have established a partnership which has resulted in the recent implementation of Infermedica's Call Centre Triage tool in Médis' Clinical Contact Centre. Part of the insurance holding group, Grupo Ageas Portugal, Médis was motivated by its aim to find a more modern solution to the primary issues of its current triage system by ...
The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test was the first rapid self-test authorized by the FDA for the detection of COVID-19 in individuals with or without symptoms.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:47 am February 2, 2021
The Biden administration has cut a deal with Australian digital diagnostics company Ellume to increase the availability of its at-home rapid response COVID-19 test kit in the U.S. The Department of Defense, with the Department of Health and Human Services, will pay $231.8 million for Ellume to deliver 8.5 million tests across the U.S. in accordance with the National Strategy for the COVID-19...
A product image of the Onduo app
By  Dave Muoio 09:00 am February 2, 2021
Onduo Health, the virtual diabetes coaching program backed by Verily (and to a lesser extent Sanofi), announced this morning that it is expanding its platform beyond Type 2 diabetes to include several other conditions frequent among its populations. Multi-condition services focused on hypertension, pre-diabetes, weight loss and mental wellbeing – as well as underlying coaching support for dieting...
Children's Mental Health Week
By  Sara Mageit 08:13 am February 2, 2021
A video of a toddler born in the year 2020 pressing inanimate objects in the hope of dispensing hand sanitizer recently went viral. Although bizarre, this is emblematic of the current hyper-precautionary health climate that Generation Alpha will be growing up in. The WHO's hygiene campaign, 'Save Lives: Clean your Hands' to reduce COVID-19 infections has galvanised even the youngest in our...
The company hopes that its more descriptive reports will distinguish the personal ECG offering from others limited to atrial fibrillation detection alone.
By  Dave Muoio 01:50 pm February 1, 2021
AliveCor has updated the capabilities of its mobile ECG devices to identify three additional types of heart conditions, the company announced today. Sinus rhythm with supraventricular ectopy (SVE), sinus rhythm with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and sinus rhythm with wide QRS are now all on the table of AliveCor's KardiaMobile line of ECG devices, which already detected atrial...
Also: Fern Health gets a new CEO, SonderMind grows executive leadership team by two and Twentyeight Health names new hires.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:43 pm February 1, 2021
Maven, a virtual clinic for women’s and family health, has announced the four physicians who will make up its Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Mary E. D’Alton, Dr. Brian Levine, Dr. Laura Riley and Dr. Neel Shah. The board will work with the Maven leadership team to grow and improve the platform’s clinical programming across fertility, maternity, and parenting and pediatrics. Maven’s Scientific...
Wild Card, EIT

Credit: Wild Card programme winners

By  Sara Mageit 09:50 am February 1, 2021
EU-backed health innovators, EIT Health today announced their support for two innovator teams following their 2020 Wild Card programme, selecting Spain-based MiMARK and German-based Orbit Health. The two teams will be supported by EIT Health, which is backed by the EU as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, for over two years with up to €1.5 million each. In addition to...
Push Doctor, Well Pharmacy

Credit: Push Doctor

By  Sara Mageit 06:09 am February 1, 2021
UK video-consultation platform, Push doctor has partnered with independent UK pharmacy chain, Well Pharmacy to launch a pharmacy-based digital service. The pilot, initially run at a single GP practice for four weeks, has now been extended to a further three GP practices across Plymouth Sound primary care network and is currently available to over 50,000 patients living in the local area. If the...