Dean Koh

Above photo: Julian Andriesz, Founder and CEO of Verita Healthcare Group.

By Dean Koh 07:08 amOctober 10, 2019
Singapore-founded Verita Healthcare Group, an integrated provider of preventative, personalised healthcare announced that it has strategically invested in three digital healthcare businesses, spanning Asia and Europe, as part of its international expansion and consolidation strategy. Verita Healthcare Group was founded in 2015 and has offices in Asia, Europe and the USA. The three digital health...

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By Dean Koh 03:00 amOctober 2, 2019
After their recent collaboration with Grab in August to ensure that medication is delivered within 90 minutes once the teleconsultation session is complete, Singapore-based digital health startup WhiteCoat announced earlier this week that they are partnering with Homage, an on-demand home caregiving services platform to launch a pilot telehealth programme that complements home-based care. WHAT’S...

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By Dean Koh 01:11 amSeptember 30, 2019
Fitbit and Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync announced last week that Fitbit health, sleep and fitness data can now be integrated with the Health2Sync app to support Health2Sync’s 360,000 users in Taiwan and Japan to better manage their diabetes. The voluntary integration of Fitbit data with the Health2Sync platform gives users who have a Fitbit account access to an in-app...

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By Dean Koh 12:15 amSeptember 26, 2019
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a lab-on-a-chip system that can identify the health aspects of a person’s immune system from a drop of their blood, within minutes. The new chip was designed and built by Assistant Professor Hou Han Wei and Assistant Professor Holden Li from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Their...
By Dean Koh 04:17 amSeptember 25, 2019
Shanghai-based CareVoice, a digital health startup targeting the insurance market, which announced an eight-figure Series A raise totaling roughly $10M at the end of August, today announced the launch of CareVoiceOS in mainland China and Hong Kong, a healthcare operating system that allows insurers to deliver health plans which are more tailored, efficient and compelling to their customers. WHAT’...

Above photo: (L to R) Deng Shijun, Secretary General of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, and Wu Peng, General Manager of Ping An Good Doctor at the signing ceremony. Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh 12:11 amSeptember 18, 2019
Earlier this week, Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, partnering with the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to build an Internet Healthcare platform in Guangxi. Guangxi is an autonomous region of the People's...

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By Dean Koh 02:23 amSeptember 17, 2019
AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, yesterday announced in Singapore a new initiative designed to help combat sleep deprivation – a critical health issue in Asia. The initiative has a hashtag called #OneMoreHour, aims to raise awareness about the health benefits associated with getting sufficient sleep. As part of the initiative, AIA has also introduced updates to its...
By Dean Koh 03:07 amSeptember 13, 2019
Pennsylvania-based Signant Health (formerly CRF Health and Bracket), which provides a suite of electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA), eConsent and patient engagement solutions, announced that it will provide electronic informed consent for a significant neuroscience study by the Shanghai Mental Health Centre (SMHC). SMHC is an affiliate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading...

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By Dean Koh 02:43 amSeptember 10, 2019
Singapore-based telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere today signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Bao Minh Insurance, one of the largest insurance groups in Vietnam, to bring online healthcare services to Bao Minh's customers throughout Vietnam. The agreement will bring a suite of online and offline healthcare services, including doctor video-consultation and medication delivery, online...

Above photo: Louis Lye, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Fitbit. Credit: Fitbit

By Dean Koh 12:00 amSeptember 6, 2019
At the sidelines of the launch of the Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Aria Air in Singapore yesterday, Louis Lye, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Fitbit, shared its sleep insights on Singaporeans, who have an average nightly sleep of 7 hours 5 minutes are the third most sleep deprived after Japanese and Indians (who get an average sleep of 6 hours 47 minutes and 7 hours 1 minute respectively). Based...