Dean Koh

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...

Above photo: David Grauer, SVP of Health Catalyst.

By Dean Koh 10:02 pmSeptember 4, 2019
As the former CEO of Intermountain Medical Centre, a 502-bed hospital in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah in the US, as well almost two decades of experience in executive leadership positions at Intermountain Healthcare, David Grauer is well-versed in improving the quality of healthcare while reducing its costs. Now in his role as the SVP of Health Catalyst, a mission-driven data warehousing,...

Credit: Huimei Healthcare

By Dean Koh 05:19 amSeptember 2, 2019
Originally founded in 2015 as a result of joint venture between Mayo Clinic and Hillhouse Capital, China’s Huimei Healthcare announced last week that it had closed $30M in Series C funding, led by Qiming Ventures and WuXi AppTech. The funds will be used by the company to develop its core-product, an AI-based Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) called Dr Mayson, as well as for further product...
By Dean Koh 12:24 amAugust 28, 2019
Singapore-based digital health startup WhiteCoat announced a partnership with Grab, a transportation network company which provides ride-hailing and food delivery services, to enhance its medication delivery services via GrabExpress, the on-demand, door-to-door courier and parcel delivery service. Through the collaboration, patients can conveniently and quickly receive their prescribed medication...

Photo: Fitbit

By Dean Koh 10:39 pmAugust 21, 2019
Fitbit announced yesterday that it will be collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. The HPB is Singapore’s government agency that implements policy and programmes to improve the nation’s health, and a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH). This is Fitbit’s first major integration of...

Above photo: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (left), Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation initiative officiated the launch of Catalyst on August 19, 2019. Credit: Catalyst

By Dean Koh 02:46 amAugust 20, 2019
Singapore-based medtech startup Aardvark Labs and Padang & Co, an innovation catalyst, joined forces to launch Catalyst, a co-working space which aims to creates new partnerships that deliver real health outcomes and meaningful business impact in the healthcare industry. At Catalyst’s official launch on August 19, Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between Aardvark Labs and...

Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh 02:55 amAugust 19, 2019
China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor, officially launched its Private Doctor service last week in China on August 13. On the same day of launch, the company also entered into partnership with 29 companies including China Mobile Internet, BAIC Group, China CITIC Bank, Wyeth Nutrition, China Everbright Bank, Minsheng Life, Pearl River Life and PKU Founder Life. The 29...

Above photo: Cole Sirucek, Co-founder & CEO of DocDoc. Credit: DocDoc

By Dean Koh 02:33 amAugust 7, 2019
DocDoc, a virtual network of physicians and hospitals supporting patients to find quality medical care in Asia, announced that it has raised $13M in its latest institutional capital round. The financing was done on a convertible note and was led by Adamas Finance Asia Limited (ADAM), a London-listed investment company, alongside leading regional family offices, a fund managed by a global...
By Dean Koh 01:06 amAugust 6, 2019
Hot on the heels on being granted a US patent for pain assessment invention last month, Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, has received regulatory approval from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for the use of the PainChek app in the market. PainChek has also entered a two-year license agreement with Singapore-...
By Dean Koh 02:46 amAugust 5, 2019
Hong-Kong headquartered life insurance company Prudential announced that it will partner with telemedicine provider MyDoc to offer consumers access to value-added health services on their mobile phones, including doctor consultations, electronic prescriptions and electronic medical certificates. MyDoc's services will be integrated into Pulse by Prudential, the first app of its kind in the region...