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Credit: Ieso Digital Health

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:57 amOctober 16, 2019
The digital therapeutics field has attracted the interest of major players in the healthcare industry lately, from big pharma to the NHS. But there is debate among stakeholders around issues including reimbursement, regulation and business models that work. The space, however, continues to grow, and Cambridge-headquartered Ieso Digital Health unveiled earlier this year plans to build an...

Credit: Bayer AG

By Leontina Postelnicu 08:14 amOctober 14, 2019
German pharma giant Bayer has announced this month that it will be working with 11 additional startups to accelerate the development of digital products improving patients’ health through its G4A Digital Health Partnerships programme. The startups, which look at oncology, cardiovascular diseases and others, were selected from over 750 applications spanning 65 countries based on the development...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:04 amOctober 7, 2019
Juliet Bauer has been appointed managing director of digital GP provider LIVI in the UK, after joining the startup earlier this year from NHS England as VP of product. Bauer, who was the first chief digital officer for NHS England, will replace Luke Buhl-Nielsen, who will be taking on a new role as VP for business development & operations for the global LIVI (known as KRY in the Nordic...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:47 amOctober 7, 2019
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are launching today a platform that people experiencing signs of poor mental health will be able to use in order to build a personalised action plan and improve their wellbeing. Called Every Mind Matters, the resource, which has received the endorsement of the Royal College of General Practitioners, will offer support in tackling anxiety and stress and...

Former health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy spoke at the launch event yesterday (25 September)

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:51 amSeptember 26, 2019
From the earliest form of A&E to the creation of the first HIV clinic in the UK and the launch of an Acute Diagnostic Oncology Clinic, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust boasts a rich history of innovation. The Westminster Hospital - which became Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1993 - was the first in the world to be established as a charitable foundation, founded in...

Kheiron founders Dr Peter Kecskemethy and Tobias Rijken (left to right)

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:16 amSeptember 25, 2019
Kheiron Medical Technologies, a startup that aims to help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier by using deep learning, has announced this week the closing of a $22m Series A round led by London-headquartered VC firm Atomico. Connect Ventures, Greycroft, Hoxton Ventures and EXOR Seeds, existing backers, also participated. WHAT THEY DO The startup was founded in 2016 by Peter Kecskemethy and...
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:00 amSeptember 20, 2019
London and San Francisco-based digital therapeutics company Big Health has tapped Sir Bruce Keogh, former medical director for NHS England, to join its Advisory Board in an effort to expand access to their products.  Sir Bruce stepped down after 10 years in the national role at the end of 2017 and took up a new position as chair of the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust....
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:45 amSeptember 19, 2019
When it comes to health apps, concerns around data transparency and privacy or the lack of scientific evidence or peer-reviewed studies to back up their use have long plagued the digital health world. Only last week, period tracking platforms came under fire after a report from UK-based research group Privacy International found that some apps were sharing users’ personal information with...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:53 amSeptember 12, 2019
Fifteen startups providing solutions to help people with dementia or frailty and to improve the delivery of primary care and outpatient services, as well as prevention and public health, have been selected to take part in a new accelerator supported by the NHS and tech and pharma companies. Launched by Up Ventures, MediaCityUK, Health Innovation Manchester, the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust...