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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:24 amApril 2, 2019
London-based Oxford Medical Simulation has announced that it is partnering with NHS England’s diabetes team to provide training for doctors using virtual reality. Dr Jack Pottle, NHS clinical entrepreneur, medical director and co-founder of OMS, told MobiHealthNews that a pilot overseen by Health Education England Wessex is set to start this week at the Portsmouth and Southampton Hospitals....

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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:23 amApril 1, 2019
Funding for digital health technology projects in the UK. Nine projects have been awarded a share of £9m through the Digital Health Technology Catalyst delivered by UK Research and Innovation. These include a consortium that will seek to develop re-usable open source applications for healthcare, led by open source software integrator OpusVL, and a Glasgow-based project coordinated by Red Star ...
Global digital exemplar
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:23 amMarch 7, 2019
Aiming to improve health and social care services, a new lab named LiverNerds is giving innovators a space to test new digital solutions. It brings together the work of an NHS trust through the flagship global digital exemplar programme and the city’s £3.5m 5G health and social care pilot, and last week, MobiHealthNews went to visit Liverpool’s Life Sciences Accelerator for its launch. The lab, ...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:43 amMarch 6, 2019
Dutch startup joins NHS Innovation Accelerator. Amsterdam-headquartered SkinVision has announced that it has been selected to take part in the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme - run by NHS England and the 15 Academic Health Science Networks - to accelerate the spread and uptake of its innovation across the health service. SkinVision is the only non-UK startup to join this year’s cohort...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:57 amMarch 4, 2019
A&E departments in the UK should introduce AliveCor’s KardiaMobile device into standard care, researchers have said, for patients presenting with heart palpitations or feeling lightheaded, after a study found it was five times more effective than current tests used to diagnose heart rhythm problems. Although often harmless, if patients fully recover before getting to A&E, detecting the...
Novartis
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:11 amMarch 4, 2019
Pharma giant Novartis and O2 innovation arm Wayra UK revealed last week that Virtue, TestCard and ExSeed would join its nine-month Health Hub accelerator programme. “After a rigorous judging day, I believe the innovations these three startups offer will make a significant difference to patients and the NHS,” said Novartis Market Access Director Fiona Bride. “I look forward to supporting them over...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:28 amMarch 4, 2019
Helsinki-based health data science company Kaiku Health, which offers digital patient monitoring and patient-reported outcome services, has announced that is teaming up with Amgen to roll out digital symptom tracking for multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. In collaboration with Turku University Hospital’s hematology unit in Finland, Kaiku Health developed in 2017 an adaptive algorithm...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:04 amMarch 1, 2019
Global Digital Exemplar Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust announced earlier this month that it had launched a digital postnatal discharge system in a new partnership with Lumeon. This week, MobiHealthNews visited the company’s London office to find out more about their work with the NHS trust and plans to scale operations in the US after securing $28m in funding in December...
Sepsis

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By Leontina Postelnicu 12:01 pmFebruary 21, 2019
What happened Researchers at a university in Scotland have developed a test that they say could save thousands of lives by diagnosing sepsis in two and a half minutes, faster than existing methods, according to a new study published in the Biosensors and Bioelectronics journal.  It uses a biosensor device to test for interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the protein biomarkers of sepsis, in the blood. “We...
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:12 amFebruary 18, 2019
Paris-headquartered URGO Group has opened applications for its annual mentorship programme, which aims to support and speed up the growth of a European medtech startup through one year of tailored coaching. The business that will be selected will benefit from support ranging from marketing to clinical trial design or product registration, and URGO Group says they could work together to form “...