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Credit: Kaiku Health

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:28 am March 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 am March 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

Source: University of Strathclyde

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:01 pm February 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 am February 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 “...
digital health insurance

Source: Alan

By Leontina Postelnicu 08:18 am February 18, 2019
Paris-based digital health insurance provider Alan - founded in 2016 - has raised €40m in a Series B funding round led by Index Ventures and partners of DST Global.  Alan, the first licensed health insurance company in France in more than 30 years, plans to use the new money to grow its user base in France, with a focus on SMEs and freelancers, and expand its team to 175 employees by the end of...
Helsinki health and wellbeing programme
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:02 am February 15, 2019
Business Finland is setting up a four-year programme to support the country’s companies and research organisations create novel services for health and wellbeing and expand internationally, offering a total of €80m-€100m in funding for research, development and innovation projects. It is the agency’s second initiative in this space, following a programme that aims to create new opportunities for...
Doctor using technology
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:01 am February 14, 2019
New research published in the BMJ this week has shown that access to online decision support and feedback for UK GPs led to a decrease in the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory illness by 12 percent. A team from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s College London carried out the year-long trial, funded by National Institute for Health...
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:57 am February 11, 2019
NHS Digital is launching a pilot to build the process that will enable partner services to connect to NHS login, providing a single way for patients in England to verify their identity and then use the login to access digital health and care services. Patients will need to set up the NHS login - username and password - by using an email address and a mobile phone, according to NHS Digital, and...
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:36 pm February 8, 2019
Instagram vows to remove self-harm content amid public outcry in the UK. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said in an interview with the BBC this week that graphic self-harm images would be removed from the social network, after the family of a teenager that took her own life found distressing material about suicide and self-harm when looking into her Instagram account. “That’s gonna take some time,...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:20 am February 6, 2019
Edinburgh-headquartered Current Health, formerly known as snap40, has received FDA Class II clearance for its remote patient monitoring solution, the Scottish start-up announced today. Current's AI-enabled wearable monitors vital signs with “ICU-level accuracy”, according to the start-up, and proprietary algorithms analyse data to offer insights into a patient’s health, alerting staff in case...