Tammy Lovell

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By Tammy Lovell 08:08 amApril 1, 2020
Nordic startup SideKickHealth is working with the COVID-19 response team in Iceland to provide its digital therapeutics platform to people who have been diagnosed with the virus. Its platform allows the remote triaging and managing of large numbers of people in isolation, who self-report on a panel of symptoms and measurements via a smartphone app multiple times a day.  Patients are assessed via...

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By Tammy Lovell 03:59 amApril 1, 2020
London-based FundamentalVR, a digital health company that uses virtual reality (VR) to help train surgeons, today announced the expansion of its educational platform Fundamental Surgery. Its new education modality @HomeVR brings educational simulations, accredited by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, to standalone VR headsets such as Oculus Quest and...
By Tammy Lovell 01:32 amApril 1, 2020
London-based startup Air Doctor, has raised a Series A funding round of $7.8 million from Kamet Ventures – the AXA-backed venture builder – and The Phoenix Insurance Company. This latest round follows Air Doctor’s seed round of $3.1 million in July 2018. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2016, Air Doctor connects travellers who fall sick abroad with local private physicians who are skilled at treating non-...
By Tammy Lovell 07:43 amMarch 26, 2020
Dublin-based digital health firm patientMpower has developed a remote monitoring solution for COVID-19 on behalf of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE). This enables monitoring of otherwise healthy patients with mild to moderate symptoms who are in self-isolation.  The national programme is already operating across several hospitals in Ireland, including the Mater, St James's and Beaumont...

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By Tammy Lovell 05:40 amMarch 25, 2020
Clinical psychologists at medical device firm Flow Neuroscience have offered guidance to support and manage mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Swedish startup says that its brain stimulation headset is a modern drug-free treatment for depression, which does not require health services, such as the NHS.  Clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the British...

In response to the crisis, a variety of digital offerings have sprung up to ensure people can continue exercise while social distancing.

By Tammy Lovell 03:03 amMarch 24, 2020
As efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19, see gyms and sports facilities close throughout Europe, many people can no longer follow their usual exercise routines. To stay fit and healthy, the NHS advises adults to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week or around 20 to 30 minutes a day, but this may be difficult to achieve while homebound. In response to the crisis, a...

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By Tammy Lovell 09:15 amMarch 18, 2020
Israeli blood testing startup Sight Diagnostics has announced a collaboration with Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv to mitigate the risk of contamination by COVID-19. Sight’s OLO blood analyser will provide rapid complete blood count (CBC) results in a dedicated lab to process samples of COVID-19 patients who are being monitored and treated in a separate field hospital.  Prior to deploying OLO...
By Tammy Lovell 04:59 amMarch 18, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 around the world increase, it is not only people’s physical health which is under threat.  Uncertainty, constant news and social isolation can trigger anxiety for many, especially those with pre-existing mental health conditions.   Stephen Buckley, head of information at UK Mind, said the pandemic is “causing people a lot of concern and media coverage might play a role in...
By Tammy Lovell 04:41 amMarch 12, 2020
A report from EIT Health and McKinsey & Company has called for a generation of data literate healthcare professionals to be educated and trained in order to realise the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. Researchers carried out 62 interviews with public and private sector decision-makers and thought leaders across Europe, North America and Asia between...

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By Tammy Lovell 05:06 amMarch 6, 2020
Around 60,000 patients in Yorkshire have been given access to an online triage technology from Finnish-based Klinik Healthcare Solutions.  Haxby Group, a healthcare provider which manages 11 GP surgeries in Hull and York, has become the first in the UK to adopt the Klinik Access online system, which offers patients an online assessment, using an artificial intelligence (AI) powered symptom...