Tammy Lovell

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By Tammy Lovell 04:16 amJuly 3, 2020
UK health tech firm Zesty has launched an online booking solution for acute and community NHS trusts to enable all staff to book COVID-19 antibody tests on their smartphone, laptop or computer in less than 60 seconds. Supported by online training tutorials, how to guides and videos, a JIRA support helpdesk and team training sessions, the solution is currently enabling thousands of NHS staff...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:29 amJune 29, 2020
Nordic digital therapeutics company SidekickHealth is partnering with pharma giant Pfizer to launch a digital therapeutics platform, in a deal thought to be worth more than $8 million. The solution combines scientific expertise and digital technologies, giving patients a tool to help them maintain healthy lifestyles and improve their disease management and quality of life, while providing...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:22 amJune 23, 2020
Israeli healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Agamon has announced a $3 million seed round, led by MMC Ventures, with the participation of InHealth Ventures, Seedcamp, and Bayer G4A. WHAT THEY DO Agamon’s AI software uses a natural language understanding solution to structure clinical texts so that hospital computers can read doctors’ unique language. This transforms medical text into...
By Tammy Lovell 01:15 amJune 15, 2020
Berlin-based healthtech startup, Doctorly, has raised USD $5.6m (€4.9m) in a seed round led by Speedinvest, followed by Target Global, Seedcamp, Force Ventures and UNIQA Ventures.  Also backing Doctorly are Calm/Storm ventures and Plug & Play.  WHAT THEY DO  Doctorly, founded in 2018, is a platform which aims to free doctors of the desk-based operating system (DOS), enabling them to spend...

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By Tammy Lovell 07:25 amJune 10, 2020
Surveillance solutions firm D-Link has announced the launch of a group temperature screening camera which can monitor up to 30 people at a time simultaneously.  The DCS-9500T camera has been designed to be used in busy entrances at public places such as schools, hospitals, airports, hospitals and office buildings. It combines thermal imaging technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to raise...

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By Tammy Lovell 05:43 amJune 10, 2020
London-based digital firm Babylon Health has admitted that a data breach occurred that allowed a patient to access recordings of another patient’s consultation via the GP at Hand app. The app, which has more than 2.3 million UK users, allows members to book medical appointments, access a triage chatbot and have consultations with NHS doctors via smartphone video call.  A Babylon spokesperson says...
By Tammy Lovell 12:21 pmJune 9, 2020
A credit reference database check requirement may exclude disadvantaged groups from ordering the UK government’s coronavirus test online. Under the test and trace system, people with symptoms of the virus are able to apply on the NHS website for an antigen test to be posted their homes. Although the applying for a home testing kit does not require a credit check, the process uses the credit check...

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By Tammy Lovell 12:59 amJune 5, 2020
A free online waiting list estimation tool for NHS patients, has predicted that almost 10 million people could be waiting for NHS services by the end of the year if there is a second peak of the COVID-19 virus. The tool, by UK digital hospital Medbelle, uses publicly available data published by the NHS to estimate waiting lists for elective treatments, based on former NHS capacity.  Users can...

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By Tammy Lovell 10:44 amJune 2, 2020
Israeli medical device company, Hospitech Respiration, has developed a respiratory guard system which reduces ventilation complications in intubated patients and minimises the exposure of clinical teams to contamination.  The AnapnoGuard consists of an automatic control unit (AG100s) and a proprietary multi lumen endotracheal tube, which prevents complications such as hospital acquired pneumonia...
By Tammy Lovell 08:52 amMay 27, 2020
A study found at least 34 ongoing COVID-19 projects from European medtech startups aimed at supporting healthcare professionals. The analysis was carried out by Oxford University data visualisation spin-out Zegami through Google searches and talking to people in the industry.  UK-based companies topped the list, with a total 11 ongoing projects. This includes a project from Zegami which uses X-...