Europe/UK news

By By Sophie Porter 01:46 am August 13, 2020
UK-based medtech company MediConnect have announced a new partnership with software specialists Rishabh Software to build a pilot version of their new medical supply chain management platform. The platform will be the first blockchain-based application to manage the supply chain for ordering personal protective equipment (PPE) and medication across multiple health care practices. WHY IT MATTERS...

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By By Sara Mageit 06:49 am August 12, 2020
UK-based UX design and development agency, Sigma, has been selected by health app evaluation and advisor organisation, ORCHA, to improve usability and accessibility of their health apps. ORCHA provides review, accreditation services, reports and advice to developers, detailing what can be done to better meet the needs of health and care providers, including connecting them with specialists in the...

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By By Sara Mageit 05:03 am August 11, 2020
Israel-based speech recognition technology company, Voiceitt, has successfully raised $10 million in a Series A round which closed on 30 June 2020.   Investors included Viking Maccabee Ventures, Microsoft's M12, AMIT Technion, Cahn Capital Corp, Connecticut Innovations and AARP along with Quake Capital, SLJ Family Office, Dreamit Ventures and The Disability Opportunity Fund, bringing total funds...
By By Sara Mageit 09:29 am August 10, 2020
In a user analysis, 81% of patients using the Flow brain stimulation headset and therapy app to treat depression reported feeling better after three weeks. Thirty four per cent of patients reported an improvement in their mood, while 32% of patients reported a reduction in anxiety and 29% reported a reduction in suicidal thoughts. Flow is a drug-free, at-home treatment that has been medically...

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By By Sara Mageit 08:44 am August 7, 2020
UK- based healthcare scale-up, Navenio, has announced that the Royal Cornwall NHS trust has selected its location-based AI platform to support Clinical Imaging Assistants (CIAs) within the radiology portering and service support teams. This move is part of a programme of efficiency improvements within the diagnostic imaging department. WHY IT MATTERS The partnership involves supporting the trust...

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By By Tammy Lovell 04:04 am August 7, 2020
As Wales comes out of lockdown, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has announced the launch of its Welsh and English-speaking virtual agent, which answers common questions about COVID-19 in a caring tone. The solution, called CERi, brings together IBM Watson Assistant, natural language processing capabilities from IBM Research, and state-of-art enterprise artificial intelligence (AI)...
By By Tammy Lovell 12:06 pm August 5, 2020
APEX Ventures has announced it is marketing its second fund and actively seeking digital health startups for investment.  The fund will be headed by partner Dr Gordon Euller, a radiologist who has previously worked at Medical University Vienna (AKH Wein), as well as at McKinsey & Company in London.   APEX Ventures also plans to issue a call, along with the Herman Hauser Investment Group, for...
By By Sara Mageit 08:32 am August 5, 2020
US-based Extreme Networks, a cloud-driven networking company, has announced the Community of Madrid’s Agency for Digital Administration (Madrid Digital) has deployed Extreme wireless networking solutions to connect hospitals, nursing homes, mental health, and occupational therapy centres with their patients within the Madrid region of Spain. WHY IT MATTERS This will help approximately 17,000...

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By By Sara Mageit 06:36 am August 5, 2020
Created by 3t Energy Group, UK-based workforce management and training platform, Transform, is bringing its expterise to the pharmaceuticals sector. Transform links companies and individuals to 3t’s tech-driven immersive learning technologies such as R3, a bite-sized learning app that increases knowledge retention, virtual reality training, and augmented reality learning, 3t’s interactive...

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By By Sara Mageit 06:04 am August 4, 2020
Israel-based remote care automation company, Datos Health, and providers of medication adherence solutions, Vaica Medical, have partnered up to include medication adherence information as part of Datos’ offering of data relating to status of patients’ health and wellbeing. The solution has been first implemented at Sheba Medical Center. WHY IT MATTERS The partnership addresses the lack of...