Australia

By Sara Mageit 08:24 am June 30, 2020
Brisbane-based digital health company, ResApp Health has announced the launch of SleepCheck, a mobile medical device software application that analyses a user’s breathing and snoring sounds during sleep and provides an assessment of their risk of sleep apnoea. The app uses the smartphone’s built-in microphone to record the user’s breathing and snoring sounds while they sleep. SleepCheck’s...
By Mallory Hackett 02:10 pm June 17, 2020
New research out of Australia published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicates that individuals living during the coronavirus pandemic had significantly worse mental health outcomes than their peers measured before the pandemic. The study used an online mental health-measurement platform to compare the mental health of people before and during the pandemic. Researchers also looked...
By Dean Koh 01:40 am April 28, 2020
According to a recent statement by Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt, the newly launched COVIDSafe contact tracing app in the country has seen more than 2 million downloads, just over 24 hours since the app was available for registration on 26 April. The COVIDSafe resource website explains that the smartphone-based app helps state and territory health officials to quickly contact people who...
By Dean Koh 10:33 pm February 23, 2020
Brisbane, Australia-based public company ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, announced last week that it has received firm commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors to raise $5 million. The funds raised will be used to accelerate European commercialization and for general working capital. The placement received strong...

Above photo: (From left) Prospection Founders Eric Chung, Peter Cronin and Ricky Chen. Credit: Prospection

By Dean Koh 12:09 am February 13, 2020
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures, the company announced earlier this week. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s healthcare analytics platforms into new therapy areas, grow its artificial intelligence capabilities, and expand into...

Above image: A screenshot of the PainChek pain assessment app.

By Dean Koh 10:31 pm February 9, 2020
According to a paper titled Pain Management in the Elderly Population: A Review published in The Ochsner Journal in 2010, pain may be underreported because some elderly patients incorrectly believe that pain is a normal process of aging. In addition, caregivers and relatives are often the most reliable source of information. However, assessing pain levels is usually not straightforward – it can...

Above photo: ANDHealth delegates at the HLTH Conference. Credit: ANDHealth

By Dean Koh 10:28 pm October 29, 2019
ANDHealth, an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting digital health companies in their commercialisation journey, recently announced the two-year commercial growth outcomes of its first 10 ANDHealth+ cohort companies at the Global HLTH Conference in Las Vegas, USA. According to its official release, ANDHealth has onboarded 10 companies since 2017, raising A$24 million in new capital,...
By Dean Koh 03:22 am October 17, 2019
Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market. Ward MM is an Australian provider of medication review and quality use of medicines...

Credit: ANDHealth

By Dean Koh 11:03 pm July 10, 2019
ANDHealth, an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting digital health companies in their commercialisation journey, has partnered with a consortium of leading medical research institutes and universities in Western Australia (WA), led by the Telethon Kids Institute, as part of the State’s first Digital Health Accelerator Program. Under the new partnership, ANDHealth will deliver its BRIGHT...
By Dean Koh 05:31 am July 9, 2019
Digital health engagement platform dacadoo and Sydney-based digital health company Sleepfit have partnered to integrate sleep goals designed by Sleepfit on dacadoo. Sleepfit fuses technology with evidence based medical expertise to improve the health and well-being of its users. Sleepfit screens, educates and triages people with sleep issues and disorders into personalised pathways to improve...