COVID-19

Navenio, location tech, NHS

Credit: Navenio platform 

By Sara Mageit 09:58 am November 23, 2020
UK healthcare scale-up Navenio, has announced a $1.1 million (€845K) investment from Future Planet Capital to help accelerate healthcare efficiency. Navenio aims to use the funds for its intelligent workforce solution, which helps to mitigate infection and cross-contamination in hospitals. Dubbed 'Uber-for-indoors' for its infrastructure-free indoor location solutions, the platform is the...
A mother and child during a telehealth video visit
By Dave Muoio 01:37 pm November 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many consumers to telehealth for the first time, but their reactions to these virtual care technologies – namely, how willing they are to continue using them and how much they're willing to pay – greatly vary based on how much each generation values convenience over a trusted provider. These are the major takeaways of the Accelerate Health 2020 Consumer...
eConsult, telemedicine, Luxembourg

Credit: G-Core Labs

By Sophie Porter 02:15 am November 19, 2020
International cloud and edge provider G-Core Labs has partnered with Wagner Group to deliver the next generation of eConsult, the telemedicine platform mandated by the Luxembourgish government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The platform, which was built by eSanté Agency, enables patients to have virtual appointments with their doctors, dentists or even midwives, as well as allowing...
The Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit and its packaging
By Dave Muoio 12:29 pm November 18, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test that provides individuals with a result within 30 minutes, in the comfort of their home. As opposed to currently available at-home testing products, which have patients self-collect a nasal swab sample and ship it for processing in a lab, the Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit...
Luscii, home monitoring, remote monitoring

Credit: Luscii home monitoring

By Sara Mageit 11:25 am November 18, 2020
Netherlands-based St. Antonius Hospital, together with e-health company Luscii, has developed home monitoring for hospitalised COVID-19 patients. WHY IT MATTERS COVID-19 patients who have not yet fully recovered, but are stable, may voluntarily take early discharge. Once this happens, they receive home monitoring to ease the transition via a program in the Luscii app, where they are able to ...
Nudge, COVID-19,

Credit: Nudge wristband device 

By Sara Mageit 10:07 am November 16, 2020
UK tech company PIVOT1080 has launched a smart wristband to train people to stop touching their face, a common transmission route for COVID-19. The ‘Nudge’ band uses behavioural science and AI to differentiate between over 1,000 different hand movements and to psychologically 'nudge' the wearer. Using gesture recognition to calculate hand movements, the device vibrates when it identifies the...
coronavirus efforts
By Laura Lovett 03:11 pm November 12, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, hospitals were tasked with quickly finding ways to provide PPE to their workers, connecting doctors to vulnerable patients at home and getting coronavirus testing to the community at large.  This gave rise to new innovations and ways of working, not just in the US, but around the world. MobiHealthNews sat down with Pothik Chatterjee, the executive director of...

Above photo: Suci Arumsari, President Director of Alodokter. 

By Dean Koh 04:50 am November 12, 2020
Indonesia-based healthcare superapp Alodokter announced that it has successfully raised funding from MDI Ventures, a corporate venture capital initiative by Telkom Indonesia. This funding is an extension of the $33 million Series C raised in October 2019 by Alodokter. Former investors such as Sequis, Golden Gate Ventures, Heritas and Hera Capital also joined this extension. The Alodokter platform...
PocDoc, NHS

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By Sophie Porter 01:55 am November 10, 2020
PocDoc, a digital platform that brings together blood testing and integrated health assessments via a smartphone app, has been chosen as one of the 2020-2021 cohort of the DigitalHealth.London accelerator programme. The platform, developed by Vital Signs Solutions, seeks to empower users to manage their own healthcare by enabling smartphone and tablet users to test themselves for a range of...
Bupa, Well.Me, workforce

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By Sophie Porter 01:20 am November 10, 2020
UK-based employee health monitoring service Well.Me has partnered with Bupa to expand employee health tracking in UK workplaces, with a potential roll-out to over two million employees As part of the partnership, the Lincolnshire-based digital tracking and analytics service will install their unique health monitoring stations in selected workplaces of Bupa Health Service’s business customers, as...