digital health

By Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm September 9, 2020
As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will. Barriers to aging in place can include home maintenance, lack of transportation and mobility, inadequate...
By Laura Lovett 03:30 pm August 20, 2020
Historically, the majority of all venture capitalists have been white and male. Even today, according to the latest Rock Health report, only 12.6% of partners at digital health venture funds are women, and only 14% of digital health startup deals were closed by women in 2019. Maria Velissaris, managing partner of Steel Sky Ventures, is an investor looking to help change this paradigm. She got a...
By Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm August 11, 2020
Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only...
By Sara Mageit 05:09 am July 3, 2020
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health Wild Card programme will bring together 45 participants to find solutions in areas of high unmet need within women’s health and digital therapeutics. The annual hackathon goes online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will run from 1– 10 July. Beginning with two challenges set by EIT Health, the annual Wild Card programme...
By Anthony Pannozzo 04:20 pm June 25, 2020
About the author: Anthony Pannozzo is chief design officer (for North American and Asia) and global healthcare lead at frog, a design consultancy and a company of the Altran Group. Healthcare has often been accused (fairly and unfairly) of being too slow to change or adapt to new technologies and the ideas they inspire. While change is hard for everyone, in a space like healthcare change meets...
By Mallory Hackett 01:42 pm June 17, 2020
Augmedics, a developer of augmented reality surgical image guidance tools, raised $15 million in Series B funding, led by its U.S. staff. In this nearly unheard of money-raising strategy, the company’s employees formed AUG Management LLC, a limited liability company, and raised $4 million. The remainder of the funds came from existing shareholders AO Invest and Terralab Ventures, and undisclosed...
By Mallory Hackett 03:42 pm June 16, 2020
This morning BioIQ, a health-testing and biometric-screening technology company, released its at-home COVID-19, Flu A/Flu B, and 21 Test Respiratory Panel saliva test. The company partnered with P23 labs, which already scored an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA for its at-home saliva COVID-19 test kits. Currently, the test is being targeted towards employees, health plan members,...
By Dave Muoio 02:25 pm April 13, 2020
Consumers are keenly interested in digital and remote health services during the COVID-19 emergency, with roughly four in five respondents in a recent 1,000-person survey saying they would take part in a remote health consultation, and would also prefer a virtual visit prior to an in-person appointment. This new poll, distributed on March 29 by digital customer experience platform Lightico, also...

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By Piers Ford 08:40 am April 3, 2020
The lack of a co-ordinated approach to procurement is hampering the efforts of healthcare tech companies and innovators to meet the growing demand from healthcare delivery organisations for equipment and digitally-enabled remote services across Europe sparked by COVID-19. The European Commission’s widely welcomed adoption of decisions on harmonised standards for medical devices that will enable a...
By Tammy Lovell 01:32 am April 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-...