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By Laura Lovett 12:51 pm December 6, 2019
Digital health has gone global. On both sides of the Atlantic, healthcare stakeholders are evaluating these new tools, while innovators are navigating the pathways to implementation. It’s clear that while the North American markets and the European markets each have their own challenges, the industries also share plenty of universal opportunities and obstacles.  This week at the European...
By Tammy Lovell 09:05 am September 30, 2019
Just 27% of 230 medical device makers surveyed expect to be in full compliance with the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which goes into effect in May next year, a study has found. The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and US tax, audit and advisory firm KPMG surveyed companies internationally, with 91% of participants from the EU and North America. Of those...
By Jonah Comstock 01:13 pm June 27, 2016
The UK’s unexpected referendum vote to leave the EU last week likely won’t take effect for another two years at least, but the potential consequences of the decision are already generating discussions in every industry, and digital health is no exception. Today the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based nonprofit collaborative with a mission to “...
By Brian Dolan 12:53 pm November 4, 2009
Philips has inked a deal with the largest health insurer in the Netherlands, Achmea, for a pilot home healthcare project that could eventually become rolled out across Europe. Philips' goal is to help doctors monitor patients' health remotely but to also equip patients with respiratory diseases with products help them better manage their conditions at home. Philips estimates that the global...
By Brian Dolan 08:00 am October 27, 2009
UK-based Toumaz Technology has commercially launched its Sensium Life Pebble vital sign wireless monitoring device after attaining a CE mark. The monitoring system is now available in the European Union and other countries that have adopted the CE standard for certified medical devices. The Life Pebble includes a single lead ECG, skin thermometer, and an accelerometer, which enables it to track...
By Brian Dolan 06:28 am September 25, 2009
The market for home health monitoring of chronic diseases was worth about $11 billion last year, according to a report from Berg Insight. The analyst firm estimates that the market is growing about 10 percent annually. Berg estimates that some 300 million people in the EU and the US have at least one chronic disease that may benefit from home health monitoring. Of those 300 million people, Berg...
By Brian Dolan 05:06 am June 3, 2009
By Philippa Hobbs, Business Research Executive, Informa Telecoms & Media Innovation in mobile healthcare technology is burgeoning but implementation is hampered by the very industry this technology exists to support. The relationship between healthcare systems and health technology can be tortuous, though mutual benefits to levels of patient care and to the bottom line will, if only slowly,...