health tech

By Piers Ford 10:11 am April 22, 2020
By the time it has passed, the COVID-19 pandemic will have driven the equivalent of a decade of digital transformation, such is the speed with which the UK health tech sector has responded to demand at every level of research and healthcare delivery. That’s the view of one contributor to a government-led statement acknowledging the sector’s contribution to tackling the coronavirus crisis, issued...
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:08 am March 8, 2020
Nearly 90% of the world’s population holds some bias against women. Yes, that’s both men and women - according to a new study from the UN. And that's not all: around half believe that men make better political leaders, and, most shocking of all, nearly 30% believe it is “justifiable” for a man to beat his partner. These are the type of findings that one would think would not get in 2020 (or ever...
By Dean Koh 04:01 am December 19, 2019
“What we have tracked and seen in the last four years is a very vibrant ecosystem, which was in the past, very e-commerce health focused to nowadays, very sophisticated with AI drug discovery, clinical trials and digital therapeutics etc. In 2018, the total amount of venture capital that was invested in Asia Pacific amounted to about $6.8B. To put in context, in the US it is $8.2B and $2B for...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:10 am November 27, 2019
Espoo, Finland-based Popit, maker of a smart pill tracker, has revealed this month that it is teaming up with Swiss pharma giant Novartis in an initiative aiming to improve patients' adherence to medication. The announcement follows the startup's work with Pfizer to support patients receiving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Last week, at Slush, MobiHealthNews sat down with Popit cofounder and...
By Dean Koh 01:53 am May 14, 2019
Although health tech and digital health startups have much to offer in terms of transforming healthcare, they often face the challenges of overcoming regulatory hurdles, which are especially stringent in healthcare for the safety of patients. In addition, clinicians can often be torn between being in medical practice and being involved in health tech innovation/research, particularly for those in...
By Heather Mack 02:23 pm August 19, 2016
It's been a few months since MobiHealthNews last put together a digital health crowdfunding roundup, so there are several ongoing Indiegogo and Kickstarter projects to peruse. Read on for our latest rundown, which includes a connected CPAP machine, mental health apps, a small breathalyzer, and various other digital health devices and offerings. Shae, which bills itself as “Siri for Your Health,”...
By MHN Staff 02:20 pm March 18, 2016
The big HIMSS 2016 annual conference has come and gone, but if you were worried you may have missed some of the digital health news, trends, or memorable quotes that surfaced at the event, MobiHealthNews has you covered. The roundup below includes all of MobiHealthNews' coverage of HIMSS 2016 along with a few links out to our sister site Healthcare IT News and others reporting from the show. ...