innovation

By Leontina Postelnicu May 9, 2019
Health tech startup Closed Loop Medicine has raised £2.1m in a pre-Series A funding round from Longwall Venture Partners, IQ Capital and Martlet, it was announced this morning. The Cambridge startup, which describes itself as a "new breed of therapeutics company", says its approach is based on using data and insights about how patients are responding to treatments to tailor drug and non-drug...

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By Leontina Postelnicu April 22, 2019
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in England is expanding an initiative to use robot technology for improving administration of medicines after a trial started on the Pendleton Suite before the end of last year indicated it could free up time for staff. The project centres around the PillTime dispensary that features a robot and an optical checker, installed in the pharmacy department. It uses...

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By Leontina Postelnicu April 17, 2019
Innovators in the UK will be able to apply later this month for a share of £1.5m in funding through a competition that will be run by Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences to help SMEs build an evidence base for their medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies. The aim is to support developers in their efforts to get their products commissioned within the health service. How it...

Sam Shah speaks on stage at MEDinIsrael in Tel Aviv earlier this month. Photo by Roy Habani.

By Jonah Comstock April 11, 2019
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has set its sights on digital innovation, announcing a digital-focused long-term plan in January of this year as well as rolling out a nationwide app. But that doesn’t mean innovation in the NHS is easy. At MEDinIsrael in Tel Aviv earlier this month, NHS Director of Digital Development Sam Shah laid out several barriers to innovation the system faces. “Our...

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By Jonah Comstock April 4, 2019
Hospitals all over the world hope that investment in innovation will ultimately lead to cost savings. But for Israel’s hospitals, that can't be an abstract hope, two hospital leaders told MobiHealthNews on a recent visit to the country. Instead, self-sustaining innovation is a concrete and immediate need for the hospitals’ bottom lines. “Budget-wise, we have half a billion dollars per year,” Dr....

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By Jack Kaufman March 22, 2019
About the Author: Jack is a marketing and community associate at Dreamit, where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating health tech startups and creating opportunities for Dreamit to engage with the startup ecosystem in New York City and beyond. Before joining Dreamit, Jack worked as an associate at Bombas, a mission-driven, high-end apparel startup. He graduated cum laude from Haverford College...
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By Bradley Merrill Thompson March 8, 2019
About the Author: Bradley Merrill Thompson is a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial issues. The opinions in this piece are Thompson's and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS. As a pro bono project, together...
By Laura Lovett February 13, 2019
Innovation is one of those buzzwords that float around conference halls and boardrooms. But startup competitions are one place where the lay person can get a peek into new technologies as they emerge. Now in its thirteenth year running, the HIMSS Pitch Competition featured seven startups described as “Series A ready.” This year, the contestants ranged from a digital health company focused on...
By Laura Lovett February 11, 2019
When it comes to innovation, healthcare players can’t wait around to see how it it going to play out. “You are either being disrupted or a disruptor — sometimes you are both,” Neil Patel, president of Healthbox and EVP at HIMSS, said this morning at the Innovation Symposium. That’s why it’s important to always be looking ahead and thinking about trends, he said. Giving Blockbuster as the...
By Jonah Comstock February 11, 2019
Before we can solve the problems of patient engagement, we have to make sure we’re not the ones creating them. That was one takeaway of Geisinger CIO Karen Murphy’s remarks at the HIMSS Patient Engagement and Experience Summit in Orlando this morning. “We’re trying to innovate because […] patient engagement and patient experience is truly not ideal,” she said. “We have the system arranged so that...