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...
April 1, 2020
London-based FundamentalVR, a digital health company that uses virtual reality (VR) to help train surgeons, today announced the expansion of its educational platform Fundamental Surgery.
Its new education modality @HomeVR brings educational simulations, accredited by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, to standalone VR headsets such as Oculus Quest and...
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March 30, 2020
LIVI, the UK branch of Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider KRY, has launched a free web-based platform that will enable healthcare professionals to connect with patients via video consultations.
LIVI Connect - which operates as Care Connect by KRY elsewhere in Europe - is available to all practicing medical professionals free of charge, regardless of whether they already have a LIVI...
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February 13, 2020
Digital health has gone from an obscure term in the health tech world to buzz words on the lips of every hospital CEO in America. Today startups, hospitals and other stakeholders are working on systems to implement these evolving technologies in practice.
“Obviously we’ve come a long way in digital health over the last decade or so,” Santosh Mohan, managing director of Brigham and Women’s iHub,...
January 28, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here.
About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD, is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation-program design and optimization consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma, payers and providers. Her previous positions include the first chief innovation officer at Boston...
January 23, 2020
Patients at Southmead Hospital in England could soon see robots help them recover after surgery in a new partnership between the North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
The organisations have announced that they will be working together to explore the potential of healthcare technologies in further improving patient outcomes and hospital experience.
NBT said socially...
January 13, 2020
Biological engineers at the University of Bath have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) using a smartphone camera.
The process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes.
It works by passing a urine sample over a plastic strip, containing an immobilising antibody able to recognise E. coli...
January 8, 2020
Blockchain-powered software that ensures drugs’ traceability, a diagnostic tool to identify microbes in the blood and a device to prevent cardiac arrest in heart disease patients are among the winning European projects of a competition for young innovators.
The annual Innovators Under 35 Europe list created by the MIT Technology Review recognises seven categories, of which biotechnology and...
November 26, 2019
About the author: Vasileios Nittas is a doctoral candidate at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich. The opinions in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS.
Electronic Public Health, or shorter, ePublic Health is an emerging 'joint venture' between tradition and innovation. It is the...