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By Jonah Comstock 02:31 pm June 24, 2020
COVID-19 has rapidly changed the world for nearly everyone, especially for those working in and around the healthcare space. Digital health entrepreneurs are no exception. As the markets they serve, the investors who fund them and the patients they’re trying to help all grapple with how the pandemic has changed their world, many startups are finding they have to pivot in order to survive. “It’s...
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By Dave Muoio 12:30 pm June 10, 2020
The healthcare startup market has always had the unique challenge of selling its innovations almost exclusively to major businesses. Although recent years have seen a rise in digital health offerings focused on patient satisfaction, if not on selling their product directly to the consumer, the reality of the industry is that insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, large employers, health systems,...

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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...

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By Tammy Lovell 03:59 am 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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By Sophie Porter 04:22 am 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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By HIMSS 03:09 pm March 24, 2020

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By Laura Lovett 03:56 pm 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,...
By Naomi Fried 01:47 pm 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...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:55 am 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...
By Tammy Lovell 08:25 am 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...