innovation

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...
By Tammy Lovell 04:37 am 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...
By Vasileios Nittas 05:14 am 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...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:40 am November 21, 2019
Tampere, Finland-based startup Combinostics, maker of data-driven clinical assessment software, has secured €3.9m in a Series A funding round led by Industrifonden and NordicNinja VC, it was announced at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki, this morning. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2014, Combinostics aims to support healthcare professionals in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases,...
By Tammy Lovell 05:57 am November 13, 2019
Health tech manufacturer Phillips-Medisize has announced the opening of a global innovation and development centre in Copenhagen, Denmark to support its long-term growth plans for advanced injection, wearable devices and connected technologies. The Molex company says it plans for the centre, based in the Teknikerbyen area, to help accelerate the creation of differentiated drug delivery devices...

Former health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy spoke at the launch event yesterday (25 September)

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:51 am September 26, 2019
From the earliest form of A&E to the creation of the first HIV clinic in the UK and the launch of an Acute Diagnostic Oncology Clinic, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust boasts a rich history of innovation. The Westminster Hospital - which became Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1993 - was the first in the world to be established as a charitable foundation, founded in...
By Dave Muoio 11:26 am September 20, 2019
As if building the next big thing in healthcare technology wasn’t enough, simply getting an innovation in front of hospital leaders or other decision makers is a monumental task for entrepreneurs. With limited resources and the life of their companies at stake, it’s little surprise that vendors spam providers with countess messages in hopes that one will make it through the barricades of spam...
By Dave Muoio 01:36 pm September 12, 2019
ConsejoSano COO Dr. Vik Bakhru has had a taste of several different healthcare perspectives throughout his career. Since his early days of a general surgery residency, Bakhru has gone on to found an international medical non-profit, lead healthcare administration as a director at New York Presbyterian, serve as the health lead of an equity investment group’s travel medicine portfolio company and...

Credit: Sheba Medical Center

By Leontina Postelnicu 06:18 am September 2, 2019
Israel’s Sheba Medical Center and Telesofia Medical, provider of personalised videos that aim to improve patient engagement, are introducing a telemedicine programme to help cancer patients talk to their doctors straight from their homes, enabling oncologists to better monitor their condition and offer support. The initiative is starting as a pilot in the oncology department at the hospital,...