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NHS, COVID-19, MediShout
By Sara Mageit 04:29 am November 24, 2020
London-based digital platform and app, MediShout has closed a £1 million seed round, led by Episode 1 Ventures. Founded by NHS surgeon, Ash Kalraiya, the app was inspired by his experience of procedure delays caused by faulty equipment or not having the right stock. The MediShout app is being used in six NHS hospitals to connect staff, equipment suppliers and service maintenance teams. WHY IT...
Navenio, location tech, NHS

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By Sara Mageit 09:58 am November 23, 2020
UK healthcare scale-up Navenio, has announced a $1.1 million (€845K) investment from Future Planet Capital to help accelerate healthcare efficiency. Navenio aims to use the funds for its intelligent workforce solution, which helps to mitigate infection and cross-contamination in hospitals. Dubbed 'Uber-for-indoors' for its infrastructure-free indoor location solutions, the platform is the...
Inrupt, NHS, open source, interoperability,
By Tammy Lovell 06:01 am November 11, 2020
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership in the UK is running a pilot of a web platform which allows users to store their medical data in a Personal Online Data Store - or pod. Startup Inrupt announced the launch of its Enterprise Solid Service (ESS) earlier this week in a blog post, from its chief technology officer, World Wide Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The secure web...
PocDoc, NHS

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By Sophie Porter 01:55 am November 10, 2020
PocDoc, a digital platform that brings together blood testing and integrated health assessments via a smartphone app, has been chosen as one of the 2020-2021 cohort of the DigitalHealth.London accelerator programme. The platform, developed by Vital Signs Solutions, seeks to empower users to manage their own healthcare by enabling smartphone and tablet users to test themselves for a range of...
Boots, COVID-19 testing,
By Sara Mageit 05:52 am October 28, 2020
UK high street pharmacy, Boots is launching a new in-store COVID-19 nasal swab testing service to people who are not showing symptoms. The technology has been developed by LumiraDx, who is also providing supplies to the NHS in Scotland. The Lumira private COVID-19 test will cost £120 and will be available in 10 stores from this week, before rolling out to 50 Boots stores throughout November. WHY...
NHS, NHSX, Your.MD, Navenio, Endoscopy,

Credit: InHealth and Olympus endoscopy app

By Sara Mageit 03:42 am October 9, 2020
NHSX DRIVES FORWARD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH CARE With the aim of creating an environment for innovation to flourish, NHSX has created the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care, beta (DTAC). NHSX will use this criteria to support and assess stakeholders across the ecosystem, forming a baseline assessment criteria that validates the suitability and function of...
By Laura Lovett 02:29 pm September 15, 2020
London-based virtual care provider Medefer landed £10M ($12.8M) in a funding round led by Nickleby Capital.  WHAT IT DOES Medefer is split into three services: a healthcare provider, virtual outpatient pathway and a tech platform for doctors to conduct virtual visits. Currently the platform can deliver healthcare within the UK's NHS system.  The platform allows patients to see a Medefer GP or a...

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By Sara Mageit 08:32 am September 15, 2020
Smart health tech company Alcidion has launched Miya Precision technology for the NHS in order to alleviate the pressure faced by healthcare professional. WHY IT MATTERS The new platform aims to provide hospitals and regions with a way to move beyond static electronic record systems to technology that engages healthcare professionals. Miya Precision will integrate information from the NHS trusts...
By Tammy Lovell 11:18 am September 8, 2020
The UK government has announced £32 million in funding to develop revolutionary technological approaches to transform care in the NHS by 2050. Speaking as part of a keynote speech on research and development (R&D) at London Tech Week 2020, science minister Amanda Solloway announced the six projects to receive backing. They are: InlightenUs: led by the University of Edinburgh, will receive £5....
By Sara Mageit 04:16 am September 3, 2020
Navigating the obstacles of reproductive health life stages can be a challenging journey for many women that is often shrouded in taboo. Femtech has played its part in bringing women's health into the mainstream since it was coined by Ida Tin, founder of menstruation app Clue. Female coders, makers and engineers have played a significant role in designing health apps that provide a more tailored...