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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...

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By Sara Mageit 05:23 am August 28, 2020
UK rehabilitation centre offers robotics equipment for patients  A UK-based care and rehab centre is now able to deliver robotics expertise as part of its global rehabilitation offering. Askham Village Community, based in Cambridgeshire, England, is now bringing all its rehab services together with the launch of Askham Rehab, a specialist global rehabilitation service incorporating robotics and...

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By Sara Mageit 07:47 am August 24, 2020
UK-based clinical communications app Pando will be working with the British Army to keep deployed medical staff from the Defence Medical Services connected whilst in the field.  The app was designed by NHS clinicians and is used to speed up communications in healthcare settings. For deployed medics, the app connects them to their seniors and specialists in the UK. This enables them to seek advice...
By Tammy Lovell 04:49 am August 19, 2020
Three UK health tech firms have joined forces to create a digital triage toolbar for NHS GPs. The new tool integrates eConsult’s online triage service with Q doctor’s video consultation technology and Cognitant Group’s ‘Healthinote’ verified patient information service. Patients can submit medical history questionnaires directly to their GPs via the platform, which can then be prioritised and...
By Tammy Lovell 04:56 am August 14, 2020
Trials of a revamped NHS Test and Trace app have kicked off with residents on the Isle of Wight and NHS Volunteer Responders across England. Tech giants Google and Apple worked with the NHS to develop the new app, after the pilot of an earlier version using Bluetooth was abandoned for having a poor success rate in tracking proximity to other devices.  The new app is designed to log the time and...
By Tammy Lovell 06:30 am August 13, 2020
Research by UK-based digital firm Babylon found that artificial intelligence (AI) using the principles of causal reasoning scored higher than 70% of GPs in diagnosing written test cases. Up until now, the firm’s AI symptom checkers have provided advice using an algorithm which relies on correlations with patient symptoms and medical history. But a peer-reviewed study, published in Nature...

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By Sara Mageit 09:07 am July 30, 2020
IRELAND’S CONTACT TRACING APP In the two weeks since Ireland’s Covid Tracker app was launched, it has been reported that 91 users have received a “close contact exposure alert”. The app invites users to give permission for the collection of some data, including whether a user receives a close contact alert, making it one of the first to supply data showing how many people have received alerts. ...