By  Tammy Lovell 11:03 am February 24, 2021
NHSX has launched a new process to help give staff, patients and the public confidence that the digital health tools they use meet NHS standards. The digital technology assessment criteria (DTAC) is a rapid process that can be completed in days.  It will apply to all digital health technologies, from public facing health apps to systems used within hospitals such as electronic patient records....
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By  Sophie Porter 01:19 am February 8, 2021
Digital triaging service eConsult has closed a new funding round of £7m which will support the growth of the platform, both in its existing services and into new areas. Currently used to triage primary and secondary care patients, the service will expand into urgent care with a triaging service for Emergency Departments. The funding was led by Gresham House Venture and Calculus Capital, a leading...
Livi, NHS, vaccine

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By  Tammy Lovell 11:55 am February 4, 2021
Swedish digital health firm Livi has sent 25 million vaccination text messages to NHS patients since the UK programme rolled-out in December. The company, a branch of Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider KRY, is supporting the NHS response to the pandemic through its MJog platform. Vaccination messages include vaccination eligibility, warning people not to phone to ask for a vaccination,...
funding, NHS
By  Tammy Lovell 01:31 am January 27, 2021
An NHS initiative to accelerate the uptake of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and digital products is due to launch in April.  A consultation into the MedTech Funding Mandate took place in December 2019, but the launch was delayed due to COVID-19.  Under the policy, NHS England and NHS Improvement will identify medical technologies which have been assessed and recommended by NICE as being...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:32 am January 15, 2021
IMMERSIVE MINDFULNESS PLATFORM LAUNCHES Estonia-born MindSpa app, Synctuition has partnered up with haptic sound technology company, Woojer, to create an immersive mindfulness experience for its users. Synctuition's platform uses 3D sounds recorded in over 2000 locations allowing for accurate replication of those environments. This creates something called environmental psychology, helping its...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:05 am December 18, 2020
CUMBRIA SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE DIGITISES BOOKINGS Cumbria Sexual Health Service (CSHS) will offer its patients the ability to book appointments and order STI self-testing kits online. The initiative is expected to become available to patients in the New Year, while plans form part of an project designed to improve access and reduce pressure on clinic staff. Once live, patients will register on...
COVID-19 vaccine
By  Sara Mageit 06:06 am December 8, 2020
Lincolnshire-based provider of corporate health metrics and tracking systems, Well.Me, has announced the launch of a new set of physical and digital systems to support COVID-19 track and trace and vaccine roll-out monitoring. WHY IT MATTERS The systems will allow for symptom monitoring and localised “track and trace” operations within workplace environments, as well as providing a database of...
Cera, social care, NHS, COVID-19
By  Tammy Lovell 03:11 am December 3, 2020
UK health tech startup Cera confirmed it has reached $120 million (£89.5m) revenues (run-rate) since its launch in 2016. The firm which specialises in digitally enabled care services for the elderly, also announced it will create 5,000 new jobs nationwide as it seeks to double its headcount. Cera uses digital and data analytics technologies to monitor its users’ health, enabling their families...
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...