November 21, 2018
Oxford-based Sensyne Health announces partnership with EY. Former UK science minister Lord (Paul) Drayson’s Sensyne Health has signed a Strategic Advisory Services agreement with EY to scale up the business and build on its business model. The company has inked partnerships with three NHS trusts in England to analyse anonymised patient data using its clinical AI technology to accelerate medical...
November 6, 2018
During the third quarter of 2018, the digital health space has seen a slew of deals with healthcare providers in the US, UK and elsewhere around the world. While telemedicine has continued to be a trend within the provider space, health systems are starting to turn their attention to some of the latest cutting-edge technology, such as voice.
But as these technologies advance, some physicians are...
November 2, 2018
It’s a too familiar scene — 2 a.m. and the computer screen is open to a Google search leading the user down every possible scenario and health scare. The patient then has to decide based on whatever search has come up whether or not a trip the emergency room is in order.
That’s where AI chatbots have come in to play. More and more digital health companies are focusing on providing a place for...
October 30, 2018
A Swedish digital health firm is launching its doctor-patient video app in the UK this week after signing two partnerships with NHS GP federations that will see it become available to patients registered with GP practices in North West Surrey and the North West of England - the NICS GP Federation and SSP Health.
The Livi app, known as Kry in the Nordic markets, can be used by patients aged 16 and...
October 25, 2018
Focus on Cybersecurity
In October, we take a deep dive into security strategy and pressing threats.
October 8, 2018
Forward Health, a UK-based app maker aiming to improve messaging and communications between healthcare practitioners (and not to be confused with AI care-focused Forward) has raised $3.9 million in seed funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. The round was led by Stride.VC, with additional support from Albion Capital and individual angel investors.
Forward Health’s GDPR-compliant app...
George Freeman at an event organised in 2016
October 2, 2018
A former UK life sciences minister has described his "horror" after being asked to digitise the NHS with a £4.2bn fund and "no delivery plan" on how to create a "paperless" service.
Speaking at the annual Conservative party conference, MP George Freeman said he had not taken part in any spending talks at the time and was handed the new money, announced in February 2016, in a deal done between ...
October 2, 2018
At the beginning of September, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) released an initial code of conduct for data-driven healthcare technology.
The guidance outlines a commitment from the centre to encourage innovation, develop trusted approval systems and create a new pathway for innovators to sell into the health service.
Put simply, the code aims to ensure that the benefits of...
September 14, 2018
Babylon has announced that it is investing $100 million (75 million pounds) to double its London team of scientists and engineers, expand its capabilities, and apply artificial intelligence to assist with management of chronic diseases.
Babylon CEO and founder Dr. Ali Parsa said the investment was a "strategic catalyst in helping to support and foster the necessary R&D ecosystem for Britain...
Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.
August 30, 2018
A majority of UK National Health Service trusts have no official policies to discourage the use of consumer messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger among clinicians and staff, according to a new CommonTime report.
The study found that despite the clear privacy risks posed by those apps, many trusts also don't provide other more secure alternatives for staff to use.
This is just...