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Dan Kendall interviews Lord Prior of Brampton on stage at the Startup Health Festival last week in San Francisco. Photo by Jonah Comstock.

By Jonah Comstock 11:47 am January 14, 2019
Lord Prior of Brampton, who took over last year as chair of NHS England, has big plans for the organisation he now helps lead — many of which were laid out in the 10-year plan announced last week. Lord Prior was also on hand at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, stopping by the StartUp Health Festival, where MobiHealthNews caught up with him. Broadly, the organisation is...
By Dave Muoio 02:43 pm April 12, 2018
Lending an ear. Planned Parenthood recently announced that it’s Chat/Text program, which connects young people with sexual or reproductive health questions to trained health educators, has facilitated more than one million text or instant message conversations. The program is designed to offer personalized guidance in the form of a live, responsive conversation and, according to data presented in...
By Jonah Comstock 04:52 pm February 13, 2017
The National Health Service in England is expanding the rollouts for several mobile apps, according to reports in The New Scientist and Health IT Central. The list includes GDm-health, an app for managing diabetes in pregnant women; EDGE-COPD for chronic pulmonary disorder; and SEND, a tablet app for monitoring vitals of patients in hospitals. These apps have all cleared initial trials and the ...
By Jonah Comstock 03:46 pm January 4, 2017
The UK's National Health Service will soon begin a trial testing whether or not a chatbot can effectively replace a call center for non-emergency medical triage, according to a report from the Financial Times.  Babylon, a UK-based telemedicine startup, will power the six-month trial in north-central London, which will include 1.2 million covered citizens. Babylon is a major telemedicine provider...
By Heather Mack 04:11 pm November 11, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Reliq Health, which develops mobile health and telemedicine products for Community-Based Healthcare, is working with UK National Health Services system on a pilot to explore remote patient-monitoring solutions. Now actively enrolling patients from the Imperial College Hospital in London, the pilot seeks to assess how Reliq Health’s platform can help improve...
By Aditi Pai 09:39 am October 14, 2015
Hands Up Therapy, app from NHS library The National Health Service in England will complete its two-year pilot of the NHS health app library this week, on October 16th, and the organization plans to relaunch the offering as a series of "app stores" that focus on specific diseases and conditions. When NHS's pilot first began, in March 2013, the company said in a post that a key focus for the...
By Jonah Comstock 08:24 am June 22, 2015
Sense.ly, a San Francisco-based "virtual nurse" company that spun out of mobile operator Orange in 2013, has raised $2.2 million. New investors in the round include Fenox Venture Capital and TA Ventures. Launchpad Digital Health, an accelerator that Sense.ly participated in, also contributed. The company raised $1.25 million last September and a small round of seed funding previously, which...
By Aditi Pai 10:43 am June 17, 2015
NHS England and the National Information Board (NIB) have announced that they will consider equipping all NHS facilities in England with free WiFi. The NIB was created by the Department of Health to develop initiatives that use data and technology in healthcare. It is chaired by NHS England National Director for Patients and Information Tim Kelsey. NHS England explains that offering free WiFi in...