December 11, 2019
Not so fast? Google’s plans to purchase Fitbit will soon be under the US Department of Justice’s lens. According to a New York Post report, the merger raised antitrust flags at both the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission, with the former federal agency ultimately winning out.
The Post’s sources said that both of these agencies are hesitant to allow Google an even greater view into individuals’...
September 17, 2019
Royal Philips’ new sleep apnea product is ditching the traditional CPAP mask. Dubbed NightBalance, the system instead relies on a soft wearable device that is worn across the user’s chest when they go to sleep.
The device gives off a vibration alerting the user when they should change sleep positions. The tool is wireless and connected to a companion app, which monitors use. It also give both...
July 16, 2019
VitalityHealth and Doctify's new website. Health insurer VitalityHealth has partnered with Doctify, a leading online review and booking platform for medical consultants. They have developed ‘Vitality Specialist Finder’, a website where members can refine their search for doctors by speciality, rating and location, leave reviews and book appointments 24 hours a day.
Dr Ali Hasan, clinical...
June 11, 2019
A new report from Royal Philips exploring the progress and shortcomings of digital health pinpointed infrequent patient data sharing as a frequent barrier to high-quality care and healthcare innovation. This trend was consistent across several global regions, despite increasing interest and advocacy for such approaches among patients and providers alike.
“Two-way sharing of information is not...
January 10, 2019
This week at CES 2019, Royal Philips unveiled a new app platform that links the company’s senior care products into a single digital ecosystem for family caretakers. Called Philips Cares, the app includes a range of features to track and manage a senior’s care, such as reminders, scheduling tools and access to emergency services.
“We’ve been in the business for more than four decades now. We...
January 7, 2019
Virtual obstetrics care management platform Babyscripts has raised an additional $6 million in a strategic funding round led by Royal Philips, with participation from StartUp Health and NueCura Partners.
Of note, Philips’ investment comes with a minority stake and plans to package Babyscripts’ provider and patient platform alongside the international health tech company’s other obstetrics-focused...
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...
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October 24, 2018
Royal Philips has designed a new FDA-cleared and CE mark approved mobile app, called IntelliVue GuardianSoftware, that gives clinicians updates on a patient’s condition and deterioration. The latest app is now available worldwide. The latest platform will integrate other Philips technologies, notably the Early Warning Scoring, which helps predict when patient deterioration might occur and then...
June 7, 2018
The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has tapped Healthy.io for a new program that will allow kidney patients to take home urine tests, using their smartphone cameras and digital testing kits. The test results will then be automatically electronically delivered to physicians.
“This is great news for patients with kidney conditions and we’re really excited to be the first NHS organization to be...
May 21, 2018
The American Heart Association, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and healthcare tech company Royal Philips have partnered to finance a new $30 million venture fund, according to a statement. Called Cardeation Capital, the fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, a healthcare and medical tech VC firm, and focused on promoting innovative technologies targeting heart disease and stroke...