Sweden

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:26 am March 5, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. Given the pace of scientific and technological advancements, Sweden, one of the early adopters of digital, is well-positioned to leverage the opportunities of the transformation that we're seeing around the world. But as Daniel Forslund [pictured on the right], chairman of the Stockholm region's innovation and development...
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:50 am January 27, 2020
Globally, one in two individuals are estimated to experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, according to the OECD, which can impact their overall health and relationships.  However, with healthcare systems around the world grappling with challenges including an increasing burden of chronic disease and ageing populations, efforts to improve access to services in this area are sometimes...

SidekickHealth chief executive and cofounder Tryggvi Thorgeirsson; Credit: SidekickHealth

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:30 am December 16, 2019
Nordic company SideKickHealth has announced today that it entered a strategic partnership with Bayer to provide a digital medication management and lifestyle change platform to patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). While there is no cure, according to the NHS, lifestyle changes and medicine can help reduce the symptoms of patients with PAD. The condition was estimated to affect over...
By Dave Muoio 11:04 am June 13, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden-based telemedicine app company Kry announced this week that it has raised $66 million (53 million euros) in Series B funding. The round was led by Index Ventures, and also included the company’s existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. According to a statement, the company will use the new funding to grow its staff, with the eventual goals of deepening market...
By Heather Mack 05:43 pm June 29, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden-based Kry, purveyors of an app-based telemedicine service, have closed on almost $22.6 million in Series A funding led by Silicon Valley venture firm Accel Partners. Index Ventures, Creandum and Project A also returned to contribute to financing. The company received $6.8 million in seed funding August 2016, and the latest funding brings Kry’s total capital to date to $29.4...
By Brian Dolan 08:29 am January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby. Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...