April 2, 2021
When someone comes down with a new health symptom, they are typically advised not to self-diagnose using the internet. Resorting to Dr. Google could lead to inaccurate diagnosis, incorrect treatments or increased anxiety.
But new research published in JAMA Network Open suggests that online investigations for health information actually lead to slightly more accurate diagnoses.
January 19, 2021
K Health, a startup combining a free symptom checker with text-based telehealth and virtual primary care, has announced $132 million Series E – its third major raise within the course of a year.
GGV Capital, Valor Equity Partners and Kaiser Permanente pension fund headlined the raise, with GGV Managing Partner Hans Tung and Valor founder and CEO Antonio Gracias joining K Health's board. Other...
August 6, 2020
This morning, Infermedica, a Wrocław, Poland-based artificial intelligence triage system, announced that it closed its Series A funding round with $10.25 million.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Heal Capital led the round with participation from Karma Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners and Dreamit Ventures.
This comes roughly a year after Infermedica announced a $3.65 million ...
July 9, 2020
Satisfaction with COVID-19 screening chatbots and adherence to the information they provide is primarily driven by the user's perception of the tool's ability, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Conducted by researchers from Indiana University and Temple University's respective business schools, the investigation asked...
May 12, 2020
U.K. and U.S. residents who reported a loss of smell and taste into a COVID-19 symptom-tracker app more often tested positive for the infection, according to a study published yesterday in Nature.
The COVID Symptom Study app was developed by health technology company Zoe Global with help from King's College London and Massachusetts General Hospital. It launched in the U.K. and the U.S. in late...
April 17, 2020
Swedish telehealth provider LIVI has launched the first UK national guidelines for NHS GPs on how to spot and manage COVID-19 symptoms in patients via video, phone or online consultations.
The guidance, produced by LIVI’s clinical team of NHS doctors, aims is to help UK doctors identify early signs of COVID-19 and better understand how it develops.
Founded in Sweden in 2015 under the name KRY,...
March 5, 2020
Sanofi has announced this week that it is supporting a three-month pilot to facilitate access to an online symptom checker from British company Babylon for people concerned about digestive health issues.
The service can be accessed through the Buscopan and Dulcolax websites, Sanofi’s over the counter digestive health products.
The pharma giant is understood to have launched a similar initiative...
February 27, 2020
K Health, a free symptom checking app with optional paid telehealth features, announced this morning a $48 million Series C round led by 14W and Mangrove Capital. Anthem, Lerer Hippeau, Primary Ventures and other unnamed backers also contributed.
WHAT THEY DO
Using a dataset comprised of physician notes, lab results, treatments, prescriptions, prior visits and other anonymized interactions, K...
August 2, 2019
Paddy Padmanabhan is founder and CEO of Damo Consulting, a growth strategy and digital transformation advisory firm that works with healthcare enterprises and global technology companies, and author of The Big Unlock: Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Era.
My first instinct on being hit with the flu (after consulting Dr. Google, of course) was: I'm fine, I don...
June 5, 2019
This morning AI-enabled symptom checker Infermedica revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews a new $3.65 million funding round. Estonian investor Karma Ventures led the round with participation from Dreamit Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners and Müller Medien.
Originally founded in Poland, the company has recently expanded its international footprint with a move into the United States.