March 26, 2021
DR JENNY HARRIES TO HEAD PANDEMIC UNIT
According to The Times [behind paywall], deputy chief medical officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries is reportedly the preferred candidate for the chief executive of the recently announced UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
Recommended by UK health secretary Matt Hancock, the appointment is yet to be approved by prime minister, Boris Johnson this month....
August 20, 2020
A European consortium has been launched to accelerate the discovery and development of urgently needed medicines to treat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe (CARE), is the largest undertaking of its kind dedicated to creating effective therapies with a positive safety profile and repurposing existing therapies for the pandemic.
It aims to boost R&...
April 16, 2020
Remote-monitoring and decision-support startup Biofourmis is set to acquire Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ Gaido Health, an oncology-focused digital tool, for an undisclosed sum. The new cash deal is expected to help Biofourmis further its foothold on the oncology space.
“When we started Biofourmis, our primary focus was cardiovascular disease. The goal from the beginning was to continue to expand our...
January 29, 2020
New York-based startup Nomad Health, a company that makes an online platform for healthcare job-seekers and employers, has appointed Liming Zhao as its first chief technology officer. Previously holding similar posts at Frontier Signal (which he cofounded) and Compass, Zhao will be heading up the employment marketplace’s engineering, data science, IT and security efforts, and will also be helping...
February 20, 2019
A year after Microsoft, Takeda and Eurordis announced that they were teaming up on an innovation initiative to solve the issue of diagnosing children with rare diseases, the partners have unveiled an actionable recommendation report and three new digital health pilots.
“The too often long road to diagnosis presents one of the greatest challenges affecting the health, survival, well-being and...
February 13, 2018
Portland, Oregon-based Bright.md, which makes a virtual physician's assistant app called SmartExam, has announced two new customer wins at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico and Providence Health & Services in Oregon. Concurrent with the New Mexico launch, Bright.md has launched a Spanish-language version of the app as well.
"Healthcare systems like Presbyterian and Providence...
November 21, 2017
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. Recent results from a Cognition Kit study presented at the CNS Summit Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, suggest that brief cognitive and mood tests administered through the devices obtained results similar to those collected through standard testing and patient assessments.
March 6, 2017
By way of a contract with UK-based healthcare startup Cera, Uber will help facilitate faster patient care to those in England's National Health Service system by providing on-demand transportation for caregivers and patients between hospitals and homes. Cera originally launched the caregiver-patient matching service in November with a few smaller clinical organizations, and Uber acts as the...
April 8, 2009
Two years ago the Chief Marketing Officer of the American Medical Association left the organization to take the helm of a start-up in the continuing medical education (CME) sector that had just launched its own XM Satellite Radio show, ReachMD. On the weekend doctors can tune into ReachMD for 15 minute CME classes and take the tests in real-time on their mobile phones. During the week the radio...