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By Tammy Lovell 09:32 am October 9, 2019
British artificial intelligence (AI) firm Sensyne Health has entered a formal research agreement with the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to help develop methods to validate software algorithms used in digital health. The firm announced the collaboration in its annual report for the year ending April 2019, which was published this week.   Sensyne also revealed it has...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:04 am October 7, 2019
Juliet Bauer has been appointed managing director of digital GP provider LIVI in the UK, after joining the startup earlier this year from NHS England as VP of product. Bauer, who was the first chief digital officer for NHS England, will replace Luke Buhl-Nielsen, who will be taking on a new role as VP for business development & operations for the global LIVI (known as KRY in the Nordic...
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:16 am August 19, 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on social media companies to take action against the spread of misleading claims about vaccines as figures show more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK in the first three months of the year. Measles can be prevented by having the MMR vaccine, given in two doses through the NHS childhood vaccination programme, but the UK has seen a decrease in...
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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:38 am May 13, 2019
The Duke of Cambridge unveiled last week the launch of text messaging helpline Shout in the UK, a digital mental health service aiming to provide help for people in moments of crisis. Shout is part of a series of initiatives supported and launched by the royal family in recent years to break the stigma around mental health conversations, following the Heads Together campaign. The service is...

Credit: Bayer AG

By Tammy Lovell 07:17 am May 7, 2019
Life sciences giant Bayer has joined forces with clinical AI technology company Sensyne Health to help develop a national linked patient data capability. The German firm has signed a memorandum of understanding to be the preferred pharmaceutical partner in a consortium, which includes Microsoft, EY, JP Morgan, and Peel Hunt. The consortium aims to accelerate the discovery and development of new...

Prototypes of inkjet-printed sensors under development; Credit: Anglia Ruskin University/ Professor Ala'aldeen Al-Halhouli

By Leontina Postelnicu 03:06 am May 1, 2019
Researchers from the German Jordanian University and the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK are developing a respiratory rate wearable sensor for infants to enable quicker and more accurate identification of conditions in areas with limited access to health care services. Professor Dingchang Zheng from the Anglia Ruskin University and Professor Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli from the German Jordanian...
By Laura Lovett 04:23 pm May 2, 2018
Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from Cera. London-based homecare company Cera announced that it has raked in $17 million in Series A funding with investors including Guinness Asset Administration, Yabeo, and Kairos.  The web-based platform was set up to help elderly people find care and support in their community. Its services include elderly care, palliative care,...
By Jonah Comstock 02:53 pm April 25, 2017
UK-based health chatbot company babylon, which raised $25 million in early 2016, has raised an additional $60 million in funding. While the company didn't disclose the investors, TechCrunch and Financial Times report that the round included Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire business family, NNS holdings, Vostok New Ventures, and existing backers Kinnevik. They are also reporting that the company's...
By Jonah Comstock 01:13 pm June 27, 2016
The UK’s unexpected referendum vote to leave the EU last week likely won’t take effect for another two years at least, but the potential consequences of the decision are already generating discussions in every industry, and digital health is no exception. Today the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based nonprofit collaborative with a mission to “...
By Jonah Comstock 12:04 pm July 28, 2015
A couple of new reports from across the pond illustrate the ways doctors and patients are thinking about digital health in England, as well as in France and Germany. A new report from PushDoctor, a UK telemedicine company, shows that 58 percent of the 1,013 UK citizens surveyed have used some kind of health or wellness technology. And a report from healthcare marketing group Ipsos Health shows...