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Rizek, COVID-19 vaccine

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By  Ahmed El Sherif 07:04 am March 31, 2021
An Abu Dhabi-based startup is claiming it has become the “first app in the world” to offer bookings for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations. Rizek, which specialises in on-demand personal and home services – such as DIY, tutoring, and beauty and wellness – has added a feature that enables anyone, subject to their location in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to book a private COVID-19 vaccine to be...
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By  Lina Chan 04:22 am March 8, 2021
Women are taught from a young age to be ashamed of our bodies. We’re conditioned to stay small, look pretty, and have no flaws - and if we do, we must certainly never admit them. This is maybe why so many areas of women’s health - from periods to fertility to menopause - are shrouded in taboo. We’ve been taught that anything less than physical perfection is something to be ashamed of.  Taboo and...
By  Dave Muoio 03:21 pm March 4, 2021
No-cost medications for patients in need. Online prescription discount platform GoodRx has partnered with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to kick off a philanthropic program that will support patients in need with free prescriptions and care. With a target goal of more than $5 million in free medications provided during 2021, the company said that it has kick-...
By  Dave Muoio 01:53 pm February 18, 2021
There is a dearth of published literature regarding the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile apps for sleep disturbance, as well as little indication of any standardized best practices adopted by sleep app developers or evaluators, according to a systematic review published yesterday in JMIR. The shortage of available data within this space is concerning in light of the 500-plus sleep...
Medica, Infermedica

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By  Sara Mageit 05:11 am February 3, 2021
Portuguese health insurer, Médis, and AI-triage company, Infermedica have established a partnership which has resulted in the recent implementation of Infermedica's Call Centre Triage tool in Médis' Clinical Contact Centre. Part of the insurance holding group, Grupo Ageas Portugal, Médis was motivated by its aim to find a more modern solution to the primary issues of its current triage system by ...
Healthcare worker in a video conference
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm January 15, 2021
For all of the weight healthcare disruptors throw behind the idea of innovation, there's something to be said about moving too fast and breaking too many things. Adoption of new digital tools should never lead to an interruption in patients' care. COVID-19, however, wasn't the type of disruption that health systems had on their calendars. A shift away from in-person visits and a skyrocketing...
By  Dave Muoio 01:36 pm December 9, 2020
NowPow, a community referral network seeking to address social determinants of health, has partnered with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to strengthen its local digital infrastructure and extend the department's contact tracing reach. In addition to using NowPow's platform to understand which resources a quarantined individual may need and connecting them to supportive services,...
By  Dean Koh 10:22 pm November 25, 2020
Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync and DAIKYO ASTAGE INCORPORATED, a Japan-based apartment management company, has partnered to provide health management services to residents in DAIKYO ASTAGE managed apartments in Japan. The partnership also includes two local pharmacies, Primary Pharmacy Co., Ltd. and Yakuju Co., Ltd., and will commence in the city of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa...
By  Dave Muoio 01:55 pm November 5, 2020
A recently published review of real-world claims data suggests that opioid use disorder patients prescribed Pear Therapeutics' reSET-O digital therapeutic, alongside pharmacotherapy, had fewer clinical encounters and subsequently decreased medical costs over a six-month period. The study was funded by Pear, coauthored by a Pear employee and published in the journal Expert Review of...
A woman massages her sore back
By  Dr. Liz Kwo 11:12 am October 30, 2020
About the author: Dr. Liz Kwo is currently the staff VP of clinical data analytics at Anthem and a faculty lecturer at Harvard Medical School who previously cofounded and served as CEO of telemedicine second opinion company InfiniteMD. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Digital health...