Digital Health

Credit: NHS Tayside IBS app

By Sara Mageit 08:25 am August 14, 2020
NHS TAYSIDE LAUNCHES NEW INHEALTHCARE APP NHS Tayside is launching a new app in partnership with Inhealthcare to help people suffering from IBS. The new app has been funded by the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care Programme and the Modernising Patient Pathways Programme. The app will help people to track their symptoms over time and identify any changes. They can request extra...
By Dave Muoio 02:58 pm August 13, 2020
Driving digital diagnosis. Roche and Israeli life sciences investment firm aMoon announced plans this week to launch an early-stage investment program called StarFinder Lab. Focused on novel diagnostic technologies, in particular, with the help of AI data analysis and digital health tools, the program will provide funding, mentoring and other strategic support such as a physical office space...

Credit: CB Insights

By Dave Muoio 01:33 pm August 13, 2020
Industry research and big data analyst firm CB Insights has published its annual list of what it considers to be "the most promising" private digital health startups. The 150-strong cohort hails from 18 different countries, and chosen from a pool of nearly 8,000 contenders. Their inclusion was judged by CB Insights based on a range of factors, such as market potential, investor profile, patent...

Will Kirk, Johns Hopkins University

By Mallory Hackett 11:46 am August 13, 2020
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine have developed a robotic system that allows medical staff to remotely control ventilators and other bedside machines from outside the room of patients with infectious diseases. The system, which is still being tested, was developed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to help conserve personal protective equipment, limit staff exposure...
By Laura Lovett 02:02 pm August 12, 2020
As September inches closer, parents across the country are making decisions about sending their kids back into the classroom.  Maven Health, a tech-enabled women’s health company, has created a new digital tool designed to give parents information about sending their kids into school. Dubbed the COVID-19 Child Care Decision tool, it helps parents access risks. It was codeveloped with author and...
By Mallory Hackett 11:58 am August 12, 2020
TestCard has announced its noninvasive at-home urinary tract infection test kit to be launched in the UK in August 2020. With the accompanying mobile app, users can detect a UTI through immediate testing results and choose to share information with a healthcare professional. To take the test, the first step is to scan the QR code with the TestCard app to inform it of the type of test being...
By Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm August 11, 2020
Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only...
By Dave Muoio 11:57 am August 11, 2020
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system-maker Senseonics has cut a deal with Ascensia Diabetes Care and its parent company, PHC Holdings, outlining commercialization and distribution of the Eversense product line over the next few years. According to the companies, Ascensia now holds exclusive global distribution rights for the Eversense, Eversense XL and future CGMs. The duration of the...
By Laura Lovett 08:52 am August 10, 2020
Dr. Charlotte Lee, U.K. Director of digital mental health company Big Health, started her professional life as a ballerina. For a time she even danced with the Royal Ballet in London. But when it came time to decide if she was going to pursue the route of prima ballerina, she decided that the path didn’t allow her to explore her scientific side, so she opted for medical school.  “I hoped that...
By Mallory Hackett 12:02 pm August 6, 2020
Health and fitness technology company FitTrack launched today its new smart scale designed for moms-to-be, called FitTrack Beebo. The maternity scale is programmed with four modes – infant, pregnancy, athlete and general mode – and has 17 different health metrics that it can measure. Beyond telling users their weight and body mass index, the scale measures muscle mass, hydration level, obesity...