Emerging Technologies

Walgreen's app
By  Laura Lovett 02:43 pm March 4, 2021
Walgreens has tapped some of the biggest names in digital health like Abbott, BetterHelp and Hinge Health to expand its offering on its Find Care platform. The pharmacy retail giant has now included 11 new digital health companies in the Find Care platform, which was first launched in 2018 to help connect customers to healthcare providers. As of today, a total of 45 digital health companies are...

Photo courtesy of Highmark

By  Dave Muoio 12:27 pm March 2, 2021
In December, Highmark Health announced a six-year collaboration with Google Cloud that the companies said would lay down the infrastructure of the integrated delivery network's data-driven Living Health Dynamic Platform. Today, the organizations unveiled plans to get Verily and its Onduo chronic care subsidiary in on the action as well. Through another six-year partnership, the partners will work...
The Analytic for Hemodynamic Instability tool can identify hemodynamic instability with 96% sensitivity and detects stable patients with 85% specificity.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:26 pm March 2, 2021
Fifth Eye, a Michigan-based real-time clinical analytics company, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration has granted De Novo classification for its Analytic for Hemodynamic Instability (AHI) tool. The technology links with hospitals' existing electrocardiograms to create a reading of patients' hemodynamic status every two minutes. Once AHI completes a reading, it uses machine...
dubai health authority

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By  Ahmed El Sherif 06:20 am March 2, 2021
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed plans to “enhance” its use of smart health technology, exploring remote-patient monitoring in the first instance. To coincide with the occasion of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Innovates 2021, the authority said that it is currently collaborating with Enpy, a Dubai-based startup that specialises in medical artificial Intelligence (AI), to consider the...
By  Roy Chiang 03:42 am March 1, 2021
In collaboration with Affinidi, a global investment firm headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia’s Immunitee Health Passport will become the country’s first health passport allowing tourists to be accepted into Singapore upon being verified and cleared via the Affinidi’s Unifier digital credential platform. Immunitee functions as a blockchain based health passport, built on a highly secure end to...
Respiray’s wearable device

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By  Sophie Porter 12:59 am February 25, 2021
Estonian UV technology company Respiray launched a wearable air purifier that the company claims can kill more almost 100% of bacteria and viruses, this week. The device, which is worn around the neck, disinfects air coming towards the wearer through an internal filter and a germicidal UV-C light before it is ventilated towards their face. WHY IT MATTERS The device, which was developed with...
In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.

In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.

By  Dave Muoio 12:56 pm February 23, 2021
Yesterday TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest each announced collaborations with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) that are focused on highlighting body positivity and surfacing eating disorder support services to their users. Timed with the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, all three social media networks described new systems in which users who either search for or...
Google Care Studio
By  Laura Lovett 12:03 pm February 23, 2021
Google is looking to tackle EHR navigations issues with the creation of Care Studio, a clinician-facing search tool that helps organize patient’s medical records. The tool is meant to be used alongside the EHR in order to streamline workflows. Caregivers can use the platform to look through patients' records across different EHRs. The tool is also able to synch up data from various health systems...
Kathryn Taylor Reddy
By  Laura Lovett 01:58 pm February 19, 2021
Kathryn Taylor Reddy, who has recently been named VP of venture firm .406, started her journey into healthcare on a coffee farm in Guatemala. “I had a pretty nontraditional path to getting where I am. I started out in college much more focused on global health and international development. I spent a couple of summers in college working on development projects on a Guatemalan coffee farm. “I...
COVID-19, Bahrain, BeAware app, digital vaccine passports

Credit: Bahrain News Agency

By  Rachel McArthur 11:11 am February 18, 2021
The Kingdom of Bahrain has become one of the first countries in the world to launch a digital COVID-19 “vaccine passport”. According to a government press statement, the country’s BeAware app – which was launched at the onset of the pandemic to facilitate contact tracing, and currently also manages digital vaccine bookings – will function as the passport. The app will be able to confirm an...