Innovation

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By  Dave Muoio 02:29 pm October 16, 2020
Back in April, Borderlands 3 – a big budget, role-playing first-person shooter videogame that sold over 8 million copies within six months of its release – received a free update that introduced a new mini-game to its players. Taking the form of a retro-style arcade cabinet in the home base's medical bay, "Borderlands Science" has players shifting colored blocks between rows and columns to solve...
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Credit: InHealth and Olympus endoscopy app

By  Sara Mageit 03:42 am October 9, 2020
NHSX DRIVES FORWARD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH CARE With the aim of creating an environment for innovation to flourish, NHSX has created the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care, beta (DTAC). NHSX will use this criteria to support and assess stakeholders across the ecosystem, forming a baseline assessment criteria that validates the suitability and function of...
By  Laura Lovett 03:04 pm October 6, 2020
A new startup called Abridge launched this morning, fueled by $15 million in funding. The new platform was designed to help patients follow their provider’s advice, and to educate users about their health.  The Seed and Series A round was led by Union Square Ventures and UMPC with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Pillar, KdT Ventures and angel investors.  The platform lets patients...
By  Laura Lovett 02:02 pm October 6, 2020
A new oncology treatment company dubbed Spesana is emerging out of stealth mode with a new molecular diagnostic decision support tool. The platform is able to take information from a number of sources and synthesize information for providers. The way it works is Spesana’s tech can collect molecular diagnostic reports and coordinate them with EHRs, prior authorizations, payer processing, approved...
By  Laura Lovett 03:07 pm October 5, 2020
Medtech company Masimo announced today that it is launching the Radius T Continuous Thermometer, a connected sensor system that can take a patient’s temperature over time in lieu of the manual process, for consumers.  The tool is able to send temperature readings and also warning alerts if there is a spike to a corresponding app. Users can customize the alerts and notifications functions. The app...

Credit: Frimley Health NHS FT

By  Sara Mageit 03:46 am October 2, 2020
CMR Surgical has announced the introduction of its surgical robotics system, Versius at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), part of the Manchester University NHS FT. Versius becomes the first surgical robot to be used to perform minimal access surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary and will initially be used to perform colorectal cancer surgery. WHY IT MATTERS Colorectal surgery is commonly used to...
By  Ahmed El Sherif 11:08 am September 30, 2020
A non-healthtech startup has become the first of its kind to offer on-demand polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi-based, Rizek, which specialises in booking personal and home services – such as DIY, tutoring, and beauty and wellness – has now added coronavirus testing to its roster of services. While on-demand, at-home PCR testing has...