Patient Experience

Hafsa Dasu, Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist

By Sara Mageit 10:35 am July 1, 2020
Europe’s leading digital healthcare provider, Livi, has announced a major new partnership with UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, Boots, and Macmillan Cancer Support, to offer free specialist information and support on cancer, its treatment and possible side-effects. The new service will be facilitated by Boot's digital health partner, Livi, via its online platform. WHY IT...
By Laura Lovett 02:32 pm June 30, 2020
While the femtech industry is still very much in the early years, the investor dollars have been pouring in. Last week, at Women of Wearables’ femtech forum, a panel of investors sat down to talk virtually about the state of female focused digital health.   “I don’t think it’s painting something pretty and putting makeup on it. It’s a true data gap we have,” Sophia Bendz, partner at Atomico, said...

Credit: Miiskin

By Sara Mageit 04:35 am June 17, 2020
Miiskin has introduced automatic skin imaging, available in a consumer app, which will enable people to take full-body photographs of their own skin, at home, to make skin cancer self-examinations easier. The new feature applies a combination of Apple's computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually assist the user in taking photos alone and hands-free. The user places...
By Laura Lovett 02:51 pm June 11, 2020
The future of digital health could be a move from 2-D remote care to immersive 3-D experiences, according panelist at BIO Digital.  “When it comes to immersive technologies, we need to think about the whole range of technologies … from augmented reality to virtual reality. That is the first thing that comes to mind, but it really is anything that is spatial computing – meaning that it is located...

Credit: D-link

By Tammy Lovell 07:25 am June 10, 2020
Surveillance solutions firm D-Link has announced the launch of a group temperature screening camera which can monitor up to 30 people at a time simultaneously.  The DCS-9500T camera has been designed to be used in busy entrances at public places such as schools, hospitals, airports, hospitals and office buildings. It combines thermal imaging technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to raise...

Credit: Group 42 and Oxford Nanopore Technologies

By Rachel McArthur 07:07 am June 10, 2020
A UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing company has unveiled “population-scale technology” that is said to rapidly and accurately detect SARS-CoV-2, with an end-to-end solution expected to be launched “within weeks,” it announced in a statement. Abu Dhabi’s Group 42 (G42) has been working in partnership with the UK’s Oxford Nanopore Technologies, which specialises in advanced...
By Tammy Lovell 12:21 pm June 9, 2020
A credit reference database check requirement may exclude disadvantaged groups from ordering the UK government’s coronavirus test online. Under the test and trace system, people with symptoms of the virus are able to apply on the NHS website for an antigen test to be posted their homes. Although the applying for a home testing kit does not require a credit check, the process uses the credit check...

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By Tammy Lovell 12:59 am June 5, 2020
A free online waiting list estimation tool for NHS patients, has predicted that almost 10 million people could be waiting for NHS services by the end of the year if there is a second peak of the COVID-19 virus. The tool, by UK digital hospital Medbelle, uses publicly available data published by the NHS to estimate waiting lists for elective treatments, based on former NHS capacity.  Users can...

Credit: Fine Hygienic Holding

By Rachel McArthur 01:35 am June 4, 2020
The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s leading manufacturer of hygienic products has released promising results that its medical masks can protect against pathogens, including the coronavirus causing COVID-19. Now, its Swiss technology partner is hoping to expand on its distribution, with a focus to launch in the US. In collaboration with the University of Arizona, Fine Hygienic...

Credit: Hospitech Respiration

By Tammy Lovell 10:44 am June 2, 2020
Israeli medical device company, Hospitech Respiration, has developed a respiratory guard system which reduces ventilation complications in intubated patients and minimises the exposure of clinical teams to contamination.  The AnapnoGuard consists of an automatic control unit (AG100s) and a proprietary multi lumen endotracheal tube, which prevents complications such as hospital acquired pneumonia...