Patient Experience

By Sophie Porter 01:52 am September 22, 2020
Cardiff-based female health pioneers have announced the launch of the UK’s first fully-integrated supplement range and a digital training programme to help manage the symptoms of menopause. The 'Health & Her Perimenopause and Menopause Food Supplements' are the result of research into over 50,000 women’s experiences and have been designed in collaboration with nutritional therapists to ensure...
By Tammy Lovell 03:16 am September 11, 2020
British startup iAbra has launched a screening device which can deliver COVID-19 test results in 20 seconds. After a successful three-week trial at London’s Heathrow Airport, CEO John Holland-Kaye urged the UK government to fast-track the Virolens system, which he says is quicker and cheaper than the currently used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The technology, which is about to undergo...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:38 am September 9, 2020
FundamentalVR today announced the expansion of its educational platform, Fundamental Surgery, with a ‘Teaching Space’ feature, which allows multiple users to visit a virtual classroom for interactive lessons and meetings. Earlier this year, FundamentalVR expanded its multimodal platform with its multiuser capability, which allows unlimited users to practice, learn, and teach together inside an...

Above photo: (From left) Dr Huren Sivaraj, CEO and Co-founder & Ruslan Enikeev, CTO and Co-Founder, Oncoshot. 

By Dean Koh 03:31 am September 9, 2020
Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot has launched Project EISE (Enhanced Clinical Trial Initiation, Screening and Enrolment), the country’s first nationwide collaborative effort connecting cancer patients, healthcare professionals, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies via its clinical trial matching platform. The initiative serves as a bridge between its private and public sector...
By Laura Lovett 10:45 am August 21, 2020
When Eleanor was a baby, she had an itch, one that was so severe she couldn’t sleep, and no matter how many times she scratched it wouldn’t let up. Doctors told her mother, Claire Brinkley, a cuddle would only make the itching worse, leaving her helpless, she said.  “She learned to scratch herself until she bled, and pick at the wounds and gouge at them because nothing about gave her any relief....
By Ahmed El Sherif 08:02 am July 28, 2020
A leading healthcare operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recruited the San Jose-headquartered Automation Anywhere to provide artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software bots to its systems. Its aim is to “improve patient care and automate end-to-end business processes” during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) UAE – which runs three tertiary care operating...
By Sara Mageit 09:02 am July 27, 2020
UK-based health information app producer, Expert Self Care, has launched the Coronavirus Support App which will enable people to access trusted health information and practical advice on a range of topics. WHAT IT DOES The app will help with general challenges brought on by the coronavirus crisis and will assess COVID-19 symptoms, discover how to stay well and what to do next. Accessible offline...

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By Sara Mageit 08:42 am July 24, 2020
UK-based, digital cancer care platform, Careology, has launched Careology Professional - a platform for clinicians to remotely monitor their cancer patients’ health in real-time. Careology Professional gives clinicians a full view of their patients’ health status remotely and at any time of the day.  WHY IT MATTERS Currently, clinicians have no means to remotely manage or support patients going...
By Laura Lovett 02:08 pm July 22, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic seniors have been more isolated than ever. Health experts have increasingly begun to worry about the impacts of lockdown on this population, which is often forced to stay at home to avoid contamination.  A group of panelists at HIMSS20 Digital sat down to discuss how tech can help tackle loneliness and provide virtual care to seniors. One of the major challenges...

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By Sara Mageit 06:49 am July 14, 2020
The Investigating the Effectiveness of Virtual Physiotherapy report by independent provider of physiotherapy, Ascenti, has captured data on patients’ openness to virtual treatment, pain improvements on a 10-point Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and satisfaction with outcomes. Results showed that it is just as effective as and, in some cases more effective than, in-person treatment. WHY IT MATTERS...