Patient Experience

telehealth, Alan

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By Sophie Porter 09:09 am November 24, 2020
Leading French independent health insurer Alan has teamed up with data security company Tanker to bring end-to-end encryption to its telehealth chat platform. The service is the first telehealth chat platform available to the general public that is end-to-end encrypted. WHY IT MATTERS The Alan app links users with associated doctors through a messaging service or video-consultations, which enable...
Luscii, home monitoring, remote monitoring

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By Sara Mageit 11:25 am November 18, 2020
Netherlands-based St. Antonius Hospital, together with e-health company Luscii, has developed home monitoring for hospitalised COVID-19 patients. WHY IT MATTERS COVID-19 patients who have not yet fully recovered, but are stable, may voluntarily take early discharge. Once this happens, they receive home monitoring to ease the transition via a program in the Luscii app, where they are able to ...
Nudge, COVID-19,

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By Sara Mageit 10:07 am November 16, 2020
UK tech company PIVOT1080 has launched a smart wristband to train people to stop touching their face, a common transmission route for COVID-19. The ‘Nudge’ band uses behavioural science and AI to differentiate between over 1,000 different hand movements and to psychologically 'nudge' the wearer. Using gesture recognition to calculate hand movements, the device vibrates when it identifies the...

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By Dean Koh 04:18 am November 13, 2020
Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync announced that combining Fitbit wearable devices with their Health2Sync Patient Management Platform can help users control and better manage the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), based on the results from their clinical study in Taiwan. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The study, conducted with four of Taiwan's leading diabetes clinics, yielded some key...
remote care, mediclinic
By Dr Rahul Goyal 04:27 am November 2, 2020
  Amongst others, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of disruption to regular face-to-face medical services and jeopardised the provision of care. As part of the global response to this crisis, telemedicine is now being incorporated into the care continuum across the globe. The health authorities and the providers in the UAE were very quick to offer telemedicine solutions, including the release...
Boots, COVID-19 testing,
By Sara Mageit 05:52 am October 28, 2020
UK high street pharmacy, Boots is launching a new in-store COVID-19 nasal swab testing service to people who are not showing symptoms. The technology has been developed by LumiraDx, who is also providing supplies to the NHS in Scotland. The Lumira private COVID-19 test will cost £120 and will be available in 10 stores from this week, before rolling out to 50 Boots stores throughout November. WHY...
COVID-19, contact tracing,
By Sara Mageit 07:15 am October 23, 2020
People in England and Wales being told to self-isolate by the NHS contact tracing app have not been able to claim a £500 grant from the government. A flaw in the process for claiming the financial support means they can only claim the support if they are given a code via the manual contact tracing process. The app's privacy-protecting design means that anyone who is told to isolate by the app,...
remote monitoring, digital therapeutics, dubai, diabetes

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By Rachel McArthur 08:54 am October 21, 2020
A specialist clinic that’s claiming to be “the world’s first healthcare provider” to “employ remote continuous data monitoring” for diabetic patients has been officially opened in Dubai. Following a soft launch in September, GluCare Integrated Diabetes Center – which has been developed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with partners in Silicon Valley – offers remote continuous data monitoring as...
By Dave Muoio 02:59 pm October 19, 2020
Last month, the CDC launched a prostate cancer information program with a uniquely digital face: a "virtual human" named Nathan who speaks with men about screening and treatment. "Talk to Someone About Prostate Cancer" takes the form of an in-browser interactive video developed by health simulation company Kognito, where Nathan introduces himself and prompts the viewer by asking how confident...
 home-monitoring devices, mobile technology

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By Ahmed El Sherif 01:47 am October 17, 2020
A new study exploring the effectiveness of virtual health follow-ups using home-monitoring devices and mobile technology is currently being conducted by the Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) with the support of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the United Arab Emirates. Running until the end of December, the study is being carried out in collaboration with Cognitive Healthcare International (CHI), a...