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Daniel Ray
By Daniel Ray May 17, 2018
The power of data is often overlooked in the wider context of the NHS when compared to technological innovation and advancements in medicine but having access to the right data at the right time can help to make those informed decisions that save lives. Our data strategy aims to revolutionise the way technology, data and information are used to transform the delivery of England’s health and...
By Laura Lovett May 17, 2018
This morning Shanghai-based insurtech company CareVoice launched what it claims is the first AI voice-based virtual health assistant for insurers and employers in Greater China.  Insurance members can use the AI system to help triage their symptoms before going to see a doctor. The latest technology is integrated with the CareVoice platform and will let users check their symptoms, access self-...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2018
When it comes to dental health, companies seem to more and more see consumer technology and insurance as natural partners. Beam Dental, which started out in the smart toothbrush space but expanded a few years ago into dental insurance, raised $22.5 million today. At the same time, quip, a smart toothbrush company that raised $10 million last year, acquired dental health plan Afora, in a move that...
By Laura Lovett May 15, 2018
Wellness and patient engagement company Sharecare broke the news yesterday that it is teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer its personalized health platform to commercial customer groups starting in 2019. This comes just a week after Sharecare announced a seperate partnership with retail giant Walmart that will give employees and their families access to the wellness...
Future50
By Leontina Postelnicu May 14, 2018
As data takes centre stage in the concern of individuals across all sectors, and cyber criminals continue to threaten operations, creating increasing disruption across all organisations, it is clear that we have gone through a shift in the perception of digital roles over the past few years.  In healthcare, IT professionals are no longer seen as the employees in the back office, working on...
University Hospital Southampton
By Adrian Byrne May 13, 2018
As a major teaching and research centre, we had ambitious plans to digitise our operations by integrating all open systems into a single hub. This would allow us to close our Health Records Centre, saving around £1m a year with the introduction of cutting edge digital systems, based on global best practice. With a Southampton-based mental health trust and a community trust also joining the...
By Dave Muoio May 11, 2018
Hello Heart — maker of an app-driven platform designed to help employees manage hypertension, heart rate, and cardiovascular health — has announced the release of a new service for diabetes management. Both the cardiovascular and diabetes services are housed within the larger Hello Heart app, explained CEO Maayan Cohen, a move that represent the company’s shifting approach from a single-disease...
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By Rob Benson May 10, 2018
With its potential to use data to make healthcare more efficient and effective, some say that artificial intelligence could save a NHS faced with rising demand, workforce shortages, and a funding crisis. However, the possibilities for AI come at a time of increased scrutiny on the use of personal data. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is forcing organisations to consider how...
By Dave Muoio May 7, 2018
Today at HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference, San Francisco-based Vida Health announced an update to its digital health coaching platform for enterprises that is specifically designed to target comorbidities, as well as the launch of two separate offerings with a specific focus on diabetes and behavioral health treatment. The first of these announcements is an attempt by the company to...
By Dave Muoio May 3, 2018
Garmin and the University of Kansas Medical Center are taking a closer look at the role wearables can play in detecting and managing medical conditions, the groups announced earlier this week. Initially focused on sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, the collaboration is a clear step beyond the fitness and wellness realm to which Garmin’s wearables have so far been limited. “Garmin Health is...