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By Leontina Postelnicu October 12, 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it is backing the implementation of Ireland’s eHealth programme with a €225m loan to help drive improvements in the delivery of healthcare services during the next ten years. After providing more than €14bn for health investment in Europe in the past decade, this is the first eHealth project that the EIB is supporting, according to Vice...
By Leontina Postelnicu October 12, 2018
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has estimated that the WannaCry attack cost the NHS £92m in "lost output of patient care" and additional IT support provided to organisations affected during and in the aftermath of the incident. The May 2017 cyber attack disrupted operations at approximately one-third of hospital trusts and around eight percent of GP practices, with 19,000...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett October 11, 2018
Point-and-shoot wound imaging. Earlier this week, mobile imaging and AI platform Tissue Analytics has revealed a new feature that can generate a 3D image of a patient's wound from a five-second smartphone video. Once made, these images can be easily shared to EMRs through the platform’s integration Cerner, Epic, athenahealth, and Allscripts. "Tissue Analytics uses sophisticated algorithms that...

CNBC reporter Christina Farr talks to Bob Sheehy, CEO of Bright Health.

By Laura Lovett October 11, 2018
As consumers become more involved in their healthcare, payers and providers alike are being forced to think about the industry differently. But this could give new insurers the opportunity to start looking at the consumer space, Bob Sheehy, CEO of Bright Health, said at Digital Health Innovation Summit in Boston today.  “The thing about healthcare is often times we’ve forgotten about the consumer...
By Laura Lovett October 11, 2018
This morning Flo Health, an AI-enabled women's health platform, announced that it closed a $12 million Series A Extension funding round led by Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from Flint Capital and Haxus. The company plans to use the new money for the startup’s next growth phase, as well as product improvement.  The Redwood City, California-based startup is focused on women’s health...
By Jonah Comstock October 11, 2018
The third quarter of 2018 was the biggest funding quarter for digital health ever, according to StartUp Health Insights. The research group attached to healthcare startup alliance StartUp Health reported $4.5 billion in digital health funding. With $11.1 billion invested so far, investment is only $600 million short of last year’s overall total, even including the fourth quarter. The top five...
By Dave Muoio October 11, 2018
Optina Diagnostics, a Montreal-based company that uses spectral retinal imaging and artificial intelligence to scan for early Alzheimer’s disease, announced today that it has raised $4 million in seed funding. Zoic Capital led the round with participation from Desjardins Capital, DigitalDx Ventures, Pallasite Ventures, Barney Pell, Barney Pell's AngelList Syndicate, Advisors.fund and Hike...
By Dave Muoio October 11, 2018
Pfizer recently detailed a number of C-suite shakeups coming in the wake of its incoming CEO Albert Bourla. Perhaps most relevant to Mobi readers is the appointment of the company's first chief digital and technology officer, Lidia Fonseca. Currently the CIO and SVP at Quest Diagnostics, Fonseca has also held tenure at the Laboratory Corporation of America, Synarc Incorporated and Philips...
Doctor using a medical imaging device.
By Dave Muoio October 11, 2018
Between high-profile hacks and hospitals’ growing dependency on connected medical devices, cybersecurity is as relevant to healthcare as it’s ever been. And while providers and device manufacturers are rightfully making protection a priority for newly developed or purchased medical devices, older legacy devices pose the greatest security risk to healthcare organizations. "There are any number of...

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London entrance; credit: Wael Alreweie/ Shutterstock.com

By Leontina Postelnicu October 11, 2018
London's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is looking to become a “research and innovation exemplar for the wider NHS and internationally” with the launch of a centre called DRIVE – Digital, Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments - set to transform the use of technology across health and care. Launched through a partnership with University College London, NHS Digital and leading experts...

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