Aetna and Apple partner on Attain digital health tracking app

Aetna, the health insurer, has collaborated with Apple to develop a new health app for its customers. Through the use of an Apple Watch, the Attain app will provide Aetna customers with personalised goals, track their daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions, and ultimately reward them for taking these actions to improve their well-being. 

Digital diabetes management market forecast to grow fast

The digital diabetes management market is rapidly becoming a big part of the healthtech industry, reveals a market report today. It is projected to reach nearly $20 billion in sales over the next five years.

NHS app begins public rollout

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has begun the public rollout of the NHS app, which provides online access to NHS services.

Aether and UCL collaborate to develop 3D printed nanotech

A collaboration between Aether, the Californian bioprinter startup, and University College London (UCL) promises to develop a powerful new approach to 3D printing nanotechnology, while greatly reducing the cost compared with competitor offerings.

First EU citizens using cross-border ePrescriptions

The first EU patients can use digital prescriptions issued by their home doctor when visiting a pharmacy in another EU country. Finnish citizens are now able to retrieve medicine prescribed by a doctor in Finland from a pharmacy in Estonia with ePrescriptions.

UK government to tackle suicide with predictive AI

The UK government today published its first suicide prevention plan, with a focus on the use of social media and predictive analytics to identify those most at risk of suicide.