Webit 2019 Health Summit roundup

There isn't any aspect of healthcare that isn't being transformed by technology. The health-related technologies on display reflected the work that is being done to prevent illness, to deliver more effective treatments, and to reduce the growing cost of healthcare.
Rare Disease Day: UK aims to lead world in genomic healthcare
The UK government has announced a new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy which sets out how the UK can become the global leader in genomic healthcare.
Alex Guest Thu, 28/02/2019 - 11:27
HIMSS19 focus on value-based care
At HIMSS19, one theme seems to filter through all the buzz and activity: delivering value-based, patient-centred care.
Alex Guest Wed, 13/02/2019 - 14:15
Genomics England chooses QIAGEN for 5 million genomes project
Genomics England has selected QIAGEN to provide bioinformatic support to the NHS Genomic Medicine Service and its national network of Genomic Laboratory Hubs for 5 million genome project.
Alex Guest Mon, 04/02/2019 - 08:50
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. 

Alex Guest Tue, 29/01/2019 - 16:40
Prenetics acquires Kelaa workplace stress app
Prenetics, the genetic screening company, has acquired Soma Analytics, the developer of workplace stress relief app Kelaa.
Alex Guest Mon, 28/01/2019 - 14:35
Fitbit users can now contribute data to NIH All of US programme
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) together with Fitbit have launched the Bring Your Own Device project, enabling Fitbit users to share data with the NIH 'All of Us' programme. 
Alex Guest Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:22

NHS Long Term Plan harnesses tech to prevent disease

The UK's NHS has today published its Long Term Plan, which sets out a vision to save half a million lives 'with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments' over the next decade. At the heart of the plans is the use of technology for a wide range of purposes from telehealth to genomic screening.
Mindstrong Health raises USD 31 million
Mindstrong Health has increased its Series B investment round with an additional $31 million, led by General Catalyst.
Alex Guest Fri, 04/01/2019 - 11:31