telehealth

World Health Organisation publishes 10-point guideline on digital health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a guideline for the use of digital health interventions to strengthen health systems.
Alex Guest Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:20

Global collaboration publishes recommendations to speed rare disease diagnosis

The Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey for Children has today published recommendations on how to solve the challenge of diagnosing rare diseases. The commission was set up by Takeda, Microsoft, and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe to find solutions to core barriers preventing timely diagnosis for rare diseases.

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.

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.

Tyto Care closes $9 million funding for telehealth service

Israeli telehealth startup Tyto Care has raised $9 million from Itochu of Japan, Sanford Health of the US, and Shenzhen Capital Group of China. 

Tyto is a handheld kit and app that enables remote, guided medical exams and diagnosis using a 'digital stethoscope'. 

The new funding comes a year after the company raised $24.5 million in a round led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund of China, and will be used for expansion in the US, Japan and China. 

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.