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
Doctor On Demand launches Synapse primary care platform
Doctor On Demand, the US telehealth service, has announced the launch of Synapse, a primary care platform for health plans and employers.
Alex Guest Tue, 26/02/2019 - 15:23
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.
Alex Guest Wed, 20/02/2019 - 16:59
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

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. 

Alex Guest Fri, 18/01/2019 - 15:41
VC funding of digital health hit record USD 9.5 billion in 2018
Venture capital funding for digital health companies grew to $9.5 billion in 2018, up 32% from $7.2 billion in 2017, according to Mercom Capital Group, a global communications and research firm.
Alex Guest Wed, 16/01/2019 - 08:52

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