Monday, October 19, 2020

Deloitte exec: Tech has role in combating racial disparities in health

Technology could help close longstanding racial inequality in health. That was the message of Asif Dhar, a Deloitte executive who spoke Friday, the concluding day of the weeklong HLTH conference.“The power of the ecosystem matched with the power of digital disruption together provides incredible components … to change what is a very unequal...

Here’s How PureGym Plans On Making Its Gyms COVID-Secure

Although the exact details have not yet been announced by the government, it seems likely that gyms are set to be among the businesses that will be allowed to reopen in July in England, with the rest of the UK to follow before too long. If you’ve been itching to get back...

Navenio to provide location technology for Cleveland Clinic’s new London site

Navenio Cleveland Clinic
Infrastructure-free location tech from Navenio enables agile caregiving without investment in hardware Scalable solution will help improve inpatient and caregiver experiences New Victoria site for one of world’s top hospital groups opening next year London, Oxford, UK. 13th October 2020. Navenio, the healthcare scale-up whose location-based technology has been shown to double the...

Cue Health gets $481M to expand production of rapid coronavirus test

Cue Health received an emergency use authorization for its rapid molecular coronavirus test. The company is developing a portable testing platform that sends results to users’ smartphones. Photo credit: Cue Health A San Diego-based startup won a $481 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense...

Sleep Tracking Arrives On The Apple Watch This Autumn

In our eyes the Apple Watch is the undisputed champion of fitness smartwatches, combining genuinely useful smart features with accurate heart rate and GPS tracking hardware. The one glaring omission in its suite of features, compared with virtually every other health wearable, is sleep tracking – perhaps because the Apple Watch’s battery...

Clover’s growth projections reveal direct contracting pivot

When Clover Health announced its plans to go public via a blank-check company, the insurance startup pitched investors on its growth plans. Its CEO and founder, Vivek Garipalli, claimed it was the fastest growing Medicare Advantage plan over 50,000 lives — based on internal data — and that much of the $1.2 billion...

The New Polar Vantage V2 Features Running And Cycling Performance Tests

The best sports watches now go well beyond simply tracking your exercise, using the array of sensors they have on board to monitor your training load over time, help plan your recovery and even advise on the type of session to do each day to improve.This approach has become one of Polar’s...

Rockley Photonics targets healthcare market with CCO appointment

Vafa Jamali
Oxford, UK and Pasadena, California, 06 October 2020 – Rockley Photonics, a leading integrated optics solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Vafa Jamali as chief commercial officer.Mr Jamali will be responsible for the company’s commercial strategy, driving business growth and market share. With over 25 years of experience in...

Test and Trace: A three point plan to regain public trust

With that seasonality emerging one would think it’s the perfect time to get contact tracing apps up and running to help governments and the general public to stem the spread of the virus. In England, that’s precisely what we’ve seen, at least in theory. In practice, despite millions of downloads within the first...

Algorithm that predicts Covid-19 complications gets EUA

An algorithm to predict which patients might experience complications from Covid-19 received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. It identifies patients that are likely to face unstable blood pressure or respiratory decline based on vitals data. Dascena, an Oakland, Calif.-based startup, developed the tool. It had previously developed other algorithms...
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