Has telehealth hit the high watermark?

In the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems saw dramatic spikes in virtual visits and telehealth adoption in the patient population. The broad consensus is that the healthcare industry saw more telehealth visits in the one month immediately following the pandemic's lockdown than in the entire year preceding it. A study by...

Mental health coaching startup Ginger raises $50M

  Ginger, a digital health startup that lets users chat with a mental health coach, raised $50 million in funding in a series D round. Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners led the funding round, with participation from Cigna Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner. David ibnAle, a founding...

Royal Cornwall NHS Trust chooses Navenio’s location tech as part of e-transformation project

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NHS Trust selects Navenio’s infrastructure-free Intelligent Workforce platform to support radiology portering teams Navenio’s impact will be assessed for application in further areas such as patient wayfinding Oxford, UK. August 4th, 2020: Navenio, the UK healthcare scale-up, has announced that the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust has selected its location-based AI platform to...

The real-time health system: Adapting healthcare to the new normal

Right now, in the midst of a pandemic, our healthcare system is struggling with uncertainty – some might even say chaos – as it tries to stem the tide of infections that are sweeping across the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates, vividly, that our healthcare system is unsuited to delivering systemic services to...

5 ways to prepare your patient for their first telemedicine visit

It’s 2020 and doctors are doing house calls again. No, we didn’t step back in time; instead, we’ve moved forward. Rather than knocking on a patient’s home with a stethoscope and wooden tongue depressor in tow, today’s house calls require no face-to-face appointments, only a smartphone with an internet connection. Telemedicine has arrived. Telemedicine...

RIVIAM Digital Care is awarded funding from Innovate UK to enhance its new social prescribing platform used in Bath and North East Somerset to transform the way health, social...

22nd July 2020 – RIVIAM Digital Care has been awarded £48,450 funding by Innovate UK to enhance its new social prescribing platform.RIVIAM transforms care delivery during Covid-19RIVIAM’s Wellbeing platform is currently used in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) by Virgin Care, BaNES Council and many third sector organisations, including...

Failing states of health – How broader collaboration can bring us closer to the future of health

While the COVID-19 pandemic has seen some countries respond well to the ongoing health crisis for their own populations, it has also – despite decades of increasing and accelerating globalisation – shown how quickly countries can turn inwards. As countries around the world entered states of emergency and enacted extraordinary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, they have in many instances also reverted to a ‘city-state’ logic, strictly limiting...

French biotech Genfit shifts gears after Phase III NASH failure

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A company that had been potentially second in line to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for a drug to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is now moving away from developing NASH drugs after the failure of a Phase III clinical trial. Lille, France-based Genfit said Wednesday it had formally terminated the Phase III RESOLVE-IT trial...

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...

Geisinger’s digital strategy to combat COVID-19 and accelerate enterprise transformation

This post was co-authored by Rebecca A. Stametz, Geisinger's vice president of digital transformation; Karen Murphy, RN, its chief innovation officer; David Vawdrey, chief data informatics officer; John Kravitz, chief information officer; and Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting. In January 2020, Geisinger, the Pennsylvania-based integrated health system known for decades of clinical innovation,...
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