Interest in rapid Covid-19 antigen tests continues despite accuracy concerns

The governor of Ohio receiving inaccurate results from a rapid Covid-19 test has raised alarms about the tests’ reliability, but it has not necessarily dampened interest in them. Earlier this month, it was reported that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine received a result from a rapid antigen test stating that he was infected with Covid-19....

Brompton Bikes To Launch Long-Term Hire

There’s never been a better time to start cycling to work. Aside from anything else, the added incentive of avoiding public transport during a pandemic has probably induced more people than ever to enjoy getting around on two wheels instead.Of course, that’s not the only reason to ride. Cycling is cheap, it’s...

VisionID Launches A New Social Distancing & Contact Tracing Service for Irish Businesses

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Irish company’s new service enables businesses to help employees observe social distancing and provides real time and accurate contact tracing VisionID’s new service combines: An Ultra-Wide Band wristband or lanyard that alerts employees when they breach social distancing that is accurate up to 10 centimeters A secure contact tracing portal, providing an...

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...
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