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Gamification for patient care, medical education, and virtual engagement

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“Gamification” – adding game-like elements into non-game or real-world settings – has become a popular concept in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and event industries, especially as virtual engagement becomes more common during COVID-19. However, it is proving more than a mere buzzword. With diverse applications and… Read More »Gamification for patient care, medical education, and virtual engagement

Healthcare’s digital transformation began within weeks of pandemic – report

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Healthcare organisations that have been traditionally slow to adopt new technology produced a response to the pandemic that was almost in line with less regulated industries, according to a new report. Findings of research from the cloud communications platform Twilio based on 2,500 enterprise decision… Read More »Healthcare’s digital transformation began within weeks of pandemic – report

6th Microbiome Movement – Drug Development Summit

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Close the Clinical Gap, Discover the Next Generation of Microbiome-based Therapeutics, and Establish New Partnerships to Accelerate Your Research The most comprehensive forum for microbiome drug developers, the Microbiome Movement – Drug Development Summit returns for its sixth iteration! We will continue to unite forward-thinking researchers from the… Read More »6th Microbiome Movement – Drug Development Summit

Arist Optimizes Text Messaging Platform for the Life Sciences Industry

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Life sciences organizations can easily send customizable, templated text messages and digital assets without compromising compliance Arist, developers of an innovative enterprise-level text messaging platform for education, training and outreach, has announced that its technology has been optimized to better meet the needs of the… Read More »Arist Optimizes Text Messaging Platform for the Life Sciences Industry

Alzheimer’s Research UK starts AI-based drug hunt with Exscientia

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Medical charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with artificial intelligence specialist Exscientia to find new drug treatments for the devastating neurodegenerative disease.  The alliance will see Exscientia work with the charity’s Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ODDI) to find therapeutics that target the neuroinflammation associated… Read More »Alzheimer’s Research UK starts AI-based drug hunt with Exscientia

Medidata launches cloud platform to gather clinical trial data from sensors

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Medidata has launched Sensor Cloud, a platform to manage a range of sensor and digital health technology data during clinical trials. The New York-based company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of French software firm Dassault Systemes, said the Sensor Cloud integrates Medidata’s existing clinical cloud… Read More »Medidata launches cloud platform to gather clinical trial data from sensors

Adoption of Digital Health Technologies in the Practice of Behavioral Health

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This is the title of a paper published today with co-authors Suepattra May, Caroline Huber, Meaghan Roach, Wade Aubry, Darius Lakdawalla, John Kane, and Felicia Forma. The subtitle is “Qualitative Case Study of Glucose Monitoring Technology“. The abstract is below. Background: Evaluation of patients with… Read More »Adoption of Digital Health Technologies in the Practice of Behavioral Health

NeuraMetrix joins with bioaccess to market brain health tool in Latin America

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San Francisco’s NeuraMetrix has joined with US contract research organisation (CRO) bioaccess to research and market a brain health monitoring tool based on typing cadence in Latin America. This latest announcement builds on a partnership announced in summer 2019 with N-Strategy Consulting Services to expand… Read More »NeuraMetrix joins with bioaccess to market brain health tool in Latin America

Healthware Group buys Finnish digital agency Make Helsinki

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Healthcare agency, consultancy and digital health group Healthware Group has acquired Finland-based digital service development and creative agency Make Helsinki. The acquisition builds on prior collaborations between the two organisations, including in best-in-class full-service agency offerings, digital transformation, technology/enterprise solutions and corporate venturing. The move… Read More »Healthware Group buys Finnish digital agency Make Helsinki

Former CEO of Proteus reflects on the dramatic fall of ‘digital pill’ unicorn

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The US healthcare system’s focus on activity rather than value for money was behind the demise of Proteus Digital Health and its “digital pill”, which measured whether schizophrenia patients took their meds, according to the company’s former CEO. At the Frontiers Health conference Andrew Thompson… Read More »Former CEO of Proteus reflects on the dramatic fall of ‘digital pill’ unicorn

Frontiers Health 2020 day two

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It’s day two of digital health innovation conference Frontiers Health, which will be mainly held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year Frontiers will be a global Hybrid conference. In line with the “new normal” situation, the format of the 2020 edition will be hybrid combining online global streaming together with offline events and… Read More »Frontiers Health 2020 day two

Frontiers Health 2020 day one

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Digital health innovation conference Frontiers Health kicks off its 2020 edition this week, although the majority of the conference will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Frontiers will be a global Hybrid conference. In line with the “new normal” situation, the… Read More »Frontiers Health 2020 day one

Health Innovators: David Van Sickle on digital innovation in respiratory medicine

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In the first episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah speaks to David Van Sickle, CEO of Propeller Health about how digital technologies are revolutionising the field of respiratory medicine. The post Health Innovators: David Van Sickle on digital innovation in respiratory medicine appeared… Read More »Health Innovators: David Van Sickle on digital innovation in respiratory medicine

Germany’s digital health changes will boost digital therapeutics in Europe

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Digital therapeutics are gaining momentum worldwide and offer developers, including pharma, both a huge opportunity and a stimulating market access challenge, say Olaf Schoeman and Emanuele Arcà. The last 12 months have shone a spotlight on digital transformation in Europe’s healthcare systems, with all the… Read More »Germany’s digital health changes will boost digital therapeutics in Europe

Salvia’s migraine implant could be breakthrough, says FDA

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An implantable neurostimulation migraine device from Salvia BioElectronics has gained Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA. Traditional neurostimulation systems are not designed to be compatible with the anatomy of the head, so Netherlands-based Salvia has developed flexible bioelectronic foils (pictured) that could be inserted below… Read More »Salvia’s migraine implant could be breakthrough, says FDA

BMS joins forces with insitro to develop neurodegenerative treatments

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insitro has landed another big biopharma partnership, signing a five-year collaboration with Bristol Myers Sqibb to develop therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  Neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS and FTD are considered a challenging therapeutic area, with no disease modifying treatments… Read More »BMS joins forces with insitro to develop neurodegenerative treatments

NHS strikes another deal with clinical AI company Sensyne Health

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Sensyne Health has signed a five-year non-exclusive Strategic Research Agreement (SRA) with Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MKUH). The non-exclusive agreement will apply Sensyne’s artificial intelligence technology to anonymised patient data for research into new medicines. MKUH is organised into four clinical divisions… Read More »NHS strikes another deal with clinical AI company Sensyne Health

Pharma’s digital transformation journey and the role of customer reference data

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Better management of customer data could help pharmaceutical companies’ digital transformation, according to Veeva’s Rebecca Silver. pharmaphorum’s Richard Staines spoke to her about how the use of customer reference data can transform pharma companies, increase competitiveness, and benefit the bottom line during these challenging times.… Read More »Pharma’s digital transformation journey and the role of customer reference data

COVID-19’s lasting impact on digital communication in healthcare

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The ongoing digital transformation of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries has been greatly accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. In The Medscape Professional Networks’ latest white paper, Healthcare’s New Normal: COVID Speeds Shift to Digital Communications, key opinion leaders and industry experts agree that in the… Read More »COVID-19’s lasting impact on digital communication in healthcare

Humana lawsuit exposes fraud risk in high-growth telehealth market

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Health insurer Humana has filed a lawsuit against telemedicine company QuivvyTech that it says resulted in fraudulent prescriptions worth millions of dollars being written for duped customers. According to the complaint, QuivvyTech hired telemarketers to cold-call Humana members, whose details were obtained using “illegal means,”… Read More »Humana lawsuit exposes fraud risk in high-growth telehealth market

NHS looks for digital pioneers to reshape services during pandemic

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A fellowship programme is looking for digital pioneers to design and lead service transformation projects in England’s NHS as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. DigitalHealth.London opens applications to its Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme, supporting change makers employed by NHS organisations in London to design and lead… Read More »NHS looks for digital pioneers to reshape services during pandemic

Baxter and Ayogo Expand their Partnership to Advance Digital Health Solution for Home Dialysis

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Shots: The companies expanded the collaboration to support the needs of patients with kidney disease via digital health solutions. The agreement integrates Ayogo’s LifePlan digital platform with Baxter’s expertise in renal care to develop mobile apps and digital solutions that bring personalized and timely support… Read More »Baxter and Ayogo Expand their Partnership to Advance Digital Health Solution for Home Dialysis