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NHS App reaches 22 million users

NHS Digital has announced the NHS App has reached a new milestone of 22 million users. Since the introduction of the NHS COVID Pass on 17 May, 18 million users have registered with the app. In the announcement, NHS Digital highlighted some of the achievements to date, including a total […]

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Babylon acquires US health engagement company

Babylon has announced its latest acquisition, adding Higi, a consumer health engagement company​, to its product portfolio. The move brings remote monitoring capabilities, through Higi’s ‘Smart Health Stations’, which are said to be located within five miles of 73 per cent of the US population; through health-checking kiosks found in grocery […]

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Research study explores use of AI chatbots for health conditions

Researchers from the University of Westminster, with support from University College London (UCL), have published a new paper that explores the use of chatbots and virtual assistants for health conditions. The paper – entitled ‘Health chatbots acceptability moderated by perceived stigma and severity: a cross-sectional survey’ was published 8 December in […]

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UK Kidney Association national patient facing platform

The UK Kidney Association has announced it’s moving its patient facing platform to Patients Know Best. Currently 12 NHS trusts have gone live so far with the personal health records tool, as part of a fve-year deal, to deliver the system nationally. The project follows the recent news of the […]

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Vine Health raises £4.1 million

Vinehealth, an application to support quality of life and outcomes of cancer patients, has raised £4.1 million in its latest funding round, led by Talis Capital. The app provides the functionality for patients to digitally track their symptoms and side effects, with an aim to help them manage their care […]

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Digital mental health tech raises £39 million

Ieso Digital has announced that it has secured £39 million in Series B financing, to develop its evidence-based digital therapeutics solutions. T‍he company said the funding will be used to “develop autonomous therapy systems” and hoped to “match the standards of human care delivery”. In the announcement, the company highlighted […]

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Graphnet acquires patient monitoring specialist Docobo

Graphnet Health has acquired remote patient monitoring specialist Docobo, to integrate its DOC@HOME™ solution with its population health platform. Docobo provides a range of digital tools to support out-of-hospital care, including virtual wards and its digital remote patient management system. Some of its customers include Kent Community Health and Liverpool CCG, and its […]

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Study highlights effectiveness of digital interventions for increasing physical activity

A research study, believed to be the first of its kind, has explored the effectiveness of digital technologies used as interventions for increasing physical activity, with the analysis focusing on the effectiveness based on socioeconomic status. The study, entitled: ‘The effectiveness of digital interventions for increasing physical activity in individuals of […]

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Closed Loop Medicine raises £13 million

Closed Loop Medicine, a health tech supplier developing a drug and digital combination product, has raised £13 million of new investment. The company aims to support dosing and medication regimens with its app, to provide a digital companion, support and a way to capture data to provide insight. This new investment […]