Digital Health Care For Muslim Pilgrims March 5, 2023, 7:46 a.m.
The collaboration will allow pilgrims to access virtual health care services remotely, offering more convenient, accessible, and affordable digital health care during pilgrimage for Umrah and Haj.
Business Model Innovation Utilized across Digital Health Companies – March 5, 2023, 7:43 a.m.
You will systematically review how business model innovation is researched and reported across digital health business studies. Your work will be part of a more extensive scientific study that is subject to being published in a renowned management peer-reviewed journal, which you are invited to co-author based on your contribution. The project can be conducted entirely remotely. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. Students from other universities are also welcome to apply.
Kenyan Healthcare Startup, Zuri Health Receives Funding From Morrocco’s UM6P Ventures Jan. 30, 2023, 3:13 p.m.
Kenyan healthcare startup Zuri Health has raised funding from Moroccan Venture Capitalist UM6P Ventures. Zuri Health is a telemedicine company that started in 2021. It allows African patients to access high-quality, reasonably priced healthcare using mobile apps, websites, WhatsApp chatbots, and SMS services. Patients can use the app to arrange lab and diagnostic tests, consult with doctors, purchase medication from pharmacies, and plan home visits with qualified medical professionals.
Digital Health Tools Need a New Benchmark Jan. 15, 2023, 6:25 p.m.
The good AI and healthtech can do is undisputed, but testing new technology using old methods is holding it back.
CES 2023: Digital Health, Connected Cars, Smart Homes, and Beyond Jan. 7, 2023, 12:47 p.m.
This year at CES, highlights in the automotive realm included Volkswagen’s tantalizing glimpse of its new ID.7 electric sedan set to launch by 2026. Another highlight was BMW’s i Vision Dee, a concept vehicle that explores the possibilities of mixed reality and the extent to which automotive personalization could change the relationship between owners and vehicles. BMW is calling the I Vision Dee “the ultimate digital companion,” because of its immersive, emotionally intelligent AI, Dee. Equipped with a “Mixed Reality Slider,” the sleek dashboard can project AR (augmented reality) scenes or entirely virtual worlds onto the windshield.
What Exactly Is PEMF Therapy, And How Does It Help in Relieving Pain? Jan. 7, 2023, 12:46 p.m.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) is a medical treatment involving the use of highly concentrated electromagnetic energy that is supplied through PEMF machines. Sentient Element PEMF machines are one of the best in today’s market. This energy penetrates your body to reach your cells, providing them energy needed heal themselves and impart strength.
What Exactly Is PEMF Therapy and How Does It Help Alleviate Pain? Jan. 7, 2023, 12:45 p.m.
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field. Devices that utilize PEMF technology emit electromagnetic waves at different frequencies in order to stimulate and encourage your body’s natural recovery process. You’re probably wondering how PEMF technology can benefit your body when other electromagnetic fields - like those produced by microwaves and x-ray machines - are harmful. According to Bulletproof, “frequency and duration make all the difference.” The waves created by PEMF devices occur in brief bursts and are very low-frequency, like the electromagnetic waves found in nature. In fact, most waves involved in PEMF treatments have a lower frequency than you would be exposed to during a thunderstorm.
Why the digital health user experience is key to senior uptake Jan. 7, 2023, 12:42 p.m.
Digital health can help seniors age in place, but companies should consider usability and accessibility for their devices to succeed with the population, said panelists at CES 2023.
Digital Health Tools Need a New Benchmark Dec. 27, 2022, 8:06 a.m.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, digital health technologies transformed the way that many of us received health care, supercharging the uptake of digital tools such as telehealth platforms, mobile symptom trackers, and remote monitoring. However, the whole-scale adoption and impact of digital health technology in national health systems around the world has still not yet fully materialized. A critical reason is that they often lack the necessary scientific evidence to back the range of benefits—from improved health outcomes for patients to better cost-benefit outcomes for payers such as insurance companies and health care providers—that its manufacturers claim they can deliver. 
Smartphone app Skinive helps prevent skin cancer, yet experts are critical Dec. 12, 2022, 1:05 p.m.
The dermatologist tested out the app for this article. She Is critical about it: “I noticed a bunch of limitations. For example, it does not take into account a patient’s story, something that is really important in order to make a good assessment of a skin patch.” She also raises questions about the use of phone cameras: “If you upload a blurry photo, you don’t get any kind of notification that the photo is too blurry. That’s crazy, because you can’t get proper advice that way, can you?” Several studies, including a study published in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine, show that similar apps have a low positive predictive values. The study found that a large proportion of app users receive false warnings about possible skin cancer and are quickly advised to seek medical attention.
5 Ways Digital Health Innovation Will Grow + Evolve Post-Pandemic Nov. 27, 2022, 6:47 p.m.
Many healthcare organizations are seeking to harness the vast potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its four components — machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, and robotics — to transform their clinical and business processes. They seek to apply these advanced technologies to make sense of an ever-increasing “tsunami” of structured and unstructured data, and to automate iterative operations that previously required manual processing.
‘Not in la la land’: As digital health funding ebbs, VCs urge startups to be conservative Nov. 21, 2022, 9:20 p.m.
Prominent investors think the explosion of funding during COVID-19 was a good thing, but the ongoing market correction is a good thing, too.
What the patient needs or what the patient wants? Defining digital health Oct. 24, 2022, 10:21 a.m.
What are digital health tools? There are several competing definitions but perhaps the most important one with is what the public make of this evolving industry and of the tools they are prepared to use.
3 Essential Patient Engagement Strategies to Drive Better Health Outcomes for Your Patients Sept. 29, 2022, 5:59 p.m.
Patient engagement is an important part of your health care services, as it can help boost your patient’s motivation to get better. You don’t want to communicate with your patients to make them feel down or feel helpless with their health conditions. Thus, creating the patient engagement strategies for your health care organization is paramount for the health improvement of your patients.
Digital Health Adoption Reaches New Heights Among Physicians Sept. 16, 2022, 11:57 a.m.
The largest growth in adoption was among digital health tools that aid in remote care. The percentage of physicians using tele-visits/virtual visits grew from 14% in 2016 to 80% in 2022 while the percentage of physicians using remote monitoring devices grew from 12% in 2016 to 30% in 2022. The digital health tools that garner the most enthusiasm among physicians are tele-visits (57%) followed by remote monitoring devices (53%).
Digital health transformation requires holistic not episodic care Sept. 13, 2022, 9:18 a.m.
By following the patient at each stage of its disease progression, from diagnosis to disease management, and integrating a variety of technologies, digital health provides deeper insights and help for care management.
Medtronic Improves Patient Care with Digital Heart Monitoring Service Aug. 23, 2022, 8:44 a.m.
Millions of connected implant devices constantly collect data from patients around the world. And yet healthcare providers often struggle to extract timely and actionable insights into patients’ wellbeing and make proactive interventions. Medtronic, the largest global medical device company, chose OutSystems to build FocusOn™, a remote monitoring and triaging platform for cardiac conditions that saves clinical staff time and ensures better outcomes for patients.
Clinical validation will save the reputation of digital health Aug. 17, 2022, 3:43 p.m.
The meteoric rise of telehealth and other types of virtual care during the Covid-19 pandemic sparked some of the highest funding in digital health’s history. This avalanche of investment — akin to the boom in electronic health record systems more than a decade ago — created a media frenzy, with health care and consumer media outlets creating the impression that digital health will solve the industry’s problems. Not all of this enthusiasm was misplaced. Digital health continues to massively change the health care industry. Yet health care providers, payers, and investors have become warier about funding and partnering with startups. Several high-profile and well-funded digital health companies were recently shown to have misled, overprescribed, or were outright fraudulent in their claims toward customers and partners.
Digital health unicorns need a checkup Aug. 12, 2022, 8:44 a.m.
Some of digital health’s best-capitalized startups are struggling. A string of healthcare unicorns have announced layoffs over the past few weeks, including Ro, Cerebral, Forward and Calibrate. While these companies are all targeting different corners of the healthcare world — from direct-to-consumer healthcare to virtual mental health support — the layoffs show a similar response to the macroeconomic environment. It’s a shift in tone for the companies, many of which were valued at over $1 billion and enjoyed a massive spike in customer interest during the pandemic. For early-stage entrepreneurs, this shift brings a set of lessons on the nuances of operating in digital health.
Digital health unicorn Truepill conducts third round of layoffs in 2022 Aug. 12, 2022, 8:43 a.m.
Over time — and various financing rounds — Truepill saw opportunity in selling diagnostics and telehealth services. Eventually, it expanded beyond brands that serve directly to consumers and aimed at institutions such as healthcare plans, life science companies and providers. Today’s move is in stark contrast to how Truepill characterized its business just months prior; then it appeared to be in a position of offense, the company claimed to be bringing in $300 million in revenue in 2021.