#Digital Health

Milk Network Create Branding for Digital Health Platform Nphies

Because Every Connection Matters. Nphies is a digital health platform built to connect all healthcare stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The platform will control the process of storing, maintaining, and exchanging of medical information between HCPs, Insurance Companies, and Third party administrators. Nphies is launched by the Cooperative...
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St. Joseph Mercy Livingston earns “Most Wired” recognition

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital is among the Trinity Health Michigan Hospitals that have earned 2021 Digital Health “Most Wired” recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives organization. The annual survey assesses how effectively health care organizations incorporate core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs...
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Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare acquires Mercom's Digital Health business, launches media brand

To further its coverage and industry insights, Modern Healthcare has acquired Mercom Capital's Digital Health business, which focuses on digital healthcare financial data and research. The acquisition includes all of Mercom's research assets, including its reports on funding, mergers and acquisitions, as well as its subscriptions, databases and newsletters. With...
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Dr. Stephen Klasko thinks digital health key to erasing disparities

Dr. Stephen Klasko typically sends a playlist to the employees at Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University on Fridays in his weekly letters. This week, the song recommendations came a day early, timed to coincide with Klasko's announcement of his retirement as president of the university and CEO of the Philadelphia-based health system.

Health tech giant Philips launches new digital pathology platform

Dutch health tech company Royal Philips today introduced its new enterprise-wide digital pathology platform called IntelliSite. The product features a suite of scalable software tools designed to streamline workflows, enhance diagnostic confidence, facilitate collaboration, integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and increase the efficiency of pathology labs, Philips said in its announcement.

Perx Health Secures Funding to Bring Daily Engagement In Digital Care to The U.S.

-Already used by major global insurers and healthcare brands including AIA, QBE, Roche, and AstraZeneca, as well as Australia’s national healthcare system, Perx solves digital healthcare’s #1 health challenge – daily engagement of patients in digital care. -Clinical studies published in the British Medical Journal and American Journal of Managed...

Albacore Capital Invests in Digital Health Company Babylon

Digital health firm Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon) has secured a sustainability-linked investment of up to US$ 200 million from the strategic capital investment firm Albacore Capital Group. AlbaCore is a European credit investment firm. The deal happened around October 8, 2021. In June 2021, Babylon Holdings announced plans to go public through a US$ 4.2 billion merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp. Babylon works with health insurers and governments to offer them a way to provide mobile services to patients and touts Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Munich Re Ventures as backers.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital recognized among the world’s ‘Most Wired’ hospitals in 2021

SMH among only five Florida facilities to achieve highest certification level. Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) has been ranked in the 98th percentile of health care facilities in the annual College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health “Most Wired” program, SMH has announced. The honor is accorded to facilities...

Happify Health Launches Ensemble, An AI-Based Mental Health Coach

Designed as an adjunct to care for patients 22 years or older who have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Happify Health's Ensemble solution provides neurobehavioral interventions based upon cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology. The company believes this tech-first approach will be the key to health issues in the future, and quotes stats showing 30-40% of those needing treatment for these disorders like MDD and GAD do not receive it.
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Crain Communications acquires digital health information business

Detroit-based media company Crain Communications has acquired Mercom Capital Group's Digital Health business, which focuses on digital health care financial data and research. The acquisition includes all of Mercom's research assets, including its reports on funding, mergers and acquisitions, as well as its subscriptions, databases and newsletters. The offerings will complement the trade journal Modern Healthcare, which is owned and operated by Crain Communications, the parent company of Crain's Detroit Business.
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INVEST DH Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: EHR-integrated Navimize wants to cut down a key patient pain point

Among the many pain points in healthcare access and delivery is the notoriously difficult to predict wait times at doctors’ offices. Enter Navimize, a New York City-based startup that provides a virtual waiting room to help streamline scheduling and improve the patient experience. The venture capital-backed company recently won the...

15 HLTH 2021 Predictions from Digital Health Executives to Watch

Before HLTH 2021 kicks off in Boston on October 17th, here are 15 predictions from digital health executives to watch:. “The explosion of telehealth will certainly be a hot topic at HLTH. I expect the other trend will be focusing on mental health, especially in the context of the post-Covid era. And of course, we will continue the conversation on interoperability, data, and AI.”

Better Health Wants to Modernize Medical Supply

Better Health, an Israeli medtech startup working to modernize the medical supply industry, raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Caffeinated Capital and General Catalyst. Better Health has a lot of catching up to do with all of the other successful Israel health and medtech services...

Using Digital To Address The Mental Health ‘Silent Epidemic’

Digital tools and platforms are a natural fit for overcoming the top barriers to getting mental healthcare: accessibility, cost and social stigma, says Emily Thayer, a Senior Consultant within Cognizant Consulting’s Healthcare Practice. Untreated mental health conditions have long been a top healthcare concern. In 2019, fewer than half of...

This Mental Health Day, let’s take a look at social media

Global Mental Health Day was earlier this week. Perhaps these past couple of years, more so than any others in recent memory, have created the perfect storm in the area of mental health. The continued influence of social media is only becoming more pervasive, especially among digital natives, those who have grown up under the ubiquitous shadow of the internet. And, with the pandemic still ongoing and the economy still failing to fully recover anxiety and depression are continuing to rise.

Best Buy Pushes Further Into Healthcare With Current Health Acquisition

Best Buy announced earlier this week that it agreed to acquire Current Health, a U.K. tech company that helps with remote patient monitoring and telehealth. The consumer electronics retailer expects the deal to close by the end of the fiscal year, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. With the move, Best Buy is pushing further into health care — a sector that CEO Corie Barry frequently describes as a growth opportunity. Best Buy acquired GreatCall in an $800 million deal in 2018. The company makes easy-to-use cell phones and connected health devices, and provides emergency response services for aging adults. It acquired another senior-focused company, Critical Signal Technologies, in 2019.

UConn Health Recognized Nationally for Digital Advances in Ambulatory Tools

UConn Health’s IT efforts have been recognized and lauded in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired award program, achieving Special Recognition in its Digital Health Certified Ambulatory Level 7 category. Based on comprehensive surveys measuring implementation, goals, progress and results, the award acknowledges the organization’s criteria for being designated as...