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Digital therapeutics firm announces new $8m funding round

Digital therapeutics company Kaia Health has announced an $8 million funding round, with the infusion of capital led by Optum Ventures. Kaia Health has developed a smartphone-based approach for managing chronic conditions, with its flagship product focused on musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) such as chronic back pain. The investment aims to help Kaia Health address the…


Hospital Trust goes live with ClinicalAide mobile app

Royal Derby Hospital has gone live with a mobile technology, designed by DXC Technology which aims to enhance how clinicians access information from the electronic patient record during the crucial stage of patient handover. This can apply to the transferral of a patient’s care from one clinician to another, during or between shifts, day or night, and…


HEE awards 17 fellowships as part of Topol digital programme

Health Education England has awarded 17 new digital fellowships to incorporate digital health expertise within their careers. The Topol programme for Digital Fellowships in healthcare provides fellows with time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives in their Trusts. There’s also a programme of workshops and mentoring to stimulate and support…


How growing IoT is affecting the medical device industry

Lee Stacey, product evangelist, Thingstream, writes about challenges faced by the medical device industry amidst the growth of IoT, and new European regulations that come into force next year.   For medical device companies, a significant change is fast approaching in respect of how field devices are monitored and reported on. New European regulation, which…


Robust research ‘crucial’ for mental health tech start-ups

Robust research practices are crucial in ensuring mental health technology start-ups create products aligned with the real needs of individuals, a yearlong programme has found. Led by Big Society Capital and funded by The Wellcome Trust, the programme brought together the worlds of research, social impact investment (Big Society Capital) and start-up development (Bethnal Green…

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