RapidSOS, a five-year-old startup focused on updating emergency response systems with data-driven technology, has raised $16 million in funding from Highland Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and CSAA Insurance Group, according to a statement. Forté Ventures also contributed.
A recent report from Accenture analyzed the “near-term value” of AI applications in health care to determine how the potential impact of the technology stacks up against the upfront costs of implementation. Results from the report estimated that AI applications in health care could save up to $150 billion annually for the U.S. health care economy by 2026.
Digital health appears to be making its way onto the national stage. On Tuesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb gave the field a shout-out in his remarks to the US House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development concerning the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the FDA.
Following a successful nine-month pilot, Boehringer Ingelheim and HealthPrize Technologies announced that the digital adherence support program RespiPoints will be expanded to any patient who is taking certain Boehringer Ingelheim medications, including some available in the Respimat inhaler.
Use of an artificial pancreas is associated with better control of blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes compared with standard treatment, finds a review of the available evidence published by The BMJ today.
Silvia Pfeiffer started Coviu with CSIRO colleague Nathan Oehlman in 2015, and it is now in use by 1100 healthcare professionals, with 160 of them paid subscribers to the software-as-a-service platform at $20 a month. More than 20,000 patients have been remotely consulted to date via the platform, which is browser-based and does not require a download.
NHS Digital’s sharing of non-clinical patient information with the Home Office has been branded “entirely inappropriate” by MPs, who say they are concerned about the body’s ability to act as a reliable steward of the data.
In a major boost to Australia’s digital health sector, the Federal Government has announced a $55 million cash injection to launch the new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and its R&D consortium of more than 60 technology companies, universities, health networks and research institutes.
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