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RIP Doug Miles, founder of UKTelehealthcare

...days where I met him. Sincere condolences indeed to his family/friends. Wendy Trew Very sad news an absolute gent,fond memories of working with Doug in Merton 20yrs ago Condolences to his family x Dr Malcolm J Fisk I have fond memories of meeting up with Doug a couple of times at the UK Telehealthcare's London office (the bar at Victoria Station) as well as in his earlier role at MASCOT and mine as a TSA Board Member and Chair. We've come a long way since, but Doug epitomised the ethos of the sector. Cheerio, Doug! You've left an important legacy.... Continue Reading

Calling all digital health entrepreneurs: DHACA Day on 18th March is for you!

...to understand how the cabinet office can help, how data privacy legislation may change post Brexit, what Babylon is doing, how the AHSNs can help and much, much more. You only have to pay for lunch! You will also get to hear how you can access a wide range of in depth business services free, due to the generosity of our sponsors. The event is being held courtesy of Baker Botts in their offices very close to Bank Tube station in London. Please click here to see more detail and to book. (Disclosure: this Editor is also CEO of DHACA)... Continue Reading

Calling all pitchers! Join us at Baker Botts on 5th February for a great evening

Baker Botts (UK) LLP, in association with the Digital Health & Care Alliance and Ascendant Corporate Finance, invites you to join them for the DHACA/HTF fourth annual pitch event on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at their London office close to Bank tube station. The evening will feature a number of healthtech/medtech sector companies presenting their business for five minutes each, followed by two minutes of Q&A from the audience and panel of funders. Prizes will be awarded by Baker Botts Partner, Neil Foster, to the most fundable company and best presentation (as voted on by the panel and audience). Attendance... Continue Reading

Short takes: Outcome Health pays up, Teladoc’s up in double-digits, Walgreens closing 40% of clinics, a health kiosk for hospital employees?

...percent of their national total. Is this also a concession that CVS and its clinic strategy are edging out Walgreens? Often the two chains are located within minutes (sic) of each other. USA Today A city hospital is an unlikely place for a health diagnostic kiosk, especially for employees, but Tampa General Hospital is trying out neighboring Clearwater’s OnMed stations in its locations. The station is connected to OnMed’s virtual clinic via high-definition video and multiple diagnostic tools. The station is also its own pharmacy, able to store up to 1,000 different medications, which are dispensed if prescribed by the... Continue Reading

Canary Care goes into administration, is acquired by Lifecycle Software (UK)

...the opportunity to bring Canary Care to a wider audience. Innovative assistive technology/TECS, despite the investments by major players, remains a difficult area for funding and adoption not only in the UK but also in the far larger market of the US and Canada. While we see a Best Buy acquiring GreatCall, we’re also reminded that GreatCall picked up the remnants of Lively for the IP and Healthsense for their assisted living customers and for the technology. The “name” health tech companies of the early ’00s are largely gone or no longer independent (Viterion, Living Independently, HealthSpot, Cardiocom, WellAware…) In... Continue Reading

Rounding up mid-August: PCORI funds 16 projects with $85 million, InTouch’s Rite Aid deal, Suennen leaves GE Ventures, NHS lost 10K patient records last year

...recently partnered with RPM developer Vivify Health [TTA 19 Dec] to move into in-home and post-acute settings, is now moving into retail with Rite Aid. The letter of intent is to help Rite Aid build up the technology in their existing health kiosks in pharmacies and ‘alternative care sites’. Rite Aid has had a long standing interest in kiosks, including as one of the last customers of HealthSpot. With their Albertsons merger scuttled, Rite Aid is seeking other business and interest. One of InTouch’s executives is EVP of Marketing and Consumer Solutions Steve Cashman, who founded and headed HealthSpot. InTouch... Continue Reading

OpenEMR’s security flaws threaten millions of patient records; McAfee successfully alters vital signs reporting into monitoring systems

...networking over TCP/IP, and appeared to store patient information. The central monitoring station ran Windows XP Embedded, which presented one set of flaws, but far more accessible to a breach was the communication from the devices to the central monitoring system. In short, “the attacker simply has to send replacement data to the central station while appearing as the patient monitor.” The article proves vital signs can be altered by the time they reach the central monitoring station to create a bad diagnosis, unnecessary testing, and unneeded medication. The McAfee article lays out How to Mess With Vital Signs, Believably.... Continue Reading

News roundup: Paradromics; Cerner’s trials with DOD, VA; Medtronic; Babylon Health; NHS’ private data

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Lasso.jpg” thumb_width=”125″ /]Connecting the brain with medical devices is Paradromic’s USP. Their brain-machine interface technology is seeking to power prosthetics to assist the blind, deaf, and paralyzed, and in future brain diseases. Their current project is to enable the paralyzed to communicate through a computer in real time. Their seed round of $7 million was led by Arkitekt Ventures and Synergy Ventures. Crunchbase. Mobihealthnews The US Department of Defense’s replacement of the ancient AHLTA EHR with a Cerner-Leidos system, MHS Genesis, has been having a rough test period at Fairchild Air Force Base, Oak Harbor, and Naval Station Bremerton.... Continue Reading

2017’s transition in digital health funding: is it maturity or a reconsideration?

Rock Health’s topline for 2017 digital health funding is impressively upbeat, casting it as “the end of the beginning in digital health, the start of a new era with new challenges”. Digging into it, there is a continued slowing that Rock Health itself predicted back in their 3rd Quarter report [TTA 3 Oct 17]. It seems that the big did get bigger, but if you weren’t on the train in 2016 or prior, 2017 wasn’t the year you left the station. Their findings bear this out, keeping in mind that their tracking is for US companies with deals over $2... Continue Reading

Advances in 2017 which may set the digital health stage for 2018

...about the history of telemedicine experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) and the Concordia station in Antarctica. An example is the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS), which is an international initiative on developing global ultrasound practice and education. And if you doubt we made progress in healthcare on a lot of fronts in 2017, this more-than-every-week list has 82 advances with links, including that smartphone camera flashes and microphones can be made useful for medical diagnosis, not just selfies (Telegraph). Those ‘Time Crystals’ could be used right now! Human Progress (Hat tip to Editor Emeritus Steve)... Continue Reading