Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ☕

  • 13 June 2024
Digital Health Coffee Time Briefing ☕

Your morning summary of digital health news, information and events to know about if you want to be “in the know”.

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⚽ People living with dementia in Scotland have been able to relive football memories via VR headset through an initiative backed by the Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre. The project, in collaboration with Abertay University and video game developer crab.Bit, aims to offer “therapeutic taster experiences”, according to a press release published by Alzheimer Scotland on 5 June.

????‍????Digital healthcare company, Mediktor has announced the acquisition of Sensely, a digital healthcare provider that pioneered an empathy-driven conversational platform to support hospital systems. A Mediktor press release published on 4 June, said the move will extend the company’s global presence to more than 35 countries.

????️Sano Genetics has launched its Light the Way programme, an online support platform offering free genetic education, testing and counselling for those at risk of genetic motor neurone disease (MND). A press release from the company released on 10 June, said the programme would offer over 200 genetic tests to individuals with a family history of MND, along with support and educational content.

????️  System C has announced the relaunch of its CareFlow EPR, following an unveiling at its own health and care conference in May 2024. According to a press release published on 10 June, the new-look EPR is now a “fully integrated patient record solution that combines patient administration, clinical operations, maternity and neonatal capability, pharmacy and prescribing”.

???? A strategic partnership has been forged between Health Innovation East, the innovation arm of the NHS in the East of England, and Cogniss, a no-code ecosystem for digital health solutions. A press release, published on 5 June, said that Health Innovation East Digital Hub will be “a first point of call” for healthcare entrepreneurs looking to create and commercialise digital health solutions into the NHS.

???? What we’re reading

AI’s Role In The Future Of Digital Health – This long-read, published on Forbes.com on 7 June, includes a blueprint for innovation from SleepScore Labs’ Umashankar Shivanand, for those looking to leverage AI to fuel behaviour change in the health and wellness space.

Did you know?

According to the second annual Benefit Consultant Sentiment Index, published on 5 June by MedCity News and Quantum Health, 63% of consultants surveyed reported that their healthcare clients are considering consolidating their digital offerings under a single healthcare navigation solution.

???? This week’s events 

17-20 June, Amsterdam – HLTH Europe 2024

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