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Six technology premieres we are looking forward to in 2024

Digital transformations: how to convince people to embrace change

We don't like changes – they cause extra work, threaten our autonomy and security, and create negative emotions—thus, leaders must strive to reduce the psychological...

Dayone health 4.0 accelerator announced 2023 finalists

DayOne Health Accelerator introduced its 2023 cohort – 15 startups chosen from 109 applications representing 35 countries. Here is an initial glimpse into this year's...

Interconnected data will trigger a wave of shifts in healthcare

To build connected health care, we must first ensure high-speed internet and secure communication networks. Is the infrastructure ready for widely deployed real-time telemedicine, virtual...

A new global initiative to build trusted digital-first health systems

The Digital Transformations for Health Lab (DTH-Lab) brings together academia, research, and public and private sectors from across the globe, intending to strengthen digital and...

Meet Dave, the first AI oncology mentor. Is it the future of medicine?

Are AI-driven health bots a new component of care that bridges the communication gap between patients and doctors? Interview with Irad Deutsch, Co-founder and CTO of...

Healthcare 5.0: radical change that we have to go through

In her new book, Katarzyna Kolasa, Ph.D., Professor of Health Economics at Kozminski University (Poland), warns of the financial collapse of health systems and calls...

Hospitals Granted Permission to Pilot International Patient Summary (IPS) Implementation

IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) has officially greenlit the implementation of the International Patient Summary (IPS) for pilot testing in hospitals. This significant development enables...

WHO Releases Findings from ‘Digital Health in Europe’ Survey

In early September 2023, the WHO released a report based on data collected from a survey on digitalization in healthcare in Europe in 2022. This...

A smartphone with a clip for 80 cents measures blood pressure

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an inexpensive and accurate method for measuring blood pressure with a smartphone. All it takes...

Saudi arabia brings world’s first virtual hospital to life

SEHA Virtual Hospital is the most ambitious virtual care project being developed globally, aiming to reshape the healthcare delivery model. And the outcomes – including...

Bambi Medical Secures CE Mark Approval for Revolutionary ExG System

In a significant breakthrough, Bambi Medical, a pioneering Dutch medtech startup, proudly announced today that it has been granted the prestigious CE mark for its...

Dutch OLVG hospital starts using AI in the ICU

This week, the Dutch OLVG hospital in Amsterdam officially introduced artificial intelligence at its ICU. The doctors in the intensive care unit started using AI-driven...

Groundbreaking Research: EAR-EEG Headphones Predict Alzheimer’s

Researchers are working on a device that can be easily placed in the ear at home to aid in the early detection of Alzheimer's and...

Health Interventions in Retail: Where Health Meets Retail

The pressure on the Dutch healthcare system continues to increase. Aging population and persistent shortage of healthcare personnel are two significant contributing factors. It has...

Healthware Group Proposes Digital Therapeutics to Enhance Depression Care Pathways in Italy

Healthware Group has released an Expert Opinion on the integration of Digital Therapeutics (DTx) to enhance care pathways for depression within the Italian national health...

Doctors as data curators: care depends on information flow

Doctors combine the knowledge gained from the patient during appointments with data from other points of care to make evidence-based decisions in line with the...

Germany unveils a new strategy to “bring healthcare into the 21st century”

The German Federal Ministry of Health presented an ambitious "Digitization strategy for healthcare and nursing care. DIGITAL TOGETHER". It aims to introduce an electronic patient...

E-health in Portugal and its five most popular services

Digital health was not brought to Portugal by the COVID-19 pandemic – the country pioneered its first e-health services long before SARS-CoV2 pushed the world...

A quest to restore emotional care in medicine

Medicine is much more than 10-minute visits in a rush and patients left alone with their health concerns. So how do we bring humanity back...

New light-and-sound therapy could help patients with alzheimer’s

Startup Cognito Therapeutics has announced trials of an Alzheimer’s therapy device that will last a year and involve 500 participants, according to Bloomberg. In one...

Data in healthcare: can we trust something we don’t know?

Data is key to shaping evidence-based health policies, providing citizens with tools and medicines that contribute to their well-being and accelerating research. However, we still...

Who’s florence 2.0 will tell you now how to stay healthy

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a chatbot for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It provides advice on a healthier lifestyle and mental...

Smart healthcare and innovation: what’s next in digital health?

Digital health and promising buzzwords have been inseparable for years. But more and more, the question arises about projects and concrete implementation as well as...

Technology Helps Deliver Care In A Way That We Never Imagined

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine, but quite a few barriers still block benefits that patients could gain. How to change that? Our...

Does Prevention Justify Total Control? Data And Ethics During Health Emergencies

Lockdowns, contact tracing, obligatory testing, monitoring of people in quarantine, and COVID certificates – in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, national governments took policy decisions...

Primary care physicians need… 26.7 hours a day to do their work

A new study published in The Journal of General Internal Medicine shows how overworked primary care physicians are: if they followed all guidelines on the...

Digital health at a glance in 29 European countries

The Ministerial Delegation for Digital Health of the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health presented an overview of Digital Health in Europe, focusing on ethics...

What disrupts or facilitates the deployment of digital health?

Electronic health records, telecare solutions, eHealth applications for patients – the number of digital health solutions is growing. Their successful implementation in hospitals and clinics...

What Will Metaverse Offer Physicians And Patients In The Future?

The metaverse promises a radically new virtual experience, an immersion into a digitally created world. As a physician, I envision this new world as a...

What Exactly Does The EU Commission Do For Healthcare?

A conversation about the latest EU initiatives for health, European Health Data Space and strategies for resilient healthcare in Europe with Andrzej Ryś, Director responsible...

Healthcare is no longer just a place you visit. It’s a service that visits you

This year's EIT Health Summit 2022 in Stockholm shed more light on the healthcare innovations shaping the post-COVID health care system. There has been a...

Digital Therapies Can Help Patients If Only Health Systems Understand Their Value

Digital platforms developed with physician input with clinically proven benefits for patients are a whole new quality of treatment. One example is the recently announced...

Estonia’s roadmap to telehealth: identify needs, test and update

How can telehealth better meet the needs of patients? "Identify the needs, improve digital skills, access to the Internet and solutions, and ensure user-friendliness, "says...

Mobile Health Tools Will Not Scale If Other Adoption Factors Are Neglected

While some of the factors impacting patients’ adoption of mHealth tools may be hard to influence – e.g. intrinsic motivation or a person’s locus of...

Is strategically critical healthcare moving toward data protectionism?

The war in Ukraine shows that also innovation is strongly influenced by the geopolitical situation. And that has profound implications for increasingly data-driven healthcare since...

A Framework For Moving From Ideas And Pilots To Adoption At Scale

Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) – a part of the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Centre Programme – developed a 5-stages innovation process model....

First Principles Thinking For Digital Health Lawmaking

As business philosophy advisors, we ask our clients certain fundamental questions - “what is the core value of your business?” “What else does your business...

6 basic rules to increase digital skills among healthcare professionals

Organizational processes, higher quality of care, and seamless access to data. Electronic medical records are to make work easier, allowing doctors to spend more with...

Digital health is exciting, but it also has life-threatening bugs

We are so blinded by technological innovations that we overlook the dangers they pose – argues Prof Harold Thimbleby in his book “FIX IT. How...

Findings From Covid-19 For Healthcare Stakeholders To Remember

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented use of telemedicine and has triggered the implementation of novel solutions such as contact tracking apps and COVID-19 digital...

Israel’s Formula For Combating The Pandemic: Digitalization

How has Israel hacked the pandemic with emerging technologies, and what makes the country a vibrant hub for innovative startups? We talk to Carsten Ovens,...

The 16 Most Exciting Health And Wellness Innovations Of 2021

Every year, TIME chooses inventions that make the world better, smarter and more fun. This year, on the list of 100 technological innovations, there are...

Most Puzzling Questions About Digital Health

What are the trends and challenges? What is the future of health? We've checked the most frequently asked questions regarding digital health innovations posted on...

Data-driven health care will soon collide with unimaginable societal challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that a forgotten determinant of individual health is joint responsibility. In democratic countries, digitalization will not be possible without...

How to create a culture of innovation in a healthcare organization at no high costs

What can hospitals and clinics do to boost the benefits of the IT infrastructure? Is there a way to convince nurses and doctors to co-shape...

The Next Generation of Digital Therapeutics

As we encourage patients to begin taking the initiative to care for themselves, we have seen terms like digital self-care, continuous care, the quantified self...

What Are The Challenges Of Technology Adoption In Latin America?

After explaining the COVID-19 catalyst effect in the digital transformation in the Latin-American region, adoption has been identified as one of the most significant challenges...

What Does It Take To Inspire Public Trust In Health Data?

“Digital and health literacy are essential to developing societal trust in digital health and data-driven healthcare,” says Bleddyn Rees, Deputy Chair & Digital Health Society....

After A Year And A Half Boom In Digital Health, Troubles Return

Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the use of telehealth or mobile health apps is growing at an unprecedented rate. 2021 is going to be a...

Report Shows Expansion Of Dtx, Apps, Digital Devices And Wearables

The latest report, “Digital Health Trends 2021: Innovation, Evidence, Regulation, and Adoption”, developed by the IQVIA Institute For Human Data Science, shows the landscape of...

Can Technology Still Save India’s Collapsing Healthcare System?

Low government spending on healthcare (1,28% of the country’s GDP), poor infrastructure, inequalities in access to medical services, high out-of-pocket expenditures, shortages of health professionals,...

Turning short-term acceleration into long-term sustainable growth

ICT&health met experts from the Robert Bosch Foundation (Germany) and the Health Foundation (UK) to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health...

Find out six principles for AI in healthcare developed by WHO

The latest report of the World Health Organization, Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health, is one of the most comprehensive guidelines for the...

Benefits of wearables: do we see what we want to see?

Can a fitness tracker change the lifestyle and improve the health of its owner? Studies in this area are conflicting or few, and reliable publications...

Gaia-x. What’s behind the project everyone is talking about?

GAIA-X has the ambition to create a European wide network of stakeholders to drive digital data exchange. National hubs are growing like mushrooms after a...

Patients Are Often “Included” To Improve Corporate Image

Many med-tech companies are convinced that the hi-tech solutions created by their engineers and wrapped up in patient-centricity slogans by marketers will quickly get beloved...

Digitally-Enabled Primary Care: A Case For Evolution, Not Revolution

How can we strengthen primary care by introducing digital health solutions and what have we learned from the pandemic? We asked this question to Claudia Pagliari,...

Dr Google Gets A Medical Degree To End Misdiagnoses

Google announces an AI-assisted web app to assess dermatological conditions. When you google for information about a skin lesion, you may soon get a reliable...

Physicians In The Lead Of Med-Tech Innovation Design

Technology is essential for healthcare—nobody doubts it any more. We have also learned that innovation consists of more than buying a device or software program....

How Big Data Accelerate Research On Blood Cancers

A pan-European public-private initiative, HARMONY Alliance, demonstrates how artificial intelligence and access to data can impact advances in life sciences. By analysing data sets from...

We Can’t Afford To Continue Delivering Care In The Analogue Way

“If the digital-first approach enables people to access high-quality healthcare services, we should go for it,” says Andy Fischer (Zwitserland), President of the International Society...

How To Increase The Value Of Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring received a needed push from the pandemic crisis, which has accelerated its adoption. As a component of telehealth, remote monitoring enables the...

Top 8 Challenges of Developing Telehealth Solutions

COVID19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns put in front many benefits of telehealth. Among them is improving patient access to treatment by incorporating online consultations on...

World’s biggest pharma companies go digital

Pharmaceutical companies were late to realize the impact of digitization on transforming the healthcare system and life sciences. Now they are trying to catch up...

7 Rules That Distinguish Top Digital Health Leaders  

To guide a hospital through a digital transformation, the managers should pay attention to several key competencies. While most of them can be learned, they...

Does Digitization Make Us Happy (And Healthier)?

According to the World Happiness Report 2021, the top 3 happiest countries are Finland, Iceland, and Denmark. Besides, these are countries with high digital maturity....

What Should Be Done To Make Patients Love Telecare?

While some patients appreciate the comfort of virtual medicine, for many people, the lack of direct contact with a doctor significantly lowers the value of...

Consumer Power Drives Changes In The Healthcare Industry

Interview with Brian O'Connor, a founder and Chair of the ECHAlliance – European Connected Health Alliance, a community of 16,500+ individuals and 700+ member organizations...

The COVID-19 pandemic time machine. What have we learned?

The adoption of frontier technologies has speeded up unprecedentedly recently. Simultaneously, lockdowns and policies around the coronavirus containment kept us in some sort of a...

What Should Health App Developers Consider To Gain A Competitive Edge?

Although the mobile health apps market is snowballing, innovators will need to offer some extraordinary benefits to users. Their expectations also will grow. Startup founder...

Goodbye stethoscope! Hello new generation medical devices

Popular instruments used in general medicine are being replaced by smart, digital, and mobile equivalents. They are more accurate, enabling doctors to transfer data directly...

White Paper: Rethinking Digital Therapeutics’ Strategies

The great momentum being generated by Digital Therapeutics (DTx) in North America and Europe is second to no other digital health segment today. Indeed, the...

FDA Action Plan for AI in medical software

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an action plan for artificial intelligence/machine learning-based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). What do these...

8 Radical Innovations For Healthcare Presented at Ces 2021

This year's CES virtual edition was a stage for many health and well-being innovations. During CES 2021 developers presented numerous health and wellness technologies: apps,...

DIGITAL HEALTH MAKING AN IMPACT

There have been many predictions on what’s next for digital health. Will it be telehealth visits as standard for primary care? Will wearables measure and...

23 Steps Amazon, Apple And Google Have Taken In Healthcare In 2020

Are really the big tech companies disrupting healthcare? To check it out, we have analysed Google, Amazon, and Apple's activities in the medical and pharmaceutical...

Can technology help prevent preventable deaths?

About two-thirds of deaths globally could be potentially avoided and patients' quality of life could be improved by diagnosing diseases faster, monitoring patients better, and...

DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS. A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND OUTLOOK

What are Digital Therapeutics? How big is the market today and how will it develop in the future? A summary of the up-to-date information about...

Digital Society That Has Failed To Build Digital Healthcare

In 2018, the World Health Organization added Disease X to its shortlist of priority diseases. It represented a hypothetical pathogen that could cause a future...

Endless Benefits Vs. Huge Risks: AI And Health At Workplace

Workers believe that AI could improve safety, help reduce mistakes and limit routine work. Key conclusions from the Digital Health Society Virtual Summit.

Trapped By Popularity Bias And Irrelevant Priorities

A biased strategy and half-baked priorities are the biggest threats to sustainable digitization in healthcare. Old unsolved problems were forgotten and replaced with alternative subjects...

Only Users With Digital Skills Make Technology Accurate

When a smartwatch with an ECG or heart rhythm measurement feature suggests results outside the reference range, the patient seeks medical help. It often turns...

“We need data to be timely, more granular, and of higher quality”

What have we learned about the digitalization of health systems in Europe during the COVID-19? What is to be improved in terms of health policy...

Overcoming Hurdles Towards Health Data Transformation

Key recommendations from the online workshop “Trust, citizen empowerment and the role of digital literacy on health data sharing” organized within the Health Data Forum.

“Digital European Health Systems Will Be Also More Resilient”

Due to the report "How to spend it: A digital investment plan for Europe," EU's health systems must be modernized and secured by the more...

People As Co-Architects Of Their Health In Data-Driven Economies

In the recently published working paper "Towards trustworthy health data ecosystems," Finish Innovation Fund Sitra outlines a framework for sustainable reuse of data in future...

How To Plan, Budget And Implement Digital Health Interventions

In the Digital Implementation Investment Guide (DIIG), the World Health Organization presents the eight critical stages of integrating digital health tools into health programs. We...

How To Make A Career Shift And Become A Digital Doctor

Evidence-based healthcare has profoundly transformed the way the medical community delivers care to populations. Despite the tremendous progress, there are still some common and serious...

Wearables Enable Prevention On A Mass Scale

Apple is partnering with the Singapore government to improve citizens’ health, opening a new chapter in the relationship between public health and digital health innovations.

This Startup Wants To Tackle An Ignored Problem Of Elderly Care

Advosense is working on improving incontinence care products by developing a brief (adult diaper) with sensor technology that monitors patients for episodes of incontinence. Once...

Top News: Hospital Of The Future And Leading Digital Health Startups

How will digital technologies change hospitals? Will Apple Watch be able to predict COVID-19? What does the startup market look like in 2020? We present...

Healthcare Must Make Better Use Of Well-Being Data

Digitalization causes the disappearance of artificial boundaries in health care: between outpatient and inpatient health care, treatment and prevention, health and well-being, soft and hard...

Tech Update: A “Link” To The Brain and a Well-Being Smart Band

Amazon presented a fitness band and an app that scans the body and analyzes the voice. Meanwhile, Elon Musk is getting closer to integrate the...

What Will Children’s Hospitals Look Like In The Future?

Digitalization, integrated care, telemedicine, robots – these are the pillars of modern hospitals highlighted in the study “Children’s Hospital of the Future.” The report by...

What Healthcare Do Patients Want, When Doctor’s Offices Disappear?

Telemedicine sets the course for future medicine, how useful are hospital robots during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual ward rounds – a review of the most...

Transforming Healthcare By Combining Education, Business And Research

EIT Health, founded mostly under the EU Horizon 2020 framework, has an ambitious vision: to deliver innovative healthcare solutions that can positively transform healthcare outcomes...

Europe Braces For The Game Of Data-Driven Economies

Europe is seeking its path of technological progress, focusing on democratic and ethical values. Will such idealistic visions suffice for the old continent to become...

Recent Most Impressive Scientific Inventions

Discover newest innovations for health and well-being: self-made electronics on skin, wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real-time, automatic service dog for visually...
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