Digital and AI


Russia kickstarts remote diagnoses

Russia has just started a new three-year pilot that allows specific providers to make remote diagnoses and prescriptions, it is one of the last countries in Europe to deregulate telehealth. 

Docplanner fundraising in 12 months after Germany move

Pan-European booking platform Docplanner has made its first meaningful internationalisation in four years with the acquisition of German doctor-rating player Jameda. CFO Peter Bialo tells HBI that the recently-minted unicorn will be heading for another fundraising round in a year.

Helium Health acquires Qatari doctor booking platform

African healthtech provider Helium Health has acquired Meddy, a Qatar and UAE-based doctor booking platform, with a view to expansion. HBI speaks to Adegoke Olubusi, Helium Health co-founder and  CEO, to find out more.

New Cera Care tech to diagnose flu in minutes

UK homecare group Cera Care is expanding its network with 15 digital healthcare hubs across the UK to deliver telehealth and medication services. The tech-savvy operator will further launch a digital flu tracker and treatment system. HBI talks with Igal Aciman, Chief Commercial Officer at Cera to find out more.

Cyberattack hits Fullerton’s vendor partner

A cyberattack on the Agape Connecting People network, a vendor that helps Singapore-based healthcare major Fullerton Health to manage patient appointments and bookings, has resulted in a data leak of Fullerton's patients’ personal information.

Will Babylon succeed?

Ali Parsa, the founder of Babylon Health, is now a paper billionaire with control of a business with an enterprise value of $3.6bn with an additional $575m in gross proceeds, following its merger with special acquisition vehicle Alkuri. The nearly 90% of the SPAC shareholders who chose to sell before the shares started trading may be kicking themselves - the shares peaked at $16 on October 26, though as of the time of writing are sitting at $10.82, up from the initial opening price of 10$ on October 22.

Interview with Sandro Cilurzo, CEO & Co-Founder of Sedimentum

We hear a lot about digital and artificial intelligence (AI) technology shaking up the healthcare sector. Usually, these innovations focus on digital platforms and innovative surgery techniques, and elder care rarely gets much of a look in when conversations about AI start. However, some companies are bucking that trend by using AI to detect falls, and more, in residential and elderly care settings. We talk to Sandro Cilurzo, CEO & Co-Founder of Swiss healthcare start-up Sedimentum, to find out more.

Top Doctors raises $13m to boost growth

Top Doctors, the third biggest doctor-booking platform in private healthcare after EU-based Doctolib and global player DocPlanner, has raised $13m to improve its digital tools and grow in key sectors. HBI chats with Alberto E. Porciani, CEO of Top Doctors to find out more.

Diaverum rolls out algorithm to predict thrombosis

Vascular access thrombosis is an expensive and painful complication for dialysis patients, with an incident rate of 0.11-0.5 episodes per patient per year. Global dialysis provider Diaverum has started to roll out an algorithm that can predict 75% of cases missed by current practices, enabling earlier interventions.

HBI 2021: Strict data laws threaten future provision in DACH

Strict, politically-driven, laws on the use of data in Germany means that the healthcare sector is struggling to equip itself sufficiently for the future demand of healthcare, delegates heard at HBI 2021 in a panel led by Stephan Rau, partner with McDermott, Will & Emery.

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