Digital and AI


Using remote solutions to monitor COVID-19 patients

Remote care provider Dignio has used its solution normally reserved for elderly and chronic management to track COVID-19 patients outside hospital. HBI speaks to the company's CEO and UK manager about how it adapted there and in Norway.

Major management reshuffle at Ping An Good Doctor

China's largest digital health platform Ping An Good Doctor is reportedly losing its CEO, COO, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer and Company Secretary. Is it trying to shift the platform into a more profitable B2B strategy?

Homebound boost online mental health platforms

Much of the world’s workforce is sat working from home and many others are out on the frontline, either in hospitals or retail. That is presenting new potential customers for a host of online mental health services across Europe as they seek to plug the gap where the public sector has pulled back. Employers, health care providers and individuals – including children stuck at home – are now bumping up demand.

Interview: Cole Sirucek, co-founder, DocDoc

A Pan-Asian digital platform which uses over 500 data points to find the right specialist out of 23,000 doctors for individual patients is the basic idea behind the DocDoc platform. Why? Co-founder Sirucek reckons booking platforms and teleconsultation providers are “so irrelevant” to the patient’s problem when he/she is lost in the warring factions of providers and payors trying to maximise revenue. HBI explores.

Cera Care to grow its workforce six-fold

UK homecare group Cera Care has launched a mainly online learning platform with the aim of recruiting 10,000 new care workers. It claims that new hires from retail or hospitality can be trained to pass government qualifications in 10 days. If it achieves the target it will grow its workforce six-fold.

“Bar code everything” policy helps control quality and cost; private sector takes note

An initiative around barcoding all theatre items and personnel has helped UK NHS Hospital Trusts monitor and control quality at the consultant and product-level and achieve nearly double-digit savings on theatre spend. We speak to the organisation supplying the initiative's data standards, which says private sector hospitals are increasingly interested in initiatives like it.

EIT Health starts to map data sources

Most attempts at innovation in healthcare are still being built with insufficient access to the data that defines the problem. The EU's health innovation arm, EIT Health, is calling for providers to be more data transparent for the sake of policymakers and entrepreneurs. HBI speaks to its CEO and director of innovation about curating data.

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