Microsoft Launches Healthcare NeXT

Microsoft is launching Healthcare NeXT, a new healthcare and medical research effort, with a partnership with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. The initiative falls under Microsoft Research’s New Experiences and Technologies organisation, creating a new internal incubator to create collaborations with great healthcare companies. Read more at Fortune  

Go Digital To Improve Your Health

Many people who tap the internet and their mobile devices for help getting healthy have successfully lost weight, quit smoking and started drinking less, according to the American Heart Association. Researchers reviewed 224 studies published between 1990 and 2013 that rated how effective using the Web, tapping smartphones, wearing personal devices like pedometers, and following … More Go Digital To Improve Your Health

Millions of NHS Patients to Get Access to Life-Saving Personal Technologies – the Good News and Bad News

Today’s UK newspapers are running a story that millions of patients will get access to life-saving gadgets that can diagnose conditions in less than a minute, the NHS chief executive, Simon Stevens, will announce today to a conference of more than 1,000 NHS managers in Manchester. What is being trialled is the unveiling of a … More Millions of NHS Patients to Get Access to Life-Saving Personal Technologies – the Good News and Bad News

Consumers are running the Digital Health Revolution

Fitbit, a Medelinked partner and leader in the connected health and fitness market, this week announced it had acquired wearable payment assets of Coin, a Silicon Valley consumer electronics and financial technology company. The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to Coin’s wearables payment platform and accelerates Fitbit’s ability to develop an active … More Consumers are running the Digital Health Revolution

Fitbit buys Coin to help with mobile payments

Fitbit is purchasing (almost all of) Coin, the payments startup that developed a universal credit card replacement. The world’s biggest maker of wearable technology can now leverage Coin’s know-how and integrate NFC-based commerce to its hardware. Fitbit has already said that there are “no plans” to integrate Coin’s setup into the products it’ll launch in 2016, so you can … More Fitbit buys Coin to help with mobile payments

How the UK Is Driving a Global Revolution of 21st Century Healthcare Innovation

Technology is transforming healthcare. The pace of biomedical science and genetics is leading to the discovery of new diagnostics and new drugs at an extraordinary pace. Cancer for example is now becoming a treatable and in some cases curable and preventable disease. Digitalisation is transforming individual care, systems safety and performance, and research. It is … More How the UK Is Driving a Global Revolution of 21st Century Healthcare Innovation

Health Datapalooza, Data Unblocking, Analytics, and Technology – Re-defining How We Deliver and Pay for Healthcare

I’m here at Health Datapalooza in Washington D.C.  This year’s meeting – the seventh such event that has been held – finds us even closer to the reality of using data, analytics, and technology to re-define how we deliver and pay for healthcare. Medelinked is part of a group of British digital health pioneers sponsored … More Health Datapalooza, Data Unblocking, Analytics, and Technology – Re-defining How We Deliver and Pay for Healthcare

Any Doctor, Any Time, Any Where

Medelinked Platform Now Features ‘Request an Appointment’ Functionality, as part of an integrated and connected digital primary care pathway to engage patients and doctors Medelinked, the global online health platform that empowers healthcare engagement and management, now features a ‘Request an Appointment’ button integrated as part of the Medelinked platform and mobile health app for … More Any Doctor, Any Time, Any Where

Nokia buys Withings – A Very Shrewd Investment

Today’s announcement that Nokia has announced plans to acquire Medelinked partner Withings – the French consumer electronics company focused on digital health devices – for €170 million ($191 million) in cash is great news for the digital and mHealth industries. As Nokia moves on from its days of being the world’s biggest mobile phone brand … More Nokia buys Withings – A Very Shrewd Investment

mHealth Is About Much More Than Devices

The recent acquisition of Withings buy Nokia may signal the beginning of a new wave of consolidation in the healthcare end user device business, but it wouldn’t be the first.  We’ve already seen some interesting developments in that respect in the fitness app business. In 2015 Adidas acquired Runtastic for some $240m, Under Armour acquired … More mHealth Is About Much More Than Devices