3M littmann stethoscopes and eko collaborate to improve healthcare outcomes in patients

WORLD – 3M Littmann Stethoscopes, that deals in the production of medical devices and Eko digital innovations, a company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), collaborate to deliver comprehensive healthcare solutions that will drive better patient outcomes. This is a collaboration that will see both companies try to meet the growing demand on auscultation in healthcare and the advancing digital technology by marrying 3M Littmann stethoscope technology with advanced Eko digital innovations. The collaboration has led to the development of an innovation, 3M Littmann Core digital stethoscope that offers clinicians access…

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E-commerce continues to fuel the ever-blooming healthcare logistics market in Africa

AFRICA – African e-commerce marketplaces are venturing into the delivery of health care products as part of a strategy to broaden their value to customers. These platforms are part of a broader crop of innovators at an interesting intersection of healthcare and logistics on the continent. Going by recent data, this sub-sector has grown over two years. At least 61 companies are using tech for health distribution across sub-Saharan Africa, a growth of over 100% in the number of active players (28) captured in 2018. That’s according to a report…

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Max Healthcare collaborates with digital health solutions to launch a remote healthcare monitoring system

INDIA – Max Healthcare, a giant Indian based corporation in the healthcare sector, has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) powered device integrated patient monitoring framework, claimed to be the first in the country. The project was a success owing to the fact that Max Healthcare collaborated with digital health solutions, an Indian social business that uses technology and creativity to make high-quality health services. This was a move Max Healthcare undertook in a bid to expand its geography of care, allowing patients from across India and globally to stay connected…

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Africa’s Digital Health Summit set to take place in July with a vison to expand the scope of health care services

AFRICA – BII World Limited, a company with a history of organizing International Patient Experience Symposiums and multiple editions of Patient Experience Excellence Congress, will be hosting the Digital Health Africa Summit, which promises to explore opportunities and brainstorm strategies to make the African health sector updated and future ready. Digital Health Africa Summit, will gather eminent healthcare leaders, policy makers, and technology experts to discuss the importance of technologies and digital transformation in order to revolutionize the region’s healthcare sector. Africa has emanated a as prime breeding ground for…

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New program reveals high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled diseases in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – A comprehensive health-screening program in rural South Africa has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases, according to a study by the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). Researchers have found that four out of five women over the age of 30 are living with a chronic health condition, and that the HIV-negative population and older people bare the higher burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The study which was co-led by Emily Wong, M.D., a resident…

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Joseph Biden’s administration pumps in US$3.2bn for the development of a COVID-19 drug

US – The US government is taking another leap into the fight against COVID-19 through an investment worth US$3.2 billion to help develop antiviral therapy pills. This is part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) government strategy to develop the next generation of COVID-19 treatments. ARP was developed to provide emergency grants, lending, and investment to hard-hit small businesses during the pandemic. This plan will provide more than $300 million for research and lab support, nearly $1 billion for preclinical and clinical evaluation, and nearly $700 million for development and…

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Medtronic launches world’s smallest pacemaker

INDIA – Medtronic private limited, a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, has launched Micra AV the world’s first miniature-sized pacemaker. Micra AV is the first pacemaker that can sense atrial activity without a lead or device in the upper chamber of the heart. The new innovation has several additional internal atrial sensing algorithms which detect cardiac movement, allowing the device to adjust pacing in the ventricle to coordinate with the atrium. Micra AV provides Atrioventricular (AV) synchronous pacing therapy to patients with AV block, a type of…

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Private hospital group Mediclinic strike a bargain with Moshesh Partners to deploy solar power in hospitals

SOUTH AFRICA – Private hospital group Mediclinic has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy producer Moshesh Partners to deploy a solar photovoltaic (PV) system in six of its hospitals. Mediclinic has made this move not so long after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a decision to raise the limit on the self-generation of electricity. The president said South Africa will raise the limit on self-generation of renewable power from 1MW to 100MW, including the ability to sell excess capacity into the grid, declaring energy security as “South Africa’s…

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Healthtech startups 54gene and mPharma Awarded as Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum

AFRICA – Nigeria’s 54Gene and Ghana’s mPharma are among seven other African startups to be named among 100 most promising technology pioneers by World Economic Forum (WEF) this year. The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. 54gene is a health technology company tackling the disparity in healthcare research and clinical delivery through large-scale discovery and translational research, advanced molecular…

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The global mobile health and fitness sensor market expected to grow to $7.7 billion

USA – The global mobile health and fitness sensor market is expected to reach an estimated $7.7 billion by 2026, according to Reportlinker, a tech company that uses artificial intelligence to deliver market data and forecasts and thus help research, business development or marketing strategy. Mobile health (mHealth) is the monitoring and sharing of health information via mobile technology such as wearables and health tracking apps. The use of mobile devices and wireless technology to monitor symptoms and deliver care allows physicians to make diagnoses quicker and with fewer errors.…

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