E-health

Digital Health or Digital Healthcare is an emerging industry that involves the use of information and communication technology to help tackle health problems and challenges faced by patients, as well as expediting various medical processes for the practitioner. The discipline includes both software and hardware solutions, and frequently a combination of both.

Estonian Digital Health Series: Diagnostic Match Interview

Estonia has a significant HIV problem: highest incidence rates in Europe and 24 new cases per 100K people each year. Diagnostic Match came about as a solution.

Medihub is the first medical services information and doctor’s appointment booking environment in the Baltics and Nordics.

Medihub logo: Estonian Digital Health Series: Medihub

Offering web development services, software products and software services, Opus has made a significant contribution to eHealth development activities.

Opus Estonian Digital Health Ehealth logo

LabToWellness is a digital health enterprise focusing on improving people`s health and well-being. The aim of the enterprise is to offer laboratories and healthcare institutions a web–based platform for delivering health information to their patients in an understandable and nicely-visualised form.

LabtoWellness Estonian Digital Health Lab Company Logo

We wanted to help family doctors to see hidden HIV+ patients and came up with an idea to make a decision support tool for family doctors to detect hidden HIV+ patients with automatic HIV indicator disease algorithms. Our algorithms are analysing patient's health data and displaying reminders for a doctor to make a test if the patient is in the risk group.

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Digital Health Series: An interview with Biotaware Ltd

Latest Digital Health contribution to CC blog from Sarah Iqbal, head of Digital Life Sciences at Biotaware Ltd - interview with Biotaware itself.

The Digital Health Industry by Sarah Iqbal of Biotaware Ltd.

Day one of a CC series focusing on Digital Health. Sarah Iqbal looks at Digital Health from the perspective of an innovative company within the industry.

Biotaware is a software development and solutions company created specifically to address the needs of Digital Health.  We're located in Nottingham which has a strong medical and technology presence in the UK.  With the rise of smartphones, wearables and other connected devices, we saw an opportunity to provide development services that support the collection of patient data which can then be analysed.

With the rise of digital health, the opportunities for organisations of digital health applications (See our first article here to learn more about the digital health industry) are growing rapidly. Products such as Apple’s ResearchKit(link is external)and Google Fit and Apple Health(link is external) are all providing wider access to valuable consumer health and clinical data gathered from a variety of sources and hardware sensors. This article explores what components of technology that is needed to enable digital technology to be adopted i.e. mobile applications and wearables to interact with cloud servers and databases and how these technologies can be deployed.

Tech picture accompanying the article The Technology Elements Driving and Adopting Digital Health by Sarah Iqbal of Biotaware

Healthcare and digital technology are two niches that have not traditionally been associated. However, with the evolution of the healthcare industry has come the need to be more efficient, affordable and effective. This is how the birth of digital health came about.

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