Merck to trial digital behavioural change programme for patients

German pharmaceutical company, Merck, will soon be trialling a digital behavioural change programme that combines remote health coaching, peer support and connected technology in a variety of countries outside the US. Merck will be working with Blue Mesa Health to provide the US digital therapeutics firm’s chronic disease prevention programme to diabetes patients. Last year,

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HitLab awards grand prize to MedComms Agency, Lighthouse, for its voice-activated diabetes app

2017 Hitlab Innovators Summit named Lighthouse as the winner of its World Cup Challenge, which focuses on using voice-activated technology aimed at improving healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. Lighthouse received $50,000 for its voice-activated application, designed to provide more accessible and engaging care for diabetes patients. “Lighthouse really honed in on an important gap —

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Personalised app for diabetes launched by Novo to aid management of the condition

The digital health deal between Novo Nordisk’s and Glooko produced a new diabetes management app, C4C that they hope will assist users to better manage the condition. The C4C app also includes relevant content and resources from Novo’s Cornerstones4Care personalised support programme. David Moore, senior vice president of marketing at Novo Nordisk, said: “In today’s

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London Healthcare Hub launched by Pfizer to aid healthtech start-ups

Pfizer announces launch of ‘Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London’, a project that aims to help start-ups, focusing on the development of technology in healthcare, to ‘reach more patients and providers’. Pfizer will provide both funding and networking support to ‘late-stage’ start-ups, whilst focusing on companies developing tech such as devices, apps, wearables, artificial reality and virtual

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