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Nokia Shifts Focus Away from VR and Toward Digital Health

Nokia Corp. announced Tuesday that it will slash approximately one-third of its technologies unit workforce.

The reason? According to a report from MarketWatch, the company is shifting focus away from a “stalling” virtual reality market in order to ramp up its focus on digital health.

“The company said that up to 310 of its 1,090 employees in the unit will be affected by the move, with the majority of jobs likely to be lost in Finland, the U.S. and the U.K.,” the report notes.

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Takeda, Koneksa Health Collaborate for Digital Health

Takeda, Koneksa Health Collaborate for Digital HealthOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Koneksa Health, Inc. — an early stage company focused on the integration of real world data into clinical research — have forged an ongoing strategic collaboration to utilize new digital health tools in clinical trials.

In short, we’re told that by using Koneksa’s technology data platform, Takeda will integrate biosensor and wearable technology in several of its early stage clinical studies.

Koneksa’s technology enables the remote collection of data measures that were previously difficult to obtain, such as patients’ continuous vital signs, activity levels and sleep metrics.
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Apple Reportedly Acquires Digital Health Startup

Apple Rushed to the HospitalPublished reports Tuesday indicate that Apple has acquired a personal health data-monitoring startup.

The company in question, we’re told, is Glimpse.

“Silicon Valley-based Glimpse has built a personal health data platform that enables any American to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data,” Fast Company reports.

The company was started in 2013 by Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan. Sethi is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past decade working with health startups, after taking his company Sequoia Software public in 2000. He got his start as a systems engineer at Apple in the late 1980s.

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Samsung and Nestlé Announce Collaboration on Digital Health and Nutrition

Samsung and Nestlé Announce Collaboration on Digital Health and NutritionSamsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have announced what they call a collaborative effort to harness the power of IoT technology and nutrition science to provide new insights into healthy living.

According to a joint media announcement, this collaboration “aims to combine IoT, scientifically validated bio sensors, advanced multi-modal technology, and comprehensive nutritional approach to provide people with entirely new awareness into health and wellness.”

In addition, the collaboration aims to empower individuals to better manage their own health and wellbeing by providing relevant and contextual recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness, to help individuals live healthier and better lives.
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Australian Founded Digital Health Platform Launches in the U.S.

AustralianFlagOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that iPug — a mobile friendly platform that transforms the way that research is conducted and how public health campaigns are delivered — is expanding beyond its native terrain.

Founded in Australia, the platform is now headed for the United States.

After successfully launching in Australia and most notably developing the injury prevention app Cool Runnings for the Center for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research in Brisbane, iPug sees tremendous opportunity in the US to reduce public agency costs, effectively scale and deliver measurable results for public health campaigns.

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TCS, GE Team on Digital Health Transformation

TCS, GE Team on Digital Health TransformationTata Consultancy Services — a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization — counts itself as the newest strategic partner of GE Healthcare and GE Digital.

The company says it will develop innovative digital solutions on the GE Health Cloud to deliver benefits to its customers across the healthcare industry.

TCS will leverage its comprehensive healthcare IT, business and technology expertise to provide industrywide transformation to value-based healthcare. Additionally, TCS will bring its consulting experience to work alongside GE Healthcare to ensure quality control and regulatory compliance on the GE Health Cloud and its solutions.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform Innovator

Frost Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform InnovatorBased on its recent analysis of the healthcare data interoperability market, Frost & Sullivan has just recognized Validic with the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership.

Validic’s Digital Health Platform, if you’re not familiar, is a cloud-based data interoperability platform that facilitates the “fluid and secure transfer of health information” from a multitude of digital sources to key healthcare stakeholders, including providers, payers, health IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs).

This ability to enable a seamless connection to health insights from diverse data sources including in-home clinical devices, consumer health applications, biometric sensors and fitness wearables makes Validic the most comprehensive and advanced connected health solution presently available in the market.

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