“TECHNOLOGY CAN HAVE AN ENABLING EFFECT IN IMPROVING SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND EASE OF ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES.”
tablets pre-loaded with essential and accurate information for those with an early diagnosis of dementia, to an initiative we’re running with the University of Edinburgh through the Usher Institute to use technology to improve the monitoring of patients at risk of hyper tension. We have more than 500 people using the simple telehealth technology to take their own blood pressure readings in the comfort of their own home and submit them to their local GP. Not only does it reduce workload on GP practices, and eliminate the need for unnecessary patient journeys, but it also improves the accuracy of readings.” With the patient monitoring market estimated to be worth $35 billion globally, considerable opportunities exist for technology businesses to make their mark. Companies such as Edinburgh-based Snap40 are capitalising. In what is thought to be the
largest ever seed round by a Scotland-based start-up it has just secured £2m in seed funding through Par Equity for its wearable, health-monitoring armband. Snap40’s technology enables hospitals and GP practices to monitor a whole host of patient vital signs, enabling the early detection of major health risks.
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