Healthy.io Raises $60 Million Series C And Receives FDA Clearance For Smartphone-Based Diagnostic Test

Today, Healthy.io, an Israel-based healthtech startup that turns smartphone cameras into urine-testing medical devices, has announced a $60 million Series C funding round. The company has also received FDA clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its smartphone-based test to be used in the aid of diagnosing chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects over 35 million Americans.

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Could The NHS Really Sell Its Data For $12 Billion?

A new report by consulting firm EY suggests that if the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) datasets were put to use, their value could be up to £9.6 billion ($12 billion) per year. This data is held within 55 million patient records and according to the report, a typical electronic health record is worth about £100 ($125), while one that’s linked to detailed genomic data can fetch as much as £5,000 ($6,200). That means an overall value of £5 billion ($6.2 billion) to commercial partners and £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) per year in health economic benefits to patients.

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