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By Brian Dolan January 22, 2014
Sunrise, Florida-based MDLive, which offers telehealth services including patient-to-physician remote visits via mobile devices, has raised $23.6 million in nw funding led by Heritage Group with participation from Sutter Health and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. The company's first strategic investor and connected care customer was Norfolk, Virginia-based healthcare system Sentara Healthcare,...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2014
Glooko, maker of diabetes management software and glucometer connector cables, is teaming up with the Joslin Diabetes Center to co-develop a "virtual Joslin" remote diabetes management platform to be offered to patients via private or government payors. "Right now patients with diabetes -- or members of health plans with diabetes -- cost the healthcare system anywhere from $7,000 a year to $21,...
By Aditi Pai January 21, 2014
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed wearable sensors, made up of silver nanowires, which can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals. The technology was built on lead researcher Dr. Yong Zhu's earlier work to create elastic conductors from silver nanowires. To do this, researchers embedded insulating material between two stretchable conductors,...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2014
New Jersey-based Honeywell HomMed launched a new version of its Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring system, adding 4G connectivity and more efficient video visits to the platform. The Genesis Touch 2.1 runs on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 platform. The original version of the device launched in February 2012 in the United States and included less advanced video features which could only...
By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2014
Phobious's augmented reality app. Correction: A previous version of this story identified this as DreamIt's third class, rather than it's second. DreamIt Health, a relative newcomer to the digital health incubator scene, has proven itself no slouch at recruiting big name provider partners. It launched its first Philadelphia-based class with the support of Independence Blue Cross and Penn...
By Aditi Pai January 16, 2014
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences has decided to give its students iPads, who are starting medical school in August, as a result of curriculum changes. Although medical schools started providing students with iPads as early as 2011, Dr. Bernhard Wiedermann, a professor of pediatrics at George Washington's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said the school was waiting...
By Neil Versel January 7, 2014
Jodi Pahl Since the beginning of 2013, the Joint Commission has required accredited hospitals to meet certain standards for patient flow through the emergency department. To comply, St. Rita's Medical Center, a Catholic Health Partners hospital in Lima, Ohio, has focused on nursing workflow and patient comfort by emphasizing mobile communications both inside and outside the building. For...
By Jonah Comstock January 3, 2014
A new study from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shows that iRhythm's Zio patch, a wireless adhesive heart monitor patch, detects more arrhythmia events than a traditional Holter monitor and provides a better experience for patients. The study of 146 patients with mild atrial fibrillation compared the two devices over the length of time...
By Aditi Pai December 23, 2013
1EQ, maker of a health information organizing tool for patients and providers, raised $1.1 million from Kensington Partners and the Ense Group. The first $200,000 was raised in February to get their minimum viable product out, the company said, and the rest was raised recently to create a scalable product and push this product into hospitals and clinics. The company's platform integrates genomic...
By Neil Versel December 19, 2013
"Virtual house calls" over consumer-grade webcams and mobile devices have great potential to improve the care of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders, new research has shown, but the lingering issues of reimbursement and physician licensure continue to hinder growth of remote consultations. In a study published this month as an open-access article in the journal...

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