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By Heather Mack May 10, 2017
Microsoft HealthVault Insights, a research-based project using big data to generate deeper patient health insights to improve care, is bringing Validic’s data connectivity platform into the mix to better understand the engagement part of the equation. Validic’s platform will serve as a key backend component by enabling Microsoft to connect to some 400 clinical and consumer devices. By creating...
By Jonah Comstock May 10, 2017
Dr. Thomas Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, has left Verily after a little under two years. According to a report in Nature, Insel will be starting a new startup called Mindstrong that will be focused on using smartphones to detect mental health conditions. Insel joined Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet that at the time was called Google Life Sciences, in...
By Heather Mack May 9, 2017
With an emphasis on member engagement strategies, some big new clients and a boost in utilization from a “short but severe cold and flu season” in early 2017, Teladoc’s first quarter of the year kept the telemedicine company in good financial standing. With record-high visits totaling 385,000 in the quarter ending March 31, the company saw revenue increases across the board. Total revenue was at...
By Mike Miliard May 8, 2017
Developers of patient-centered connected health tools could benefit from $200,000 worth of user-centered design, development and analytics help from Partners Connected Health. The aim of the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge is to help bring new ideas into early stage prototype, said Dr. Gregg Meyer, chief clinical officer at Partners. "Advances in technology continue to disrupt the...
By Heather Mack May 8, 2017
As the saying goes, we are what we eat. But studying exactly how people consume, use and burn calories – and which foods impact them and how – has been historically difficult due to many simple reasons, including everything from inaccurate calorie counting to plain old forgetfulness or even dishonest reporting. Accordingly, a number of startups have risen up to develop wearable devices that do...
By Heather Mack May 5, 2017
Salix Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based drug development company that focuses on gastrointestinal conditions, wants to get the bottom of what causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To study the common condition– which affects some 25 to 45 million Americans – Salix has developed an interactive, virtual reality platform designed to give clinicians a gut feeling for what could be causing IBS. ...
By Jonah Comstock May 5, 2017
What will it take to move from many promising but disconnected pilots in digital health to a world where technology holistically advances patient engagement? That’s the question that Brian Eastwood, an analyst at Chilmark Research, was grappling with as he took the stage at the inaugural Patient Experience Symposium in Boston this week. “A chronic patient who sees a number of different...
By Jonah Comstock May 5, 2017
The FDA granted a second 510(k) clearance this week to CareTaker, a Charlottesville, Virginia connected medical device company. CareTaker's device of the same name is a wearable, connected blood pressure and heart rate sensor that originally received clearance this time last year. “CareTaker is a real game changer, allowing physicians to remotely monitor medical-grade continuous blood pressure...
By Bill Siwicki May 5, 2017
A new report claims 64 percent of enterprise security professionals doubt their organizations can prevent a breach to employees’ mobile devices. What’s more, 20 percent of businesses have experienced a mobile breach, while 24 percent don’t even know if they have or can’t tell whether they’ve had one, according to a new survey of 410 security professionals by Dimensional Research. The survey...
By Heather Mack May 3, 2017
San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Doctor on Demand has added another layer to its virtual visits with the integration of laboratory services with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, which will be available in the coming months. Rather than interrupt their service and create additional paperwork or communication chains, clinicians practicing with Doctor on Demand can continue playing the...