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By Heather Mack December 12, 2016
Melbourne, Australia-based smart inhaler company Adherium has been selected to supply the technology for a multi-country research program in Europe that will seek to establish whether home monitoring and mobile health tools can be used to manage asthma. Adherium’s Smartinhaler technology, which uses sensors to track when medication is taken and then sends the data via Bluetooth to mobile devices...
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By Validic December 12, 2016
By Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, Validic When it comes to embracing established trends, a good thing is hard to resist. That’s true for calorie-laden favorites that resurface each holiday season—as well as proven technologies that lead to better results. While there are many in the healthcare industry who are embracing the benefits of patient-generated health data (PGHD)—there are...
By Heather Mack December 8, 2016
While the experts at Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center have been happy with the results of their clinically-validated diabetes prevention program, they wanted to reach a larger population. Enter HealthyMation, a new healthcare animation studio that builds on the success of the brick-and-mortar program to deliver the company's first digital product: an app version of their popular DPP.  Dr. Osama...
By Bernie Monegain December 8, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System and health insurer Oscar aligned to create The Oscar Center to offer primary care services in its Brooklyn location. "The Oscar Center is a pivotal step toward our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members," Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser said in a statement. Those services also include walk-in visits, basic mental health, wellness...
By Heather Mack December 8, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health, which offers a platform that acts as an integrator for chronic disease management programs and services, announced the launch of new app to augment in-person delivery of diabetes prevention programs. Called SoleraONE, the app is designed for people who are participating in a community-based, in-person DPP. With the app, in-person DPP providers in the Solera...
By Heather Mack December 7, 2016
Medical device maker Medtronic has teamed up with Fitbit to integrate physical activity data with blood glucose levels into one streamlined application.  People living with type 2 diabetes who use Medtronic's iPro2 continuous glucose monitoring system and its companion app, iPro2 myLog, will now be able to have their Fitbit data automatically synced to the app, enabling them to easily see the...
By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2016
Connected medical devices do pose security risks, but the nightmare scenario of a hacked pacemaker being used for an assassination is not top-of-mind for the executives in charge of security at major health systems. At the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum yesterday, executives from the Mayo Clinic, UPMC, and Partners Healthcare discussed medical device security on a panel moderated by Healthcare...
By Heather Mack December 6, 2016
Paris, France and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Voluntis, which makes companion software for medical devices or medications, has received both FDA clearance and the CE Mark for a type 2 diabetes management app called Insulia. The app, which is designed for people treated with basal insulin, is classified as a prescription-only medical device and will be available to patients and healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock December 5, 2016
New York City-based Nanowear has received FDA clearance for SimpliECG, a "remote cardiac-monitoring undergarment". This is the first clearance for the company, which has been in talks with the FDA since 2015, according to a press release.  "This is a big milestone for our young company," Cofounder and CEO Venk Varadan said in a statement. "The FDA's decision not only positions us for commercial...
By Heather Mack December 5, 2016
Verily -- the Alphabet spinoff formerly known as Google Life Sciences -- has launched a new smart spoon that recognizes uncontrollable or unsteady hand movements at all times and automatically compensates, enabling people to eat without spilling. The robotic device, Liftware Level, is the second offering from Liftware, a company devoted to developing tools to aid those with motor impairments that...