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By Jonah Comstock June 8, 2017
iRhythm Zio is in many ways a poster child for a connected health company. The company, which makes a peel-and-stick patch for mobile ECG recording, is one of the few wearable medical device companies to go public, and few digital technologies have as soundly improved on the status quo as Zio has on the Holter monitor, a long-term legacy monitoring technology. There's only one problem with...
By Jonah Comstock June 7, 2017
At long last, Dexcom's Share app, which allows users to view and share data from their G5 continuous glucose monitors, will be available for Android users. The Android app just now received FDA clearance, and the company will roll out the app this month. The launch is a long time coming: iOS users have had access to the app since 2015. “Providing Android users with access to the Dexcom G5 Mobile...
By Heather Mack June 7, 2017
Sports-related talk may encourage one to go big (or go home), but sports-related injury assessment need not follow the same credo. At least, according to Philadelphia-based Trice Medical, which has developed a tiny, needle-based camera to triage joint injuries rather than doing so with a traditional MRI. The company just raised $19.3 million in Series C funding to take the device’s reach further...
By Heather Mack June 7, 2017
Berkeley, California-based Eko Devices has received FDA clearance for Duo, a smart heart monitor that is a combination of a digital stethoscope and portable electrocardiogram. Duo is intended as a prescription-only screening tool as part of an at-home monitoring plan, and it works with a companion app for remote monitoring or diagnosis. The idea is to keep continuous tabs on patients at risk for...
By Jonah Comstock June 7, 2017
San Francisco-based Savonix, maker of an app for neurocognitive assessment, has raised $5.1 million in a new round of funding. DigiTx Partners led the round with additional contribution from ReThink Impact.  The company, which was founded in 2015, is made up of neuroscientists and gaming experts. Its product, Savonix Mobile, is a 30-minute brain training and testing app based on existing clinical...
By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2017
San Diego-based Clarify Medical has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its core technology, a handheld, smartphone-connected phototherapy device for treating various skin conditions.  “This is a major milestone,” CEO James M. Sweeney said in a statement. “We look forward to offering Clarify Home Light Therapy to patients throughout the country, beginning in November. It offers an in-office therapy...
By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2017
Doc+, a Russian digital health company that combines telemedicine with digital-enabled house calls, has raised $5 million from two existing investors: Yandex, an internet services company, and Baring Vostok venture fund. This is the second round of funding and brings Doc+'s total funding to $10.5 million. The company's primary business is digital-enabled house calls, similar to US companies like...
By Heather Mack June 6, 2017
Hearing the word “precision” in healthcare typically conjures ideas of cutting edge technologies and treatments like targeted genetic therapy. But it has another meaning in primary care: leveraging data from a variety of sources to deliver personalized, preventive care. “It’s a way to bring the big data – whether that is on the population level, from digital health devices like wearables, or...
By Bill Siwicki June 6, 2017
The pace of innovation in healthcare today is a “gold rush” for apps. Innovators large and small are speeding apps through development and bringing them to market as quickly as possible, which all-too-frequently means security is among the last considerations. That means healthcare organizations must be extra diligent when considering new apps. “There are a million different apps out there – the...
By Jonah Comstock June 5, 2017
The class action lawsuit against MDLive is over, almost before it began. Just one month after the law firm Edelson PC sued the telemedicine company for privacy violations, the plaintiff, Joan Richards, has voluntarily dismissed the suit. The abrupt end of the suit, without any monetary settlement by MDLive, is a little baffling. We've reached out to a number of personnel from Edelson PC for...