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By Jonah Comstock November 22, 2016
DeepMind, Google's UK-based AI subsidiary, has signed a new agreement with the NHS after the pair's February deal was scrutinized over the amount and type of patient data Google would have access to. An investigative report by the New Scientist revealed that Google would have access to a huge trove of patient data without the patients' express consent, a potential violation of NHS information...
By Heather Mack November 21, 2016
Israel-based Zebra Medical Vision, a machine-learning imaging analytics company, has announced the launch of new platform that allows people upload and receive analysis of their medical scans from anywhere with an internet connection. Profound, which is available to users in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Rim, can read imaging scans such as CTs and mammograms to Zebra’s online...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2016
Ascensia Diabetes Care, a business unit created this year when Panasonic Healthcare Holdings acquired Bayer Diabetes Care, has received FDA clearance for a second connected glucometer device, the Contour Next One. Its previous device, the Contour Next Link, was cleared in August. While the Contour Next Link was designed specifically to connect to a Medtronic insulin pump, the Contour Next One is...
By Heather Mack November 21, 2016
St. Louis-based Sparo Labs is now selling Wing, its FDA-cleared, over-the-counter smartphone sensor to manage asthma and other respiratory conditions. The device was cleared in June and is available directly to consumers, although the company has also indicated they are eyeing pharma and providers as potential distribution channels as well. Wing is a pocket-sized spirometer with a cloud-connected...
By Jonah Comstock November 17, 2016
Dr. Dennis Ausiello, director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital, says the smartphone is “the greatest medical device ever made”. As part of a talk at the Xconomy Forum in Boston today, Ausiello spoke about some lessons learned from GlucoSuccess, the Apple ResearchKit project launched by CATCH. “The thing that we learned was...
By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2016
ResApp has announced the final site and received the final IRB approval for its Smartcough-C trial. Texas Children's Hospital will join the previously announced Massachusetts General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic in a three-site trial of the Australian company's ResAppDx app, which essentially uses the smartphone microphone as a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s breathing. The double-blind...
By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2016
CliniCloud, the Melbourne, Australia-based company that makes a connected stethoscope and thermometer to support telemedicine use cases, announced a partnership with New Jersey retail and concierge healthcare organization Astra Primary Care Associates. The partnership marks a new direction for CliniCloud, which has so far deployed its app and devices as an add-on to telemedicine services offered...
By Heather Mack November 16, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System’s patient services app, which was developed with BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, is now available to Android users. The app, MountSinaiNY, initially launched to iOS only in June, and offers patients a mobile portal to find centralized information and services. Patients can use the app to find doctors and facility locations, pay bills online, access the provider’s...
By Mike Miliard November 15, 2016
NewYork-Presbyterian has formed an investment fund to drive growth of fledgling digital health companies. NewYork-Presbyterian has focused on advanced technologies for enhanced care delivery for years. The venture fund follows the 2014 launch of the NYP Innovation Center to implement cutting-edge technologies for both clinicians and patients across its hospitals and clinics. Earlier this year,...
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By Validic November 15, 2016
In 2004 at 60 years old, Michael was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.   Michael is a patient of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation within Sutter Health. He is currently enrolled in a pilot demonstration Validic and Sutter Health are conducting to identify best practices, policies and workflows for implementing PGHD into the healthcare system.   The diabetes-focused pilot demonstration is part of a...