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By Jonah Comstock March 3, 2017
Implantable longterm continuous glucose monitor company Senseonics is in a better place than its financials would suggest. The company posted a net loss of $9.9 million last quarter, up from an $8.4 million loss in the year prior, and is planning to borrow about $5 million from the Oxford Silicon Valley Bank that it’s already $20 million in debt to. But Senseonic’s potentially game-changing...
By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2017
Many current users of senior home care (either seniors receiving home care or loved ones arranging it) see technology, including wearables and mobile devices, as possible cures for the industry’s biggest challenges. In a survey of 250 home care users, conducted by home care startup HHAeXchange, respondents were mostly happy with their home care, giving it an average score of 7.7 out of 10. But...
By Heather Mack March 1, 2017
UK healthcare organization Salford Royal, a part of the National Health Service, is working with Validic to integrate patient generated health data into their electronic health records into their system. Salford Royal serves some 220,000 UK residents across Manchester and is considered one of the NHS’s most digitally advanced trusts. The health system recently received over $12 million (10...
February 28, 2017
The majority of healthcare organizations will adopt Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019, the study found. The healthcare industry is the third most advanced in...
By Heather Mack February 28, 2017
The power of social media for spreading information, creating community and growing business is undeniable, and it has also proven to be a valuable tool in healthcare in instances like sharing resources between research organizations, taking a pulse on consumers’ experiences with a new device, or recruiting participants for a clinical trial. But how do healthcare practitioners approach the...
By Heather Mack February 28, 2017
By necessity, people who are living with a chronic condition are more familiar with the healthcare system than those who are not. As a natural extension of that relationship, these same people are also more in tune with the technology available to improve their engagement with their health, a new poll from health IT company CDW Healthcare shows. Building on last year’s efforts to examine what’s...
By Jonah Comstock February 28, 2017
After four years attempting to disrupt the senior home care space, San Francisco startup HomeHero is throwing in the towel, taking its team and remaining capital and focusing on a whole new (and so far unannounced) healthcare venture. Founder Kyle Hill took to Medium to pen a long post detailing the challenges the startup faced that ultimately led to that decision. Among them, a detrimental...
By Bill Siwicki February 27, 2017
Telemedicine technology vendor Zipnosis launched a new claims processing functionality with partner MultiCare Health System and integration partner PokitDok, at HIMSS17. MultiCare developed a strategy to offer its virtual care platform - powered by Zipnosis - to employees and dependents as a covered benefit and wanted to make the claims process a seamless, behind-the-scenes event. “We determined...
By Jonah Comstock February 27, 2017
A study of 172 college students at Penn State shows that interactivity, perceived interactivity, and a conversational tone can all impact how engaged users are with a health assessment tool and what impressions they walk away with after using the tool. The study was conducted by S. Shyam Sundar, a professor of communications at Penn State and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory,...
By MobiHealthNews February 24, 2017
This week was the HIMSS Annual Conference, the biggest week in Health IT. We’ve been covering some of the major digital health news from the conference right along, but today we’re bringing it all together in one wrap-up of the event.   We started off the conference with our own event (in partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance), the Digital and Personal Connected Health event,...