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By Bill Siwicki June 12, 2017
When Beaumont Health System in Dearborn, Michigan, identified the need for heightened and more effective security training in 2014, it brought on a new security executive with a bright idea. Scott Larsen, manager of cybersecurity operations and architecture, tracked down a company that delivers security training in bite-sized chunks – 10-minute interactive sessions using the gamification style. “...
By Jonah Comstock June 12, 2017
When former director of health innovation and policy at Intel and cancer survivor Eric Dishman took over the NIH’s ambitious program to collect a deep research dataset on a diverse population of a million Americans, it was called the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. These days the program is no less ambitious, but it has a much friendlier name: the All of Us Research Program. “...
By MobiHealthNews June 9, 2017
Diabetes management is a focus area for a number of digital health companies, and increasingly large medical device companies like Medtronic and Dexcom are turning to smartphone apps and connected devices for their consumer offerings. So it’s no surprise that at the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, which start today, there is a significant health tech presence.  We...
By Heather Mack June 8, 2017
Westborough, Massachusetts-based EMR provider eClinicalWorks has added telehealth capabilities to its mobile app. The company’s device-agnostic platform also provides tools for practice management and patient engagement, and the addition of the TeleVisits feature aims to nudge eClinicalWorks into that one-stop-shop territory.  Using eClinicalWorks’ health and online wellness (healow) app,...
By Heather Mack June 8, 2017
A little more than two years after the debut of ResearchKit, Apple has released a fresh iteration to drive the momentum and sophistication of app-based research projects. This comes on the heels of the company’s annual WWDC, during which Apple announced new health features to the Apple Watch. Along with audiovisual enhancements and improved user interface for both developers and study...
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...