Aditi Pai

May 16, 2016
Highmark, a Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated payer, has announced a collaboration with connected behavioral health company Quartet Health. Highmark will initially roll out the program for members in Western Pennsylvania. “Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, but recent studies have highlighted difficulties in coordinating treatment of both,” Highmark Health Plan President Deborah Rice-...
May 13, 2016
Adidas has reached a confidential settlement with Baltimore, Maryland-based Under Armour and one of its fitness apps, MapMyFitness, in a patent infringement lawsuit, according to Forbes. The claims against Under Armor have been dismissed and Adidas agreed to grant Under Armour as well as MapMyFitness a license to use its patents for an undisclosed price. Adidas sued Under Armour, in February 2014...
May 12, 2016
Sensoria, a textile sensor company, has launched a new app, called Sensoria Walk, which helps users track their activity during rehabilitation after a stroke or post-surgery. The app aims to speed up patient recovery time. Sensoria first announced the Sensoria Walk app at CES 2016. “This solution is designed specifically for people in particular circumstances where a traditional wrist-based...
May 12, 2016
A team of researchers has teamed up with BrainBaseline, which helps companies develop and run custom cognitive studies, to launch a study, called Mind Share, using Apple's ResearchKit framework. Mind Share study researchers are from a number of universities, including the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt, Northeastern, and Wake Forest University. Mind Share aims to...
May 12, 2016
Some 25 percent of healthcare providers said they have implemented telehealth and telemedicine programs that are financially stable and improving efficiency, according to a KPMG survey of 120 individuals, who said they work for healthcare providers. KPMG defines telehealth as technology that connects clinicians with their patients and telemedicine as technology that connects clinicians to other...
May 11, 2016
Pebble has launched a number of updates to its health app, called Pebble Health, which first launched in December 2015. The company’s newly revamped Pebble Health app was developed in collaboration with researchers at Stanford University. The app tracks users’ activity and automatically detects their sleep phases. It sends data to Pebble’s user interface, called Timeline.  The new Pebble Health...
May 11, 2016
Senseonics, a Germantown, Maryland-based company working on a longterm implantable continuous glucose monitor, has received a CE Mark for its Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. “The CE Mark approval is a significant accomplishment for Senseonics as this application required rigorous regulatory review against high clinical and safety standards,” Senseonics CEO and President Tim...
May 11, 2016
Mental and behavioral health video visit company Regroup Therapy has raised $1.8 million in a round led by Hyde Park Angels with participation from OCA Ventures, Impact Engine, New Stack Ventures, Wasson Enterprise, and MD Angels. Regroup Therapy CEO David Cohn said he had been interested in the field of behavioral health since high school, in part, because the services had helped him personally...
May 10, 2016
Walgreens has once again expanded its partnership with video visits company MDLive, adding behavioral health visits from Breakthrough Behavioral, which was acquired by MDLive in 2014. Breakthrough Behavioral offers patients an alternative to in-person therapy sessions. Patients can use Breakthrough Behavioral's site to choose a licensed therapy professional based on their personal profiles and...
May 10, 2016
Yale School of Medicine researchers have announced plans to launch a new app, called Hugo, in partnership with Yale New Haven Health System that allows patients to collect health data and participate in studies by sharing that data with researchers. Hugo is a cloud-based personal health platform that aims to help patients collect their medical data from multiple health care system EHRs as well as...