Heather Mack

May 16, 2017
Austin, Texas-based MAP Health Management, which works with a variety of healthcare stakeholders to offer a remote patient monitoring and engagement platform focused on addiction treatment, is bringing cognitive computing into their toolset through a new partnership with IBM Watson Health. Over the six years since MAP Health was founded, the organization has amassed numerous partnerships...
May 16, 2017
Correction: The original version of this story misstated the study population. Improving medication adherence is on the wish list of many healthcare stakeholders. Given the multitude of reasons why people don’t stick with their prescriptions, there isn’t just one successful modality to improve their adherence. But a small study suggests using text messages to engage in two-way communication with...
May 16, 2017
Healthcare network platform provider WEGO Health, which connects patient leaders with healthcare professionals and organizations, has teamed up with clinical trial recruitment platform CureClick. The partnership will seek to extend the reach of CureClick’s crowd-sharing platform by connecting it with Wego’s network of patient leaders across almost all health conditions. Additionally, Wego Health’...
May 12, 2017
Virtual medical assistant company Sensely is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to ascertain how to leverage patient engagement and chronic disease monitoring technology. The partnership will blend the Mayo Clinic’s triage algorithms and clinical expertise with Sensely’s patient engagement platform in hopes of assessing and predicting which resources can be best used at the right time to help...
May 12, 2017
Smartphones can make a lot of things faster, like getting a cab, ordering food or finding a date. But they can also shave down waiting time in a situation where every minute can feel like an eternity: getting out of the hospital. Specifically, patients who came to the emergency room in the University of Toronto’s system with chest pain could spend nearly a half hour less waiting to be discharged...
May 12, 2017
Healthcare technology company HealthReveal, which equips payers and providers with data analytics and remote monitoring to ensure patients receive guideline-directed medical care, has added another $500,000 to its Series A funding with an investment from Northwell Ventures. Along with the $10.8 million HealthReveal raised a few months ago (led by GE Ventures, Greycroft Partners and Flare Capital...
May 11, 2017
Fitbit’s activity-tracking wearables may be a common features of many corporate wellness programs – their products are currently in use by over 1,300 companies – but all those step challenges and healthy lifestyle motivators aimed at lowering healthcare costs still only make up about 10 percent of the company’s revenue. So, in order to best position their enterprise strategy, Fitbit is merging...
May 11, 2017
It may not seem like a big change, but an extra two beats per minute in resting pulse rate could mean the difference between getting pregnant or not. This clue into fertility windows have led researchers at the University of Zurich to suggest the wearable fertility trackers from San Francisco and Zurich-based Ava could be a value tool for couples looking to conceive. The study, published in the...
May 10, 2017
From cost and coverage to time and convenience, there are many factors that can hinder healthcare access. And for an estimated 3.6 million Americans, the main obstacle in getting to their medical appointments involves an engine and a set of wheels. In effort to reduce the number of missed or delayed doctor’s appointments that are attributed to a lack of dependable transportation options, Blue...
May 10, 2017
Microsoft HealthVault Insights, a research-based project using big data to generate deeper patient health insights to improve care, is bringing Validic’s data connectivity platform into the mix to better understand the engagement part of the equation. Validic’s platform will serve as a key backend component by enabling Microsoft to connect to some 400 clinical and consumer devices. By creating...