Jonah Comstock

August 30, 2017
Outcome Health, which equips providers with screens displaying educational content, has added its first chief engineering officer to its ranks. Nandini Ramani, who most recently served as VP of Engineering at Twitter, will assume the post. "Healthcare is an industry close to my heart and Outcome Health's impact on society is tangible and meaningful," Ramani said in a statement. "In addition to...
August 30, 2017
Allscripts will work with Vidyo to integrate video visits directly into its patient portal, the EHR vendor announced today. Users of Allscript's FollowMyHealth portal will be able to launch a video consultation over the Vidyo.io platform directly in the app or desktop interface. “Allscripts strives to continually provide a fully engaged patient platform, giving patients and their families the...
August 29, 2017
University of Washington app aims to detect pancreatic cancer early  We wrote in 2014 about BiliCam, an app being developed at the University of Washington to detect jaundice in newborn babies. Now the same team has created BiliScreen, focusing on using the same technology in adults, for whom jaundice can be an early warning of pancreatic cancer. Because the app can detect jaundice at earlier...
August 29, 2017
While Google the company -- now known as Alphabet -- has spun its health operations into several growing subsidiaries, Google the search engine continues to be one of the major ways people seek to learn about their health. To its credit, Google has displayed an awareness of the "ask Dr. Google" phenomenon and over the years has steadily improved what people see when they make health-related...
August 28, 2017
In the Medical and Health and Fitness sections of Apple's app store, the company often creates curated lists around particular health or wellness areas. While the app store isn't transparent about its methodology, the list gives us an insight into what apps Apple is promoting and what apps consumers are seeing when they go looking for a particular kind of health app. Sleep is an area of...
August 24, 2017
Walter DeBrouwer, the Belgian inventor who founded Scanadu, the sometimes controversial personal medical scanner company, is coming out of stealth mode with his new venture: an AI-powered “robodoctor” (his words) called doc.ai. “What I really liked to do at Scanadu was machine learning, the math and the machine learning,” DeBrouwer told MobiHealthNews. “I didn’t like the hardware. I had to do it...
August 24, 2017
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a healthcare organization that is part of Sutter Health in California, has tapped Meru Health, which has offices in Finland and Palo Alto, to provide a digital program to combat burnout and depression among physicians. “Research shows depression and burnout are actually a lot the same,” Kristian Ranta, CEO and founder of Meru Health, told MobiHealthNews. “...
August 23, 2017
Lumity, a San Mateo-based employee benefits software company, has raised $19 million in a new round led by DFJ. Social+Capital Partnership and True Ventures, both previous investors, also contributed to the round, which brings Lumity’s total funding to $33 million. (The company raised $14 million in 2015). “Set against the backdrop of rising healthcare costs, an opaque healthcare system,...
August 22, 2017
Seattle-based Pivot Health launched out of beta today with the mission of using technology to help healthcare providers find jobs — and to help healthcare organizations find qualified clinicians. “On average it takes more than four months for a clinician to change jobs or for a hospital to find talent — and that is the longest time to fill for pretty much any industry,” founder Simon Frey told...
August 21, 2017
Quartet Health, a behavioral health technology company backed by Google Ventures that has worked with major insurers like Humana and Premera Blue Cross, is embarking on a its first large-scale partnership with a provider organization: California’s Sutter Health. The arrangement is part of a larger push on Sutter’s part to better integrate its mental and physical healthcare. “This very archaic way...