Laura Lovett

November 16, 2017
Express Scripts members will now have access to Propeller’s FDA-cleared digital platform for respiratory health. Today, the two companies announced a partnership which they claim is the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy benefit manager yet.  The Propeller system allows a patients to attach a sensor to their inhaler, which is synced to an app on the users smart phone....
November 16, 2017
National data sets from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveal that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that use PatientPing, a care coordination platform, have seen higher savings than other ACOs, the company reported. PatientPing gives “real-time” notifications to providers whenever a patient receives care at another institution. It also gives the caregivers what the company...
November 16, 2017
A new product that allows surgeons to pre-plan endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms was recently cleared by the FDA. EndoVantages’ SurgicalPreview is a cloud-based computer modeling platform that lets surgeons upload individual patient’s CT scans and then creates a 3D model of the brain with anatomical measurements.  A cerebral aneurysm, which is a weak spot in the blood vessel of the...
November 15, 2017
More efficacy data for Leaf. A recent analysis of 10,000 patients showed that patients that used the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experienced a significant decrease in the rates of pressure injuries, which fell by 75 percent. Adherence to patient turning protocols, which help prevent pressure ulcers, rose 65 percent. The wireless, wearable sensor developed by Leaf Healthcare will tracks patient...
November 15, 2017
The FDA has recently cleared a second generation of Qualcomm Life’s Capsule Vitals Plus, a connected monitoring product. Capsule Vitals Plus records medical device data and continuous vital signs monitoring. It then analyzes the information at the patient's bedside.  “As a fundamentally connected monitor evolved from Capsule’s approach to connectivity and experience in nursing workflows, Vitals...
November 15, 2017
The Foley Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey revealed more interest and use of telemedicine amongst health organizations. The survey was conducted by Foley & Lardner LLP, a law firm with a telemedicine team.  In 2014, 87 percent of survey respondents reported that they did not expect most of their patients to be using telemedicine by 2017. However, this year three-quarters of respondents...
November 14, 2017
Santa Clara, California-based practice management software company LeanTaaS announced $26 million in Series B financing, raised exclusively from Insight Venture Partners.  LeanTaaS uses advanced data science and mathematics to address the way patients' appointments are scheduled. It also has patent-pending algorithms that seek to use existing assets and deter investing in additional staff. The...
November 14, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel-based medical device security platform, Medigate, announced today that it has raised $5.35 million in seed funding. The funding is provided by YL Ventures with additional funding from Blumberg Capital.  Medigate plans to use the funding to further its work of securing connected medical devices on healthcare provider networks. The company said the funding will develop the product...
November 14, 2017
A new study showed that Cardiogram’s deep neural network technology, called DeepHeart, can detect hypertension and sleep apnea. The study was recently presented at the American Heart Association.  “Those are important conditions because they affect more than a billion people,” cofounder of Cardiogram Brandon Ballinger told MobiHealthNews. “Hypertension affects one in three people in the developed...
November 13, 2017
A new study found that a mobile-based app could be an effective way of monitoring age-related mucular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. A study recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology or AAO, reported that patients who used DigiSight's Paxos Checkup app, got comparable results to those who had traditional clinical checkups.  Correction: This paragraph has been...