Laura Lovett

February 8, 2018
As remote monitoring becomes more and more popular providers are starting discussions about how to harvest and use the incoming data. But a serious challenge lies in how to synthesize data coming in from different sources. People have preferences — you might even go so far as to say there are “Fitbit people” and “Apple Watch people.” “What we are trying to do with these devices is collect non-...
February 8, 2018
Remote patient monitoring combined with a special diet that cuts starchy carbs is helping some patients reverse their Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study published in Diabetes Therapy. The investigation, complied by Virta Health, found that 94 percent of patients who were on insulin, using the Virta mobile tool, and altering their diet decreased or eliminated their insulin dosage by the...
February 7, 2018
A new alcohol and drug recovery app that incentives users with its own cryptocurrency hit the market this week. Atlanta-based Hayver has just launched its new mobile app that uses behavioral modification and a support network to help people who are living with alcohol addiction.  “Its foundation is taken from physicians and pilot treatment programs and proven research that [shows] people who...
February 7, 2018
When Amanda Greene goes to the doctor she is prepared. She has her iPad, email print-outs and her EHR login ready for the physician. Greene has multiple chronic illnesses and sees a variety of doctors for treatment. But there is no way for her different doctors to connect her medical records, forcing Greene to fill in the gaps. “I’m not just a full-time patient but a full-time care manager,”...
February 7, 2018
A new study from Cardiogram suggests that ordinary wearables like Fitbit and Apple watches can detect diabetes and other medical conditions when integrated with Cardiogram’s DeepHeart app.  “Twenty-four percent of people with diabetes, and 88.4 percent with pre-diabetes, don't realize they have it,” Brandon Ballinger, CEO of Cardiogram, told MobiHealthNews in an email. “We don't want to turn...
February 6, 2018
Your Uber is here? A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that patients who were offered a complimentary lift from ridesharing apps were just as likely to miss a doctor’s appointment as those who were were not. A total of 786 patients participated in the program, and each received up to three additional appointment reminder phone calls from research staff two days before their...
February 6, 2018
Paige.AI, a health technology company that applies artificial intelligence to pathology for cancer diagnosis and treatment, recently announced it landed $25 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital.  “Patients deserve and need an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible, yet our current methods are time-consuming, expensive and subjective,” Dr. David Klimstra, cofounder...
February 6, 2018
Yesterday the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition released a comment broadly criticizing the FDA’s recent CDS draft guidance, noting that the draft would expand the scope of FDA regulations, and that it fails to take a risk-based approach, lumping in many low-risk programs already on the market.  “The resulting overregulation would be to the detriment of patient care,” CDS Coalition Leader...
February 5, 2018
Artificial intelligence healthcare technology company Medopad has just landed $28 million in a Series A funding round with lead investments from China’s NWS Holdings. But the company announced that its goal is to raise $120 million in the next few months.  This funding comes after Medopad struck a series of 15 trade deals with Chinese firms, collectively worth more than $140 million (100 million...
February 5, 2018
Its not uncommon to see customers paying for coffee or boarding a flight using a QR code from their smartphone, but some researchers are now looking to create an edible medication QR code. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen recently published a study in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics which looks at creating QR-encoded smart oral medication made by inkjet printing.  "This...