Laura Lovett

April 9, 2018
Need advice? Study says look to the web. A free web-based decision aid that aims to help women with breast cancer make choices about their reconstruction surgery could help save money, according to a new study published in Psycho-Oncology. The study, which took place in Australia, looked at 106 women who used the online service, called BRECONDA, and 116 women who received the standard of care....
April 9, 2018
Capturing a patient’s experience outside the doctor’s office has been an ongoing struggle when it comes to treating Parkinson’s disease. But now a new smartphone app can now detect the severity of symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease remotely, according to a recent study published by JAMA.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Rochester Medical Center and Aston...
April 9, 2018
Apple’s heart rate monitoring technology has come under fire after Anne Arbor, Michigan-based Omni MedSci filed a lawsuit against the tech giant for patent infringement. The suit — which was filed in US District Court, Eastern District Texas, Marshall Division — alleges that Apple willfully infringed on patent pending laser technology developed by Omni MedSci’s principal, Dr. Mohammed Islam, that...
April 4, 2018
Last year Katherine Kaiser graduated from Stanford University, incidentally meaning she also “graduated” from the Stanford health system. It was time to shop around for new doctors in her area, but that meant her medical records would potentially be scattered across different healthcare systems.  An analyst at a healthcare consulting firm, Kaiser is always tracking new tech. So she was interested...
April 4, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the year Livongo was founded. It has also been updated to accurately reflect the company's funding history.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has secured its place as a digital health player with the announcement that it is launching a new portfolio of digital tools is it calling its Emerging Solutions platform. The initial offerings...
April 4, 2018
This morning patient engagement and care coordination company SCI Solutions announced that it has acquired DatStat, a company that specializes in digital health tools and patient engagement, for an undisclosed sum. Following this acquisition, the company’s combined headquarters will be in Seattle Washington.  “In our consumer-driven health model, provider organizations need to fundamentally...
April 4, 2018
Consumer health software service company Welltok just announced it raked in $75 million in Series E2 funding. This round included new investors Future Fund Management Agency, Ziff Davis, NF Trinity Capital (Hong Kong) Limited and ITOCHU Corporation, as well as existing investors.  "We are continuing to invest in product development, expansion in new market segments and integration of other...
April 3, 2018
Last week on-demand healthcare concierge for provider employers Accolade received $50 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, Carrick Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group, and McKesson Ventures, with participation from Cross Creek Advisors and Madera Technologies.  The company plans to use the money to grow its workforce, look at new market opportunities, and expand its Personalized...
April 3, 2018
Innovators compete. Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced the six finalists in its innovation competition, which is aimed at finding digital platforms to support Type 2 diabetes management. The competition included 116 submissions from North America, Asia, and Europe. The six finalists are: Foodient by Whisk, an artificial intelligence-powered dietary app that connects to large grocery retailers,...
April 2, 2018
Folks in need of physical therapy services may not have to leave the house for treatment. Therainc has just launched its latest product, TheraNow, an online platform that connects patients to physical therapists through teletherapy.  “Thousands of working individuals in the United States get injured at work, causing a huge loss in their earning and a poor quality of life,” Richa Kohli, cofounder...