Laura Lovett

May 9, 2018
Patients often have a long and difficult  road to recovery following a stroke, but now developers are turning to virtual reality to assist in their therapy.  Rehabilitation research group the Kessler Foundation and immersive interactive technologies company Virtualware are teaming up to develop a VR-based treatment for spatial neglect in stroke patients.  Spacial neglect is a condition that...
May 8, 2018
As technology increases in the healthcare arena more and more venture firms are turning their attention to digital health.  Healthcare focused venture firm 7wireVentures has recently closed on a $100 million fund and formed a coalition with eight major healthcare organizations including several large health systems and insurers. The 7wire Connected Consumer Health Fund has invested in 12 digital...
May 8, 2018
This morning Ascensia Diabetes Care launched the latest version of its Contour Diabetes app in the United States. The upgraded app will offer users a new feature, called My Patterns,  which will give personalized feedback and coaching to users. “The My Patterns feature on the new Contour Diabetes app represents a real advance in the use of data for diabetes management,” Michael Kloss, CEO at...
May 8, 2018
US News & World Report has teamed up with Doximity, a social network for doctors, to develop a new tool that lets patients book appointments while they are looking at doctors’ profiles on USNews.com.  “For over 25 years, US News has helped patients in search of reliable health care information find the best hospital to treat their specific needs,” Evan Jones, vice president and general...
May 7, 2018
Sleep management company Itamar Medical has just launched SleePath, a digital sleep apnea management tool that helps cardiologists monitor patients with atrial fibrillation. The platform allows doctors to check their patients’ sleep apnea management status and compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.  “Itamar Medical is committed to innovating technologies that allow...
May 7, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina-based PeraHealth has received FDA clearance for its latest product, PeraTrend,  a predictive clinical surveillance tool.  “Improving quality of patient care is our focus, which is why securing clearance from the FDA, which oversees and protects public health, is a major milestone for PeraHealth and for the clinical surveillance market,” Stephanie Alexander, PeraHealth...
May 7, 2018
Fitbit has announced a slew of new digital health apps and clock faces that were born out of partnerships with major players such as Dexcom, Humana, and Walgreens. The apps, which were built on Fitbit’s software development kit, are aimed at helping people manage chronic conditions and improving overall health.  “Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help...
May 7, 2018
Wearables aren’t just for tracking steps anymore, as a new tool is helping doctors transcribe right from their smartwatch. This morning, voice-powered healthcare company Notable unveiled its latest technology, a voice-powered artificial intelligence wearable for doctors.  “The current physician workflow is rife with administrative burdens and complexity. With growing documentation requirements,...
May 3, 2018
Despite the expected declining sales numbers, Fitbit affirmed its focus on digital health, during its Q1 earnings call. In particular the company is now looking to its latest Google collaboration, where the two companies will work on refining EHRs to give clinicians a more comprehensive look into patient data, to speed up innovation in the digital health space.  “First, Fitbit and Google are...
May 3, 2018
Most patients today are also consumers used to getting what they need, when they need it. This, coupled with the demand for more healthcare services, means that the way healthcare is provided is going to change in the future. As providers struggle to keep up with growing needs of an aging population, industry experts are looking at how virtual healthcare can save time, cut costs, and lead to...