Laura Lovett

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...
May 2, 2018
Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from Cera. London-based homecare company Cera announced that it has raked in $17 million in Series A funding with investors including Guinness Asset Administration, Yabeo, and Kairos.  The web-based platform was set up to help elderly people find care and support in their community. Its services include elderly care, palliative care,...
May 2, 2018
Cerebrovasular imaging company iSchemaView has received the FDA nod for its latest product the RAPID CTA, a 3D imaging platform for computed tomogrpahy angiography (CTA).  “Our goal is to provide healthcare professionals around the world with the most comprehensive and intuitive suite of imaging solutions possible,” Don Listwin, CEO of iSchemaView, said in a statement. “With new FDA approval and...
May 2, 2018
Almost exactly two years after Nokia acquired French health technology company Withings, it has announced that it is in negations to sell its digital health division back to Withings cofounder Éric Carreel. The deal is expected to close in late Q2.   "Nokia and Éric Carreel recognize that as an original Co-Founder of Withings, he is best positioned to carry the company forward into its next phase...
May 1, 2018
Despite the fact that the Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest healthcare system in the country, for a lot of veterans coming into to a clinic is difficult. It would be impossible for a clinic to be in every veteran's neighborhood — that’s where telemedicine comes in.  At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Chicago, clinicians came together to discuss how video-to-home...
May 1, 2018
Suki, a startup that makes an AI-powered and voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors, has just landed $20 million in a funding round led by Venrock, with participation from First Round, Social Capital, and Marc Benioff.  The technology was developed to help doctors handle paperwork and update a patient's EHR. The technology is also designed to gradually personalize itself based on each...
April 30, 2018
Correction: A former version of this article incorrectly stated that "Telemedicine School-Based Health Centers" is an organzation. This has since been removed along with any guidlines listed as part of it.  When it’s the flu season, the line at the school nurse’s office is usually backed up to the door. As telemedicine continues to reduce the burden on clinics and other healthcare settings, more...