Laura Lovett

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...
November 13, 2017
In rural Scotland ambulance rides can take as long as four or five hours. Those hours spent in the ambulance are critical, said Neil Fraser, director of space and communications at ViaSat UK. But new a new pilot program aims to use telemedicine to improve care during that important time frame.  Global broadband service and technology company ViaSat, announced that it will be partnering with The...
November 10, 2017
A new study reveals that artificial intelligence could be a useful tool to help patients prevent Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, showed that patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes who used the Lark Weight Loss Health Coach AI, dropped 2.38 percent of their baseline weight and increase the percentage of healthful meals they ate by 31 percent.  “I’m...
November 10, 2017
Kenzen, a precision health company that creates wearables and data analytics platforms, has tapped Jim McDonnell as the next CTO. McDonnell comes to Kenzen with 25 years as an executive and entrepreneur in digital health and cloud industries.  “Jim has key experience in the health and technology fields, and he joins Kenzen at an exciting time as we accelerate development of our solutions for...
November 9, 2017
For some physicians, logging into patient records is going to be as easy as looking at their phone. This week, drchrono became the first medical record company to implement Apple’s facial recognition ID as a way access EHRs. CNBC first reported the news. “The login experience for the doctor adversely affects the patient-doctor experience,” drchrono COO and cofounder Daniel Kivatinos told...