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By Laura Lovett May 30, 2018
Practice, practice, practice. Touch Surgery, a mobile surgical training platform, is collaborating with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to convert some of the society’s procedural videos into interactive mini-simulations at the Digestive Disease Week.  ASGE members will get the chance to try out the mobile platform during the conference. The technology is a blend of digital...
By Dave Muoio May 30, 2018
Today, Madison, Wisconsin-based digital respiratory health company Propeller Health announced a $20 million funding round led by a $10 million investment from Aptar Pharma. Existing investors Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Hikma Ventures, 3M Ventures, and SR One comprised the other half of the round. According to a release, the new funding will be invested into the company’s digital...
By Ebele Mọgọ May 30, 2018
About the author: Dr. Ebele Mọgọ is a doctor of public health with over 10 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating transformative public health projects. She is the principal of ERIM Consulting, which uses research evidence and business insights to advance public health impact. Have you developed yet another groundbreaking mobile health solution? If so, you must be thrilled...
By Laura Lovett May 30, 2018
It's no secret that there is a demand for behavioral health providers in the country right now, and Denver, Colorado-based SonderMind is ready to cash in. A digital network of behavioral health providers, the startup has just raked in $2.5 million in a seed funding round led by Kickstart Seed Fund, with investments from Purple Arch Ventures, SpringTime Ventures, Service Provider Capital, and...
By Laura Lovett May 30, 2018
Emerging out of stealth mode, health tech startup Robin Healthcare has just announced its voice-enabled AI device that is designed to help doctors and clinicians write clinical notes. The device, which looks similar to an Amazon Alexa or Google Home voice assistant, will sit in a doctor’s office and draft notes from doctors' spoken conversations.  “Through the natural conversation between the...
By Dave Muoio May 30, 2018
Ava, the San Francisco- and Zurich-based maker of a connected menstrual cycle tracking bracelet, today announced the closure of a $30 million series B funding round. The funding was led by the company’s existing investors — which include Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, Blue Ocean Ventures, Global Sources, ZKB, and Swisscom — with new investors btov and SVC also participating. According to...
By Laura Lovett May 29, 2018
Members of a smoking cessation Facebook group were 2.5 times more successful in quitting than controls over three-month, according to a recent study published in Addiction. However, after a year, those in the intervention group actually had lower rates of cessation than the control group.  "We found that we could reach a hard-to-reach population, have short-term abstinence, and also have...
By HIMSS TV May 29, 2018
Waheed Arian, founder of Arian Teleheal, discusses how specialists working for his charity use smartphones, and platforms like Skype, to connect with people in areas were conflict makes it difficult to seek medical attention.
By Dave Muoio May 29, 2018
Telemedicine company SnapMD will provide its Virtual Care Management platform to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Member Advantage Program, according to SnapMD. With this, the organization’s 66,000 US pediatricians, surgeons, and specialists will be able to conduct virtual visits as a complement to normal in-person care. "This new Member Advantage Program directly addresses concerns cited by...
By Dave Muoio May 29, 2018
A pair of recently published market research reports have outlined upward trends among mobile health technologies. “Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Telecom & IT estimates that the mHealth market will account for more than $28 billion in 2018 alone,” the market research service wrote in its latest report. “Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns,...

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