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By Laura Lovett November 28, 2017
This week UnitedHealthcare launched a new maternity health app, The UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy, which will provide patients with 24-7 nurse support during pregnancy and after delivery. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based insurance company said it hopes to provide expectant and new parents additional access to prenatal and post-natal care and also to reduce healthcare costs.  “When I was...
By Bernie Monegain November 28, 2017
GE Healthcare has partnered with Nvidia to fast-track artificial intelligence adoption in healthcare and with Intel to boost digital imaging. The Nvidia partnership builds on GE Healthcare’s 10-year alliance with the company to bring the most sophisticated artificial intelligence to GE Healthcare’s 500,000 imaging devices globally and to accelerate healthcare processing. The new CT system is two...
By Dave Muoio November 28, 2017
As new telemedicine players sprout from the woodwork and employers more frequently offer telehealth options to their employees, a new breed of doctors may be needed to match the technology’s growing popularity. In a recent editorial published in JAMA, NewYork-Presbyterian physicians argued that adoption of a new multidisciplinary medical specialty focused on virtual care would best prepare...
By Jonah Comstock November 28, 2017
Facebook is ramping up both its human response efforts for suicide threats or high-risk postings, and its use of artificial intelligence to identify such risks, the company wrote in a new blog post yesterday. "Over the last month, we’ve worked with first responders on over 100 wellness checks based on reports we received via our proactive detection efforts," VP of Product Management Guy Rosen...
By Laura Lovett November 28, 2017
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is warning consumers to think before they buy mail-order DNA testing services this holiday season.  Schumer cautions that these test kits put consumer privacy at risk because DNA firms could potentially sell personal and genetic information. Now Schumer is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and ensure that the privacy policies are clear,...
By Dave Muoio November 28, 2017
Paris, France-based Doctolib, an online medical appointment booking app and management software company, announced that it has raised approximately $41.6 million (35 million euros) in additional funding from BPI France and Eurazeo. This round comes shortly after the startup raised roughly $28 million (26 million euros) in January from BPI France and others. Prior to this year’s funding — which...
By Dave Muoio November 27, 2017
EarlySense, a maker of continuous remote monitoring devices, has announced Karissa Price-Rico as its new chief operating officer. This will be a new position intended to support the company’s growth within the hospital, post-acute, and consumer health markets, with Price-Rico overseeing operations across all of the company’s divisions. "On the heels of our recent accelerated market traction, we...
By Laura Lovett November 27, 2017
San Diego-based Biolinq, a digital health company specializing in minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring, raised $10 million in Series A financing. The round was led by M Ventures, in collaboration with Hikma Ventures.  Biolinq is currently working on a skin applied, minimally-invasive electrochemical biosensor platform for diabetes patients, which analyzes biomarkers in the...
By Jonah Comstock November 27, 2017
Online mail-order lab testing startup EverlyWell showed off its wares on ABC’s Shark Tank last night, securing a $1 million line of credit from host Lori Greiner. CEO and founder Julia Cheek appeared on the long-running reality TV show, in which entrepreneurs pitch a panel of high-profile investors. “I think it’s an incredible milestone to have a company like EverlyWell — it’s incredible for the...
By Dave Muoio November 27, 2017
International accelerator program Startupbootcamp has announced 13 companies that will comprise the 2018 class of its sole US-based program, Digital Health Miami. The cohort includes patient management platforms, cognitive function monitors, and adherence improvement offerings, among others. The accelerator participants were selected from a pool of 300 applicants, with the final selection made...

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