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By Dave Muoio May 7, 2018
Encino, California-based healthcare messaging service mPulse Mobile has raised $11 million in a Series B funding round led by SJF Ventures, mPulse Mobile announced today at HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference. Other participants included previous investors HLM Venture Partners, EchoHealth Ventures, OCA Ventures, and Bonfire Ventures. Included in the announcement was news that the company is...
By Laura Lovett 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,...
By Jonah Comstock May 4, 2018
Through SMART, FHIR, and the Argonaut Project, standardized APIs for EHR data interoperability are finally starting to show serious signs of traction. That means the health industry will start to see more complete records, better care, and more robust data sets that can power machine learning algorithm. But it also means more data in the hands of patients, and more responsibility for developers...
By Jonah Comstock May 4, 2018
Worries about artificial intelligence replacing doctors — at least any time soon — have largely given way to a vision of doctors and algorithms working together to give patients the best possible treatment. But what exact shape that collaboration will take is still being hammered out by developers and doctors. At Health 2.0’s Dev4Health conference, held this week at the HIMSS Innovation Center in...
By Matthew Holt May 4, 2018
Matthew Holt is co-chair of Health 2.0. At the Dev4Health conference in Cleveland on Monday andTuesday, he and Health 2.0 cofounder Indu Subaiya presented their assessment of the drivers of the new interoperability in healthcare. This is a summary of some of their remarks, and Holt's other observations from the conference. If you are interested in this topic please take the ongoing Health 2.0 EMR...
By Dave Muoio May 4, 2018
EHR vendor Allscripts has made an agreement to purchase patient communication app maker Health Grid for $60 million in cash, with an additional $50 million in earnout payments based on Health Grid achieving certain revenue targets over the next three years, according to a recently registered SEC filing. The merger of the two companies is expected to close sometime during Q2 2018. “The growing...
By Laura Lovett 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...
By Dave Muoio May 3, 2018
Amidst big gains in total revenue, memberships, and user engagement, Q1 2018 earnings reported by Teladoc show that the telemedicine company is still a long way from turning a profit. But while this quarter’s reported net loss of $23.9 million is a noticeable increase over the $15.7 million of the same time last year, CEO Jason Gorevic said during an investor call that the company is still on...
By John Sharp May 3, 2018
Wouldn’t you like a look inside the Cleveland Clinic’s innovation mindset? Attendees at the HIMSS and Health 2.0 Dev4Health event here this week got just such a glimpse. Teams have spent the past few years focused on developing a FHIR platform to extend their Epic EMR to solve new problems, according to Brent Hicks, Senior Director of Clinical Solutions of Cleveland Clinic’s app development team...
By Dave Muoio May 3, 2018
Earlier this week, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced that it had launched an innovation research center, called the Health Technology Exploration Center. “Now is the time to think more expansively about how diverse technological tools can improve all aspects of health care – from clinical advances to communications and medical decision-making,” Dr. Kevin Tabb CEO of BIDMC and the...

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