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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,...
By Laura Lovett May 29, 2018
A recent study published by Psychiatric Services found that mobile health interventions were as effective in treating patients with serious mental illness compared to an in-person group therapy.  The study found that participants in the mobile health group were more likely to remain fully engaged in the eight-week study than those receiving traditional care. Researchers also found that...
By Tom Sullivan May 29, 2018
As precision medicine and its related technologies take off in healthcare with rocket-like speed, many players in the space are advocating for a balance between innovation and regulation. Without policies in place, there are major mistakes that hospitals, researchers, clinicians, and policymakers will need to avoid to ensure that the healthcare system remains available to all, according to...
By Laura Lovett May 25, 2018
This past quarter, Castlight Health continued to see a growth in revenue, as it looks forward to the release of its “Castlight Complete” platform, which offers customers an integrated digital health platform. Castlight announced that its total revenue was $36.5 million in Q1. That was an increase of 32 percent year-over year. The total year’s revenue is still expected to be between $150 and $155...

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By Laura Lovett May 25, 2018
Dexcom started out the year strong following the FDA clearance of its integrated continuous glucose monitor the G6. In its Q1 earnings call, the company reported a 30 percent increase in revenue compared to Q1 of 2017, bringing its total revenue to $184 million. When the FDA gave Dexcom the nod for the G6 it became the first interoperable CGM to get the designation. According to the earnings call...

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