CTA and Xcertia to develop rules of the road for mobile apps

The Consumer Technology Association and Xcertia, a mobile health app collaborative, are working together to develop guidelines for the market. They will consider topics such as accuracy, transparency, privacy, security, regulatory compliance, interoperability, and user experience.

The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, DHX Group, and HIMSS initiated the project.

Vida Health revamps platform, offers targeted programs for diabetes, behavioral health

Today at HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference, San Francisco-based Vida Health announced an update to its digital health coaching platform for enterprises that is specifically designed to target comorbidities, as well as the launch of two separate offerings with a specific focus on diabetes and behavioral health treatment.

Itamar Medical launches SleePath to track sleep apnea in AFib patients

Sleep management company Itamar Medical has just launched SleePath, a digital sleep apnea management tool that helps cardiologists monitor patients with atrial fibrillation. The platform allows doctors to check their patients’ sleep apnea management status and compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices. 

Lyra Health raises $45 million to connect patients to behavioral health care

Digital behavioral health company Lyra Health announced today that it has secured a $45 million Series B round of funding. Participants in the round included new investors Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures, and Casdin Capital, as well as returning funders Greylock Partners, Venrock, and Providence Ventures.

Fitbit announces new partnerships, focus on chronic disease management, overall health

Fitbit has announced a slew of new digital health apps and clock faces that were born out of partnerships with major players such as Dexcom, Humana, and Walgreens. The apps, which were built on Fitbit’s software development kit, are aimed at helping people manage chronic conditions and improving overall health. 

mPulse Mobile announces $11M funding, launch of new AI product

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.

Notable launches wearable, voice-powered assistant for doctors

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.