Breast feeding app connects new moms with specialists

Being a new parent can be scary—even figuring out a baby’s eating schedule can be tough. But researchers at Purdue University and Purdue Polytechnic Institute have developed a new app that virtually connects breastfeeding mothers to pediatricians and lactation specialists. 

The new app, called Lactor, collects data, monitors patients, and provides consultation for moms currently breast feeding.

Collective Health announces $110M in funding, benefits platform launch, new partnership

Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that uses predictive analytics to match employees with programs, has raised $110 million in funding to scale operations. Participants in the financing round include existing investors NEA, Founders Fund, GV, and Maverick Ventures, as well as new investors Sun Life Financial and Mubadala Ventures.

ECG, smart stethoscope company Eko gets $5M, plans new trial

Berkeley, California-based smart stethoscope company Eko Devices has raised $5 million in new funding. Artis Ventures led the round, with additional participation from Strategic Partners, Dreamlt Ventures, 1812 Ventures, and This brings the company's funding up to $7.8 million — it last raised money in 2015.

Fitbit moves full steam ahead with health initiatives despite lackluster earnings

Fitbit reported its fourth quarter and full year earnings yesterday. Fourth quarter earnings continues to post a loss, with a reported $571 million in revenues and a net loss of $46 million, as did its full year report, in which the company reported a total revenue of $1.6 b

UpToDate Advanced brings interactive decision making to Wolters Kluwer's reference tool

Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer today announced the launch of UpToDate Advanced, a mobile-friendly physician tool that offers interactive guidance through clinical decision-making.

The new offering builds on medical information and images collected within the company’s longstanding clinical reference information product UpToDate, which is used by 1.5 million physicians annually, according to the company.

HIMSS18 Connected Health Experience to feature AI, voice assistants, and more

The Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Digital Health Pavilion at HIMSS18 will once again feature “The Connected Health Experience,” a series of presentations and demonstrations of the latest connected health innovations. But this year the range of subjects will be even wider.

Fitbit Ionic: Adidas edition revealed, promises running-specific training

Wearable giant Fitbit and fitness apparel company Adidas have just released their latest running-specific training wearable, the Fitbit Ionic: Adidas edition.

The product was born out of a partnership between the two companies, which was announced last year, and is a combination of Fitbit Ionic and Adidas’ Train app.