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By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2017
Forward, a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun, is opening its second location only about a year after it began seeing patients in San Francisco. The practice will head next to Los Angeles. "Now we’re saying, we’re going to go ahead and roll this out to the world and not just do our little test bed here," Aoun told MobiHealthNews. "And as we’re doing that,...
By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2017
Medical device software company Voluntis has received an updated FDA clearance (as well as an updated CE mark) for its Insulia app, a "digital companion" app for people with Type 2 diabetes. Insulia offers realtime basal insulin dose coaching, and the new clearance makes the app usable with two additional brands of insulin: Basaglar and Tresiba. The app had already worked for users of Lantus,...
By Laura Lovett November 16, 2017
A new product that allows surgeons to pre-plan endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms was recently cleared by the FDA. EndoVantages’ SurgicalPreview is a cloud-based computer modeling platform that lets surgeons upload individual patient’s CT scans and then creates a 3D model of the brain with anatomical measurements.  A cerebral aneurysm, which is a weak spot in the blood vessel of the...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2017
Pacifica Labs has added a therapist directory feature to its mental health app, further connecting the app to the provider dashboard the company launched in February. "A lot of times what may happen for an individual as they start using Pacifica is they’ll realize that this is something that’s affecting them a lot more deeply than they thought," CEO Dale Beerman told MobiHealthNews. "And then how...
By Laura Lovett November 15, 2017
The FDA has recently cleared a second generation of Qualcomm Life’s Capsule Vitals Plus, a connected monitoring product. Capsule Vitals Plus records medical device data and continuous vital signs monitoring. It then analyzes the information at the patient's bedside.  “As a fundamentally connected monitor evolved from Capsule’s approach to connectivity and experience in nursing workflows, Vitals...
By Laura Lovett November 15, 2017
The Foley Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey revealed more interest and use of telemedicine amongst health organizations. The survey was conducted by Foley & Lardner LLP, a law firm with a telemedicine team.  In 2014, 87 percent of survey respondents reported that they did not expect most of their patients to be using telemedicine by 2017. However, this year three-quarters of respondents...
By Laura Lovett November 14, 2017
A new study showed that Cardiogram’s deep neural network technology, called DeepHeart, can detect hypertension and sleep apnea. The study was recently presented at the American Heart Association.  “Those are important conditions because they affect more than a billion people,” cofounder of Cardiogram Brandon Ballinger told MobiHealthNews. “Hypertension affects one in three people in the developed...
By Laura Lovett November 13, 2017
A new study found that a mobile-based app could be an effective way of monitoring age-related mucular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. A study recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology or AAO, reported that patients who used DigiSight's Paxos Checkup app, got comparable results to those who had traditional clinical checkups.  Correction: This paragraph has been...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2017
A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health space. Some clearances are updates to companies that have one or more existing clearances, while some are newly cleared devices. Read on for a roundup of connected ECG sensors, medical device companion apps, and wearable patches. 1. St. Jude Medical...
By Laura Lovett November 13, 2017
In rural Scotland ambulance rides can take as long as four or five hours. Those hours spent in the ambulance are critical, said Neil Fraser, director of space and communications at ViaSat UK. But new a new pilot program aims to use telemedicine to improve care during that important time frame.  Global broadband service and technology company ViaSat, announced that it will be partnering with The...