Mallory Hackett

By Mallory Hackett 02:15 pm July 7, 2020
RapidAI, a health tech company specializing in stroke imaging, has received clearance from the FDA for its Rapid ASPECTS neuroimaging analysis device. The product was designed to improve physicians’ interpretations of Non-Contrast CT (NCCT) scans using the automated ASPECT score, according to the company. It uses the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Scoring (ASPECTS) and machine learning to come...
By Mallory Hackett 09:18 am July 7, 2020
Cochlear Limited announced yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of three new products to be added to the company’s suite of hearing technology devices, all of which can connect to smartphones. The Premarket Approval clearances went to the Kanso 2 Sound Processor, the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant recipients and the Custom Sound Pro fitting software. The new...
By Mallory Hackett 10:08 am July 6, 2020
The U.S. Air Force has inked a $1.3 million deal with MFB Fertility in order to provide military members and their partners the former’s home fertility tests. The Air Force’s AFWERX office will invest in Proov, an at-home ovulation test with FDA clearance. The test works by measuring Pregnanediol Glucuronide (PdG), the urine metabolite of progesterone, which is released by the ovary after...
By Mallory Hackett 03:06 pm July 1, 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a digital platform that will deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings. It will give Walgreens and Boots customers the ability to access products and services from its pharmacy and retail businesses wherever and whenever they want. This marks WBA’s second phase of its digital transformation. “At WBA...
By Mallory Hackett 03:06 pm June 30, 2020
OmniPEMF, a creator of wellness devices, has released its neurostimulation headband, called NeoRhythm, for worldwide availability today. The headband uses pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology to help wearers create the desired mental state for sleep, relaxation, focus, pain relief, meditation or energy. The PEMF technology in the headband triggers the brain to mimic the signals created...
By Mallory Hackett 03:39 pm June 29, 2020
Masimo, a medical technology company, announced today its device aimed at reducing the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. The device, called Bridge, is a wearable, single-patient-use, percutaneous neurostimulator which is situated behind the ear. It applies electrical impulses to the cranial nerves around the ear, which can reduce neuron activity and reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms,...
By Mallory Hackett 08:53 am June 29, 2020
Happify Health, known for its digital mental health programs, today released a platform targeted towards people with chronic conditions, called Kopa. The first component of this new platform is Kopa for Psoriasis, a product created to provide resources and community for those living with the condition. The company chose to first focus on psoriasis because of the comorbidities often associated...
By Mallory Hackett 05:12 pm June 25, 2020
Health agencies now have better access to the Department of Health and Human Services’ data following a year-long data initiative focused on information sharing. The HHS partnered with the Center for Open Data Enterprise to hold a series of roundtable discussions aimed at improving the ways agencies within the department share, integrate, analyze and visualize federated data to better inform...
By Mallory Hackett 12:59 pm June 24, 2020
DispatchHealth, an in-home care provider, closed its $135.8 million Series C funding round yesterday. Optum Ventures led the financing with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. WHAT THEY DO DispatchHealth is like a mobile urgent care. Patients and their providers can request services by calling in by phone – or via the mobile app or website...
By Mallory Hackett 02:58 pm June 23, 2020
Quit Genius, a digital addiction-recovery program, has extended its platform to support alcohol and opioid addictions. The program is designed for enterprise and health plan customers in the U.S. to help their employees recover from addiction. Fees are paid for by the user’s employer or health plan. Employers are charged an annual fee for each participant that actually enrolls in the program. The...