Consumer

By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Basis, an app-based platform that connects consumers with mental health counselors, announced the launch of its service alongside a $3.75 million funding round. The investment was led by Bedrock, with support from Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Headlined by CEO Andrew Chapin, a former Uber executive, and Chief Science Officer Lindsay Trent, a clinical psychologist at Stanford,...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Solv, the San Francisco-based maker of an urgent care appointment booking app, has unveiled  a video call functionality that will allow providers to offer patients the option of a telemedicine visit. Video calls made through the Solv Video Telemed system are encrypted and entirely conducted within a mobile phone’s web browser, requiring no additional downloads for the patient. Integrating the...
By Dave Muoio October 3, 2018
Pediatric and adult Type 1 diabetes patients receiving a hybrid closed-loop artificial pancreas therapy demonstrated improved glucose control and lower risk of hypoglycemia compared to those managing their own glucose levels with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, according to a study published today in the Lancet. The investigation, which was supported by JDRF and presented at the...
person holding photo using Ada Health app

Credit: Ada Health app

By Leontina Postelnicu October 2, 2018
The increasing pace of development in digital innovations aims to put patients in charge of their health and care and offer new ways to address the challenges of an ageing population, but how are entrepreneurs changing the world of healthcare with the help of technology? We took a look at two start-ups in the AI space that want offer clinicians the tools they need to improve outcomes and give...
By Jonah Comstock October 2, 2018
American consumers are more often using online review sites to choose doctors, and they’re increasingly trusting of those reviews, especially millennials, according to a new survey of 1,000 US adults. The survey, conducted by One Poll and sponsored by digital-focused healthcare marketing company Binary Fountain, found that 95 percent of respondents — and 97 percent of millennials — found online...

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By Leontina Postelnicu October 2, 2018
The National Health Service (NHS) in England is introducing a new app that will allow patients to access NHS services on their smartphones and tablets, to be gradually rolled out across the country starting from December this year. Developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, it will be available through the App Store and Google Play for patients aged 16 and over, who will be able to use the app to...

The Freestyle Libre 1.

By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2018
Abbott has received CE Mark clearance for the second generation of its Freestyle Libre device, which will allow the company to make the device available to users in Europe. It will be rolled out gradually in Europe starting in the next few weeks, and it will be offered as the same price as the first generation device. Freestyle Libre 1, which has been available in Europe since 2014, is a fully...
By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
STYR Labs has launched GYFT Baby, a subscription service for expecting mothers comprised of a mindfulness educational app, prenatal vitamin shipments, and a wearable for motion tracking and hydration alerts. Released early last month, the consumer offering comes at $249 for a full 36-week term, or $99 per trimester. While the GYFT Digital Pendant’s functionalities are fairly barebones — its...
Iomed Medical Solution CEO Javier de Oca talks to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV September 26, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Dave Muoio September 25, 2018
Among patients and providers alike, bots are beginning to make their mark on healthcare. Supported by advancements in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, the technology is seeing an increasing variety of implementations. These range from text-based reception and customer service chatbots — for instance Novo Nordisk’s Sophia, which the company recently told MobiHealthNews has...