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By Dave Muoio October 11, 2018
Between high-profile hacks and hospitals’ growing dependency on connected medical devices, cybersecurity is as relevant to healthcare as it’s ever been. And while providers and device manufacturers are rightfully making protection a priority for newly developed or purchased medical devices, older legacy devices pose the greatest security risk to healthcare organizations. "There are any number of...
By Jonah Comstock October 10, 2018
Barcelona-based Mediktor, which makes an app- and web-based symptom checker, has raised $3.46 million (€ 3 million) to support its continuing expansion into the US market. Alta Life Sciences led the round, with additional support from Castel Capital, Naos, and several other individual investors. Mediktor makes a non-diagnostic consumer-facing symptom checker for pre-diagnosis, triage, and...
By Dave Muoio October 5, 2018
Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, California-based startup offering an incentive-based health platform, is receiving a $5 million preferred equity investment from an unnamed source, according to a recent announcement from US Capital Global, which is acting as the deal’s exclusive financial advisor. Charles Towle, managing partner at US Capital Global, said that the healthcare rewards company sought the...
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By Healthcare IT News Staff October 4, 2018
During October, we talk to infosec executives and experts about the problems and practical steps to securing sensitive data, advice about what to do after a security incident, and a look at emerging trends.
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By AT&T October 3, 2018
High-speed digital networks are changing how healthcare is delivered, and how healthcare organizations operate. This digital disruption, which will impact every corner of the healthcare continuum, promises to transform how, when and where care is provided, as well as usher in new experiences for patients. It also promises new revenue opportunities for healthcare organizations. More than half (52...
By Laura Lovett October 3, 2018
In mid-September, life insurer John Hancock announced that it would be giving all of its members access to Vitality, a behavior changing rewards platform that is combined with a wearable. The idea is to incentivize policy holders to become more active and make healthier nutrition decisions.  As part of this announcement all insurance policy holders will have access to the Vitality products....
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett October 1, 2018
While it may be better known as the European home of several larger health and tech companies, the country of Ireland is also home to a number of homegrown health tech startups. Many of these are looking to expand into new markets and, if the recent North America Healthcare Summit in Dublin was any indication, they have the full support of their government. “The indigenous sector is a hugely...
By Laura Lovett October 1, 2018
Kiwi company Performance Lab Technologies, which specializes in behavior-changing technology, is joining forces with Vivametrica, an activity-based health scoring and insurance underwriting company, to create a new platform called EngageRate. This endeavor is aimed at engaging life insurance policy holders with their health by offering personalized artificial intelligence coaching and activity...
By Dave Muoio September 27, 2018
On September 20, Teladoc Health announced that it will be launching a virtual health service for worldwide members beginning in 2019. Called Teladoc Global Care, the service looks to provide companies and insurers covering individuals across multiple countries comprehensive remote consultations at all hours of the day, and entirely within the company’s existing mobile app. While Teladoc is...
By Laura Lovett September 27, 2018
Users of Cardiogram, a smartwatch app that uses a deep neural network technology to detect hypertension and sleep apnea, can now get $1,000 in accidental death insurance for free. The deal comes out of a partnership between the technology company and life insurer Amica Life and life and disability payer Greenhouse Life Insurance Company.  Cardiogram, which began on the Apple Watch, now works with...