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By Dave Muoio 02:56 pm August 3, 2020
Austin, Texas-based virtual and on-demand care provider Remedy announced Dr. Ronald Dixon as its chief medical officer. Dixon, formerly the head of clinical affairs at Onduo and the president and CEO of Onduo Professionals (its provider staffing group), is expected to draw on his experience to help Remedy build out its virtual chronic care treatment services. “Dr. Dixon’s experience in developing...
By Dave Muoio 04:38 pm July 31, 2020
Google has posted an update on Exposure Notifications – their system-level framework for COVID-19 contact tracing developed in tandem with Apple – revealing that the tools have been incorporated into digital contact-tracing apps launched in 16 countries. Further, 20 U.S. states and territories are "exploring apps" based on the system, according to Google, the first set of which are expected to go...
By Jonah Comstock 03:20 pm July 31, 2020
SOC Telemed, formerly Specialists on Call, will join the Nasdaq stock exchange by merging with Healthcare Merger Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. Sometimes referred to as a "blank check" acquisition, merging with a special purpose acquisition company is an alternate way for a company to go public. The combined company will operate under the name SOC Telemed and will be listed...
By Mallory Hackett 11:54 am July 30, 2020
The WNBA is teaming up with the Oura smart ring for the upcoming season as part of the initiative to prioritize the players' and league staff’s health, safety and privacy. This comes just a month after the NBA announced it too would provide Oura rings to all teams and league staff members. Today the NBA announced another partnership, this time with Masimo, to supply players, coaches and staff...

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By Sara Mageit 09:07 am July 30, 2020
IRELAND’S CONTACT TRACING APP In the two weeks since Ireland’s Covid Tracker app was launched, it has been reported that 91 users have received a “close contact exposure alert”. The app invites users to give permission for the collection of some data, including whether a user receives a close contact alert, making it one of the first to supply data showing how many people have received alerts. ...

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By Sara Mageit 05:55 am July 30, 2020
Glasgow-based Hamill Digital Healthcare has developed a new app called SAFE2GO, which will enable visitors to any venue to provide contact details quickly and securely. Former doctor and Managing Director Louise Hamill believes the app can help Britain get back to normal by providing vital support to the NHS contact tracers. Scottish Care, which represents the largest group of social care...
By Tammy Lovell 05:54 am July 30, 2020
Siilo, the secure collaboration app for healthcare workers, has announced a raise of €9.5 milliion in Series A funding.  European digital health VC Heal Capital is at the forefront of the investment, backed by Germany’s private health insurers. Also participating in the round are Philips Health Technology Venture Fund and current investor EQT Ventures.  WHAT IT DOES  Founded in 2016 by former...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm July 29, 2020
A new randomized control trial published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that participants using Big Health’s cognitive behavioral therapy app Daylight reduced symptoms of anxiety.  Researchers also found that participants using the app had a decrease in secondary symptoms such as worry and depressive symptoms.  “In this study, we found that Daylight helped participants...
By Dave Muoio 12:14 pm July 29, 2020
A retrospective analysis of more than 2,000 Livongo Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) participants found an average weight loss of 5.1% from baseline after 12 months, and 6.6% among those who designated as high engagers. The study, conducted by Livongo and published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, honed in on the relationships between specific program behaviors and program engagement...
By Mallory Hackett 12:01 pm July 29, 2020
After receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its professional defibrillator, the Tempus LS-Manual, Philips today launched its remote-monitoring and defibrillator system, Tempus ALS. The platform combines three Philips products to remotely monitor vital signs, restore heart functions with the defibrillator and wirelessly share data. It is now available for sale...