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By Aditi Pai June 19, 2014
Sunyvale, California-based Compliant Innovations raised an undisclosed sum from Lifeforce Ventures and Attractor Ventures for its online doctor communication platform, called DocSpera. The platform allows surgeons to collaborate with their care teams as well as other physicians before operations and treatments. Providers can use the platform to send messages that contain text, photos, or videos...
By Aditi Pai June 18, 2014
Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, launched a startup this week, called Aledade, that will partner with independent primary care physicians to help them join or form accountable care organizations. "For me, health IT was never the 'ends', but a 'means' to better health and better care, and I...
By Jonah Comstock June 17, 2014
Vidscrip, a Minneapolis-based patient engagement startup, has inked a deal to provide its video-making software to physicians across Partners Healthcare in Boston. It's the two-and-a-half-year-old company's largest deployment yet, and Vidscrips will open up a Boston office to support the rollout. "We had an opportunity to present what we were doing to their senior population health leadership [at...
By Jonah Comstock June 17, 2014
San Francisco-based Augmedix, one of several startups developing Google Glass software and modifications for hospital use cases, has raised $7.3 million in a round led by DCM and Emergence Capital Partners. This includes the $3.2 million the company announced in March, and $4.1 million in additional new funding. The company also announced two other milestones: it has been named a certified Glass...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2014
The Dexcom G4 was the continuous glucose monitor used in the study. An artificial pancreas system -- consisting of a continuous glucose monitor, and insulin pump, and an iPhone 4s -- has been shown to improve glucose regulation in a simulated outpatient setting in both adults and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, according to a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. The adult...
By Aditi Pai June 12, 2014
This week, a bevy of telehealth stakeholders sent incoming HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell a letter as part of ongoing efforts to improve the legal and political climate for telehealth. But virtual visit practioners -- whether using video, telephone, or software -- are managing to do pretty well despite some coverage restrictions. There's at least 12 companies in this burgeoning space, and that...
By Brian Dolan June 12, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has committed to deploy at least 2,000 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets throughout its healthcare system. The system's clinicians will use the tablets as laptop replacements. The devices will be equipped with the healthcare facility's Convergence app, which sits atop its Cerner and Epic deployments and and also knits together many of its legacy hospital...
By Jonah Comstock June 11, 2014
Yosko, a hospital software startup that is now a veteran of three digital health accelerators, is gearing up to launch pilots with as many as five hospitals this year. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company just graduated from the Sprint-TechStars accelerator and is developing its software for two platforms -- the iPad and Google Glass. The startup is led by wife-and-husband team CEO Dr....
By Aditi Pai June 11, 2014
HypoMap, a tool created by Glooko in partnership with Joslin Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center has created a new non-profit division, called Joslin Institute for Technology Translation (JITT), so that the healthcare organization can collaborate with companies currently developing tools for people with diabetes, according to a press release. "Working with our CEO John Brooks, we thought that...
By Aditi Pai June 11, 2014
Around 11 percent of smokers who participated in a texting-based smoking cessation intervention program were able to abstain from using cigarettes six months after the start of the program, while only 5 percent of smokers in the control group were able to do so, according to a study of 503 people published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Even though 11 percent were found to be...