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By Laura Lovett 08:00 am December 5, 2019
This morning pMD, a mobile communication and data capture platform, announced a new feature that allows patients to contact their doctors through pMD Secure Messaging.  The Californian startup boasts that patients will be able to send messages in real time that include photo and video files.  The latest feature includes a group function, which allows patients to communicate with a team of...
By Dave Muoio 02:42 pm December 4, 2019
Editor's note: This article has been edited after publication. Last December, Teladoc Health made an unannounced deal with TelaDietitian (formerly Nutrify), a consumer and enterprise platform for video consultations with registered dietitians, according to documents provided to MobiHealthNews. This strategic acquisition provided Teladoc access to the smaller company’s multi-state network of...
By Laura Lovett 10:37 am December 4, 2019
Setting its sights on the European market, yesterday California startup VivaLNK announced that it landed a Class IIa medical device CE Mark for its multi-vital medical wearable sensor and software development kit.  Researchers and clinicians can use the technology to continuously stream a patient’s ECG rhythm, respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval and three axis acceleration.  The product...
By Dave Muoio 03:12 pm December 3, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture announced new grant investments in late November for infrastructure aimed at expanding education and healthcare access among rural US residents. The full bundle consists of 133 grants totaling $42.5 million, and are spread across 37 states and two US territories. WHAT’S THE IMPACT Roughly half of these grants are being allotted for telemedicine-focused projects,...
By Dave Muoio 10:52 am December 3, 2019
Dexcom continuous glucose monitor users and their caregivers found themselves in the dark this weekend when a key monitoring feature ceased to function with little to no warning. The feature, called Dexcom Follow, transmits an alert when a CGM user’s blood sugar reaches a dangerous level and is often used by parents monitoring their children’s condition. When unexpected issues brought down the...
By Laura Lovett 10:39 am December 3, 2019
The digital health field saw an increase in women leadership in 2019, but the pace of change remains relatively slow, according to a new Rock Health report.  Across the board the percentage of female executives at Fortune 500 health care companies, female partners at venture funds active in digital health and the deals closed by women-led digital health companies have all increased.  However, the...
By Laura Lovett 10:11 am December 2, 2019
Amazon Web Services is tapping into its voice technology once again with the launch of the Amazon Transcribe Medical, an automated speech recognition service that will let developers add medical diction and documentation to their apps.  The streaming API tool is designed to cater to medical and pharmacological terms, thereby allowing doctors, clinicians and researchers to dictate into it. It also...
By Laura Lovett 02:07 pm November 27, 2019
Seniors that exercise more frequently and are not living with a chronic condition are more likely to be long term activity tracker users, according to a recent study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.  The study also found that women were more likely to be long term wearable activity tracker [WAT] users than men, and that individuals with a higher level of education were also more likely to...