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By Dave Muoio 04:23 pm October 1, 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland-based patient monitoring wearable and platform company Current Health (formerly snap40) has cut deals with fellow connected monitor maker VivaLNK and spirometry device company MIR (Medical International Research) to add axillary temperature and spirometry measurement capabilities to its offering. Enabled by a 510(k) clearance posted by the FDA back in July, these types of...
By Laura Lovett 02:51 pm October 1, 2019
This morning META announced a new virtual health platform designed specifically for college students to access mental health care.  The new platform will let students choose their therapist viewing credentials, language, gender, faith, therapy style and plans accepted. Students are able to pay for the services out of pocket, or go through their insurance.  The platform was also designed to give...
By Dave Muoio 03:41 pm September 30, 2019
Cutting-edge technologies often serve as the drivers of innovation, and within healthcare can inspire pioneers to devise new means of spotting illnesses or streamlining patient care. But it’s vital for digital health entrepreneurs and innovation-minded providers to look beyond the patients who would hardly blink an eye at yearly device upgrades or $1,000+ smartphones, and remember that there are...
By Laura Lovett 02:53 pm September 30, 2019
With the staggering shortage of mental health practitioners worldwide, more and more startups are looking for alternative ways to provide patient care. One of the most popular technologies is chatbots. Now we are seeing one more entrance emerge into that market. On Thursday, Sweden- and UK-based medical device company Flow, best known for its brain stimulation headset, launched a new chatbot...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:45 pm September 27, 2019
It’s been two years since the first software-only digital therapeutic got the FDA greenlight, but the industry is still very much in its infancy and continuing to evolve. New entrances are emerging from the world of health, pharma, tech and finance. As the industry matures, it's grappling with existential questions including regulation, reimbursement models and, as always, the definition of a...
By Laura Lovett 10:29 am September 27, 2019
Shortly after acquiring telemedicine company HeyDoctor, GoodRx, a digital cost transparency tool for medication, announced it is launching its own virtual care platform dubbed GoodRx Care, powered by HeyDoctor.  The company is positioning the new platform as a primary care tool that will allow patients to see a board-certified clinician on the cheap — stating that “most visits” are about $20. Its...
By Laura Lovett 04:00 pm September 26, 2019
British mental health startup Ieso Digital Health today announced a new research project dubbed Eight Billion Minds, which aims to use the data from its platform to build an autonomous digital therapeutic. The new effort will be specifically focused on creating a platform to tackle the shortage of mental health professionals globally.  Ieso’s signature product, ThinkWell, is a mental health...

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By Laura Lovett 02:13 pm September 26, 2019
23andMe, a frontrunner in the consumer genomics space, is turning its attention to clinical trial recruitment. The company has inked a deal with TrialSpark, a health tech platform that lets providers become clinical trial sites, connecting their customers to the latter’s trial network.  The new deal will use 23andMe’s crowdsourced research platform, which lets its customers opt into research and...
By Laura Lovett 04:22 pm September 25, 2019
There’s no denying that digital therapeutics look and feel different than traditional medications. Instead of popping open a medication bottle, users are logging into an app to access treatment. But the differences don’t stop at the look. While the risk of toxicity is an ever-looming question in the pharma space, the same isn’t true for digital solutions.  Stakeholders at the digital therapeutics...
By Laura Lovett 04:03 pm September 24, 2019
Getting the right diagnosis and prescription from a doctor is just one piece to the healthcare puzzle. How much food is at home and whether there is enough money in a patient’s bank account to cover the medication copay can be just as important to determining their medical outcomes.  Now hospital executives are starting to turn to technology as a way to help serve more patients and address social...