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By Dave Muoio 02:47 pm September 9, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics, maker of cardiac-monitoring adhesive patches, announced yesterday that Kevin Hykes began serving as the company's president and CEO on August 31. Hykes was formerly the president and CEO of Relievant Medical Systems, Metaventon and Cameron Health. Earlier in his career he spent 16 years at Medtronic. As Bardy Diagnostics' new head, he'll help develop and execute the company's...
By Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm September 9, 2020
As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will. Barriers to aging in place can include home maintenance, lack of transportation and mobility, inadequate...
By Dave Muoio 12:28 pm September 9, 2020
Cyrus Massoumi, the cofounder and former CEO and chairman of doctor search and appointment-booking platform Zocdoc, has filed a lawsuit alleging that his fellow cofounders and the company's CFO conspired to remove him from the company through "an elaborate series of lies and deceptions." The suit, filed yesterday in New York's Supreme Court, describes a series of events leading up to a Zocdoc...
By Rosy Matheson 10:49 am September 9, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used in advanced medical settings and it has multiple applications including, wearable technology, precision medicine and virtual clinics. In some cases, it can even interpret test results more accurately than physicians. While most of us are just beginning to realise the full potential of AI, some entrepreneurs are way ahead. But how can they build...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:38 am September 9, 2020
FundamentalVR today announced the expansion of its educational platform, Fundamental Surgery, with a ‘Teaching Space’ feature, which allows multiple users to visit a virtual classroom for interactive lessons and meetings. Earlier this year, FundamentalVR expanded its multimodal platform with its multiuser capability, which allows unlimited users to practice, learn, and teach together inside an...
By Dave Muoio 12:28 pm September 8, 2020
Health research platform maker Vibrent Health announced last week that it has received a $39 million infusion from the National Institutes of Health to continue serving as the hub of the public research organization's All of Us Research Program. Founded in 2009, Vibrent Health's technology handles large-scale data collection, storage, analysis and security for research organizations, and includes...
By Mallory Hackett 11:49 am September 8, 2020
In collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Google Cloud will supply Department of Defense medical facilities with a prototypical artificial intelligence digital-pathology system. The project is intended to help physicians improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses by providing DoD medical centers with augmented reality microscopes with overlaid AI technology. The prototype will...
By Tammy Lovell 01:27 pm September 7, 2020
The UK government has released a proposed regime on the regulation of medical devices in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the European Union post Brexit. Under the guidance, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will continue to recognise CE marks and certificates issued by European Economic Area-based Notified Bodies until 30 June 2023. From 1 July, companies will...

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By Tammy Lovell 02:59 am September 7, 2020
French digital firm Withings today announced that its latest wearable is available in Europe, after receiving the CE marking for medical devices. Developed by cardiologists and sleep experts, Withings says that ScanWatch is the world's first clinically validated hybrid smartwatch to detect both atrial fibrillation (AFib) and overnight breathing disturbances. The smart watch is designed to help...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm September 4, 2020
Connected-care-device and services company VivaLNK has partnered with healthcare engineering and tech firm Mazzetti to supply pop-up hospitals, clinics and senior centers with patient monitoring tools. These include VivaLNK's wearable vitals sensors and a connected provider platform, which the companies say will help reduce unnecessary disease exposures within these settings. “As the pandemic...