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Images of the NightWare app on Apple Watches
By Dave Muoio 02:47 pm November 9, 2020
The FDA granted Minneapolis-based NightWare a De Novo clearance on Friday for its Apple Watch and iPhone app designed to improve the sleep quality of those experiencing nightmare disorder and nightmares related to PTSD. The digital therapeutic – which received breakthrough designation from the agency last year – uses the Watch's sensors to track the heart rate and movement of users as they sleep...

Credit: NuvoAir Home platform 

By Sara Mageit 10:30 am November 9, 2020
Studies on paediatric pulmonology from the UK and Sweden have demonstrated that both young and adult patients with respiratory disease can achieve good quality spirometry at home, without clinical supervision, when using the NuvoAir Home platform. The platform includes in-app coaching which provides feedback on techniques to support quality measurements. Other key findings show that patient...
Cleo preps for the future of employer family benefits with a new board member
By Mallory Hackett 08:43 am November 9, 2020
When Cleo, a family benefits company, conducts a virtual leadership team meeting, it’s not uncommon for someone to step out of frame to wrangle a toddler or breastfeed their newborn. In fact, this is exactly the type of behavior that puts Cleo in a position to create services for the everyday working parent, according to CEO Sarahjane Sacchetti. “I think what’s really unique about this time is...
An old-timey microphone and radio setup represent our weekly digital health podcast
By MobiHealthNews 11:46 am November 6, 2020
In today's HIMSSCast we're once again looking at the COVID-19 telehealth boom, but this time through the lens of staffing and workforce. Host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett are joined by Michelle Davey, CEO of Wheel, to discuss how a rise in virtual care is changing how physicians work. This episode is brought to you by AmWell. Talking points: What Wheel does. How...
A family consulting with their doctor virtually
By Ian Chiang and Poorwa Godbole 11:03 am November 6, 2020
About the Authors: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of Cigna’s CareAllies. Previously, he was a digital health entrepreneur and a former management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Poorwa Godbole is an MBA candidate at the Wharton...
Contact tracing, COVID-19

Credit: Compass app to help NHS prevent hospital illnesses 

By Sara Mageit 05:29 am November 6, 2020
LATVIA'S COVID-19 APP CONNECTS TO EU'S INTEROPERABILITY SYSTEM Latvia's contact tracing app, Apturi Covid (Stop Covid) has connected to the interoperability system for other contact tracing apps in the European Commission. This will allow the Apturi Covid app to warn and notify a user if they have come into contact with an COVID-19 infected person when in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Spain. The...
Medica, Global Diagnostics Ireland,
By Sara Mageit 06:10 am November 5, 2020
UK teleradiology company, Medica has announced the acquisition of Global Diagnostics Ireland (GDI), the market leader for teleradiology services in Ireland, for an initial cash consideration of €16 million (£14.5 million) from private Irish healthcare group, Centric Health. WHY IT MATTERS This acquisition is in line with Medica’s revised strategy announced in March this year to diversify revenue...
By Dave Muoio 02:06 pm November 4, 2020
MIT researchers have developed an artificial intelligence tool that listens to a person's coughing to determine whether or not they may have COVID-19, regardless if they are or are not symptomatic, according to research published last week in IEEE Open Journal of Engineering. To build it, the researchers solicited audio recordings of individuals coughing and accompanying information about their...
54gene, Nigeria
By Sara Mageit 11:44 am November 4, 2020
Lagos-based health tech precision medicine research company, 54gene, has launched its Clinical Research Programme Services (CPS) division.  The new business division will provide end-to-end clinical development services, intelligence, logistics, and infrastructure to enable the conduct of clinical trials in Africa, starting out of Nigeria. WHY IT MATTERS 54gene’s Clinical Programme Services...
Screens and a plate of food
By Dave Muoio 03:26 pm November 3, 2020
New top-line data presented by Omada Health and researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Wake Forest University suggest that the chronic condition-management company's digital diabetes-prevention program can deliver clinically meaningful blood sugar reduction and weight loss over 12 months. The PREDICTS randomized controlled trial was first announced in 2018, and enrolled...