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By Dave Muoio 02:37 pm June 15, 2020
The American Diabetes Association's 80th Scientific Sessions kicked off this weekend, and a handful of diabetes management device-makers and service providers highlighted new data as part of the virtual clinical conference. Read on for summaries of the studies and findings, as well as links to the online abstracts. Onduo Verily-backed diabetes management service Onduo, which combines a mobile app...

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By Sara Mageit 05:41 am June 15, 2020
H4D, the Paris-based health tech startup and founder of the Consult Station, has completed a €15 million round of funding. H4D has developed a unique professional platform centered on the Consult Station, the first connected telemedicine booth. This new funding round has been launched in light of H4D’s recent strong customer growth at home and expansion into new markets. WHAT THEY DO The Consult...
By Tammy Lovell 01:15 am June 15, 2020
Berlin-based healthtech startup, Doctorly, has raised USD $5.6m (€4.9m) in a seed round led by Speedinvest, followed by Target Global, Seedcamp, Force Ventures and UNIQA Ventures.  Also backing Doctorly are Calm/Storm ventures and Plug & Play.  WHAT THEY DO  Doctorly, founded in 2018, is a platform which aims to free doctors of the desk-based operating system (DOS), enabling them to spend...
By MobiHealthNews 03:57 pm June 12, 2020
Digital health spectators have long eyed therapeutic virtual reality's progression from an interesting research concept to an evidence-backed treatment for pain, phobias and other conditions. But with COVID-19 throwing a wrench into healthcare's status quo, will the virtual technology be seen as a key resource, or as a novelty to be sidelined until things can return to normal? In this episode, VR...
By Laura Lovett 12:08 pm June 12, 2020
Royal Philips joins the list of companies taking advantage of the relaxed FDA guidelines with its plans to launch its prenatal monitoring platforms in the U.S.  The Fetal and Maternal Pod and Patch will be able to continuously monitor both the maternal heart rate and fetal heart rate, as well as uterine activity, with a dispensable electrode patch. The tech is intended for high-risk pregnancies....
By Sofia Noori and Dan Gebremedhin 10:59 am June 12, 2020
  About the authors: Dr. Sofia Noori (@sofianoori) was a member of the 2019 Flare Capital Partners Scholar Class and is currently a psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine. She is the curriculum lead for Innovation to Impact, a substance use entrepreneurship program funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse. Dr. Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a partner at Flare Capital Partners...
By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm June 11, 2020
As telehealth consultations and other remote-care capabilities continue to spread throughout healthcare, these technologies are more and more likely to play a significant role in regular care delivery for tomorrow's doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare staff. Medical students aren't the only ones who could benefit from guided exposure to telehealth tools and best practices. In a...
By Laura Lovett 02:51 pm June 11, 2020
The future of digital health could be a move from 2-D remote care to immersive 3-D experiences, according panelist at BIO Digital.  “When it comes to immersive technologies, we need to think about the whole range of technologies … from augmented reality to virtual reality. That is the first thing that comes to mind, but it really is anything that is spatial computing – meaning that it is located...
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By Dave Muoio 12:30 pm June 10, 2020
The healthcare startup market has always had the unique challenge of selling its innovations almost exclusively to major businesses. Although recent years have seen a rise in digital health offerings focused on patient satisfaction, if not on selling their product directly to the consumer, the reality of the industry is that insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, large employers, health systems,...
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By Mallory Hackett 11:36 am June 10, 2020
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare companies have had to develop new ways of delivering care. But one aspect has remained constant: having effective digital tools is critical in order to make it to the future. Even though the importance of digital strategies is not a new concept, it has taken on whole new meaning now that healthcare providers have become more reliant on them...