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By Dave Muoio August 17, 2018
Deborah Kilpatrick has spent some time on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry — her decade-spanning career has included a director position at Guidant Corporation’s vascular intervention accelerator (now part of Boston Scientific) and the chief commercial officer role at genomic diagnostic company CardioDx. Now serving as the CEO of Evidation Health, a company investigating how everyday...
By Dave Muoio August 17, 2018
Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, and Merck have launched a diabetes management and engagement platform designed to support in-person counseling programs. The map4health platform — which was debuted today at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference in Baltimore —...
By Laura Lovett August 16, 2018
A recent study published in JAMA Surgery found that when it comes to reporting conflicts of interest in regards to compensation from medical device companies, doctors aren’t always completely forthcoming.  Researchers discovered that only 37.3 percent of publications written by a sample of doctors receiving the greatest compensation from device companies declared all relevant conflicts of...
By Dave Muoio August 16, 2018
Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify FDA classification of the Sprint Peripheral Nerve Stinulation system.   Cleveland, Ohio-based SPR Therapeutics announced today that it has received FDA clearance for a new version of its percutaneous, wearable pain management device. With this 510(k) approval, the Sprint Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) system is now available as a single...
By Laura Lovett August 15, 2018
While having a digital companion or tracker can help folks on their weight loss or maintenance journey, dieters may get the best results if they use the technology as part of an intradisciplinary approach to weight loss, according to a recent review published in Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity.  “Weight management is a complex, multidisciplinary area that must be met with...
By Dave Muoio August 15, 2018
Amputees experiencing painful phantom limb sensations may be able to find some relief in a novel therapeutic approach incorporating visual and tactile sensory technologies. In recent paper published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, a team of European researchers described a virtual reality experience powered by a headset and touch-enabled prosthetics that could help...
Lonnie Rae Kurlander is a health tech CEO speaking at HIMSS 2.0 conference
By Jonah Comstock August 15, 2018
Lonnie Rae Kurlander has seen the healthcare system from a lot of angles: as a doctor-in-training, as a health tech CEO, and twice as a patient with a serious condition — once with a broken hip in a city far from home, and once with a mystery disease that left her too weak to walk or think. All her experiences have one thing in common: they’ve led her to the same conclusions about the biggest...
By Laura Lovett August 15, 2018
For young surgeons, watching a procedure from from the sidelines and performing an operation with their own hands are two very different experiences. But one company is trying to remedy this experience gap with a new interactive virtual reality platform that lets surgeons and trainees virtually see and feel what it's like to perform specific operations.  Yesterday London-based FundamentalVR...
By Laura Lovett August 14, 2018
Humans have hacked all sorts of computer systems, but now we are starting to hack ourselves — specifically, our health and biology. “We [are at] the dawn of what I call the neobiological revolution, which I define as the accelerating movement of ways to use technology and biology to alter the human race,” Jane Metcalfe, cofounder of Wired and editor in chief of NEO.LIFE, told MobiHealthNews. “It...
patient eye exam with doctor
By Leontina Postelnicu August 14, 2018
DeepMind's artificial intelligence system appears to diagnose eye disease as accurately as leading human specialists, according to new research published in the journal Nature Medicine. Developed by researchers from Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust, University College London (UCL), and DeepMind Health, the AI system can read complex eye scans and refer patients for...