Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 03:13 pmJune 25, 2019
Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and can be embedded into diaper. The autonomous sensor activates upon exposure to urine, checks for compounds often associated with the infection and then wirelessly transmits the results to a smartphone if positive. “We have at least two big...
By Dave Muoio 01:29 pmJune 25, 2019
As part of the extensive Health eHeart Study, University of California, San Francisco researchers found smartphone camera-based heart rate measurements often employed by apps to strongly correlate with in-clinic results collected via ECG. From there, the researchers employed their app-based approach to record the heart rates nearly 70,000 individuals worldwide, and paired these with health and...
By Dave Muoio 03:12 pmJune 20, 2019
New York’s Northwell Health has partnered with Chicago-based NowPow to offer the latter’s software platform to patients grappling with environmental and social detriments to their health. NowPow’s technology uses the diagnostic codes in patients’ health records to spot unmet non-medical needs, such as access to healthy food. From there, the platform’s algorithms match and recommend these patients...
By Dave Muoio 01:50 pmJune 20, 2019
HIV patients demonstrated greater adherence to their antiretroviral therapy (ART) following the use of a low-cost educational VR application, according to a new study published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research. Delivered in English and Spanish on a Dell Windows Mixed Reality headset, the seven-minute experience consisted of an interactive look at the cells and pathogens of a virtual...
By Dave Muoio 03:15 pmJune 19, 2019
In an effort to tackle in-home cardiac arrest, University of Washington researchers have devised a novel contactless system that uses smartphones or voice-based personal assistants to identify telltale breathing patterns that accompany an attack. The proof-of-concept strategy, described in an NPJ Digital Medicine paper published this morning, involved a supervised machine learning model called a...
By Dave Muoio 01:17 pmJune 19, 2019
Uber Health announced a new partnership this morning with Grand Rounds, a company that matches specialists with patients and other providers, that will provide members of the latter with non-emergency rides to and from appointments. Integrating Uber’s platform with Grand Rounds’ existing care coordination backend will not only allow the company to more easily manage its members’ bookings, but...
By Dave Muoio 03:00 pmJune 18, 2019
Home health testing platform LetsGetChecked has added three new members to its upper ranks. Dr. Robert Mordkin, whose more than 20-years of experience range from a residency at Georgetown University to a chief of urology position at Virginia Hospital Center, will serve as the company’s new chief medical officer. Richard Southern, who comes from Optum Ireland and Deloitte, is stepping into a chief...
By Dave Muoio 11:15 amJune 18, 2019
This morning, consumer tech retailer Best Buy announced that it has expanded its arsenal of connected fitness products for consumers. Ranging from in-home exercise systems with live classes to smart exercise recovery devices, the new offerings are now available through the retailer’s online storefront, and will also be found in dedicated fitness spaces coming to more than 100 stores before the...
By Dave Muoio 03:25 pmJune 17, 2019
Quartet Health, a startup focused on behavioral health and primary care, has brought in another $60 million in funding, bringing its total raise to $153 million. The Series D round was headlined by Centene Corporation, with support from returning backers F-Prime Capital Partners, GV, Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. WHAT THEY DO Quartet’s integrated platform links providers, payers and services...
By Dave Muoio 02:30 pmJune 17, 2019
The past week has seen two FDA clearances awarded to Israeli companies building artificial intelligence analysis tools for medical imaging. The first, announced last Tuesday, was Aidoc’s tool for triaging cervical spine fractures. Much like the company’s prior offerings, the new product analyzes images to prioritize high-risk cases for review by a radiologist, and does so within the specialist’s...