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By Laura Lovett 10:09 amAugust 20, 2019
A recent study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology found that women using telemedicine for a medication abortion had comparable outcomes to those accessing an in-person provider for care.  In fact, researchers reported that the rate of ongoing pregnancy and aspiration procedures was lower in women who used the telemedicine services than in-person care. However, the team was quick to note...
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pmAugust 19, 2019
When it comes to health records, patients have more access than ever before. At many healthcare systems patients can now download records on their smartphone through an API, thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act. However, a new study published in JAMA found that despite the availability of these technologies few patients are using the capabilities.  TOPLINE DATA Researchers found that on a month-...
By Laura Lovett 04:07 pmAugust 16, 2019
While voice has been touted as an emerging technology with the ability to lower the bar to entry, industry players are now starting to warn of privacy gaps. Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices are now becoming a frequent household item, used for everything from ordering a new wardrobe to helping with homework.  But when used in the medical industry, the technology needs to be administered...
By Laura Lovett 04:02 pmAugust 15, 2019
With a focus on healthcare cost transparency, CashMD is launching a new platform that will show consumers the expense of various procedures at local medical providers before they book an appointment.  Patients are able to search for a certain medical service and see the cost of the service along with the provider location. They will also be able to book an appointment with the provider through...
By Laura Lovett 02:44 pmAugust 15, 2019
New York-based startup Nomad Health, maker of an online healthcare job marketplace, announced Thursday that it raked in $34 million through a combination of new equity and debt financing. The round was led by Icon Ventures with participation from Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.  As part of this news Tom Mawhinney, a general partner at Icon Ventures took a...
By Laura Lovett 11:21 amAugust 15, 2019
This morning MyHealthTeams, a social network for chronic care patients, announced exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it landed $9.44 million in Series B funding. This round was led by Belgian pharma giant UCB, who has teamed up with MyHealthTeams on a number of initiatives in the past, notably on creating a spondyloarthritis focused social network.  Adams Street Partners, Qiming US Ventures, CVS...
By Laura Lovett 04:10 pmAugust 14, 2019
Dr. David Rhew has announced that he is leaving Samsung, where he served as the chief medical officer and VP of Enterprise Healthcare, to join Microsoft as the new chief medical officer and VP of healthcare at the Worldwide Commercial Business division. According to a Microsoft blog post announcing his new position, Rhew holds six U.S. patents for clinical decision support systems,...
By Laura Lovett 12:03 pmAugust 14, 2019
This morning Solera Health, a digital marketplace for benefits and chronic disease management programs, is offering a new Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in American Sign Language (ASL) to people in the Kansas City area.  The program, created by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, will service adults living with hearing impairments in the region who are covered by a local...
By Laura Lovett 03:44 pmAugust 13, 2019
Telemedicine access in the state of New Hampshire is expanding thanks to a newly signed bill that will let primary care providers and pediatricians bill Medicaid and private insurances for telemedicine visits, according to a report by the Associated Press. The new legislation is an expansion from previous bills, which restricted reimbursement to specialist visits.  All providers with an already...
By Laura Lovett 01:24 pmAugust 13, 2019
With a focus on femtech, MedAnswers announced that it landed $5 million in seed funding. This news comes in conjunction with the rollout of its new tool FertilityAnswers, dedicated to providing information to users trying to get pregnant.  The Los Angeles- and Barcelona-based startup was backed by lead funder Special Situations’ Life Sciences Innovation (LSI) Fund with participation from Viking...