Laura Lovett

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling (photo by Jennifer Romonyske)

September 18, 2018
It would be hard to find a health tech conference where some technologist isn’t critquing the health field for being behind the times. But Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health is pushing back on the idea that healthcare technology is outdated.  “Healthcare has been phenomenally technologically advanced,” Dowling said.  “If you go into one of our operating rooms today, it’s like Star Wars.” At...
Sas Ponnapalli CEO of Beam on stage at Health 2.0

Sas Ponnapalli, CEO of Beam, at Health 2.0 before the launch. Photo Credit: Beam Facebook page

September 17, 2018
This afternoon New-York-based startup Beam launched its digital health platform that lets providers bill and connect patients to virtual care at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. The platform bills itself as the first pay-as-you-scale digital health platform and caters to smaller providers looking to go digital.  "Patients today are immersed in an on-demand world, and they have come to...
September 17, 2018
Healthcare faces the massive challenge of an aging population, which means not only caring for patients with chronic illness but finding the resources to care for this population. However, this worldwide challenge could be what pushes the industry toward innovation, Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO explained at Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California this morning. In the US 49 percent of healthcare...
health 2.0 conference sign
September 17, 2018
Technology has the ability to connect and foster remote relationships, but it can also lead to feelings of isolation, according to a panel at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara California on Sunday. “Technology is just a tool and it is how we use that tool that matters,” Sara Krüg, CEO of Cancer101, said while moderating the panel.  Tools like Facebook groups can lead to a supportive...

Credit: FDA

September 14, 2018
In many ways the gatekeepers of healthcare innovation and advancement in the US, the FDA is key in shaping the future of the healthcare industry both in America and abroad. When it comes to the digital space the FDA has been evolving both in the way technology is approved and vetted. Over the last year FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has put an emphasis on speeding up the process in getting...
September 14, 2018
This morning maker of heart failure management and remote monitoring devices Endotronix scored $45 million in a Series D financing round led by LSP, with participation from Aperture Venture Partners, BioVentures Investors, Lumira Ventures, OSF Ventures, Seroba Life Sciences, SV Health Investors, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, and an unnamed corporate investor. “We are thrilled with the world-...
September 13, 2018
This morning Wellth, maker of a mobile platform designed to improve treatment adherence through behavioral economics, announced that it scored $5.1 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Boehringer Ingelheim’s Venture Fund and NFP’s Venture Fund, with participation from Leonard Schaeffer, CD-Venture, the Partnership Fund for New York City, and Yabeo.  “We are looking forward to working...

Left to right: Lesley Solomon, Josh Di Frances, Andrea Ippolito and Dr. Jeff Greenberg

September 12, 2018
Founded in 2013, Brigham and Women’s iHub, an innovation organization inside of the hospital, has seen half a decade of technology advancements and cultural changes. This afternoon, panelists who once worked at the hub sat down for the center’s fifth anniversary to talk digital health, past and present. Here are three major trends speakers predicted for the future:  Cluster and consolidation With...
September 12, 2018
Yesterday physIQ announced that the it got the FDA nod for its latest product, an atrial fibrillation detection analytics engine designed to be used in both a patient care setting and in clinical trials. The system is intended to give further clinical insights about patients' atrial fibrillation, and will work with the company’s other products already approved to provide data analyses.  “Since...

Photo credit: The Royal Foundation

September 11, 2018
The British royal family is now turning its attention to online resources as a means of promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace. Earlier this week Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, launched Mental Health at Work, which aims to help link employers and employees to information and resources about mental health. The platform is supported by the Royal Foundation, a charity run by the junior...