Laura Lovett

February 19, 2019
Last week Vicarious Surgical, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that combines virtual reality with surgical robotics, announced that it closed a $10 million funding round. Gates Frontier led the round with participation from Khosla Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, AME Cloud Ventures and Marc Benioff.  What they do  The company said that by using its VR and surgical robotic technology,...
February 19, 2019
As the adoption of digital health continues to climb among consumers, how customers are using that technology is evolving. Instead of a narrow focus on general health and fitness, users are starting to employ digital health to manage complex conditions, according to a recent Rock Health study.  “Consumers continue to go digital and are now doing so not just out of curiosity or for general fitness...
February 18, 2019
This morning diabetes data management company Glooko announced that two soon-to-be released Novo Nordisk connected insulin pens will now be connected to the former’s diasend platform. The connected pens are expected to launch in early 2019, and will include Novo Nordisk’s NovoPen 6 and NovoPen Echo Plus. As part of today’s announcement Glooko also revealed a new compatibility feature for the ...
February 18, 2019
We are living in a time when there is increasingly more data being collected, opening up more opportunities for researchers. As the industry begins to see patients become consumers, the conversation around this data has begun to include questions of ownership and compensation.  “What we really want to do is empower patients to take back full control of their data,” Nicolas Schmidt, chief product...

Mick Ebeling delivers the HIMSS19 closing keynote. (Photo by Oscar and associates)

February 15, 2019
It all started with dinner and a movie. Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible Labs and a video producer by trade, and his wife were going to their typical date night routine when a friend threw a wrench into those plans by making them go to a gallery opening.  He was dreading it. But once he got to the event he found out it wasn’t like a typical gallery opening — it had music, dancing and...
February 15, 2019
Getting to a doctor’s office for a diagnosis can take days if not weeks — but getting a Google "diagnosis" takes seconds. Accessing information, both accurate and inaccurate, is easy today, opening new doors for consumers of healthcare.  “We are in a world where consumers have a lot of information and we need to give them a system to figure out how do we use that information appropriately and how...
February 14, 2019
Health data aggregation and centralization platform 1upHealth announced that it has landed $2.38 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by Eniac Ventures, Social Leverage and Meridian Street Capital.  What they do The Boston-based startup lets patients, providers and developers aggregate and share health data — including information from EHRs — through an API. The platform is able to...
February 13, 2019
Innovation is one of those buzzwords that float around conference halls and boardrooms. But startup competitions are one place where the lay person can get a peek into new technologies as they emerge. Now in its thirteenth year running, the HIMSS Pitch Competition featured seven startups described as “Series A ready.” This year, the contestants ranged from a digital health company focused on...
Babylon Rwanda, healthcare apps

Source: Babyl Rwanda

February 13, 2019
Digital health has been making care more accessible and cost effective in the past couple of years, particularly in central and east African countries. The most recent issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook, released this week during the HIMSS19 conference taking place in Orlando, looks at innovators addressing the challenges and the needs of the region with the advent of digital health technologies...
February 12, 2019
It’s no secret robots have caught the hearts and minds of children for decades — whether in sci-fi novellas or on the silver screen. Now, robots are also coming to pediatrics care.  “If you look at pediatrics and robotics systems, most children are attracted to robotics. So what does this mean? I can bring in a robotic device and I don’t have to convince you. I can bring it in and say, ‘Hey, this...