Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 10:00 amMay 15, 2018
Wellness and patient engagement company Sharecare broke the news yesterday that it is teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer its personalized health platform to commercial customer groups starting in 2019. This comes just a week after Sharecare announced a seperate partnership with retail giant Walmart that will give employees and their families access to the wellness...
By Laura Lovett 03:03 pmMay 14, 2018
Night shifts can give clinicians vampire sleep schedules — up at night, sleeping during the day. But a new telehealth partnership plans to use technology and the world's varying timezones as a way to help provide high-quality care around the clock.  Tech company Royal Philips and US-based Emory Healthcare have teamed up to create a new remote Intensive Care Unit (eICU) monitoring program at the...
By Laura Lovett 01:16 pmMay 14, 2018
Last week Medibio, a company focused on how biometric markers impact mental health, launched a new app that integrates with the Apple Watch. The app works with the watch to collect biometrics, such as heart rate, and then lets users see these markers in conjunction with their mental and overall health.  The idea is for users to be able to look at the link between their biometric markers and...
By Laura Lovett 04:12 pmMay 11, 2018
AI has been the buzz word this year across multiple industries and now top government officials are starting to take notice. Yesterday the White House hosted a summit on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry, where it announced a new AI task force. Though the details about the task force are scare, the summit highlighted the use of AI in healthcare.  The summit included over 100 senior...
By Laura Lovett 12:26 pmMay 11, 2018
After Amazon inked a deal with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on employee health in January, it was clear the tech giant would be investigating the healthcare arena. However, it could be that consumers will also see Amazon’s entrance into health, as leaked documents obtained by CNBC suggest the company is building a “health & wellness” team within its Alexa voice assistant division...
By Laura Lovett 04:35 pmMay 10, 2018
Digital health was a topic of discussion this week at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston as researchers and clinicians from around the world presented their most recent study results. The focus of these studies included wearables, AI, and web-based platforms.  One new study presented at the event found that popular consumer wearables can accurately measure induced paroxysmal...
By Laura Lovett 01:20 pmMay 10, 2018
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be isolating, but researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis have developed a Facebook “friendsourcing” app that is designed to help caregivers connect.  The app gives caregivers a support group on Facebook where they can pose emotional and informational questions. Members of the support group can then push those...
By Laura Lovett 04:11 pmMay 9, 2018
Healthcare data company Innovaccer has just announced that it landed $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Westbridge Capital with participation from Lightspeed Ventures.  Innovaccer’s product InData is a unified health data integration platform that lets providers see a full patient view inside and outside of their network. Abhinav Shashank, CEO at Innovaccer, said that having data...
By Laura Lovett 02:54 pmMay 9, 2018
This morning Murj, developer of a digital data collection platform for implantable cardiac devices, announced that it raked in $8.5 million in a series B financing led by Longitude Capital, with participation from True Ventures and other existing investors.  The Santa Cruz, California-based startup focuses on helping doctors streamline care for patients with implantable cardiac devices. The...
By Laura Lovett 01:05 pmMay 9, 2018
Patients often have a long and difficult  road to recovery following a stroke, but now developers are turning to virtual reality to assist in their therapy.  Rehabilitation research group the Kessler Foundation and immersive interactive technologies company Virtualware are teaming up to develop a VR-based treatment for spatial neglect in stroke patients.  Spacial neglect is a condition that...