Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 04:48 pmJanuary 31, 2018
In a recent case study published in European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients' legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.  "We are one of the first groups in the world to use the HoloLens successfully in the operating theatre," Dr. Philip Pratt, a research fellow in the department of surgery...
By Laura Lovett 03:44 pmJanuary 31, 2018
Healthcare was a much anticipated topic in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address — in fact, a Politico poll showed that 82 percent of Americans wanted to hear the president address the healthcare system over other divisive discussion points. While he did briefly touch on some healthcare related topics, like making drugs more affordable and getting rid of the Affordable Care Act's...
By Laura Lovett 12:37 pmJanuary 31, 2018
Cambridge, MA-based virtual reality workout startup VirZOOM just closed $5.5 million in seed funding, bringing the total funding to $12.2 million. The funding came from multiple investors including Skywood Capital, with personal investments from partners at Eastham Capital, Fairhaven Capital, and Equity Resource Investments, as well as the Greycroft Venture Partner Gaming Tracker Fund.  Users of...
By Laura Lovett 03:56 pmJanuary 30, 2018
As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States both state and federal agencies are turning to digital health innovators to look for solutions. Most recently, Ohio has hosted the first round of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, which brought innovators from across the country to the state. All of the winners of the first phase used digital health to address the crisis.  Ohio...
By Laura Lovett 01:41 pmJanuary 30, 2018
Communicating with patients can be tough. Reminder pamphlets often go straight into the rubbish and emails are deleted before they are read. But one doctor found that chatbots could be a key to patient outreach.  Brett Swenson, MD, is no stranger to digital health. He runs a concierge practice in Arizona and started working with EMRs about 20 years ago when they were first introduced. He said he...
By Laura Lovett 01:31 pmJanuary 30, 2018
Consumers now have another option to turn to when looking for a  new doctor with the recent launch of mobile provider search tool Welloh. The free app is designed to help users navigate their healthcare options. It gives users information about hospitals, pharmacies, care centers, and facilities.  "The information that would enable consumers to make choices about healthcare services has never...
By Laura Lovett 04:17 pmJanuary 29, 2018
Healthcare compliance analytics startup Protenus landed $11 million in funding co-led by F-Prime Capital Partners and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, bringing its total funding to $19.4 million.  The Baltimore-based company plans to use the funding to make its health data auditing and privacy monitoring platform available to hospitals across North America.  “Health systems today have big challenges...
By Laura Lovett 02:05 pmJanuary 29, 2018
Health care technology company Zebra today released its “2022 Hospital Vision Study,” which anticipates the top three trends in the industry will be remote monitoring, telehealth and artificial intelligence.  The study also predicts a growing number of healthcare workers using mobile health — by 2022, 97 percent of bedside nurses and 98 percent of physicians will be using mobile devices, it...
By Laura Lovett 02:45 pmJanuary 28, 2018
Answering those very personal questions at the doctors office can seem a little too close for comfort for a lot patients, and doubly so for many teens. But a new app launching today, called Docket, aims to give patients an alternative way to answer those questions, while offering providers an easier way to collect patients’ health data.  “What we really honing in on is the problem of patient-...
By Laura Lovett 04:10 pmJanuary 25, 2018
A new augment reality technology will let doctors go a step beyond a normal exam and take a look under their patients’ skin. Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a device called ProjectDR, which lets doctors display CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body. The images will also move when the patient moves.  “It can be quite difficult to know the internal structure...