Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 04:42 pmFebruary 6, 2018
Your Uber is here? A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that patients who were offered a complimentary lift from ridesharing apps were just as likely to miss a doctor’s appointment as those who were were not. A total of 786 patients participated in the program, and each received up to three additional appointment reminder phone calls from research staff two days before their...
By Laura Lovett 03:25 pmFebruary 6, 2018
Paige.AI, a health technology company that applies artificial intelligence to pathology for cancer diagnosis and treatment, recently announced it landed $25 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital.  “Patients deserve and need an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible, yet our current methods are time-consuming, expensive and subjective,” Dr. David Klimstra, cofounder...
By Laura Lovett 01:41 pmFebruary 6, 2018
Yesterday the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition released a comment broadly criticizing the FDA’s recent CDS draft guidance, noting that the draft would expand the scope of FDA regulations, and that it fails to take a risk-based approach, lumping in many low-risk programs already on the market.  “The resulting overregulation would be to the detriment of patient care,” CDS Coalition Leader...
By Laura Lovett 03:26 pmFebruary 5, 2018
Artificial intelligence healthcare technology company Medopad has just landed $28 million in a Series A funding round with lead investments from China’s NWS Holdings. But the company announced that its goal is to raise $120 million in the next few months.  This funding comes after Medopad struck a series of 15 trade deals with Chinese firms, collectively worth more than $140 million (100 million...
By Laura Lovett 12:28 pmFebruary 5, 2018
Its not uncommon to see customers paying for coffee or boarding a flight using a QR code from their smartphone, but some researchers are now looking to create an edible medication QR code. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen recently published a study in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics which looks at creating QR-encoded smart oral medication made by inkjet printing.  "This...
By Laura Lovett 04:28 pmFebruary 1, 2018
The road to FDA clearance for medical devices may change radically in the next year.  Last summer, initial discussion began around implementing a pre-certification program for medical device companies, which would allow certain companies that the FDA has deemed responsible and safe in their development to build products without each new device undergoing the FDA clearance or approval process....
By Laura Lovett 03:10 pmFebruary 1, 2018
Digital health companion app for employees and insured individuals Humanoo recently landed $6.4 million (€5 million) in funding. The investment was led by Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures, and included investments from Creathor Ventures, Rheingau Founders, Rocket Internet, and other investors.  The Berlin-based company plans to use the investment to expand the platform and advance cooperation with...
By Laura Lovett 12:11 pmFebruary 1, 2018
Whether you're Tom Brady or Nick Foles, getting a good night's sleep is key for professional athletes. Just days before the Super Bowl, the National Football League announced that it is teaming up with Sleep Number for a multi-year partnership aimed at helping the players get better sleep.  “We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership...
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...