Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 04:06 pmNovember 22, 2017
Veterans struggling with speech or cognitive disorders will now be able to access therapy through Constant Therapy, a mobile app that provides supplemental coaching and motivation to patients.  Veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the US Department of Veterans Affairs will now be able to use the app for free.  The app is part of the Newton, Massachusetts-based company The...
By Laura Lovett 02:09 pmNovember 22, 2017
Mobile Medicaid: Missouri Medicaid members have a new mobile tool when searching for healthcare information. Missouri Care’s mobile app will allow patients to find a doctor or dentist, locate nearby urgent care centers or hospitals, access wellness service, display their Missouri Care Member ID card or send it to provider, and receive member updates. The app is free and can be used on iOS or...
By Laura Lovett 10:16 amNovember 20, 2017
UnitedHealthcare members who participate the insurer's UnitedHealthcare Motion employee wellness program, will now be available to use Samsung and Garmin trackers in addition to Fitbit devices.  “Our members are consumers and they have relationships and affinities to brands and we want to be supportive of that,” Paul Sterling, vice president of emerging products for UnitedHealthcare, told...
By Laura Lovett 04:39 pmNovember 16, 2017
Express Scripts members will now have access to Propeller’s FDA-cleared digital platform for respiratory health. Today, the two companies announced a partnership which they claim is the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy benefit manager yet.  The Propeller system allows a patients to attach a sensor to their inhaler, which is synced to an app on the users smart phone....
By Laura Lovett 02:01 pmNovember 16, 2017
National data sets from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveal that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that use PatientPing, a care coordination platform, have seen higher savings than other ACOs, the company reported. PatientPing gives “real-time” notifications to providers whenever a patient receives care at another institution. It also gives the caregivers what the company...
By Laura Lovett 11:52 amNovember 16, 2017
A new product that allows surgeons to pre-plan endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms was recently cleared by the FDA. EndoVantages’ SurgicalPreview is a cloud-based computer modeling platform that lets surgeons upload individual patient’s CT scans and then creates a 3D model of the brain with anatomical measurements.  A cerebral aneurysm, which is a weak spot in the blood vessel of the...
By Laura Lovett 05:15 pmNovember 15, 2017
More efficacy data for Leaf. A recent analysis of 10,000 patients showed that patients that used the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experienced a significant decrease in the rates of pressure injuries, which fell by 75 percent. Adherence to patient turning protocols, which help prevent pressure ulcers, rose 65 percent. The wireless, wearable sensor developed by Leaf Healthcare will tracks patient...
By Laura Lovett 04:36 pmNovember 15, 2017
The FDA has recently cleared a second generation of Qualcomm Life’s Capsule Vitals Plus, a connected monitoring product. Capsule Vitals Plus records medical device data and continuous vital signs monitoring. It then analyzes the information at the patient's bedside.  “As a fundamentally connected monitor evolved from Capsule’s approach to connectivity and experience in nursing workflows, Vitals...
By Laura Lovett 01:33 pmNovember 15, 2017
The Foley Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey revealed more interest and use of telemedicine amongst health organizations. The survey was conducted by Foley & Lardner LLP, a law firm with a telemedicine team.  In 2014, 87 percent of survey respondents reported that they did not expect most of their patients to be using telemedicine by 2017. However, this year three-quarters of respondents...
By Laura Lovett 03:46 pmNovember 14, 2017
Santa Clara, California-based practice management software company LeanTaaS announced $26 million in Series B financing, raised exclusively from Insight Venture Partners.  LeanTaaS uses advanced data science and mathematics to address the way patients' appointments are scheduled. It also has patent-pending algorithms that seek to use existing assets and deter investing in additional staff. The...