Laura Lovett

July 3, 2018
The American Medical Association has its eyes on mobile this season as it announced the three winners of its Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. This year the winners showcased technology that included a patient-provider communication tool, a personal risk analysis app, and a medical decision-making platform.  “The AMA issued the challenge to inspire the creation of novel mobile technology...
July 2, 2018
The NHS is looking to ramp up its patient data security, after signing a contract with software company Privitar for its de-identification technology. The new technology will help prevent a person’s identify from being connected to their information.  “The health and care landscape is rapidly changing, and we can improve individual patient care if our systems can deliver a complete picture of...
July 2, 2018
Hims has recently gained a lot of traction for its business of discretely sending men’s health products and medications through the mail, and as of last week the San Francisco-based startup landed another $50 million in funding. According to Bloomberg, which first reported the funding, the money will be put towards growing its prescription drug business.  Instead of going to a doctor to get a...

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June 28, 2018
Over a year ago Partners Health and biopharmaceutical company UCB teamed up to tackle a moonshot goal: make Boston the best city to live in for people with epilepsy. So the team decided that in order to design a digital health platform to support this task, it was vital to go to patients for input and ideas.  “We want to be patient centric, but what does patient centric mean?” Dr. Kamal Jethwani...
June 28, 2018
This morning Amazon broke the news that it is acquiring virtual pharmacy PillPack. With this, the online retail giant that has made itself famous for “one-click shopping” for consumer goods is positioning to expand its services to include prescription medication.  “PillPack’s visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology,” Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon...
June 27, 2018
Every patient experiences mental illness differently, but as technology becomes more ingrained in people’s lives, it’s easier to track behavior and how that correlates to mental health, John Torous, MD, co-director of digital psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said today at Mad*Pow's Health Experience Design (HXD) Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “In some ways the first...
June 27, 2018
On Monday, the FDA granted connected health company Fresca Medical a de novo authorization to market its Curve device, a positive airway pressure delivery system that treats obstructive sleep apnea.  "Fresca Medical is committed to developing disruptive and effective technologies for sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate the currently available therapies," John Cox, president and CEO of...
June 26, 2018
New York is looking to tech as one of the keys to unlocking generational health inequities. Specifically, the city is zeroing in on how it can use human-centered technology design to help tackle the problem.  “What we are hoping to do is use design thinking to disrupt the intergenerational cycles of health inequities, of opportunity inequities, of wellbeing inequities affecting the most...
June 26, 2018
This morning Munich, Germany-based Kaia Health announced that it has launched an AI-powered motion tracking technology called the Perfect Squat Challenge app. The idea is that the app will work as a personal trainer and give users real-time feedback on the form of their squats.  "Breakthroughs in AI-powered motion tracking and correction technology means that everyone now has access to a virtual...
June 26, 2018
This morning EyeQue, maker of at home visual acuity tests, scored $11.2 million in its second funding round. This latest financing brings the company's total funding to $16.2 million.  “The funding is going to be used to increase product development,” John Serri, cofounder and chief technology officer, told MobiHealthNews. “We have an interesting headline of new products coming out based on...