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By Laura Lovett August 14, 2018
Humans have hacked all sorts of computer systems, but now we are starting to hack ourselves — specifically, our health and biology. “We [are at] the dawn of what I call the neobiological revolution, which I define as the accelerating movement of ways to use technology and biology to alter the human race,” Jane Metcalfe, founder of Wired and editor and chief of NEO.LIFE. told MobiHealthNews. “It...
By Dave Muoio August 14, 2018
Carbyne, an Israeli firm looking to digitally update emergency response systems, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Elsted Capital Partners, with participation from strategic investor Founders Fund. According to the announcement, Carbyne — which was founded in 2014 and is backed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak —will be using these new funds to build its...
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By Leontina Postelnicu August 14, 2018
DeepMind's artificial intelligence system appears to diagnose eye disease as accurately as leading human specialists, according to new research published in the journal Nature Medicine. Developed by researchers from Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust, University College London (UCL), and DeepMind Health, the AI system can read complex eye scans and refer patients for...
AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan August 14, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for kicking off challenges to identify technologies that solve specific problems. SSA Executive Director of Health IT Jude Soundararajan said here at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference that in September SSA will launch a GitHub site with its use case...
By Dave Muoio August 14, 2018
Profusa, a company that is developing connected tissue-implanted biosensors, has raised just over $45 million in Series C funding. Participants in the round included new investors VMS Investment Group, Tasly Pharmaceutical Group, and Maxim Integrated, as well as returning backers 3E Bioventures Capital and Atinum Investment. The company will be using the new financing to bring its CE Marked...
By Laura Lovett August 14, 2018
This morning, Sansoro Health, a healthcare integration company focused on interoperability, announced that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $14.5 million. This round was led by LRVHealth with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Healthy Ventures.  “Sharing data between disparate EHR systems remains a major challenge...
By Jonah Comstock August 13, 2018
Instant Blood Pressure, an app from Aura Labs, has been removed from the app store for more than two years. The makers of the app, which purported to report users' blood pressure using the phone's camera, had to pay $600,000 settlement to the FTC after it was found to be inaccurate, first in an investigative report by iMedicalApps and then in a subsequent validation study at Johns Hopkins. But...
By Laura Lovett August 13, 2018
Online pharmacy and delivery service Capsule has landed a whopping $50 million in Series B funding led by Thrive Capital and Brook Capital Partners. The company, which defines itself by its same-day delivery policy, is now looking to expand its New York-based business to a national market.  “People want their medicine the day it’s prescribed. Capsule’s same-day delivery offers that commodity, but...
By Dave Muoio August 13, 2018
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an app for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their...
Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce representatives speaking at the White House in Washington, D.C.
By Tom Sullivan August 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.  Specifically, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce came together to pledge to remove interoperability barriers.  Dean Garfield, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, lead the session and described the...

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