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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...
VisualDx clinical decision support tools
By Jonah Comstock August 13, 2018
The astronauts currently on the International Space Station rely on telemedicine for everything from coughs to bruises. But as Dr. Shannan Moynihan, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine at the NASA Johnson Space Center, said in a presentation at HIMSS18, telemedicine has its limits for caring for astronauts. “As we get further away from our home here on earth, we’re talking about an...
By MobiHealthNews August 13, 2018
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new customer. Not only would this dramatically...
By Dave Muoio August 10, 2018
The FDA announced today that it will allow marketing of Natural Cycles’ contraception app in the US for pre-menopausal women aged 18 years and older. Previously approved in the UK and currently the subject of investigation by multiple regulatory agencies, the algorithm-driven app helps users track their menstrual cycle and informs them when they are most fertile. “Consumers are increasingly using...
By Laura Lovett August 10, 2018
Shortly after launching its integrated continuous glucose monitoring system, Dexcom announced a 42 percent increase in year-over-year sales during its Q2 earnings call.  “Not only did we exceed our annual growth guidance for the second consecutive quarter but the business continues to accelerate,” Kevin Ronald Sayers, CEO of Dexcom, said during the call. “All of our key segments demonstrated...
By Dave Muoio August 10, 2018
The second quarter of 2018 was a strong one for the rapidly expanding DarioHealth. Touting 70 percent year-over-year revenue growth and a continued decline in its cash burn rate, CEO Erez Raphael credited his company’s increasing fortune to recent US regulatory approvals and product launches as well as the company’s wider focus on an integrated consumer experience. “Overall, we made an...
By Laura Lovett August 9, 2018
Floridian healthcare IT company Modernizing Medicine has tapped Patrick DeAngelo for the role of vice president and general manger of business services. DeAngelo has worked in revenue cycle, operational, and technical departments at major healthcare companies for 20 years. His new duties will include leading revenue cycle management (RCM) operations, the sales team, and value-based care services...

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