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By Laura Lovett September 5, 2018
This morning digital diabetes coaching platform Fit4D landed another $4 million in funding. The round was led by SJF Ventures, C&B Capital, Esther Dyson, and North Haven Capital, with participation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and StarUP Health.  The New York City-based startup plans to use the money to continue clinical validation and development of its product.   “We have...
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By Beth Jones Sanborn September 5, 2018
Innovation breeds choices and today consumers not only have options, but they expect them. At the same time, technology can't be the solution. It should be part of it, just not the whole plan. Providers must find partners, suppliers, tools, resources and developers who understand critically that this is all about the person. "When designing the IT product, the technology isn't the end-all be all...
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New research reveals hospital innovation needs to focus on interoperability, patient experience and telehealth.

By Tom Sullivan September 5, 2018
Healthcare is at an exciting juncture right now. With analytics, cloud, mobile tools, open APIs, apps, and so much patient data being generated and opened to developers, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about how hospitals can use technology to fix our broken system.   That's exactly why we are focusing on innovation throughout September. We will be posting analysis, advice and...
By Jonah Comstock September 5, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article failed to specify that the deal concerns Freestyle Libre Pro, rather than the consumer version, Freestyle Libre. Livongo Health, the digital chronic disease management company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, announced today that it will be the first United States enterprise diabetes management company to bring Abbott’s Freestyle Libre...
By Jonah Comstock September 4, 2018
Pune, India-based Persistent Systems acquired Herald Health, a two-person health tech startup with successful pilots at Brigham and Women's and Boston Childrens hospitals in Boston, for a total valuation of $5.2 million, MobiHealthNews has learned. Multiple Indian publications are reporting the $5.2 million figure (which the companies did not disclose) including the Economic Times, which reports...
By Dave Muoio September 4, 2018
Top-line data from the latest trial of ResApp’s smartphone-based diagnostic algorithm for respiratory diseases suggest that the machine learning tool’s conclusions generally align with clinical diagnoses when employed for younger patients. The double-blind, prospective Breathe-Easy pediatric study was conducted among a cohort of 585 Australian children whose ages ranged from 29 days to 12 years,...
By Laura Lovett September 4, 2018
With the percentage of smartphone ownership skyrocketing to around 77 percent in America, smartphones have become constant companions. Recently, mental health professionals have kickstarted the conversation about how smartphone usage can help gauge a patient's wellness and behavior.  Several apps have begun to emerge that will track a patient’s phone habits, behaviors, and even location through...
By Leontina Postelnicu September 4, 2018
A UK hospital is giving parents-to-be a more immersive look at what introducing labor and birth may entail. The Hull Women and Children's Hospital project allows future parents to virtually see the experience of a woman using a birthing pool and ‘join’ an operating theatre where a patient is undergoing a caesarean section. “The [virtual reality] headsets mean people feel like they are in the room...

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