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By Laura Lovett September 4, 2018
Virtual dental provider TeleDentist is teaming up with Call A Doctor Plus, a service that links employers and groups, as well as individuals to healthcare. As part of the deal Call A Doctor can connect its customers to TeleDentist’s services.  “We are extremely pleased to bring first-to-market virtual dental care to our growing customer base,” Louis Daniels, CEO of Call A Doctor Plus, said in a...
By Laura Lovett September 4, 2018
With the flood of data pouring in from across the healthcare industry there are still a lot of questions surrounding how best to make sense of said data, and where to store the heaps of new information.  Justin Helmig, chief marketing officer at data management and precision medicine company LifeOmic, told MobiHealthNews that both machine learning and cloud computing could be keys for this...
By Dave Muoio September 4, 2018
Peerfit, a Tampa Bay area company that makes a digital platform for fitness benefits, announced this morning that it has closed an additional $8 million in funding, bringing the company’s total backing to more than $23 million. The round was led by returning investors Ark Applications and PAR. "What this round represents for us is bringing in highly leveraged partners and resources to continue...
Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

By Mike Miliard August 30, 2018
A majority of  UK National Health Service trusts have no official policies to discourage the use of consumer messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger among clinicians and staff, according to a new CommonTime report. The study found that despite the clear privacy risks posed by those apps, many trusts also don't provide other more secure alternatives for staff to use. This is just...
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By Mike Miliard August 30, 2018
Harris Healthcare has acquired Iatric Systems for an undisclosed sum. Boxford, Massachusetts-based Iatric, which specializes in integration tools to help hospitals optimize their electronic health records and other IT infrastructure, will operate as an independent business unit of Harris, officials said. Iatric President and Chief Operating Office Frank Fortner who has been with the company for...
By Jonah Comstock August 30, 2018
Garmin’s new gadget. Garmin isn’t giving any ground to Fitbit with the announcement of its vívosmart 4 activity tracker, which will add pulse oximetry and new sleep analysis features, echoing its competitor’s Charge 3 announcement last week. But vívofit 4 will also include unique features like “Body Battery”, which “estimates the body’s energy reserves, letting users know the optimal time for...
By Dave Muoio August 30, 2018
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Proteus Digital Health’s sensor-carrying pill Abilify MyCite is on its way to US patients thanks to a new collaboration agreement between Otsuka and Magellan Health. Announced this morning by the pharmaceutical company, the rollout will initially be limited to give Otsuka and Magellan a better idea of how best to deploy the technology at scale. “We are eager for...
By Laura Lovett August 30, 2018
A recent presentation by headache-focused digital health company Healint and pharma giant Novartis employed Healint’s migraine tracking app Migraine Buddy to look at how migraines interact with anxiety and depression. The research found that chronic migraines may induce anxiety and depression instead of the other way around, contradicting previous thought.  Researchers were able to look at the...
By Dave Muoio August 30, 2018
Patient-centered care has become a focal point for providers looking to prove the value of their care. Many systems are looking to new technologies and disruptive, consumer-facing services, yet it’s not always clear whether these moves are appealing to each party. “For us, a lot of the challenge has been the definition for patient-centered care,” Blix Rice, vice president of innovation and...
By Laura Lovett August 30, 2018
Since its founding a little over a year ago, Nebula Genomics has caught the public’s attention for its business model of sequencing consumers' genomes and then letting them trade that data for cryptocurrency. Yesterday the Boston, Massachusetts-based company announced that it landed $4.3 million in seed funding and that it would be partnering with Veritas Genetics, a genome sequencing company. ...

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