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By HIMSS TV November 30, 2018
Focus on Blockchain In December, we take a deep dive into the disruption blockchain promises and offer a reality check with a look at what's really happening.
Abel Kho, co-founder of Health Data Link
By HIMSS TV November 30, 2018
Focus on Blockchain In December, we take a deep dive into the disruption blockchain promises and offer a reality check with a look at what's really happening.
By Laura Lovett November 30, 2018
AI-healthcare startups have dominated the list of finalists at the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition. While the competition was opened to all fields, seven out of the final 10 startups came from the healthcare sector.  Even within the healthcare category, the startups focus on a range of specialities and applications. For example, Pittsburgh-based startup Behavior employs wearables and smartphones...
By Jack Kaufman November 30, 2018
About the Author: Jack is a marketing and community associate at Dreamit, where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating health tech startups and creating opportunities for Dreamit to engage with the startup ecosystem in New York City and beyond. Before joining Dreamit, Jack worked as an associate at Bombas, a mission-driven, high-end apparel startup. He graduated cum laude from Haverford College...

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By Dean Koh November 29, 2018
Jianke.com, China's online healthcare platform, yesterday announced during the Jianke Doctor Rebrand & 2018 Jianke Partners' Conference in Shanghai that they will be entering into a strategic partnership with US-based global pharmaceutical leader Pfizer. Both companies will leverage their leadership in their respective fields and successful practices to implement a patient-focused strategy in...

The technology on display at Wuzhen World Internet Conference. Photo credit: Ping An Good Doctor. 

By Laura Lovett November 29, 2018
In China a future trip to the doctor's could mean visiting a local mall and dipping into an AI-power booth.  Earlier this month Ping An Good Doctor, a one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, showcased a tiny unstaffed clinic that employs artificial intelligence. Patients can sit in the three-square meter clinic and chat with a cloud doctor, called AI Doctor, about their symptoms.  The AI Doctor’s...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2018
Munich, Germany-based TeleClinic has raised $7.96 million (7 million euro) in Series A funding from Idinvest Partners. According to an announcement released this morning, the telemedicine company will use this backing to scale its offerings through new partnerships and increased marketing. TeleClinic’s 24-7 service offers voice and video tele-visits with practitioners of more than 30 different...
Jeff Williams shows off the Apple Watch ECG in September.
By Jonah Comstock November 29, 2018
Apple made big waves at its last September special event by announcing — concurrent with FDA's announcement of its clearance — an ECG reader built into the Apple Watch Series 4. Now, according to a leaked training document obtained by MacRumors, that feature is set to go live in the next WatchOS update, version 5.1.2, due out before the year's end. While the Watch itself has been on sale since...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2018
A Vitality Group wellness program that allowed participants to pay off the cost of an Apple Watch with regular activity incentives yielded a roughly 34 percent increase in regular physical activity, or an additional 4.8 “activity days” per month, according to a three-year study recently released by RAND. This gain outpaced that of a similar program run by the group that did not employ a “loss-...

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