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By Dean Koh November 13, 2019
Dr. Eugene Hong, Executive Director – Institutional Banking Group, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, DBS, who has experience in both the healthcare and finance industries, or coined by the moderator as a ‘medically trained banker’, shared that healthcare today was what FinTech was like five years ago. Digital health is still in its infancy and one of the key lessons from the finance world that...
By Laura Lovett November 12, 2019
Last week Reflexion Health launched its new digital physical therapy platform HelloPT. Users of the new tool can access licensed physical therapists via telehealth and recovery plans. The tool will be sold to health plans and self-insured employers for their members.  Patients start off by choosing what body parts are injured. Next they are asked to fill out a short survey. The tool then gives...
By Laura Lovett November 12, 2019
Planned Parenthood is rolling out a new platform aimed at helping women find the closest abortion center that suits their specific needs. Dubbed Abortion Care Finder, the tool includes information about state requirements and locations where women can access abortion care.  Users of the platform can put in their ZIP code, age and how far along they are in their pregnancy. The app will then...
By Laura Lovett November 12, 2019
Digital mental health company Ieso has named Kate Woolland as its next corporate development advisor. She is coming to the startup after serving as a partner at the Healthcare Practice at PA Consulting. At Ieso her role will focus on strategic sales, commercial partnerships and senior stakeholder engagement. “The digital healthcare market is evolving at a rapid pace, and we can see a number of...
By Mike Miliard November 12, 2019
While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts.
By Laura Lovett November 12, 2019
This morning Whoop, a Boston-based performance wearable company, raked in $55 million in a Series D funding round. The new money is a combination of both equity and debt. Foundry Group led the round with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and other individual investors.  According to the company, this latest raise brings its...
By Laura Lovett November 11, 2019
Ninety-eight percent of veterans with Type 2 diabetes enrolled in Virta’s digital diabetes management program reduced or controlled their estimated HbA1c level after 90 days, according to new results from a pilot conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health.  The pilot, which included a total of 104 patients, found that 84% of patients enrolled achieved an estimated HbA1c...

P.J. Keenan, Development Engineer, Philips Research models the HoloLens2 technology. 

By Laura Lovett November 11, 2019
While Philips made a name for itself in the 20th century making TVs, VCRs and other electronics, its more recent history is exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. But even the fabric of Philips’ healthcare research is quickly shifting, incorporating new technologies—both in hardware and software.  “In the past we were always thought of as a hardware company. So, our head of strategy said...
By Jeff Lagasse November 8, 2019
There's a potentially large impact school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses.

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