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By Mélisande Rouger July 4, 2019
Earlier detection and advances in treatment increasingly help to treat chronic diseases and cancer in ambulatory care. While this approach has tremendously improved patients’ quality of life, it also means that they are responsible for administering their own therapy, a situation that doesn’t come free of risks. New treatment scenarios require new tools Home medication creates new challenges for...
By Jonah Comstock July 4, 2019
With 12 deals, the second quarter of 2019 was lighter on M&A than some, but the acquisitions that did happen were major — like UnitedHealth Group acquiring PatientsLikeMe, Allscripts snapping up ZappRx, and even a small quiet Apple acquisition (which came to light this quarter but likely occurred before then). And mergers and acquisitions weren’t the only exits happening this quarter. Much...
By Nathan Eddy July 3, 2019
Cloud technology opens up the potential for exciting innovations when it comes to the design and execution of clinical trials, but data security and privacy concerns are holding innovation at a snail’s pace.  Despite these misgivings, cloud-based solutions could in fact offer greater security, as well as the ability to access large pools of data that would improve an organization’s ability to...
By Laura Lovett July 3, 2019
Diving deeper into digital, this quarter the pharma giants have continued to implement new tools to enhance clinical trials, support medication management with technology and partner in developing digital therapeutics.  Onc, a foreign entity to this established industry, pharma executives are now becoming better versed in working with digital health companies and sharing the lessons they've...

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By Leontina Postelnicu July 3, 2019
Telecoms giant Vodafone has launched its 5G network in seven cities across the UK earlier today, switched on by five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in London. From expanding virtual reality training to telemedicine or remote monitoring, experts say 5G will accelerate adoption and stimulate innovation in healthcare in the coming years. WHY IT MATTERS “Everyone talks about speed and...

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By Dean Koh July 2, 2019
China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced a strategic cooperation with China Everbright Bank on July 2. Both parties will tap on their respective business advantages to create financial application scenarios for healthcare services, and work together to build up a new ecosystem of “Healthcare + Finance”. The Private Doctor service, which was launched within the...
By Laura Lovett July 2, 2019
Cedars-Sinai has unveiled its latest accelerator class, which features startups the run the gamut of workflow management systems to remote patient monitoring systems and clinical trial data tools to augmented reality education. The next step for the 11 startups selected is a three-month stint at Cedars-Sinai’s Los Angles hospital to work with clinicians and administration teams.  Each of the...
By Dave Muoio July 2, 2019
New York-based telehealth, insurance navigation and primary care platform Eden Health has a new physical location for its hybrid services — the office. Thanks to a partnership announced earlier this year with Convene, a firm that rents out venues for work spaces, the digital primary care startup has opened an in-office clinic where Convene and Eden members can see live clinicians complementing...
By Laura Lovett July 2, 2019
Getting mental health services to youth facing homelessness can pose a host of access challenges. But a new study published in JMIR found that smartphone-based mental health programs could be a viable approach to reaching this vulnerable population. In a small pilot, researchers found that more than half of the participants were engaging with the technology. While clinical improvements were...

(L to R) MITRE SVP Kathleen Federico, Welnys CEO Heather Waibel and MassChallenge Director of Operations Nina Kandilian (Photo courtesy of MassChallenge)

By Jonah Comstock July 2, 2019
At MassChallenge HealthTech's awards event last week, judges awarded the $10,000 Women in Digital Health Award, sponsored by Mitre, to Welnys, a Jersey City, New Jersey-based startup that connects employers to many different kinds of wellness vendors through a single source. "I’m a lot of things you’re not supposed to be as a founder," CEO Heather Waibel said in a brief acceptance speech. "I’m a...

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