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By Jonah Comstock May 8, 2019
Harris Computer Systems, through its healthcare group, has acquired Uniphy Health, a startup focused on clinical communications and physician workflow software. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Uniphy works with healthcare organizations to build each one a sinlge app that brings together many different workflow needs for physicians. Depending on the platform's needs, the app can...
By Dave Muoio May 8, 2019
San Diego-based MedCrypt, a maker of cybersecurity software for medical devices, has raised $5.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Section 32. Other participants include Eniac Ventures and Y Combinator, the latter of which included MedCrypt as part of its Winter 2019 batch. WHAT THEY DO While many medical device security companies are focusing their efforts on provider customers looking...

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By Laura Lovett May 8, 2019
While digital tools may help individuals curb a sweet tooth habit, gamifying those tools doesn’t improve results, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  In the study, researchers developed multiple versions of a platform, including two gamified versions, designed to help overweight individuals cut out sweets.  Researchers found that participants who had an...
By Dave Muoio May 8, 2019
A randomized controlled trial recently published in npj Digital Medicine found Kaia Health’s app-based exercise therapy for lower back pain (LBP) to be an effective treatment for multidisciplinary patients, and could be more effective than a standard strategy of individual physiotherapy sessions paired with online education. TOPLINE DATA In the investigation — which was sponsored by Kaia Health...
By Dave Muoio May 7, 2019
TransformativeMed, maker of EHR-friendly clinician coordination and messaging software, has raised $5.8 million in a Series A financing round led by Alliance of Angels. WHAT THEY DO Built for use within Cerner hospitals, the company’s CORES Value Suite product platform inserts a handful of clinical workflows for different specialties or conditions into the EHR. The software incorporates machine...
By Laura Lovett May 7, 2019
This afternoon DispatchHealth, maker of a platform that allows clinicians to make house calls, closed a $33 million growth capital financing. Echo Health Ventures led the round with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital and others.  WHAT THEY DO Currently available in select parts of eight different states, DispatchHealth’s platform allows patients to request on-demand care to their...
By Jonah Comstock May 7, 2019
Astarte Medical, a Yardley, Pennsylvania digital health startup focusing on infant microbiome health, has raised a $5 million Series A from a large stable of investors including Viking Global Investors, Lunsford Capital, OCA Ventures, Keiretsu Forum MidAtlantic, Keiretsu Capital Fund, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Wing VC and Next Act Fund. This is the company's first institutional round, but...
By Laura Lovett May 7, 2019
A new platform, dubbed Journey LIVE, is seeking to bring a group meditation experience to home users. This morning New York-based Journey Meditation launched the app, which will enable users to stream live instructors and classes.  The news coincided with an announcement that the startup landed $2.4 million in seed funding. The new round was led by Canaan with participation from Brooklyn Bridge...
By Dave Muoio May 7, 2019
The FDA has cleared eMurmur ID, a software screening device that uses a smartphone, third-party digital stethoscope and machine learning to automate the detection of heart murmurs. According to Ottawa, Canada-based eMurmur, the cloud tool identifies and classifies both dangerous and healthy heart murmurs, as well as the absence of a murmur and S1 or S2 heart sounds. The platform includes a mobile...

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By Tammy Lovell May 7, 2019
Life sciences giant Bayer has joined forces with clinical AI technology company Sensyne Health to help develop a national linked patient data capability. The German firm has signed a memorandum of understanding to be the preferred pharmaceutical partner in a consortium, which includes Microsoft, EY, JP Morgan, and Peel Hunt. The consortium aims to accelerate the discovery and development of new...

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