By Jeff Lagasse November 5, 2019
A robust web presence and offerings like online scheduling and telehealth are imperatives for health systems looking to stay relevant.
By Max Sullivan November 5, 2019
While 88% of patients said they were satisfied with their care, only half said their doctors and other providers did a "good" or "excellent" job.
By Mike Miliard November 5, 2019
Kyruus' new Patient Access Journey Report, which polled patients about their healthcare preferences, finds an appetite for a streamlined, digitally mature scheduling experience.
By Dave Muoio November 4, 2019
The FDA has issued a class two device recall for Senseonics’ Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system. This posting follows a September notice from the company that alerted providers and distributors in the US that the sensors of certain devices may stop working prematurely. Senseonics identified a small number of Eversense Sensors that have prematurely stopped functioning due to inadequate...

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By Laura Lovett November 4, 2019
Mars — it’s the subject of countless science fiction novels and has long been a fascination amongst us earthlings. Today NASA is setting its sights on making a human Mars landing a reality within the next two decades. Located on average 140 million miles away from Earth, distance is just one obstacle in sending humans to the red planet. Maintaining the health of the astronauts venturing to Mars...
By Bradley Merrill Thompson November 1, 2019
About the Author: Bradley Merrill Thompson is a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement and clinical trial issues. The opinions in this piece are Thompson's and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS. Let’s say I could show you,...
By Laura Lovett and Dave Muoio November 1, 2019
After a month of rumors, this morning Google and Fitbit announced that the former has officially purchased the wearable giant for roughly $2.1 billion, or $7.35 per share, in cash. Fitbit stressed that its devices will remain platform-agnostic across the Android and iOS ecosystems. Still, a blog post from Google discussing the acquisition made it clear that we can also expect to see some Google...

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By Dean Koh November 1, 2019
Child Health Imprints (CHIL), a neo-natal focused tech startup from Singapore, recently announced it has raised $2.3 million in its pre-Series A funding round led by healthcare investor HealthXCapital, which focuses on healthcare tech investments in South and South-east Asia. Other participants of the round include Enterprise Singapore’s (a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry...
By Laura Lovett October 31, 2019
Digital ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with Chinese wearable company Huami Corporation on a new effort to combine the pair’s technology into medical-grade wearables.  The end goal is to have an ECG-enabled wearable with various heart features on the market by 2020.   "AliveCor's agreement with Huami achieves our corporate goal of delivering AliveCor's AI-driven subscription services and...
By Dave Muoio October 31, 2019
Apple's high on health. Apple CEO Tim Cook was pleased as punch with his company’s latest quarterly and yearly report, which he said on an investor’s call yesterday was Apple’s “highest revenue in a September quarter ever” at $64 billion. Thirty-three million dollars of this was in iPhone revenue — a 9% decline over last year that he felt was a significant step up from the 15% decline seen...

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