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Adam Culbertson at HIMSS Innovation Center talks to HIMSS TV
By Jonah Comstock September 6, 2018
Adam Culbertson is the Innovator in Residence at HIMSS, a role in which he works with different stakeholders to drive and support innovation in healthcare. Lately his focus has been on developer programs and APIs. MobiHealthNews sat down with Culbertson as part of our September Focus on Innovation to get his take on hospital innovation as well as to hear a little more about him, his role, and his...

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By Laura Lovett September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
By Dave Muoio September 6, 2018
Mirror, a New York City-based fitness platform company, today announced the launch of its in-home virtual workout product for consumers. The device streams workout videos and music on demand through its large LCD panel, which also serves as a full-length mirror when not in use. In addition to the launch, Mirror also announced the closure of $25 million in funding from Spark Capital. This news...
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By HIMSS Media September 6, 2018
Just about everyone in healthcare and health IT specifically is following two emerging deals: CVS Health’s ongoing acquisition of insurer Aetna and the trio of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. If it’s tempting to think Amazon and partners have the edge with technology, then consider that they have hinted at serving their own 1 million employees while Aetna’s member base is 22...
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By Susan Morse September 6, 2018
There’s little doubt that new innovations will disrupt healthcare operations and the revenue cycle as well as care delivery. The bigger question is whether those will be technological in nature, new business models or a combination of both? While hospitals and health insurers await that answer, many executives and experts are closely watching two partnerships unfold: CVS Health’s proposed merger...
By Mike Miliard September 5, 2018
Add this to blockchain’s growing list of innovative use cases: tracking prescription and population health data.
By Laura Lovett September 5, 2018
Mindfulness meditation app maker Headspace has just announced that it is acquiring voice-enabled AI system Alpine.AI, furthering the former's development in personalization and conversational products. The deal, which was made for an undisclosed sum, means that Alpine's team will move over to Headspace’s San Francisco office.  "Alpine.AI will help dramatically improve our voice platforms allowing...
By MobiHealthNews September 5, 2018
The end of an error. The Wall Street Journal reports that Theranos, the once-promising blood testing startup now plagued by scandals and lawsuits, will soon be shutting its doors for good. In a letter to shareholders obtained by the Journal, CEO and General Counsel David Taylor wrote that the company’s attempts to negotiate a sale transaction did not bear fruit, and that the company is in default...

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By Dave Muoio September 5, 2018
Rx.Health — a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff that has built an app prescription platform for enterprises — has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. According to a statement, the investment will help the company pursue new clients and support the launch of its digital therapeutics and patient engagement tool, Bulk Prescription. "We've seen a tremendous increase in the demand for our services...
By Dave Muoio September 5, 2018
Gobiquity Mobile Health (formerly iCheck Health Connection) has launched an iPhone-compatible version of GoCheck Kids, its smartphone-based vision impairment photoscreener. Previously available only as a Windows mobile app for a Nokia phone, the FDA-registered software allows pediatricians and other healthcare professionals to screen children aged 6 years and younger for amblyopia without....

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