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(L to R) Dr. Nick Patel, an audience volunteer, and Dr. Robert Louis demonstrate the system (Photo by Jonah Comstock).

By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2019
Dr. Robert Louis, director of the skull base and pituitary tumor program at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute, didn’t set out to use virtual reality as a tool for patient engagement.  Originally, Louis explained during a session at HIMSS19, his department was using the technology — which turns two-dimensional radiology images into a three-dimensional virtual reality flythrough — for surgical...

Mick Ebeling delivers the HIMSS19 closing keynote. (Photo by Oscar and associates)

By Laura Lovett February 15, 2019
It all started with dinner and a movie. Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible Labs and a video producer by trade, and his wife were going to their typical date night routine when a friend threw a wrench into those plans by making them go to a gallery opening.  He was dreading it. But once he got to the event he found out it wasn’t like a typical gallery opening — it had music, dancing and...
By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2019
It’s always hard to pin down one theme for a conference as large and multifaceted as the HIMSS global conference, which wrapped up today in Orlando, Florida. But this year one theme did stand out above the rest: interoperability. Of course, interoperability and data sharing have been a conversation topic at HIMSS for a number of years. But this time there was a sense that all the effort that’s...
By Dave Muoio February 15, 2019
Healthcare is often referred to as a “system,” but frequently it’s anything but. A patient being discharged from emergency services might not have the details of their condition shared with a primary care physician, and that patient frequently won’t speak with a provider until their condition has taken a severe turn for the worse. Humana SVP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roy Beveridge highlighted...
By Laura Lovett February 15, 2019
Getting to a doctor’s office for a diagnosis can take days if not weeks — but getting a Google "diagnosis" takes seconds. Accessing information, both accurate and inaccurate, is easy today, opening new doors for consumers of healthcare.  “We are in a world where consumers have a lot of information and we need to give them a system to figure out how do we use that information appropriately and how...

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By Dave Muoio February 14, 2019
This week saw the kickoff of HIMSS19, and the MobiHealthNews staff was on site to interview industry leaders and catch the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. While the majority of MobiHealthNews' stories and videos from the show floor can be found on our HIMSS19 conference coverage page, there was no shortage of digital product launches, deals and other announcement ...
By Jonah Comstock February 14, 2019
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor has officially named an interim CEO, shortly after securing $20 million in debt funding from Oxford Finance. Ira Bahr, the new interim CEO and former chief commercial officer, told MobiHealthNews that the company is gearing up for a big year in 2019. “I think we’re going to do more in the next six months than we have in the last six years,” he said. “That...
By Laura Lovett February 14, 2019
Health data aggregation and centralization platform 1upHealth announced that it has landed $2.38 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by Eniac Ventures, Social Leverage and Meridian Street Capital.  What they do The Boston-based startup lets patients, providers and developers aggregate and share health data — including information from EHRs — through an API. The platform is able to...

American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg shows off the new cart at HIMSS19. (Photo by Jonah Comstock)

By Jonah Comstock February 14, 2019
At HIMSS19, telehealth platform company American Well unveiled the American Well 250 cart, a telehealth cart that allows physicians and patients in a hospital to connect to a wide range of specialists. The product is the first fruit of American Well’s acquisition of Avizia in April of last year. Additionally at the show, American Well announced an expanded partnership with behavioral health-...
By Dave Muoio February 14, 2019
Palo Alto, California-based AI diagnostic maker Pr3vent, Inc. has closed a Series A funding round led by InFocus Capital Partners. While Pr3vent did not disclose the investment amount in its announcement, MedCityNews pegs the round at $1.5 million. The latest fundraising comes hot off of the heels of Pr3vent’s seed round, which raised $1 million back in October. What they do Pr3vent is building...

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