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By Laura Lovett July 25, 2019
Healthcare artificial intelligence company Viz.ai announced that it is joining forces with Medtronic with the goal of speeding up adoption of the former’s technology. Specifically the pair will be working on getting Viz.ai’s system, which specializes on stroke detection, into more stroke treatment centers in the US.  “Medtronic is an innovative company focused on therapies that extend life and...
By Dean Koh July 24, 2019
Australian digital health company PainChek recently announced that the United States Patent Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for its pain assessment invention. This means that patent prosecution has been successfully completed.  The U.S. patent, when granted, gives PainChek exclusive rights to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing the invention for 20 years from the...
By Laura Lovett July 18, 2019
European tech giant Philips has inked a deal to acquire Medumo, a startup focused on tracking and triaging patients. The news, which CNBC first reported, means the small Boston-based company will now be joining Philip’s growing digital health portfolio.  “We're excited to share with you that Medumo is now a Philips company,” reads a banner on the Medumo website. “Our partnership with Philips will...
By Dave Muoio July 18, 2019
Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, has brought on a new CFO and chairman of the board. Mark Clermont, former president of recently acquired Provant Health, will take on the former position, while Dr. Carl Schramm, a professor at Syracuse University and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will hold the latter. “Mark...
By Laura Lovett July 17, 2019
This morning DEARhealth, a startup offering artificial intelligence-enabled disease management software, announced that it landed $6.8 million in Series A funding. The new influx of cash was provided by Philips Health Technology Ventures, Vesalius Bio capital lll and Health Innovations.  This news comes just weeks after the startup announced that it is teaming up with pharma giant UCB on a new...
By Dave Muoio July 17, 2019
Withings announced this morning that it is updating its connected blood pressure cuff product line with two new offerings: a revamped version of its existing at-home cuff, and a premium cardiac monitor with onboard ECG functionality. The former device is the Withings BPM Connect ($99.95/€99.95/£89.95), an FDA-cleared and CE-compliant consumer product for monitoring systolic pressure, diastolic...
By Dave Muoio July 15, 2019
Patients who enrolled in a physical activity trial enjoyed a long-term benefit of fewer cardiovascular events and bone fractures up to four years after the intervention was completed. According to a new review of these patients’ routine primary care records published in PLoS Medicine, the data support further rollout of pedometer-based walking programs among older adults, even if the intervention...
By Dave Muoio July 10, 2019
Virtual until proven fraudulent. A New York anesthesiologist has been indicted for her role in a scheme to submit fraudulent telemedicine claims to Medicare, Medicare Part D plans as we. According to the indictment, Dr. Anna Steiner and other providers purported to practice telemedicine in exchange for kickbacks starting in 2015. This resulted in more than $7 million in Medicare claims on behalf...
By Nathan Eddy July 9, 2019
Cloud-based computing could offer major benefits to pharmaceutical companies in the area of drug development as they grapple with rising costs and avalanches of data that need to be collected, analyzed and shared. In particular, the technology could help streamline operations and develop business cases as to whether a drug is likely to be needed — or financially viable. “If you’ve got big pots of...
By Laura Lovett July 8, 2019
Pharmaceutical company UCB and DEARhealth, a disease management software company, are joining forces on a new initiative aimed at predicting health outcomes for patients with epilepsy. The pair will use DEARhealth’s platform, which integrates artificial intelligence with EHRs. “This technology will ensure that specific subpopulations within epilepsy will all receive the specific care needed for...

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