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By Dave Muoio October 3, 2018
Pediatric and adult Type 1 diabetes patients receiving a hybrid closed-loop artificial pancreas therapy demonstrated improved glucose control and lower risk of hypoglycemia compared to those managing their own glucose levels with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, according to a study published today in the Lancet. The investigation, which was supported by JDRF and presented at the...
Doctor doing a telehealth consultation
By AT&T October 3, 2018
High-speed digital networks are changing how healthcare is delivered, and how healthcare organizations operate. This digital disruption, which will impact every corner of the healthcare continuum, promises to transform how, when and where care is provided, as well as usher in new experiences for patients. It also promises new revenue opportunities for healthcare organizations. More than half (52...
By Laura Lovett October 2, 2018
Rock Health’s latest funding report reveals that the first three quarters of 2018 have already surpassed the total amount of funding that was spent on digital health startups in 2017. So far this year, digital health startups have raised $6.8 billion, with $3.3 billon of that coming from the third quarter alone, compared to a total of $5.7 billion in 2017.  The quarterly report suggests that...

The Freestyle Libre 1.

By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2018
Abbott has received CE Mark clearance for the second generation of its Freestyle Libre device, which will allow the company to make the device available to users in Europe. It will be rolled out gradually in Europe starting in the next few weeks, and it will be offered as the same price as the first generation device. Freestyle Libre 1, which has been available in Europe since 2014, is a fully...
By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, today announced support for Apple’s personal health record platform. Now, patients using an iPhone can share records from Apple Health Record-compatible hospitals with the Heal doctor conducting the house call, helping to better inform their medical decisions....
By Laura Lovett October 1, 2018
Last week two venture branches of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and the Google Assistant Investment Program, announced investments in patient voice assistant Aiva, which specializes in hands-free communication between patients and caregivers. While the investment amounts have not be publicly announced, the company revealed its other investors include Act One Ventures, Mucker...
By Laura Lovett September 27, 2018
Users of Cardiogram, a smartwatch app that uses a deep neural network technology to detect hypertension and sleep apnea, can now get $1,000 in accidental death insurance for free. The deal comes out of a partnership between the technology company and life insurer Amica Life and life and disability payer Greenhouse Life Insurance Company.  Cardiogram, which began on the Apple Watch, now works with...
Kyra Bobinet talks to himss tv
By HIMSS TV September 27, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Laura Lovett September 12, 2018
Yesterday physIQ announced that the it got the FDA nod for its latest product, an atrial fibrillation detection analytics engine designed to be used in both a patient care setting and in clinical trials. The system is intended to give further clinical insights about patients' atrial fibrillation, and will work with the company’s other products already approved to provide data analyses.  “Since...
FDA approved tech collage
By Dave Muoio September 12, 2018
Brainstorming, smart design, and clinical validation are all vital steps toward the deployment of any new health technology, but without regulatory approval many of the most groundbreaking innovations will never have a chance to make an impact on patients and consumers. In the US, these processes could see some shakeup in the future — FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been consistently...

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