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By Laura Lovett December 3, 2018
This morning ResMed, maker of connected respiratory devices, announced that it is acquiring Wisconsin-based digital respiratory health company Propeller Health for $225 million.  ResMed, a publicly traded company, is set to finalize the acquisition of Propeller Health by March 2019, which marks the end of its 2019 fiscal year.  Propeller is best known for its smart inhalers that help people...
By Jonah Comstock December 3, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and LA-based Giblib have teamed up to offer what the organizations say is the first accredited continuing medical education (CME) course delivered entirely via virtual reality. The course, called Essential GI Surgeries will be available through Giblib's website. It will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR (as well as in a traditional...
By HIMSS TV November 30, 2018
Focus on Blockchain In December, we take a deep dive into the disruption blockchain promises and offer a reality check with a look at what's really happening.
Abel Kho, co-founder of Health Data Link
By HIMSS TV November 30, 2018
Focus on Blockchain In December, we take a deep dive into the disruption blockchain promises and offer a reality check with a look at what's really happening.
By Laura Lovett November 30, 2018
AI-healthcare startups have dominated the list of finalists at the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition. While the competition was opened to all fields, seven out of the final 10 startups came from the healthcare sector.  Even within the healthcare category, the startups focus on a range of specialities and applications. For example, Pittsburgh-based startup Behavior employs wearables and smartphones...
By Jack Kaufman November 30, 2018
About the Author: Jack is a marketing and community associate at Dreamit, where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating health tech startups and creating opportunities for Dreamit to engage with the startup ecosystem in New York City and beyond. Before joining Dreamit, Jack worked as an associate at Bombas, a mission-driven, high-end apparel startup. He graduated cum laude from Haverford College...
Jeff Williams shows off the Apple Watch ECG in September.
By Jonah Comstock November 29, 2018
Apple made big waves at its last September special event by announcing — concurrent with FDA's announcement of its clearance — an ECG reader built into the Apple Watch Series 4. Now, according to a leaked training document obtained by MacRumors, that feature is set to go live in the next WatchOS update, version 5.1.2, due out before the year's end. While the Watch itself has been on sale since...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2018
A Vitality Group wellness program that allowed participants to pay off the cost of an Apple Watch with regular activity incentives yielded a roughly 34 percent increase in regular physical activity, or an additional 4.8 “activity days” per month, according to a three-year study recently released by RAND. This gain outpaced that of a similar program run by the group that did not employ a “loss-...
By Laura Lovett November 29, 2018
When it comes to telemedicine, comprehensive reimbursement and coverage state mandates and a dearth of local psychiatrists were key factors in adoption, according to the a research letter about the trends in telemedicine published in JAMA yesterday.  The letter, which examines trends of telemedicine uptake in a large commercially-insured population between 2005 and 2017, found that while...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2018
Bright Health has topped off its already impressive fundraising with a $200 million oversubscribed Series C funding round, the Minnesota-based integrated health insurance startup announced this morning. Support came from new investors Declaration Partners and Meritech Capital, as well as from returning backers Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Flare Capital, Greenspring Associates...

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