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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...
By Dave Muoio February 13, 2019
A patient’s care often extends beyond the time spent within the hospital itself. Unfortunately, even the best efforts of a care team to craft and communicate a long-term health management plan is subject to a raft of pitfalls that, ultimately, can hinder patients’ adherence and outcomes. “[Care plans] are often fragmented, less collaborative and less conversational than we’d like them to be, and...
By Jonah Comstock February 13, 2019
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have crossed the threshold from theory and pilots to real implementations in hospitals. But the reality of machine learning’s role is a bit different from the idyllic vision of IBM Watson reading the New England Journal of Medicine and setting a care plan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka said in a talk today at the Innovation...
By Laura Lovett February 13, 2019
Innovation is one of those buzzwords that float around conference halls and boardrooms. But startup competitions are one place where the lay person can get a peek into new technologies as they emerge. Now in its thirteenth year running, the HIMSS Pitch Competition featured seven startups described as “Series A ready.” This year, the contestants ranged from a digital health company focused on...
By Jonah Comstock February 13, 2019
At Monday’s Patient Engagement and Experience Summit at HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy took the stage to answer some attendee questions about the state of patient engagement. While the discussion was wide-ranging, an overall theme shined through: the importance of empathy. Read on for some patient engagement lessons. 1. Don’t mix up patient data with...
By Dave Muoio February 13, 2019
The aging population’s caregiving needs are growing as quickly as the demographic, and a slew of new tech-based products for seniors, their families and providers are cropping up each day in response. But despite the potential voice-first interfaces and inconspicuous sensor-equipped wearables, analysts discussing the senior care technology market at HIMSS19 noted that long-term adoption is...
By Laura Lovett February 12, 2019
It’s no secret robots have caught the hearts and minds of children for decades — whether in sci-fi novellas or on the silver screen. Now, robots are also coming to pediatrics care.  “If you look at pediatrics and robotics systems, most children are attracted to robotics. So what does this mean? I can bring in a robotic device and I don’t have to convince you. I can bring it in and say, ‘Hey, this...
By Laura Lovett February 12, 2019
Progress in the healthcare industry often means a lot of back and forth between outside innovators and providers — and the two don’t always see eye to eye. But both are essential for progress.   “Most of the startups are in a hurry and most of healthcare is not, so how how do we navigate this?” Santosh Mohan of the HIMSS Innovation Committee said at the Innovation Symposium at HIMSS19. But one of...

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