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By Laura Lovett November 27, 2018
This morning quip, an online dental platform and subscription toothbrush company, landed $40 million led by existing investor Sherpa Capital, with participation from Triplepoint Capital.  quip is best known for selling American Dental Association-approved electronic toothbrushes on its online platform. The company runs on a subscription model. Once a customer has bought the toothbrush for $25,...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Samsung Electronics’ medical device division showed off a selection of new artificial intelligence-based imaging tools yesterday at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The software are designed to be implemented within diagnostic imaging devices that are already on the market, according to a release from the company. Among these software applications was S-...
By Laura Lovett November 26, 2018
When it comes to healthcare design it takes a village — or perhaps more accurately, a hospital community.  “We believe behind every healthcare interaction there is a human story, and the designer’s mindset is to discover what that human story is and use that as an impetus for innovating solutions,” Aaron Sklar, cofounder of Prescribe Design, said at a panel on design in healthcare at the World...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Yadin Shemmer has been named the new CEO of Mango Health, the maker of a digital medication management platform. Shemmer, who was previously the company’s president, will take over the job from founder Jason Oberfest, who will continue to serve as a special advisor to the company. “I am thrilled to have Yadin take the helm at Mango Health to spearhead the continued growth of the company,”...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Monitoring and automatically identifying the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease patients can be achieved using just a single soft wearable sensor placed on the back of the hand, according to an investigation recently published in NPJ Digital Medicine that sought to optimize such methods of data collection. According to the researchers — who employed 20 participants, six different sensors and...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
As the healthcare industry’s relationship with data becomes increasingly sophisticated, executives, supervisors and other key decision makers have more tools than ever to measure and guide the performance of their organization. Collecting and surfacing new streams of raw data can only help to a certain extent, however, as even the most insightful individuals will struggle to identify actionable...
By Dave Muoio November 21, 2018
Livongo’s DPP recogized by the CDC. Digital chronic care company Livongo Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program has received full recognition from the CDC, according to a release from the company. The designation implies that the digital offering meets the agency’s standards as a Type 2 diabetes prevention and lifestyle change intervention, and is listed within the CDC’s online referral tool. “CDC...
By Laura Lovett November 21, 2018
Medtronic has announced that it will acquire long-time partner Nutrino, an AI powered personalized nutrition platform for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal Medtronic will be integrating Nutrino’s AI-driven personalized insights and food database. The acquisition is set to specifically boost Medtronic’s offerings for people living with diabetes and offer the company’s predictive glycemic...

Novartis' recently-opened digital health innovation lab in San Francisco. Photo courtesy Novartis on Twitter.

By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2018
Last month, Novartis announced that it would be cutting 2,200 jobs as part of a restructuring of the company focusing on particular priorities. “The overall strategy we have is to focus the company as a leading medicines company powered by digital technologies,” CEO Vas Narasimhan told STAT News last month. “What that has meant is to exit certain health care sectors or segments … — so we exited...
By Laura Lovett November 21, 2018
When Apple launched Apple Health Records, a feature that lets users upload their health records from participating health systems onto their phone, in the spring, it sparked conversations about consumers’ access to health records and the entrance of major tech companies into the healthcare space.  Now the Department of Veterans Affairs is in talks with the Silicon Valley tech giant about the...

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