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By Dave Muoio October 17, 2018
Devoted, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based company that uses technology to blend health insurance with provider services, announced yesterday that it has landed a staggering $300 million Series B investment and is now enrolling Medicare beneficiaries living in eight southern and central Florida counties. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Premji Invest and Uprising also joining...
Doctor texting.
By Laura Lovett October 17, 2018
Texting between doctors and patients has become more commonplace in recent years. But before the two parties start sharing every intimate detail, experts urge providers to take a step back and consider security. HIPAA guidelines HIPAA permits “readily producible”private health information to be transferred to a patient through their preferred medium, as long as the provider can do so in a way...
By Laura Lovett October 17, 2018
This morning the American Medical Association launched the Digital Health Implementation Playbook, a guide that spells out the steps for developing a digital health technology and best practices. The tool, which can be accessed online, also gives resources and an achieve of digital health adoptions.  “This is a step-by-step guide for all of the things you need to consider before you get to...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2018
NowRx — an online pharmacy specializing in same-day, same-hour prescription deliveries — announced a $7 million Series A round raised through crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. The company said in a statement that it will use the new backing to continue developing its technology, and expand its service to additional areas within California. "This crowdfunding round provides fantastic validation of...
By Laura Lovett October 16, 2018
Hospitals in Hawaii are now turning their attention to using blockchain technology to help aggregate data from EHRs across the state. Austin-based Timicoin, a blockchain-as-a-service company, has teamed up with First Vitals Health and Wellness to employ the technology in aggregating data from EHRs across the state of Hawaii, according to a statement.  The plan, currently just in a development...
By MobiHealthNews October 16, 2018
HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for six pre-conference symposia on Monday, Feb. 11 in Orlando.   The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. ET on October 19, 2018.   Case studies from healthcare provider and payer organizations are a focus for these events, which deliver deep-dives into specific topic categories. Click on the links below to learn more about each symposium and to submit a...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2018
In April of this year, the FDA released a five-point action plan to improve medical device safety that included a clear focus to reduce cybersecurity existing vulnerabilities and promote strong practices for future devices. Since then the agency hasn’t dragged its feet — earlier this month FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a lengthy statement announcing the release of a cybersecurity...
By Laura Lovett October 16, 2018
Last Friday seven companies and four men were charged with involvement in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme, where they allegedly filed false claims for payment and mislead doctors and patients in order to defraud private health benefit programs, according to the Department of Justice. The indictment claims that the telemedicine company HealthRight conducted a fraudulent scheme where it...
By Jonah Comstock October 16, 2018
San Diego-based Triple W has launched a new wearable connected health monitor in the United States, focused on urinary incontinence. The sensor, called DFree, uses an ultrasound sensor to monitor changes in bladder size. Then proprietary algorithms translate that data into information about when a user should head to the bathroom. “DFree is designed to help individuals with incontinence improve...
By Laura Lovett October 16, 2018
This morning Thirty Madison, known for its online men's health platform focused on male patterned baldness Keeps, announced that it landed $15.25 million in Series A funding. This round was led by Maveron and Northzone with participation from Greycroft, Steadfast Venture Capital, First Round, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, HillCour and Two Rivers.  The company plans to use the new money to launch a...

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