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By Laura Lovett October 26, 2018
Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that Amazon isn't involved in the development of the products. Instead, the latest product line was launched by Arcadia and will be exclusively sold on Amazon.  Amazon’s latest move into the healthcare arena will be focused on helping consumers manage their diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, according to an announcement from Arcadia...
By Jonah Comstock October 25, 2018
This story has been updated with an additional deal. MobiHealthNews tracked 72 digital health funding deals in Q3 2018, totaling $3.3 billion in investment (coincidentially the same number Rock Health came up with). Both Rock Health and Startup Health have pegged this quarter as the biggest ever for digital health investment, so we've rounded up the deals so readers can take a deep dive into the...
By Dave Muoio October 25, 2018
Udi Manber, a veteran of Amazon, Yahoo and, most recently, Google, has been hired by Anthem, CNBC reports. Specifically, Manber will be building and leading a team focused on artificial intelligence applications, signifying an increasing interest in the technology for the large health insurer. Manber held the title of vice president of engineering at Google and was largely responsible for its...
By Laura Lovett October 25, 2018
The Mayo Clinic is joining forces with smart stethoscope company Eko to develop a new product that will employ machine learning and a digital stethoscope to assist doctors in detecting potentially dangerous heart conditions.  The pair plan to build a machine learning-based algorithm that can screen for a low ejection fraction, which means a weak heart pump in patients. The team developing the...
By Dave Muoio October 25, 2018
A new three-way partnership between device design firms and academia is looking to bring new wearables into dermatology research. The collaboration between LEO Science & Tech Hub, LEO Pharma’s R&D unit; Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics; and Wearifi Inc., a Northwestern spinout that builds tiny, battery-free wearable devices; and will explore whether it is...
By Laura Lovett October 25, 2018
In one of the few and far between bipartisan bills to be passed during this administration, President Donald Trump signed into law yesterday a new package aimed to help tackle the opioid epidemic, called the Support for Patients and Communities Act.  The latest legislation expands opioid-specific telemedicine services, exempting the technology from certain requirements. It also modifies the...
By Dave Muoio October 25, 2018
Enable Injections, maker of manual and connected adhesive wearables for subcutaneously therapeutic delivery, has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Sanofi, the company announced today. ORI Healthcare Fund, CincyTech, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cintrifuse, Ohio Innovation Fund, Cleveland Clinic and other “key private investors” also contributed. Currently available to pharma and...
By Jonah Comstock October 24, 2018
Care management software company SilverVue and software-enabled Medicare quality reporting consultancy Mingle Analytics have merged to form Mingle Health, a new company that will combine the strengths of the two firms. SilverVue currently offers a suite of tools that deal with transitions of care, post-acute care, and practice performance. Both companies work with all kinds of providers, but...
Also: Apple CEO warns of consumer data weaponization; Validic's platform integrates with Dexcom CGMs.
By Dave Muoio October 24, 2018
Amazon bolsters government health research. The National Institutes of Health has brought Amazon Web Services onto its Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative, furthering the project’s goal of leveraging cloud computing for NIH’s biomedical researchers. The new collaboration stands to impact NIH’s researchers as well as...

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