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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...
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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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By Laura Lovett October 24, 2018
Yesterday morning K4Connect, a digital health company focused on tech for seniors and people with disabilities, announced $12 million in Series B funding. This latest funding was led by AXA Venture Partner.  Right now the company’s main product is its K4Community Works platform, which streamlines smart home and wellness technologies into a single ecosystem. That platform has various end users,...
By Dave Muoio October 24, 2018
Prima-Temp, a company looking to leverage machine learning in women’s cyclical health, announced earlier this month that it acquired Kindara Inc., maker of a fertility tracking app of the same name as well as the Wink Bluetooth-connected fertility thermometer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prima-Temp’s upcoming product, the Priya Personal Fertility Sensor, consists of an app and a vaginal...

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By Laura Lovett October 24, 2018
Royal Philips has designed a new FDA-cleared and CE mark approved mobile app, called IntelliVue GuardianSoftware, that gives clinicians updates on a patient’s condition and deterioration. The latest app is now available worldwide. The latest platform will integrate other Philips technologies, notably the Early Warning Scoring, which helps predict when patient deterioration might occur and then...
By Laura Lovett October 24, 2018
This morning Vayyar Imaging, a company best known for its 3D sensor imaging technology, launched a new product called Walabot Home that can detect if a person has fallen and automatically call for help.  Walabot attaches to a wall in the user's home and is about the size of a small tablet. Users can put in their emergency contact list and if a fall is detected, the system automatically calls...
Employees looking at analytics dashboard.
By Laura Lovett October 23, 2018
What with so many apps, connected medical devices and messaging systems the world of healthcare is going more mobile — no longer is every system under the umbrella of a hospital IT specialist. But that pivot toward digital health brings up questions for innovators and IT specialists about how to track and monitor security when building and implementing new products. That’s where a security...

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