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By Dave Muoio March 20, 2019
Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s Jefferson Health will soon explore whether a digital patient monitoring platform could help its patients during postoperative recovery, according to an announcement released this morning. The upcoming pilot will use MegesHealth’s iPostOp, which consists of a mobile app and web application that aims to engage patients in their recovery through the month after surgery...
By Dave Muoio March 20, 2019
Mail-order menopause treatment. Online men’s and women’s health platform Ro is expanding its services with the launch of a new platform for women experiencing menopause. Called Rory, the platform treats for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep deprivation and other symptoms of menopause, while also seeking to educate users on their personal health. Much like Ro’s other offerings, the service kicks...
By Jonah Comstock March 20, 2019
Chronic disease management platform Hello Heart will now integrate with LifeScan OneTouch meters as part of its program for diabetes management. The Redwood City, California-based company started out in hypertension, but has been expanding into diabetes for the past year. OneTouch meters, formerly owned by Johnson & Johnson, are the first of a handful of glucometer brands the company intends...
By Laura Lovett March 20, 2019
Healthy looks a little bit different on everyone. We vary in what foods are best for our health, the shape of our bodies and even our natural abnormalities. These variances can make personalizing medicine difficult.  But artificial intelligence and new technologies could not only help personalize medicine, they also have the potential to help prevent mistakes, according to Dr. Eric Topol, founder...
By Dave Muoio March 20, 2019
Peerfit, a Tampa Bay area company that makes a digital platform for fitness benefits, has kicked off its Series C funding round with an $18 million raise from Virgo Investment Group, according to a release. The new investment brings the company’s total backing to more than $40 million. With this, Virgo’s managing director, Pooja Goel, will also be joining Peerfit as its first female board member...
By Laura Lovett March 19, 2019
Artificial intelligence has been making its way into nearly every facet of modern life from self-driving cars to tagging photos on facebook. In such a human-driven industry like healthcare, many are skeptical about where AI will fit in.   However, it doesn’t have to be human versus machine— rather, the future can be humans working with machines, according to panelists at the Women in Health AI...
By Jonah Comstock March 19, 2019
Washington, DC-based Babyscripts has entered into a partnership with Inova Health System. The agreement includes a $500,000 investment from Inova, which will be tacked onto the $6 million round led by Philips in January. Inova will deploy Babyscripts’ platform, which offers providers a digital patient management dashboard for pregnancy with data collected through connected devices such as scales...
By Dave Muoio March 19, 2019
Denver-based startup Sopris Health launched today the latest version of its mobile, artificial intelligence-powered clinical documentation system. Called Sopris Assistant, the tool guides practitioners through the composition of a clinical note and imports it into the EHR system in less than a minute. Sopris released a similar app-based service last May that would use a wearable and AI to listen...
By Jonah Comstock March 19, 2019
Teladoc Health has announced another acquisition that will bolster its growing international line of business. The US virtual care company will acquire Paris, France-based MédecinDirect, which provides confidential medical consultations via phone and internet. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Teladoc said “the acquisition will be immaterial to Teladoc Health’s financial...
By Dave Muoio March 19, 2019
Early data from the Apple Heart Study is now in the wild, but others are still investigating how the Apple Watch could play a role in personal health and clinical research. Just last week, the University of Michigan announced that it has launched a new three-year study that pairs Apple Watch user data with information from EHRs, survey data, genetic information and other health-related data....