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By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Solv, the San Francisco-based maker of an urgent care appointment booking app, has unveiled  a video call functionality that will allow providers to offer patients the option of a telemedicine visit. Video calls made through the Solv Video Telemed system are encrypted and entirely conducted within a mobile phone’s web browser, requiring no additional downloads for the patient. Integrating the...
By Laura Lovett October 4, 2018
This morning BlackBerry launched a new "Enterprise of Things" (EOT) platform called the BlackBerry Spark, as well as a slew of new healthcare related-products that will be powered by the system including a quantum-resistant code signing server, a new system that uses blockchain to deliver medical data and an operating system for secure medical devices.  The quantum-resistant code signing server...
By Dave Muoio October 3, 2018
Babyscripts announced today that its prenatal app has become available to mothers and doctors at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Later this year the network will also enable mothers to opt into the service’s data sharing component to allow remote patient monitoring tool for OB/GYNs. “Expectant patients are now able to access evidenced-based education anytime to...
By Dave Muoio October 3, 2018
Pediatric and adult Type 1 diabetes patients receiving a hybrid closed-loop artificial pancreas therapy demonstrated improved glucose control and lower risk of hypoglycemia compared to those managing their own glucose levels with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, according to a study published today in the Lancet. The investigation, which was supported by JDRF and presented at the...
Doctor doing a telehealth consultation
By AT&T October 3, 2018
High-speed digital networks are changing how healthcare is delivered, and how healthcare organizations operate. This digital disruption, which will impact every corner of the healthcare continuum, promises to transform how, when and where care is provided, as well as usher in new experiences for patients. It also promises new revenue opportunities for healthcare organizations. More than half (52...
By Laura Lovett October 2, 2018
Rock Health’s latest funding report reveals that the first three quarters of 2018 have already surpassed the total amount of funding that was spent on digital health startups in 2017. So far this year, digital health startups have raised $6.8 billion, with $3.3 billon of that coming from the third quarter alone, compared to a total of $5.7 billion in 2017.  The quarterly report suggests that...

The Freestyle Libre 1.

By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2018
Abbott has received CE Mark clearance for the second generation of its Freestyle Libre device, which will allow the company to make the device available to users in Europe. It will be rolled out gradually in Europe starting in the next few weeks, and it will be offered as the same price as the first generation device. Freestyle Libre 1, which has been available in Europe since 2014, is a fully...
By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, today announced support for Apple’s personal health record platform. Now, patients using an iPhone can share records from Apple Health Record-compatible hospitals with the Heal doctor conducting the house call, helping to better inform their medical decisions....
By Laura Lovett October 1, 2018
Last week two venture branches of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and the Google Assistant Investment Program, announced investments in patient voice assistant Aiva, which specializes in hands-free communication between patients and caregivers. While the investment amounts have not be publicly announced, the company revealed its other investors include Act One Ventures, Mucker...
By Laura Lovett September 27, 2018
Users of Cardiogram, a smartwatch app that uses a deep neural network technology to detect hypertension and sleep apnea, can now get $1,000 in accidental death insurance for free. The deal comes out of a partnership between the technology company and life insurer Amica Life and life and disability payer Greenhouse Life Insurance Company.  Cardiogram, which began on the Apple Watch, now works with...

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