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September 27, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
September 17, 2018
Apple may be moving towards commoditizing the on-the-wrist ECG, but other companies in the space aren’t resting on their laurels. AliveCor, which has offered an smartphone-connected ECG since 2012 and a wristworn version since 2016, revealed today the company’s next direction: a six-lead ECG compatible with a smartphone.
“For the last year our challenge has not … been in making our devices...
September 12, 2018
Yesterday physIQ announced that the it got the FDA nod for its latest product, an atrial fibrillation detection analytics engine designed to be used in both a patient care setting and in clinical trials. The system is intended to give further clinical insights about patients' atrial fibrillation, and will work with the company’s other products already approved to provide data analyses.
September 12, 2018
Brainstorming, smart design, and clinical validation are all vital steps toward the deployment of any new health technology, but without regulatory approval many of the most groundbreaking innovations will never have a chance to make an impact on patients and consumers.
In the US, these processes could see some shakeup in the future — FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been consistently...
September 11, 2018
Healthcare innovation, though often elusive and at times overwhelming, is what will drive hospitals and providers toward increased value and better outcomes.
It should be a steady and consistent goal to adequately fund innovations not just for the sake of patients but for physicians and other staff as well. But how do you encourage the cutting-edge within your own healthcare organization?
September 10, 2018
Kiio, maker of an app-based back pain therapy program for health systems and employers, today released data from a one-year pilot of its product. Conducted within the Quartz Health Solutions health plan system, the results suggest that patients who are provided with and use Kiio’s platform experienced decreases in medical spending, visits, filled opioid prescriptions, and other spinal pain-...
September 10, 2018
Philadelphia-based mental health technology company NeuroFlow has raised $1.2 million, and anticipates a total subscription of $1.5 million by the conclusion of its ongoing fundraising, the company announced today. The investment was led by NJ JumpStart, with additional participation from Independence Blue Cross, Chestnut Street Ventures, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
“With product demand...
August 2, 2018
It was a bit of a bumpy start, but it’s beginning to look like Fitbit’s push into the smartwatch market is bearing fruit. While the company is still operating at a loss, yesterday’s Q2 earnings report revealed that the Fitbit’s downward revenue and device sales trend was lessened by the success of its Versa smartwatch, which the company said has outsold all Samsung, Garmin, and Fossil’s...
July 25, 2018
Correction: Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader, this story has been updated to remove the claim that Dip.io is the first FDA-cleared smartphone urine test. We've reached out to Healthy.io for comment on this development and we'll update when we hear more.
Update 4/16/19: This story has been updated with additional clarity from Healthy.io about the difference between this clearance and previous...
July 23, 2018
Dignity Health and the University of California San Francisco Health are teaming up to create a new navigational platform for patients. The organizations are working to create a platform that will help walk patients through all different care settings including primary, acute and specialist care.
“Our collaboration with Dignity Health will empower patients and their families with digital health...