October 28, 2016
San Jose-based Vocera Communications, which offers communications services for hospitals and health systems, has acquired fellow clinical communications company Extension Healthcare for $55 million in an all-cash transaction.The acquisition combines the complementary technology of both companies, creating a mobile communication and collaboration platform within a single system from a single...
October 28, 2016
Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes an FDA-cleared mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) device and companion app collectively called Kardia Mobile, has released new features that make it easier to integrate weight, activity, and blood pressure readings via Apple Health or Google Fit.
The added features built on Kardia Mobile’s existing monitoring capabilities for atrial fibrillation,...
September 8, 2016
AliveCor which makes an mobile electrocardiogram device, will integrate data from Omron Healthcare's Bluetooth blood pressure devices into its ECG Kardia Mobile application. The clinically validated, direct-to-consumer app ECG and blood pressure monitor will patients with a more complete view of their heart health, improve proactive monitoring and create a new standard of care for people at risk...
April 11, 2016
AliveCor is continuing to build up the clinical evidence for the efficacy of its smartphone-connected Kardia ECG devices. According to a new posting on ClinicalTrials.gov, AliveCor is gearing up to launch a 300-patient randomized trial at Columbia University to test the effect of technology-enabled remote monitoring on atrial fibrillation.
"Atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition where the top...
March 22, 2016
Alivecor has hired two more Googlers following the appointment of its new CEO, who is also a Google alum. Frank Petterson and Simon Prakash join the company as VP of products & design and VP of engineering, respectively. Petterson led Google's engineering team for YouTube Live and Gaming. He also led engineering for Hangouts and the Google+ iOS app. Prakash was the Senior Director of Product...
March 15, 2016
This morning, San Francisco-based AliveCor rebranded its AliveCor Mobile ECG device as Kardia Mobile and unveiled a second, upcoming hardware product, an Apple Watch strap that can take electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) readings, called KardiaBand. The strap is not yet commercially available because it still needs to secure FDA-clearance.
AliveCor also announced new features for the Kardia Mobile...
February 9, 2016
Withings has added a new paid software feature to its Health Mate app, an algorithm called Hy-Result that will help patients analyze the blood pressure data they collect from Withings devices.
“With cardiovascular disease being the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, everyday monitoring blood pressure becomes an increasingly important part of anyone’s...
November 17, 2015
Proteus Digital Health, which offers an ingestible sensor and digital medicine system, has hired Molly O’Neill as its chief commercial officer. O'Neill previously served as SVP of business development at Tenet Health, a healthcare services company. Before working at Tenet, O'Neill worked at Ascension Health Care Network, Inova Health System, and Duke University Health System. At Proteus, O'Neill...
November 11, 2015
San Francisco-based AliveCor, which offers smartphone-enabled ECG devices, has announced former Google SVP Vic Gundotra as its new CEO.
Gundotra, who left Google in 2014 after eight years -- including a few heading up Google+, replaces Euan Thomson, an AliveCor board member and Khosla Ventures investor, who assumed the role of interim CEO in 2013. Gundotra becomes AliveCor's fourth CEO in almost...
October 29, 2015
The next generation of digital health offerings will use machine learning to treat patients more effectively, but it's still a decade away, according to Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, who spoke at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week.
Khosla said no one can deny medicine has improved over the past 50 years, but it could be much better. One area ripe for...