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By Dave Muoio 02:41 pm September 30, 2020
The Consumer Technology Association and the Connected Health Initiative announced this morning a new multi-sector initiative of private tech companies, healthcare providers and representatives of public agencies that aims to outline technology's role in addressing health disparities exacerbated by COVID-19. To this end, the effort's first major project will consist of a white paper containing...
By Dave Muoio 04:18 pm April 8, 2020
Healthcare may be bracing for a major shortage of providers and services in the coming years, but even now the industry is straining to meet an ever-growing demand for personalized, patient-friendly care. Artificial intelligence has often been touted as the panacea for this challenge, with many pointing to finance, retail and other industries that have embraced automation. But the consumerism...
By MobiHealthNews 04:13 pm February 12, 2020
Cognoa has entered a new partnership with Autism Learning Partners (ALP) that will provide parents with the Cognoa for Child Development app. The tool helps parents log their child’s developmental progress and offers personalized activity suggestions to help support their growth. ALP providers, meanwhile, can review the logs for evidence of autism spectrum disorder to better inform their care and...
By Dave Muoio 01:00 pm October 28, 2019
Facebook is again expanding its public health messaging efforts with the launch of a new tool that shows users in the U.S. a list of recommended preventive tests or checkups, sets scheduling reminders and connects users to local providers of those services. Born of partnerships with the American Cancer Society, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the CDC, the...
By Jonah Comstock 08:22 am June 28, 2019
One easy mistake for an organization to make is to think of innovation as a project that can be finished. Certainly healthcare systems have seen success with large-scale transformation projects with set end dates that can be said to be concluded. But the nature of innovation is that it’s ongoing, not just because technology is always advancing, but also because the needs of patients and providers...
By Jonah Comstock 02:01 pm May 21, 2019
Boston Children’s spinout Mightier, which makes biofeedback games to help children improve their emotional resilience, has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $10.1 million. Foxkiser led the round, with additional contributions from new investors Asset Management Ventures and FundRx, and existing investors including Founder Collective, Slow Ventures...
By Dave Muoio 11:33 am May 3, 2019
Remote monitoring data management firm Validic has partnered with digital chronic disease management company WellDoc to help BlueStar users connect their wearables, apps and other home health monitoring devices to the platform. According to the companies, the integration will allow for more streamlined aggregation of users’ health data and more precise digital coaching. "Today's healthcare...
By Dave Muoio 04:02 pm April 22, 2019
Much like any other industry in the digital age, the healthcare sector is exploding with new technologies. Novel tools from health systems, IT vendors and startups are looking to tackle physician burnout, patient engagement, workflow efficiency, data management and other longstanding issues plaguing care. Unlike many of its contemporaries, however, healthcare’s technology platforms have been...
By Dave Muoio 02:09 pm April 4, 2019
Earlier this morning, Amazon announced in a blog post that its voice-based Alexa platform now supports the development of software that communicates HIPAA-protected health information through an invite-only Alexa Skills Kit program. To kick off the new capability, the company also highlighted the launch of six new Alexa skills built by healthcare providers and other stakeholders. Each is designed...
By Laura Lovett 04:40 pm March 1, 2019
Adorned with balloons and celebratory flowers, the maternity ward is often seen as the beacon of hope at a hospital. But for many families, childbirth is a challenging, dangerous and sometimes even fatal process for both moms and babies.  This is particularly true in the US where women are more likely to die of a childbirth or pregnancy-related cause than any other affluent country in the world, ...