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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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, ...
January 23, 2019
Genomic and health data platform LunaDNA’s parent company, LunaPBC, has entered a partnership with Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit focused on delivering research and care opportunities to individuals and communities. Over the next year, LunaDNA will be merging its services with the Genetic Alliance’s engagement platform, strengthening both organizations’ efforts to solicit genetic research data...
January 22, 2019
Digital health management platform Veta Health has inked a deal with Boston Children’s Hospital to acquire the licensing rights to two of the hospital’s digital health products, TriVox Health and HelpSteps.
The plan is for is for Veta to integrate the features of TriVox and HelpSteps into its offerings. Veta said this integration could help the company expand its clinical capabilities.
November 21, 2018
Papa, a startup that schedules companion visits for lonely seniors, has partnered with Humana to support those covered under Medicare Advantage. The Florida-based company trains and provides college-aged assistants to meet and spend time with seniors in their home, and bills itself as a “grandkids on demand” service.
“At Humana, we know if we truly want to impact the health of our Medicare...