February 1, 2017
There's some technology that has to be seen to be believed. Dr. Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedar-Sinai Hospital, puts virtual reality technology in that category. And that can make it hard to sell doctors on the idea, at least at first.
"What I’ve seen is, talking about therapeutic virtual reality is completely hypothetical until you’ve experienced virtual reality...
November 15, 2016
Stasis Labs, a company endeavoring to reinvent the patient monitor for non-intensive care settings, has raised $5 million in a round led by RTP-HC, the healthcare arm of RTP Ventures. Wonder Ventures and Techstars Ventures also participated in the round. Stasis Labs was incubated at the Cedars-Sinai Techstars accelerator.
Stasis provides a full system for monitoring patients in the general wards...
September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
August 16, 2016
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is rolling out two new technologies incubated in its recently-launched accelerator program. Cedars Sinai VP of Legal and Technology Affairs Jim Laur told MobiHealthNews that all 11 companies in the first class are partnering with the healthcare system going forward, but the latest two to have all the contracts signed and to be ready to be announced are...
April 4, 2016
Cedars-Sinai and Techstars announced the 11 companies that will join its first digital health accelerator class.
The two organizations first announced their plan to launch a digital health accelerator in Los Angeles last year, in October. The accelerator program aims to work with companies that are developing hardware or software offerings that help patients manage and improve their health or...
March 31, 2016
Los Altos, California-based Gauss Surgical, which has developed a blood loss tracking app for surgeons, raised $12.6 million in a round led by Providence Ventures, the investment arm of Providence Health & Services, with participation from Jump Capital. Existing investors Promus Ventures, LifeForce Ventures, Summation Health Ventures, and the Stanford-StartX Fund also participated. This...
January 21, 2016
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is embarking on a small study to see if a Fitbit Charge HR can help oncologists assess whether their patients are active enough for chemotherapy.
“What we know is that individuals who are up and about tend to be more able to tolerate chemotherapy and have a greater potential for benefitting from it,” Dr. Arvind Shinde, a faculty physician in the departments of...
April 28, 2015
A number of hospitals have already rolled out pilots that take advantage of the integration between Apple HealthKit and Epic. But Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has taken an interesting approach: opening up HealthKit functionality to all of its patients, and letting them tell doctors what data they want to share.
"For this particular tool, it made more sense to follow the patient,...
February 5, 2015
At least 14 hospitals are now either actively involved in a HealthKit pilot or in talks to roll one out, according to a new report from Reuters. Google and Samsung are beginning to approach hospitals to use their platform as well.
Reuters didn't name the 14 hospitals, but several have already spoken publicly about using HealthKit: Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, Stanford Children's...
September 4, 2014
Otoharmonics, a startup out of the Baker Group supported by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an iPad or iPod Touch application that treats a medical condition called tinnitus. Technology behind the Levo system, originally developed at Cedars-Sinai, uses sound therapy to train the brain to ignore the ringing sounds caused by tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a persistent...