May 31, 2017
UK-based Medvivo, which provides integrated services ranging from telemedicine to connecting people with primary care outside of normal office hours, has acquired clinical decision support company Expert 24. The purchase price of the deal was not disclosed, but investment firm Eight Roads provided the funds.
Expert 24, which was founded in 2001, has operations both in the UK and the United States...
May 1, 2017
Boston's Partners HealthCare has entered into a four-year partnership deal with Persistent Systems to build clinical decision support systems for various departments throughout the hospital. The two groups will work together to develop an open sourced platform based on SMART and FHIR.
"Making innovative clinical tools available to our physicians at Partners and across the country relies on strong...
April 18, 2017
Santa Cruz, California-based Murj, developer of a digital data collection platform for implantable cardiac devices, has officially emerged from stealth mode. Backed by $4.5 million in venture funding, the company wants to streamline workflow for clinicians grappling with increasingly more data from heart-monitoring devices, both remotely and in the office.
Murj’s SaaS platform aims to replace...
April 13, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital held its second Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator Innovator’s Showcase yesterday, inviting more than 20 startups working with the hospital in some capacity to network and share their work with each other.
At the event, the company also kicked off its newest open innovation challenge, which focuses specifically on clinical decision support.
“The idea there is we...
April 10, 2017
New York City-based Spring, which offers clinical decision support for providers around behavioral health, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. William K. Warren Foundation, a philanthropic organization associated with the St. Francis Health System, and serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan (founder of Gilt and Business Insider) led the round. Additional contributions came from RRE Ventures, North...
April 10, 2017
Irvine, California-based Masimo, makers of a suite of non-invasive patient monitoring devices and sensors, has expanded the capabilities of its connected platform to allow physicians to view more data, more clearly and in the configuration that works best for them.
Clinicians get a lot of data from Masimo’s bedside monitoring devices – which include the recently FDA-cleared forehead sensor,...
March 13, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Leo Innovation Lab announced a $5.5 million Series A and seed funding round that will go to five startups around the world, ranging from mobile app makers to AI platform providers.
Leo Innovation Lab sprung out of Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma in 2015 and was established to develop long-term strategies aimed at improving multiple aspects of everyday life for...
January 12, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio based PatientPoint, which makes engagement platforms and apps for providers and patients, is collaborating with the American Heart Association to provide educational resources on heart health and stroke prevention to doctors and physicians at the point of care.
PatientPoint will act as an extension of the American Heart Association’s informational efforts, leveraging its network...
January 4, 2017
The United States Department of Defense has tapped healthcare communication company Vocera Communications to deploy San Jose, California-based Vocera’s system in the Army’s Medical Command facilities around the world.
The $14 million contract – Vocera’s largest to date – will equip Army care team members with the company’s wireless, hands-free clinical communications platform in 23 facilities....
September 1, 2016
Physicians are up to their ears in information, eager for new, technologically advanced solutions, and struggling to keep up with healthcare reform. At least, that’s the sense researchers from the Decision Resource Group got from a recent survey of doctors.
For the study, Taking the Pulse, the group surveyed 2,994 US physicians, finding that – in an era of a collective shift towards value rather...