digital health deals

By Dave Muoio December 13, 2018
Onduo, a Verily-Sanofi joint venture focused on digitally-driven diabetes management, is looking to further protect its members from foot ulcers and limb loss. Orpyx Medical Technologies’ diabetic foot ulcer sensors for its members. Thanks to a newly announced deal struck between the companies, Orpyx Medical Technologies’ FDA-cleared SurroSense Rx system will be available to “select members” of...
By Dave Muoio December 12, 2018
This morning, Garmin and medical-grade monitor maker ActiGraph announced a new partnership that will focus on wearables for medical research and patient care. Specifically, the pair will be applying ActiGraph’s CentrePoint data analytics platform to Garmin’s consumer-grade wearables. CentrePoint is a web-based, cloud-enabled service offering automated activity monitor assignments, data...
By Laura Lovett and Dave Muoio December 11, 2018
In an effort to boast patient engagement, last week Hospital Sisters Health System announced that it will be integrating its SeamlessMD system with Epic’s new SMART on FHIR technology. According to a statement, the new technology will enable providers to enroll, receive alerts and monitor patients on SeamlessMD without leaving the EHR. “SeamlessMD has been an instrumental partner in helping us...
By Laura Lovett December 6, 2018
This morning medical communications company Spok announced that it inked a deal with Standard Communications to expand its Spok Care Connect messaging service to more VA healthcare systems.  Spok's system specifically ensures secure messaging within the hospital system. It allows providers to send secure text messages, set preferences and encrypt paging. It can also assist in physician and nurse...
By Laura Lovett November 28, 2018
nOCD, a digital health startup focused on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) management, has inked a deal with Actify Neurotherapies, a service that treats depression with ketamine.  As part of the deal, nOCD will be using the home section of its app platform to present users with information and resources for ketamine treatment. Alongside this education the app will also  connect people to the...
By Dave Muoio November 13, 2018
GreatCall, a tech company for aging individuals that was recently acquired by Best Buy, has partnered with Lyft to launch GreatCall Rides, a service that allows seniors to book rides without the use of a smartphone app. Instead, seniors with Jitterbug phones press a single button to be connected to an operator that will coordinate the ride. The service was piloted in five markets, and is now...
By Dave Muoio November 7, 2018
Editor's note: The headline and body of this article has been edited to clarify that Samsung's integration with the Omnipod Dash have not yet been implemented. Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be serving as the controlling device for Billerica, Massachusetts-based Insulet Corporation’s tubeless insulin pump devices, the two companies announced today. Insulet’s recently FDA-cleared Omnipod Dash...
By Laura Lovett October 26, 2018
Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that Amazon isn't involved in the development of the products. Instead, the latest product line was launched by Arcadia and will be exclusively sold on Amazon.  Amazon’s latest move into the healthcare arena will be focused on helping consumers manage their diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, according to an announcement from Arcadia...
By Laura Lovett October 16, 2018
Hospitals in Hawaii are now turning their attention to using blockchain technology to help aggregate data from EHRs across the state. Austin-based Timicoin, a blockchain-as-a-service company, has teamed up with First Vitals Health and Wellness to employ the technology in aggregating data from EHRs across the state of Hawaii, according to a statement.  The plan, currently just in a development...
By Dave Muoio October 15, 2018
Apple has partnered with Zimmer Biomet to enroll 10,000 US knee and hip replacement surgery patients in a new trial involving the Apple Watch and a specialized app called mymobility, CNBC reports. The app includes educational tools and videos that will assist patients throughout their surgery experience, while the watch will allow for activity and heart rate tracking that can be shared with the...