December 19, 2017
Dr. Manish Naik recently examined a patient in his office who was reluctant to get a flu vaccine because of a history of egg allergy. Naik conducted a quick search through his medical reference app and reviewed study data with the patient on the safety of flu vaccination in patients with egg allergy.
After seeing the latest study data and guidelines, the patient agreed to get both the flu and...
July 25, 2017
Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will work with digital health startup The Right Place to help connect its post-discharge patients to the best skilled nursing facilities for them.
"Our goal is to help hospitals like BIDMC reduce the administrative burden of matching patients to the right place of care," Katherine Chambers, cofounder and CEO of The Right Place, said in a statement. "...
July 24, 2017
Figure 1, the Instagram-like social network for doctors to share medical images, and CrowdMed, a platform for crowdsourcing medical mysteries, have been compared to each other since they were both founded in 2012. But now the creators of the two platforms have decided the time is right to collaborate. CrowdMed launched a Figure 1 account recently with the dual goals of enticing some of the...
June 16, 2017
Earlier this week, Figure 1, a medical image-sharing network often referred to as an Instagram for doctors, raised $10 million in Series B funding. To some extent, that funding is going into ramping up the already impressive growth of the platform. But the company also has big plans to add some additional features: Fast Company reported on Figure 1’s AI plans this week, and CEO Gregory Levey told...
June 14, 2017
Clinical image and knowledge-sharing app Figure 1, which is sometimes described as an Instagram for doctors, has raised $10 million in funding in a round led by Kensington Capital Partners, with additional support from Samsung NEXT Ventures, John Hancock/Manulife Financial, Hedgewood, and WTI. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, and Version One Ventures also...
April 19, 2017
Ohio telemedicine regulations outline expectations for prescribing
After months of squabbling between legislators and the medical community, Ohio’s State Medical Board approved regulations to clarify standards of care for the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication. Under the newly-approved rules, clinicians can write prescriptions for non-controlled medications to a patient even without...
April 6, 2017
Boston Children's Hospital has rolled into phase two of its deployment of GetWellNetwork’s patient engagement and education platform, which is rooted in putting patients at the center of care by equipping them with digital tools and information to be an active participant in their treatment and condition management. By providing tools for both patients and staff, the GetWellNetwork platform is...
April 4, 2017
Pilot examines how an app could reduce substance abuse disorder relapse
MAP Health Management, which makes a remote monitoring and patient engagement platform focused on people with substance abuse disorder, has partnered with relapse reduction app WeConnect in a pilot to measure risk of relapse for people in MAP’s system. The WeConnect pilot will enroll 200 people who are currently using MAP...
February 1, 2017
Apple sees health as the future, the Apple Watch as the present. On Apple's Q1 conference call, CEO Tim Cook almost didn't mention the company's healthcare operations or aspirations at all. But in response to the final investor question, when asked whether future updates to the iPhone would be incremental, Cook alluded to health as one of the areas where the company sees substantive...
October 14, 2015
Toronto, Canada-based Figure 1, which offers a photo sharing app for doctors, raised $5 million in a round led by Union Square Ventures with participation from existing investors Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures. Allen and Company also contributed.
Figure 1 allows medical professionals to securely take and share photos with other users of the app. The offering can be used by doctors,...