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By Brian Dolan June 24, 2014
On Friday the FDA issued a draft guidance document that revealed the agency intends to further deregulate medical device data systems (MDDS) and some medical image transfer systems. The FDA wrote that these types of devices are so low risk that they won't be regulating them at all. Examples of health software platforms that have class 1 medical device clearance as an MDDS includes Validic's...
By Jonah Comstock June 2, 2014
At the American Diabetes Association meeting next month, diabetes management software company Glooko and the Joslin Diabetes Center will launch HypoMap, a new patient-facing platform to help increase patients' awareness of hypoglycemic events. Hypoglycemic events are low blood sugar events associated with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Warning signs like sweatiness, shakiness, and weakness are...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2014
Last week South Korea's health regulatory agency, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), announced that it would review the latest version of Samsung's Galaxy phone -- the S5 -- to determine whether the device, which includes a built-in heart rate sensor -- should be regulated as a medical device. According to a local media report from Yonhap, the agency defines medical devices in a similar...
By Jonah Comstock February 20, 2014
Glooko has launched a new tool for its clinical partners, including the Scripps Health Whittier Diabetes Institute and the Joslin Diabetes Center. The Glooko Population Health Tracker is being announced next week at HIMSS in Orlando, but clinics and health plans have already begun using it. Palo Alto, California-based Glooko makes a MeterSync cable that connects Glooko's diabetes management app...
By Jonah Comstock February 5, 2014
The promise of Google's glucose-sensing contact lens is non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring: that rather than having to prick themselves with lancets several times a day, the nation's 26 million people with diabetes could take their readings on their phone via passively collected tears. If that sounds too good to be true to you, you're not alone. A number of voices in the diabetes care...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2014
Glooko, maker of diabetes management software and glucometer connector cables, is teaming up with the Joslin Diabetes Center to co-develop a "virtual Joslin" remote diabetes management platform to be offered to patients via private or government payors. "Right now patients with diabetes -- or members of health plans with diabetes -- cost the healthcare system anywhere from $7,000 a year to $21,...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2014
Glooko has raised $7 million from Samsung Ventures and Lifeforce Ventures, as well as existing investors including The Social + Capital Partnership, Sundeep Madra and Yogen Dalal. This is Glooko's third funding raise and its largest to date; it brings the company's total funding to $11.5 million, including a $1 million seed round and a $3.5 million round last year. The company says it will use...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2013
Diabetes tracking company Glooko, which offers a cloud-based logbook app and a cable that connects the iPhone to commercially available blood glucose monitors, has launched -- and received FDA 510(k) clearance for -- a new app and cable for Android phones. Glooko's new app will connect to the same cloud-based web dashboard as the company's iPhone app. That platform was FDA cleared in May and...
By Brian Dolan June 11, 2013
Starting next month Medicare patients with diabetes who receive their diabetes testing supplies via mail order may or may not notice any changes, but after negotiating prices down, CMS is set to start paying the mail order diabetes supply companies about 20 cents per strip beginning July 1. Glooko CEO Rick Altinger told MobiHealthNews in an interview this week that the change is actually welcome...
By Brian Dolan May 8, 2013
Last month the US Food and Drug Administration gave three medical devices 510(k) Class II clearances that aim to help people with diabetes better manage their condition via glucose meters that connect to apps on smartphones and tablet devices. Palo Alto, California-based Glooko received its second 510(k) clearance for glucose monitoring logbook app and cable that connects various off-the-shelf...