Mayo Clinic

By Jack McCarthy November 3, 2016
Electronic health record vendor drchrono released a new version of its software for larger medical practices and provider groups. The company also said it has built the RCM Pro service to optimize workflow of coders, billers and billing managers. The updated EHR platform is targeted for larger medical practices that need to retire legacy EMR systems and upgrade to cloud-based technology, real-...
By Heather Mack October 28, 2016
San Jose-based Vocera Communications, which offers communications services for hospitals and health systems, has acquired fellow clinical communications company Extension Healthcare for $55 million in an all-cash transaction.The acquisition combines the complementary technology of both companies, creating a mobile communication and collaboration platform within a single system from a single...
By Heather Mack October 28, 2016
Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes an FDA-cleared mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) device and companion app collectively called Kardia Mobile, has released new features that make it easier to integrate weight, activity, and blood pressure readings via Apple Health or Google Fit. The added features built on Kardia Mobile’s existing monitoring capabilities for atrial fibrillation,...
By Heather Mack July 27, 2016
Geoff Clapp, founder of now-defunct consumer health startup Better, delivered a long-awaited post-mortem on the Tech Tonic podcast with Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz. Better, which launched in 2013 with backing by the Mayo Clinic and The Social+Capital fund, shut down last year. Clapp wrote last year that he planned to publish a post-mortem on Better’s efforts shortly after its closure, but...
By Bernie Monegain June 22, 2016
Google, the world's most used search engine, is partnering with two of the world's leading health organizations to take the confusion out of symptom searching. "We worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve...
By Jonah Comstock April 18, 2016
Last week, the Obama administration invited teens from around the country who had won various prestigious science contests to present their work at the sixth White House Science Fair, the final such gathering of President Obama's administration. Health tech had a significant presence at the conference, with at least 10 health-related projects including three app or connected device projects. "...
By Aditi Pai March 24, 2016
Cardiac rehabilitation patients who used a health app lost more weight following a heart attack than those who went through cardiac rehabilitation without one, according to a small Mayo Clinic study that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago next week. The Mayo Clinic recruited 80 adults who were, on average, 68 years old and had acute...
By Aditi Pai October 21, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has announced that it is partnering with Techstars to launch a digital health-focused accelerator in Los Angeles. The accelerator program aims to work with companies that are developing hardware or software offerings that help patients manage and improve their health or help healthcare professionals improve care delivery. “Cedars-Sinai’s longstanding focus on innovation, quality, and...
By Jonah Comstock August 12, 2015
Example of a connected blood pressure device from iHealth. If 45 percent of patients with hypertension are already measuring blood pressure at home, and an increasing number of patients now have access to communication with their doctors via a secure patient portal, does it make sense for patients to be reporting their blood pressure numbers via the portal? This is the question the Mayo Clinic...
By Jonah Comstock July 15, 2015
NovioSense's glucose sensor. A new joint venture made up of two American and two European companies will aim to use near-field communication (NFC) technology to create new options for diabetes management. The Mayo Clinic and Washington, DC-based medical technology company Gentag will form the American half of the venture, while Dutch medical technology company NovioSense and German R&D...