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 (Left to right) Nathan Treloar, Sarah Lindenauer and Matteo Lai at the MassBio panel in Cambridge, MA. 

By Laura Lovett 03:11 pm May 22, 2019
Virtual assistants and wearable technologies are starting to catch the pharma world’s attention. The industry is exploring how the new tools can be used in research, clinical trials and inpatient settings. However, obstacles including privacy compliance and data standards are still questions that the industry is grappling with, according to panelists at the MassBio forum on Using Clinical Data...
By Jonah Comstock 03:04 pm March 4, 2019
Blood-testing startup gets $27.8 million. Sight Diagnostics — an Israeli digital health company that offers small, fast, point-of-care complete blood count tests requiring only a fingerprick — has raised $27.8 million in Series C funding, including a $10 million strategic investment from consumer digital health fund Longliv Ventures. Other investors included Jack Nicklaus II, Steven Esrick and...

Partners HealthCare VP of Connected Health Joseph Kvedar interviews Aetna EVP and CMO Harold Paz. (Photo by Christopher Huang)

By Dave Muoio 04:38 pm October 19, 2018
Connected Health Conference has drawn to a close, and there was no shortage of launches, deals and insights from healthcare and technology companies big and small. As such, MobiHealthNews has compiled a collection of odds and ends we heard during this year’s three-day show. Aetna's mobile strategy learns from its past Aetna looked to be ahead of the game when it acquired Healthagen, maker of the...
By Dave Muoio 01:18 pm May 31, 2018
Harvard Pilgrim announced today that it will be implementing Wellframe’s mobile-enabled care management product for its members. With the service, nurse managers will be able to more easily communicate with members through their smartphones, thereby enabling real-time interventions and improved engagement. “We’re very excited to expand the way we offer our services to our members to give them...
By HIMSS TV 03:30 pm May 9, 2018
Ben Schilens, chief revenue officer at Orbita, and Jonah Comstock, editor of MobiHealthNews, discuss the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement by tying voice to their applications.  
By Jonah Comstock 04:53 pm March 9, 2018
MobiHealthNews spent the last week at the HIMSS18 annual global conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see all our HIMSS coverage on our website, but we don't always have time to write all the news from the show. Read on for some additional comments, case studies, and launches from the show. Jonathan Bush says digital can save hospitals from becoming Blockbusters Well-established health...
By Laura Lovett 02:04 pm March 1, 2018
Qualcomm Life announced an exclusive licensing agreement with AlertWatch, creator of an FDA-cleared intelligence care software that assists in the care of patients in the operating room. The deal will give Qualcomm Life the exclusive rights to sell AlertWatch, which the company plans to showcase at HIMSS 2018.  “At AlertWatch, we believe that integrating multiple streams of data into a live,...
By Dave Muoio 11:55 am February 26, 2018
Pillo Health has announced a deal with AI and voice assistant company Orbita to power the former’s in-home medication adherence robot. The partnership will allow the Pillo platform, set to debut at HIMSS 2018, to better assist users with complex therapy regimens and encourage adherence. “Combining voice-first technology with algorithms and architecture dedicated to healthcare is critical to...
By Jonah Comstock 05:13 pm November 1, 2017
While its easy to think of voice apps as just another platform to develop apps for, voice interfaces offer a whole new way of interacting with consumers and present their own host of design challenges. At the Connected Health Conference in Boston last week, three healthcare developers talked about their experience developing voice apps in healthcare, and where they think the technology is going...
By Heather Mack 04:58 pm June 22, 2017
As virtual private assistants like Amazon’s Alexa become smarter, more popular and more useful, why not give it them tools to recognize emotions? That seems to be the thinking behind Israel-based Beyond Verbal, which makes voice recognition software to analyze human emotion and health indicators, releasing a cloud-based API engine to integrate with virtual private assistants (VPAs). The intention...