March 1, 2018
At HIMSS18, Philips plans to announce several new additions to its line of connected care products. A new management system called FocusPoint will help give hospitals more visibility into the performance of their patient monitoring technology.
Philips also plans to introduce the next generation of its HealthSuite collection of digital health tools, which will include analytics and artificial...
January 24, 2018
Remote patient monitoring company LindaCare announced on Friday that they landed $8.6 million (€7 million) in Series B funding with participation by Philips, PMV, Capricorn ICT Arkiv, and Connecticut Innovations.
“This investment is a significant step for us, as it enables LindaCare to execute faster on our ambitious vision and strategy, and to take a leading market position across both Europe...
December 11, 2017
Royal Philips has acquired VitalHealth for its cloud-based population health management technology.
Founded in 2006 by Mayo Clinic and the Netherlands-based Noaber Foundation, VitalHealth develops tools — for outcome measurement, patient engagement, care coordination and analytics — to help manage chronic disease. Its products are deployed at more 100 healthcare networks in the US and abroad....
October 4, 2017
With just nine acquisitions, the third quarter of 2017 didn't set a record for number of digital health acquisitions — Q1 and Q2 of this year came in at 12 apiece. But it did feature some very high-profile deals, including the acquisition of digital health pioneer WebMD, a rare acquisition from Alphabet, and big deals in spaces from diabetes management to caregiving to health insurance.
August 15, 2017
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, a 247-bed medical center, has deployed Vocera’s hospital communications system, which allows doctors and nurses to communicate via secure texting on Vocera’s HIPAA-compliant mobile app.
“We wanted a single solution that solved several of our communication needs– not just one or two of them. So, it made sense to look at Vocera,” Dr. John Heaton, SVP and chief...
July 31, 2017
Over the last month, several digital health companies have wound their way through the FDA clearance process. Although the details on some of these clearances are still emerging, the following is a snapshot of some of what the agency has been up to.
Dictum Health's telemedicine platform
Dictum Health, which makes an end-to-end telehealth platform, receieved clearance to add spirometry to the...
July 5, 2017
In another move to solidify its’ presence in consumer digital health, Royal Philips has acquired London-based Health & Parenting Ltd, a developer of healthcare and family-focused mobile apps. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition will serve to bolster Philips’ uGrow digital parenting platform, which features a pregnancy and infant-tracking app that connects with a range of...
April 25, 2017
The most visible and utilized telemedicine tools available today are mainly geared toward primary care, but there is a growing emergence of specialty and high-touch medicine delivered through telemedicine technology. Case in point, Royal Philips debuted its enterprise-level telemedicine software designed for use in intensive care units at the American Telemedicine Conference in Orlando.
February 7, 2017
Singapore-based health technology startup CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by B Capital Group and EDBI. Additional funding came from Philips and RGAx, a subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America.
CXA was founded in 2013, and the company says its benefits and wellness marketplace platform is...
January 31, 2017
Care coordination platform provider PatientPing is now working with New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health, marking the seventh state where PatientPing’s services are offered. The company’s product is a clinical event notification platform that sends real-time messages (“Pings”) to providers whenever their patients are admitted, transferred to or discharged to or from a facility. The goal is to...