September 12, 2018
Well, we finally know what cardiac project Apple was talking with the FDA about two years ago. Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams announced today at Apple's special event in Cupertino that the company has received FDA clearance for both an atrial fibrillation-detecting algorithm and an ECG that will be built into the company's Series 4 Apple Watch, due to start shipping September 21. ...
September 11, 2018
InfoBionic, a Lowell, Massachusetts-based remote patient monitoring company, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. Eagle Investments, Excel Venture Management, Safeguard Scientifics, Zaffre Investments (a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts), and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas all contributed to the round. This round brings the company's total funding up to at...
June 19, 2018
Ambient Clinical Analytics, a remote patient monitoring company that spun off from Mayo Clinic in 2013, has raised $1.5 million in a round led by Noaber Ventures, the impact investment arm of Noaber Foundation and the company’s first European investor. Existing investors Social Capital, Bluestem Capital, and Mayo Clinic also contributed to the round.
“The company is making great progress, and...
April 19, 2018
A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a better predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality than just monitoring blood pressure in the clinic.
While the results may not be surprising, they are important validation for the growing field of remote patient monitoring, which generally holds that monitoring...
March 12, 2018
A new study, sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, applied wearable biosensors to post-acute heart failure patients and deployed FDA-cleared analytics from vendor physIQ to detect vital sign anomalies.
It demonstrated promising predictive power for artificial intelligence-based analytics in terms of sensitivity, specificity and early warning lead time – suggesting the potential to...
February 19, 2018
A new elastic electrode sensor paired with a wireless communication module can noninvasively monitor a patient’s biometric data and send it to a doctor via the cloud. The technology also allows for the monitoring to be displayed on the patient’s body — for example, electrocardiogram waves can visually appear on the transparent wearable in real-time.
It may sound — and look — like something...
January 26, 2018
Last week, we published part 1 of our digital health trends and predictions piece, covering big picture trends like vertical integration and healthcare consumerization, as well as some of the buzzy tech trends of voice, AI, and blockchain.
This week, with the help of a range of expert stakeholders, we’re zooming in on four specific areas in digital health to look at what we can expect in the year...
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...
January 16, 2018
Remote patient monitoring is one of the hot topics in digital health and has grown increasingly popular in the last decade. But a recent data analysis questions whether or not remote patient monitor is effective in improving clinical outcomes.
A meta analysis published in the inaugural issue of Nature's Digital Medicine found that remote patient monitoring had no statistically significant impact...
November 7, 2017
Monitoring sleep disorders while traveling just became easier this week after the San Diego based company, ResMed announced that the AirMini, a miniature CPAP device, will now to be able to connect to the AirView, a remote patient monitoring platform. The new feature allows clinicians to remotely monitor patients’ nightly data, verify adherence and find therapy issues, according to the press...