May 5, 2015
Mountain View, California-based Amiigo, which makes an activity tracker that raised $580,000 on Indiegogo in 2013, has teamed up with online patient community platform Alliance Health to launch a new study looking at the combined effect of wearables and peer support on heart failure patients.
“There are a lot of different questions we can begin to ask related to the value of a social networking...
May 4, 2015
Meridian Health subsidiary iMPak Health has teamed up with biomedical and healthcare technology group NetScientific to create a new digital health sales and marketing company called Triventis Health.
Triventis will market combined offerings from iMPak and Wanda Health, a subsidiary of NetScientific, relying on Wanda Health's offerings for data analytics andiIMPak's easy-to-use devices for remote...
April 15, 2015
Samsung S Health apps
Partners HealthCare has announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics to co-develop mobile health solutions. Initially, the Boston-based integrated health system will work with the electronics giant to create chronic condition management software.
Partners will launch a clinical trial of the new software in June. A press release from Partners indicates a focus on...
April 9, 2015
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions announced that its tablet-based program reduced the 30-day readmission rate for 130 congestive heart failure (CHF) patients at Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program by 53 percent.
Health Recovery Solutions looked at Penn Care at Home's data between July 2014 and February 2015. During this time, the readmission rate fell from 8 percent to 3.8...
April 8, 2015
Less than a month after announcing its deal with Cerner, health data company Validic has announced another EHR vendor customer, Westwood, Massachusetts-based Meditech. The deal will bring mobile health device integration to more than 2,400 Meditech customer institutions.
“Today's healthcare environment is value-based and outcome-driven, which means healthcare providers need to evaluate every...
April 7, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston will pilot iGetBetter's apps to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement. The pilot will target patients that have heart disease, specifically those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
“There is a great need for innovative approaches to relieve symptoms for patients with hypertrophic...
February 23, 2015
Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a "strategic alliance", called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to Reuters. As part of the announcement Cox...
February 19, 2015
iGetBetter, a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based company that aims to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement, has raised $1.1 million from undisclosed private investors.
The investors were a mix of private angels and members of the company's management team according to the company. This brings the company's total investment to $2.6 million...
February 11, 2015
The FDA approved its first fully remote clinical trial in 2012, but that attempt, by Pfizer and Exco InTouch, ended up folding and plans for a mulligan never came to fruition. Now Sanofi is backing another attempt at a fully remote trial, this time in Europe. Scotland-based eClinicalHealth will run the trial, called the VERKKO trial.
"This whole mechanism of doing studies in this manner is being...
February 9, 2015
New York City-based Force Therapeutics raised $1.7 million in a round that the company started September 2013, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to date to $2.2 million.
Existing investors include former OpenTable CEO Thomas Layton; former CEO of Revolution Health and TicketMaster, John Pleasants; and FiveW Capital Managing Member Randall Winn. The company raised...