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Samsung, VA, LIVMOR team up
By  Laura Lovett 09:30 am April 20, 2021
The VA tapped tech giant Samsung and health tech company LIVMOR for a remote patient monitoring initiative focused on the cardiology space. The program, which began in April 2020, was designed to help gather patient data via digital tools, including smartwatches, tablets and phones, as well as help clinicians coordinate and plan care.   "For me, this program has revolutionized the way that we...
By  Dave Muoio 02:59 pm August 19, 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts-based virtual diabetes care company Podimetrics has added yet another $8 million to its Series B-2 funding, bringing the round's closing total to $24.6 million, the startup told MobiHealthNews. Polaris Partners, Rock Health, Norwich Ventures and Scientific Health Development, all of which had previously backed the company, contributed. Additionally, Podimetrics announced...
By  Dave Muoio 03:23 pm December 16, 2019
Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics has bumped its $13.4 million Series B funding round up to $16.55 thanks to a new investment from Polaris Partners. The company, which makes a connected platform for diabetic foot ulcer detection, also announced the addition of five new names to advisory board: Dr. Kenneth Kizer, former Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health; Dr. Ronald Geraty, a...
By  Dave Muoio 11:50 am November 20, 2019
The US Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a regional rollout that it will make a connected device for diabetic foot ulcer detection available to veterans across the country as of December 1. The platform, developed by Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics, is already being used at 15 of the department’s medical centers, and according to the VA will also be included in an...
By  Jonah Comstock 09:22 am November 6, 2019
Ten months after announcing plans, and just shy of a year after those plans originally leaked, Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs have completed the rollout of Apple Health Records to any iOS users among the more than 9 million veterans in the US and surrounding territories. “We have delivered veterans an innovative new way to easily and securely access their health information,” VA...
By  Dave Muoio 12:35 pm June 5, 2019
Department of Veteran Affairs clinics that offered HIV patients telehealth programs found modest improvements in population-level viral suppression despite a low utilization rate of roughly one in eight patients, according to a study published last month in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. “Our findings describe the impact of HIV telehealth programs implemented as quality improvement programs in...
By  Dave Muoio 11:34 am April 30, 2019
Thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, military personnel with mobility and manual dexterity limitations will have a new way to participate in video game-based rehabilitation therapies. According to a blog post published this morning, Microsoft will be donating its Xbox Adaptive Controller — a modular hub that connects third-party switches,...
By  Dave Muoio 12:22 pm February 11, 2019
Apple Health Records, a feature that lets users upload their health records from participating health systems onto their phone, is officially coming to US veterans courtesy of a Department of Veterans Affairs partnership announced by Apple this morning in a blog post. Soon, veterans receiving their care through the government organization will have access to a portable aggregated record of their...
T-Mobile
By  Jonah Comstock 02:42 pm December 10, 2018
As part of a larger Department of Defense contract, wireless carrier T-Mobile will be providing 70,000 lines of wireless service to the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase the availability of telehealth services to veterans, the company announced today. “Deploying this type of service across all of our locations not only connects VHA staff with the people and data they need, it makes them...
By  Laura Lovett 04:15 pm December 6, 2018
This morning medical communications company Spok announced that it inked a deal with Standard Communications to expand its Spok Care Connect messaging service to more VA healthcare systems.  Spok's system specifically ensures secure messaging within the hospital system. It allows providers to send secure text messages, set preferences and encrypt paging. It can also assist in physician and nurse...