January 30, 2020
This week in M&A. Imprivata, a tech company providing identity and authentication tools designed specifically for healthcare, has acquired GroundControl Solutions, inc., which is known for its automated enterprise mobile device management software. Imprivata anticipates that the purchase of this new tech will augment its platform with new capabilities for large and small healthcare...
November 14, 2018
Computer vision has great promise for helping to democratize fields like wound care, dermatology and more. However, as companies explore this potential, they’re also discovering a number of challenges to overcome.
The data problem
“Getting the data is really the biggest challenge, not the AI,” Karen Panetta, IEEE fellow and dean of graduate engineering at Tufts University who studies AI use cases...
October 4, 2018
Editor's note: A previous version of this article said that the Aysa app would be sold with a $1.99 annual subscription. This has been corrected to $9.99.
Clinical decision support tool maker VisualDx officially launched Aysa, its first consumer-facing app, last month at Health 2.0 in San Francisco. The app allows users to upload pictures of skin lesions or rashes, enter some additional...
August 22, 2018
Smartphone and computer cameras have opened up new possibilities for dermatology: there is now a whole field dedicated to the world of teledermatology, and a plethora of companies sprouting up for both physician and patient-facing dermatology apps and platforms.
But despite early promise, not all of these looking to strike it big in the smartphone dermatology market stuck around for the long haul...
August 16, 2018
Google rumored to be working on wearable coach. Sourcing an anonymous tip, Android Police is reporting that Google is working on a wearable health and fitness coach called "Google Coach". Internally referred to as Project Wooden, it will be an app for Wear OS, the operating system that powers Google Smartwatches and will expand the devices' existing monitoring capabilities to also include data-...
August 13, 2018
The astronauts currently on the International Space Station rely on telemedicine for everything from coughs to bruises. But as Dr. Shannan Moynihan, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine at the NASA Johnson Space Center, said in a presentation at HIMSS18, telemedicine has its limits for caring for astronauts.
“As we get further away from our home here on earth, we’re talking about an...
April 24, 2018
Today, remote clinical trial company Science 37 and diagnostic clinical decision support system maker VisualDx have announced an effort to jointly engage patients and clinicians in their respective networks. The partnership will give VisualDx users access to Science 37’s clinical trial research platform, while those within Science 37’s network will be able to view VisualDx’s skin health medical...
September 8, 2016
AliveCor which makes an mobile electrocardiogram device, will integrate data from Omron Healthcare's Bluetooth blood pressure devices into its ECG Kardia Mobile application. The clinically validated, direct-to-consumer app ECG and blood pressure monitor will patients with a more complete view of their heart health, improve proactive monitoring and create a new standard of care for people at risk...
August 18, 2010
Atlantic General Hospital in Maryland is now offering free apps for Android, iPhone and Blackberry users that provide the most-up-to-date information about Atlantic General Hospital’s outpatient services: wait times for the ER, walk-in lab work and X-ray services. The hospital claims to be the first in the state offer a wait times app. Ocean City Today
Medtronic's Lenny the Carb Counting Lion...