Connected Health

By Dave Muoio 01:11 pm July 1, 2020
Computer hardware and technology company Lenovo today signaled its growing interest in digital health – or more specifically, in device-driven remote health monitoring. In partnership with Tampa, Florida-based health software maker Vianova Health the Chinese company announced its Lenovo Virtual Care offering. Marketed to provider organizations, the multipart product is composed of Lenovo's...
By Jonah Comstock 06:01 pm June 22, 2020
In addition to the features announced today at the WWDC opening keynote, Apple has also made some additional updates to health-tracking features in iOS14 and Watch OS7. The company unveiled the features — related to hearing health and functional capacity — in a press release today. The first feature is an update to the Noise app, originally launched in Watch OS6. Based on World Health...
By Mallory Hackett 09:54 am June 9, 2020
A new study published in US Endocrinology found Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system, the FreeStyle Libre, demonstrated significant cost savings for diabetic care compared to traditional fingerstick testing.  Abbott’s system uses flash continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) through a sensor placed to the back of the upper arm, and lasts for up to 14 days. The device automatically collects...
By Dave Muoio 03:09 pm May 7, 2020
A number of digital health companies have seen their businesses grow amid the COVID-19 crisis, and so far Livongo Health appears to be no exception. The company announced strong quarterly results headlined by revenue growth and a record number of client launches. Taking new agreements and the prospect of continued demand for virtual services into account, the company said that it has raised its...
By Laura Lovett 04:12 pm April 30, 2020
Welcome to the USA. Swedish telehealth platform Kry is moving across the Atlantic and launching its services in the U.S., according to CNBC. It will be offering LIVI, its digital doctor consultation service that lets patients request a visit via the app. Patients can access a doctor for physical conditions and behavioral health.  In January the startup scored €140 million ($155 million) Series C...
By Dave Muoio 01:28 pm April 29, 2020
The shift toward "aging in place" has been fueled by a range of health monitoring technologies – fall-detection pendants, emergency alert systems, fingertip blood pressure monitors, ECG patches and so on. But the senior population has needs and preferences unique from the general population, creating a home health monitoring challenge that can't simply be solved by sending them home with clinical...
By Laura Lovett 03:10 pm April 28, 2020
This morning behemoth lab test company Quest Diagnostics announced that it will be offering a “consumer initiated” COVID-19 antibody test for $119.  Dubbed Quest Direct, the service will let consumers request the antibody test through an online platform. Once the request is initiated it is sent to a licensed physician, who greenlights the testing order. Patients can then go to a Quest service...
By Tammy Lovell 01:12 pm April 17, 2020
Public Health England (PHE) has adopted a new workforce management system to support their operation as they rapidly scale up their teams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff-management firm Deputy’s app-based technology aims to relieve managers of the scheduling and administration burden of managing healthcare workers. It quickly generates rotas based on staff availability, qualifications...
By Jonah Comstock 08:40 am April 9, 2020
  Even before the current crisis, connected technology and the Internet of Health Things were growing in prominence and adoption. Now, spurred on by people’s efforts to stay at home as much as possible, this technology is even more important. But as health information and health data move into the homes and into consumers’ personal devices, concerns about privacy and security are giving pause...