Connected Health

By  Dave Muoio 12:18 pm January 20, 2021
Israeli continuous remote patient-monitoring company Biobeat is taking its business beyond the hospital with the launch of a home-based version of its technology. The new offering comes in the form of a take-home kit consisting of a wireless photoplethysmography (PPG) vitals monitor, adhesives used to place the monitor on the patient's chest and an instruction manual. It also includes iOS and...
Garmin adds pregnancy tracking capabilities to smartwatches.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:20 am November 10, 2020
Fitness wearables-maker Garmin today announced new pregnancy-tracking features that can be added to its compatible smartwatches for expecting parents. With the newly released app in the Connect IQ store, expecting parents can track their pregnancy timeline, get updates on their baby’s size and movements, log their symptoms and mood, receive educational material on pregnancy health, and update...
Dr. Sumbul Desai, Apple's VP of Health, presents the new Apple Watch blood oxygenation sensor at an event in September.
By  Jonah Comstock 10:32 am October 30, 2020
When Apple announced its Series 6 Watch wearable last month, with new features, including VO2 Max and blood oxygenation sensors, the tech giant also announced three new clinical studies that would use the device. We expounded on one, an asthma study, in collaboration with Anthem, last month. But the other two, focused on heart failure and respiratory conditions like flu, respectively, have not...
Home healthcare professional and client discuss instructions on a pill bottle
By  Laura Lovett 01:49 pm October 19, 2020
Deloitte is adding a new home-monitoring and remote-care feature to its ConvergeHEALTH MyPath. The new tech, dubbed ConvergeHEALTH Hospital in Home, is focused on combining telemedicine and wearable tools.  It works by capturing data from remote-monitoring tools like wearables, enabling virtual care and linking both up on a dashboard that allows for integrated analytics tools. The tool is able to...

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:25 pm October 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how nearly every facet of life is conducted, especially when it comes to healthcare. More and more, the ways that people receive care are transforming to include new venues. Alex Gourlay, co-COO of Walgreens, today discussed the ways that Walgreens has and will remodel itself from a community pharmacy into a full-fledged healthcare destination. “Healthcare has...
By  Laura Lovett 01:56 pm September 21, 2020
Pharma giant Roche is adding a new remote-patient-monitoring tool to its Diabetes Care Platform. The new tool is specifically targeted towards patients who require more doctor-patient interactions. Through it, doctors and care team members can enroll their patients in the remote-monitoring program and then personalize the tool for each patient. Specifically, clinicians can control the length of...
By  Jonah Comstock 03:04 pm September 15, 2020
Apple announced today at a virtual event that its upcoming Series 6 Apple Watch will include a blood oxygenation sensor, a first for the Apple Watch (but not for the wearable space). As it did with the ECG, Apple is launching a set of partnered research studies using the new capabilities of the Watch. Additionally, WatchOS7 will use existing sensors to measure a lower range of VO2 Max values....
By  Laura Lovett 03:18 pm September 2, 2020
A new study jointly conducted by digital chronic care management tool Omada and Evidation Health found that patients using Omada’s diabetes management program reduced their A1c level and average of 0.8 over the course of the clinical research.  The study included a total of 195 participants with Type 2 diabetes who had an average baseline A1c of 8.93%. Researchers reported that those participants...
By  Mallory Hackett 12:52 pm August 27, 2020
In a partnership announced this week, IrisVision and Seva Foundation plan to develop new technology to treat vision impairment and prevent blindness in underserved regions of the globe. Seva has agreed to provide IrisVision with a $200,000 grant to create the technology. "This partnership with IrisVision will help Seva to continue delivering cutting-edge science and technology in eye health and...
By  Dave Muoio 02:26 pm August 26, 2020
Stasis Labs announced today that its mobile-connected remote patient monitoring platform for hospital and outpatient use has launched in the U.S. The Stasis system is made up of a smart device, traditional vital sign sensors, a bedside monitor and supporting cloud platform. Through mobile, tablet or desktop apps, care teams can monitor their patients' conditions, review trends and receive...