Connected Health

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...
By Laura Lovett 01:58 pm August 10, 2020
The dental care space is now merging with voice technology in a new partnership between dental giant Oral-B and Amazon Alexa. The pair are collaborating on a voice-integrated toothbrush system that gives users tips on their brushing habits.  The joint system includes an Oral-B electric toothbrush, an Alexa built-in smart charger base, an Oral-B brush head and a Quick-Start guide. Users can tap...

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By Dean Koh 01:37 am July 30, 2020
Japan-headquartered SOMPO Himawari Life Insurance Inc., recently announced a business partnership with Swiss-based digital health tech company dacadoo to launch its health engagement app called Linkx score. The Japanese life insurance company said “it is transforming itself into a health support company with the aim of motivating customers to lead a healthier lifestyle and support their health...
By Mallory Hackett 02:36 pm July 27, 2020
Anthem has released its COVID-19-tracking and predictive digital platform, C19 Explorer, in partnership with CloudMedx. The tool has five data categories: public health, hospital, economy, social and preventative. Users can view information on a national, state, county and city level with data on cases, deaths, unemployment, food insecurity and testing. C19 Explorer also includes future hot spot...
By Dave Muoio 02:48 pm July 13, 2020
UnitedHealth Group announced plans this morning to distribute a device-driven diabetes management model to 230,000 employer-sponsored members with Type 2 diabetes at no additional cost. The pilot program, called Level2 by UnitedHealthcare, provides members with a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that connects to their smartphone, a Fitbit activity tracker, personalized coaching and...
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...