Digital Health

By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm September 4, 2020
Connected-care-device and services company VivaLNK has partnered with healthcare engineering and tech firm Mazzetti to supply pop-up hospitals, clinics and senior centers with patient monitoring tools. These include VivaLNK's wearable vitals sensors and a connected provider platform, which the companies say will help reduce unnecessary disease exposures within these settings. “As the pandemic...
By MobiHealthNews 02:59 pm September 3, 2020
From my family to your doctor. Today marked the broad launch of FamHis, a white-label mobile platform for helping clinicians gather and reference a patient's family history. Comprised of a free patient app and a provider portal, users and their families store and share their health records securely. Meanwhile, clinicians reviewing the data will receive an auto-generated pedigree and notifications...
By Dave Muoio 02:08 pm September 3, 2020
New data published in JAMA Cardiology suggests that the Apple Watch's ECG tool could not only be used to record multi-lead ECG, but also to spot ST-segment changes among patients with acute coronary syndromes. The independent study was conducted by researchers from Italy's Magna Graecia University, and enrolled 100 participants who had myocardial infarction or were healthy. And although taking...
By Laura Lovett 01:27 pm September 3, 2020
It’s no secret that a global pandemic dialed up digital adoption. But a new study out of Accenture points out that prior to the lockdown consumer adoption of these tools had slowed, and warns that players in the digital health space must be cognizant of consumer concerns.  “While digital healthcare has accelerated, we found that the themes of our 2020 research still ring true: Consumers are...
By Sara Mageit 04:16 am September 3, 2020
Navigating the obstacles of reproductive health life stages can be a challenging journey for many women that is often shrouded in taboo. Femtech has played its part in bringing women's health into the mainstream since it was coined by Ida Tin, founder of menstruation app Clue. Female coders, makers and engineers have played a significant role in designing health apps that provide a more tailored...
By Mallory Hackett 12:15 pm September 1, 2020
OhanaHealth, a health tech job placement company, today announced its new platform OhanaConnect to connect candidates with companies. The service works specifically to match students and recent graduates with internships and full-time jobs in the health tech industry. “Healthcare is relevant to every person on the planet and frankly, it’s one of the most important opportunities of our lifetime,”...
By Dave Muoio 03:04 pm August 31, 2020
Hogwash, or a brain activity breakthrough? Friday evening came with a long-awaited look at the work of Neuralink, Elon Musk's ambitious brain-computer interface implant startup. In the streamed progress update, Musk ran down a PowerPoint overview of the technology's capabilities, which he likened to "a Fitbit in your skull." The coin-shaped implant will read and wirelessly transmit brain signals...
By Laura Lovett 01:46 pm August 28, 2020
Women’s health startups are starting to garner a lot of attention. However, a new report out of PitchBook found that the industry is still struggling to catch the attention of VCs, and has produced few exits. “Only six femtech exits were completed in 2019; however, this still represents a 64% increase in exit value compared to 2018. The largest exits in recent years include Progyny’s (NASDAQ:...
By Mallory Hackett 12:40 pm August 28, 2020
Following a study looking into how adults living with Type 2 diabetes use technology to self-monitor lifestyle and health behaviors, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that technology-assisted self-monitoring was safe and effective in generating positive health outcomes. The researchers noted several limitations to the study, but say the findings...
By Laura Lovett 02:34 pm August 27, 2020
New research has emerged that a digital mental health program may help patients decrease anxiety and depression.  The study, published yesterday morning in JMIR, gave patients with moderate to severe depression the Vida Health app, which used cognitive behavioral therapy and one-on-one therapist counseling. Scientists saw the rates of anxiety and depression decrease during the program and stay...