In-Depth: Consumer genomics furthers healthcare foothold but privacy, resource concerns persist
In the last few years consumer genomics has grown in both its offerings and legitimacy. The industry that was once best known for telling clients if they were Italian or Hungarian is now securing its foothold within the healthcare space.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Teaming up with Harvard to Bring Health to Business
" Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health, " a free online course open to all aims to help business leaders understand how to prioritize health. It features leading faculty from Harvard's business, medical and public health schools. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Senior Office Administrator - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary: Up to £35,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 29/06/2018About Cochrane Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.The roleThis role is a va...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

conhIT Becomes DMEA - A New Name that Signals the Transition from an Industry Meeting Place to the Platform for Digital Healthcare
9 - 11 April 2019, Berlin, Germany. After 11 years conhIT - Connecting Healthcare IT, Europe's leading health IT event for decision-makers in the health industry, healthcare policymaking and science, is to receive a new name: DMEA. The new heading reflects a major evolution in the strategy and content of the conhIT trade fair and congress concept. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Benchling gets $14.5M to build collaboration tools for biotechs, pharmas
Benchling, which offers a software suite for improving collaboration and productivity among life sciences and biotech researchers, has raised $14.5 million in series B funding. Benchmark led the round, with additional participation by F-Prime Capital and returning investor Thrive Capital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Valencell's partnership with earphone manufacturer leads to $10.5M raise
Biometric sensor technology company Valencell announced this week that it has raised $10.5 million in Series E, bringing the company ’s total funding to $35 million. The new backing primarily comes as the result of a strategic investment by hearing instrument and specialty earphone company Sonion a/s, with additional participation from prior investors including TDF Ventures, GII LLC, and WSJ Joshua Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Digital brain biomarker startup raises $15M in Series B funding
Mindstrong Health, a company that uses phone activity to measure mental health and behavior, has just closed a $15 million Series B funding round.   This newest backing brings the startups total financing to $29 million, and will be used to scale the business and advance commercial deployments with partners in the healthcare industry. Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Berggruen Holdings, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Fore site Capital, Optum Ventures, and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Cochrane Epilepsy seeks PhD Student - Europe
In this PhD, Individual Participant Data will be collected from eligible RCTs of add-on treatment in patients with refractory epilepsy. Statistical issues for the analysis of these trials will be explored and a network meta-analysis undertaken using the most efficient and statistically reliable methods. It is anticipated that the characteristics of trials and their participants will have changed over time due to the changing global nature of epilepsy research, the widening population of available AEDs, and changes in the classification and management of epilepsy. Patients within, and across, trials will also differ in the ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FDA approves wearable device for opioid withdrawal symptom treatment device
DyAnsys, a medical device company specializing in the autonomic nervous system, announced this week that it has received FDA approval for a wearable auricular neurostimulation device designed to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, called Drug Relief, is now available to providers in the US, and is distributed in the EU by the DyAnsys ’ European branch. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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AbelsonTaylor Promotes IT Pro Amer Ghafari to Director of Information Technology
Chicago, June 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- To strengthen its overall information security posture and disaster recovery strategies, AbelsonTaylor, the world's largest independent medical advertising agency, has promoted Amer Ghafar... Personnel AbelsonTaylor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Studies lend credence to Click Therapeutics' digital therapeutic for depression
The past month has seen a succession of publications offering support for Click Therapeutics ’ digital offering for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical communication tool Medici rakes in $22.4M
Today medical communication startup Medici announced that it has raised $22.4 million from executives coming from Citadel, Dell, Publix, and Starwood Capital, and other unnamed investors. The Austin, Texas-based startup is aimed at enabling asynchronous text messaging between care providers and patients.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Philips Expands its Therapeutic Care Business with the Acquisition of Remote Diagnostic Technologies
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced that it has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), a UK-based leading innovator of advanced solutions for the pre-hospital market providing monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management. RDT's portfolio of comprehensive connected emergency care solutions will complement Philips' Therapeutic Care business and strengthen its leadership position in the EUR 1.4 billion resuscitation and emergency care market. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Cash incentives, wearable tracker increase steps for ischemic heart disease patients
A little bit of cash paired with a wearable activity tracker could be key in motivating people with ischemic heart disease to stay active. A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that participants who were given a $14 cash incentive to meet physical activity goals, that were tracked by a wearable, had significantly more steps than their counterparts who just had the device.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nashville health-IT firm gets new majority owners
Cardinal Health Inc. has sold a majority stake of Nashville-based NaviHealth to a private equity firm, saying it wants to rapidly accelerate the division's growth. Clayton, Dubilier& Rice, a New York City private equity firm, is taking a 55 percent stake, while Cardinal will own the remaining 45 percent, according to a news release. The dollar amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal said its after-tax proceeds would be $650 million. Cardinal said it retains… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Nashville health-IT firm gets new majority owners
Cardinal Health Inc. has sold a majority stake of Nashville-based NaviHealth to a private equity firm, saying it wants to rapidly accelerate the division's growth. Clayton, Dubilier& Rice, a New York City private equity firm, is taking a 55 percent stake, while Cardinal will own the remaining 45 percent, according to a news release. The dollar amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal said its after-tax proceeds would be $650 million. Cardinal said it retains… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Study: VA-sponsored telementoring improved survival rates for liver disease by 54 percent
Patients of doctors who participated in a Veteran Affairs-run telemedicine consultation program were 54 percent more likely to survive chronic liver disease than a matched cohort of patients of non-participating doctors, according to a new retrospective study from the University of Michigan. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Training Resources in Russian
Cochrane Trainingis pleased to announce that Cochrane Review production training materials are now available in Russian.The materials cover essential aspects of a Cochrane Review production based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The training materials, translated into Russian, consist of records of fourteen Cochrane standard training modules. These modules include subjects and topics required to guide a learner or evidence-user, new to Cochrane, through the steps of a Cochrane intervention Review production; starting from defining a review question to understanding and reporting biases, ana...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

SleepScore's new app monitors sleep quality using soundwaves
SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors best known for its contactless, bedside sleep quality measurement device — has launched a new offering that relies only on the user’s smartphone. The SleepScore App uses the phone’s speakers as a SONAR system by pro jecting inaudible soundwaves around the bedroom. Once these reflect off of the user’s sleeping body and are captured by the smartphone’s microphone, the app’s algorithms translate the readings into a one- to 100-point metric of sleep quality. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cardinal Health sells majority stake in bundled payment startup it acquired three years ago
Cardinal Health Inc. has sold to a private equity firm a majority stake in a health IT startup it acquired three years ago, saying it wants to rapidly accelerate the promising division's growth. The Nashville-based NaviHealth division had drawn praise from Cardinal CEO Mike Kaufmann for "strong demand and execution" in a March call with analysts. Its software helps hospitals save money by better tracking and coordinating care of patients after they're discharged and sets data-based "bundl ed payments"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Brain-machine interface startup Paradromics closes $7M seed funding round
Paradromics, a San Jose, California-based startup that is working to create streaming capabilities between the brain and computers, has just landed $7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Arkitekt Ventures and Synergy Ventures with participation from It-Farm, Dolby Ventures, Alpha Edison, Loup Ventures, and existing investor Fusion Fund.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Swedish telemedicine provider Kry announces $66M Series B funding
Stockholm, Sweden-based telemedicine app company Kry announced this week that it has raised $66 million (53 million euros) in Series B funding. The round was led by Index Ventures, and also included the company ’s existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. According to a statement, the company will use the new funding to grow its staff, with the eventual goals of deepening market penetration, expanding medical offerings, and moving into new geographic markets such as the UK and France. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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CMS relents, opens up smartphone-connected CGMs for reimbursement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reverse a longstanding unpopular position on reimbursement for smartphone-connected continuous glucose monitors, CMS announced yesterday. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

University of Tokyo's RCAST, Fujitsu, and Kowa Successfully Create Promising New Compounds to Fight Drug-Resistant Cancer
The University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Fujitsu Limited, and Kowa Company Ltd. today announced that using IT-based drug discovery technologies, which entails computer-based virtual design and evaluation, they have successfully created new small molecule compounds that can inhibit cancer-causing "target proteins," and that demonstrate promise against cancers that have shown resistance to existing drugs. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Lexmark Partners with NHS Shared Business Services in Managed Print Services
Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced a partnership with NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to enable the public sector to utilise Lexmark technology to support their aim of meeting paperless and digital targets, whilst delivering savings, efficiencies and improving patient care. The framework allows Lexmark to integrate hardware and software platforms to drive interoperability and 'paperlight' working environments within the Public Sector. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Survey: Hospitals' adoption of mobile strategies hits a snag
When healthcare communications firm Spok first began investigating the prevalence of mobile strategies in 2012, only a third of survey respondents reported that their organization had a formalized strategy in place. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Biogen launches new app, Aby, for patients with MS
Biogen has just launched a new app, called Aby, aimed at giving people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) accurate and reliable information about the condition and support. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WebMD acquires Jobson to bolster content for pharmacists, eye health practicioners
Internet Brands subsidiary WebMD, which also oversees the Medscape brand of physician-facing mobile and web-based educational content, has acquired  Jobson Healthcare Information, another healthcare content group, for an undisclosed amount. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mental health apps helpful but poor design, privacy concerns contribute to low engagement
A clinical review, published in Evidence Based Mental Health Month, suggests numerous issues, including poor app design and privacy concerns, have contributed to a low engagement rate for mental health apps. The article goes on to suggest that more patient engagement during the app design process and the creation of standards could help remedy these issues.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA clears MindMaze's gamified home-neurorehabilitation platform
Switzerland-based MindMaze announced today that it has received FDA clearance for the MindMotion Go, a gamified neurorehabilitation therapy platform for medium and light severity impairments able to be deployed in the patient ’s home. Using motion capture technology based on the Microsoft Kinect, the Go engages patients with a range of activities set in displayed 3D environments that promote motor and task functions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Project Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary:Competitive Location:London Application Closing Date: 06 July 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to support the Editorial and Methods Department (EMD), Cochrane Library Product Manager and other Central Executive Teams in delivering on high priority projects: by developing an agreed framework for project management and reporting, supporting colleagues to manage their projects efficiently and transparently, and to provide project management services to the highest priority EMD projects, including the implementation of the Cochrane Library roadmap.The Project Manager will lead on t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medidata acquires Shyft for $195M, establishes unified trial, commercialization data platform
Medidata, a New York City-based company that offers cloud storage and data analytics services for clinical trials, announced today that it has acquired Shyft Analytics, maker of a cloud data analytics platform specifically designed for the pharma and biotech industries. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Open Call MSCA-IF-2018: Individual Fellowships
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

A Field Research Network to Address Looming Grain Failures
Across the United States, record quantities of corn and soybeans have been harvested in recent years. However, according to a BioScience article (http://io.aibs.org/gst) by David Gustafson of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation and his colleagues, this trend may soon change. "By midcentury," the interdisciplinary team reports, "temperatures in Illinois will likely be closer to those of today's mid-South, and precipitation will range somewhere between that of today's East Texas and that of the Carolinas." Likewise, vapor-pressure deficits, which are a measure of the atmosphere's...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Digital health briefs: Easing pain with VR, digital assistants for runners, more Propeller funding
The latest digital health news briefs for June 11. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Glooko launches diabetes analytics platform
Glooko announced the launch of the new version of its Glooko Web Application platform this morning. The site aims to give users more resources with a streamlined navigation tool and an assortment of diabetes analytics, charts, and graphs.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A third patent filing shows blood pressure monitoring on Apple's radar
A patent application filed by Apple, for a (possibly Bluetooth-connected) wearable blood pressure monitor, became public last week and was brought to light by The Ver (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Biological tissue sensor startup Sensome rakes in $5.4M in funding
Paris-based Sensome, a company that makes sensors to identify biological tissues, just landed $5.4 million (4.6 euro) in a funding round led by Kurma Partners. The latest funding is expected to help the startup bring its smart stroke guidewire, the Clotild, to market.   “This financing round will enable us to bring Clotild through clinical testing and to the European market, and to explore the next applications of our technology,” Franz Bozsak, CEO and cofounder of Sensome, said in a statement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fitbit Ace, a fitness wearable for kids, goes on sale for $99.95
Fitbit has officially launched the Fitbit Ace, the company's first activity tracker designed for children, specifically kids ages 8 and older. The band was first announced in March. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Australian guideline developers join forces to advance Living Evidence
This news item was orginally posted on Cochrane Australia website.A new report published heralds an exciting development for evidence-based health care in Australia, with the promise of near real-time incorporation of research into evidence-based guideline recommendations now a step closer to reality. TheLiving Evidence for Australian Health Care report details the outcomes of forum hosted byCochrane Australia last month  which brought together leading experts in evidence synthesis and guideline development across several of Australia’s most pressing chronic diseases to explore ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Roche launches CoaguChek Vantus to monitor coagulation levels wirelessly
As Pharma giant Roche continues its dive into the digital health realm, it is releasing a new self-testing device for INR or blood coagulation levels, that can wirelessly connect to a smartphone app. The CoaguChek Vantus system, which is designed for Warfarin patients to monitor their coagulation levels, includes built in Bluetooth technology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Cochrane seeks Editor, COI Revision Project - Flexible location
Specifications:  1.0 FTE, Fixed Term (9 months)Salary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 29/6/18Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high qu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prevalence of sport injuries and associated factors in one of the educational centers of Rasht - Masouleh SR, Mohtasham-Amiri Z, Monfared A, Yousefzadeh-Chabok S, Ettehad H, Kouchakinejad-Eramsadat L.
Background and Objectives: Sport is an important issue in matter of health. It can increase the risk of injury, which in turn causes economic, physical and psychological burden. Due to adverse effects of sports injuries on life, it is of great importance t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers Assists Swiss Post with eHealth Solution for Electronic Health Records
To expand its portfolio in the area of eHealth, Swiss Post will make use of the Siemens Healthineers eHealth Solutions(1) in the future. The eHealth solution offered by Swiss Post, which includes the electronic patient record, will provide secure networking between patients and players in the healthcare industry. Working in partnership with Siemens Healthineers will enable Swiss Post to provide new eHealth services for its customers. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Business and Industry Source Type: news

Flatiron, Verily, GNS VPs talk importance of collaboration between tech, life science
The road to digital innovation in the pharma and healthcare space is going to take players across industries — from tech developers and engineers to researchers and clinicians, according to a panel of digital-focused VPs speaking at BIO 2018 in Boston.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rising use of consumer devices in clinical trials has pharma hungry for data standards
Pharma companies are increasingly embracing the use of wearables and other connected devices to streamline and improve data collection in clinical trials. But for all the advantages these devices might have, there also challenges — especially when it comes to data standardization. This week at BIO 2018, Dr. Daniel Karlin, Pfizer’s head of clinical, informatics, regulatory strategy, digital medicine, and the Pfizer Innovation Research Lab, led a panel discussion delving into the many aspects of the thorny problem. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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At BIO 2018, digital technologies in pharma are gaining steam
Digital technologies are cementing their place across healthcare, and the pharmaceutical sector is no exception. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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ECHAlliance International Projects Lead
Location: Home Based Job Type: Part-Time Employer: ECHAlliance In order to support its international development and to provide continued support to the Digital Health Society, ECHAlliance will appoint a new team member, as "International Projects Lead" within the Strategy and Innovation team. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Novartis VP: Digital therapeutics, like pills, are just another kind of treatment
A drug no longer needs to be a tangible object, according to panelist at the BIO 2018 convention in Boston. The way the pharma industry looks at medication is evolving and may be including new tech-focused treatments, such as digital therapeutics. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NHS trust taps Healthy.io for home urine testing and more digital health deals
The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has tapped Healthy.io for a new program that will allow kidney patients to take home urine tests, using their smartphone cameras and digital testing kits. The test results will then be automatically electronically delivered to physicians. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news