Nvidia launches AI toolkit for radiologists Clara AI
The toolkit will include 13 classification and segmentation AIs and software tools, designed to help assist radiologists.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Israel-based Theranica raises $35M in series B funding
Founded in 2016, Theranica, a biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, yesterday announced the closing of its round B of financing, of $35M, led by aMoon, Israel's largest healthcare VC. All existing investors of the company – Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa – participated in the round. What they do (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Philips touts ACC study for detecting residual ischemia
Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, is promoting the use of its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR Philips unveils Incisive CT at ECR 2019 Philips to launch IntelliSpace Portal upgrade at ECR Philips partners with Microsoft on AR for imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cala Health licenses Massachusetts General Hospital nerve stimulation tech
The company is looking to further develop the technology for chronic disease management. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Netsmart ’s first chief people officer: Develop talent that can keep up with high growth
As the first chief people officer for Netsmart Technologies Inc., Wendy Hill sees her new role as the nexus between the Overland Park-based health IT company ’s business strategy and fostering and recruiting talent.   “Netsmart has experienced high growth over the last several years with amazing results, and they’re at the point now where they're trying to take it to another level, and that's the decision around creating the chief people officer role,” Hill told the Kansas City Business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Early data shows Livongo lowers blood pressure at six weeks
Comorbid patients with hypertension and  diabetes saw an average blood pressure drop of 11.2/5.2 mm Hg. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Vida Health unveils machine learning behavior tool, Sleep Health coaching program
Each new offering was designed to support consumers and members managing chronic disease,  CEO Stephanie Tilenius said. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic taps Giblib to digitize medical education, create new content
The deal involves videos of medical lectures as well as surgical procedures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Philippe Ravaud for leadership of Cochrane France
After leading  Cochrane France  for nine years, Professor Philippe Ravaud is stepping down as Director.   Philippe has led Cochrane France since 2010. His team and Epidemiology unit, basedat Paris Descartes University, is an extremely productive and innovative group that has been at the forefront in developing innovative approaches for disseminating Cochrane evidence in France particularly through language translation and training.Philippe ’s primary research focus is methodological research to assess treatments in chronic diseases. His research activities are structured around non-pharmacological...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Apple Heart Study results: Notifications are rare, but often coincide with ECG-confirmed a-fib
Among more than 400,000 participants who enrolled in the study, only 0.5 percent ever received an atrial fibrillation alert from the app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

White House report highlights key focuses for healthy aging tech research
Developing these strategies and tools will be " critical " for the federal government as it manages  the rapidly growing senior population, the report's authors wrote. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Theresa Schmalfu ß
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
Many adults in high-income countries will have had a ‘scale and polish’ when they go to the dentist, and some will be offered this routinely. But, is it worthwhile? The latest evidence is in the third update of the Cochrane Review, published in December 2018 and lead author, Thomas Lamont from the University of Dundee in Scotland tells us more." A ‘scale and polish’, or ‘professional mechanical plaque removal’, is done with specially designed dental instruments or ultrasonic scalers, followed by polishing with special pastes. It’s intended as a supplementary form of plaque rem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants. The researchers reported that wearable technology can safely identify heart rate irregularities that subsequent testing confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke and hospitalization in the United States. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Women in venture: The case for increasing representation in digital health investing
Women  make up 12.2 percent of digital health VC partners, but many in the industry are discussing the importance of diverse viewpoints.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Should Medtech —Not Healthcare IT Departments—Take the Lead in Cybersecurity?
Walking through a recent healthcare conference, I couldn’t help but notice the number of devices that were ‘connected’ to ease the patient/practitioner experience and extend the quality of care beyond hospital walls. This connectivity has changed how a patient is diagnosed, treated, and managed. Yet in this digital world, each connectivity point introduces a potential weakness that a growing number of attackers may try to exploit. Unfortunately, there is no single method to protect against every possible threat, but layering security from the software on a device and ca...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Vidya Murthy Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Intermountain at Home looks to push the boundaries of tech-enabled virtual care
The program uses a mix of home visits and telehealth technologies to bring more services to the home. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Philips Teams Up with Dentists to Start European Pilot for Remote Dental Assessments through its Teledentistry Solution
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) revealed how dentists will be able to benefit from its new Philips Sonicare Teledentistry Solution, which uses the latest digital technology to enable remote dental assessment through an app. This illustrates Philips' ambition to support dentists in optimizing their dental practice and empower people to proactively take charge of their oral health through personalized digital innovation. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine Select Allscripts
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced that Alfardan Group, one of the leading family-owned conglomerates in Qatar and Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine have selected Allscripts to provide ambulatory care services for the launch of its new project, Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Virta Health brings in Jiff's old CEO and more digital health hires
Also: Senseonics and CardinalAnalytx hire new chief medical officers; WithMe Health appoints CEO. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

TriNetX raises $40M Series D for real-world evidence research platform
The funding will fuel the company's international expansion as well as development of its analytics platform.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

At ortho meeting, VR companies announce industry-advancing partnerships
OssoVR is working with Smith& Nephew to make a training program for robotic surgery, while FundamentalVR is working with VR glove-maker HaptX. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Level Ex's latest mobile game challenges cardiologists' skills for CME credits
The free Cardio Ex game features more than 35 levels that test the player's vascular knowledge, spatial reasoning and decision making. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Columbus health IT startup raises another $6.2M in VC funding
Fast-growing health IT startup PriorAuthNow Inc. has raised $6.2 million in Series A financing led by a Silicon Valley VC firm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Merck Announces Collaboration with Iktos for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a collaboration agreement with Iktos, for the use of its generative modelling artificial intelligence (AI) technology, in order to facilitate the rapid and cost-effective discovery and design of promising new compounds. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Singapore-based CXA group raises $25M to increase regional expansion
Yesterday, Singapore-based health technology startup  CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, announced that it has raised $25 million in its latest round of funding. The company’s new group of strategic investors includes HSBC, Singtel Innov8, Telkom Indonesia MDI Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Muang Thai Fuchsia Ventures, Humanica and Heritas Venture Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cheaper home healthcare causes higher readmission rates, study says
When it comes to healthcare, it's best leave to work to the experts, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prize - 2017 Award Winner: SYRCLE
When it received the joint second Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017,SYRCLE (the SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation) was focused on encouraging the use of systematic reviews of animal studies to reduce waste and improve quality. Since then, SYRCLE has evolved, and here Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga gives an overview of how things have developed.SYRCLE started in the Netherlands with the aim of improving the reliability of laboratory animal research and its relevance for patients by using systematic reviews. Systematic reviews have not been commonly used for animal studies, yet we saw the potential of implem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Walgreens Boots Alliance inks deal with Concepta Diagnostics to sell myLotus fertility tracker
This deal marks the first commercial agreement for Concepta Diagnostics'myLotus system.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Garmin launches high-end smartwatches, FDA cracks down on tele-abortion, and more digital health briefs
Also: FDA cracks down on tele-abortion companies;  Klara adds an investor. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With new feature, Withings' sleep sensor moves towards sleep apnea space
The breathing disturbance monitoring  features are now available to all Withings Sleep owners. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neuro-rehab digital health company Flint raises $1.72M from NIH
The new money will go towards developing and improving the company's FitMi system.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mount Sinai spinout OOVA gets $1M for fertility testing kit
OOVA uses urinalysis to deliver personalized fertility reports.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AHRQ launches app to help patients preplan questions for doctors
The new app, called Question Builder, lets consumers input their health information and then brings up potential questions for them to ask their doctors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Physera's telehealth MSK therapy platform raises $8M
The Series A round was lead by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, and brings the company's total funding to more than $10 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HIMSS and Health 2.0 Take the Most Influential Digital Health Conference to Finland
11 - 13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland. The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will be held on 11 - 13 June 2019 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The conference will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS' knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation and Health 2.0's network of entrepreneurs and investors, showcasing the latest cutting edge and innovative health tech solutions. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Genes may explain why some women on the Pill still get pregnant
(Reuters Health) - It's long been assumed that women who get pregnant on birth control pills somehow erred, possibly by forgetting a dose. But a new study suggests some women may inherit genes that break down contraceptive hormones more rapidly, leaving them with hormone levels that are too low to prevent pregnancy, according to a report published in Obstetrics& Gynecology. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

POPS! one diabetes management system commercially launches
The system uses an  algorithm to give users real-time personalized diabetes coaching.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blue Shield of California, Teladoc support Paradise, CA patients in wake of fires
Telemedicine services will be available to Paradise Medical Group patients at no extra charge. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Workplace mental health startup Unmind lands £3M
The company plans to put the new money towards improving its mobile platform and increasing its library of contents.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Care coordination platform Olio raises $2.5M in seed funding
The company plans to use the new money for scaling its technology and expanding across the US.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gilde Healthcare raises €200m for private equity fund
The fund will focus on established businesses in the Benelux and DACH regions of Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

RapidSOS, Carbyne integration will aggregate both companies' emergency response data
Each company has developed digital tools that quickly provide emergency responders with actionable data during a crisis.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Omada adds glucometer, blood pressure cuff to chronic disease management offerings
The company will augment its BYOD strategy with optional included sensors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

BACtrack launches remote monitoring app for alcoholism
The $79 to $129-a-month subscription service provides digital accountability for people in recovery. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Adriani Nikolakopoulou
TheThomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the bedside, at professional meetings, in class or in situations pertaining to his own life. His creativity spanned his entire career, influencing clinicians and methodologists alike. He is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomise the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomise patients than to treat them in the absence of good evide...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Virtual Reality - the Panacea for a Growing Mental Health Crisis?
Opinion Article Opinion article by Barnaby Perks, CEO of Oxford VR. The World Health Organisation puts mental illnesses among the leading causes of disease and disability in the world, with depressive disorders the fourth leading cause of global disease burden. By 2020, it expects mental health to rank second behind ischaemic heart disease. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Opinion Business and Industry Source Type: news

South Africa: Salt Is Bad for You - but How It Affects Your Body Is Still Frontier Science
[The Conversation Africa] Research has shown that excess salt intake is harmful to people's health. It can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rally launches new consumer wellness platform, Apple AR rumors and more digital health news briefs
Also: Lyft integrates blockchain platform for medical transports; Owkin's new funding, hire. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

B-Secur gets €4.7M to develop ECG algorithms for security as well as health
The company's technology could be incorporated into steering wheels, wearables  and more. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news