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Former Twitter exec joins Headspace and more digital health hires
Headspace, maker of the eponymous meditation and mental well-being app, has hired Ross Hoffman as the company ’s chief business officer. Hoffman joins Headspace after six years at Twitter, where he most recently held the post of SVP of global partnerships. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sensor makers speak out on the increasing commoditization of hardware
In the connected health space, hardware is becoming less and less important as sensors become commodified, according to two panelists at HXRefactored, a conference held in Boston this week. Instead, companies should focus on software, user experience, algorithms, and data analysis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fitbit eyes sleep apnea space for next digital innovation
As we ’ve reported regularly for the past several months, Fitbit has made increasingly targeted moves to wedge itself deeper into the healthcare ecosystem. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Oscar lays out six-state strategy for 2018, adding Ohio, Tennessee
Oscar Health plans to expand the reach of its innovative, tech-savvy insurance plan into six states in 2018. Pending regulatory approval from the states, the move will include the service's return to New Jersey, where it pulled out last year, expansions in existing markets, and brand new launches in Tennessee and Ohio (via the previously announced Cleveland Clinic partnership). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Three lessons Propeller learned from a decade in digital health
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the respiratory space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Invest in Midwives to Improve Global Health, It's Possible
[Daily News] EACH year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That's about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
Two new Cochrane Reviews arethe last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence.The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of diet, physical activity, and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in children aged six to 11 years and in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the studies and variation in the results.Childhood and adolescent obesity is one of the leading global publ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

The Made-in-Italy Fast-Track Acceleration Program Dedicated to Projects in Life Science
ZCube, Research Venture of the pharmaceutical group Zambon, announced the second edition of Open Accelerator, the made-in-Italy fast track acceleration program dedicated to projects in life science fields. Open Accelerator is a 12-steps program providing training to international researchers, scientists and aspiring entrepreneurs that following a selection could receive a seed investment of up to a maximum of 100.000 EUR for each project. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

McKesson Corporation to Webcast Investor Day
SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 –McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) will host an Investor Day in Boston on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, including presentations by John Hammergren, chairman, president and chief executive officer; James Beer, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Paul Julian, ex... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A double Cochrane celebration in Croatia
A double celebration of Cochrane was organized this year in Croatia where, apart from the annualCroatian Cochrane Symposium, held at the University of Split School of Medicine (UoSSoM) from 9th -10th June,a celebration of Cochrane Croatia ’s independent Centre status was held on 8th June to a large crowd of Cochrane supporters, including government officials, health professionals, and students.On behalf of Cochrane Croatia ’s host institution, Prof. Zoran Đogaš, the Dean of the University of Split School of Medicine, gave the opening address at the Centre celebration, expressing his support of Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Hippo Health launches its relationship-focused telemedicine offering in Colorado
Is there room for small local players in the rapidly growing telemedicine market? That's a question that Boulder-based Hippo Health, which officially launches today across the state of Colorado, is hoping to answer with a telemedicine platform focused on the idea of recreating the trusted, local physician-patient relationship. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Text-focused telemedicine startup CirrusMD raises $7 million
Denver-based telemedicine startup CirrusMD, which focuses on a text-first approach to virtual visits for large health systems and payers, has closed on $7 million in Series A funding led by Colorado Impact Fund. Bootstrap Incubation, Three Leaf Ventures, Rockies Venture Fund, Service Provider Capital, Sand Hill Angels and New York Angels also contributed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Apple rumored to be working with Health Gorilla, Timberwolves tap Fitbit, and more digital health deals
Apple is allegedly working with health startup Health Gorilla to bring patient medical records to the smartphone. According to a CNBC report, the Sunnyvale, California-based company is helping Apple bring diagnostic data like blood work into the iPhone. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Spry Health raises $5.5M to commercialize wearable for chronically ill patients
Across the consumer wearable landscape, many devices seem to be designed, first and foremost, for those who are already healthy and looking to get healthier. While a growing number of researchers are tapping things like fitness trackers or sophisticated sweat and heart rate monitors for use in clinical studies, the primary audience for many consumer devices remains those who want to take their wellness to the next level. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare ACO partnership gives Aledade a major boost
Aledade is joining forces with UnitedHealthcare, marking its first accountable care program for Medicare Advantage plan members – more than 15,000 of whom could participate in the new initiative. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report: Apple partners with Health Gorilla to integrate iPhone with hospital, lab data
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is working with medtech startup Health Gorilla to add more health info, including diagnostic lab data, to its iPhone as it continues its quest to make it a centralized location for medical data, according to a CNBC report. The tech giant is working with the startup to integrate information from hospitals, lab-testing companies and imaging centers into the device, according to the report. Health Gorilla, which rebranded from Informedika in 2014, has raised a total of $4.4 million to support its clinical network platform. The company’s platform is a closed, HIPAA-compliant system which allows doc...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Software / IT Apple healthgorilla Source Type: news

Using CRM devices as forensic clues
Pacemakers and other cardiac rhythm management devices could help solve forensic cases by revealing a time and cause of death in cases where an autopsy is inadequate, according to a study presented today at EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2017. Lead author Dr. Philipp Lacour said in a statement that using CRM devices as clues could help satisfy an unmet need – nearly 30% of forensic cases remain unsolved because the autopsy does not clarify the cause or time of death. “The number of implanted cardiac devices with sophisticated diagnostic functions is increasing and we thought interrogating them might help to shed ligh...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Health Information Technology Software / IT Source Type: news

University Medicine, Industry, and Science Establish an Innovation Partnership for Digitalizing Healthcare
The Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) was established by an alliance between university medicine, industry, and science for the purpose of accelerating the digitalization of medicine and healthcare. The Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Siemens Healthineers, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, and Medical Valley EMN have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Business and Industry Source Type: news

No longer under the Withings name, Nokia's connected health ecosystem hits market
As promised, Nokia has officially launched its suite of consumer digital health tools that formerly lived under the Withings name. Along with the connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and activity tracker, Nokia has also released a digital program for chronic condition management called the Patient Care Platform and an updated version of the Health Mate app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With Verily vet on board, Mindstrong Health gets $14M to quantify mental health by monitoring smartphone usage
Mindstrong Health, the mental health startup that former NIMH director Dr. Thomas Insel left Verily for last month, has raised $14 million.  Foresite Capital and ARCH Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from Optum Ventures, Berggruen Holdings, and the One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Teladoc acquires virtual medical expert consultation platform Best Doctors
Telemedicine giant Teladoc has acquired Best Doctors, a virtual medical consultation company, to enable a connected care platform focused on improving outcomes for some of the most complex medical conditions. Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, Teladoc will pay   $375 million cash and $65 million of Teladoc common stock. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ClassPass gets $70M for virtual fitness network app
New York-based ClassPass, a virtual fitness membership network, has raised $70 million in Series C funding in a round led by Temasek. Existing investors Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also contributed to the funding, which ClassPass will use to expand operations and develop new products. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Providence-St. Joseph spinout Xealth gets $8.5M to help doctors prescribe apps
Xealth, a startup that helps doctors to prescribe digital health apps, has raised $8.5 million in a round led by DFJ Venture Partners. Other investors in the round included hospital systems Providence St. Joseph Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC),  Hennepin Healthcare System, and Froedtert Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dutch investor acquires majority stake in telehealth, aging in place company Verklizan
Dutch investment company Main Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Verklizan, a Dutch telehealth infrastructure company.  Currently Verklizan operates in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France, and Spain, but one of the goals of the acquisition is to support continued international expansion. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sustainable Health Day at the Innovation Week 26 by the University of Bordeaux
28 June 2017, Bordeaux, France. The University of Bordeaux explores leading innovations within the health system. No matter the discipline (translational imaging, rhythmology and electrophysiology, or even experimental psychopathology) the questions remain the same: as academics, what is our role in the modernization and improvement of healthcare? Consequently, what are the societal impacts of the innovations we have to offer? (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Modeling the Brain with 'Lego Bricks'
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery. Surgeons often operate in the dark. They have a limited view of the surface of the organ, and can typically not see what lies hidden inside. Quality images can routinely be taken prior to the surgery, but as soon as the operation begins, the position of the surgeon's target and risky areas he must avoid, continuously change. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pulaski County’s Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016
Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004. Last year, 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015. Arkansas Business has been keeping statistics on high-end sales since 2004, when 29 million-dollar homes were sold. Sales hit a low of 13 in 2012. This year, strong sales should continue, Jon Underhill predicted in an email to Arkansas Business last week. Underhill sells upscale home through his agency, Jon Underhill Real Estate of Little Rock. “The economy and the stock market are both doing well, and that bodes well for ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Becoming Friends with Your New EHR System
Here's how medical practices can effectively turn a new EHR system from a stranger to a friend in seven easy steps. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Alex Tate Tags: Blog Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

The Day I Tried to End My Life
It was a Monday. May 22, 2017 to be exact. I had been thinking of this day for years, precisely ever since I was 15 years old. I always thought about suicide. It always fascinated me as topic, as I had never truly grasped the idea of why people decided to end their lives, until depression hit me. When I turned 15, everything started to change. My mood started to change, my behavior started to change, as well as social life. Such problems may seem normal at that age, in fact, there had been multiple times where I used to try and find a solution to these problems, however, such answers are impossible to find on the internet....
Source: Psych Central - June 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anonymous Tags: Anxiety Bipolar Borderline Personality Depression Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Students Suicide Achievement Borderline Personality Disorder college stress Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disord Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health team up to offer co-branded health insurance
Cleveland Clinic is venturing into the health insurance business for the first time with Oscar Health. The organizations announced this week they will offer co-branded health insurance plans to consumers in northeast Ohio, marking  Cleveland Clinic's first entr ée into the payer market with a product bearing its name. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

JAMA study: technology to self-monitor blood glucose levels no better than traditional management of type 2 diabetes
Diabetes management is among the most active, well-funded and rapidly-evolving areas of digital health. Connected tools that allow people living with diabetes to monitor their own blood glucose levels and work with digital coaching platforms to choose the best lifestyle practices to stay healthy abound, as do analytics platforms that enable remote monitoring and more detail-rich data visualization to help clinicians keep better tabs on their patients. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health deals: Oscar-Cleveland Clinic, Tactio-Doctapost and more
Insurance startup Oscar Health announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to offer co-branded insurance plans in northeast Ohio. The deal marks a first for both organizations: Oscar ’s first plan in Ohio and Cleveland Clinic’s first foray into the health insurance market. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Florida bill would ban the use of telemedicine to prescribe medical marijuana
Over the last five years, there has been considerable traction in two non-traditional approaches to healthcare: implementation of telemedicine, and the prescribing of marijuana to treat some health conditions. But some states are nervous about the two overlapping, choosing to specifically ban the use of telemedicine to prescribe medical marijuana at the same time as expanding legal use of the substance in a healthcare setting. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Figure 1 plans include AI, Collections, monetization
Earlier this week, Figure 1, a medical image-sharing network often referred to as an Instagram for doctors, raised $10 million in Series B funding. To some extent, that funding is going into ramping up the already impressive growth of the platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bayer gets FDA nod for app-connected injector for MS patients
Bayer recently received FDA approval for a connected auto-injector for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis medication and companion app. The device is called the  Betaconnect Electronic Autoinjector and the app, due out in July, is myBetaApp. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Apple looks to make the iPhone a health databank, rumored to be eyeing Athenahealth buy
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is looking to make more waves in healthcare by turning its iPhone into a databank of medical data as it eyes a possible acquisition of Athenahealth, according to 2 CNBC reports. The tech-sector giant has reportedly been in talks with players in the healthcare industry and developers to try and bring clinical data, including lab results, allergies, prescriptions and other information, to the iPhone. Users with data on their phone would be able to share it with 3rd parties, including hospitals and health developers, according to CNBC. Apple is reportedly looking at cloud hosting start-ups for potential...
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Apple Athenahealth Inc. newtag Source Type: news

m.Doc Named Winner in Nationwide WeDoDigital 2017
"Everyone talks? We do" is this year's slogan of the WeDoDigital campaign initiated by the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce - a campaign that aims to honor digital success stories in 2017. Cologne-based, digital healthcare company m.Doc is one of the nationwide winners. The award was given to m.Doc's founder and CEO Admir Kulin at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit in Berlin yesterday. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

ChartSpan raises $16M for digital care coordination, patient engagement tools
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan Medical Technologies, which makes digital care coordination tools, has raised $16 million in new capital led by Cypress Growth Capital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Roundup: More ADA news from Medtronic, Care4Life, Hygieia, and iSage
Late last week we did a pre-conference roundup of news from the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Now that the show has concluded, here ’s a few more notable stories from the show: Care4Life texting lowers A1C, but not as consistently as personal intervention (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rythm's sleep-tracking wearable makes official debut
Three years in the making, and Dreem has come true. The sleep-tracking wearable, made by Paris and San Francisco-based startup Rythm is now available for pre-order. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New FDA commissioner lays out bold new plan for mobile app regulation
Back in March, when President Donald Trump chose Dr. Scott Gottlieb to head up the FDA under his administration, MobiHealthNews noted that he had a history of advocating for a hands-off approach to mobile health regulation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New Adherium CEO and more digital health hires
Adherium, the Australia-based, AstraZeneca-backed smart inhaler company, has hired a new CEO. Arik Anderson will head up the company, while former CEO Garth Sutherland steps down into an executive director role on the company's board. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health Minister names Monash University researcher top grant applicant
Associate Professor Julian Elliott fromCochrane Australia in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University has been awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Awardfor Excellence in Health and Medical Research2017 at a ceremony in Melbourne last night. The medal is bestowed annually to the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship applicant through the National Health and Medical Research Council.A Career Development Fellowship (CDF) is a highly competitive, four-year fellowship that supports the most outstanding early- to mid-career health and medical researchers. The medal...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

European Patent Office 2017 Inventor Award Goes to Employee of Siemens Healthineers
The European Patent Office has honored Dutch product manager Jan van den Boogaart, 57, from Siemens Healthineers, and his Austrian research colleague Prof. Oliver Hayden, 45, with the 2017 European Inventor Award for the method they developed together for the automated identification of malaria. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Business and Industry Source Type: news

Boston Children's Hospital and Duke collaborate to create CareKit-based pediatric health-tracking app
For families with a child who has complex medical needs, keeping on top of all the information associated with their care and day-to-day functioning can be tough. Seeing that pain point, Boston Children ’s Hospital and Duke Health System came together to develop an Apple CareKit-based iOS app called Caremap, designed to help families securely track their children’s health and share that data with members of their ongoing care team. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Osso VR gets $2 million to train surgeons in virtual operating rooms
Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by  Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Figure 1 picks up another $10M for image-based doctor social network
Clinical image and knowledge-sharing app Figure 1, which is sometimes described as an Instagram for doctors, has raised $10 million in funding in a round led by Kensington Capital Partners, with additional support from Samsung NEXT Ventures, John Hancock/Manulife Financial, Hedgewood, and WTI. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, and Version One Ventures also participated. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Massachusetts government-backed startup accelerator awards $200K to first class, gets $170K for second class
In many ways, the Pulse@MassChallenge startup incubator operates like any other startup accelerator. But the differences are key -- the program, part of a public-private partnership with the Commonweatlh of Massachusetts, takes no equity in the startups and doesn't accept startups unless a major healthcare stakeholder wants to work with them as a " champion " in a relationship that's half mentorship, half pilot program.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Saranas raises $4M for bleeding detection device for use in cardiac procedures
Houston, Texas-based medical device company Saranas has raised $4M to support continued development on their sensor-enabled bleeding detection device intended for use during cardiac procedures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Omada Health raises $50M for digital health coaching program, expands partnership with Cigna
San Francisco-based Omada Health has raised $50 million in new funding, led by commercial partner Cigna. Civilization Ventures and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures also contributed to the round. Omada last raised money in September 2015, when it took in $48 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news