K Health teams up with Anthem, Blackstone Group on venture to boost health accessibility
The new joint venture will leverage AI technology to create digital healthcare solutions for the employer and consumer markets.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Analytics, AI, Technology, Data and Information Source Type: news

Apple Fitness+ creates new programs for pregnant people and seniors
Each of the new workout programs features classes that average about 10 minutes in total that focus  on the specific health needs of that group.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Health and Wellness, Digital Health, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Pear Sports adds new fitness capabilities after Pilates Metrics purchase
Pilates Metrics'digital tool will be integrated into Pear's coaching and wellness offerings.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Cohere Health scores $36M for platform aimed at streamlining care
Polaris Partners led the Series B round. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Contributed: The Smart Care of the Future
Seniors want to age in place. How do homes need to adapt?   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Tempo lands $200M for digital fitness studio, Benchling scores $200M for pharma research platform and other digital health fundings
Also:  Swiss insulin-delivery company CeQur gets $115M, and Medable gains more funds for clinical-trial process.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Samsung upcycles older phones to diagnose eye diseases in impoverished communities
The electronics giant has been repurposing older Galaxy model smartphones for innovative medical uses. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Health and Wellness, Care Source Type: news

Saudi ’s Abdul Latif Jameel Health launches “pioneering” heart surgery procedure in the GCC
Its partnership with the Kingdom ’s Ministry of Health marks the debut of the AVNeo in the region, making Saudi Arabia the first country from the Council to offer the advanced solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population and Public Health, Quality Care, Emerging Technologies, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Activ Surgical receives FDA clearance for surgical visualization tool
The tech is able to give surgeons real-time intraoperative visual data.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Regulation, Public Policy Source Type: news

Renalytix AI adds new biomarkers to platform for tricky to diagnose CKD
The partnership with the Joslin Diabetes Center will add a panel of novel biomarkers to the indicators currently captured by KidneyIntelX.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Disease management, Health and Wellness, Quality Care, Clinical decision support, Digital Health, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Fitbit looks to close diversity gap in research with new Health Equity Research Initiative
Interested researchers must submit a letter of intent describing their research and how they will use Fitbit ’s products and services in it.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Life Sciences, Population and Public Health, Social determinants of health, Care Source Type: news

New Lyft feature lets patients call their own rides while healthcare clients foot the bill
The service lets clients send patients a Lyft voucher for medical transportation.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Why Crossover Health shut down Sherpaa, and how it's taking its lessons into the future
Sherpaa founder Jay Parkinson has left Crossover Health after two years. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

carafem develops text-based virtual assistant for patients taking abortion pill at home
Cara  provides real-time answers and support for people who might have concerns while taking the abortion pill at home. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Patient Access, Health and Wellness, Care Source Type: news

New Omada care program cuts down on PCP visits by making its own adjustments to patient meds
The company says the new system will improve patient convenience  and cut payer costs.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

State-specific COVID-19 vaccine information is confusing. Facebook says it can help
The social media giant will begin notifying its users when they become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in their state.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population and Public Health, Health and Wellness, Disease management, Digital Health, Care, Technology Source Type: news

UK Space Agency launches drive to design'space age' hospital
The multi-million pound initiative will invite leading innovators to design the hospital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Healthcare Reform, Technology, Public Policy Source Type: news

Omada's latest MSK tech empowers physical therapists to conduct remote appointments
The new tool will provide computer vision technology to help PTs gauge patient function.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

SPAC deals attract younger, less-funded digital health startups
The prospect of companies hitting the public markets before they ’re fully prepared creates the possibility for failure, according to Rock Health.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Digital Health, Business, Technology Source Type: news

Health insurance API developer Vericred closes $23M Series B round
The company plans to use the funds to grow its staff and expand its product line.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Census Bureau: National Advisory Committee
The Census Bureau will hold a virtual public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) on May 6-7, 2021. The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the Census Advisory Committees website. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cardiology robotics platform completes seed round of €4.7M with European Heal Capital
The company will use the funding to develop remote user interaction for structural heart interventions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Emerging Technologies, Business, Technology Source Type: news

On-demand senior care platform Papa scores $60M for growth
Papa got its start in 2017 by matching young adults, called Papa Pals, with seniors to provide assistance and companionship.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Health and Wellness, Healthy aging, Digital Health, Business, Care, Technology Source Type: news

FDA greenlights Medtronic's AI tool that finds polyps during colonoscopies
The system identifies potentially dangerous lesions during colonoscopies – but is not intended to diagnose or instruct on next steps. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Health and Wellness, Disease management, Quality Care, Clinical decision support, Digital Health, Technology, Care Source Type: news

UK-based HealthHero acquires French telehealth provider Qare
The acquisition will allow HealthHero to cover 22 million users. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Mergers and acquisitions, Finance, Business Source Type: news

EDDA Technology raises $150M in funding round led by Softbank
The surgery robotics developer will use the funds to reach fast-growing cities in China and come up with solutions to treat major diseases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

South Korean chipmaker bats US FDA approval of its non-invasive glucose monitoring device
The semiconductor player claims success with D-SaLife in a recent clinical trial involving diabetic outpatients. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Israeli startup Donisi Health lands De Novo for AI-enabled contactless monitor
As indicated by the FDA, the system can estimate pulse rate, heart rate, respiratory rate and/or breathing rates.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Regulation, Technology, Public Policy Source Type: news

NVIDIA partners with AstraZeneca and the University of Florida for AI-powered drug discovery
The partners will use a new method of training AI known as transformer neural networks.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Voice assistants predict driving accident risk in seniors
A JMIR study conducted in Japan links speech data indicators to driving-accident risks in older adults. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Fitness platform Moxie raises $6.3M in seed funding
The company plans to use the funds to recruit more clients and create a benefits program for its coaches.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Emids buys India-based software development firm Quovantis Technologies
The deal comes less than three months after Emids purchased Canada-based software development firm Macadamian and less than eight months after it bought population health IT firm FlexTech. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Roundup:'On-the-spot' COVID-19 test receives CE Mark, Thriva launches women's hormones test and more briefs
Also, startup creates wearable tech to tackle head injuries in sport. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Indian health tech startup MFine launches SpO2 tool app
Using a phone ’s camera and flash, the MFine Pulse detects light absorption in a user’s fingertip which is then processed via a proprietary algorithm to measure SpO2. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Health and Wellness, Care Source Type: news

GE researchers look to put COVID-19-detecting sensors in phones
GE Research has received a grant from the NIH to develop sensors that can be embedded into mobile devices to detect COVID-19 particles on their surfaces.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Disease management, Health and Wellness, Population and Public Health, COVID-19, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Tech-enabled primary care provider VillageMD looks to go public
This comes roughly a year after Walgreens pledged to invest $1 billion in equity and convertible debt in  VillageMD over a three-year time frame.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Intraoperative support platform ExplORer Surgical collects $2.5M in new funding
The Chicago-based surgical support platform ExplORer Surgical announced today it has closed a funding round worth $2.5 million. The round was led by Aphelion Capital and had support from the company ’s previous backers, in addition to new investors like Sofia Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Quality Care, Clinical decision support, Digital Health, Business, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Akili to study EndeavorRx as a COVID-19 brain fog treatment
The digital therapeutic is designed to treat children ages 8 to 12 with ADHD, but the two studies announced this week will focus on an adult population.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: COVID-19, Population and Public Health, Digital Health, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Fitbit begins smartwatch blood pressure tracking study
Starting this month, eligible Fitbit Sense users can participate in the study, which will look into how pulse arrival time can be used to measure blood pressure.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Disease management, Health and Wellness, Digital Health, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Job vacancies in evidence synthesis with Cochrane Infectious Diseases group - Liverpool, UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre (Research Assistant and Clinical Research Associate in evidence synthesis)...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic researchers evaluate Smartphone ECG in post AFib ablation care
The study found that patients using  AliveCor Kardia Mobile required fewer follow-up EGCs and cardiac monitoring than their peers in the control group. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Empathy exits stealth mode to help families manage death, Real lands $10M to establish mental health studio and more digital health fundings
Also: Pre-conception genetic-testing startup Orchid completes seed round, and Canvas Medical scores $17M for its physician practice platform.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Digital Health, Business, Technology Source Type: news

Oxford Endovascular raises $10M to develop ‘origami’ medical device
Funding will be used to gain in-human data for startup ’s OxiFlow brain haemorrhage solution.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Population and Public Health, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Business, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Liva Healthcare and Amgen partner to improve access to cardiac rehabilitation
European digital health coaching company, Liva Healthcare and global biotechnology organisation, Amgen, have announced a partnership to make cardiac rehabilitation accessible to patients following a heart attack. The collaboration will enable the companies to develop Rehab+, a digital tele-rehabilitation solution that allows patients to assess their lifestyle post-heart attack. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Patient Access, Technology, Care Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic researchers evaluate smartphone ECG in post a-fib ablation care
The study found that patients using  AliveCor Kardia Mobile required fewer follow-up EGCs and cardiac monitoring than their peers in the control group. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

French medical device manufacturer UroMems completes €23M in Series B funding
The manufacturer of the electronic artificial urinary sphincter aims to develop its device for treating urinary incontinence. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Finance, Emerging Technologies, Business, Technology Source Type: news

Roche's mySugr app to integrate with Novo Nordisk's smart insulin pens
The integration is aimed at boosting data collection.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

UPMC Health Plan, Partner4Work training program focuses on underserved communities
UPMC Health Plan, Partner4Work and Health IT Pittsburgh are partnering on a new program that will train people in underserved communities for jobs in UPMC Health Plan ’s customer service. The eight-week training program will bring three cohorts of five candidates each to virtual instruction and training for the jobs, which include call center, sales and database management skills. The candidates are being recruited through Medicaid via Partner4Work. The progra m is funded by Health IT Pittsburgh,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Firefly Health prepares for employer market entrance with $40M Series B raise
Watertown, Massachusetts-based Firefly Health has closed its $40 million Series B funding round, led by Andreessen Horowitz. The health navigation and concierge platform also got backing from previous investors F-Prime Capital and Oak HC/FT. Along with the funding, the company has added a16z General Partner Julie Yoo to its board of directors, which is led by Jonathan Bush, cofounder and former CEO of athenahealth. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Digital Health, Business, Technology Source Type: news

Insuretech company Bright Health buys telemedicine startup Zipnosis
This comes just a week after news broke that Bright Health plans IPO.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Mergers and acquisitions, Finance, Business Source Type: news