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DIY artificial pancreas efforts gain diabetes organization's support
Efforts to build artificial pancreas (AP) systems under open protocols will get a boost from JDRF, a multinational group that funds Type 1 diabetes research and other programs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report: Nearly every state has updated its telehealth legislation since last year
As telehealth becomes more prevalent among US healthcare institutions, states are rolling out or modifying their laws to better define regulatory frameworks specifically affecting remote delivery of care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pfizer follows up successful smoking cessation app with LivingWith, an app for cancer patients
Two years after launching its smoking cessation app Quitter's Circle, pharmaceutical company Pfizer is seeing impressive continued engagement with the app. It's also applying the lessons learned from Quitter's Circle toward other mobile health pursuits — including a recently-launched app for people living with cancer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

BaseHealth gets $8.5M to help providers find'invisible patients '
Health analytics company BaseHealth has raised $8.5 million is Series C funding. HBM Healthcare Investments contributed $2.5 million to the round. Other investors were not disclosed. According to Crunchbase, this round brings BaseHealth's total funding to $17.5 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA to expedite clearance for Pear's digital therapeutic for opioid addiction
Pear Therapeutics announced today that reSET-O, a digital therapeutic for opioid use disorder, has received an Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) designation from the FDA. The EAP designation doesn't mean that the FDA has cleared the product, only that it has committed to fast-tracking it through the clearance process because of its timely public health value.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Allscripts links up with Zocdoc appointment scheduling app
The Allscripts EHR now can link with healthcare information and appointment booking app Zocdoc through the latter's participation as an integrator in the Allscripts Developer Program. This will enable a connection by API between Zocdoc ’s online scheduling platform and Allscripts’ clinical scheduling software. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

American Well, Medtronic partner for combined telehealth and remote patient monitoring
Remote patient monitoring company Medtronic ’s Medtronic Care Management Services business is partnering with telemedicine technology and services vendor American Well to enable a complete telehealth system focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Survey: 59 percent of adults have used online resources in place of primary care
Fifty-nine percent of American adults used a website like WebMD to look up symptoms instead of visiting a primary care physician, according to a new survey, while only 12 percent used telemedicine in place of primary care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Massachusetts General introduces novel postpartum depression screen with free app
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 10/17/2017
Weight loss headset a crowdfunding hit.  Brain-stimulating weight loss headset Modius has raised more than $1.5 million in its first Indiegogo campaign, beating its funding goal by more than 3,000 percent. Developed by Belfast- and San Diego-based Neurovalens, the wearable device aims to activate a nerve in the brain that controls appeti te and, subsequently, body weight. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amazon Alexa skill from Northwell Health points users to nearby ERs, away from long waits
A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Opternative sues Warby Parker for breach of mobile eye exam NDA
Opternative, a Chicago-based digital health company that offers an online refractive eye exam service to help consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts, is suing online glasses retailer Warby Parker in New York District Court. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Uproar over the Google Maps cupcake calorie tracker shines light on digital health challenges
Google briefly tested, but has either removed or planned to remove, a feature in Google Maps that automatically added calorie counts to walking routes, and even expressed the number of calories as an equivalent number of " mini-cupcakes. " (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

53 digital health funding deals from Q3 2017
While the third quarter ’s digital health funding may not have met the staggering scale of its predecessor, MobiHealthNews still tracked 53 deals during July, August, and September totaling $578.55 million. Below, we’ve listed all of the companies that raised equity from investors along with links to MobiHealthNews’ coverage at the time. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas automatically manages diabetics' glucose levels
A novel artificial pancreas (AP) system with a smartphone backbone could automatically monitor and adjust patients'glucose levels with little to no hassle, according to a new clinical study published in the journal Diabetes Care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Voice-powered, in-home care platform wins Amazon Alexa diabetes competition
Seattle-based Wellpepper, developers of a digital patient engagement service, have been announced the winners of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge for their voice-enabled diabetes support platform Sugarpod. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health system innovation: integrating connected health in clinical practice
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Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How hospital innovators are tackling patient satisfaction, vendor partnerships, and data overload
Day 1 of last week ’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Outcome Health employees allegedly misled customers on ad delivery, reach
Employees of Chicago-based digital healthcare advertiser Outcome Health allegedly misled the company ’s clients by providing inaccurate and manipulated advertisement performance data, according to an investigation published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rural-focused Azalea Health acquires EHR firm Prognosis Innovation Healthcare
Atlanta-based Azalea Health, a health IT software firm focused on rural practices and mobile tools, has acquired Houston-based EHR company Prognosis Innovation Healthcare. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bungie Foundation taps Jamf to take its iPads for Kids program nationwide
The Bungie Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the video game company behind the Halo and Destiny franchises, is scaling up an initiative to get iPads into children ’s hospitals with the help of Apple device management company Jamf. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Teladoc changes CMOs and more digital health hires and departures
Updated with new information and a statement from Teladoc. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Transparency toolmaker Vitals claims MedHelp ’s patient-to-patient network in acquisition
Lyndhurst, New Jersey-based Vitals, maker of online healthcare transparency resources for patients, has acquired MedHelp ’s online community business for an undisclosed sum. Vitals plans to merge its consumer-focused websites with MedHelp’s Patient-to-Patient Communities to form a new digital property, Vitals Consumer Services. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Virtual interviewers may help soldiers speak up about PTSD
Service members unwilling to open up about their PTSD in person may be more likely to speak with computer-generated virtual interviewers, newly published research suggests. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Welch Allyn IoT home devices now standard with Honeywell platform
Welch Allyn, a vital signs monitoring technology company, now will offer its Internet of Things home medical devices as part of Honeywell ’s remote patient monitoring platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 10/11/2017
Patient, provider atrial fibrillation apps launch. Two new smartphone and tablet apps targeting atrial fibrillation and designed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the University of Birmingham have launched for free on the iOS  App Store and Google Play store. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Janssen set to launch clinical trial system that uses smartphone app, smart blister packs
Janssen Research and Development, a Johnson& Johnson subsidiary, will launch the first clinical trial to use its iSTEP technology toolset, which employs smart blisterpacks and a patient-facing smartphone app, by the end of the year. iSTEP, which stands for Integrated Smart Trial and Engagement Platform, has been under development at Janssen for five years. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Welltok acquires Tea Leaves Health for more than $80M
Health enterprise software company Welltok has acquired Tea Leaves Health from j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis for north of $80.8 million. While the company didn't disclose the amount of the acquisition, CEO Jeff Margolis told MobiHealthNews in an interview that the company was required to file with the FTC under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and that $80.8 million is the HSR reporting threshold. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gold ’s Gym expands to digital fitness with music-driven coaching app
Fitness chain Gold ’s Gym has launched a digital personal training app that features pre-recorded video trainer routines and a built-in music streaming service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health2047-Celgene, Samsung-Tigertext, and more digital health deals
Health2047, the American Medical Association-backed technology incubator, is working with pharma company  Celgene to create a new healthcare information transfer system. As part of the deal, Health2047 is developing a new data transfer protocol for healthcare, focused on security, trustworthiness, and connectivity. More. ... (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Avizia bolsters its telehealth platform with acquisition of Carena
Telehealth platform provider Avizia announced yesterday that it has acquired Seattle-based virtual care provider Carena to further strengthen its position as a system-wide telehealth partner for US healthcare systems. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Otsuka taps Medibio's quantitative mental health assessment for Abilify
Otsuka, the Japanese pharma company that makes the antipsychotic drug Abilify, has partnered with Australian digital health company Medibio to use Medibio ’s system to assess the efficacy of its flagship product. Medibio uses wearable-derived data about heart rate, motion, and sleep to create objective biomarkers for mental illness. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Propeller Health releases asthma forecasting API for open use
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is taking its asthma alert messaging to the masses, as the longtime digital respiratory health company announced today that it is releasing Air, a free and open API that provides information on local asthma conditions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Procter & Gamble brand Clearblue launches app-connected fertility test
Swiss Precision Diagnostics, a subsidiary of consumer products giant Procter& Gamble which offers the Clearblue fertility test, has released a new version of its testing device with Bluetooth connectivity and a digital app.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Proctor & Gamble brand Clearblue launches app-connected fertility test
Swiss Precision Diagnostics, a subsidiary of consumer products giant Proctor& Gamble which offers the Clearblue fertility test, has released a new version of its testing device with Bluetooth connectivity and a digital app.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Merck subsidiary StayWell acquires app maker MedHelp for undisclosed sum
Yardly, Pennsylvania-based StayWell announced today that it has acquired MedHelp, a Silicon Valley developer of several mobile health apps and services, to expedite its push into mobile health. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MIT, Brigham and Women's researchers test inside-the-stomach flexible sensors
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a proof-of-concept flexible sensor that can be ingested, attaches to the inside of the stomach lining, and collects and transmits data on stomach movement and meal ingestion. The device is piezoelectric, which means it can be powered by the mechanical energy generated by the stomach, allowing it to last for at least two days without an internal or external battery. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA approves SenTiva nerve stimulation device for epilepsy therapy
London-based medical device manufacturer LivaNova has announced FDA approval of its most recent Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (VNS Therapy) System, which will be the smallest and lightest responsive therapy available for drug-resistant epilepsy patients aged four years and older. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 10/9/2017
Launchpad ’s new arrivals. San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added eight new digital health startups to its 12-month program: Agathos, a care variation and cost measurement platform; Addicaid, a virtual addiction recovery program; Elemeno Health, virtual coach software for h ealthcare teams;  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hollywog launches smartphone-controlled pain management wearable
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Hollywog, makers of wearable pain relief devices, have announced the launch of their newest smartphone-controlled product, the WiTouch Pro Bluetooth TENS Therapy device. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CIO shares keys to a successful telehealth program
Telehealth projects look different depending on the healthcare organizations putting the technology to work and the goals they're hoping to achieve, said Sue Schade, former CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year and current principal at StarBridge Advisors on Tuesday. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The next Fountain of Youth? Rethinking connected health for our aging population
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Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

In-Depth: News and views from Health 2.0 2017
This year was the 11th anniversary of Health 2.0, a yearly health tech conference that explores the newest in digital health with eyes for what ’s still to come. This year marked the first Health 2.0 conference since the show was acquired by HIMSS, MobiHealthNews's parent company. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

For Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, digital innovation is all about the customer
Health insurers Cigna and UnitedHealthcare both took the stage in deep dive sessions at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California this week. The two insurers both spoke on the same general theme: what it means to be a customer-centered health insurer in 2017, and how technology can support that vision. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Peerbridge ’s wireless multi-channel ECG cleared by FDA
New York-based Peerbridge Health announced that its wireless device, dubbed the Peerbridge Cor System, is the latest ECG device to receive 510(k) clearance from the FDA. According to the company, the device has the smaller on-body footprint of any wearable, multi-channel ECG with water-resistant electrodes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

At Health 2.0, pharma companies talk partnerships, digital opportunities, and the still-far-off promise of value-based payments
Pharma companies are as excited as anyone about the shift to value-based care and the ways that technology can enable it, but they ’re increasingly skeptical about the speed of that change. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital physical therapy platform Physitrack plans IPO for Q1 2018
Digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement platform Physitrack will seek public listing on alternative stock exchange Nasdaq First North during the first quarter of 2018, cofounder and CEO Henrik Molin told MobiHealthNews this week. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cardiologs raises $6.5M for AI-powered ECG analysis
Paris-based Cardiologs has raised $6.5 million to support its AI-powered algorithm for ECG analysis. The round was led by a syndicate of investors including Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners, and Partech Ventures, with additional participation from  Bpifrance seed fund, an existing investor. This brings the company's total funding to $10 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With $32M loan, connected glucometer pioneer AgaMatrix will split company into CGM, BGM businesses
AgaMatrix, the medical device that launched the first ever iPhone-connected glucometer, has secured a $32 million loan in order to reorganize the company into two distinct entities: AgaMatrix, which will continue to focus on Bluetooth-enabled glucom (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma, Geisinger's study of Apple Watches for chronic pain therapy begins enrollment
Purdue Pharma and Geisinger announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the companies ’ upcoming trial of medical wearables as an alternative therapy for chronic pain. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news