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48 digital health companies share 2016 revenues to land on the Inc 5,000 list
It's become an annual tradition for MobiHealthNews to parse Inc. Magazine's Inc 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, calling out the digital health and health tech companies that made the list. We found more companies than ever on this year's list,  some you'll recognize and some you may not. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Helix joins forces with Illumina Accelerator to bolster genomics entrepreneurs
Personal Genomics company Helix has partnered up with Illumina Accelerator, a business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. As part of the collaboration, they ’ll team with entrepreneurs with an eye toward innovation and the development of DNA-driven products and insights for consumers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 8/17/2017
Jawbone's healthcare plans revealed? (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UCB taps wearable maker Byteflies for seizure study
UCB, a global pharmaceutical company, is partnering with Belgian American health startup Byteflies to use the startup's wearable sensors to monitor seizures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tractica forecasts steady but slower-than-expected growth in wearables market
The wearables market continues to generate a lot of attention, both positive and negative. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Samsung leads LVL Technologies' $6.5M round to build a hydration-tracking wearable
Austin, Texas-based LVL Technologies (formerly known as BSX Athletics) has raised $6.75 million in a self-described Series A round led by the Samsung Catalyst Fund.  Maxim Integrated Products also contributed along with other industry investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: Telehealth increased office visits, had minimal health benefits
A recent study from the University of Wisconsin found that encouraging patients to use online care options increases the number of office visits and phone calls and reduces the number of new patients providers can accept. The reason? These providers feel an added obligation to see those patients in person. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Glytec gets FDA clearance for its insulin management technology
Diabetes therapy management software company Glytec has just secured its fourth FDA clearance, adding a slew of capabilities to its Glucommander product, the core of its eGlycemic Management System.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Artemis Health raises $16M in Series B funding for benefit optimization data platform
Artemis Health, which offers a benefit optimization data platform for employers, just received $16 million in Series B funding, led by an investment from F-Prime Capital, the venture capital funds of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments. There was also participation in the round from Maverick Ventures and Kickstart Seed Fund, both previous investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With new $8M, MedAware uses AI to spot preventable prescription errors
Raannana, Israel-based MedAware, which leverages machine learning algorithms to find and eliminate dangerous prescription errors, has raised $8 million. BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Gefen Capital, OurCrowd and Yingcheng City Fubon Technology Company all participated in the Series A round. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Phil gets $10M for app-enabled prescription delivery service
Phil, a San Francisco-based prescription refill and delivery service, has raised $10 million in a round led by Crosslink Capital.  Eniac Ventures, Softtech VC, Forerunner Ventures, SV Angel, Silicon Valley Bank, and Transmedia Capital also contributed to the round. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Apple, Aetna reportedly hold private meetings on Apple Watches
Apple and Aetna have been holding talks in secret. According to CNBC, the two giants have been in talks to bring the former ’s health and fitness smartwatch to millions of Aetna’s members.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Children's Hospital of New Orleans chooses Vocera and more digital health deals
Children ’s Hospital of New Orleans, a 247-bed medical center, has deployed Vocera’s hospital communications system, which allows doctors and nurses to communicate via secure texting on Vocera’s HIPAA-compliant mobile app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Shriner's Hospital for Children launches app to spot signs of scoliosis in children
Parents of growing children have a checklist of things to monitor: ears, eyes, body temperature, the works. Yet aside from scheduling a visit with the doctor, there aren ’t a whole lot of ways to check for signs of scoliosis. That’s where SpineScreen enters the picture.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tandem Diabetes launches clinical trial for its automatic insulin delivery suspension
Touchscreen insulin pump maker Tandem Diabetes announced a new clinical trial for an insulin pump with a  predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS) algorithm. Another step on the road to an artificial pancreas, PLGS allows Tandem to automatically suspend insulin delivery when it predicts low glucose and resume it when glucose starts to rise again. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Samsung's upcoming Gear Fit2 Pro may add additional health features
Rumors have been kicking around regarding technology giant Samsung ’s new Gear Fit2 Pro, but those rumors have taken on concrete form with a leak from Venture Beat revealing a design that builds on its predecessor, the Gear Fit2.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Alphabet acquires Senosis, a stealthy health app from serial entrepreneur Shwetak Patel
Alphabet (the Google parent company formerly known as Google) has acquired a small, Seattle-based startup called Senosis Health, according to Geekwire, which broke the story on Sunday. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Panasonic launches app-enabled comms tool for senior living facilities
Panasonic has launched a new nurse communication system for senior living facilities. The offering combines some of Panasonic's existing communication tools with a new software called Direct Care Connect. The result is that all the alarms in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility are routed through a single hub and intelligently assigned to particular caregivers, who can either be connected by a cordless phone from Panasonic or through an Android app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Flo takes aim at women's health in $5M Series A round
AI-driven women ’s health platform Flo has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round, led by Flint Capital, which, along with Haxus Fund, tossed in $1 million in seed round funding in December 2016.   Other investors in the Series A round include Natalia Vodianova, a supermodel and social activist who also j oined the company’s board of directors, as well as a handful of angel investors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI-driven HealthJoy's Series A financing round nets $3M
Chicago-based HealthJoy, an artificial intelligence-driven platform for employee benefits engagement and cost containment, has netted $3 million in a Series A round of financing.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Newly granted Apple patent shows ways to turn an iPhone into a health sensor
The USPTO granted Apple a new patent last week that details ways the iPhone itself could be used as a health sensor to detect " blood pressure index, blood hydration, body fat content, oxygen saturation, pulse (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Senseonics keeps busy with Europe launch, Roche partnerships while FDA wait continues
As implantable CGM company Senseonics continues to wait for clearance from the FDA, the company isn't sitting on its hands. On a Q2 earnings call, CEO Tim Goodnow reported that the company continues to expand its operations in Europe, is close to a CE Mark for a longer-lasting second generation device, and is partnering with Roche and Type Zero on an artificial pancreas study with an eye on commercialization. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Connecticut Children's taps InstaMed and more digital health deals
Connecticut Children's Hospital in Hartford has tapped healthcare payment tech startup InstaMed to manage its patient payments, integrating InstaMed's technology with the hospital's Epic EHR.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AMA, others strike long-term partnership with Human Diagnosis Project
More underserved patients could soon benefit from expanded access to specialists, as several top medical societies pledged a long-term partnership with the Human Diagnosis Project, which plans to scale up to close gaps in care for as many as 30 million Americans. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MC10 teams with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to tackle neurodegenerative disorders
MC10, which focuses on wearable sensor systems geared toward tracking personalized health, is teaming up with the rehabilitation research hospital Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The goal: to collaborate on the development of new approaches to neurodegenerative and motion-related disability therapy.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

For year two, Pulse@MassChallenge brings back reverse pitches, adds fee
Pulse@MassChallenge, a startup accelerator/contest backed by the city of Boston, the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, opened applications for its second class this week. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Welltory raises $1 million, plans launch of new stress-reducing app
Welltory, a New York-based startup working on a stress and energy management app, has closed its second investment round, nabbing $1 million from business angels to launch the next version of its software -- a data-driven tool that aims to help people reduce their stress and boost productivity.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ResApp blames data collection problems for failure of Smartcough-C trial
Brisbane, Australia-based digital health company ResApp has been talking up its Smartcough-C study — a multisite, double-blind study of the company’s smartphone-based respiratory analysis software — for a number of months. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Helix, Azumio partner up to offer DNA sequencing through mobile app
Azumio, a health and fitness platform, is tag-teaming with personal genomics company Helix to bring DNA sequencing to consumers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Large employer telemedicine adoption will hit 96 percent next year, survey says
A new survey from the National Business Group on Health says telehealth offerings by employers are becoming nearly universal: Next year, 96 percent of employers plan to offer telemedicine services to employees, up from 90 percent this year. NBGH polled 148 large employers for the survey. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Buoy Health gets $6.7M, plans to work with payers, providers
Buoy Health, makers of a machine learning-powered next generation symptom checker, has raised $6.7 million in a round co-led by F Prime (the venture arm of Fidelity) and an undisclosed strategic investor in the payer space. In addition to investing, the payer has plans to roll out Buoy as a front-end engagement tool to a third of its customers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

iRhythm touts new, timely device on Q2 earnings call
iRhythm Technologies, maker of the ZIO patch peel-and-stick heart monitor, announced on its second quarter earnings call that it increased its revenue 52 percent year over year (for a total revenue of $23.9 million) and achieved its first cash flow break-even quarter. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Groove Health gets $1.6M for analytics platform focused on medication adherence
Chicago-based digital health company Groove Health has raised $1.6 million for its predictive analytics platform, which focuses on personalized patient engagement to help health insurance companies, hospital systems and self-insured employers improve their medication adherence. The investors in the round were not disclosed.   The philosophy behind the Groove approach is that adherence is a behavioral issue, not a medical one.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Jonathan Linkous steps down after 24 years at ATA, and more digital health hires and departures
Jonathan Linkous, who has led the American Telemedicine Association as CEO for 24 years, has abruptly stepped down, with the ATA citing " personal reasons " and no statement so far from Linkous himself. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Teenage team develops AI system to screen for diabetic retinopathy
Kavya Kopparapu might be considered something of a “whiz kid.” After all, she had yet to enter her senior year of high school when she started Eyeagnosis, a smartphone app and 3D-printed lens that allows patients to be screened for diabetic retinopathy with a quick photo, avoiding the time and expense of a typical diagnostic procedure.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Art Medical's smart tubes to collect patient data, reduce complications
Backed by $28 million in investment, Israeli biotech company Art Medical, which detects and prevents life-threatening complications in intensive care units, is introducing a new platform that collects comprehensive patient data using sensor-based smart tubes, which will be utilized to reduce the risk of medical complications. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Veritas Genetics acquires Curoverse to enable AI push
Veritas Genetics,a leader in whole-genome sequencing, has acquired computing and bio-informatics firm Curoverse for an undisclosed amount. Curoverse provides infrastructure for life sciences companies to manage large datasets, including an open source platform called Arvados. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Verily, Mindstrong join NIH-funded PTSD study
The University of North Carolina is tapping Google's Verily Life Sciences and MindStrong (the company for which Dr. Thomas Insell recently left Verily) for an ambitious 19-site study of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Viome raises $15M to manage the microbiome with machine learning
Viome, which has developed technology aimed at balancing microorganisms in the gut, has landed $15 million in capital.   The funds will go towards the launch of the company’s at-home health kit, which targets the microbiome. Microbiome refers to microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses, in the human body. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New technology explores sweat analysis as alternative to blood monitoring
One problem with sensors that derive information from sweat is that the patient being tested has to actually sweat. Oftentimes this entails exertion or room temperatures that run the gamut from impractical to unsafe. But thanks to Eccrine Systems Inc., testing sweat may soon become both easier and safer.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Castlight launches new app, updates investors on Jiff merger
Castlight Health ’s $135 million acquisition of Jiff in January was not just a merger. It was a strategy shift, even an identity change for the company— from a healthcare cost transparency vendor to a comprehensive employee wellness company. On the company’s second quarter earnings call, CEO John Doyle updated investors on that transition. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hodei Technology helps hospitals use Google Glass for surgical collaboration; rural telemedicine
A lot of people think Google Glass, the tech company's experiment with augmented reality and wearable computing, died when the Glass Explorer program closed up shop in 2015. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hodei Technologies helps hospitals use Google Glass for surgical collaboration; rural telemedicine
A lot of people think Google Glass, the tech company's experiment with augmented reality and wearable computing, died when the Glass Explorer program closed up shop in 2015. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Best Doctors acquisition will push Teladoc into chronic care, hospital follow-ups
Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic certainly had a lot to talk about on yesterday ’s Q2 earnings call. Referencing the recent legislation in Texas and the company’s acquisition of Best Doctors, Gorevic called Q2 2017 " the most exciting quarter in the company's history ”. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Xiaomi sold more wearables this quarter than Apple or Fitbit
According to a new report by analyst firm Strategy Analytics, Chinese tech upstart Xiaomi has, for the first time, surpassed Apple and Fitbit as the world's top wearable maker in terms of shi (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Trump, Shulkin announce appointment app, telehealth plans for VA
President Trump and  Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, on Wednesday introduced a new app, part of a plan to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans, and foretol (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Kindara, Helix team up and more digital health deals
Cloud-based healthcare services company PrescribeWellness is working with Coopharma, a Puerto Rican cooperative of community pharmacies. With PrescribeWellness ’s offering, Coopharma will aim to increase medication adherence, patient loyalty and health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

eazyScripts gets $2M to help telemedicine providers e-prescribe
Chicago-based eazyScripts, a provider of e-prescribing software for telemedicine, has completed $2 million in Series A financing through private equity firm Bluff Point Associates.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

GSK adds Chief Digital and Technology Officer and more digital health hires
GlaxoSmithKline has made a hire signaling its commitment to digital health. Karenann Terrell, former Chief Information Officer at Walmart, will start at GSK in the newly created role of Chief Digital and Technology Officer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fitbit says new smartwatch will hit shelves by holidays; profits down in second quarter
Fitbit plans on making waves this holiday season. That ’s when the company's long-awaited smartwatch, which has faced production issues and delays, will finally be released, CEO James Park said in a second-quarter earnings call.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news