Small study links behavioral, neural changes in ADHD boys receiving video game intervention
A recent small study published in Nature ’s Translational Psychiatry journal observed a change in the brain networking and behavior of boys receiving a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Conducted in Singapore, the study was conducted as part of a larger controlled investigation of boys with ADHD. It compared an intervention group of 1 8 participants (mean age 9 years) to a control arm of 11 participants (mean age 9.45 years). (Source: mobihealthnews)
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MIT researchers developing implantable sensors
ReMix, a new technology in the works at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, seeks to make progress toward a new paradigm of treatment – one that's less reliant on endoscopy and surgery, but instead relies on sensors and what scientists call an " in-body GPS " to help make diagnoses and guide drug administration. The goal, researchers said, is a new approach to patient care that's less expensive, invasive and time-consuming than has been previously been possible. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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NYU, Facebook believe AI can make MRIs 10 times faster
The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research group (FAIR) has teamed up with the NYU School of Medicine on a new project that could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans 10 times faster. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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RDMD raises $3M to tackle rare diseases with personal EHRs
RDMD, a Bay Area startup leveraging personal health records to accelerate clinical research of rare diseases, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Support for the company was led by Lux Capital, with participation from Village Global, First Round ’s Healthcare Co-Op, Garuda, Shasta Ventures, and other unnamed angel investors. According to the announcement, the new funding will be directed toward platform development, leadership hires, potential research partnerships, and expansions into new diseases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Fitbit unveils Charge 3, adds SpO2 tracking in preparation for potential sleep apnea, a-fib features
Fitbit has unveiled the third device in the Fitbit Charge family, the Fitbit Charge 3, and the new version adds SpO2 tracking among other health tracking improvements. The device will be available starting in October. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Health 2.0's Fall Conference to feature demos, prominent speakers, deep dives on digital health trends
Health 2.0's 12th Annual Fall Conference kicks off in just over a month in Santa Clara, California, and MobiHealthNews will be onsite covering the show, along with HIMSS TV. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Evidation Health CEO: For better clinical outcomes, look to patients' data, devices
Deborah Kilpatrick has spent some time on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry — her decade-spanning career in has included a director position at Guidant Corporation’s vascular intervention accelerator (now part of Boston Scientific) and the chief commercial officer role at genomic diagnostic company CardioDx. Now serving as the CEO of Evidation Health, a data analytics c ompany seeking to describe patient behavior, she believes that the healthcare industry is on the verge of a major technology-driven shift in how care is designed and evaluated. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Healthy Interactions, Merck launch digital diabetes management, engagement platform
Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, and Merck have launched a diabetes management and engagement platform designed to support in-person counseling programs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Healthcare messaging system Klara lands $11.5M in Series A funding
New York-based Klara, a healthcare messaging system, has just landed another $11.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by FirstMark Capital with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Project A Ventures, Atlantic Labs, and other individual investors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Cambridge-based Healthera raises $3.8M in Series A round to accelerate expansion
Cambridge, England-based health tech company Healthera has raised $3.8 million ( £3 million) in a Series A funding round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, with participation from Cambridge Enterprise and Future Care Capital, to accelerate its expansion across the UK and ‘triple the size of [its] commercial force’, according to Managing Director Martin Hao. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Digital pain management platform WellBrain acquires behavioral analytics company Mevoked
WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Google's wearable coach, Tyto Care comes to Canada, and more digital health news briefs
Google rumored to be working on wearable coach.  Sourcing an anonymous tip, Android Police is reporting that Google is working on a wearable health and fitness coach called " Google Coach " . (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Highly compensated doctors often fail to disclose relationships with medical device companies
A recent study published in  JAMA Surgery found that when it comes to reporting conflicts of interest in regards to compensation from medical device companies, doctors aren’t always completely forthcoming.  Researchers discovered that only 37.3 percent of publications written by a sample of doctors receiving the greatest compensation from device companies declared all relevant conflicts of interest.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
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SPR Therapeutics gains FDA clearance for update to its percutaneous, wearable pain relief platform
Cleveland, Ohio-based SPR Therapeutics announced today that it has received FDA clearance for a new version of its percutaneous, wearable pain management device. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Best Buy acquires aging in place tech company GreatCall for $800M
San Diego-based GreatCall — an old guard digital health company which started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products and services for aging in place individuals — has been acquired by retail chain Best Buy for $800 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Weight loss wearables most effective alongside additional efforts, researchers explain
While having a digital companion or tracker can help folks on their weight loss or maintenance journey, dieters may get the best results if they use the technology as part of an intradisciplinary approach to weight loss, according to a recent review published in Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Researchers pair VR, tactile prosthetics to fight amputees' phantom limb sensations
Amputees experiencing painful phantom limb sensations may be able to find some relief in a novel therapeutic approach incorporating visual and tactile sensory technologies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Medal CEO's patient, provider experiences showed the human cost of interoperability woes
Lonnie Rae Kurlander has seen the healthcare system from a lot of angles: as a doctor-in-training, as a health tech CEO, and twice as a patient with a serious condition — once with a broken hip in a city far from home, and once with a mystery disease that left her too weak to walk or think. All her experiences have one thing in common: they’ve led her to the same conclusions about the biggest challenge facing our healthcare system. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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FundamentalVR launches new tool that lets physicians, students see, feel virtual surgery
For young surgeons, watching a procedure from from the sidelines and performing an operation with their own hands are two very different experiences. But one company is trying to remedy this experience gap with a new interactive virtual reality platform that lets surgeons and trainees virtually see and feel what it's like to perform specific operations.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Stress app maker BioBeats raises $3M to scale offerings
London-based BioBeats, which uses artificial intelligence to deliver digital wellness support to consumers and employees, has raised $3 million ( £2.4 million) in a funding round led by Oxford Sciences Innovation, White Cloud, and IQ Capital. According to the announcement, the new capital will enable the company to scale its international offerings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Alphabet's $375M investment in Oscar Health will expand insurer into Medicare Advantage
Oscar says it uses technology to lower cost: More than 60 percent of member interactions with health systems are virtual. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips
The custom sensor would measure information from the body beyond heart rate, report says. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Hacking humans: Jane Metcalfe talks neobiology, consumers' role in health data
Humans have hacked all sorts of computer systems, but now we are starting to hack ourselves — specifically, our health and biology. “We [are at] the dawn of what I call the neobiological revolution, which I define as the accelerating movement of ways to use technology and biology to alter the human race,” Jane Metcalfe, founder of Wired and editor and chief of NEO.LIFE. told MobiHeal thNews. “It is also the next stage of the digital revolution.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Israel-based Carbyne collects $15M to modernize emergency response systems
Carbyne, an Israeli firm looking to digitally update emergency response systems, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Elsted Capital Partners, with participation from strategic investor Founders Fund. According to the announcement, Carbyne — which was founded in 2014 and is backed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak —will be using these new funds to build its presence in global markets and fuel R&D. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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DeepMind's eye disease diagnoses on par with specialists
DeepMind's artificial intelligence system appears to diagnose eye disease as accurately as leading human specialists, according to new research published in the journal Nature Medicine. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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AHRQ, Social Security Administration aim to attract FHIR developers
WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for kicking off challenges to identify technologies that solve specific problems. SSA Executive Director of Health IT Jude Soundararajan said here at the White House Blue Button 2.0 D eveloper Conference that in September SSA will launch a GitHub site with its use case for disabilities. And he said that developer contests will follow. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Profusa's embeddable continuous biosensor draws $45M from investors
Profusa, a company that is developing connected tissue-implanted biosensors, has raised just over $45 million in Series C funding. Participants in the round included new investors VMS Investment Group, Tasly Pharmaceutical Group, and Maxim Integrated, as well as returning backers 3E Bioventures Capital and Atinum Investment. The company will be using the new financing to bring its CE Marked sensor, the Profusa Lumee Oxygen Platform, toward commercialization and continue development of another continuous biosensor focused on glucose detection. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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EHR integration startup Sansoro Health raises $8M
This morning,  Sansoro Health, a healthcare integration company focused on interoperability, announced that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $14.5 million. This round was led by LRVHealth with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures a nd Healthy Ventures.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Researchers: Blood pressure app's inaccuracy may have been part of its appeal
Instant Blood Pressure, an app from Aura Labs, has been removed from the app store for more than two years. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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New York City-based, day of delivery pharmacy Capsule scores $50M
Online pharmacy and delivery service Capsule has landed a whopping $50 million in Series B funding led by Thrive Capital and Brook Capital Partners. The company, which defines itself by its same-day delivery policy, is now looking to expand its New York-based business to a national market.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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UK children's hospital deploying HoloLens, Surface Hubs for surgical teams
Alder Hey Children ’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an a pp for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their patients during an ongoing procedure. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce pledge to remove interoperability barriers
WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
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VisualDx gets NASA grant to build diagnosis tool for deep space missions
The astronauts currently on the International Space Station rely on telemedicine  for everything from coughs to bruises. But as Dr. Shannan Moynihan, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine at the NASA Johnson Space Center, said in a presentation at HIMSS18, telemedicine has its limits for caring for astronauts. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Zocdoc proposes controversial pricing changes, Facebook vets addiction ads, and other digital health briefs
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new customer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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FDA grants Natural Cycles' contraception app de novo marketing approval
The FDA announced today that it will allow marketing of Natural Cycles ’ contraception app in the US for pre-menopausal women aged 18 years and older. Previously approved in the UK and currently the subject of investigation by multiple regulatory agencies, the algorithm-driven app helps users track their menstrual cycle and informs them when they are most fertile. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Dexcom beats revenue guidance, eyes iCGM G6 sales for next quarter's growth
Shortly after launching its integrated continuous glucose monitoring system, Dexcom announced a 42 percent increase in year-over-year sales during its Q2 earnings call.   “Not only did we exceed our annual growth guidance for the second consecutive quarter but the business continues to accelerate,” Kevin Ronald Sayers, CEO of Dexcom, said during the call. “All of our key segments demonstrated strong year-over-year growth with US and [out of US] revenues up 3 5 percent and 78 percent, respectively.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
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DarioHealth attributes Q2 growth to new approvals, US launches, service offerings
The second quarter of 2018 was a strong one for the rapidly expanding DarioHealth. Touting 70 percent year-over-year revenue growth and a continued decline in its cash burn rate, CEO Erez Raphael credited his company ’s increasing fortune to recent US regulatory approvals and product launches as well as the company’s wider focus on an integrated consumer experience. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Fitbit names new head of engineering, higi announces executive chairman, and other digital health hires
Floridian healthcare IT company Modernizing Medicine has tapped Patrick DeAngelo for the role of vice president and general manger of business services. DeAngelo has worked in revenue cycle, operational, and technical departments at major healthcare companies for 20 years. His new duties will include leading revenue cycle management (RCM) operations, the sales team, and value-based care services at Modernizing Medicine.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Boston Children ’s Hospital investigating Alexa skills for doctors in the clinic
In early 2016, Boston Children ’s Hospital was among the first healthcare organizations to leverage Amazon Alexa with KidsMD, a skill that helps parents understand their child’s symptoms, seek basic medication dosing guidance, or decide whether an in-person visit is necessary. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Doctor on Demand CEO: Utilization, patient satisfaction keys to success in crowded telemedicine market
Telemedicine options for employers in the United States are approaching ubiquity — a National Business Group on Health survey last year found that 96 percent of employers planned to offer telemedicine services to employees this year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Senseonics reports increase in revenue, looks towards US expansion
Not two months after getting the FDA nod for its implantable CGM, Eversense, Senseonics held its Q2 earnings call reporting a increase in year over year revenues. However, it continues to operate at a net loss. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Hinge Health gets $26M, plans to expand musculoskeletal digital health platform
San Francisco-based Hinge Health, which makes a digital health platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, has raised $26 million in a Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners. Existing investor Atomico also contributed, increasing its stake in the company. This brings the company ’s total funding to $36 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Gupta's run ends at Michigan primary, plastic surgeons warn of'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs
Call9 launches data analytics plaform for nursing homes. Nursing home care technology company Call9 has launched a data analytics platform for nursing home administrators and operators. Dubbed SNF Assist, the platform integrates with a facility ’s EHR to deliver insights that will help inform users’ operational and medical decisions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Adherium launches smart inhaler sensors in US, plastic surgeons warn of'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs
OTC inhaler sensors launch in US. Smart inhaler company Adherium has launched its Hailie line of attachable inhaler sensors in the US. Built for patients with asthma and COPD, the sensors connect to a smartphone app that assists with adherence, dose tracking, and preventing misuse. The company announced plans for their US launch earlier this year after the devices received over-the-counter clearance from the FDA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Cardiogram integrates with Garmin wearables for heart health insights
Garmin wearable users now have the option to gain deeper insights into the their heart health, following an announcement that the consumer tech company'wearables will have the ability to integrate with heart health app Cardiogram. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Digital therapeutics maker Akili adds extra $13M to earlier $55M funding round
Boston-based digital therapeutics company Akili Interactive Labs announced this morning that it has added an extra $13 million to its previously announced Series C financing. Together, this brings the company ’s 2018 funding to $68 million, and its total backing to just over $140 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Home healthcare care platform AlayaCare lands $13.8M
This morning Toronto-based home care platform AlayaCare announced that it scored $13.8 million in a Series B funding round led by inovia capital, with participation from Chrysalis and Fonds Innovexport.   Focused on providing home healthcare workers and clients with tools, the company’s software has several different platforms including a mobile app and clinical documentation tool. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Designing Alexa skills for consumers? Focus on content first, Cigna head says
Voice assistants are finding their way into a growing number of consumer homes, leading an ever-increasing number of healthcare companies to investigate how these connected technologies can be used to improve patients'health and deliver pertinent information directly to the individual. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Fitbit, BCBS team up to discount device prices for members
Buying a Fitbit is now cheaper for some Blue Cross Blue Shield members, following a deal between the major payer and wearable company.   The deal gives members special rates on Fitbit devices if they purchase through the Blue365 portal. It will also let employers buy Fitbit devices at a bulk or subsidized rate for their employees. According to the insurer, 60 million members are eligible for the program, which includes trackers an d watches. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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CVS MinuteClinic goes live with app-based telehealth offering built on Teladoc platform
Through a partnership with Teladoc, CVS ’ MinuteClinic announced today that it has launched a 24-7 telehealth offering available through an app for consumers’ smartphones. The service is intended for patients aged two years or older seeking care for a minor illness, minor injury, skin condition, or “other wellness needs.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
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