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The Effects of B12 Deficiency
Metformin is Big Pharma's pride and joy when it comes to diabetes. Over 120 million diabetics take this drug to try to control their blood sugar. Even anti-aging doctors have gotten on the bandwagon. They think metformin is a wonder drug. My colleagues keep asking me when I'm going to start prescribing it. Short-term, drugs can be a lifesaver. But long-term, the track record is not so good. Long term, like so many of Big Pharma's "cures," metformin creates more problems than it solves… Patients often stay on this drug for 10 years… 20 years… and more. That's a long time to be on an...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news

HHS names secretary for health technology
The  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that former Louisiana Rep. John Fleming is taking a new post as deputy assistant secretary for health technology.Fleming said as secretary for health technology he will work on issues and regulations tied to technology and the practice of medi cine. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDNA launches app-based tool for clinicians using facial recognition, AI and genetic big data to improve rare disease diagnosis and treatment
Boston startup FDNA, which makes a suite of apps called Face2Gene that use facial analysis, artificial intelligence and genomic insights in hopes of improving diagnoses and treatment of rare diseases, has launched a new tool for clinicians. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 3/21/2017
MDLive launches new mobile app. Telemedicine vendor MDLive has completely revamped its mobile app. The update includes streamlined onboarding, a new personalized dashboard, and a design that encourages users to use the “find a provider” feature and to update their health records. The app is also customizable for provider partners and MDLive is offering a full SDK to integrate parts of MDLive’s app into their own. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bivarus gets $4M for data-driven approach to patient feedback
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the amount of the raise. It was $4 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Teladoc and Accolade join forces and more digital health deals
Teladoc has teamed up with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge provider for employers, health plans and health systems, to help members (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Abel Prize 2017: Yves Meyer wins 'maths Nobel' for work on wavelets
Frenchman wins prestigious prize for theory that links maths, information technology and computer scienceFrench mathematician Yves Meyer was today awarded the2017 Abel Prize for his work on wavelets, a mathematical theory with applications in data compression, medical imaging and the detection of gravitational waves.Meyer, 77, will receive 6 million Norwegian krone (about £600,000) for the prize, which recognises outstanding contributions to mathematics and is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Science Source Type: news

Merck Accelerator Hits New Peak of Applications
Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced today the new startups participating in its Accelerator programs in Darmstadt, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya. The two program locations accept startups from different fields within Merck's core specialisms: Darmstadt takes startups from the fields of healthcare, life sciences and performance materials, while Nairobi works exclusively on innovations in digital healthcare. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Testing for Zika Virus: There's an App for That
Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Zocdoc launches patient-focused search engine that can understand natural human language
Doctor appointment booking platform Zocdoc is launching a new, smarter search feature to its offering on both mobile and desktop. Now, the ability to find and schedule doctor visits will become more personalized and approachable with Zocdoc ’s Patient Powered Search engine, which employs machine learning and natural language processing to make the experience more conversational. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WebMD, Scripps Translational Science Institute launch ResearchKit study on pregnancy
Scripps Translational Science Institute and WebMD are launching a new smartphone-based Apple ResearchKit study on pregnant women to improve research as well as resources for expectant mothers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UCB works with Garmin on wellness program for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Global pharmaceutical company UCB has launched Wellness4U, a health and wellness platform for  people living with immunologic disorders which includes, as one aspect, an activity tracker pilot program. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Aetion gets $11.2M for real-world evidence analytics platform
New York-based healthcare technology company, Aetion, which makes an analytics platform to assess real-world evidence from a range of sources, has raised $11.2 million in Series A funding. Flare Capital Partners, a VC firm focused on early stage health technology and services, led the round, and Lakestar also contributed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

betterPT gets $1.5 million to connect patients to physical therapists via mobile app
New York City-based betterPT has raised $1.5 million for its mobile platform for connecting patients to physical therapists. Loeb Partners was the sole investor in the seed round. The genesis of the company grows out of a law recently passed in 29 out of 50 states known as “direct access”, which allows patients to get up to 10 physical therapist visits without a prescription and still be reimbursed for those visits.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin: Call for Digital Health Startups
Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin supports innovative startups that combine medical knowledge with smart technologies, with special focus on behavior change, diagnostics and genomics, big data and analytics. Startupbootcamp provides mentorship, funding, logistic support and access to our huge network of industry specific mentors, corporate partners, angels and VC's to up to 10 high potential Digital Health startups from around the world. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Northwell Health masters care transitions with ' LoJack for patients '
Care coordination is critical to the success of population health efforts as it brings all of the moving parts of healthcare together on the same track. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Would you like to host a future Cochrane Colloquia or Governance Meeting?
We are looking for Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 Cochrane Colloquia and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Cochrane Governance Meetings.Cochrane ColloquiaCochrane Colloquia are the flagship scientific meetings of the organization and have been held annually since 1993 in different locations across the world. They bring opportunities for people to discuss, develop, and promote scientific developments relevant to the work of Cochrane, provide training, and help shape Cochrane ’s future direction. They are a chance for the community to get together to discuss the latest topics in evidence-based health care and learn about...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

In-depth: The path to market for digital tools for mental health and neurological conditions
The human brain and the seemingly infinite number of health complications that can befall it are complex. As such, there aren ’t universally agreed-upon therapies and treatments for conditions ranging from depression and chronic pain to stroke and Parkinson’s disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers and HeartFlow Collaborate to Provide Solution that Has Potential to Lower Cardiac Care Costs
Siemens Healthineers and HeartFlow, Inc. have entered into a global collaboration agreement to provide a comprehensive, noninvasive solution to support the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). HeartFlow is a pioneer in personalized medical technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of CAD. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Business and Industry Source Type: news

KISQALI ® (ribociclib) Approved for the Treatment of HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer, available for order at Biologics, Inc.
CARY, N.C. (March 17, 2017) —Biologics, Inc., a McKesson Specialty Health oncology pharmacy services company, has been selected by Novartis to be a specialty pharmacy provider for KISQALI® (ribociclib). (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - March 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Population Health Information Technology (PHIT): From the Bedside to the Community
Monday, May 1, 2017, 4:30PM - 7:15PM. New York, NY (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Intermountain taps Zebra to bring AI to medical imaging
Intermountain Healthcare is working with Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning imaging analytics company, based in Israel to integrate machine learning in medical imaging analysis. The goal is to provide better patient care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Connected fetal monitor maker Monica acquired by GE Healthcare
UK-based Monica Healthcare, one of the earliest digital health companies, has been acquired by GE Healthcare. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, investor Catapult Ventures shared that it recieved a 3.5x return on its investment. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HMS Holdings acquires patient engagement company Eliza Health for $170M
Irving, Texas-based HMS Holdings, which owns a number of subsidiaries that offer software tools for payers, has acquired health engagement platform provider Eliza Corporation for a cash purchase price of $170 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With $30M in new funding from Omron, Mayo Clinic, AliveCor launches new AI-powered provider dashboard
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced $30 million in new funding today, led by the Mayo Clinic and Omron Healthcare. At the same time, the company launched Kardia Pro, its first provider-facing offering, which uses AI to give cardiologists only the relevant information about their patient ' s ECGs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Livongo ' s $52.5M round will take it beyond diabetes and beyond the US
Technology-enabled diabetes management company Livongo Health has raised $52.5 million in new funding in a round co-led by General Catalyst, an existing investor, and international investment company Kinnevik. Other investors included Microsoft Ventures, American Investment Holdings, and EDBI, a Singapore-based fund whose portfolio includes WellTok, GoBalto, and Sotera Wireless. All previous investors also participated in the round. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Arthritis Research UK Introduces IBM Watson-Powered 'Virtual Assistant' to Provide Information and Advice to People with Arthritis
Arthritis Research UK and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have announced the development of a Watson-powered 'virtual personal assistant' to provide information and advice to people living with arthritis. The charity has teamed up with IBM to ensure people seeking help will have access to personalised information from the Arthritis Research UK website, delivered in a form that feels like a natural conversation. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured IBM Healthcare Business and Industry Source Type: news

Could better information and support before and after surgery transform joint replacement results?
Joint replacements improve the quality of life of thousands of people with arthritis in the UK each year. More than 104,000 knee replacements and 98,000 hip replacements were performed during 2015 alone.We know many of you have already benefited from this surgery, telling us how a new hip or knee has got you moving again, cut down on your pain and helped you to get the most out of life. However, there's still vital work to be done to help even more people to experience positive outcomes after joint replacement surgery, which is why Arthritis Research UK is funding extensive research in this area.Recently published results ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Cohero Health adds another $1.5M to Series A with new backing from Samsung, Omron
New York City-based Cohero Health, which develops connected health tools and technologies for chronic respiratory diseases, has closed on $10.5 million in Series A funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

VC firm Biomatics Capital closes $200M fund focused on genomics and digital health
Seattle-based venture capital firm Biomatics Capital, which focuses on companies innovating around healthcare and technology, has closed its initiatory fund of $200 million. This exceeds the firm ’s target of $150 million and spans a range of investors including individuals, family offices and institutions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mount Sinai taps Salesforce to connect Medicaid patients ' care communities
When Salesforce, already a powerhouse in customer support systems, entered the healthcare space in 2015, the company ' s scale and experience held a lot of promise for tackling large-scale population health challenges. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

InTouch, Dignity Health expand telehealth partnership and more digital health deals
Telehealth provider  InTouch Health and Dignity Health have expanded their partnership, extending InTouch’s existing services in Dignity’s acute care settings into post-acute and ambulatory facil (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA seeking feedback on new Office of Patient Affairs
The FDA is considering the creation of an Office of Patient Affairs, focused on soliciting the perspectives of patients and taking those insights into account as it sets regulatory policy. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CareDox raises $6.4M for digital student health record platform
New York-based CareDox, which offers a digital platform for schools to manage, store and transfer children ’s health records, has raised $6.4 million in Series A in a round led by Digitalis Ventures. First Round Capital, Giza Venture Capital, TEXO Ventures and Prolog Ventures also contributed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New Nano-Implant could One Day Help Restore Sight
A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings research a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light. The researchers demonstrated this response to light in a rat retina interfacing with a prototype of the device in vitro. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

CareView signs large hospital division under GPO ageement
CareView Communications, an information technology provider to the healthcare industry, has collaborated with another large member hospital group under its Group Purchasing Agreement (GPO) agreement. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - March 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mango Health, Express Scripts announce strategic investment, longterm partnership
Digital health company Mango Health, which makes a gamified app for patient engagement and medication adherence, has announced a strategic investment from — and longterm partnership with — Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States. The amount of the investment was undisclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Epic launches long-planned " App Orchard " app store
Epic announced with little fanfare that its App Orchard is now officially open for business. And the EHR vendor is inviting third-party developers to highlight their best work, not only with FHIR, but also other open application programming interfaces. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Genentech gives UC Riverside $100k grant for MS telemedicine pilot
For people living with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), there can be many impediments to traveling to the neurologist ’s office for regular visits, including personal mobility limitations, pain, or vision impairments. And those are just the physical challenges of MS. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health briefs for 3/14/2017
Google Fit, the company ’s health and fitness platform that launched in 2014 as an Apple Health competitor, is headed in the same direction as the rest of the tracking app industry: collecting more data on users and serving it back to them as personalized insights. Head of health and fitness apps for Google Play Mary Liz McCurdy spoke on a panel at SXSW this week about that trend.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report:  New version of “ Medjack ” malware a risk for older hospital systems
A new version of Medjack, a malware program designed specifically to attack medical device, has been discovered, according to a Data Privacy + Security Insider report. The new version, dubbed MedJack.3 by cybersecurity group TrapX, was found being used through an old malware spreader to attack medical devices connected to older operating systems, according to the report. The group warned that any medical devices connected to old, unpatched operating systems are vulnerable to Medjack.3. Earlier versions of the malware were designed to bypass security controls and use cybersecurity tools to install backdoors and spread withi...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Health Information Technology Software / IT Cybersecurity/Hacking Source Type: news

UK arthritis resource charity taps IBM Watson to build virtual assistant
Millions of people around the world are living with arthritis. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control puts that figure at nearly 23 million, or one in every four adults. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CarePredict gets investment for wearable-based senior monitoring platform
CarePredict, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that makes a wearable for at-risk seniors, has raised an undisclosed funding round led by Las Olas Venture Capital, a fund that invests in innovative tech startups and previously invested in telemedicine company MDLive. The amount of the investment was undisclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Will Remote Software Updates Become the Norm for Medical Devices?
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - March 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why The HHS Health IT Office Could Be On Trump ' s Chopping Block
It looks like Trump might have the impetus from certain elements of the healthcare industry to scale back one federal office, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Neil Versel, Contributor Source Type: news

LEO Innovation Lab CEO Wins eyeforpharma Customer Innovator Award
LEO Innovation Lab is proud to announce that our CEO Kristian Hart-Hansen has won the eyeforpharma Customer Innovator Award. Kristian has spearheaded the growth of the LEO Innovation Lab since it's conception in 2015 with just six team members, to a thriving incubator of over 80 people and 15 projects today. The lab was established by LEO Pharma as an independent initiative to focus on using digital innovation to help individuals manage chronic skin conditions. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) - Advise, Connect, Inspire
German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) helps young German life science companies succeed in the global market. GALS provides individualized and highly flexible services, tailored towards the specific needs and objectives of startups and emerging companies in the life sciences. Experienced mentors and consultants work with the participating teams to establish networks of potential clients, partners, and investors. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Leo Innovation Lab invests $5.5M in five startups to drive development of digital tools for mental health, skin conditions and diagnostics
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Leo Innovation Lab announced a $5.5 million Series A funding round that will go to five startups around the world, ranging from mobile app makers to AI platform providers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Survey: Four in ten doctors say patient-generated data will among the most useful data sources in 5 years
The importance of genomic and patient-generated data will increase dramatically in the next five years as healthcare managers gain control of big data to develop precision medicine. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Data show gamified, personal coaching program SidekickHealth a good complement to in-person DPPs
Digital coaching and a gamified approach to healthy lifestyle choices may be a powerful tool in managing chronic conditions, according to new data from health engagement platform provider GoodlifeMe, which makes SidekickHealth. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news