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AiDoc raises $7M for AI-powered medical image analysis software
While medical imaging technologies have gotten more sophisticated and commonplace over the years, the number of available radiologists or clinicians to read things like CT scans or MRIs haven ’t increased accordingly. But tools that leverage machine learning have gotten smarter, and engineers believe they could play a vital role in alleviating the high demands on human medical image interpreters. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report: All but two states have some Medicaid telemedicine reimbursement
The Center for Connected Health Policy has released the fifth edition of its  State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 4/26/2017
DarioHealth launches in the UK. Israel-based DarioHealth, makers of a smartphone-connected glucometer, announced the launch of a direct-to-consumer channel in the United Kingdom. It is already available D2C in the US and Australia, but was previously available in the UK only through pharmacies and diabetes educators. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

RapidSOS gets $14M to continue bringing 911 into the 21st century
RapidSOS, a 4-year-old startup with roots at Harvard and MIT, has raised $14 million to, at long last, bring 9-1-1 and other first responder networks into the smartphone age. The roster of backers for the round includes three former FCC Chairmen and the investment arms of Motorola and Triple A, in addition to a number of other investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Science 37 picks up $29 million more for remote clinical trials
Remote clinical trial company Science 37 has raised $29 million in a round led by Glynn Capital Management with participation from Google ' s investment arm GV. One more new investor -- AmGen ventures -- contributed, as did existing investors  Lux Capital, Redmile Group, dRx Capital, and Sanofi Ventures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

To bring in telemedicine, do homework and meet the patients – and health system CEOs – where they are
As fun as FaceTime or other video calls can be, many people may choose to decline an incoming face-to-face chat for the simple reason of, well, not wanting to show their face. Understandably, when people are sick and are choosing to engage with their doctor virtually, they may not leap at the choice of a video visit. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MDLive faces class action suit over alleged data privacy breach
An Illinois-based law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against telemedicine company MDLive, alleging that the company takes screenshots of sensitive patient health information and sends them to TestFairy, an Israeli company that does quality control on apps, and that this is a violation of patient privacy. MDLive, for its part, denies that there ' s anything improper about its procedures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Philips releases enterprise telemedicine software for intensive care units
The most visible and utilized telemedicine tools available today are mainly geared toward primary care, but there is a growing emergence of specialty and high-touch medicine delivered through telemedicine technology. Case in point, Royal Philips debuted its enterprise-level telemedicine software designed for use in intensive care units at the American Telemedicine Conference in Orlando. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UK triage chatbot maker babylon gets $60M, plans next generation app
UK-based health chatbot company babylon, which raised $25 million in early 2016, has raised an additional $60 million in funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Two Pore Guys raises $24.5M for hand-held diagnostic testing device
Santa Cruz, California-based Two Pore Guys, which is developing a novel method of diagnostic testing via a device that digitally detects molecules, has raised $24.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by Khosla Ventures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mpirica raises $4.6 million for surgery quality transparency
Seattle-based healthcare quality transparency company Mpirica  has raised $4.6 million in a round led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. An undisclosed Seattle-based private equity fund also contributed to the round. The company plans to use the funsing to support a national rollout to Medicare Advantage customers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Doc Halo raises $11M to add patient engagement to its clinical comms platform
Cincinnati, Ohio-based clinical communications provider Doc Halo has raised $11 million in a series A round led by Bane Capital Ventures. Cincinnati-based Refinery Ventures also contributed to the round. Doc Halo has been operating for seven years in the clinical comms space, but this is its first outside funding round; cofounders Dr. Jose Barreau and Dr. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MAP Health Management teams up with Lief Therapeutics to pilot anxiety-monitoring wearable in addiction recovery patients
Recovering from addiction is more than simply staying away from substances. Along with the myriad challenges of everyday life that could trigger relapses, many people going through addiction treatment also deal with anxiety that can make it even harder for them stay substance-free. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medidata acquires Mytrus in mobile clinical trial merger
Medidata, a New York City-based company that offers cloud storage and data analytics services for clinical trials, announced last week its plans to acquire Mytrus, a clinical trial technology company focused on patient-focused electronic informed consent and remote trials. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

IBM researchers use deep learning, neural networks to screen for diabetic retinopathy with 86 percent accuracy
Out of the 422 million people around the world living with diabetes, one in three of them will develop diabetic retinopathy (DR), a common condition that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NewYork-Presbyterian adds more telepsychiatry, express care services
NewYork-Presbyterian has revealed a pair of new telemedicine options for psychiatric and express care services that build out its existing NYP OnDemand telehealth suite. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

American Well launches new enterprise tool to improve telemedicine adoption; unveils full integration with Samsung Health
At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Orlando today, telehealth provider American Well announced two developments the company has taken to expand their footprint, both in regards to consumer accessibility as well as ease of use for providers and health systems using the platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sansoro Health, which helps integrate digital health apps and EHRs, gets $5.2M from Bain
Sansoro Health, a company that connects digital health technologies with electronic health records, has raised $5.2 million. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. Combined with last year ' s $1.2 million raise from Healthy Ventures and Treehouse Ventures, the company ' s total funding is now at $6.4 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Verily, Stanford and Duke kick off Project Baseline study to develop broad reference of human health
Alphabet-owned Verily has launched the  Project Baseline Study, a collaborative effort with Stanford Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine to amass a large collection of broad phenotypic health data in hopes of developing a well-defined reference of human health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health funding in Q1 2017
The first quarter of 2017 has been an impressive one for digital health funding. MobiHealthNews tracked a staggering 46 deals in January, February, and March, totaling $1.47 billion ($1.35 billion in equity and $12 million in debt). Even dropping the outlier that is Verily ’s $800 million round, that still adds up to more than $600 million in investment, not to mention eight more funding rounds with undisclosed amounts. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Solv raises $6.25M for urgent care appointment-booking platform
San Francisco-based Solv Health, which is developing an app that allows people to find and book same-day doctor ’s appointments at urgent care clinics, has raised $6.25 million in Series A funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Solv raises $6.25M for urgent care appointment-booking app
San Francisco-based Solv Health, which is developing an app that allows people to find and book same-day doctor ’s appointments at urgent care clinics, has raised $6.25 million in Series A funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Enterprise video conferencing company Zoom teams up with Epic to launch configurable telehealth platform
Telemedicine platform providers – featuring integration with electronic health records, provider networks and various other data streams – are certainly not in short supply. But some healthcare professionals have been eschewing the all-inclusive approach and using the foundational technology of Zoom, the Silicon Valley-based maker of enterprise video conferencing platforms. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ZappRx gets $25M for specialty drug prescribing app
Digital specialty prescribing platform ZappRx  has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. GV, formerly Google Ventures, and SR One also contributed funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pharma ' s digital moves in the first quarter of 2017
The first quarter of 2017 saw pharma ’s visible participation in digital health steadily ramping up. From partnerships that augment digital diabetes care to infant sleep coaching collaborations, we ' ve covered quite a range of pharma-focused news in Q1. Read on for our list of the digital undertakings of Roche, Takeda, UCB, Johnson& Johnson, and many more.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 4/19/17
Ohio telemedicine regulations outline expectations for prescribing (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Samsung and WellDoc partner to offer direct-to-consumer version of diabetes management app
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc, which makes a digital platform for chronic disease management, is teaming up with consumer electronics giant Samsung to offer an integrated tool for people living with diabetes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Roundup: all the digital health payer-related news from the first quarter of 2017
Payer moves in digital health in the first quarter mainly fell into one of two categories: employee wellness initiatives and reimbursement moves. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HIMSS acquires Health 2.0 conferences
Today, HIMSS announced it is acquiring Health 2.0, the conference organization focused on healthcare technology innovation. HIMSS CEO H. Stephen Lieber said that while HIMSS has traditionally focused on mainstream technologies deployed by hospitals, networks and physician groups, the acquisition will make it possible for HIMSS to have a greater influence on the cutting edge of health IT. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 4/18/17
Virtual platform expands physical footprint (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Stanford and UC Berkeley researchers develop wearable sweat sensor as diagnostic tool
There ’s been a lot of talk about sweat-centric technology, with hopeful researchers and digital health entrepreneurs citing the potential for wearables that measure the salty substance to offer up a bevy of biometric insights ranging from athletic performance to glucose monitoring. But the latest scien tific undertaking suggests sweat-sensing wearables could go much further: diagnosing disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The 12 digital health mergers and acquisitions of Q1 2017
Only one quarter into 2017, there have already been an impressive number of mergers and acquisitions in the digital health space. While some were bigger and more unexpected than others, they all demonstrate a maturing and consolidating space. Read on for the 12 mergers and acquisitions we ’ve tracked since January. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MTI gets FDA clearance for connected spirometer
Dublin, Ohio-based Monitored Therapeutics, Inc. (MTI) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its connected spirometer, GoSpiro. The device, which calculates diagnostic-quality air capacity measurement, was designed specifically for use in a non-clinical setting. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Backed by $4.5M, Murj comes out of stealth mode with digital data management platform for heart-monitoring devices
Santa Cruz, California-based Murj, developer of a digital data collection platform for implantable cardiac devices, has officially emerged from stealth mode. Backed by $4.5 million in venture funding, the company wants to streamline workflow for clinicians grappling with increasingly more data from heart-monitoring devices, both remotely and in the office. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health IT venture capital hits second highest quarter in history, Mercom Capital says
Venture capital funding in the health IT sector almost doubled quarter over quarter for the first part of 2017, coming in at $1.6 billion in 165 deals compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016, research firm  Mercom Capital Group said in its new report.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A roundup of all the provider-related news from Q1 2017
We covered a wide range of hospital innovation stories in Q1 2017, as hospitals continued to explore digital health interventions in patient engagement, remote patient monitoring, and even artificial intelligence and virtual reality. It was also a big quarter for the UK ’s National Health Service and also boasted some digital health news for US government actors. Read on for a roundup of notable Q1 provider stories. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Verily introduces health-tracking Study Watch for use in clinical research
Verily has debuted a new health-tracking wearable designed for use in a series of observational and longitudinal studies. With the aptly dubbed Study Watch – which is not available for consumer purchase – the Alphabet subsidiary formerly known as Google Life Sciences aims to push new boundaries in the size, scope and sophistication of wearable data-gathering. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Timeline: Five years in the quest to build a Tricorder
Compared to the time between now and Star Trek ' s 23rd Century, 2012 isn ' t too long ago. But it ’s been long road for the teams of engineers who participated in the Qualcomm-backed Tricorder X Prize competition. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA grants Nanobiosym ' s point of care Zika test emergency authorization
Nanobiosym, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based digital health company whose Gene-RADAR scanner won the Nokia Sensing X Prize a few years ago, has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for its Zika Virus Test.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

As Boston Children ’s launches clinical decision support challenge, a warning about AI hype
Boston Children ’s Hospital held its second Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator Innovator’s Showcase yesterday, inviting more than 20 startups working with the hospital in some capacity to network and share their work with each other. At the event, the company also kicked off its newest open innovation ch allenge, which focuses specifically on clinical decision support.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Montana telemedicine bill would require in-person or video for first-time visits, and more state telemedicine updates
Accessing medical services across the expansive state of Montana can be tough. With a majority of residents marooned in rural areas that can be separated by significant distances or poor road conditions, more people are using telemedicine to meet with their doctors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Healthcare cloud services provider ClearDATA raises $12M
Austin, Texas-based ClearDATA, a cloud services provider that exclusively serves the healthcare and life sciences market, has raised $12 million from a stable of existing investors including  Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Excel Venture Management, Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners, and Flare Capital Partners. This round brings ClearDATA ' s total funding to $37 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Apple ' s rumored glucose-sensing project isn ' t a total surprise, but it is a daunting challenge
Apple has even more secret health aspirations than anyone realized, according to reporting by Christina Farr for CNBC yesterday. Citing sources inside the company, Farr reports that Apple has a small offsite team dedicated to diabetes research that ' s been working for about five years. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Telemedicine and wearables the safest sectors under Trump, survey says
It ’s hard to characterize what the future of healthcare IT will look like without evoking some form of the word “uncertainty.” With regulatory changes ahead and a fuzzy idea of the economy will look, barriers to innovation are expected. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has its winner, but work on tricorders will continue
After more than five years of designing, building, and testing versatile, portable consumer medical devices, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has announced a winner. Final Frontier Medical Devices, a small team led by engineer-turned ER doctor Basil Harris and his brother George (also an engineer) won the top prize of $2.6 million. Runner-up Dynamical Biomarkers Group will walk away with $1 million.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

EnsoData receives FDA clearance for sleep analysis software
Madison, Wisconsin-based EnsoData has received FDA clearance for its sleep analysis software called EnsoSleep, which uses machine learning to analyze sleep quality and aide in diagnosis of sleep or respiratory-related sleep disorders. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 4/12/2017
Indian doctor-finder app raises $3M. Indian startup Lybrate, which helps patients in its home country connect to doctors – both in person and by telemedicine – raised another $3 million, Tech Crunch reported, in a round with undisclosed investors. The company now has $15 million in investment funding. As TechCrunch points out, Lybrate is a direct competitor with Practo, which has raised $180 million, more than 10 times as much. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blink Health gets $90M for drug discount app, eyes brand-name pharma partnerships
New York City-based startup Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool to help consumers find low prices on medications, has raised $90 million in Series B funding in a round led by 8VC. Previously, the company raised $75 million – also led by 8VC – bringing the company’s total funding to date at $165 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Garmin ' s latest tracker takes aim at stress, " fitness age "
Wearables are at something of a crossroads right now. While companies might have previously differentiated new generations of wearables with new sensors and sleeker designs, now consumers are looking for something more: wearables that don ’t just track their life, but help them improve it. Garmin’s newest device, the vívosmart 3 activity tracker announced today, boasts a number of new features toward that end. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mercy Health ' s Jewish Hospital deploys wayfinding app
Hospital wayfinding app company Connexient has deployed its app at The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. The hospital is part of Mercy Health, a health system with 180 locations across Ohio and Kentucky. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news