Digital Health

Anelto Health and AT&T tackle remote patient monitoring

Released on April 14, 2019

Ultimately, the goals of the remote patient monitoring solution are to …

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Digital Health MedTech

The central role data plays in the future of medical devices

Released on April 11, 2019

Medical devices create massive amounts of data, but it’s only been relatively recently that this information has been effectively harnessed to improve patient outcomes and experiences…

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Digital Health FDA Approved

FDA clears Spry Health’s Loop clinical-grade wearable

Released on April 10, 2019

Spry Health has received FDA clearance for its…

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Digital Health

CTA launches new AI initiative with groups like Fitbit, Google and IBM

Released on April 9, 2019

While AI has been held up as a key part of healthcare’s future, there are still many unanswered questions…

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Diagnostics Digital Health

How a wearable device could replace biopsies

Released on April 4, 2019

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a wearable device…

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Digital Health

TytoCare is looking to extend the reach of telehealth providers into patient homes

Released on April 4, 2019

Even as money continues to pour into the telehealth space and virtual care is pitched as a key part of …

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Digital Health

The Game-Changing Impact of mHealth on Global Healthcare

Released on April 3, 2019

In total, 68 percent of families used the app, and 86 percent said they would prefer to…

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Digital Health Funding

Digital health funding dips in Q1 2019, Rock Health report finds

Released on April 2, 2019

Rock Health found that during Q1 of this year, about 25 percent of deal flow focused on…

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Digital Health Funding

Digital Health Funding Drops Off & IPOs Heat Up in Q1

Released on April 2, 2019

U.S. companies raised more than $8 billion for digital health last year. But investors injected just $986 million into 61 digital health deals in the first quarter of 2019 — about half of the money raised in Q1 2018, according to a funding report from Rock Health.

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Digital Health

Electronic Pajamas Detect Heart Beats, Breathing, Posture Through The Night

Released on April 2, 2019

How well we sleep makes a big difference to our cardiovascular health, emotional state, and overall well being.

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Digital Health

If Wounds Could Talk

Released on April 1, 2019

Medical technology has made inroads in collecting data about health status that were considered impossible just a few short years ago.

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Digital Health MedTech

Mount Sinai and German IT institute collaborate on digital health

Released on March 31, 2019

New York-based Mount Sinai Health System and the Hasso Plattner Institute, a German information technology institute that has bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, have teamed up to launch a new digital health institute, according to a news release sent to MedCity.

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Cardiology Digital Health

Aktiia’s Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor is Accurate for Months

Released on March 29, 2019

The Aktiia PulseWatch optical blood pressure monitor was tested in six healthy volunteers and agreed with a traditional inflating-cuff blood pressure monitor (Omron M6) two months after the initial calibration. The PulseWatch was accurate to within 1 ± 7 mmHg, which satisfied the 5±8 mmHg guidelines set by the AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation).

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Digital Health MedTech

AI Program Can Predict Premature Death

Released on March 29, 2019

As MD+DI has previously reported, artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly significant role in medical devices. Now, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that AI could be used to predict premature death. The findings could have major implications for preventative healthcare, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham.

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Digital Health

Voice-Enabled Cellular Blood Pressure–Monitoring System Encourages Patients to Make Healthy Decisions

Released on March 28, 2019

“Despite all the advances in digital health and how technology is applied in healthcare, the daily life for a person with a chronic condition hasn’t improved much at all in the past few decades,” said Livongo Chief Product Officer Amar Kendale in an interview with MD+DI.

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Digital Health Neuro

This digital therapeutics company helps patients with neurologic injuries and diseases improve walking

Released on March 28, 2019

Brian Harris is a board-certified music therapist. His work took him to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where he started the organization’s first Neurologic Music Therapy program. Harris was utilizing music to help patients improve their ability to walk, and it was working.

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Cardiology Digital Health

Apple’s Watch Shows It Has ‘Heart’ in New Study

Released on March 18, 2019

New light is being shed on the effectiveness of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation (Afib) thanks to preliminary results from a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers and Apple.

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Cardiology Digital Health

Apple touts results from massive AF-detection Apple Watch study

Released on March 16, 2019

Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) today released data from its 419,297-patient Apple Heart Study, showing that the device is capable of aiding in the detection of atrial fibrillation using its light-sensor based technology.

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Digital Health MedTech

Should Medtech—Not Healthcare IT Departments—Take the Lead in Cybersecurity?

Released on March 15, 2019

Connectivity has changed how a patient is diagnosed, treated, and managed. Yet in this digital world, each connectivity point introduces a potential weakness that a growing number of attackers may try to exploit. Who should take the lead on Cyber-security measures?

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Digital Health MedTech

Withings Releases Breathing Disturbance Sleep Monitor

Released on March 15, 2019

Withings, the famous French maker of stylish activity trackers, blood pressure cuffs, and other personal healthcare and fitness devices, is releasing a breathing disturbance monitor.

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Digital Health

Using wearable devices in clinical trials

Released on March 12, 2019

Globally, more than 325 million people own wearable, connected devices, and more than 2.5 billion own smartphones. Using wearable devices in clinical trials can bring huge benefits, however, there are also concerns.

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Digital Health

Accenture to buy Irish manufacturing services company

Released on March 8, 2019

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has agreed to acquire Enterprise System Partners (ESP), a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the life sciences industry.

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Digital Health

Digital therapeutics startup Akili Interactive inks deal with Japanese pharma company

Released on March 8, 2019

As leading companies in the nascent digital therapeutics industry work to gain  regulatory approval and adoption of their products one pathway to commercialization has been through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies.

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Digital Health

Fitbit launches new low-cost wearables, details growth among enterprise segement

Released on March 7, 2019

In the face of competition in the wearables space from the likes of Samsung and Apple, San Francisco-based wearables pioneer Fitbit has responded through new lower-cost consumer devices and increasing focus on its enterprise business lines as it moves past basic fitness tracking capabilities.

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