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By Jonah Comstock August 28, 2018
As a health wearable that far predates the invention of the term, hearing aids have always been an interesting spot. Now Minnesota hearing aid company Starkey Hearing Technologies, which launched one of the first hearing aids to connect directly to an iPhone back in 2014, has launched Livio AI. The product hopes to combine the feature sets of a hearing aid, a fitness wearable, and an AI health...
By Laura Lovett August 28, 2018
The rise in big data has rocked nearly every sector from education to consumer tech, and in particular healthcare. But connecting the dots between the data sources has been a major hurtle in innovation. This is especially true when it comes to the government. The US government’s extensive stores of data are often siloed in different agencies and even departments. A tradition of government...
By Dave Muoio August 27, 2018
A study recently published in Heart found that coronary heart disease (CHD) patients assigned a smartphone app for medication reminders demonstrated greater adherence than those who did not. The investigation was conducted by a group of Australian researchers, and included a sample of 163 adults participants with an average age of roughly 58 years. Presented this week at the European Society of...
Cognoa child development assessment app for autism
By Dave Muoio August 27, 2018
In May, a pair of studies were published in the journals Autism Research and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) that evaluated Cognoa’s artificial intelligence-based tool for early identification of autism in children. While both investigations suggest that the tool’s performance significantly exceeded those of other standardized screeners, comparing the two...
By Jonah Comstock August 23, 2018
Evidation Health is teaming up with Tidepool to launch a connected device-powered study of nocturnal hypoglycemic events in people with Type 1 diabetes.  The research is novel in that connected devices — including Dexcom continuous glucose monitors, an Emfit sleep monitor, and a WHOOP activity tracker — will allow researchers to access data about overnight low blood sugar events that previously...
By Dave Muoio August 23, 2018
Psychiatry has long stood as one of the more subjective areas of care, but new technologies and large-scale data generation and analysis may offer a more quantifiable approach to mental health treatment. In a recently published perspective, a group of Verily researchers and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf called for the psychiatric field to embrace digital sensors and the data sciences...
By Dave Muoio August 23, 2018
Dthera Sciences, a San Diego-based developer of clinical and consumer digital therapeutics for individuals with neurodegenerative conditions, announced today that its development stage intervention, DTHR-ALZ, has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA. As laid out in the 21st Century Cures Act, the Breakthrough Devices Program looks to streamline new medical technologies that...
a screensnap of Do No Harm trailer about doctor burnout

The panel will include a discussion with ‘Do No Harm’ documentary filmmaker Robyn Simon. Credit: Screen snap of film

By Jonah Comstock August 23, 2018
Eight years ago, Eliza CEO Alex Drane came up with the idea for “The Unmentionables,” an annual panel at Health 2.0 where participants would address difficult but important topics in healthcare. “Her bullet point was that there are things in healthcare that drive health outcomes that we don’t mention,” Health 2.0 cofounder and CEO Indu Subaiya told Babyforyou.net.ua. “She started with topics like...
Omkar Kulkarni, CIO at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Omkar Kulkarni, CIO at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, will be speaking at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara Sept. 16.

By Dave Muoio August 23, 2018
From digital therapeutics to virtual care and artificial intelligence, there are a number of novel advancements in healthcare technology offering providers an opportunity to revamp care for the better. But talking about healthcare innovation is easy — it’s the deployment and adoption that often trips up larger healthcare providers. Omkar Kulkarni, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ recently...
By Dave Muoio August 22, 2018
Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is winding to a close after presentations from dozens of tech entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator has historically had a hand in the development of numerous healthcare tech startups, and this week’s event seems to be no exception. According to TechCrunch, 28 percent of the 122 startups that presented at Demo Day fell within the healthcare vertical...