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By Jonah Comstock November 30, 2017
AliveCor has launched (and received FDA clearance for) a new ECG sensor built into an Apple Watch strap, as well as an Apple Watch app on which users can see their ECG in near real-time. The strap, called KardiaBand, is an upgraded version of a product that launched in Europe last year. But in addition to the band, AliveCor is launching SmartRhythm, a software that continuously measures heart...
By Laura Lovett November 29, 2017
The medical team at Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health system reported a significant increase in the ability to locate staff across fields after a hospital messaging system was implemented.  “What we wanted was a single communication device across the enterprise,” Joseph Wolfgram, chief technology officer at Mission Health said at the Healthcare Messaging Conference and Exhibition at...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2017
A slew of digital diabetes care companies have announced integrations with the upcoming virtual Type 2 diabetes management platform being developed by Onduo, a joint venture of Verily and Sanofi. These announced services include Voluntis’ Insulia, a digital insulin dose recommendation and coaching system; Glytec’s Glucommander Outpatient, cloud-based software that evaluates blood glucose and...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2017
National Health Service Trusts located in England’s North East region have announced a partnership focused on broadened implementation of digital health strategies. NHS Health Call was initially established by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, and relied on technologies developed by Harrogate, England-based remote patient monitoring company Inhealthcare. The Trust has now...
By Bernie Monegain November 28, 2017
GE Healthcare has partnered with Nvidia to fast-track artificial intelligence adoption in healthcare and with Intel to boost digital imaging. The Nvidia partnership builds on GE Healthcare’s 10-year alliance with the company to bring the most sophisticated artificial intelligence to GE Healthcare’s 500,000 imaging devices globally and to accelerate healthcare processing. The new CT system is two...
By Dave Muoio November 28, 2017
As new telemedicine players sprout from the woodwork and employers more frequently offer telehealth options to their employees, a new breed of doctors may be needed to match the technology’s growing popularity. In a recent editorial published in JAMA, NewYork-Presbyterian physicians argued that adoption of a new multidisciplinary medical specialty focused on virtual care would best prepare...
By Laura Lovett November 27, 2017
San Diego-based Biolinq, a digital health company specializing in minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring, raised $10 million in Series A financing. The round was led by M Ventures, in collaboration with Hikma Ventures.  Biolinq is currently working on a skin applied, minimally-invasive electrochemical biosensor platform for diabetes patients, which analyzes biomarkers in the...
By Dave Muoio November 27, 2017
Voice recognition technology employed by Google Assistant, Google Home, and Google Translate could soon become a transcription tool for documenting patient-doctor conversations. In a recent proof of concept study, Google researchers described their experiences developing two automatic speech recognition (ASR) methodologies for multi-speaker medical conversations, and concluded that both models...
By Bernie Monegain November 22, 2017
A new wave of speculation from industry analysts is putting Apple in the spotlight over its supposed plans for creating a new sort of EHR – the soul of a new device, so to speak. The new speculation is fueled by the patents Apple has recently secured.  Analysts reason that Apple may be poised to enter the mobile healthcare monitoring device, EHR, and healthcare data storage markets. Healthcare IT...
By Laura Lovett November 22, 2017
Veterans struggling with speech or cognitive disorders will now be able to access therapy through Constant Therapy, a mobile app that provides supplemental coaching and motivation to patients.  Veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the US Department of Veterans Affairs will now be able to use the app for free.  The app is part of the Newton, Massachusetts-based company The...