Jonah Comstock

September 11, 2018
The Cadillac of gene tests? 23andMe is considering a $749 premium gene test offering, considerably more expensive than the $99 to $199 products the company has offered thus far, CNBC reports. Some users received email notifications about a premium service at that price, but clicking the link did nothing. According to 23andMe, it’s only testing user interest and has no plans for a roll out. In...
September 10, 2018
Connected Health Conference’s 2018 theme of “technology and the human element” wasn’t just chosen out of a hat, Program Chair Dr. Joseph Kvedar, told Babyforyou.net.ua. It’s an effort to offer reassurance and a helpful reframing for those who are concerned about the pace at which technology is moving. “With all of the surge in interest, and hype on artificial intelligence, and the corresponding...
September 10, 2018
San Francisco-based Nima Labs (formerly known as 6Sensor Labs) has launched the Nima Peanut Sensor, the second in a planned line of connected devices that can scan foods for evidence of a particular allergen. Users can put a small amount of food in a canister and run it through the small, triangular hardware device to obtain a reading of "peanut" or "no peanut." “Millions of people with peanut...
Adam Culbertson at HIMSS Innovation Center talks to HIMSS TV
September 6, 2018
Adam Culbertson is the Innovator in Residence at HIMSS, a role in which he works with different stakeholders to drive and support innovation in healthcare. Lately his focus has been on developer programs and APIs. Babyforyou.net.ua sat down with Culbertson as part of our September Focus on Innovation to get his take on hospital innovation as well as to hear a little more about him, his role, and his...
September 5, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article failed to specify that the deal concerns Freestyle Libre Pro, rather than the consumer version, Freestyle Libre. Livongo Health, the digital chronic disease management company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, announced today that it will be the first United States enterprise diabetes management company to bring Abbott’s Freestyle Libre...
September 4, 2018
Pune, India-based Persistent Systems acquired Herald Health, a two-person health tech startup with successful pilots at Brigham and Women's and Boston Childrens hospitals in Boston, for a total valuation of $5.2 million, Babyforyou.net.ua has learned. Multiple Indian publications are reporting the $5.2 million figure (which the companies did not disclose) including the Economic Times, which reports...
August 30, 2018
Garmin’s new gadget. Garmin isn’t giving any ground to Fitbit with the announcement of its vívosmart 4 activity tracker, which will add pulse oximetry and new sleep analysis features, echoing its competitor’s Charge 3 announcement last week. But vívofit 4 will also include unique features like “Body Battery”, which “estimates the body’s energy reserves, letting users know the optimal time for...
August 30, 2018
Fresh off the news of its acquisition by Best Buy, aging in place tech company GreatCall has announced the Jitterbug Smart2, the first update since 2016 to its line of smartphones for seniors. It was the original Jitterbug flip phone for seniors that first launched the company in 2006. Since then the company has grown to include a senior care call center and a line of personal emergency response...
August 29, 2018
Though doctors likely don’t consider their EHR a cutting-edge technology, the EHR space is actually a front line for change and innovation in healthcare. And that change is happening on a number of different axes: interoperability and open standards, personal health records, and the move into public cloud infrastructure are some of the biggest change narratives. Microsoft, which provides...
August 28, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis, which offers whitelabeled telemedicine tools to providers, quietly raised a $3 million funding round last week. The raise came from existing investors. The company's last round, in January 2016, was supported by Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos...