Laura Lovett

November 6, 2018
When it comes to treating the opioid crisis, digital tools may be able to tackle some of the trickiest issues that the current care model cannot, according to a recently released Rock Health report. The report zeros in on some of the major road blocks in treating addiction and how digital could be the key to addressing these needs.  Those challenges include the variability between treatment...
November 5, 2018
This morning ResMed, maker of connected respiratory devices, announced that it is set to acquire MatrixCare, a Minnesota-based EHR company, for $750 million.  MatrixCare’s EHR is targeted towards long-term post acute care services, such as skilled nursing facilities, life plan communities and senior living homes.  The deal is expected to help ResMed expand its software-as-a-service offerings,...
November 5, 2018
Last week Chinese language search engine Baidu, unveiled a new artificial intelligence-powered tool aimed at detecting ocular fundus, which can lead to blindness. The latest tool, called AI Fundus Camera, will be able to screen for three types of ocular fundus diseases.  The new AI-powered camera takes a photo and then can generate a screening report. According to the company, this photo doesn’t...
November 2, 2018
It’s a too familiar scene — 2 a.m. and the computer screen is open to a Google search leading the user down every possible scenario and health scare. The patient then has to decide based on whatever search has come up whether or not a trip the emergency room is in order.    That’s where AI chatbots have come in to play. More and more digital health companies are focusing on providing a place for...
November 1, 2018
Klue, a startup that uses gesture monitoring to track eating behaviors, is turning its attention to Type 1 diabetes. This afternoon the San Francisco-based startup announced that its platform will now include a reminder feature designed specifically to help people with Type 1 diabetes manage their condition around meals.  “The module will send the users a gentle nudge on their Apple Watch when...
October 30, 2018
Interaxon, the company best known for its “brain sensing” headband Muse that helps wearers meditate, released the second generation of the device this morning.  The latest product, called Muse 2, is worn across the user's forehead and connects to a smartphone app that providing meditation data. Like the previous version of the tool, it is able to measure brain signals through an EEG sensor,...
October 30, 2018
This morning H1, an artificial intelligence healthcare data insights company, announced that it raised $6 million in funding from its incubator Shore Group. The new money is expected to help the New York-based company speed up its growth and development. H1’s platform combines public clinical and scholarly databases with AI with the goal of helping healthcare professionals with targeted databases...

Photo credit: FundamentalVR

October 30, 2018
This morning FundamentalVR, maker of a virtual reality surgical training platform, landed $1.4 million in new funding from investment company Tern Plc. This latest investment brings the company’s total funding to $2.6 million. It also furthers return investor Tern Plc stake in the company, bringing its investments to 34.5 percent of the startup’s holdings.  This announcement comes on the heels of...

Photo credit: Novarad

October 29, 2018
The possibilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens system have become a hot topic in the medical world in recent years. But last week Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System received FDA clearance for pre-operative surgical planning using the tech company's augmented reality headset. The newly FDA-cleared system uses the lens to project 2D, 3D and 4D interactive images onto a patient’s body during...
October 26, 2018
Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that Amazon isn't involved in the development of the products. Instead, the latest product line was launched by Arcadia and will be exclusively sold on Amazon.  Amazon’s latest move into the healthcare arena will be focused on helping consumers manage their diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, according to an announcement from Arcadia...