Laura Lovett

Left to right: Lesley Solomon, Josh Di Frances, Andrea Ippolito and Dr. Jeff Greenberg

September 12, 2018
Founded in 2013, Brigham and Women’s iHub, an innovation organization inside of the hospital, has seen half a decade of technology advancements and cultural changes. This afternoon, panelists who once worked at the hub sat down for the center’s fifth anniversary to talk digital health, past and present. Here are three major trends speakers predicted for the future:  Cluster and consolidation With...
September 12, 2018
Yesterday physIQ announced that the it got the FDA nod for its latest product, an atrial fibrillation detection analytics engine designed to be used in both a patient care setting and in clinical trials. The system is intended to give further clinical insights about patients' atrial fibrillation, and will work with the company’s other products already approved to provide data analyses.  “Since...

Photo credit: The Royal Foundation

September 11, 2018
The British royal family is now turning its attention to online resources as a means of promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace. Earlier this week Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, launched Mental Health at Work, which aims to help link employers and employees to information and resources about mental health. The platform is supported by the Royal Foundation, a charity run by the junior...
September 11, 2018
Looking to relieve the glut of paperwork surrounding physicians, voice AI company Nuance has teamed up with EHR company Epic to integrate its platform into Epic’s apps. The companies' new system was developed to help doctors more easily manage clinical documentation. The idea is that doctors will be able to open up one of Epic’s compatible apps and retrieve schedules, patient information, lab...
September 10, 2018
From ancestry to wine pallet preferences, consumer genomics have fueled both popular curiosity and public discourse. Now MyVytalics, a relative newcomer in the space that focuses on healthy aging, is teaming up with major player in the consumer genomics space Helix to release a new personal genomics app that will look at how genes play in to sleep patterns and nutrition. In the future, the two...
September 10, 2018
A recent study published by JAMA Network Open found that follow-up home blood pressure telemonitoring could help patients with uncontrolled hypertension lower their blood pressure in the short term. However researchers found that in the long term, those who received the intervention had similar results to those who got the standard of care.  In the study, researcher analyzed blood pressure...
September 10, 2018
Furthering its move into the neonatal space, this morning non-invasive patient monitoring device and sensor maker Masimo announced that it landed FDA clearance for its acoustic respiration sensor, the RAS-45, to be used with infants and neonatal patients as part of its Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) system.  Previously, the company's RAS-45 and RAS-125 sensors were cleared for adults and...
September 7, 2018
On-demand behavioral health platform Ginger.io has named Russell Glass as its next CEO. Before taking the job at Ginger.io, Glass was the CEO of a B2B marketing company called Bizo. Glass’ start date is set for Sept. 10.  “As I evaluated my next venture, I wanted to create a positive impact on people’s lives,” Glass said in a statement. “Ginger.io is a perfect fit — a phenomenal team of people...
September 6, 2018
This morning voice-powered healthcare company Notable announced that it scored $13.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by F-Prime Capital Partners and Oak HC/FT with participation from Greylock Partners and Maverick Ventures. This latest funding brings the company’s total financing to $19.3 million, according to Crunchbase.  This news comes just months after Notable launched its latest...

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September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...