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By Jeff Lagasse September 19, 2018
Fitbit on Wednesday announced Fitbit Care. Born directly from its acquisition of Twine Health earlier this year, Fitbit Care is a connected health platform for health plans, employers and health systems. Utilizing Fitbit’s wearable devices, Fitbit Care combined health coaching and virtual care to help improve disease management and prevention by leveraging Twine’s health coaching services. “We’ve...
Glen Tullman talking to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV September 19, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Jonah Comstock September 19, 2018
In a surprising turn, Withings founder Eric Careel bought his company back from Nokia, two years after selling it for $200 million. The circumstances were fortuitous: Nokia was looking to offload the digital health business, which it had apparently come to see as a failed experiment. Less than four months after the deal, the company has launched its first device in this newest iteration of the...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Cigna and digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health are once again expanding their relationship, offering Omada's services to all of Cigna's regional and national employer customers, representing a significant portion of Cigna members. "We will be expanding in January of this year to our national and regional clients, which is a large percentage of Cigna’s book of business, but it will be...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Nearly two years to the day after its launch was announced at a Boston conference, app-enabled healthcare transportation company Circulation has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Logisticare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker. The terms of the deal, which is set to close in 30 days, were not disclosed, but a statement by Logisticare's CEO suggests a...
Chris Pesce talks to himss tv at health 2.0 conference
By HIMSS TV September 18, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
Jack Resneck talking to HIMSS TV at Health 2.0 conference
By HIMSS TV September 18, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
Sam Inkinen speaking on stage at Health 2.0
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Much of the discussion at Health 2.0’s Provider Symposium on Sunday was focused on innovation within the healthcare system. But the lessons Virta CEO Sami Inkinen shared from his company’s journey amounted to a different message: Sometimes it’s easier, or even essential, to innovate outside the traditional healthcare system. Inkinen’s startup makes the controversial claim that it reverses Type 2...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Enterprise telehealth company SnapMD, which provides a variety of white-labeled virtual care tools to hospitals, has raised $7.1 million in new funding. Existing investors contributed to the Series B round, which brings the company’s total funding to $16.3 million. “With SnapMD’s recognition as the most advanced telemedicine platform in the world, our white-label telehealth solution enables...

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling (photo by Jennifer Romonyske)

By Laura Lovett September 18, 2018
It would be hard to find a health tech conference where some technologist isn’t critquing the health field for being behind the times. But Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health is pushing back on the idea that healthcare technology is outdated.  “Healthcare has been phenomenally technologically advanced,” Dowling said.  “If you go into one of our operating rooms today, it’s like Star Wars.” At...

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