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March 20, 2019
HIMSS Media's information brands Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, Babyforyou.net.ua and HIMSS TV are diving into one of the most pressing issues facing healthcare today – baby boomers and their swelling demands on our system. We'll look at the challenges, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other tactics hospitals, health systems and payers are deploying to manage the needs of the...
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By Jonah Comstock March 20, 2019
Vixiar, a Johns Hopkins spinout marketing a tablet-based point of care system for assessing cardiac filling pressure, has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding. This brings the company’s total funding to $3 million. New investors Emerald Development Managers and MMG Opportunities contributed to the round, along with existing investor The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO),...
By Dave Muoio March 20, 2019
Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s Jefferson Health will soon explore whether a digital patient monitoring platform could help its patients during postoperative recovery, according to an announcement released this morning. The upcoming pilot will use MegesHealth’s iPostOp, which consists of a mobile app and web application that aims to engage patients in their recovery through the month after surgery...
By Jonah Comstock March 20, 2019
French appointment booking and telemedicine service Doctolib has raised another €150 million ($170.3 million), bringing its total funding to around €235 million ($271 million) and its valuation to more than €1 billion. General Atlantic, a global growth equity fund, led the round. Existing investors Eurazeo, Bpifrance, Kernel and Accel also contributed, along with unnamed German healthcare...
By Dave Muoio March 20, 2019
Mail-order menopause treatment. Online men’s and women’s health platform Ro is expanding its services with the launch of a new platform for women experiencing menopause. Called Rory, the platform treats for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep deprivation and other symptoms of menopause, while also seeking to educate users on their personal health. Much like Ro’s other offerings, the service kicks...
By Jonah Comstock March 20, 2019
Chronic disease management platform Hello Heart will now integrate with LifeScan OneTouch meters as part of its program for diabetes management. The Redwood City, California-based company started out in hypertension, but has been expanding into diabetes for the past year. OneTouch meters, formerly owned by Johnson & Johnson, are the first of a handful of glucometer brands the company intends...
By Laura Lovett March 20, 2019
Healthy looks a little bit different on everyone. We vary in what foods are best for our health, the shape of our bodies and even our natural abnormalities. These variances can make personalizing medicine difficult.  But artificial intelligence and new technologies could not only help personalize medicine, they also have the potential to help prevent mistakes, according to Dr. Eric Topol, founder...
By Dave Muoio March 20, 2019
Peerfit, a Tampa Bay area company that makes a digital platform for fitness benefits, has kicked off its Series C funding round with an $18 million raise from Virgo Investment Group, according to a release. The new investment brings the company’s total backing to more than $40 million. With this, Virgo’s managing director, Pooja Goel, will also be joining Peerfit as its first female board member...
By Tammy Lovell March 20, 2019
Belfast-based data analytics company Diaceutics announced yesterday that it will seek listing on London’s junior stock exchange, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The firm, which serves the global pharmaceutical industry, plans to float on Thursday with an expected market capitalisation of around £53m ($70m). Diaceutics said in a press release that it has already raised £17m ($22.5m)...

Trent McConaghy​, co-founder of Ocean Protocol. Source: Ocean Protocol

By Dean Koh March 20, 2019
Singapore-headquartered health AI company ConnectedLife today announced its partnership with Singapore-based non-profit foundation Ocean Protocol to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease with a safe method of sharing patient-generated data. By combining IoT and deep-learning tech, ConnectedLife continuously collects motion data to objectively monitor motor symptoms of...

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