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By Jonah Comstock December 4, 2018
There’s an old saying: A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. And for the long journey of digital hospital transformation, that step is creating a robust, accurate, usable provider directory. That’s the thesis of Sara Vaezy, chief digital strategy officer for Providence St. Joseph Health. Vaezy will take the stage at HIMSS19 with Travis Moore, VP of sales at Kyruus, Providence’s...
By Dave Muoio December 4, 2018
Pillo, the countertop device that uses conversational artificial intelligence to help patients manage their treatments, is now available to consumers for online purchase, manufacturer Pillo Health announced this morning. The device is currently being sold for $499 alongside a one-year subscription to the company’s connected service. Designed for older patients or those with chronic diseases and...
By Dave Muoio December 4, 2018
Oulu, Finland-based Oura Health, maker of a sleep- and activity-tracking smart ring, today announced that it has surpassed $20 million in total funding. Based on its previous announcements, this would mean that the company has raised roughly $6.5 million or more in new funding since its most recent round in July. While the latest round was led by MSD Capital, it also featured YouTube cofounder...

Screengrab of the BookHA app.

By Dean Koh December 4, 2018
Yesterday, Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority (HA) announced that their mobile application, BookHA, which provides new case booking services for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOPC), would be extended to cover the Clinical Oncology and Anaesthesiology (Pain Clinic) specialties for the convenience of patients starting from 3 December 2018. “From now on, patients can make SOPC new case bookings in...
By Laura Lovett December 3, 2018
This morning, Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, announced that it raised $28 million in funding. The investment was led by LSP, with support from MTIP, Gilde, Amadeus Capital Partners and IPF Partners.  The company has developed what it calls a “care pathway management system,” which builds on EHRs and aims to lower healthcare costs by...
Blockchain illustration.
By Tom Sullivan December 3, 2018
HIMSS Analytics found health facilities more prepared for the distributed ledger tech than many might think, but that doesn’t mean they’re making forward progress just yet.

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