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Sas Ponnapalli CEO of Beam on stage at Health 2.0

Sas Ponnapalli, CEO of Beam, at Health 2.0 before the launch. Photo Credit: Beam Facebook page

By Laura Lovett September 17, 2018
This afternoon New-York-based startup Beam launched its digital health platform that lets providers bill and connect patients to virtual care at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. The platform bills itself as the first pay-as-you-scale digital health platform and caters to smaller providers looking to go digital.  "Patients today are immersed in an on-demand world, and they have come to...
By Dave Muoio September 17, 2018
Today at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California, chronic disease management platform Livongo announced the launch of what it says is the US’s first cellular-enabled blood pressure monitoring system. The company said during a presentation that the system will allow users to take and report their blood pressure at home, which may offer more accurate readings for those who experience anxiety in a...
By Jonah Comstock September 17, 2018
Apple may be moving towards commoditizing the on-the-wrist ECG, but other companies in the space aren’t resting on their laurels. AliveCor, which has offered an smartphone-connected ECG since 2012 and a wristworn version since 2016, revealed today the company’s next direction: a six-lead ECG compatible with a smartphone. “For the last year our challenge has not … been in making our devices...
By Laura Lovett September 17, 2018
Healthcare faces the massive challenge of an aging population, which means not only caring for patients with chronic illness but finding the resources to care for this population. However, this worldwide challenge could be what pushes the industry toward innovation, Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO explained at Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California this morning. In the US 49 percent of healthcare...
By Bill Siwicki September 17, 2018
One has a moat surrounding its products no one can get through while the other offers an open operating system for all to use.
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By Healthcare IT News Staff September 17, 2018
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By Laura Lovett September 17, 2018
Technology has the ability to connect and foster remote relationships, but it can also lead to feelings of isolation, according to a panel at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara California on Sunday. “Technology is just a tool and it is how we use that tool that matters,” Sara Krüg, CEO of Cancer101, said while moderating the panel.  Tools like Facebook groups can lead to a supportive...
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By Jonah Comstock September 17, 2018
Last week, as part of our Focus on Innovation, HIMSS Media ran a poll about the FDA's Pre-Cert program. The program isn't new, but we thought it would be a good moment to take the public pulse on a program that has seen a variety of reactions from inside the industry. Just under 500 readers responded. In general, those opposed the program constituted a vocal minority — just 7.1 percent of...

Cohosts Matthew Holt and Lisa Suennen present the award to Mira cofounder Syliva Kang at Health 2.0's annual pitch competition. 

By Dave Muoio September 17, 2018
Women’s health tracking platform Mira and EHR-integrated ambulatory care checklist maker Avhana Health have surpassed dozens of competitors to be named the two victors of Health 2.0’ VentureConnect startup pitch competition. The companies faced off yesterday against four other Series A-ready competitors, and were selected by a panel of judges as the most impactful, robust, and likely to succeed...

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By Laura Lovett September 14, 2018
In many ways the gatekeepers of healthcare innovation and advancement in the US, the FDA is key in shaping the future of the healthcare industry both in America and abroad. When it comes to the digital space the FDA has been evolving both in the way technology is approved and vetted. Over the last year FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has put an emphasis on speeding up the process in getting...

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