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By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2019
While the HIMSS Global Conference is often thought of as a health IT conference for physicians and CIOs, the annual event actually caters to a wide variety of stakeholders in healthcare including entrepreneurs, investors, informaticists, and a wide variety of clinicians and executives. In order to highlight that diversity of attendees and offerings, this year HIMSS is organizing HIMSS Circles, an...
By Dave Muoio January 17, 2019
Dr. Bimal Shah and Courtnee Westendorf have been announced as the chief medical officer and chief marketing officer, respectively, of Livongo Health. Shah was promoted internally from a position of SVP of clinical strategy, while Westendorf previously served as the chief marketing officer of the Oakland Raiders football team. “We are excited to have a leading marketing executive like Courtnee...
By Laura Lovett January 17, 2019
This morning telemedicine provider Teladoc Health announced the launch of its new back pain treatment program, Teladoc Back Care. The service will let users access digital videos and exercise programs, which target lower back pain.  In order to create the program, the telemedicine company teamed up with Telespine, a digital health company specifically focused on back health. This new program...
By Dave Muoio January 17, 2019
Earlier today, Johnson & Johnson announced plans for a multi-year research program it will be launching with Apple to explore the role Apple Watches could play in senior health monitoring. Set to kickoff later this year, the pragmatic randomized controlled trial study will be conducted in the US and enroll adults aged 65 years or older, according to a statement. Specifically, the primary...

The Misfit Vapor 2, a smartwatch from Fossil Group.

By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2019
Google has agreed to pay $40 million to acquire a still-under-development smartwatch technology from Fossil Group. While the companies have not disclosed much about the technology in question, there is reason to believe it is health or wellness-related.  Greg McKelvey, EVP and chief strategy and digital officer of the Fossil Group, told Wareable that the technology is something that grew out of...
By Dave Muoio January 17, 2019
In conjunction with Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Health, Proteus Digital Health unveiled plans to pair its sensor-equipped digital pills with an oral oncology therapeutic. According to an announcement from Proteus, the new care model is currently being used to treat stage 3 and stage 4 colorectal cancer patients receiving care at Fairview. There, clinicians are prescribing...
By Laura Lovett January 16, 2019
This morning healthcare data platform Innovaccer announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in funding, boosting its Series B funding round up to $35 million.  The additional funding was led by Microsoft’s venture fund M12, with participation from Westbridge Capital and Lightspeed. In May the company announced the first $25 million of its Series B funding, which was led by Westbridge...

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