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By Dave Muoio May 14, 2019
Fitbit and UnitedHealthcare are revitalizing their longstanding partnership with an update to the latter’s wellness-focused Motion Walking Program. Participants in the employer-sponsored program may use their Fitbit Charge 3 device to log daily activity and earn rewards, or obtain the device as a buy-up option. In addition, the companies announced that the Fitbit Inspire HR will also be available...

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By Tammy Lovell May 14, 2019
The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which hosts the NHS GP at Hand service, has proposed slashing urgent care centre hours due to a funding crisis. Hammersmith and Fulham CCG is consulting with residents over plans to cut the centre’s opening hours at Hammersmith Hospital and reduce the number of GP "hubs" offering out-of-hour appointments. Local MP Andy Slaughter has pointed the finger at...

A Jawbone activity tracker device.

By Dave Muoio May 14, 2019
Wearable activity tracker maker Jawbone may have met its demise in 2017, but even then CEO Hossain Rahman was laying the groundwork for a pivot into the health services business. It now appears that investors are once again willing to back Rahman digital health ambitions, as a new SEC filing reveals that Jawbone Health — the new company founded from the ashes of Jawbone — has raised $65.4 million...
By Jonah Comstock May 14, 2019
The American Medical Association has always had an interesting relationship with digital health, vacillating between gadfly and cheerleader as it seeks to fulfill its role as the voice of physicians in industry conversations. At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, an event held in Cleveland this week and organized in conjunction with HIMSS, AMA Board Chair Dr....

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By Laura Lovett May 14, 2019
Patients are becoming savvier consumers of healthcare. Like in other industries, technology is raising the convenience standards of the industry, but the patient journey has its own set of unique challenges, Cleveland Clinic executives said during this week's Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit.  “Healthcare can learn a lot from other industries. The vulnerability that our patients...
By Tammy Lovell May 14, 2019
Governments, industry and regulators worldwide are trying to make the pharmaceutical supply chain more bullet-proof and the use of blockchain based track and trace technology has been hailed as a possible solution. Blockchain is an electronic cryptographic ledger which creates an immutable record of all events throughout the supply chain, allowing digital information to be distributed without...
By Dean Koh May 14, 2019
Theranica, an Israel-based biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, announced that Omron Ventures has joined its $35M series B funding round, which was announced earlier this March. The investment sum by Omron Ventures has not been disclosed.  Omron Ventures, the venture capital arm of Japan-based Omron Corporation...

Mariusz Gralewski, CEO and founder of DocPlanner; Credit: DocPlanner

By Leontina Postelnicu May 14, 2019
DocPlanner has closed an €80m Series E funding round, it was announced this morning, bringing the total amount raised by the company to around €130m. The round was led by London-based One Peak Partners and Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, with participation from Piton Capital and ENERN Investments, existing investors. DocPlanner, founded in Poland in 2012, is one of a number of players in...
By Dean Koh May 14, 2019
Although health tech and digital health startups have much to offer in terms of transforming healthcare, they often face the challenges of overcoming regulatory hurdles, which are especially stringent in healthcare for the safety of patients. In addition, clinicians can often be torn between being in medical practice and being involved in health tech innovation/research, particularly for those in...
By Dave Muoio May 13, 2019
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision announced yesterday that it has received an 510(k) clearance for an artificial intelligence tool that can read medical imaging to identify potential cases of pneumothorax — a build-up of gas between a lung and the chest wall. The HealthPNX product scans a chest X-ray or digital radiography scan for signs of the condition,...

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