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5 payers launch blockchain partnership
By Dave Muoio July 6, 2018
This quarter saw a handful of digital health stories regarding payers and their new digital offerings, especially in the area of diabetes care. However, the past few months also saw headlines regarding CMS payments, payer-backed investigations into novel technologies, and other moves from insurers looking to better leverage digital healthcare. Read on for Babyforyou.net.ua’ roundup of payer news...
By Jonah Comstock July 6, 2018
Pharma companies are getting more and more open about their digital health initiatives, which has given Babyforyou.net.ua more opportunities this quarter than usual to chronicle pharma’s efforts around adherence, clinical trials, and the burgeoning world of digital therapeutics. In addition, at the BIO conference in Boston this quarter Babyforyou.net.ua heard pharma innovation leaders share their...
By Babyforyou.net.ua July 5, 2018
Interest in digital health is now sprouting up all over DC, from the president’s announcement of a new AI task force to FDA Commissioner’s shout out to digital health in his budget request.   In fact, the FDA is turning to developers in the digital health space to help solve some of the country’s most difficult problems. In May, the agency announced an innovation challenge aimed at tackling the...
By Babyforyou.net.ua July 5, 2018
The money continues to roll in the digital health space this quarter. During the months of April, May, and June, Babyforyou.net.ua reported on roughly 70 funding announcements totalling upwards of $2 billion. Artificial intelligence and telehealth remain popular choices for funders to invest in.    Another trend is big rounds for international companies. In fact this quarter Chinese healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock July 5, 2018
This week, the acquisition everyone’s talking about is Amazon’s reported billion-dollar deal to buy pharmacy startup PillPack. But that deal was just the capstone on a busy quarter with 15 digital health mergers and acquisitions.   The area of digital health shaken up the most by deal activity this quarter was certainly telemedicine. Both Teladoc and American Well picked up smaller telehealth...
Withings Nokia wearables app
By Dave Muoio July 3, 2018
New data published yesterday in the journal Hypertension offers another proof of concept for how device and mobile-driven remote monitoring can help care teams manage the conditions of a large patient population. “Our study combined multiple health tracking devices to holistically assess cardiovascular risk factors outside of the clinical setting along with demographics, medication adherence and...
By Laura Lovett July 3, 2018
Clinical research software company Elligo Health Research has entered a partnership with HealthiVibe, a company that collects patient insights in order to improve clinical trials. As part of the new deal Elligo will be able to offer HealthiVibe’s platform HealthiPerspectives, which collects patients' feedback about clinical trials and gathers patient data.  “Partnering with Elligo enables us to...
By Dave Muoio July 3, 2018
The first half of 2018 has been another standout six months for digital health investments, which comprised a total of $3.4 billion according to Rock Health’s latest midyear report. While this comes in just a hair under the $3.5 billion recorded by the seed fund during the same time last year, a couple of key trends and last year’s weaker finish gives digital health investors a strong shot at...
By Laura Lovett July 3, 2018
Boston-based telemedicine giant American Well has recently filed an SEC document revealing that the company raised $290 million in funding. According to the document, which was filed on June 29, the company is looking to raise up to $314.7 million within this funding round.   The last completed SEC filing by American Well was in 2014, when it raised $81 million. In January, the company also...
Epic EHR and Apple Health Records API
By Mike Miliard July 3, 2018
Cleveland Clinic announced Monday that its patients can now access their personal health data on their iPhones with the Health Records feature. That, together with Cleveland Clinic's version of the Epic MyChart app, offers patients more comprehensive mobile access to their own health data and a way to manage appointments, message their physicians and more, officials said. "Access to one's own...

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