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By Dave Muoio May 15, 2018
Columbus, Ohio-based PriorAuthNow, maker of an electronic prior authorization platform, has closed a $10.5 million Series A funding round. The investment was led by Atlanta-based BIP Capital, with participation from NCT Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners. According to a statement, the funding will primarily be used to advance the company’s operating capabilities and expand its team, with an...
By Laura Lovett May 15, 2018
Wellness and patient engagement company Sharecare broke the news yesterday that it is teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer its personalized health platform to commercial customer groups starting in 2019. This comes just a week after Sharecare announced a seperate partnership with retail giant Walmart that will give employees and their families access to the wellness...
By Dave Muoio May 14, 2018
Verily researchers have built prototype devices for painless blood collection that uses a system of “exploding” micro-needles, magnets, and potentially a blood storage chamber, CNBC reports. Information on the device was received from several anonymous sources, who CNBC said did not want to be named as the project is still unannounced. “Several sources aware of the company's plans say the device...
By Laura Lovett May 14, 2018
Night shifts can give clinicians vampire sleep schedules — up at night, sleeping during the day. But a new telehealth partnership plans to use technology and the world's varying timezones as a way to help provide high-quality care around the clock.  Tech company Royal Philips and US-based Emory Healthcare have teamed up to create a new remote Intensive Care Unit (eICU) monitoring program at the...
By Bernie Monegain May 14, 2018
Many players in the healthcare industry are closely watching how Apple Health Records are performing in this rapidly changing market.  A major shift in what makes up a record of patient care is already underway. EHR vendors are working to transform EHRs into CHRs — Comprehensive Health Records. Couple that with their plans to integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence into their...
By Jeff Lagasse May 14, 2018
Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.  Much of telemedicine's appeal lies in accessibility. The lack of access to care through telemedicine negatively affects patient engagement and follow-through, according to new research from telehealth provider Teladoc. Treating mental health, in particular,...
May 14, 2018
The US Department of Veterans Affairs finalized its federal rule to allow providers to deliver patient care across state lines and outside of a VA facility using telemedicine. Former VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin and President Donald Trump first began to push for telemedicine expansion in August through the Anywhere-to-Anywhere initiative. “We're going to be issuing a regulation that allows our...
By Laura Lovett May 14, 2018
Last week Medibio, a company focused on how biometric markers impact mental health, launched a new app that integrates with the Apple Watch. The app works with the watch to collect biometrics, such as heart rate, and then lets users see these markers in conjunction with their mental and overall health.  The idea is for users to be able to look at the link between their biometric markers and...
By Dave Muoio May 14, 2018
Healthcare management tech platform Qventus announced this morning that it landed $30 million Series B funding in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mayfield Fund, and Northwest Venture Partners. This latest funding round brings the Mountain View California startup to a total of $43 million in funding. The company said in a statement...
By Laura Lovett May 11, 2018
AI has been the buzz word this year across multiple industries and now top government officials are starting to take notice. Yesterday the White House hosted a summit on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry, where it announced a new AI task force. Though the details about the task force are scare, the summit highlighted the use of AI in healthcare.  The summit included over 100 senior...

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