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By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2019
Respiratory health company Propeller Health, which was recently acquired by ResMed for $225 million, announced this week in San Francisco a partnership with Walgreens and a new feature for users of its platform. The new feature, called My Pharmacy, will allow Propeller’s end users, patients with asthma and COPD, to connect to pharmacy services without leaving the Propeller app. At launch, users...
By Laura Lovett January 10, 2019
Solera Health has tapped Dr. Andrey Ostovsky to fill the role as next chief medical officer and vice president of behavioral health. Ostovsky previously served as the chief medical officer of the US Medicaid Program.  “Over the past 12 months I’ve witnessed firsthand Solera’s incredible growth trajectory and the market’s validation of the company’s integrated network,” Ostrovsky said in a...
By Dave Muoio January 10, 2019
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to an over-the-counter handheld electronic device for treating hay fever sinus pains, according to an announcement from its manufacturer. Tivic Health Systems’ ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief device is non-invasive and does not rely on a pharmacological component. Instead, the single-button device is run along the skin of the user's cheek, nose and brow, where it...
By Laura Lovett January 10, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital and school-based healthcare platform CareDox are teaming up to provide new digital care management services to K-12 schools, the organizations exclusively reveled to Babyforyou.net.ua this morning.  Caredox specializes in working with schools and capturing students’ medical charts and medication, creates data and immunization analytics and gives parents and providers...
By Dave Muoio January 10, 2019
This week at CES 2019, Royal Philips unveiled a new app platform that links the company’s senior care products into a single digital ecosystem for family caretakers. Called Philips Cares, the app includes a range of features to track and manage a senior’s care, such as reminders, scheduling tools and access to emergency services. “We’ve been in the business for more than four decades now. We...
By Laura Lovett January 9, 2019
Yesterday Humana announced a slew of new resources available through its Go365 wellness and rewards program, notably offering its members the Fitbit Coach, which gives users workout videos and audio coaching services designed to meet them at their fitness level.  Members will also have access to other health apps and programs including DailyBurn, an app with video and audio workouts, MindSciences...

Left to right: Medically Home Group's Richard Rakowski, Stand Up To Cancer's Sung Poblete, LHC Group's Bruce Greenstein and panel moderator Glenna Crooks.

By Dave Muoio January 9, 2019
Healthcare is no longer solely housed within the walls of the doctor’s office. Thanks to the numerous remote monitoring, telecommunication and care delivery technologies developed in recent years, patients are spending less time recovering in a hospital bed while caretakers are more equipped than ever to watch over the health of their loved ones. As these innovations become cheaper and easier to...
By Laura Lovett January 9, 2019
Look out Silicon Valley and the Big Apple—new cities are starting to gain steam in the digital health funding game. A recently released end of year report from StartUp Health shows that while San Francisco, New York and Boston are still leading the pack in digital health funding amounts and deals, the industry is beginning to see more action emerging in cities like Beijing, Nashville and...

Left to right: Dr. Daniel Kraft, Fitbit's Any McDonough, Verily's Dr. Jess Mega and Akili's Eddie Martucci chat on stage at CES 2019’s Digital Health Summit

By Dave Muoio January 9, 2019
Digital therapeutics are a nascent corner of the healthcare technology industry. With few precedents available outside of novel drugs or medical devices, it would make sense that Pear Therapeutics, Proteus and other digital therapeutics companies furthest along the regulatory pipeline align themselves with industry partners well versed in selling and supporting a medical product. As such, it came...
By Mélisande Rouger January 9, 2019
AI in healthcare seems to be a hot topic of discussion around the world at the moment, but what progress has been made in terms of adoption in clinical routine? “Improving our diagnostic and treatment processes has always been the fundamental basis of our thinking and we have welcomed AI,” Miikka Korja, chief information officer and cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at the Helsinki University Hospital...

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