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By Laura Lovett September 10, 2018
A recent study published by JAMA Network Open found that follow-up home blood pressure telemonitoring could help patients with uncontrolled hypertension lower their blood pressure in the short term. However researchers found that in the long term, those who received the intervention had similar results to those who got the standard of care.  In the study, researcher analyzed blood pressure...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
Kiio, maker of an app-based back pain therapy program for health systems and employers, today released data from a one-year pilot of its product. Conducted within the Quartz Health Solutions health plan system, the results suggest that patients who are provided with and use Kiio’s platform experienced decreases in medical spending, visits, filled opioid prescriptions, and other spinal pain-...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2018
San Francisco-based Nima Labs (formerly known as 6Sensor Labs) has launched the Nima Peanut Sensor, the second in a planned line of connected devices that can scan foods for evidence of a particular allergen. Users can put a small amount of food in a canister and run it through the small, triangular hardware device to obtain a reading of "peanut" or "no peanut." “Millions of people with peanut...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
Philadelphia-based mental health technology company NeuroFlow has raised $1.2 million, and anticipates a total subscription of $1.5 million by the conclusion of its ongoing fundraising, the company announced today. The investment was led by NJ JumpStart, with additional participation from Independence Blue Cross, Chestnut Street Ventures, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. “With product demand...
By Laura Lovett September 10, 2018
Furthering its move into the neonatal space, this morning non-invasive patient monitoring device and sensor maker Masimo announced that it landed FDA clearance for its acoustic respiration sensor, the RAS-45, to be used with infants and neonatal patients as part of its Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) system.  Previously, the company's RAS-45 and RAS-125 sensors were cleared for adults and...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
AI-enabled healthcare insights company Clarify Health Solutions announced this morning that it has closed a $57 million Series B financing round led by global investment firm KKR. According to the announcement, this new funding will primarily support growth at Clarify, which so far has worked with more than 125 systems, payers, and pharmaceuticals to deploy its software at more than 5,000...
South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is part of the South Shore Health System. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki September 7, 2018
Boston's South Shore Health System was facing some challenges with five affiliated OB/GYN physician groups across 40 referring physicians: patient confusion, missed revenue, and negatively impacted Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores. To overcome these challenges, South Shore built a smartphone app. Using "app-as-a-service" technology and specialized blueprints...
September 7, 2018
Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs.
By Dave Muoio September 7, 2018
Online refractive eye exam company Opternative has launched a voice-activated, smartphone-only version of its digital eye exam. The product is a complement to the company’s existing exam, which requires both a smartphone and a separate computer. “To build upon our vision of making eye care available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, we built the first web-based, conversational test that can be taken...

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