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By HIMSS TV May 9, 2018
Ben Schilens, chief revenue officer at Orbita, and Jonah Comstock, editor of Babyforyou.net.ua, discuss the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement by tying voice to their applications.  
By Laura Lovett May 9, 2018
This morning Murj, developer of a digital data collection platform for implantable cardiac devices, announced that it raked in $8.5 million in a series B financing led by Longitude Capital, with participation from True Ventures and other existing investors.  The Santa Cruz, California-based startup focuses on helping doctors streamline care for patients with implantable cardiac devices. The...
By Jonah Comstock May 9, 2018
A new overview of systematic reviews of published randomized control trials of mobile health apps found just 23 RCTs of currently-available apps have been conducted, and less than half of those showed a positive health effect from the app in question. A group of researchers from the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University in Queensland, Australia conducted the review,...
By Dave Muoio May 9, 2018
WeDoctor, an online healthcare services company serving the Chinese market and backed by Tencent Holdings, has raised $500 million from investors in a private share sale that places its value at $5.5 billion, according to reporting from Financial Times, Reuters, and others. The round was led by medical insurance company AIA Group and NWS Holdings, with additional participation from other unnamed...
By Laura Lovett May 9, 2018
Patients often have a long and difficult  road to recovery following a stroke, but now developers are turning to virtual reality to assist in their therapy.  Rehabilitation research group the Kessler Foundation and immersive interactive technologies company Virtualware are teaming up to develop a VR-based treatment for spatial neglect in stroke patients.  Spacial neglect is a condition that...
By Dave Muoio May 9, 2018
This morning, Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs announced the closure of a $55 million Series C funding round. The investment was led by Temasek, with participation from Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, M Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund, and Brooklands Capital Strategies. According to the company, this new funding will be used to support development, regulatory...
By Dave Muoio May 8, 2018
iRhythm Technologies, maker of the Zio XT and Zio AT adhesive heart monitors, announced first quarter financials boasting higher revenue and an improved gross margin during an earnings call for investors earlier this week. These promising numbers were paired with a net loss nearly double what was reported last year during the same quarter, although these were waved off by executives as the result...
By Laura Lovett May 8, 2018
As technology increases in the healthcare arena more and more venture firms are turning their attention to digital health.  Healthcare focused venture firm 7wireVentures has recently closed on a $100 million fund and formed a coalition with eight major healthcare organizations including several large health systems and insurers. The 7wire Connected Consumer Health Fund has invested in 12 digital...
By Laura Lovett May 8, 2018
This morning Ascensia Diabetes Care launched the latest version of its Contour Diabetes app in the United States. The upgraded app will offer users a new feature, called My Patterns,  which will give personalized feedback and coaching to users. “The My Patterns feature on the new Contour Diabetes app represents a real advance in the use of data for diabetes management,” Michael Kloss, CEO at...
By Dave Muoio May 8, 2018
San Francisco-based appointment booking app Solv Health announced today that it has closed a $16.8 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by Greylock Partners, with participation from Benchmark and Aspect Ventures. In the same announcement, the company also unveiled its new Solv Pay feature, which looks to make remuneration quicker and more convenient for users. “When you give...

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