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By Jonah Comstock June 25, 2018
Working with digital diabetes prevention program (DPP) provider Omada Health — and combining that intervention with lab and biometric screenings — lab company Quest Diagnostics reduced risk for diabetes in one-third of a 107-employee cohort. "Many employers are eager to implement employee wellness programs that drive better health and cost outcomes, but are unsure of how best to achieve these...
By Dave Muoio June 25, 2018
This weekend saw the kickoff of the American Diabetes Association’s 78th annual conference, and with it a slew of new data from diabetes management players. The meeting included presentation on studies covering a range of technologies, such as continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, apps, and other digital-backed management strategies. Among the studies highlighted by the association was an...
By Jonah Comstock June 25, 2018
A prospective cohort study of 33 adolescent cancer patients suggests that providing a Fitbit activity tracker and an iPad equipped with specialized health apps at the time of diagnosis can increase at least subjective measures of quality of life. In the study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, patients at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard...
By Laura Lovett June 25, 2018
Digital health is on the brain of some emerging entrepreneurs this year. Last week the Thiel Foundation announced its latest winners of its entrepreneurial technology fellowship, and among them were three candidates with a digital health focus. “Healthcare is a difficult industry for young founders to break into — it's fractured and heavily regulated,” Allyson Dias, director of the Thiel...
By Dave Muoio June 25, 2018
Babyscripts, a virtual care platform specializing in obstetrics management, announced today the acquisition of the provider-delivered pregnancy app iBirth in an effort to flesh out its enterprise offering and further drive patient engagement. As part of the deal, the iBirth team will be joining Babyscripts’ team with the app’s CEO and cofounder Judith Nowlin taking on the new role of chief growth...
By Laura Lovett June 22, 2018
As the big data revolution continues to rock the healthcare space, there are still questions about how to get a handle on that massive amount of data and make it valuable. It’s a question that is plaguing every group working in the healthcare space, including the developers.  At HL7 FHIR DevDays in Boston, Project Manager at Google Eyal Oren discussed some of the struggles and possible solutions...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2018
Medication management and adherence app maker Medisafe has announced a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim following a successful pilot.  Medisafe will offer a wraparound app experience that incorporates Pradaxa-specific educational information into a special version of its app, which patients will be directed to when they're prescribed the drug. "Pradaxa is not different than any other...
By Dave Muoio June 22, 2018
Behavioral health technology company AbleTo has raised an additional $8.5 million in funding, according to an SEC filing released Wednesday. The company most recently brought in $36.6 million in September 2017, and with the additional backing has raised a total of $65.9 million. Its existing backers include Bain Capital Ventures, 406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon...
By Babyforyou.net.ua June 22, 2018
HIMSS announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for the upcoming HIMSS19 Global Conference. “HIMSS seeks topics that focus on the good and not so good organizational experiences that highlight the similarities in global transformative healthcare practices,” HIMSS Vice President of Professional Development JoAnn Klinedinst wrote on the association’s website. Specifically, HIMSS is...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2018
Mightier, a Boston Children’s Hospital spinout that makes biofeedback video games to help children with emotional regulation, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding. Slow Ventures led the round, with additional participation from Bolt, Founder Collective, Project 11, and angel investors. The round brings the company’s total seed financing to more than $3.7 million. The Mightier system, which...

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