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By Dave Muoio November 27, 2018
Keyto, a startup building a connected breath sensor and companion app to support users following a ketogenic diet, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Craft Ventures, and also included additional support from Floodgate Fund, Abstract Ventures and Hydra Ventures alongside Eventbrite cofounders Julia and Kevin Hartz. According to a statement, this investment will be used...
Anthem's LiveHealth Online offering
By Jonah Comstock November 27, 2018
Anthem Blue Cross of California has launched a new telehealth option for its 1.2 million Medicaid patients in California. These patients can access both urgent care and behavioral health visits through Anthem’s LiveHealth Online telehealth platform via smartphone, tablet or computer. “We have members in rural counties that are looking at this very favorably,” Dr. Barsam Kasravi, chief medical...

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By Dave Muoio November 27, 2018
Yesterday, the FDA announced in a press release that it is eyeing potential updates to the agency’s 510(k) clearance pathway for medical devices. These could include a requirement for more modern predicate devices as well as objective safety and performance criteria during regulatory submission. In the interest of promoting innovation, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Jeff Shuren,...
By Laura Lovett November 27, 2018
This morning quip, an online dental platform and subscription toothbrush company, landed $40 million led by existing investor Sherpa Capital, with participation from Triplepoint Capital.  quip is best known for selling American Dental Association-approved electronic toothbrushes on its online platform. The company runs on a subscription model. Once a customer has bought the toothbrush for $25,...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Samsung Electronics’ medical device division showed off a selection of new artificial intelligence-based imaging tools yesterday at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The software are designed to be implemented within diagnostic imaging devices that are already on the market, according to a release from the company. Among these software applications was S-...
By Laura Lovett November 26, 2018
When it comes to healthcare design it takes a village — or perhaps more accurately, a hospital community.  “We believe behind every healthcare interaction there is a human story, and the designer’s mindset is to discover what that human story is and use that as an impetus for innovating solutions,” Aaron Sklar, cofounder of Prescribe Design, said at a panel on design in healthcare at the World...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Yadin Shemmer has been named the new CEO of Mango Health, the maker of a digital medication management platform. Shemmer, who was previously the company’s president, will take over the job from founder Jason Oberfest, who will continue to serve as a special advisor to the company. “I am thrilled to have Yadin take the helm at Mango Health to spearhead the continued growth of the company,”...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Monitoring and automatically identifying the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease patients can be achieved using just a single soft wearable sensor placed on the back of the hand, according to an investigation recently published in NPJ Digital Medicine that sought to optimize such methods of data collection. According to the researchers — who employed 20 participants, six different sensors and...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
As the healthcare industry’s relationship with data becomes increasingly sophisticated, executives, supervisors and other key decision makers have more tools than ever to measure and guide the performance of their organization. Collecting and surfacing new streams of raw data can only help to a certain extent, however, as even the most insightful individuals will struggle to identify actionable...

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