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Study finds fitness trackers accurately measuring heart rate but not calories burned

Activity trackers many of us use on a daily basis may not be as accurate as we want to think they are. Actually, their heart rate measurements are …

Wearable Tech

CB Insights: 2017 digital health deals hit $3.67B

CB Insights released digital health figures from its comprehensive database, suggesting that the number of deals fell for the first time in 4 years …

Digital Health

Orbita and ERT team-up to capture clinical trial data via voice-enabled assistants

When we think about voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, we don't imagine them being used for clinical studies. Well, we may be …

Amazon Alexa

Montefiore uses Valera Health's mobile-enabled platform to improve behavioral health care

Montefiore Health System has tapped Valera Health to add a "new element to patient care" to support an integrated behavioral healthcare model that …

Medical Technology

Nomad Health launches in California and Texas to address doctor shortages

There is a doctor shortage in the United States, and the problem is only expected to get worse. According to the Association of American Medical …

Health Care

UK company building an AI chatbot for social care workers

UK-based home care provider Cera aims to make life easier for carers with the help of artificial intelligence. The startup has taken the first steps …

Chatbots

Warby Parker's app aims to replace an in-person eye test

Warby Parker unveiled a new app with the idea to help users find the right prescription glasses without getting an in-person eye test. Called the …

Customer Service

FDNA launches Face2Gene LABS to accelerate genetic disease diagnoses

FDNA, which Face2Gene offering aims to transform big data into actionable genomic insights, is teaming-up with two of the most reputable genomics …

Genetic Testing

Doctors Without Borders to evaluate ResAppDx in a low income setting

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are about to start a clinical study of the ResAppDx mobile app in a lower income rural …

Doctors Without Borders

athenahealth's More Disruption Please program launches MDP Labs

athenahealth has launched MDP Labs, a new innovation program hosted in the company's San Francisco office, inviting entrepreneurs with novel …

Health Care

Teladoc expands telehealth services in Texas

Texas had a change of hearts in terms of telehealth, and as a result of the new bill — Teladoc decided to expand its telehealth offering in the …

Medical Technology

Partners HealthCare, GE Healthcare enter a 10-year AI partnership

Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare are about to enter a 10-year collaboration to "rapidly develop, validate and strategically integrate deep …

Digital Health

EverSleep can track your sleep, detect conditions like snoring, apnea and insomnia

Just a few days after we've told you about Apple's acquisition of Beddit, we have another player entering the sleep tracking space.<p>Golden, …

Sleep

Mobile app that tracks bipolar manic and depressive episodes wins award

Researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago along with collaborators at the University of Michigan and Sage Bionetworks, have won the Mood …

Mental Disorders

WEGO Health, CureClick partner to accelerate clinical trial recruitment

WEGO Health, which is a network of more than 100,000 patient leaders, has partnered with CureClick to make patient influencers available through the …

Digital Health

IBM Watson Health, MAP Health team-up to address incidence of Substance Abuse Relapse

MAP Health Management and IBM Watson Health have teamed-up to address the pervasive problem of relapse among Americans suffering from Substance Use …

Substance Abuse

UHealth taps Kyruus to optimize patient experience

University of Miami Health System (UHealth) has tapped Kyruus to enhance patient experience across multiple points of access, including both online …

University of Miami

Southcoast Health, Stratus Video team-up to improve care for limited English proficiency and hard-of-hearing patients

Southcoast Health had 42,195 interpretation requests across all of its hospitals in FY 2015, of which 24,486 were for Spanish, alone. The …

Medical Technology

TMC, Cerner launch an advanced remote patient monitoring program

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) and Cerner have teamed-up to launch disease management programs supported by advanced remote patient monitoring …

Health Care

This company uses AI to spot concussions

Brightlamp, which is a computer vision and machine learning startup out of Purdue University, is working on a medical software that could diagnose …

Traumatic Brain Injury

Sunrise launches its AI-powered group chat app to tackle mental health issues

The market for digital solutions for mental health just got a new player — Sunrise Health, which came out of stealth to present at TechCrunch Disrupt …

Mental Health

EarlySense bringing its continuous monitoring technology to China

Shenzhen Lachesis Mhealth, which is a China-based developer and sister company of leading medical corporation United Imaging Healthcare (UIH), has …

Medical Technology

HealthMine: Health plans don't understand their members' health very well

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka the Obamacare, today more Americans have health insurance than ever before. That, however, doesn't mean there …

Digital Health

Cedars-Sinai taps Noteworth to incorporate patient-generated health data into its EHR

Clinical departments at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai are leveraging Noteworth's software as a service (SaaS) platform to integrate previously …

Digital Health

Intermountain to implement Tissue Analytics' wound tracking app

Intermountain Healthcare, which is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in US, will implement Tissue Analytics' advanced imaging …

Health Care

Livongo launches direct-to-consumer diabetes management program

Livongo Health announced partnerships with the American Diabetes Association, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and JDRF to launch the …

Diabetes

Apple Watch could be used to detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy

Apple Watch can be used to detect the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm, according to a study conducted …

Smartwatches

Ava unveils first results of clinical trials proving its technology works

Ava, a medical tech company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health, announced the publication of the first findings from its recent …

Research

BCBS, Lyft to increase access to healthcare in areas with limited transportation options

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has struck a deal with Lyft to ensure Americans are not missing their healthcare appointments simply …

Health Care