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WebMD, STSI launch a ResearchKit-based study to what contributes to healthy pregnancies

WebMD and Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have teamed-up to launch the ResearchKit-based Healthy Pregnancy Study to improve …

Pregnancy

IDC: Wristwear to dominate the wearables by 2021

The wearable market is set for rebound after a brief slowdown last year, according to the latest IDC figures. New vendors, emerging form factors, and …

Intermountain taps Zebra Medical Vision for deep learning imaging analytics

Intermountain Healthcare has made what it says is the "first-time deal" with Zebra Medical Vision to integrate machine learning into the medical …

GE Healthcare acquires maker of maternal-infant monitoring tech - Monica Healthcare

GE Healthcare has acquired UK-based fetal monitoring company Monica Healthcare for an undisclosed amount. GE has distributed Monica's Novii Patch …

Health Care

HMS Holdings to acquire Eliza Corporation

HMS Holdings — which provides software and services for coordination of benefits, payment integrity and care management solutions for payers — is …

Financial Planning

MedyMatch, IBM Watson Health to use cognitive imaging tech to identify head trauma and stroke

MedyMatch Technology has teamed-up with IBM Watson Health to bring MedyMatch's Artificial Intelligence-based clinical decision support application to …

IBM

Mount Sinai taps Salesforce to transform healthcare for Medicaid recipients in NYC

Mount Sinai Health System has tapped Salesforce Health Cloud to use it for coordination and managing the care of Medicaid recipients in its …

AliveCor unveils AI-enabled, stroke-preventing platform for doctors, raises $30M

AliveCor, which is best known for its portable ECG devices, is launching Kardia Pro, touting it as an industry-first artificial intelligence-enabled …

Digital Health

Arthritis Research UK taps IBM Watson for virtual assistant

Arthritis Research UK has teamed-up with IBM to develop a Watson-powered virtual personal assistant to provide information and advice to people …

Artificial Intelligence

Virgin Pulse now has its own Amazon Alexa Skill

Virgin Pulse is joining the Amazon Alexa craze with what it says is the "first-ever fully integrated corporate wellbeing skill" for Amazon's …

Amazon

Europe eager to co-operate in advancing eHealth across the continent

The other day, the Ministry for Health in Valletta, Malta hosted an "Info Day" to formally announce eHealth Week that will take place between 10-12 …

Europe

GlobalMed acquires TreatMD to beef-up its platform

Telemedicine delivery solution provider GlobalMed has acquired Miami, Florida-based TreatMD for an undisclosed amount of money.<p>When TreatMD's …

Startups

WebMD comes to Amazon Alexa

WebMD is integrating with Amazon Alexa allowing users to ask questions about health-related topics, including conditions, drugs, medical tests, side …

Humana, Quartet team-up to improve mental health care in New Orleans

As part of Humana's Bold Goal initiative to improve the health of their member communities by 20 percent by 2020, the company will work with Quartet …

Health Care

HealthTap makes its service available in Spanish

HealthTap is making its service available in Spanish via HealthTap Español mobile apps and website, providing users in 21 countries where Spanish is …

Health Care

Mount Sinai taps Kyruus for provider data management, patient-provider matching

Mount Sinai Health System has selected Kyruus' ProviderMatch for Access Centers and KyruusOne provider data management solutions for its Physician …

Data Management

Telehealth could increase costs in some cases

Knowing that your doctor is just a click away can, apparently, drive the healthcare costs up instead of delivering the promised cost savings.<p>A new …

Health Care

Uber to help UK's NHS connect caregivers with elderly patients

Uber has partnered with London-based startup Cera to allow its drivers to be used by caregivers and patients in the U.K. Cera offers care-related …

Uber

Fitbit Alta HR unveiled as the slimmest fitness wristband with continuous HR monitor

The Fitbit Alta HR activity tracker has been unveiled as the world's slimmest wrist-based, continuous heart rate tracking device. It combines the …

Wearable Tech

Collective Health's CareX aims to increase usage of digital health tools

Although healthcare and health benefits are full of great programs and resources, it is increasingly harder for an individual to navigate those …

Teladoc hits 17.5 million members, ends 2016 with 952,081 telehealth visits

Telehealth service provider Teladoc announced results for the full-year and fourth-quarter ended December 31, 2016.<p>"In 2016, we executed on our key …

Markets

Facebook's unveils AI-powered suicide prevention tools

Facebook has unveiled new suicide prevention tools to help curb one of the leading causes of death among 15-29 year olds.<p>Unlike the social network's …

Facebook

AI-powered health assistant Your.MD now reaches 60% of the world's population

Your.MD, the company behind the AI-powered Health Assistant, has added two new international telemedicine partners to its OneStop Health platform to …

United Kingdom

NHS' Salford Royal Trust taps Validic to develop a new model of integrated care

The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust of the National Health Service (NHS) is teaming-up with Validic, which is known for its health data …

Informatics

WakeMode can monitor and alert fatigue levels during the day

SleepRate launched WakeMode, a new sleep and fatigue management tool that predicts fatigue levels during the day. Using advanced data analysis …

Wearable Tech

Cigna to use Microsoft HoloLens to make health screenings fun

Cigna will use Microsoft HoloLens technology for health screenings in the form of BioBall, a new, fast-paced interactive game that helps players …

Microsoft

mHealth apps were the most funded health IT tech since 2010

The top funded health IT technologies since 2010 were mHealth Apps ($2.7B), wearables ($1.6B), telemedicine ($1.5B), data analytics ($1.4B), …

Venture Capital

Virgin Pulse adds Whil's mindfulness training programs

Virgin Pulse announced a preferred partnership with Whil to bring its online wellbeing tools, modules, and programs to Virgin Pulse members. The …

Philips, Onelife Health to develop digital health services around mother and child care

Philips has teamed-up with German digital health company Onelife Health to jointly develop connected health solutions around mother and child care. …

Digital Health