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Trinity Health to test Glass Enterprise Edition for advancing tablet-free virtual care

You may have heard that Google has decided to make its Glass product available exclusively for Enterprise purposes, with healthcare being one of the …

Medical Technology

AliveCor, Mayo Clinic to use AI to help prevent sudden cardiac death

AliveCor has teamed-up with Mayo Clinic to develop tools for medical and non-medical personnel to easily screen for congenital long QT syndrome …

Mercom: Digital health sector has raised $4B in VC funding in H1 2017

Like figures from StartUp Health and Rock Health were not enough, we have Mercom Capital Group releasing its report on funding, and mergers and …

Digital Health

dacadoo unveils a new version of its engagement platform

Switzerland-based dacadoo has updated its digital health engagement platform, which is accessible on the iPhone and Android-based devices, as well as …

Digital Health

Microsoft's new iPhone app describes the world to the visually impaired

Microsoft has released a new smartphone app — only for iPhone users in the U.S. — that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually …

Apps

Alexa Diabetes Challenge announces five finalists

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge announced its five finalists, selected from the pool of 96 submissions from across the healthcare landscape, including …

Diabetes

Fitbit faces lawsuits over haptic feedback in the U.S. and China

Fitbit knows for better times; you know when it didn't have to compete with Apple, Google and Samsung. Like that's not enough — after Jawbone — the …

Nomad Health launches freelance nursing marketplace in Texas

One year after raising a $4 million Series A round, Nomad Health is expanding its online doctor marketplace to nurses. Starting in Texas and soon …

Rock Health: Digital health companies raised $3.5B in H1 2017

Soon after StartUp Health, we have Rock Heath releasing its numbers for the first half of 2017, which too suggest this will be a great year for …

Digital Health

Drayson Technologies, NHS and Oxford University team-up to develop digital health tools

Drayson Technologies has scored a 5-Year Strategic Research Agreement (SRA) with the University of Oxford (OU) and Oxford University Hospitals NHS …

Digital Health

Jawbone is shutting down, CEO launches a health startup

Jawbone is going out of business, according to a report from The Information. The CEO Hosain Rahman has reportedly moved onto a new company, Jawbone …

Startups

StartUp Health: 2017 could be the best year ever for digital health

The second quarter of this year was the biggest quarter ever for digital health funding, with a staggering $3.8B invested, making the quarter larger …

Digital Health

Philips acquires Health & Parenting Ltd to expand its uGrow digital parenting platform

Philips has acquired London-based Health & Parenting Ltd, which develops healthcare and family-related mobile apps for expectant and new parents. …

Parenting

Roche acquires mySugr to form a digital diabetes management platform

Roche is acquiring Vienna, Austria-based mySugr, its long-standing partner in fight "against" diabetes. As part of the deal, mySugr — which is one of …

Digital Health

Xiaomi connected toothbrush unveiled

Xiaomi is joining the smart toothbrush market with the Mi Ultrasonic Toothbrush, which can send up to 31,000 vibrations per minute to your teeth, in …

CareCloud launches what it says is the first cloud-based, pay-per-visit telemedicine solution

CareCloud is launching CareCloud Telemedicine, touting it as a fully integrated solution that includes built-in insurance eligibility checking and …

Telehealth

Therachat updates its mental health platform to improve client engagement in-between therapies

Smart journaling tool for therapists and their clients Therachat launched the next generation of its platform designed to augment therapy sessions. …

Mental Health

RightEye's new eye-tracking game aims to improve reading skills

RightEye — the company that uses the eye tracking technology to revolutionize patient care and vision performance — is launching RightEye Maze …

The Brain

IDC: Worldwide wearables market to nearly double by 2021

Total shipment volumes of wearable devices are expected to maintain their forward momentum, according to data from the International Data Corporation …

Wearable Tech

Medable's Synapse solutions enables healthcare organizations to easily launch CareKit apps

The app and analytics platform for healthcare Medable is launching Synapse, touting it as the first cloud solution to enable Apple's new CareKit …

ResearchKit 1.5 announced with support for active tasks, steps and more

Apple has released a new version of ResearchKit that includes new active tasks, steps and other enhancements from both the Apple team as well as the …

athenahealth acquires EHR optimization company Praxify Technologies for $63M

athenahealth has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Palo Alto-based Praxify Technologies, an EHR optimization company for approximately …

Private equity firm GTCR acquires GreatCall

San Diego-based GreatCall has been acquired by the Private equity firm GTCR for the undisclosed amount of money. The company provides active aging & …

Google releases first data of its project to map air pollution data

Google along with its project partners — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Aclima — has released the first results of an endeavor they started in …

New Facebook Messenger chatbot launches to improve mental health

A company called Woebot Labs launched what it says is the world's first mental health chatbot, backed by scientific research. Woebot is dubbed an …

Latest Apple Watch update paves the way for new medtech applications

At its annual developer conference, Apple announced a bunch of things, including a major software update (WatchOS 4) for its Watch, paving the way …

Plaintiff ends lawsuit against MDLIVE

Telehealth service provider MDLIVE has resolved of a meritless privacy class action lawsuit filed against the company on April 18, 2017. Less than …

IDC: Xiaomi and Apple lead the wearables market in Q1 2017

Companies shipped a total of 24.7 million wearable devices during the first quarter of the year, up 17.9 percent from the 20.9 million units shipped …

This selfie app aims to prevent skin cancer

Malignant melanoma and sunbed use are on the rise globally. Faced with many young patients with metastasized melanoma during his daily work, Titus J. …