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VA teams-up with DeepMind to use AI to identify health risks for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is teaming-up with Alphabet-owned DeepMind on a medical research partnership to address the global issue of …

MINDBODY acquires FitMetrix to add performance tracking to its wellness platform

MINDBODY, which provides a platform for the wellness services industry, is acquiring FitMetrix, the creator of performance tracking solutions …

Cedars-Sinai, Emulate team-up on a Patient-on-a-Chip program

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate have developed what they claim is — and it obviously sounds like — a groundbreaking Patient-on-a-Chip program, …

Alexa-powered OptraGURU launches as the first conversational digital genetic assistant

A company called Optra Health announced what it calls a revolutionary new business solution — OptraGURU — which harnesses genetic data from corporate …

Nokia to review its Digital Health business

Nokia has initiated a review of strategic options for its Digital Health business, which is part of Nokia Technologies, the company has …

Roche acquires maker of the oncology-specific EHR Flatiron Health for $1.9B

Roche is buying Flatiron Health, the company has announced, adding it will acquire all shares of Flatiron Health, following on from an existing …

Fitbit expands its healthcare footprint with acquisition of Twine Health

Fitbit will acquire Twine Health, the company has announced without revealing any numbers. Twine has developed a HIPAA-compliant connected health …

StayWell acquires Provata Health to expand its population health efforts

StayWell, which dubs itself a health empowerment company, has acquired Provata Health, a Portland, Ore.-based digital health company that delivers …

Cardiogram study: Apple Watch can detect diabetes with an 85% accuracy

Cardiogram's latest clinical study has found that the Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with the disease with an 85 …

Vitality Group adds Vida Health's digital therapeutics to its Gateway program

Vida Health, which is a digital therapeutics platform that helps employees and members overcome chronic physical and behavioral health problems, is …

JDRF, Cam Med to develop flexible patch pump for automated insulin delivery systems

JDRF, which funds type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Cam Med — a developer of microfluidic-based drug delivery technologies — announced a new …

Sleep Number, NFL team-up to help players get more sleep, improve performance

Sleep Number and the National Football League (NFL) announced a multi-year partnership to help improve players' performance by maximizing the …

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase team-up over their U.S. employee healthcare

When giants partner, the markets react. That was the case with the newly announced partnership between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase …

Zebra Study: Nine in ten clinicians to use mobile tech at bedside by 2022

Zebra Technologies Corporation — which makes rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers — announced the results of its Future of …

LRVHealth launches $100M "Inside Healthcare" investing platform

LRVHealth — which used to be known as Long River Ventures — has launched what it calls the "premier early-stage venture platform for digital health, …

JDRF, EOFlow team-up to develop wearable automated insulin delivery system

JDRF, which a leading organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced an Industry Development and Discovery Partnership supporting …

M3DICINE's Stethee is touted as the world's first AI-enabled stethoscope

A company called M3DICINE is launching Stethee, touting it as the world's first AI-enabled stethoscope system. Working as easily as a traditional …

InTouch Health, Mission Health, and Jefferson Health launch telehealth collaboration

Enterprise telehealth platform provider InTouch Health is teaming-up with North Carolina-based Mission Health and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health …

Apple announces health records feature for iPhone

Apple introduced an important update to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, enabling users to see their medical records right on their iPhone. The …

MyHealthTeams launches social network for people living with spondyloarthritis

MyHealthTeams has launched its latest social network, MySpondylitisTeam, which is made to connect people living with spondyloarthritis (SpA). …

Pain

Mercom: Digital health funding hits $7.2B globally in 2017

Mercom Capital Group has released its annual report on funding, and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare IT / Digital Health …

Digital Health

Magellan Health to pilot PEAR Therapeutics' digital therapeutic reSET

Magellan Health — which is known for its digital innovation that help people struggling with various medical and behavioral conditions such as …

Digital Health

Google files a patent for a smart bathroom

We know Google wants a piece of the ever-growing healthcare pie, and the company's latest patent filing shows how the search giant wants to turn our …

Patents

Nokia Sleep announced at CES

Nokia Health, which was created as a result of the company's acquisition of Withings, used this year's CES to announce its new product – Nokia …

Fitness Technology

Rock Health: 2017 digital health funding approaching $6B

Soon after StartUp Health, we have Rock Health releasing its digital health funding figures for 2017. It too has found it to be the record-smashing …

Digital Health

Omron unveils a real blood-pressure smartwatch

Omron Healthcare has unveiled new products in personal heart health technology at the CES 2018, including the Omron HeartGuide, the first wearable …

Medical Technology

Neutrogena unveils dermatologist-grade at-home skin analysis tool

Neutrogena is debuting sophisticated skin imaging technology at CES to allow consumers to measure what's happening above and below their skin's …

Skin Care

WellDoc validates potential of BlueStar to reduce healthcare costs

WellDoc has clinically proven that hemoglobin A1C reductions for users of its BlueStar digital therapeutic with type 2 diabetes can translate into …

Digital Health

StartUp Health: Digital health investment hits $11.5B in 2017

StartUp Health has released its year-end report, showing that digital health investment has reached new heights with $11.5B raised across 794 deals — …

Digital Health