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Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B

Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding.<p>Leading the round are Accelerated Digital Ventures, and Draper Esprit, with participation from European VCs Oxford …

Startups

Q2 adds 12 more digital health acquisitions, bringing midyear total to 24

With today’s acquisition of mySugr by Roche, the second quarter of 2017 hits a total of 12 digital health acquisitions — <b>tying Q1</b> and bringing the …

Digital Health

ChartSpan raises $16M for digital care coordination, patient engagement tools

Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan Medical Technologies, which makes digital care coordination tools, has raised $16 million in new capital …

Report: Apple has secret team working to turn iPhone into ‘one-stop shop’ for medical info

It’s no secret that Apple has a growing interest in the health industry as it continues to expand health tracking capabilities with the iPhone and Apple Watch. Now, a report from CNBC claims that Apple is looking to turn the iPhone into a “one-stop shop” for all medical record information.<p>The …

Medical Technology

Stanford telemedicine star joins Apple’s digital health team

Apple has hired Dr. Sumbul Desai, formerly executive director of Stanford Medicine’s Center for Digital Health, as part of its ongoing work into mobile wellness and health technology.<p>Dr. Desai will work part-time in a senior role on Apple’s health team, but will continue to see patients at Stanford.<p>…

Digital Health

Dexcom Share's long-awaited Android app clears FDA

At long last, Dexcom's Share app, which allows users to view and share data from their G5 continuous glucose monitors, will be available for Android …

Digital Pharmacist gets $6.5M for pharmacy apps and engagement tools

Austin-based Digital Pharmacist, a company that offers prescription management apps, has raised $6.5 million in new funding in a round led by …

Digital Health

Your Facebook Messenger AI Therapist Will See You Now

If you're feeling blue, Woebot inside Facebook Messenger looks to provide some comfort.<p>Artificial intelligence bots can give you news, help you shop, …

Cognitive Science

Single-purpose apps are dead, long live multi-purpose software

We’re living in a world where every single facet of our lives, both personally and professionally, can be managed by an app. From standalone grammar checkers to email hunters to digital project boards, there’s an app for every function imaginable.<p>This current state of specialization has now fully …

CRM

UK-based Inhealthcare tapped for NHS remote back pain management program

Back pain may be one of the most common human afflictions, but treatment for the condition is often unsuccessful due to a number of reasons including …

10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care

Virtual home assistants and portable diagnostic devices will help provide better elder care and in turn control medical costs.<p>In 2000, about 10% of the world’s population were age 60 or over. By 2015 that had risen to 12%. United Nations projections indicate that will have increased to 16% by 2030, …

Medical Technology

Medical Devices Hit By Ransomware For The First Time In US Hospitals

Is it possible that North Korea used a stolen National Security Agency hacking tool to infect medical devices at U.S. hospitals? Turns out, in today’s topsy-turvy world, it is.<p>When the NSA cyber weapon-powered WannaCry ransomware spread across the world this past weekend, it infected as many as …

Cybersecurity

Google unveils VR headsets that don't need smartphones

What the Google started at last year's I/O conference, where it announced the Daydream mobile virtual reality platform and headset, is now complete with the announcement of Google's new, standalone (no smartphone needed) VR headset project that uses inside out tracking it calls WorldSense.<p>Google's …

Virtual Reality

New Apple Watch To Come With Glucose Monitoring And More

We are expecting to see the new Apple Watch some time this year and according to a recent report from the BGR’s Jonathan Geller, Apple will include …

Apple Watch detects heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy

Not good enough for official diagnosis, but useful as a screening tool<p>An Apple Watch app can detect a common form of heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy, according to results presented at the Heart Rhythm Society last week. This is promising because people with the heart condition — called …

Medicine

7 Top Educational Virtual Reality Apps

By: Shane Haumpton. These seven educational virtual reality apps can provide enhanced engagement, improved retention, and the ability to block out …

Virtual Reality

Apple's ResearchKit generates reliable health data — at least for asthma patients

Good news, since there are so many smartphones<p>Health data collected entirely from smartphones can be reliable, research from Mount Sinai Hospital claims. The researchers involved found that Apple’s ResearchKit platform and an app for asthma were fairly accurate when compared to existing patient …

Research

Mpirica raises $4.6 million for surgery quality transparency

Seattle-based healthcare quality transparency company <b>Mpirica</b> has raised $4.6 million in a round led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. An …

WellDoc founders' new company, Amalgam Rx, gets FDA nod for insulin titration app

AmalgamRx, a newly unstealthed company founded by WellDoc founders Ryan Sysko and Dr. Susanne Clough, has received FDA clearance for iSage, an …

Diabetes

AIDoc Medical raises $7M to bring AI to medical imaging analysis

We are probably still quite some way off from seeing Artificial Intelligence (AI) replace doctors, but there are already lots of proven use-cases where AI is being used to augment the medical profession. One proven area is in medical imaging where AI and computer vision is helping with medical scan …

UK triage chatbot maker babylon gets $60M, plans next generation app

UK-based health chatbot company babylon, which <b>raised $25 million in early 2016</b>, has raised an additional $60 million in funding. While the company …

Babylon Health raises further $60M to continue building out AI doctor app

Babylon Health, the U.K. startup that offers a digital healthcare app using a mixture of artificial intelligence (AI) and video and text consultations with doctors and specialists, has raised $60 million in new funding.<p>The company says it plans to use the new capital to continue building out its AI …

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This app wants to reprogram your addiction

CNNTech's Sara O'Brien sits down with Sam Frons, founder of Addicaid, a personalized addiction recovery app. Frons is both a recovering addict and a tech entrepreneur who believes addiction recovery is ripe for innovation.

Substance Abuse

Top 5 Therapy Areas that Leveraged mHealth Apps in 2016 – Part 2

March 20, 2017<p>mHealth market is still very young – only 7 years old – but is becoming increasingly dynamic. According to mhealth practitioners, the …

Wearables data capture increasingly vital for healthcare providers

According to a new report, data capture from wearable technology is proving increasingly vital for those working in healthcare and marketing …

Digital Health

Sensaura wants to play with your emotions

Sensaura, a Montreal-based software startup, plans on utilising wearables you already have or brands you already know to really understand your …

Wearable Tech

iPhone-Connected Hearing Aid Gives Doctor Remote Access

GN ReSound<p>Some hearing-impaired people visit the audiologist so often they exchange Christmas gifts every December. But thanks to GN Hearing, you can …

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