Thomas Cummins

843 Flips | 4 Magazines | 41 Likes | 7 Following | 282 Followers | @tcummins07 | I am a Medical Technology Entrepreneur that believes that decentralization of technology and services in the current healthcare paradigm must happen if we are to see significant improvements in reducing healthcare spending and improving population health. Mobile digital health technologies have a huge role to play in catalyzing this transformation and I aim to highlight the most promising new products, services and insights in my Flipboard Magazine "Mobile Digital Health"

A robotic implant that hugs your heart could help it keep beating

A soft robotic sleeve made of silicone could help a human heart keep beating, according to a new report published Wednesday.<p>For the millions …

The coolest health-tech products we saw at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS — At CES 2017, we previewed some of the coolest health tech set to hit the market.<p>From a brand new take on the electric breast pump to a …

Digitalis Ventures launches $100M healthcare innovation fund

Venture capital firm <b>Digitalis,</b> which was founded last year and has offices in New York and California, has launched a $100 million fund to spur …

​Willow breast pump is the hands-free wearable that mothers really need

Hands-free, cordless and with the kind of blissful silence that only a mother can appreciate, the Willow breast pump is a godsend for tired parents.<p>As a new mother, nobody tells you that you'll spend hours of your life sitting on the sofa with a noisy suction monster. No, not your baby -- your …

Habit shows at CES 2017 how to use blood to know what you should eat

For $299, a company called Habit will analyze your biometrics and recommend food plans for you to lose weight. The start-up will also offer meal delivery and health coaching.<p>A diet might make the weight melt off one person, while someone else eating the same food could gain some pounds. A startup …

Real-time blood alcohol monitoring is coming to your wrist at CES 2017

Wearables have been counting our steps and tracking our heart rates, but finally, here comes a wrist strap to constantly track your blood alcohol level.<p>From BACtrack, makers of a range of smartphone integrated portable breathalysers, the BACtrack Skyn has the company's high-quality pedigree for …

We Interviewed Health Care Leaders About Their Industry, and They’re Worried

However the Trump administration and the Republican U.S. Congress replace or revamp the Affordable Care Act, it is unlikely to halt America’s ongoing move from the rightfully maligned fee-for-service payment system to one that pays for “value” — the quality of outcomes relative to the price. …

Lee: $1 Trillion of Waste in U.S. Health Care System – Bloomberg

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In 2016, It Wasn’t Just The “Worried Well” Who Used Digital Health Tools

Rock Health just released its annual report on how consumers are adopting such tools.<p>Rock Health, a venture fund and research firm dedicated to digital health, has just released its annual survey filled with insights about how consumers are using these new technologies. Previous Rock Health reports …

AMA approves list of guiding principles for digital health tools

In a far cry from the previous comparison of digital health tools to “snake oil,” the American Medical Association is now openly embracing them, …

Google DeepMind knows you well enough to save your life

Technology is failing hospital patients. It's something DeepMind is determined to fix, but its solution is proving controversial.<p>The UK-based artificial intelligence company, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has agreed to a five-year partnership with a group of London hospitals run by the …

Provata Health Launches Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Guided Meditation App

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 22, 2016–<p>Leading digital health company Provata Health announced the launch of Provata VR, a virtual reality (VR) guided meditation app available on the App Store. The app signifies the Portland startup’s aim to pioneer a new category of digital health: …

Digital Health

ARM has prescription for medical devices for chronic conditions

Digital health firm US TrustedCare and ARM, a leader in the semiconductor market, have announced a partnership to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions.<p>The new collaboration will give third-parties access to variety of secure, authenticated, and auditable medical information. US …

The Potential of China's Digital Healthcare Sector – Bloomberg

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Takeda announces digital health collaborations to power clinical trials

Pharmaceutical company Takeda is looking to up its digital strategy game, pairing with a few companies to advance clinical trials, analyze data and …

Time to get a smartwatch? Apple Watch Nike+ review

If you’ve been holding out for an Apple Watch, the Nike+ version may be a good reason to buy.<p>Probably the single best reason is that the just-released Apple Watch Nike+ edition costs no more than the least-expensive Apple Watch Series 2. Like other Watch 2 models, the Nike+ starts at $369 for the …

The Fitness Tracker Fad Appears to Be Dying

It looks like the fitness tracker fad may finally be coming to an end. After years of being the dominant health-tracking gadget, Fitbit is bracing …

Why Digitized Mental Healthcare is Better Mental Healthcare

If community hospitals are a general barometer of health in the surrounding area, the emergency room is the canary in the coal mine. Viral outbreaks, …

3 Futuristic Health Sensors That Could Save Lives

Entrepreneurs at <i>Fortune’s</i> Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego on Wednesday showed off what they believe is the solution to lowering medical …

Two big movers in the health world just launched a massive new project to change the way we look at cancer

Two cancer companies that were backed by Google Ventures — now called GV — have teamed up for the second time to launch a health database filled with information from 20,000* people.<p>Flatiron Health, a New York-based healthcare technology startup, collects clinical data from cancer patients — such …

Digital Health

The New Science of Wellness

Venture and private equity investors poured nearly $2.4 billion into digital health firms around the world during the third quarter of 2016, …

Digital health deals: Vocera buys Extension, Red Cross-Teladoc and more

San Jose-based <b>Vocera Communications</b>, which offers communications services for hospitals and health systems, has acquired fellow clinical …

Is Pharma Ready to Realize the Value of mHealth?

October 21, 2016 - When Apple launched its ResearchKit platform in 2015, healthcare providers and the pharma industry hailed the mHealth platform as …

Cardiogram gets $2M to see if the Apple Watch can detect Afib

Cardiogram, a startup seeking to make the sensor data from the Apple Watch more useful for the average watch user, and, eventually, useful in a …

Why We Shouldn’t Call Apple ResearchKit and CareKit ‘Platforms’

<i>Editor’s Note: Ryan Rossier is VP of Platform Solutions at Medullan, a digital healthcare consulting firm.</i><p>It’s no secret that getting people to …

Digital health hires: Accolade, Zillion, TigerText, and Pager

On-demand digital health concierge <b>Accolade Health</b>, which provides its services for employers, health plans and health systems, made several hires …

Digital Health

Comment on The Astonishing Healthcare Tech of the Future Is Arriving by Quantium

re healthcare is broken: What is broken is delivering anything via dictatorial professions motivated by capitalism. What will replace it is a whole …

Digital Health Startup Health2Sync Raises $3M Series A to Transform Diabetes Care

<b>With Proven Clinical Efficacy, Health2Sync Aims to Bring Personalized Care to Patients in Asia</b><p>Taiwanese startup Health2Sync secures a $3 million …

The Digital Hospital: 80+ Companies Reinventing Medicine In One Infographic

From messaging apps for hospital workers to surgeons training with VR, startups are working to transform patient care in the hospital. |From …