Digital Health

4 Health Tech Innovations Changing the Lives of Our Most Vulnerable Patients

Entrepreneurs, many responding to medical dilemmas in their own families, are developing new ways to manage, and perhaps eventually cure, chronic diseases.<p>Among all that we are grateful for one of the most important being our health. Health innovations that are helping people care for our most …

Health Care

How The American Health Care Act Could Affect Digital Health

In the wake of a newly elected president and a Republican congressional majority, the future of health policy and technological innovation is far from clear. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, it not only extended health insurance coverage to 200 million Americans but also paved …

Health Care

Digital health is a marriage of medical entrepreneurs and tech superstars

Power brokers in the fields of tech and healthcare entrepreneurship must work together to discover the truest innovations.<p>Digital health …

Health Care

AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Now Available For $99 (video)

Anyone who would like to quickly and effectively monitor their heart condition may be interested in the new AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG which comes …

Medical Technology

Make it look like you really know healthcare — what the experts read to stay current

Make it look like you really know healthcare — what the experts read to stay current<p>One of the things I love most about Silicon Valley is that it’s …

Health Care

One Doctor’s Prescription for the Health Tech Industry

It's no surprise that digital health startups are often staffed with tech experts who have the savvy to build out complex IT infrastructure. But in …

Health Care

Digital health startups are helping fuel the city's economy and making New York a competitor to San Francisco's health tech scene

Kevin Ryan, dubbed the Godfather of NYC Tech by <i>Fortune</i>, has founded a stable of successful technology startups, including online retailer Gilt and …

Health Care

How Digital Health Could Help End the Opioid Addiction Crisis

There's a health tech tool that has the potential to staunch the scourge of opioid addiction and overdoses in America. The trouble is, doctors aren't …

Health Care

WebMD’s Health Pregnancy Study to recruit participants via Apple’s Research Kit

Why it matters to you<p>WebMD wants to help improve the health of pregnant women. To do so, it's tapping Apple's ResearchKit platform.<p>Apple debuted …

Health

Innovation strategy at Miami Children's Health System paying dividents in ecosystem

Daniel Silberman runs Miami-based startup Mediconecta, the largest telemedicine provider in Latin America. It is also eying the U.S. Hispanic …

Innovation

One of the top iPhone medical devices just got funding from Mayo Clinic

Alivecor, a Mountain View tech company making health devices, doesn't compete with fitness bands like Apple Watch or Fitbit — it's making real medical devices that doctors can use to keep up with their patients.<p>Alivecor announced $30 million in Series D funding on Thursday from Mayo Clinic and …

Mayo Clinic

5 Ways to Negotiate What You Want, When You Want It

Lauren C. Costantini, PhD, CEO of Prima-Temp, shares her suggestions for how to master the art of negotiation.<p><b>negotiate verb;</b><p>1. To obtain or bring about by discussion.<p>2. To find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult path).<p>Indeed these two definitions are daily activities in an …

Harvard Medical School

Livongo raises $52.5 million to expand its digital health platform for people with chronic conditions

Consumer digital health company Livongo has raised $52.5 million in a growth round of funding led by General Catalyst and Kinnevik, with participation from Microsoft Ventures, EDBI, and American Investment Holdings.<p>Founded in 2014, Livongo combines technology and coaching to help people manage …

Startups

With $30 Million Infusion, Mobile Health Startup Bets On AI To Flag Heart Conditions

AliveCor, the Silicon Valley-based maker of the $99 Kardia Mobile, a portable electrocardiogram device, is now betting that artificial intelligence will help doctors monitor patients’ heart conditions. Its machine learning algorithms will automatically flag abnormal ECGs, leading to early detection …

mHealth

Report: Google’s DeepMind made “inexcusable” transparency and oversight errors with U.K. health data

A new report by academics looking into Google's agreement with the NHS over how its AI division handles patient health data says the company overreached or was not transparent about the medical records it has access to, reports the <i>Verge</i>. The original agreement was billed as giving DeepMind access …

Health Care

Apple’s latest digital health solution: AirPods

I’ve been monitoring the evolution of digital health for years.<p>Over time it has become increasingly certain that the next wave of digital health …

Business Technology

Two Gates Foundation Vets Just Raised $200 Million for a Biotech and Digital Health Fund

Two veterans of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation want to prop up groundbreaking upstarts in the biotech and digital health spaces. And they've …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Apple’s ResearchKit Is Revolutionizing Medical Studies

ResearchKit, Apple’s proprietary medical research system, just received some encouraging news as to its accuracy and reliability.A team of …

Clinical Trials

AliveCor Raises $30M for Its FDA-Cleared Mobile Heart Monitor

As wearable technology gets more advanced, a slew of startups are looking to harness mobile devices to record detailed health information that can be …

Wearables beware: Without health psychology, digital health design means nothing

What does psychology have to do with activity trackers, fitness apps and wearables? Everything. Or, at least it should. That’s because technology doesn’t change behavior -- people do.<p>When it comes to driving personal health management through technology, success relies on far more than simply …

Psychology

Does sweat hold the key to the future of health wearables?

Elite athletes are increasingly looking for ways to optimize their training and increase their competitive abilities. Companies such as Misfit and Adidas are developing wearable devices to enable athletes to maximize their sporting ability-through collecting an extensive range of analytics …

Wearable Tech

Beyond hospitals: how data is putting 'doctors' in our pockets

Jessica Mega, Chief medical officer of Verily, talks to WIRED about the convergence of technology and healthcare<p>Jessica Mega spent her career leading clinical trials as a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Now, as the chief medical officer of Verily, Alphabet’s healthcare …

Health Care

Global Healthcare Industry Outlook Report 2017 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p><b>Research and Markets</b> has announced the addition of the "Global Healthcare Industry Outlook, 2017" report to their …

Health Care

Apple Watch can tell you when you’re going to get sick

Dennis Anselmo, was glad he used an Apple Watch – it saved his life when it spotted a dangerous heart condition. He’s not unique. A range of studies …

Heart Rates

The House Bill That Could Sideline Medical Research And Digital Health

Earlier this week, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act, their first complete bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which caused a firestorm on the Hill and backlash from policymakers on both sides of the aisle. While Republicans have been making noise and …

Health Care

Apple wants to promote health apps that work

Apple’s plans for digital health are profound. As it pursues them, it is making huge investments in original research, data analysis, patient …

Health Care

The Apple Store Is Now Selling This Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

Apple stores across the globe are now selling a high-tech, wireless cuff that lets users monitor their blood pressure through a sleek app on the …

iOS

The Impact of Environment on Digital Phenotypes

Presented at Wearables Technology Conference, London 2017.<p>The physical spaces where we spend most of our lives greatly impact our health and wellbeing. It seems obvious, but as we hurry through our days, this little known fact becomes obscure.<p>As new digital health tools emerge, we similarly hurry …

Drug Industry Bets Big On Precision Medicine: Five Trends Shaping Care Delivery

<b>The Death Of “One Size Fits Many” Care Models</b><p>Precision medicine promises a paradigm shift in care delivery, one that removes the need for guesswork, variable diagnoses and treatment strategies based on generalized demographics. Precision medicine approaches are enabled by data leveraged from direct …

Health Care

AI Health Platform Aims To Overhaul The Healthcare Industry

Ada brings tailored assessments to patients, streamlining communication with their doctors and lowering costs<p>Just like at the doctor’s, this app asks …

Health Care