Digital Health

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Innovation And Digital Health

Business is a tempting endeavor, and the road to success is lined with powerful distractions. It seems that digital health and many of its participants have discovered this. I’m not going to name names here, but I’m sure that many come to mind.<p>The false profits, failed profits, style over …

Left on ‘full war footing’ to stop Obamacare repeal

Liberal activists have quickly mobilized ahead of a Senate vote next week.<p>The liberal activists roused into the streets by President Donald Trump are revving up for one last campaign to save Obamacare.<p>The sudden resurgence of Republicans’ repeal push appeared to catch Democrats and their base by …

Politics

Responsive monitoring of mitochondrial redox states in heart muscle predicts impending cardiac arrest | Science Translational Medicine

Mitochondria adapt to changing environmental conditions to try to meet the energy needs of a cell. Perry <i>et al</i>. used resonance Raman spectroscopy to …

Medicine

Using Virtual And Augmented Reality In Medical Diagnosis, Treatment And Therapy

Mark Gregot, co-founder, and CEO, NuEyes, wanted to create augmented reality (AR) smart glasses for people who have low vision or are vision impaired. He co-opted the technology from his time in the US Navy to make a prototype in 2013. Four years later, the NuEyes smart glasses are built on the ODG …

Augmented Reality

Blockchain Powered AI Doctors to Revolutionize Medicine

Doc.ai is hoping to revolutionize the medical industry by bringing AI doctors to all through their smartphones. Using Blockchain technology, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Now is the time to be bullish about digital health, according to this investor

Earlier this month, my friend and industry colleague Rob Coppedge wrote a thoughtful post on the death of digital health, a space associated with too …

Health Care

First Prescription App for Substance Abuse Approved by FDA

Drug and alcohol users will soon be able to get prescriptions for a mobile app that could help them stay clean. Developed by Pear Therapeutics in …

Substance Abuse

To Foster Information Exchange, Revise HIPAA and HITECH

We know that when patients are provided with access to their medical records, they feel more in control of their care, understand their health …

Health Care

$100M donation to Toronto's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

TORONTO -<p>The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation has donated another $100 million to the Toronto cardiac centre bearing the Barrick Gold …

Canadian News

Artificial intelligence won't replace a doctor any time soon, but it can help with diagnosis

In the next few years, you will probably have your first interaction with a medical artificial intelligence (AI) system. The same technology that …

Artificial Intelligence

Health tech startup Saykara emerges from stealth mode with AI voice transcriber for doctors

Another Seattle startup has emerged from stealth mode: Saykara, a health technology company developing an AI-fueled voice scribe that aims to be the …

Science

Adherium appointed CFO

Digital health company, Adherium has appointed Timothy Marcotte as chief financial officer, to be based out of its US headquarters in California.

CFOs

Tune In: GeekWire’s Health Tech Podcast live at Providence St. Joseph Health Tuesday

GeekWire’s popular Health Tech Podcast is going on location this Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, for a special live interview with Mark Long, the vice …

Science

CloudMine Honored as Health Care Innovator by Philadelphia Business Journal

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 14, CloudMine, a HIPAA-compliant Enterprise Health Cloud platform, was honored at the 2017 Health Care Innovators and Extraordinary Doctors awards. CloudMine CEO, Stephen Wray, accepted the award during a reception at Philadelphia's Ballroom …

Under Armour Is Now The Largest Digital Health And Fitness Company On Earth

Under Armour used to be known primarily for its moisture-wicking t-shirts. In the 21 years since the company was established in founder and CEO Kevin Plank’s grandmother’s basement, the company has expanded its product line extensively to include hats, pants, shoes, gloves, bags, and the like.<p>In …

Innovation

Why Healthcare Is Moving To The Cloud (But Isn't There Yet)

The advent of cloud computing has revolutionized the way we shop, travel, communicate, and store personal data. It's been a huge part of the digital …

Health Care

Making Corporates Healthy

Corporate Healthcare costs a pretty penny. This is prompting corporates to look at employee wellness from a whole new perspective. Businesses are …

AffecTech to provide wearable tech for those with mental health issues

Why it matters to you<p>If you're dealing with mental health issues, you're not alone. There will soon be more wearable technology aimed at helping you …

Mental Disorders

How the Apple Watch Could Change How We Treat Heart Disease

The new Apple Watch Series 3 gives users more real-time information about their heart than ever, and Apple hopes that it will also be able to alert …

Smartwatches

Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech in the US

Twitter alums are taking over the health-technology sector.<p>A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, …

News (China)

Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

There are 26 different electronic medical records systems used in the city of Boston, each with its own language for representing and sharing data. …

Bitcoin

No longer spectators, Medicine X health entrepreneurs use digital tools to create change

With her father beside her whispering encouragement, Lorelei Hoenen, a 6-year-old with a blonde ponytail, looked out across the silent crowd at …

Health Care

FDA Clears the First-Ever Mobile App to Treat Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine Addiction

In a milestone, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday green lit the first-ever mobile medical app to help treat people with substance …

Substance Abuse

UST Global Invests in Singapore-based Digital Health Platform MyDoc

Singapore-based digital health platform company and UST focusing on Asian and European markets

Health Tech Podcast: This researcher’s startup is taking on cancer with data and crowdsourcing

<i>Health Tech Live! Join us online at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, for a special Facebook Live stream of GeekWire’s next Health Tech Podcast. Sign up</i> …

Science

COPAN Installs Landmark, 60th WASPLab™ at Prestigious University Health Network/Sinai Health System Department of Microbiology in Canada

MURRIETA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It isn't every day that a company hits four milestones with the placement of one system. But that is exactly what happened last month at the University Health Network/Sinai Health System's Department of Microbiology in Toronto, Ontario when COPAN …

Agfa HealthCare Celebrates 150 Years of Expertise and Innovation at RSNA 2017, Showcasing its Contemporary Solutions' Direct Impact on Productivity and Costs

MORTSEL, Belgium and GREENVILLE, South Carolina, September 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --<p>Fostering enterprise-wide collaboration by delivering departmental workflow efficiencies, the company spotlights economic value realization as Radiologists' lead their health system initiatives in cost control and …

Adherium releases SmartTurbo Model 4

Digital health company, Adherium has released SmartTurbo Model 4, the next generation of the company's adherence monitoring technology, for …

Why the Apple Watch won't replace your doctor anytime soon

Apple is moving ahead with a plan to screen for disease with its Apple Watch, starting with a clinical study.<p>Earlier this month, the company …

Smartwatches

Is Blockchain Coming Of Age?

Ever since blockchain burst onto the scene it’s been a technology surrounded by hype and expectation, but the last year seems to have seen this grow to a whole new level, with initial coin offerings (ICOs) receiving almost as much hype as their namesake the initial public offering (IPOs).<p>To date, …

Bitcoin