mHealth

Ginger.io relaunches as full-stack online mental healthcare service

San Francisco health startup <b>Ginger.io</b> went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. While …

Digital Health

Five lessons learned from ResApp’s botched trial

Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp intended to have its software, which uses a smartphone microphone to diagnose respiratory conditions based on …

eHealth

OIG to audit Medicaid telehealth payments as claims increase

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General <b>will audit Medicaid payments</b> for telemedicine and telehealth …

Health Care

In-Depth: How digital sensors could change the face of pharma

Earlier this week, Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals announced that Abilify MyCite, a new, sensor-enabled version of Otsuka’s drug …

Digital Health

Tech-enabled concierge practice Forward opens LA office

Forward, a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun, is opening its second location only about a year after it began …

Digital Health

Spire's discreet wearable turns any clothes into continuous health monitors

San Francisco-based <b>Spire</b> is looking to take the work out of wearables. Instead of a device that needs to be regularly removed, recharged, or …

Digital Health

There are two new ways the Apple Watch could help save your life

The Apple Watch may be a useful tool for detecting potentially fatal medical conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and sleep apnea (a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing while a person is asleep), claims a new study.<p>Carried out by the health startup Cardiogram and …

Apple

With Cardiogram's AI, Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea, hypertension, study shows

A new study showed that Cardiogram’s deep neural network technology, called DeepHeart, can detect hypertension and sleep apnea. The study was …

eHealth

Medigate raises $5.35 million in seed funding to continue development of medical device security platform

Tel Aviv, Israel-based medical device security platform, Medigate, announced today that it has raised $5.35 million in seed funding. The funding is …

Digital Health

Humana, J&J launch digital health challenge competitions

Humana and Johnson & Johnson have each announced a new challenge competition for digital health students and entrepreneurs. The former seeks novel …

Digital Health

Hospitals halt plans to expand Outcome Health tech amid lawsuit controversy

As the Justice Department subpoenas Outcome Health investors following a lawsuit filed against the company alleging fraud, at least two Chicago-area …

eHealth

Welkin Health gets $8M to scale, build out patient relationship management offering

San Francisco-based Welkin Health, which which specializes in patient relationship management through messaging services and workflow organization, …

Digital Health

New HIMSS CEO talks innovation, consumerization, and the importance of 'and'

Hal Wolf, the new CEO of HIMSS, thinks adding a three letter word to his organization’s mission statement will go a long way toward positioning HIMSS …

Digital Health

Pfizer, hemophilia society launch disease-awareness app game for boys in Qatar

<b>Pfizer</b> and the Friends of Haemophilia Society have launched an app game specifically designed to help boys aged four years and older learn about and …

Digital Health

Technology could help opioid addicts in rural America, but a federal rule needs changing

For President Donald Trump’s national emergency on opioid abuse to get traction in Appalachia and the rural South, the treatment effort will have to …

Wearable assists home recovery after total knee replacement surgery

Vancouver-based <b>Claris Healthcare</b> has launched an orthopedic medical device that allows patients and doctors to monitor recovery after total knee …

Digital Health

Pregnancy wearable maker Bloomlife receives $2.3M in grant funding

Bloomlife, a women health technology company, has received two grants totaling $2.3 million that will be used to help fund a longitudinal study of …

Digital Health

Survey: Patients prefer online provider searches to referrals, especially if they’re young

Although most appointment scheduling is still conducted over the phone, the majority of consumers will consult online sources as their primary …

Health Care

Report: With today's technology, digital health could save US $7 billion

Existing digital health products, if deployed comprehensively across the country, could save the US $7 billion a year in healthcare spending, …

Digital Health

In small study, wearable technology helps smokers quit

Wearable technology could be key to reminding smokers looking to quit to put down the cigarette, according to a new study recently published by …

Research

How breakthrough technology in China is helping care for its aging population

By 2050, China's over-65 population is expected to grow to 370 million, up from 138 million in 2014. This presents challenges for the country's basic …

Medical Technology

New MACRA rule includes more support for telemedicine, remote patient monitoring

As the Quality Payment Program enters its second year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued its <b>1,653-page final rule</b> on Nov. 2, with …

Health Care

Researchers adding AI, medication reminders to companion robots for seniors

Brown University researchers have announced a partnership with Hasbro to add medication reminders, basic artificial intelligence, and other …

eHealth

Second Opinions and Dr. Google – Fun Friday

Posted on November 3, 2017 I Written By <b>John Lynn</b><p>John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs …

eHealth

Five barriers to wider clinical wearable adoption

Wearables and remote patient monitoring are being used more and more in hospitals, but barriers to their use still persist. At the Connected Health …

Digital Health

Location, timing of falls 'counterintuitive,' researcher says

November 02, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>Photo: Texas A&M Health Science Center<p>If Wednesday's flip of the calendar to November had you worried about …

Research

Early study results suggest wrist-worn wearable could detect pregnancy

Preliminary results from a large clinical trial suggest that Ava Health’s fertility detecting wearable could someday be used to detect pregnancy. The …

Digital Health

Men's health platform Roman launches with $3.1M

Roman, an online men's health platform initially focused on erectile dysfunction, launched this week with $3.1 million in funding. General Catalyst …

Men's Health

Researchers to develop NIH-funded HIV prevention app for transgender women

Researchers at Portland State University have teamed up with Oakland, California-based dfusion, a health tech startup focused on behavior change …

Race & Ethnicity

After just two years, Under Armour is killing HealthBox suite of connected devices

After a rough third quarter, Under Armour has made it known that it is giving up on its UA Healthbox offering and all three of the connected devices …

Wearable Tech