mHealth

Biotricity Launches Heart Monitoring App for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 Series

What You Should Know: – Biotricity Inc., a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, today announced the upcoming release of Biocare Cardiac – a personal, cardiac health application for individuals diagnosed with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Designed to be used with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 series, the Biocare Cardiac application continuously collects users’ daily activities and provides critical …

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Evidence, investment, scale: the route to digital health adoption

Digital health tools hold huge potential, and the evidence base is growing all the time – so what is holding us back and how does the sector overcome the multiple barriers to widespread adoption? We are living through a digital health revolution, and the pace of change has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. More …

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Smartphones could be used to detect depression, Verily finds

A study published by Verily researchers showed that some smartphone metrics, such as sentiment in weekly voice diaries, matched up with the severity of users’ depression as determined by PHQ-9 scores. Even if these technologies could be used to track mental health, it’s not clear how they will fit into physician workflows or how comfortable …

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K Health Acquires Mental Health App Trusst for On-Demand Text-Based Therapy

What You Should Know: – KHealth, a data-driven virtual primary care platform providing affordable, personalized healthcare to millions of adults and children, today announced its acquisition of Trusst, the mental health app connecting people and providers for on-demand text-based therapy. Financial terms of deal were not disclosed. – Trusst has built a proprietary, simulated way …

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Privacy issues widespread with digital health apps, says BMJ

Developers of mobile health apps are comprehensively failing to safeguard the privacy of users, according to a study by researchers in Australia. The team from Macquarie University compared 15,000 free mobile health (mHealth) apps available on the Google Play store and compared their privacy practices to those found in 8,000 non-health apps, finding “serious problems …

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CareDx To Acquire Transplant Hero Medication Management App – M&A

What You Should Know: – CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA), a leading precision medicine company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers, today announced it has acquired Transplant Hero LLC, a New York-based provider of a mobile app supporting the needs of transplant patients. – The acquisition of Transplant Hero builds on AlloCare, the comprehensive CareDx mobile …

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Noom Secures $540M to Expand Behavioral Change Platform for Healthier Habits

What You Should Know: – Noom, a New York City-based digital health platform focused on behavior change, today announced its $540 million Series F funding led by Silver Lake. The round also included participation from new investors Oak HC/FT, Temasek, and Novo Holdings and existing investors Sequoia Capital, RRE, and Samsung Ventures also participated. – …

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PatientKeeper Integrates with MEDITECH Expanse EHR for Physicians’ Mobile Devices

What You Should Know: – PatientKeeper, a provider of electronic health records (EHR) optimization software solutions, today announced it has integrated its mobile app with the MEDITECH® Expanse™ hospital EHR system, enabling healthcare providers to view inpatient data stored in Expanse on their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. – Physicians using the Expanse acute-care …

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MEDITECH, WELL Health Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Engagement

What You Should Know: – MEDITECH recently announced Expanse Patient Connect, powered by WELL Health, a contemporary, mobile solution enabling bidirectional, communication between healthcare organizations and their patients. Available through the MEDITECH Cloud Platform, the solution leverages WELL Health’s automated patient interaction functionality to improve provider efficiency and keep patients and their families connected to their care …

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Digital Companion App Empathy Raises $13M to Help Families Deal with Death

What You Should Know: – Today, Empathy, a digital companion app combining technology and human support to empower bereaved families, is coming out of stealth with $13M in seed funding, backed by major VC firms including General Catalyst and Aleph.  – Empathy’s technology streamlines the bureaucracy around loss – freeing families to deal with emotional repercussions and …

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Top 5 Business Opportunities for Digital Health Companies in 2021. Where Is The Money?

Ralf-Gordon Jahns, Managing Director of R2G For many companies, 2020 has been a devastating year due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the same can be said for the digital health sector, the pandemic has also paved a way for unexpected and extraordinary business opportunities in 2021. In 2020, Digital health start-ups and …

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Boston Scientific Acquires Preventice Solutions for $925M in Cash

What You Should Know: – Boston Scientific announces an agreement to acquire Preventice Solutions, a leading developer of mobile health solutions and remote monitoring services that connect patients and caregivers for $925M in cash. – The acquisition of external cardiac monitoring technologies and services providers will expand Boston Scientific’s rhythm management diagnostics portfolio and capabilities. …

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Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Change. It’s constantly redefining the healthcare landscape, whether triggered by technology innovations, cultural shifts, or world events.    Healthcare organizations understand this and plan for it, putting continuity and recovery plans in place to help them maintain normal operations as much as possible in times …

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Apple Rolls Out Health Records on iPhone to the UK, Canada

Today, Apple announced the Health Records feature within the Health app is now available for users in the UK and Canada to securely view and store their medical records right on their iPhone, with their privacy protected at all times. Oxford University Hospitals and Women’s College Hospital has been selected the first healthcare institutions in …

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New CVS Pharmacy App Feature Can Read Prescription Labels Out Loud for Visually Impaired

What You Should Know: – CVS introduced Spoken Rx™, a new feature of the CVS Pharmacy app that can read important prescription information out loud. It is vitally important for patient safety and adherence that prescription labels are clear and visible, but for patients with visual impairments or those who can’t read standard print labels, that’s not …

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