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Hackensack Meridian Health Invests $25M in Tech Incubator

August 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health has teamed up with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJIT) to open a health incubator with a design similar to the reality show ”Shark Tank,” in which companies pitch healthcare innovation ideas to a panel of experts.

Report: Aetna, Apple in Talks about Offering Plan Members Apple Watches

August 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Aetna, which already offers the Apple Watch to its employees as part of a wellness program, is now in talks with Apple about pushing the wearable device to the health insurer’s members, according to a report in CNBC.

AHRQ Calling for Data on Mobile Apps and Technology to Treat Diabetes

August 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking scientific information from the public regarding mobile health technology for diabetes.

Data-Driven Approach to Asthma Shows Promise in Louisville

July 31, 2017  |  David Raths
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The city of Louisville, Ky., which has one of the highest asthma rates in the United States, recently wrapped up a community program called AIR Louisville that used smart connected inhalers.

FDA Launches Precertification Pilot Program for Digital Health Technologies

July 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As announced in June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward on a broad initiative focused on fostering new innovation in digital health, and one major part of this initiative will be a Digital Health Innovation Action Plan outlining how...

Almost 80 Percent of Clinicians Still Use Hospital-Issued Pagers

July 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A study examining the communication technologies used by hospital-based clinicians found that close to 80 percent (79.8 percent) of clinicians continue to use hospital-provided pagers and 49 percent of those clinicians report they receive patient care-related...

Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plunging Ahead into Wearable Technology and Care Redesign

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.

Philips to Buy Medical Device Maker Spectranetics for 1.9 Billion Euros

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based health technology company Royal Philips announced it is acquiring Spectranetics Corporation, a Colorado Springs, Colorado-based medical device maker, for 1.9 billion Euros.

Mayo Clinic Among Investors in Glooko Diabetes Data Management Company

June 29, 2017  |  David Raths
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Mayo Clinic is one of the participants in a series C $35 million investment in Glooko, a diabetes data management startup.

Study: Digital Health Coaching App Improves Weight Loss, Blood Pressure Management

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A digital health app and 1-to-1 coaching platform can help patients lose weight and reduce blood pressure, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

FDA Moving Forward with New Regulatory Approach to Digital Health

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward on a broad initiative focused on fostering new innovation in digital health, and one major part of this initiative will be a Digital Health Innovation Plan outlining how devices will be regulated,...

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