Health Tech

GCC Based Meddy – Doctor Booking Platform Raises $2.5 Million Series A | PR Newswire | 11/3/2019

DUBAI , UAE, Nov. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Meddy , a doctor booking platform has raised a $2.5M in Series A round to scale up its operations in the UAE. This consumer-facing platform helps patients find the best doctors and book appointments with them. It allows them to find doctors best suited to their needs based on a wide array of filters and patient reviews. Meddy also provides a suite of products …

The setbacks that led to Fitbit’s $2.1B acquisition by Google | 11/3/2019

The wearable health tech market is more than a decade old and tech giants are not new to the scene. But Google’s acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1 billion — its 5th largest acquisition till date — is an answer to its mantra: If you can’t build it, buy it. However, Fitbit is not the first wearable health-tech acquisition of Google. In January this year, it acquired Fossil Group’s (relatively unknown) smartwatch …

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Interswitch Expands Presence in Health-Tech Space via Acquisition of eClat - Business Journal | 11/3/2019

Interswitch Limited, a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitization of payments in Nigeria and other African countries, has announced the acquisition of eClat Healthcare Limited, a Nigeria-based health technology company that aims to improve healthcare delivery in Africa. The deal was completed on September 30, 2019, and it involves Interswitch acquiring a 60% stake in eClat through the purchase of shares from current shareholders and subscription to …

Google’s Fitbit deal highlights growing interest in wearable health tech | 11/2/2019

To improve the accuracy of health data collected from wearable technology such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, and to placate skeptics of health tech, companies have been scooping up doctors from medical organizations around the country including in Seattle. Shown here is a Fitbit Ionic smartwatch is shown at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo in 2018. (Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg) By Keerthi Vedantam Seattle Times business reporter Google said Friday …

(USA-PA-Jefferson Hills) Tech Patient Care I - Jefferson Hospital- 5W- Part Time | 11/2/2019

Highmark Health Tech Patient Care I - Jefferson Hospital- 5W- Part Time in Jefferson Hills , Pennsylvania Company : Job Description : GENERAL OVERVIEW Assists the professional RN in providing age-sensitive patient care according to hospital/department policies and procedures. Assists the RN with non-patient care duties such as maintaining adequate stock levels and performing clerical tasks or errands. Must complete an expanded educational class and pass the expanded course requirements. ESSENTIAL …

(USA-PA-Jefferson Hills) Tech Patient Care I -Jefferson Hospital- 5W- Casual | 11/2/2019

Highmark Health Tech Patient Care I -Jefferson Hospital- 5W- Casual in Jefferson Hills , Pennsylvania Company : Job Description : GENERAL OVERVIEW Assists the professional RN in providing age-sensitive patient care according to hospital/department policies and procedures. Assists the RN with non-patient care duties such as maintaining adequate stock levels and performing clerical tasks or errands. Must complete an expanded educational class and pass the expanded course requirements. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES …

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry | 11/2/2019

Google’s deal to buy Fitbit will help it compete with health tech companies. But the deal also helps Google build out its own hardware line. Google has historically been a late bloomer when it comes to hardware. The company’s own phone did not debut until 2016 and does not sell well compared to rivals. But Fitbit has a well-known brand that will lend Google credibility as it creates its …

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry | 8News | 11/2/2019

… of revelations that an interactive, online map can pinpoint troop locations, bases and other sensitive areas around the world. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Google’s deal to buy Fitbit will help it compete with health tech companies. But the deal also helps Google build out its own hardware line. Google has historically been a late bloomer when it comes to hardware. The company’s own phone did not debut until 2016 …

(USA-PA-Jefferson Hills) Tech Central Service II | 11/2/2019

Highmark Health Tech Central Service II in Jefferson Hills , Pennsylvania Company : Job Description : GENERAL OVERVIEW Provides proper care, handling, processing, sterilization, and storage of all supplies and equipment, to ensure a high quality product for use in surgical services and throughout the hospital. Delivers clean equipment and picks up and returns used equipment to and from other hospital units as required. Provides support to the OR by assembling instrument sets …

Patient Care Tech Progressive Care Unit Sierra Campus FT Days at The Hospitals of Providence - USA-TX-El Paso | 11/2/2019

MENTAL HEALTH TECH (MHT) - PT NIGHTS - (100109) Location : El Paso, TX Job Description One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed… Cardiology Nurse Practitioner- El Paso, TX- Sierra Location : El Paso, TX Posted: November 1, 2019 Location: El Paso, Texas Show Map Salary: Open Discipline: General …

MENTAL HEALTH TECH (MHT) - PT NIGHTS - (100109) - USA-TX-El Paso | 11/2/2019

Profile Job DescriptionOne of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked 276 on the Fortune 500, and listed 275 in …

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry | KVOA.com | 11/2/2019

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry Associated Press November 2, 2019 Google’s deal to buy Fitbit will help it compete with health tech companies. But the deal also helps Google build out its own hardware line. Google has historically been a late bloomer when it comes to hardware. The company’s own phone did not debut until 2016 and does not sell well compared to rivals. But Fitbit has …

Volpara Health Tech (ASX:VHT) Trading 4.5% Higher | 11/2/2019

Volpara Health Tech (ASX:VHT) shares traded up 4.5% on Thursday . The company traded as high as A$1.92 ($1.36) and last traded at A$1.85 ($1.31), 1,737,059 shares traded hands during mid-day trading. The stock had previously closed at A$1.77 ($1.26). The firm has a market cap of $403.42 million and a PE ratio of -44.29. The company has a quick ratio of 3.63, a current ratio …

Has privacy become a luxury good? | 11/2/2019

Data is arguably one of the most valuable assets in today’s world, and is a critical factor determining mergers and acquisitions of many tech companies. Think of Google. Its acquisition of FitBit increases its data portfolio to include health information of hundreds of thousands of people across the world — to compete with the Apple Watch and Samsung’s health tech. This is in addition to already having data about what people …

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Selected as Technology Partner by Leading US Case Management Services Firm | Globe Newswire | 11/1/2019

November 01, 2019 07:00 ET Source: Reliq Health Technologies Inc. HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTCQB:RQHTF) (“ Reliq ” or the “ Company ”), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community Healthcare, today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Achieve Health Management LLC. (Encinitas, CA; Irving, TX), a subsidiary of Del …

Underserved Populations Have Access To Technology- Why Is No One Investing in Them? | Forbes | 11/1/2019

… follow up text with his location. Many homeless people like him own cell phones and the devices are not a luxury but a lifeline . A growing concern about the innovation disparity created by lopsided health tech investing is its potential to further exacerbate health inequity and disparities. Health disparities are born from unequal access. Daniel Weiss and Ejim Mark are two of many who highlight the potential for uneven access …

Health Care Vitals: Boston - Axios | 11/1/2019

… Beatrice Moritz for Axios On Wednesday, Axios’ Sam Baker hosted an Expert Voices Live roundtable in Cambridge, MA on health care access and affordability in the state. Local leaders in academia, community health and health tech discussed the challenges of an increasingly fragmented health care industry, the importance of integrating dental and medical education, and the shared goal of reaching low-access communities. Fragmentation in care Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan …

Interswitch Acquires eClat Healthcare Limited - Financial Technology | 11/1/2019

Interswitch Acquires eClat Healthcare Limited 2 days ago 4 Min Read Founder & CEO, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, Interswitch Limited , a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitization of payments in Nigeria and other African countries, has announced the acquisition of eClat Healthcare Limited, a Nigeria-based health technology company that aims to improve healthcare delivery in Africa. The deal was completed on September 30, 2019, and it involves Interswitch acquiring …

Health tech funding snapshot—Google joins $50M round in Viz.ai, Augmedix raises $19 million, and more | FierceHealthcare | 11/1/2019

Investment in artificial intelligence companies has soared, with healthcare AI companies raising $864 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to CB Insights. Among them, healthcare startup Viz.ai which is using AI to help medical professionals spot early signs of stroke. The company’s platform has attracted interest from investors and it recently scored $50 million in Series B funding. The funding round was led by Greenoaks with participation from …

Google to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion in major health tech deal | STAT | 11/1/2019

November 1, 2019 Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Fitbit S AN FRANCISCO — Google parent company Alphabet announced on Friday it will buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion — a massive deal that will pit Google squarely against Apple ( AAPL ) in the market for health and fitness tracking. The deal immediately transforms the market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, which are increasingly being seen as clinical tools for monitoring health and gathering reams …

Digital Health

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry - The Morning Call | Chicago Tribune | 11/3/2019

… for Google to forge a presence in people’s lives. Google has previously tried and failed to build a business in health technology, and its Wear OS software offers fitness tracking and AI for smartwatches made … the board. And wearables are part of that strategy.” Advertisement Digital health is a fast-growing market, with one study tracking more than $8 billion in venture investment in 2018. The market could bust open …

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry | 11/3/2019

… for Google to forge a presence in people’s lives. Google has previously tried and failed to build a business in health technology, and its Wear OS software offers fitness tracking and AI for smartwatches made … across the board. And wearables are part of that strategy.” Digital health is a fast-growing market, with one study tracking more than $8 billion in venture investment in 2018. The market could bust open …

Electronic Health Records

Interswitch Expands Presence in Health-Tech Space via Acquisition of eClat - Business Journal | 11/3/2019

Interswitch Limited, a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitization of payments in Nigeria and other African countries, has announced the acquisition of eClat Healthcare Limited, a Nigeria-based health technology company that aims to improve healthcare delivery in Africa. The deal was completed on September 30, 2019, and it involves Interswitch acquiring a 60% stake in eClat through the purchase of shares from current shareholders and subscription to …

Interswitch Acquires eClat Healthcare Limited - Financial Technology | 11/1/2019

… Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, Interswitch Limited , a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitization of payments in Nigeria and other African countries, has announced the acquisition of eClat Healthcare Limited, a Nigeria-based health technology company that aims to improve healthcare delivery in Africa. The deal was completed on September 30, 2019, and it involves Interswitch acquiring a 60% stake in eClat through the purchase of shares from current shareholders …

Health Tracking

The setbacks that led to Fitbit’s $2.1B acquisition by Google | 11/3/2019

The wearable health tech market is more than a decade old and tech giants are not new to the scene. But Google’s acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1 billion — its 5th largest acquisition till date — is an answer to its mantra: If you can’t build it, buy it. However, Fitbit is not the first wearable health-tech acquisition of Google. In January this year, it acquired Fossil Group’s (relatively unknown) smartwatch …

Google’s Fitbit deal highlights growing interest in wearable health tech | 11/2/2019

To improve the accuracy of health data collected from wearable technology such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, and to placate skeptics of health tech, companies have been scooping up doctors from medical organizations around the country including in Seattle. Shown here is a Fitbit Ionic smartwatch is shown at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo in 2018. (Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg) By Keerthi Vedantam Seattle Times business reporter Google said Friday …

Workplace Wellness

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry - The Morning Call | Chicago Tribune | 11/3/2019

… wearables like the ones that made Fitbit famous are just one more avenue for Google to forge a presence in people’s lives. Google has previously tried and failed to build a business in health technology, and its Wear OS software offers fitness tracking and AI for smartwatches made by other companies. But it doesn’t have its own branded fitness wearable. That seems about to change. Although Fitbit has been struggling …

Mental Health

MENTAL HEALTH TECH (MHT) - PT NIGHTS - (100109) - USA-TX-El Paso | 11/2/2019

mental health and chemical dependency care. We provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and day hospital, or outpatient, services offer supportive and compassionate care through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients.For more information about El Paso Behavioral Health System, please visit our website atJob RequirementsThe Mental Health

(USA-PA-West Chester) PRN Mental Health Worker | 11/2/2019

… benefits.devereux.org” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” benefits.devereux.org /a to see why we are a Job Information Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health PRN Mental Health Worker in West Chester , Pennsylvania Description Direct Support Professional Are you looking for … Professional at Devereux! Keywords: residential aide, PCA, classroom aide, mental health tech, CNA, children, special education, para Qualifications High School Diploma required. Education Evaluation required if education was acquired outside the U.S. The IDEAL candidate …

Behavioral Health

Registered Nurse - PRN or PT Weekends - (96399) - USA-OK-Oklahoma City | 11/2/2019

… Health Techs and LPN staff, and assures that all residents are maintained in a safe environment. Performs duties in accordance with the ANA Standards of Practice for Psychiatric Mental Health Care, and facility mission, values, policies, and behavioral standards.Cedar Ridge is a behavioral health facility that encompasses a 116-bed acute psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center on a beautifully wooded campus with a stocked pond, school, outdoor courtyard and …

(USA-PA-West Chester) PRN Mental Health Worker | 11/2/2019

… a href=”http://benefits.devereux.org” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” benefits.devereux.org /a to see why we are a Job Information Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health PRN Mental Health Worker in West Chester , Pennsylvania Description Direct Support Professional Are … Professional at Devereux! Keywords: residential aide, PCA, classroom aide, mental health tech, CNA, children, special education, para Qualifications High School Diploma required. Education Evaluation required if education was acquired outside the U.S. The IDEAL candidate …

Telehealth

Google’s Fitbit deal highlights growing interest in wearable health tech | 11/2/2019

… accuracy of health data collected from wearable technology such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, and to placate skeptics of health tech, companies have been scooping up doctors from medical organizations around the country including … over the next five years, especially with the advent of telehealth, by which doctors can see patients via video call instead of in-person. “The idea here is, how do we improve home-based digital …

HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty Law Changes, In-Home Dialysis Telehealth | 11/2/2019

Home Uncategorized HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty Law Changes, In-Home Dialysis Telehealth November 1, 2019 HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty … focuses on proposed revisions to the statutory exception for furnishing telehealth technologies to certain in-home dialysis patients, as well as CMP Law beneficiary inducement changes. The proposed rules stem from HHS’ Regulatory Sprint to …

Population Health

Qubec healthcare trade mission to Atlanta Atlanta | 11/2/2019

… at ATDC (Technology Square, Midtown Atlanta) for a morning of presentations focused on how digital innovation and AI can improve population health, boost patient engagement and introduce new efficiencies. Whether you are searching for innovative … scientific excellence hub. Last June, the Quebec life sciences and health technologies ecosystem launched “The Coolest Hotspot”, an umbrella initiative aiming to promote the ecosystem internationally. Agenda: 8:30 – 8:40: Welcome remarks – Québec Government Office in …

Rock Health: 3 Central Themes Driving Digital Health Consumer Adoption | HIT Consultant | 11/1/2019

… they are sharing it with When asked for their preferences, consumers are least willing to share health data with the big tech companies whose business models and technical capabilities are reliant on it. Health tech companies fare slightly better, as 23% of respondents are willing to share data with them. Consumer sentiment points to unresolved tension between innovation such as technological advancements in AI-driven diagnostics, precision medicine, and drug …

Medicare

Google’s Fitbit deal highlights growing interest in wearable health tech | 11/2/2019

… accuracy of health data collected from wearable technology such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, and to placate skeptics of health tech, companies have been scooping up doctors from medical organizations around the country including … month, Devoted Health, a Massachusetts-based insurer, was the first Medicare Advantage plan to offer steep discounts on Apple Watch as a health tracker. “Digital health, telehealth, is essentially changing the way we care of …

HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty Law Changes, In-Home Dialysis Telehealth | 11/2/2019

… telehealth technologies to certain in-home dialysis patients, as well as CMP Law beneficiary inducement changes. The proposed rules stem from HHS’ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care (discussed in a Sept. 26, 2018, client alert ), intended to incentivize value-based arrangements and patient care coordination by expressly permitting certain activities that could be deemed problematic under current law. The proposed rules, respectively released by HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …

Medicaid

HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 2: Civil Monetary Penalty Law Changes, In-Home Dialysis Telehealth | 11/2/2019

… telehealth technologies to certain in-home dialysis patients, as well as CMP Law beneficiary inducement changes. The proposed rules stem from HHS’ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care (discussed in a Sept. 26, 2018, client alert ), intended to incentivize value-based arrangements and patient care coordination by expressly permitting certain activities that could be deemed problematic under current law. The proposed rules, respectively released by HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… how his new venture called Galileo will take a fresh shot at fixing primary care. At HLTH on Sunday, I sat down with Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma oversees a budget of $1 trillion. We spoke with her about what she wants to see from the private-healthcare industry. If you're in NYC this weekend and watching the marathon, keep …

Fitbit

The setbacks that led to Fitbit’s $2.1B acquisition by Google | 11/3/2019

The wearable health tech market is more than a decade old and tech giants are not new to the scene. But Google’s acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1 billion — its 5th largest acquisition till date — is an answer to its mantra: If you can’t build it, buy it. However, Fitbit is not the first wearable health-tech acquisition of Google. In January this year, it acquired Fossil Group’s (relatively unknown) smartwatch …

Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry - The Morning Call | Chicago Tribune | 11/3/2019

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in … has previously tried and failed to build a business in health technology, and its Wear OS software offers fitness tracking and AI for smartwatches made by other companies. But it doesn’t have its own branded …

Apple Health

Can the world afford universal healthcare? | USA | Al Jazeera | 11/3/2019

health tech wearable market, which includes smart watch trackers, could be worth $60bn by 2023. George Davies, partner at the venture firm Hambro Perks, points out that change and innovation within the global healthcare system does take time but there have been advancements within the industry. “I definitely think that over the long term we will see absolute transformation particularly as you see large business like Google and Apple entering …

Can the world afford universal healthcare? | Counting the Cost | 11/3/2019

health tech wearable market, which includes smart watch trackers, could be worth $60bn by 2023. George Davies, partner at the venture firm Hambro Perks, points out that change and innovation within the global healthcare system does take time but there have been advancements within the industry. “I definitely think that over the long term we will see absolute transformation particularly as you see large business like Google and Apple entering …

Uber Health

Google’s Fitbit deal highlights growing interest in wearable health tech | 11/2/2019

… accuracy of health data collected from wearable technology such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, and to placate skeptics of health tech, companies have been scooping up doctors from medical organizations around the country including … ride-hailing app, tapped into the medical market by launching Uber Health after sifting through pick-up and drop-off data. The program would partner with certain health care organizations to allow employees to book …

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey | 11/1/2019

… of people willing to share data with research institutions fell by 44% to 34% in the two years, and with health tech companies, flat at 23% between 2018-2019. Only one in five consumers would be … through that transaction. And, as Cerner announced its collaboration with Uber Health this week, we see a health IT company expanding beyond what an EHR could be …

Reliq Health

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Selected as Technology Partner by Leading US Case Management Services Firm | Globe Newswire | 11/1/2019

November 01, 2019 07:00 ET Source: Reliq Health Technologies Inc. HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTCQB:RQHTF) (“ Reliq ” or the “ Company ”), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community Healthcare, today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Achieve Health Management LLC. (Encinitas, CA; Irving, TX), a subsidiary of Del …

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Selected as Technology Partner by Leading US Case Management Services Firm - GuruFocus.com | 11/1/2019

HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or RQHTF) (“ Reliq ” or the “ Company ”), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community Healthcare, today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Achieve Health Management LLC. (Encinitas, CA; Irving, TX), a subsidiary of Del Mar Health, to use Reliq’s iUGO CARE Remote Patient Monitoring & Chronic …

Cerner

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey | 11/1/2019

… of people willing to share data with research institutions fell by 44% to 34% in the two years, and with health tech companies, flat at 23% between 2018-2019. Only one in five consumers would be … grow its data mine massively through that transaction. And, as Cerner announced its collaboration with Uber Health this week, we see a health IT company expanding beyond what an EHR could be …

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/1/2019

… Angeles County Department of Health Services announced Oct. 25 that it integrated Safety Net Connect’s e-consult services with its Cerner EHR system. 2. The U.S. Coast Guard will begin to deploy its new Cerner … healthcare. 7. Shriners Hospitals for Children is partnering with genomics telehealth technology company Genome Medical to advance precision medicine and genetic services offered at the Tampa, Fla.-based health system’s new genomics institute. 8. Danville …

UnitedHealth

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… 800 million in revenue in 2019. Here's how it plans to keep growing in the competitive Medicare Advantage market, where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health's Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Business Insider in conversation We've had a lot of chats this week/listened into some interesting podcasts! Here's a recap. Erin spoke to Vik Bajaj, the man who helped create Google&apos …

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… with plans to make $800 million in revenue in 2019. Here’s how it plans to keep growing in the competitive Medicare Advantage market, where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health’s Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Business Insider in conversation We’ve had a lot of chats this week/listened into some interesting podcasts! Here’s a recap. Erin spoke to Vik Bajaj, the man who helped create Google’s life sciences venture. Now he’s …

Pfizer

Google to acquire Fitbit in $2.1B deal, challenging Apple | 11/1/2019

Pfizer on atrial fibrillation detection and treatment. It’s also worked with the National Institutes of Health All of Us population health research initiative. The company plans to launch a personal coaching product in 2020 to help manage chronic conditions like diabetes. Google and Fitbit have run in many of the same health tech circles in recent years. Along with AdvaMed, the two companies were a part of the Consumer Technology …

Market Share in Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine for Treatment of Viral Infections Could Reach Tens of Billion Dollars | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

… properties that have associated benefits for drug delivery.” Mentioned in today’s commentary includes: TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TGTX ), NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE: NNVC ), Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MTNB ), Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS ), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ). Nanoparticle-based delivery systems present new opportunities to overcome challenges associated with conventional drug therapies and have therefore attracted enormous interest in the treatment of viral infections. Nanomaterials can be engineered to incorporate …

Optum

Infrastructure and Ops Engineer, Optum Health Tech - Telecommuter in Texas - UnitedHealth Group - Dallas, TX | 11/1/2019

… with CommVault Experience with SCCM Ability to work with a geographically dispersed team Health care industry experience Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve … before beginning employment. Job keywords: Infrastructure and Ops Engineer, Optum Health Tech, Telecommute, TX, Texas Requisition : 832303 …

New York insurance regulator to probe Optum algorithm for racial bias | FierceHealthcare | 10/29/2019

New York state officials launched an investigation into whether Optum’s algorithm used by hospitals to identify patients with chronic diseases has a racial bias. New York’s Financial Services and Health departments sent a letter to UnitedHealth Group’s CEO David Wichmann Friday regarding an algorithm developed by Optum, The Wall Street Journal reported . The investigation is in response to a study published in the journal Science that found an algorithm used …

McKesson

Health tech funding snapshot—Google joins $50M round in Viz.ai, Augmedix raises $19 million, and more | FierceHealthcare | 11/1/2019

… and remote medical documentation experts to help reduce the burden of medical documentation for physicians. The San Francisco-based company landed $19 million in Series B funding that included investments from Redmile Group, McKesson Ventures, DCM Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, and others. Augmedix provides clinicians with hardware, smartphones or Google Glass, to stream the clinic visit to a cloud-based platform. Fifteen national health systems, including Sutter Health, CommonSpirit Health …

McKesson Reports Fiscal 2020 Second-Quarter Results | Business Wire | 10/30/2019

IRVING, Texas- McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today reported results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2019. Fiscal 2020 Second-Quarter and Year-to-Date Result Summary Second Quarter Year-to-Date ($ in millions, except per share amounts) FY20 FY19 Change FY20 FY19 Change Revenues $57,616 $53,075 9% $113,344 $105,682 7% Net income / (loss) 1 ($729) $498 (246)% ($300) $359 (184)% Adjusted Earnings 1,2 $661 $714 (7)% $1,286 $1,303 (1 …

UnitedHealth Group

Infrastructure and Ops Engineer, Optum Health Tech - Telecommuter in Texas - UnitedHealth Group - Dallas, TX | 11/1/2019

… reality. This is the place to do your life’s best work.(sm) All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy For more information on our Internal Job Posting Policy, click here … before beginning employment. Job keywords: Infrastructure and Ops Engineer, Optum Health Tech, Telecommute, TX, Texas Requisition : 832303 …

New York insurance regulator to probe Optum algorithm for racial bias | FierceHealthcare | 10/29/2019

New York state officials launched an investigation into whether Optum’s algorithm used by hospitals to identify patients with chronic diseases has a racial bias. New York’s Financial Services and Health departments sent a letter to UnitedHealth Group’s CEO David Wichmann Friday regarding an algorithm developed by Optum, The Wall Street Journal reported . The investigation is in response to a study published in the journal Science that found an algorithm used …

Goldman Sachs

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Covetrus (NASDAQ:CVET) to Sell | 11/2/2019

… to a sell rating in a research report released on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Covetrus, Inc. provides animal-health technology and services. The Company combines practice management software, prescription management, multi-channel client … company in a research report on Wednesday, August 14th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Covetrus in a research report on Monday, September 9th. They set a sell rating and a $11.00 …

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Covetrus (NASDAQ:CVET) to Sell | 11/2/2019

… to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday morning, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Covetrus, Inc. provides animal-health technology and services. The Company combines practice management software, prescription management, multi-channel client … on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 17th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Covetrus in a report on Monday, September 9th. They set a sell rating and a $11.00 target price on …

Rock Health

Underserved Populations Have Access To Technology- Why Is No One Investing in Them? | Forbes | 11/1/2019

A recent Rock Health report highlights $5 billion in digital health investments thus far in 2019 and projects this year will represent the second largest funding year ever. Like previous years, most of these investments … A growing concern about the innovation disparity created by lopsided health tech investing is its potential to further exacerbate health inequity and disparities. Health disparities are born from unequal access. Daniel Weiss and Ejim Mark …

Health tech funding snapshot—Google joins $50M round in Viz.ai, Augmedix raises $19 million, and more | FierceHealthcare | 11/1/2019

… partnership with Anthem Blue Cross of California to serve patients as an in-network provider. Women’s health and fertility: Serial entrepreneur Halle Tecco, the founder and former CEO of digital health investment fund Rock Health, launched Natalist in August. The Charleston, South Carolina-based startup raised $5 million from a host of angel investors and venture capital firms including Rock Health, Evidation Health co-founder Christine Lemke, John Doerr of …

StartUp Health

AI voice tech startup Suki partners with Google Cloud | Healthcare Dive | 10/30/2019

Healthcare Dive, and expects that to triple or even quadruple by January. The tech is deployed in Ascension, OB-GYN practice giant Unified and 60 to 70 mid- to small-size practices. Two “very, very large deployment announcements” with major U.S. health systems are expected to be announced in the next month or so, Soni said. Dive Insight: Voice-enabled technologies that allow physicians free use of their hands and …

Work permit delays disrupt foreign workers’ career plans | TechCrunch | 10/30/2019

Xiao Wang 10 hours Xiao Wang Contributor Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless , a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. More posts by this contributor Which immigration headlines should you care about? Immigration advocates are rightly fretting over the Trump administration’s new health insurance mandate and efforts to dismantle the asylum …

Venrock

AI voice tech startup Suki partners with Google Cloud | Healthcare Dive | 10/30/2019

… almost two additional hours on paperwork. Providers spend more than half of their workday on EHR and computer tasks. The startup was founded by Soni and is backed by funding from investors like Venrock, First Round and Social Capital. The company recently raised $20 million to advance the technology in a Series A round led by Venrock. It wasn’t an outlier. Robin Healthcare, another voice-enabled clinician workflow tool, raised …

HITAC wrestles with foundational questions - POLITICO | 4/26/2019

… to clarify that it should fall to health IT groups to “include a field” for the specified data elements. SHOULD HEALTH TECH COMPANIES BRACE FOR AN ANTITRUST CRACKDOWN? —The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against … I am feeling happy that [S]urescripts is getting scrutiny,” Venrock venture capitalist Bob Kocher says. One industry executive wondered if FTC might next go after the “EHR duopoly”: Epic and Cerner. But Doug Litvack …

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

CTIA Wireless Foundation Accelerates Wireless Innovation for Health and Wellness with New Competitive Grants Program | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

… the development of wireless innovations that address America’s most pressing health and wellness issues. The Foundation also announced that leading experts from the Tecovas Foundation, Case Foundation, Brookings Institution, Crisis Text Line and Kaiser Permanente Ventures will help evaluate and select grant recipients. Improving American Health and Wellness Through Wireless Innovation From heart monitors to fitness trackers, wireless technologies improve access to care, enhance health, and save lives. According to …

AHIP19: A Kaiser Permanente investor’s view of health tech’s future | FierceHealthcare | 6/26/2019

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Buzz-generating new technologies from health startups are a dime a dozen. Want to stand out from the pack? Prove you’ve not only got a great idea, but that consumers will actually use your product, a Kaiser Permanente investment director told a crowd at the AHIP Institute & Expo last week. Speaking at the annual gathering of payers and providers, Liz Rockett, director of Kaiser Permanente Ventures, said the …

Silicon Valley Bank

2019’s total digital health deals projected to be lowest in years | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/24/2019

Though the total amount of venture capital investment in digital health is on track to reach an all-time high in 2019, that investment is spread across what is projected to be the lowest number of deals in years, according to a new Silicon Valley Bank report . Following a record-setting first half of 2019, which boasted $5.6 billion in global health tech investment across 244 deals, the second half …

Digital health deal quantity projected to decrease, funding amounts rise, according to Silicon Valley Bank report | MobiHealthNews | 10/23/2019

Silicon Valley Bank . Last year digital health companies worldwide raised a total of $7.21 billion, according to the report. This year the projected amount is up to $7.88 billion. However, more of that funding is coming from Europe than ever before. While the US is still top dog when it comes to health tech investments with a projected $6.28 raise for 2019, Europe is catching up. In 2018 Europe raked …

Sequoia Capital

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

… for health plan-provider collaboration, landed $24 million in series B funding co-led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps …

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more | FierceHealthcare | 10/4/2019

… for health plan-provider collaboration, landed $24 million in series B funding co-led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps …

Andreessen Horowitz

Efficacy of benefits programs in question, but Humana pumps $20M into benefits-tech firm Accolade | MedCity News | 10/16/2019

… make better healthcare decisions, which can lead to better outcomes and lower costs. This kind of partnership between a benefits health tech firm and a payer is not uncommon. Castlight Health has a relationship with … attracted previous investments totaling about $217 million. Its backers include Andreessen Horowitz, Madrona Venture Group and McKesson Ventures. The company initially focused on large, self-insured employers. Its customers include Lowe’s, Comcast and American Airlines …

Alphabet-backed Verily partners with Color to bring genetic insights to its research | Business Insider | 10/14/2019

Andreessen Horowitz has hired a health tech expert as a general partner UnitedHealthcare is adding to its list of digital benefits Cerner unveils a new cloud-based platform powered by AWS …

Morgan Stanley

Savonix Names Jillian Kwan-Jacobs New Chief Operating Officer | Business Wire | 10/14/2019

… and Implementation for the clinical laboratories across Kaiser Permanente. She has also held numerous positions in the finance industry, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Fisher Investments. “We are excited to welcome Kwan-Jacobs to … health and treatment outcomes. Led by clinical neuropsychologists and digital health technology experts, the company has established itself as an authority on cognition globally. To learn more about Savonix, visit Savonix.com . View source version on …

One Medical is reportedly gearing up for an IPO | Business Insider | 10/8/2019

… double its footprint over the next two years after a 2018 infusion of $350 million in funding that valued the company at $1.5 billion. CNBC reports that One Medical has hired JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley ahead of an IPO filing expected by the first quarter 2020. Read the full report over at CNBC. Primary-care startup One Medical has hired banks ahead of an initial public offering, CNBC reported Tuesday …

406 Ventures

Health tech funding snapshot—Insurtech Ethos lands $60M in GV-led round, Nurx raises $52 million, and more | FierceHealthcare | 8/31/2019

… Venture Beat reports . Whitepaper Here’s a snapshot of other health IT funding deals over $5 million in August: Prescription delivery: Health technology company Nurx , which sells prescription drugs including birth control online, closed a $52 … with additional investment from prior investors Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. Healthcare data IT: Startup MDClone , based in Israel, raised $26 million in Series B funding led by health tech

Cleveland Clinic

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/1/2019

Cleveland Clinic has teamed up with enterprise health operating system League to develop technology and other tools that will empower employees across the country to take control of their healthcare. 7. Shriners Hospitals for Children is partnering with genomics telehealth technology company Genome Medical to advance precision medicine and genetic services offered at the Tampa, Fla.-based health system’s new genomics institute. 8. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced …

Cleveland Clinic joins effort to make U.S. workers healthier | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/30/2019

Cleveland Clinic has teamed up with enterprise health operating system League to develop technology and other tools that will empower employees across the country to take control of their healthcare, according to an Oct. 28 news release . Per the collaboration, Cleveland Clinic will leverage the League’s health benefits experience technology. By combining the technology with Cleveland Clinic’s clinical expertise, the two hope to improve health outcomes. Additionally, League tapped Cleveland …

Harvard Medical School

Health Care Vitals: Boston - Axios | 11/1/2019

… roundtable in Cambridge, MA on health care access and affordability in the state. Local leaders in academia, community health and health tech discussed the challenges of an increasingly fragmented health care industry, the importance of … Donoff, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine at Harvard Medical School, on the importance of teamwork and the limited bandwidth of medical students: “You need [medical professionals] who are newly trained, who always …

Telehealth strategies for the next 3-5 years: 5 key points | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/30/2019

… 11. The panel included Bill Manzie, administrative director of telehealth strategy at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Calif.; Esteban Gershanik, MD, associate physician and instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School; Daniel Barchi, CIO Of NewYork-Presbyterian; and Ann Cappellari, MD, CMIO of SSM Health. Here are five key takeaways: 1. Telehealth will become an important part of a health system’s care delivery strategy as …

Geisinger

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/1/2019

… telehealth technology company Genome Medical to advance precision medicine and genetic services offered at the Tampa, Fla.-based health system’s new genomics institute. 8. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced on Oct. 31 it is developing a digital tool with clinical and image data sharing network Life Image to help patients manage their breast health records. More articles on health IT …

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… download on Google's health ambitions now that the Google Health team has been assembled under Dr. David Feinberg, who came to Google in January after a stint as the CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. From how I understand it, there are lots of ways Google can touch on the massive health industry, and it'll be Feinberg and his team's job to make …

Tufts Medical Center

Health Care Vitals: Boston - Axios | 11/1/2019

… roundtable in Cambridge, MA on health care access and affordability in the state. Local leaders in academia, community health and health tech discussed the challenges of an increasingly fragmented health care industry, the importance of … advocacy at all levels.” Michael Apkon, President and CEO at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children , on comparing the Canadian health care system to the American: “[In Canada] the system is designed around …

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 6/18/2019

… health tech news: a data breach ends in bankruptcy, a look at how 13 became the age of adulthood for the Internet, and e-prescriptions. The Washington Post: Robocalls Are Overwhelming Hospitals And Patients, Threatening A New Kind Of Health Crisis In the heart of Boston, Tufts Medical Center treats scores of health conditions, administering measles vaccines for children and pioneering next-generation tools that can eradicate the rarest of …

Sanford Health

(USA-MN-Thief River Falls) Behavioral Health Tech Inpt PRN – BHIP | Sanford Health | 10/31/2019

Job Title: Behavioral Health Tech Inpt PRN BHIP Thief River Falls City: Thief River Falls State: MN Department : Administraiton - Nursing Inpatient - Medical Center - Thief River Falls Job Schedule: PRN Shift: Varies Hours Per Shift: Other … valid class D driver’s license and good driving record. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest …

(USA-MN-Thief River Falls) Behavioral Health Tech Inpt PRN - BHIP | 10/31/2019

Sanford Health Behavioral Health Tech Inpt PRN - BHIP in Thief River Falls , Minnesota Job Title: Behavioral Health Tech Inpt PRN BHIP Thief River Falls City: Thief River Falls Department : Administraiton - Nursing Inpatient - Medical Center - Thief River Falls Job Schedule: PRN Hours Per Shift: Other JOB SUMMARY Contributes to the care and safety of psychiatric patients under the direction and control of the psychiatric staff and patient orders. Assists in leading …

Penn Medicine

Comment on Why Telemedicine IS the Future of Healthcare by Chironhealth | 10/31/2019

… obstacles does telemedicine face, and why is it that experts are calling it “the future of healthcare”? What Is Telemedicine? Penn Medicine associate CIO John Donohue, writing for Healthcare IT News in 2016, asks, since … or mHealth) as one of the three fastest-growing public health technologies in today’s age. “People too ill to attend a clinic, without adequate transportation, or without time to spare can turn to their mobile …

HIE News Round Up: VA Enables EHR Data Sharing; Patient Portal Success; DHIN News; and Physician Burnout Top Health Tech Hazard | 10/14/2019

… are 50 percent more likely to receive a flu shot than those who don’t, according to new research from of Penn Medicine. DHSS Seeks Mini-Grant Applications from Small Primary Care Practices to Connect to … Information Network (DHIN). ECRI Institute Names Physician Burnout as Top Health Technology Hazard Alarm, alert, and notification overload from health IT systems are leading to physician burnout, which is why ECRI placed this issue in …

HCA

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 10/30/2019

… Healthineers AG. The latter acquired all issued and outstanding stock of Corindus for $4.28 a share — a price a Minnesota stock portfolio manager characterized as a great deal for Siemens. (Saltzman, 10/29) Modern Healthcare: CMS Will Pay Hospitals $1.9 Billion In Bonuses For Inpatient Care More than 1,500 participating hospitals will receive about $1.9 billion in bonuses for the fiscal year 2020 under the CMS’ Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program …

The DoD and Philips are using AI to tag infections up to 2 days before symptoms appear | Business Insider | 10/24/2019

… day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. The US Department of Defense (DOD) and Dutch health tech giant Royal Philips revealed that their codeveloped AI-powered tool can identify infections … detection as one of the strongest applications of AI in healthcare: Geisinger Health System developed a predictive AI model for detecting sepsis using open source technology from IBM's Watson. Last month, researchers from …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Cleveland Clinic joins effort to make U.S. workers healthier | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/30/2019

Cleveland Clinic has teamed up with enterprise health operating system League to develop technology and other tools that will empower employees across the country to take control of their healthcare, according to an Oct. 28 news release . Per the collaboration, Cleveland Clinic will leverage the League’s health benefits experience technology. By combining the technology with Cleveland Clinic’s clinical expertise, the two hope to improve health outcomes. Additionally, League tapped Cleveland …

Cleveland Clinic, American Well Partner on New Telemedicine Venture | 10/25/2019

The Cleveland Clinic and telemedicine company American Well are partnering on a new project with the aim to provide broad access to comprehensive and high-acuity care services via remote-based care. Together, the organizations will form a Cleveland-based joint venture company, dubbed The Clinic, which will offer virtual care from Cleveland Clinic’s specialized healthcare professionals through American Well’s digital health technology platform, officials said in an announcement this …

Kaiser Permanente

Here’s a look at some trends we spotted at HLTH 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 10/30/2019

… to see the therapist. Laboratory services and imaging for both primary and dental care are available on-site. — Tina Reed Health tech may be kinda creepy, actually I sat down with Firdaus Bhathena, the chief … address social isolation, to large-scale efforts from giants like Kaiser Permanente, which announced at the conference that it will launch a campaign targeting food insecurity called Food for Life. But the underlying message, as …

Kaiser Permanente rolls out food insecurity initiative in California | Healthcare Dive | 10/29/2019

Healthcare across the ecosystem of health plays a very small but important part” in outcomes, Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson told reporters Monday at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas. “Things like behavior, genetics and where you live has a bigger impact.” Kaiser is also working on confidentially integrating SDOH data into the EHR in partnership with Unite Us, an outcome-focused technology company, and it has launched a pilot to …

Providence St. Joseph Health

(USA-AK-Anchorage) Director, Field Technical Services PSJH - Alaska Region | 10/30/2019

Providence Health & Services Director, Field Technical Services PSJH - Alaska Region in Anchorage , Alaska Description: Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Director Field Technical Services to our location in Anchorage, AK. We are seeking a Director Field Technical Services who will be accountable for Providence St Joseph Health technical field services in the Alaska region. The scope of these services includes the support of all end user devices (e.g., PCs …

Twistle raises $16 to automate patient engagement | VentureBeat | 10/29/2019

… IntakeQ. But HEP managing partner Ezra Mehlman notes that Twistle is already seeing uptake, with customers including UC Irvine Health, Trinity Health, AdventistHealth, Pulse Heart Institute, Lutheran General Hospital, University of Rochester Medicine, Providence St. Joseph Health, and others signing on. “In our conversations with them, we hear the priority their executives are assigning to hyper-individualized care plans and asynchronous patient communications,” Mehlman said. “They see these as the …

Aetna

Google pushes further into health care with Fitbit, raising new privacy concerns - CNET | 11/2/2019

… apps, Milanesi said. For example, the company could follow Apple’s lead. The iPhone maker has a deal with insurance company Aetna that would let people earn points to subsidize the cost of an Apple Watch … company, already have a robust operation around medical research. Alphabet’s health tech arm, called Verily, has developed its own wearables, including a smart contact lens for people with age-related farsightedness and a sensor-packed …

Humana

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… to 61,000 members, with plans to make $800 million in revenue in 2019. Here's how it plans to keep growing in the competitive Medicare Advantage market, where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health's Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Business Insider in conversation We've had a lot of chats this week/listened into some interesting podcasts! Here's a recap. Erin spoke to Vik Bajaj …

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… company’s grown to 61,000 members, with plans to make $800 million in revenue in 2019. Here’s how it plans to keep growing in the competitive Medicare Advantage market, where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health’s Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Business Insider in conversation We’ve had a lot of chats this week/listened into some interesting podcasts! Here’s a recap. Erin spoke to Vik Bajaj, the man who helped create Google’s …

Health Net

Understanding data and information needs for palliative cancer care to inform digital health intervention development in Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe: protocol for a multicountry qualitative study | BMJ | 11/1/2019

… target with digital health approaches with accompanying programme theory. Obtained essential preliminary data needed to inform future research in digital health technology development for PC in SSA. Developed a logic model for implementation of digital … thank Olasupo Oyedepo, Director of the African Alliance of Digital Health Networks and Project Director at ICT4HEALTH Project for guidance on the development and implementation of this project. References …

Cybersecurity tips for CIOs and CISOs dealing with the widely dispersed data of healthcare | Healthcare IT News | 10/30/2019

A security expert says discover assets on a network, perform vulnerability assessments, embrace identity governance, perform privileged access management, hire white hat ethical hackers and more. October 30, 2019 12:29 PM The healthcare industry has a unique position with relation to cybersecurity. It is the only industry that provides services with the intent to avoid major repeat clients and visits. It focuses on maintenance to avoid major health issues and …

UnitedHealthcare

New York insurance regulator to probe Optum algorithm for racial bias | FierceHealthcare | 10/29/2019

… their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data impacting their world. Sign up today to get healthcare news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. RELATED: UnitedHealthcare ramping up investments in virtual visits, home monitoring for 6M Medicare Advantage members The study said that the algorithm reduces the number of black patients that need extra care by half. “Bias occurs because the algorithm …

UnitedHealthcare is adding to its list of digital benefits | Business Insider | 10/10/2019

… Insider, click here. Private insurers touting Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are gearing up for the 2020 Medicare enrollment period, and UnitedHealthcare is kicking digital offerings for its MA members up a notch, according to FierceHealthcare … at Business Insider See Also: Andreessen Horowitz has hired a health tech expert as a general partner Apple Watch scores its first Medicare Advantage coverage agreement Livongo announced its largest contract yet with a 5 …

Oscar Health

Stay ahead of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare | 10/28/2019

… health technologies and outline the investment areas that are gaining the most funding to help illuminate the future path of digital healthcare. The companies mentioned in this report include: Aetna, Amazon, Apple, Arizona Care Network, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, CVS, Express Scripts, Fitbit, GE Healthcare, IBM, IDx, Johnson & Johnson, Mass General, Microsoft, NewYork-Presbyterian, Optum Rx, Oscar Health, Pfizer, T-Mobile, UnitedHealth Group, Verily, Viant, Walgreens, and ZocDoc …

Work begins on quality measurement system for addiction treatment programs | Crain’s New York Business | 10/25/2019

… Oscar Health. CORRECTION: Onegevity is part of Thorne, a company that sells nutritional supplements and markets testing of consumers’ gut health and genetics. Thorne’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of the Oct. 24 Health Pulse article “Health tech company buys licensing rights to Sinai’s biometrics lab.” Letter …

Cigna

Cigna-owned Express Scripts buys Seattle-area health tech startup Verity Solutions | 10/18/2019

Cigna-owned Express Scripts buys Seattle-area health tech startup Verity Solutions Cigna-owned Express Scripts buys Seattle-area health tech startup Verity Solutions This post was originally published on this site Verity CEO George Puckett. (Verity Photo) Verity Solutions , a Kirkland, Wash.-based startup that sells drug pricing software, was snapped up by Express Scripts , a large pharmacy benefit manager that is part of health insurance giant Cigna. Financial …

Cigna-owned Express Scripts buys Seattle-area health tech startup Verity Solutions – GeekWire | 10/18/2019

Cigna-owned Express Scripts buys Seattle-area health tech startup Verity Solutions – GeekWire …

Clover Health

Nearly half of healthcare leaders are still doubtful that their digital health partnerships will pay off | Business Insider | 10/7/2019

… to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. Even though the digital health industry is steadily maturing , health tech companies might still have a long way to go when it comes to … carving out positions for leaders with healthcare expertise: Insurance startup Clover Health ditched a chunk of its tech employees to make room for healthcare hires in March — just before debuting its drug development offshoot. And …

Top 5 Healthcare Startups & Digital Health Tech Disruptors | Business Insider | 7/12/2019

Top 5 Healthcare Startups & Digital Health Tech Disruptors Laurie Beaver Jul 13, 2019, 01:30 IST () Sort By: Be the first one to comment. We have sent you a verification email. This comment will be published … if you tried to dig to China Health insurance unicorn Clover Health has launched a new drug research offshoot 2 top leaders at Google’s $4.5 billion venture arm want to transform how new drugs get …

Healthspan

Beyond Mobile Health Apps | Forbes | 6/1/2019

… story, we examined the ubiquity of mobile health apps . Now, our focus shifts to a more expansive view about digital health technologies and on how these technologies are not only playing out today, but what … as The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan by Joseph C. Kvedar; The Patient Will See You Now : The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands by Eric …

Bernie Sanders

Google’s FitBit acquisition raises questions about what it will do with users’ health data - Vox | 11/1/2019

… January, Google also spent $40 million to acquire the tech behind Fossil’s smartwatch . Google’s move indicates that it’s trying to keep pace with Apple and Amazon, which have also recently pushed further into health tech. Amazon is offering its employees its own virtual health care , which it could presumably sell to consumers someday. Amazon says its smart assistant Alexa is compliant with health care privacy law, allowing consumers to communicate …

7 takeaways from the PoC3 Industry Summit | 10/28/2019

… would hit the point-of-care space hard, served to temporarily quash the good vibes. Bigelow noted that the End Taxpayer Subsidies For Drug Ads Act, cosponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Jeanne Shaheen, Bernie Sanders and 13 other Democrat Senators, would end the tax-deductibility of pharma marketing expenses. Bigelow also noted that the appointment of Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner (he was formally nominated a few hours later …

Tim Cook

Apple highlights health in glowing investor call, Withings launches B2B health device offerings and more digital health news briefs | MobiHealthNews | 10/31/2019

… digital health partnership yields more devices; New handheld ultrasounds available. October 31, 2019 Share Apple’s high on health. Apple CEO Tim Cook was pleased as punch with his company’s latest quarterly and yearly report, which … a saleable, flexible way to bring the benefits of the health tech revolution to a broader spectrum of patients.” Medtronic, Samsung’s latest device collaboration. Yesterday Medtronic kicked off the US launch of its mobile-connected …

These $600 smart glasses for helping people focus can track your brain waves and will darken the lenses if they sense you’re not concentrating | Business Insider | 10/31/2019

… 690 once they become available in early December. Some analysts have already suggested that wearables might be the future of health tech , as fitness trackers and watches become more common. Other companies are also expanding … the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: Tim Cook says Apple’s new AirPods Pro could be a complement to your current AirPods, not a replacement The 19 best perks you get with …

Mark Cuban

Here’s a look at some trends we spotted at HLTH 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 10/30/2019

… up, and are willing to try, remains to be seen. — Paige Minemyer Lots of interest in cutting out insurance Billionaire Mark Cuban has been a vocal opponent of the insurance-based model in healthcare and … primary and dental care are available on-site. — Tina Reed Health tech may be kinda creepy, actually I sat down with Firdaus Bhathena, the chief digital officer for CVS Health, at the conference, and he …

MyRx365 Adds 13 Physician Advisory Board & Joins StartUp Health | PRWeb | 10/29/2019

… Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End to Cancer, End Addiction, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Brain Health, Mental Health & Happiness, Longevity, and Addiction. Backed by Advocate Aurora Health, Chiesi Group, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, GuideWell, Jason Finger, Jerry Levin, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Masimo, Novartis, Otsuka, Ping An Group, and SeventySix Capital, StartUp Health has the world’s largest digital health portfolio with more than 290 companies …

Steve Case

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 10/30/2019

The New York Times: Johnson & Johnson Says Recalled Baby Powder Doesn’t Have Asbestos Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that it did not find asbestos in multiple tests of a bottle of baby powder that the Food and Drug Administration said contained trace amounts of the carcinogen. The company had recalled 33,000 bottles of the product earlier this month after the regulator said it discovered evidence of chrysotile asbestos in a …

Mahmee Raises $3M From Mark Cuban, Serena Williams To Help Safeguard Moms & Babies During the Prenatal & Postpartum Period | PR Newswire | 7/15/2019

LOS ANGELES , July 15, Mahmee (mahmee.com), a data-driven maternal and infant health tech company building the missing digital infrastructure to connect the maternal health industry and prevent critical gaps in care, announced today a … work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Since 2014, Steve Case and the Revolution team have logged more than 11,000 miles touring entrepreneurial communities by bus in 43 cities. In 2017, Case and JD …

Rebecca Robbins

STAT Plus: Health tech companies introduce guidelines to protect consumers’ data privacy | 9/12/2019

Health Tech Health tech companies introduce guidelines to protect consumers’ data privacy By Rebecca Robbins @rebeccadrobbins September 12, 2019 Adobe S AN FRANCISCO — Amid rising concern over the sharing of consumer data, a trade group representing health tech companies on Thursday introduced guidelines to safeguard personal health information. The best practices guidelines, developed by some member companies of the Consumer Technology Association, call on firms that handle consumer health and …

New studies launched of Apple Watch’s health-monitoring abilities - STAT | 9/10/2019

Health Tech Apple launching studies testing whether Apple Watch can monitor hearing, mobility, and women’s health By Rebecca Robbins @rebeccadrobbins September 10, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the Apple Watch during a new product event Tuesday. Tony Avelar/ AP Photo S AN FRANCISCO — Apple ( AAPL ) on Tuesday announced that it’s launching three research studies that will assess the Apple Watch’s capabilities in monitoring women’s medical conditions, hearing health …

Scott Kim

New Trends in Digital Health | 9/9/2019

… ways her company is putting an emphasis on data-driven health results. Heather Cox Chief Digital Health & Analytics Officer, Humana Scott Kim Co-founder and CEO, NEOFECT Tyler Suiters Hey everybody. We’re the Consumer Technology … analytics along with it. Really focusing on this like a health tech company would. And when you peel this thing back, when you look at my organization, it really is like a startup, a health …

New Robotic Glove Helps Paralyzed Patients Regain Movement | Business Wire | 12/14/2017

… tasks, such as turning the page of a book or brushing their teeth, can be difficult to adjust to,” said Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA. “The NeoMano reduces that reliance and … Venetian, Level 4, Lando room 4304. About NEOFECT Korean-American health tech startup NEOFECT was founded in 2010 to create an environment where stroke survivors, doctors, and therapists can objectively evaluate the results of patient …

Lisa Crossley

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces Six New Contracts in Texas | Globe Newswire | 8/23/2019

August 23, 2019 07:00 ET Source: Reliq Health Technologies Inc. HAMILTON, Ontario, Aug. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTCQB:RQHTF) (“ Reliq ” or the “ Company ”), a technology company focused on … clients in Texas, and at an accelerating pace,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “The Company signed six new contracts this week with a mix of clients including Physician Practices, Home …

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces Go Live with New Contracts in Texas | Globe Newswire | 7/24/2019

July 24, 2019 08:00 ET Source: Reliq Health Technologies Inc. HAMILTON, Ontario, July 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTCQB:RQHTF) (“ Reliq ” or the “ Company ”), a technology company focused on … expanded into the Adult Medical Day Care space,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “Over 300,000 seniors receive care in an adult day service facility in the US every day, generating …

Christian Gormsen

Eargo and Hearing Loss Charity, Songs for Sound, Head to the American Legion 101st National Convention | PRWeb | 8/20/2019

Eargo , the direct-to-consumer health tech company behind the award-winning, rechargeable, nearly invisible hearing aid, in partnership with Songs For Sound , a 501c3 charity for hearing loss, is stopping by the nation’s largest … when it comes to experiencing the wonders of hearing.” said Christian Gormsen, Eargo CEO. “We’re coming to The American Legion 101st National Convention to strengthen our country’s veterans’ awareness around hearing health, empowering them to …

Eargo and Hearing Loss Charity, Songs for Sound, Head to the American Legion 101st National Convention | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 8/20/2019

INDIANAPOLIS , August 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – Eargo, the direct-to-consumer health tech company behind the award-winning, rechargeable, nearly invisible hearing aid, in partnership with Songs For Sound, a 501c3 charity for hearing loss … when it comes to experiencing the wonders of hearing.” said Christian Gormsen , Eargo CEO. “We’re coming to The American Legion 101st National Convention to strengthen our country’s veterans’ awareness around hearing health, empowering them to …

Varsha Rao

Nurx Launches in Nebraska, Leveraging Telemedicine to Provide Affordable and Convenient Access to Healthcare | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. Nurx , the health tech company providing convenient and affordable care for sensitive health needs, is now available in Nebraska . Nurx connects patients with providers through the company’s app, providing high-quality care … be a given rather than a privilege,” said Nurx CEO Varsha Rao . “We’re very excited to introduce Nurx in Nebraska and offer affordable, personalized care sensitive health needs.” After a patient shares their health history …

Nurx Introduces Convenient & Private STI Home Test Kits | PR Newswire | 7/10/2019

SAN FRANCISCO , July 10, Nurx , the health tech company addressing sensitive health needs with convenient and affordable solutions today introduced STI Home Test Kits. As the leading online provider for birth control and PrEP, Nurx … patients, from testing to guidance to treatment,” said Nurx CEO Varsha Rao . “We have built a significant amount of trust among our patient community for contraception and HIV prevention, and we’re committed to continue empowering …

David Sides

Teladoc Health Names Health Tech Veteran David Sides as Chief Operating Officer | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 7/31/2019

PURCHASE, NY, July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, announced that it has named David Sides as chief operating officer. A former corporate CEO and a longtime Cerner Corporation executive, Sides brings an impressive track record within the health tech sector to oversee the company’s worldwide commercial, technology and operations teams. “As we continue to grow and diversify our global footprint, David’s …