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Telemedicine vendor breaches the data of 2.4 million patients in Mexico

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The personal data of 2,373,764 patients was left exposed online after Hova Health, a telemedicine company based in Mexico, misconfigured a MongoDB database

Cardiogram integrates with Garmin wearables for heart health insights

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Garmin wearable users now have the option to gain deeper insights into the their heart health, following an announcement that the consumer tech company' wearables will have the ability to integrate with heart health app Cardiogram

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SkinVision gets $7.6M to continue expanding skin cancer app

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Amsterdam-based skin cancer screening app SkinVision has raised $7.6 million in new funding from existing investors Leo Pharma and PHS Fund, with additional contributions from undisclosed new backers described by the company as "high net worth impact investors

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Stress app maker BioBeats raises $3M to scale offerings

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London-based BioBeats, which uses artificial intelligence to deliver digital wellness support to consumers and employees, has raised $3 million (£2.4 million) in a funding round led by Oxford Sciences Innovation, White Cloud, and IQ Capital.

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Best Buy acquires aging in place tech company GreatCall for $800M

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San Diego-based GreatCall — an old guard digital health company which started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products and services for aging in place individuals — has been acquired by retail chain Best Buy for $800 million

Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

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The custom sensor would measure information from the body beyond heart rate, report says

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce pledge to remove interoperability barriers

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WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.

CVS MinuteClinic goes live with app-based telehealth offering built on Teladoc platform

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Through a partnership with Teladoc, CVS’ MinuteClinic announced today that it has launched a 24-7 telehealth offering available through an app for consumers’ smartphones.

Walgreens launches 'Find Care Now,' a digital platform for connecting customers to healthcare providers

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Walgreens Boots Alliance has launched a new digital platform, available through its mobile app and website, called Find Care Now. The service is designed to be a curated way to connect customers to a range of healthcare providers that Walgreens has partnered with, including telemedicine companies, digital-enabled house call companies, and more traditional providers

With new API, developers can access Apple Health Records data

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Healthcare messaging system Klara lands $11.5M in Series A funding

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New York-based Klara, a healthcare messaging system, has just landed another $11.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by FirstMark Capital with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Project A Ventures, Atlantic Labs, and other individual investors.

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Bot M.D. gets $700K for global, doctor-facing AI chatbot app

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Bot M.D., maker of an AI chatbot app for doctors, has raised $700,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator and angels, including Silicon Valley notable Steve Blank, one of the inventors of the Lean Startup method. The company launched its app of the same name about four weeks ago

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Researchers at Rutgers University develop wearable that can count blood cells, air particles

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Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick claim to have come up with a new wearable that can detect blood cell counts as well as particles in the air.

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In-Depth: Four major telemedicine trends of 2018

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Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream

Novartis VP: Digital therapeutics, like pills, are just another kind of treatment

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A drug no longer needs to be a tangible object, according to panelist at the BIO 2018 convention in Boston. The way the pharma industry looks at medication is evolving and may be including new tech-focused treatments, such as digital therapeutics

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Study: Prompt monitoring with wearable ECG patch more frequently detects undiagnosed a-fib

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A take-home wearable ECG could be key in detecting undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, according to a new study published in JAMA this morning. Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute used the iRhythm Zio patch, an ECG screening wearable, to monitor patients with a risk for the condition.

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FDA green-lights 14 digital health products, continues to evolve regulations

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Interest in digital health is now sprouting up all over DC, from the president’s announcement of a new AI task force to FDA Commissioner’s shout out to digital health in his budget request.

SmartER acquires fellow health coordination, engagement company ConciergeStat

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On Saturday, patient engagement company SmartER announced that it would be acquiring care coordination company ConciergeStat. As part of the deal SmartER will get ConciergeStat’s software and customer contacts, and now oversees all of its employees.

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37 Startups building voice applications for healthcare

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As the next frontier in human-technology interfaces, voice-enabled and voice-first technologies are leading the way in many innovative applications across industries

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VisualDx gets NASA grant to build diagnosis tool for deep space missions

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The astronauts currently on the International Space Station rely on telemedicine for everything from coughs to bruises.

Pharma enthusiastic for digital medicine, but some roadblocks remain

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Stakeholders across healthcare are beginning to weigh the benefits and challenges digital therapeutics could bring to their businesses, and pharma is no exception.

For doctors, telemedicine consultations come with unique challenges

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Telemedicine may help practitioners better reach their patients, but the convenience could come at a cost for the provider.

Naked Labs gets $14M as it begins shipping its body-scanning smart mirror

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Naked Labs, the San Francisco fitness company working on a turntable scale and smart body-scanning mirror, has raised $14 million in a round led by Founders Fund and has begun shipping its product to pre-order customers, with plans for full availability in Q4.

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Microsoft files patent application for eyeglasses that gauge blood pressure

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Microsoft filed a patent for an eyeglass monitor capable of tracking blood pressure called Glabella, that is designed to be easier to use and more accurate than a traditional inflatable cuff

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Evidation Health brings in $30M, launches new data analytics platform

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San Mateo, California-based health data analytics company Evidation Health announced today that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding.

AI wearable snap40 lands $8M

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This morning Scottish artificial intelligence healthcare company snap40 revealed that it closed an $8 million seed funding round led by ADV, with participation from MMC Ventures and other private investors.

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Healthy Interactions, Merck launches digital diabetes management, engagement platform

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Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, and Merck have launched a diabetes management and engagement platform designed to support in-person counseling programs

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Headspace launches subsidiary to focus on prescription meditation apps, digital health

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It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians.

Purdue University researchers develop glucose-monitoring contact lens

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Glucose-monitoring contact lenses have been a continuing area of interest from developers all over the world.

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Fitbit announces new partnerships, focus on chronic disease management, overall health

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Fitbit has announced a slew of new digital health apps and clock faces that were born out of partnerships with major players such as Dexom, Humana, and Walgreens.

15 digital health mergers, acquisitions from Q2 2018

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This week, the acquisition everyone’s talking about is Amazon’s reported billion-dollar deal to buy pharmacy startup PillPack. But that deal was just the capstone on a busy quarter with 15 digital health mergers and acquisitions.

DarioHealth attributes Q2 growth to new approvals, US launches, service offerings

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The second quarter of 2018 was a strong one for the rapidly expanding DarioHealth.

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With $30M from GV, DigiSight rebrands as Verana Health, pivots into data science

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Tele-ophthalmology company DigiSight — now called Verana Health — has a new name, a new mission, a new CEO, and $30 million dollars in new funding led by Alphabet subsidiary GV (formerly Google Ventures).

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In-Depth: Therapeutic VR in 2018 is no longer just a distraction (therapy)

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Although it hasn’t yet established its place as a mainstream treatment modality, virtual reality has grown from an interesting diversion into a frequent topic of conversation within digital health

Google I/O 2018 highlights AI health projects

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Google has unleashed a tidal wave of product and feature updates through the ongoing Google I/O developers’ conference, and it’s no surprise that the intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare was a recurring spotlight among them.

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How big pharma is using AI for drug discovery, clinical trials, and more

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Like almost any field in the healthcare industry pharma wants to get in on the latest technology trends. Recently big pharma has been looking to artificial intelligence as another tool to help facilitate drug research and help the company progress.

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iBeat announces funding, partnership deals with insurers

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San Francisco-based wearable tech company iBeat has announced new funding for its wearable continuous monitor, called Heart Watch.

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23andMe lands $300M investment from GSK

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23andMe on Wednesday announced that GlaxoSmithKline has invested $300 million to gain exclusive access to the genetic testing startup’s DNA database.

Healthy.io gets FDA nod for smartphone camera-based home urine test

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Tel-Aviv, Israel-based Healthy.io has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for Dip.io, a home-based urinalysis kit that turns a smartphone into a clinical-grade diagnostic device. It’s the first smartphone-based urine test to secure clearance as a Class 2 device

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Amazon acquires virtual pharmacy PillPack

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This morning Amazon broke the news that it is acquiring virtual pharmacy PillPack. With this, the online retail giant that has made itself famous for “one-click shopping” for consumer goods is positioning to expand its services to include prescription medication.

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