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With new API, developers can access Apple Health Records data

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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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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.

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.

In-Depth: Four major telemedicine trends of 2018

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

Cash incentives, wearable tracker increase steps for ischemic heart disease patients

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A little bit of cash paired with a wearable activity tracker could be key in motivating people with ischemic heart disease to stay active.

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Mental health apps helpful but poor design, privacy concerns contribute to low engagement

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A clinical review, published in Evidence Based Mental Health Month, suggests numerous issues, including poor app design and privacy concerns, have contributed to a low engagement rate for mental health apps.

Using telehealth to bring care to war zones

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Waheed Arian, founder of Arian Teleheal, discusses how specialists working for his charity use smartphones, and platforms like Skype, to connect with people in areas were conflict makes it difficult to seek medical attention

ClearCare launches API to connect home care to healthcare

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Home care technology company ClearCare has launched Home Connect API, a new technology that will allow home care agencies to connect directly to health plans and hospitals for referrals, care management, and billing

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In-Depth: Consumer genomics furthers healthcare foothold but privacy, resource concerns persist

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In the last few years consumer genomics has grown in both its offerings and legitimacy. The industry that was once best known for telling clients if they were Italian or Hungarian is now securing its foothold within the healthcare space.

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CMS relents, opens up smartphone-connected CGMs for reimbursement

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reverse a longstanding unpopular position on reimbursement for smartphone-connected continuous glucose monitors, CMS announced yesterday

Startup LifePlus announces noninvasive CGM wearable currently in testing

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Yesterday, startup LifePlus exited stealth mode to reveal what it claims to be the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable, called LifeLeaf.

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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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Inside Apple's integration with Medisafe, the first test of the Apple Health Records API

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Yesterday’s announcement that Apple would open the API for Health Records in iOS 12 will likely spawn a whole host of integrations with digital health companies in the coming months. But one company has the distinction of being named in the announcement, and of having its Health Records integration already complete: Medisafe

Digital brain biomarker startup raises $15M in Series B funding

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Mindstrong Health, a company that uses phone activity to measure mental health and behavior, has just closed a $15 million Series B funding round.

Benchling gets $14.5M to build collaboration tools for biotechs, pharmas

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Benchling, which offers a software suite for improving collaboration and productivity among life sciences and biotech researchers, has raised $14.5 million in series B funding. Benchmark led the round, with additional participation by F-Prime Capital and returning investor Thrive Capital

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Israeli imaging AI startup Zebra Medical Vision secures $30M backing

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Kibbutz Shefayim Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision has just closed a $30 million Series C funding round led by aMoon & Aurum Ventures with participation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC and Intermountain Healthcare.

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WebMD acquires Jobson to bolster content for pharmacists, eye health practicioners

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Internet Brands subsidiary WebMD, which also oversees the Medscape brand of physician-facing mobile and web-based educational content, has acquired Jobson Healthcare Information, another healthcare content group, for an undisclosed amount

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Steth IO launches digital stethoscope housed within smartphone case

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Today, Bothell, Washington-based Steth IO announced the launch of its smartphone-based digital stethoscope

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Hello Heart adds diabetes management, activity tracker to cardio health app

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Hello Heart — maker of an app-driven platform designed to help employees manage hypertension, heart rate, and cardiovascular health — has announced the release of a new service for diabetes management

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Text-based tool reduces patient no-shows by more than two-thirds

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Riverside Medical Clinic is the largest physician-owned practice in California. It is a multi-specialty enterprise that has more than 170 providers and sees more than 400,000 patient visits a year.

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FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced an innovation challenge to address the national opioid epidemic.

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Medtronic, Nutrino partner to bring nutrition info to glucose monitoring app

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Medical tech company Medtronic is teaming up with Nutrino, an AI powered personalized nutrition platform. Nutrino’s FoodPrint Report technology will now be integrated into Medtronic’s iPro2 myLog app, a platform that connects with a continuous glucose monitor to help give users insights about their glucose levels. The new technology will enable doctors and clinicians to see the food that a person has logged during their iPro2 cgm evaluation.

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Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

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It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

MedAware partners with Allscripts, Qardio integrates with Greenway Health, and other digital health deals

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AI-based patient safety company MedAware has announced a partnership with Allscripts that will bring its medication decision support product to the latter company’s EHR system.

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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With integration, Buoy Health, Circulation hope to create end-to-end acute care experience

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Buoy Health, an online platform that uses an AI chatbot as a gateway into healthcare treatment, has teamed up with Circulation, a technology startup that helps connect patients in need of medical transport

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SleepScore's new app monitors sleep quality using soundwaves

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SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors best known for its contactless, bedside sleep quality measurement device — has launched a new offering that relies only on the user’s smartphone. The SleepScore App uses the phone’s speakers as a SONAR system by projecting inaudible soundwaves around the bedroom.

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Teladoc eyes the global market after its latest acquisition of Advance Medical

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With its eyes set on a global reach, telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it was acquiring fellow virtual care platform Advance Medical for $352 million this morning

Musculoskeletal concierge service Risalto Health rakes in $1.5M in seed funding

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New York-based musculoskeletal digital health platform Risalto Health has just landed $1.5 million in seed funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management, a venture capital firm focused on health companies.

Care, wellness robotics company Embodied collects $22M

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Pasadena, California-based Embodied announced today it has raised $22 million in Series A funding to support its AI and robotics platforms for improved care and wellness.

How FHIR is driving the new interoperability

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Matthew Holt is co-chair of Health 2.0. At the Dev4Health conference in Cleveland on Monday andTuesday, he and Health 2.0 cofounder Indu Subaiya presented their assessment of the drivers of the new interoperability in healthcare.

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Fitbit Ace, a fitness wearable for kids, goes on sale for $99.95

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Fitbit has officially launched the Fitbit Ace, the company's first activity tracker designed for children, specifically kids ages 8 and older. The band was first announced in March

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Flatiron, Verily, GNS VPs talk importance of collaboration between tech, life science

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The road to digital innovation in the pharma and healthcare space is going to take players across industries — from tech developers and engineers to researchers and clinicians, according to a panel of digital-focused VPs speaking at BIO 2018 in Boston.

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Merck, National Sleep Foundation to launch new Fitbit-powered study

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Physicians have touted the benefits of a good night’s sleep for centuries, if not longer, but it hasn’t been until recent years that a provider can see clear data on whether or not their patients have been hitting the sack

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Fitbit, UnitedHealth, Empatica heads discuss data privacy challenges for wearables

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With discussions on consumer data privacy again reaching a head amongst the lay press and lawmakers, it isn’t too far a stretch to wonder whether the data collected continuously through health and fitness wearables is receiving appropriate scrutiny

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FDA permits marketing of AI software that autonomously detects diabetic retinopathy

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The FDA has granted diagnostics company IDx’s De Novo request to market its AI-based software system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes, called IDx-DR

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Roundup: Digital health payer news of Q1 2018

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Digital health-focused news from payers during the first quarter of 2018 generally focused on employee wellness and app-focused member engagement strategies, with a handful of similar partnerships or deals announced around the edges.

Teladoc acquires virtual health company Advance Medical

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Correction: A previous version of this arcticle misstated the location of company. This story has also been updated with additional information.