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Pear Therapeutics Raises Money For Cutting Edge Drug-Software Combo Product

Pear Therapeutics Raises Money For Cutting Edge Drug-Software Combo Product

Boston and San Francisco based company Pear Therapeutics, is raising money for drug-software combo product they have developed called “eFormulations”. This product combines medication for a specific condition with a digital therapy program. “Depending on the patient’s condition, the software component of the offering could include games, tracking tools, and other engagement features” as well as [...]

March 26, 2015 | Reply More
Majority of Patients Want Easy Data Sharing Between Physicians

Majority of Patients Want Easy Data Sharing Between Physicians

75% of patients want easy data sharing between their physicians according to a survey conducted by ORC International and published by The Society of Participatory Medicine. This would enable much more efficient and thorough care while assuring that mistakes based on lack of information aren’t made. Daniel Z. Sands, cofounder of the Society of Participatory Medicine [...]

March 25, 2015 | Reply More
OJ Bio at WLSA Convergence Summit 2015

OJ Bio at WLSA Convergence Summit 2015

OJ Bio will be attending the 10th Annual Convergence Summit being hosted by the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) in San Diego, CA. At the event the company will be demonstrating its innovative biosensor technology that successfully translates antibody-antigen binding events into an electronic signal, combining real time disease diagnosis and monitoring solutions with inbuilt [...]

March 25, 2015 | Reply More
Pager Plans to Use $10.4M to Expand its House Call App to More States

Pager Plans to Use $10.4M to Expand its House Call App to More States

Started in New York, Pager is deemed as the “uber for doctors.” Pager provides an app that allows for in-person physician house calls. Doctors do an initial consult over the phone to determine what types of tools for full diagnosis and treatment will be needed, then show up at the patients home. The service is [...]

March 19, 2015 | Reply More
Glooko’s Diabetes Management Platform Pulls In $16.5M From Investors

Glooko’s Diabetes Management Platform Pulls In $16.5M From Investors

Glooko, a diabetes management startup, has pulled in $16.5 million from new investors, including medical device company Medtronic and Cannan Partners. Glooko sells a diabetes management healthcare service, which imports blood glucose readings from a variety of glucose meters via Bluetooth to make monitoring patients significantly easier for doctors. Glooko plans to integrate with CGMs [...]

March 18, 2015 | Reply More
Surgical Blood Loss Medical App gets FDA Clearance

Surgical Blood Loss Medical App gets FDA Clearance

“Los Altos, California-based Gauss Surgical has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for its Triton iPad app, which can now estimate the surgical blood loss in canisters that hold blood. “Surgeons can estimate blood loss in surgical suction containers using the iPad’s camera. The app enables the user to take pictures of the surgical canisters and then send the images up [...]

March 17, 2015 | Reply More
“Connected health and the transformation of health care will proceed with or without ACA.”

“Connected health and the transformation of health care will proceed with or without ACA.”

TripleTree Blog – “Despite the King v. Burwell Distraction, Healthcare’s Leaders and Innovators Move Forward” See an excerpt from the post below and read the full blog here. “The Supreme Court made headlines last week as it heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the second marquee legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  The lawsuit [...]

March 11, 2015 | Reply More
Shouldn’t doctors be advocates for connective health technologies?

Shouldn’t doctors be advocates for connective health technologies?

Health care professionals have a duty to advocate for their patients.  This is a fundamental principle to the sacred relationship between a doctor and patient.  Shouldn’t Doctors also be advocates for connective health technologies that best serve their patients?  As unlikely as that sounds given the multitude of distractions facing clinicians, it would be a [...]

March 11, 2015 | Reply More
News on FDA’s App Release

News on FDA’s App Release

DrugShortages, the FDA newly launched app, will help health care practitioners and pharmacists in the tracking of current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and discontinuations of drug products. “The FDA understands that health care professionals and pharmacists need real-time information about drug shortages to make treatment decisions,” Valerie Jensen, associate director of the Drug Shortage Staff in the [...]

March 6, 2015 | Reply More
“In-Depth: Anticipating FDA Regulation of Pharmaceutical Apps”

“In-Depth: Anticipating FDA Regulation of Pharmaceutical Apps”

WLSA friend, Bradley Merrill Thompson contributed an article to MobiHealth News on what to expect for FDA regulation of pharma apps. See an excerpt below and read the full article here. “Over the last couple years, FDA has clarified the scope of its regulation over mobile health. In the agency’s September 2013 guidance, FDA spelled out [...]

February 27, 2015 | Reply More