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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
TripleTree mentions WLSA’s Rob McCray in Blog

TripleTree mentions WLSA’s Rob McCray in Blog

WLSA’s Rob McCray added to a recent TripleTree blog post: Why ‘Services’ Will Be a Key Enabler of Healthcare Innovation in 2015. “Our colleague Rob McCray at the WLSA agrees, and opined that large health systems and payers are basically services businesses, and that they want to get out of buying components and worrying about how [...]

February 24, 2015 | Reply More
Cox and Cleveland Clinic’s joint venture Vivre Health

Cox and Cleveland Clinic’s joint venture Vivre Health

“Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a “strategic alliance”, called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to [...]

February 23, 2015 | Reply More