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Infographic: How U.S. households are using digital health tools and services

Infographic: How U.S. households are using digital health tools and services

Market intelligence company Parks Associates recently released an infographic detailing the ways in which heads of U.S. broadband households are utilizing digital health tools and services. 60% of surveyed households own a type of personal health and wellness device, such as digital weight scales, glucometers, or fitness wearables, and 25% use health apps. See the [...]

August 18, 2014 | Reply More
Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC) Secures £2.6m Private Equity Funding to Commercialize Duofertility and Expand Digital Health Platform

Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC) Secures £2.6m Private Equity Funding to Commercialize Duofertility and Expand Digital Health Platform

PRESS INFORMATION CAMBRIDGE TEMPERATURE CONCEPTS (CTC) SECURES £2.6M PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDING TO COMMERCIALIZE DUOFERTILITY AND EXPAND DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORM 31st July 2014: Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC), the commercial stage digital health platform company that markets DuoFertility, today announces the successful completion of £2.6M equity financing. CTC has created a unique digital health [...]

August 14, 2014 | Reply More
U.S. Navy launches mobile health app

U.S. Navy launches mobile health app

The United States Navy recently made its debut in the mobile health market with the launch of its Anatomy Study Guide App which aims to aide aspiring medical students. Lowe Campell Ewald, the Navy’s ad agency, explained that the app, which is available for both iPhones and Droids, “will serve as a relevant tool to [...]

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Pioneering Connected Health Care From the Front Lines

Pioneering Connected Health Care From the Front Lines

Kim Goodsell demonstrates the power of consumers who are enabled by knowledge and connected technology to manage personal health and their interaction with the health care system.

August 13, 2014 | Reply More
The merging of consumer and medical health apps

The merging of consumer and medical health apps

Consumer health apps linking medical devices to smartphones are rapidly rising in popularity, with forthcoming offerings from Apple and Google likely to draw even more attention to the mHealth app field. While these apps allow users easy access to their body’s health information, like heart rate, calories burned, and distance walked, they don’t necessarily help [...]

August 11, 2014 | Reply More
Texting pills and wireless contraception may help improve medication adherence

Texting pills and wireless contraception may help improve medication adherence

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that five out of six Americans aged 65 and older take at least one medication daily, and almost half take three or more. Ensuring that patients are adhering to their medication schedules is something that has stumped healthcare professionals and launched countless apps and devices [...]

August 9, 2014 | Reply More
FDA suggests deregulation of some Class II and Class I medical devices

FDA suggests deregulation of some Class II and Class I medical devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently proposed the deregulation of a sizeable list of Class II and Class I medical devices, sparing their makers the task of going through the 510(k) process. While the FDA made clear that the deregulatory move would not exempt device makers from appropriately registering and labeling their apparatuses as [...]

August 9, 2014 | Reply More
Apple, Epic and IBM predicted to become healthcare’s ruling triumvirate

Apple, Epic and IBM predicted to become healthcare’s ruling triumvirate

Apple and IBM recently announced that they will be partnering to develop a new set of business-facing mobile apps for iOS powered by IBM’s data capabilities and platform expertise. One of the main focuses of this new partnership is healthcare, said Dan Pelino, IBM’s general manager for the public sector. The healthcare-focused apps created during [...]

August 7, 2014 | Reply More
World’s richest doctor, Patrick Soon-Schiong, purchases world’s most powerful human genome sequencers

World’s richest doctor, Patrick Soon-Schiong, purchases world’s most powerful human genome sequencers

Patrick Soon-Shiong, former surgeon and current entrepreneur that Forbes estimated to be worth $10.1 billion, recently announced that his company, NantHealth, and foundation are purchasing a cluster of DNA sequencers capable of sequencing a human genome for $1,000. This purchase was made as part of deal between NantHealth and Providence Health & Services (a not-for-profit [...]

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Cambridge Temperature Concepts raises $4M for next iteration of DuoFertility

Cambridge Temperature Concepts raises $4M for next iteration of DuoFertility

Cambridge Temperature Concepts recently raised $4.38 million in a round lead by Longwell Venture partners, bringing their total funding to date around $9 million. Cambridge Temperature Concepts’ flagship product is DuoFertility, an assisted natural conception device that includes a small stick-on sensor and handheld reader that tracks biometrics, like body temperature, to help women conceive. [...]

August 6, 2014 | Reply More