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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
WLSA comments on fitness device article

WLSA comments on fitness device article

WLSA’s Rob McCray commented on a recent MobiHealthNews article on “Fitness device makers say engagement, not accuracy, is most important.” Read the comment below and the full connected health article here. “Clinical accuracy is not required in the “HEATHYTAINMENT” sector where FitBit and thousands of apps reside…yet. Wristwatches are still the most successful tech wearable [...]

February 19, 2015 | Reply More
Did you really leave your personal health record in the cab?

Did you really leave your personal health record in the cab?

In the 1990’s, who would have thought that by 2015 most of your sensitive health records might be stored on the mobile phone in your pocket.  If you thought you were afraid of leaving your smartphone behind in the cab before, imagine how much you store on your mobile devices today that is protected by [...]

February 11, 2015 | Reply More