AMA, Omada Health, Intermountain Healthcare Launch Digital Health Program to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

AMA, Omada Health, Intermountain Healthcare Partner to Reduce Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes

The American Medical Association (AMA), Omada Health, and Intermountain Healthcare today announced a digital health initiative aimed at reducing the alarming number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. The new partnership will create a roadmap for large health care organizations across the country to adopt proven online behavior change interventions for at-risk patients, and integrate those programs into provider referral and clinical workflow. The collaboration marks the first time that the
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Nomad Health Lands $4M to Connect Doctors with Freelance Clinical Work

Nomad Health

Nomad Health, a digital health startup creating an online marketplace connecting doctors with freelance clinical work has raised $4M in the funding. The Series A round was led by First Round Capital and RRE Ventures with participation from .406 Ventures. Funding will support the NYC-based company's nationwide product rollout that will help address the country’s doctor shortage crisis. The platform is currently in beta. Founded in 2015 by a team of entrepreneurial doctors and Kevin Ryan (the
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NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Telehealth Platform, NYP OnDemand

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Telehealth Platform, NYP OnDemand

 NewYork-Presbyterian has announced an expansion of its telehealth efforts with the launch of NYP OnDemand, a new suite of digital health services designed to improve and expand patient care, while also extending access to the clinical expertise of NewYork-Presbyterian's physicians to their peers throughout the Hospital's vast healthcare network. The NYP OnDemand suite of services was developed by NewYork-Presbyterian's Innovation Center, launched in 2014 to deliver both clinician- and
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Brain Performance Monitoring Startup RC21X Joins StartUp Health Community

RC21X

RC21X, a brain performance monitoring startup has been selected to join StartUp Health and its exclusive Academy for digital health entrepreneurs. StartUp Health’s global platform is focused on coaching and supporting the rapidly growing ecosystem of Finnish entrepreneurs. RC21X is a web-based, brain monitoring tool that allows users to track their neurocognitive and neuromotor performance in about 12 minutes. RC21XTM examines major components of human brain functioning. Sessions consist of a
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N-of-One Raises $7M for Precision Medicine Oncology Decision Support

N-of-One

N-of-One, a precision medicine oncology decision support company has raised $7 million in funding from Providence Ventures and Excel Venture Management. The latest round brings its total funding to $11M. Founded in 2008 by a team of PhD scientists and oncologists, N-of-One analyzes and interprets tumor molecular profiles to help physicians and patients identify diagnostic and treatment strategies from its proprietary database.Working with leading healthcare systems and large commercial labs,
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Study: Wearables Increased Referral Rate for Advanced Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease

Wearables in Parkinson’s Disease

Great Lakes NeuroTech has completed and published a clinical study validating that remote monitoring with wearable, objective sensors can lead to an increased referral rate for advanced therapies in Parkinson’s disease.Published in The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, the protocol followed 40 patients with Parkinson’s disease randomized into two groups for one year.  The control group received standard care for assessing Parkinson’s disease, while the other used wearable, objective sensors
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Is Wearable Technology the Future of Medicine?

MedHelp Sugar Sense Apple Watch App

Look down at your wrist. Are you wearing a FitBit, an Apple Watch, or some other type of fitness monitoring device, like a Jawbone or Garmin? If you do, you aren’t alone. More than 1 in 5 Americans own a wearable fitness tracker, and at least 1 in 10 wears the monitor every day. In fact, wearable fitness trackers are so popular that 2016 has been declared the “Year of the Wearable.” It’s not just fancy pedometers that are grabbing attention, though. Other devices, such as monitors for diabetics
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Launchpad Digital Health Accelerator Adds 6 New Startups to Portfolio

Launchpad Digital Health

Launchpad Digital Health, a focused next generation accelerator has added six new startups to its 12-month accelerator program. Among the companies that closed the new seed capital financings are:  Hint Health, Lab Sensor Solutions, Moving Analytics, SoberGrid and Wellbrain. These new rounds include co-investment from terrific investors including:  Stanford University, Draper Associates, HealthX Ventures, Three Leaf Ventures, Stanford StartX, Healthfundr and Aspect Ventures.Each company accepted
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PULSE@MassChallenge Appoints Nick Dougherty New Program Director

PULSE@MassChallenge

MassChallenge announced that it will be opening applications on September 14 for PULSE@MassChallenge, the new innovation lab for digital health entrepreneurs. In addition to the announcement, PULSE@MassChallenge has appointed VerbalCare CEO Nick Dougherty as its Program Director. In his new role, Nick will be focused on facilitating active collaboration between high-impact startups and key stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem, including leading providers, investors, corporates,
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Swedish Digital Health Startup Lifesum Nabs $10M from Nokia

Swedish Digital Health Startup Lifesum

Swedish digital health startup Lifesum has raised $10 million in funding led by global venture capital firm Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), with participation from Draper Esprit, Bauer Media Group and SparkLabs Global Ventures. The Stockholm-based company will utilize the funding to increase its talent base across multiple areas including engineering, product, design and marketing as it expands in Europe and the United States. Founded in 2008 by Henrik Torstensson, CEO, and Marcus Gners, COO,
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