Dr. Oz Invests in iBeat to Launch Heart Monitoring Smartwatch on Indiegogo

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Mehmet Oz, famously known as Dr. Oz, has invested and partnered with digital health startup iBeat to launch a new heart monitoring smartwatch that empowers people to live longer lives on Indiegogo. The partnership with Dr. Oz kicks off with pre-orders for its iBeat Life Monitor – a watch that continuously monitors one’s heart for life threatening emergencies and notifies loved ones and emergency responders in such an event.As part of the investment partnership with iBeat, Dr. Oz, a world
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Medtronic Awarded FDA Approval for ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Diabetes

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 Medtronic has been awarded Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its MiniMed® 670G system, an 'artificial pancreas' device that automatically delivers the right dose of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes. The cellphone-sized device features the Guardian® Sensor,  delivering a variable rate of insulin 24 hours a day based on the personalized needs of the patient, maximizing the time glucose levels are within the target range.  Insulin pumps are currently used by more than a third
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Glytec Awarded 3 Patent Notices for Precision Diabetes Management Apps

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Glytec, an innovator in diabetes care management has announced three patent notices of allowance to its growing patent portfolio, affording further protection of the proprietary diabetes technologies associated with its eGlycemic Management System®. Glytec offers the only patented and FDA-cleared solution for glycemic management that encompasses insulin dosing decision support for:1. inpatient AND outpatient settings2.  intravenous AND subcutaneous insulin therapies,3.  adult AND pediatric
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Cigna Adds Virtual Consults from American Well to Health Plans for 2017

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In 2017, Cigna announced it is expanding its telehealth coverage with the addition of virtual consults from American Well to its existing offerings of MDLIVE. The latest offering will support Cigna's employer-sponsored group health plans, as well as many of its individual health plans on and off public marketplace exchanges.Both services operate national networks of board-certified doctors that are able to treat minor medical conditions such as allergies, cold and flu and sinusitis via
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Aetna Launches Apple Watch Subsidy Program for Select Customers

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 Starting this fall, Aetna will make Apple Watch available to select large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season. As part of the consumer health experience, Aetna will subsidize a significant portion of the Apple Watch cost, offering monthly payroll deductions to make covering the remaining cost easier.In addition, Aetna plans to provide Apple Watch at no cost to its own nearly 50,000 employees, who will participate in the company’s wellness reimbursement program, to
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Medable Launches Axon to Build ResearchKit Apps Without a Developer

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Medable, a Palo Alto-based healthcare app and analytics platform, today announced the launch of Axon, a SmartStudy system that enables health experts--researchers, physicians, and others--to build ResearchKit apps without a developer in a matter of hours. By leveraging ResearchKit's platform, Axon unlocks the potential of health professionals to directly collect patient data at massive scale through dedicated mobile apps reducing development time from six months to one day. While there are a lot
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HealthTap Makes Virtual Consults Reimbursable by Health Insurance

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HealthTap, a Global Health Practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors via video, text or voice, announced today that Virtual Consults on the HealthTap platform will now be covered by health insurance enabling affordable access for consumers while decreasing physician claims costs. Even though the largest health insurers—including United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and Humana—already cover certain forms of Virtual Care, the current process requires that either the patient or the doctor’s
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Mana Health Launches Health IT Sandbox to Test Digital Health Innovation

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Mana Health, a technology provider for healthcare data access solutions has announced the availability of ManaCreate, a technology and support solution designed to enable faster and more cost effective commercialization of healthcare innovation. Targeted to innovation and IT groups within health systems and hospitals, ManaCreate supports the process for testing and integration of new applications to support a more agile innovation process.Bringing any new healthcare IT system to market generally
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StartUp Health Launches Digital Health Innovation Hub in Colorado

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On Monday, StartUp  Health announced the launch of StartUp Health Colorado, a digital health innovation hub on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora for health entrepreneurs, doctorpreneurs, investors and industry stakeholders.  The innovation hub will also leverage StartUp Health's global platform to cross-pollinate health innovations with other regions around the world.Here are 5 things to know about the new innovation hub:1. StartUp Health Colorado innovation hub
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PR-GLNT and UCB Collaborate on Parkinsons Wearables

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 Great Lakes NeuroTech (GLNT) has announced plans to collaborate with the pharmaceutical company UCB to provide individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and their clinicians with improved quantitative tools for assessing the impact of their current treatment with the aim of providing better individual patient experiences and, ultimately, improving quality of life.Parkinson’s causes motor symptoms of tremor, slowed movements, and impaired mobility, with side effects of medication including
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