Survey: 59% of Healthcare Orgs Lack Digital Health Strategy

Validic Platform Connection

59% of healthcare organizations are either behind schedule with their digital health strategy or have no digital health strategy currently in place. The remaining 41% of healthcare organizations state they are on schedule with implementing and executing their digital health strategy, according to a recent global survey conducted by digital health platform provider Validic. For the survey, Validic reached out to more than 450 healthcare organizations to gain better insights into the current state
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MedGenome Raises $20M to Unlock the Valuable Genomic Variants

MedGenome

India-based startup MedGenome, a developer of genomic diagnostics in India and a leading provider of genomics research services globally, announced it has received a $20 million investment from Sequoia Capital in a Series B funding round. With this funding, MedGenome will further invest in building its cutting-edge bioinformatics infrastructure, enhance its sequencing facilities in India and the US, and expand its research and scientific teams. MedGonome Overview MedGenome operates the
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FDA Clears 2 Propeller Health Inhaler Devices for Asthma, COPD

PropellerHealth

Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline’s Diskus® dry powder inhaler (DPI) device for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This new clearance follows 510(k) clearance to market the Propeller platform in association with medications using Boehringer Ingelheim’s Respimat®
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Bright.md Raises $3.5M to Support Expansion of Virtual Healthcare

Bright.md

Portland, Oregon-based Bright.md, a developer of a virtual care solution to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the delivery of care for non-acute conditions has closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round.  Co-founded in 2014 by Ray Costantini and Mark Swinth, Bright.md connects you to your provider from your home or on the go, using your home computer or mobile device. In under an hour, and for less than the cost of a co-payment, you can get treatment from the provider you know and
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Medidata, Validic Partner to Transform Clinical Trials Using Patient-Generated Data

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Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, and Validic, the healthcare industry's leading digital health platform, today announced a partnership to propel connectivity and innovation in clinical research by expanding access to patient-generated data from a broad range of consumer and medical grade mobile health (mHealth) devices and apps. Medidata, Validic Integration Details By integrating Validic’s digital health platform with the
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Blueprint Health Launches Its 8th Class of Digital Health Startups

Blueprint Health Showcases Its Fifth Class at Demo Day in NYC

Blueprint Health, a NYC based mentor-focused health technology accelerator has revealed its Summer 2015 Accelerator class (eight class) of eight digital health startups to its portfolio. Blueprint is a member of TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network. Today’s addition of eight companies brings the accelerator’s total to 68 digital health with more than 140 entrepreneurs in Blueprint’s alumni community.  To date, 87% of Blueprint’s companies are still in operation and 85% of those companies are
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Wikipedia Healthcare Editors Gain Access to Evidence-Based Clinical Content

DynamedPlus

Wikipedia is a top destination for healthcare professionals and consumers to search for medical information. Now, Wikipedia healthcare editors can enhance their entries on the popular Internet encyclopedia and be confident in their accuracy thanks to a collaboration with EBSCO Health, the creators of DynaMed Plus. Wikipedia’s top healthcare editors have complimentary access to DynaMed Plus, a cross-platform, evidence-based clinical reference solution, to assist in content generation, research
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Home Care Startup Honor Donates $1M in Free In-Home Care Across 10 Cities

Startup Honor

The problem of insufficient elder care is one of the biggest issues facing the nation, so much so that it’s now one of top priorities for the White House and the President. Today at the White House Conference on Aging, Seth Sternberg, CEO of Honor is announcing a new initiative to donate $1 million in free in-home care across 10 cities and working with established care providing organizations in those communities to ensure this care goes to helping older Americans. The first city to benefit from
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Vitalyze Me Taps BaseHealth API For Personalized Genomic Data

Vitalyze.Me

Vitalyze Me, a premium, personalized medical program that unifies state-of-the-art wellness and longevity medicine with modern technology, has partnered with BaseHealth to offer personalized genomic data and clinical analysis. The partnership will allow Vitalyze Me to integrate BaseHealth’s comprehensive health assessment engine data into its existing system to provide patients access to a highly personalized health management platform. Vitalyze Me offers 24/7 access to quality healthcare,
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VA To Harness Data from 390K Veterans to Understand Chronic Conditions

MVP

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing four new studies that will use genetic and other data from VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) to answer key questions to  better understand chronic conditions. MVP, which has enrolled more than 390,000 Veterans so far, has already become the nation’s largest database linking genetic, clinical, lifestyle and military exposure information.  Part of a beta test for data access, the newly funded studies are among the first to use MVP data to
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