PeraHealth Raises $14M for Predictive, Real-Time Clinical Surveillance

PeraHealth Raises $14M to Leverage Predictive Analytics for Real-Time Clinical Surveillance

PeraHealth, a Charlotte, NC based provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions has raised $14 million in funding from Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm.  As the healthcare industry progresses toward value-based care, high costs surrounding chronic diseases and infections continue to escalate. For example, sepsis kills 258,000 people in the U.S. every year and costs the U.S. healthcare system nearly $24 billion annually, according to the Sepsis Alliance. PeraHealth is
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Northwell Health Taps Avizia to Develop Robust, Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform

Northwell Health Taps Avizia to Develop Robust, Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform

Northwell Health has a new partnership with Avizia, an end-to-end telehealth provider to develop a robust, direct-to-consumer telehealth platform to enable seamless care in its 21 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient practices throughout New York. In addition to becoming a strategic channel partner, Northwell Ventures, the health system’s corporate venture arm has made a direct-equity investment in Avizia The investment and partnership also marks the close of Avizia’s funding round, bringing
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Vocera Communication Lands $14M Contract with U.S. Department of Defense

Parkview Health Taps Vocera for Secure Texting, Voice Communication

Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of clinical communications system in healthcare has been awarded a $14 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and deployments will begin in January 2017 in U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities around the world. As part of the contract, Vocera will equip care team members with its unique wireless, hands-free communication solution in 23 facilities across MEDCOM. This agreement with the DoD marks the largest contract in Vocera’s
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HealthMine Survey: Consumers’ Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

HealthMine Survey: Consumers' Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

Nearly half (46%) of Americans who use digital health tools say the data collected by these tools is not incorporated into their healthcare, according to HealthMine's recent research, conducted with 2,500 consumers enrolled in health plans in 2016. In fact, three quarters (75%) of consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health apps are willing to share the data they collect with their doctor/healthcare provider, but only 32% say this happens automatically.The survey reveals that despite the
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EarlySense, American Well Partner to Power Telehealth Access via Smart Sensors

Israeli Digital Health Startup EarlySense Lands $25M for Contact-Free Monitoring

EarlySense, a provider of contact-free continuous monitoring solutions has teamed up with telehealth provider American Well to connect users with clinical experts at the click of a button. As part of the partnership, EarlySense users located in the United States will gain access to an extensive pool of clinical experts and be able to initiate consultation sessions with doctors practicing on Amwell whenever users have questions or see opportunities to improve their sleep or general health. This
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Qardio Unveils First Medical Grade ECG Monitor, QardioCore

Qardio Unveils Medical Grade ECG Monitor Wearable, QardioCore

Digital health company Qardio has unveils its first medical grade wearable ECG monitor, QardioCore, now available for pre-order. Priced at $449, QardioCore's first wearable medical electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor allowing users to proactively look after their heart health long-term, all without the need for wires or patches. Packed with proprietary sensor technology, QardioCore records more than 20 million data points, streaming the user's live medical-grade data to their smartphones.How It
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UnitedHealthcare, Qualcomm Integrates Fitbit Charge 2 Wearables for Wellness Program

HealthMine Survey: Consumers' Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm has announced the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a wellness program that provides employees with Fitbit Charge 2 at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.The two companies introduced UnitedHealthcare Motion in 2016 as a pilot in 12 states to select employers, using Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Platform* for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep
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GreatCall Acquires Healthsense to Expand Senior Care Market Footprint

Connected health for active aging provider GreatCall Inc. has acquired Healthsense, a provider of of passive remote monitoring services for the senior care, managed care and home care.  Healthsense remote monitoring service is based on industry-leading passive technology that track activities of daily living (ADLs).For GreatCall the acquisition will expand its portfolio of connected health services for senior living and healthcare. . GreatCall's products and services include: Lively, Jitterbug
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FDA Clears Wireless Integration of LifeScan’s OneTouch With WellDoc’s Diabetes Management Platform

FDA Clears Wireless Integration of LifeScan's OneTouch With WellDoc's Diabetes Management Platform

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has cleared the wireless integration of the OneTouch Verio Flex® blood glucose monitoring system with WellDoc Inc.'s clinically validated diabetes management platform, BlueStar®. The integration will create an integrated, connected experience for people with Type 2 diabetes and deliver value for healthcare providers. Integration DetailsUsing blood glucose data wirelessly and automatically transmitted from the OneTouch Verio Flex blood
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Study: Tele-ICU Programs Improve Care While Providing Cost Savings

Study: Tele-ICU Programs Improve Care While Providing Cost Savings

Philips has announced the results of a study that finds Philips eICU Program with centralized bed management control increased case volume by up to 44 percent and improved contribution margins by up to 665 percent, or $52.7 million. The study, which will be published in CHEST Journal in February, was authored by Craig M. Lilly, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of the eICU Program at UMass Memorial Medical
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