• Web: Cloud brings healthcare to Indian villages

    In India, public health care is free, yet years of under-investment in public health means that facilities are also grossly understaffed and under-equipped. The country also has a massive resource gap of over 4 million health workers and, to compound problems, nearly 60% of existing health workers practice in urban ...

  • Web: The growing list of health care breaches continues

    A hacker group called Pravvy Sector reportedly accessed and leaked a massive 150GB data trove from the Central Ohio Urology Group on Twitter today, Motherboard reports. It’s unclear how many patients were affected, but the health care organization boasts that it has the "largest concentration of experienced urologists in ...

  • Web: New robot surgeon works on its own

    A new type of robot can perform tricky surgery at least as well as — and in some cases better than — human surgeons, researchers reported Wednesday.


    Their new robot system isn't quite ready for prime time, but they say it could be operated with minimal human supervision, performing predictable but ...

  • Web: Nokia Acquires Withings for Digital Healthcare Push

    Nokia will build a range of consumer devices focused on healthcare and fitness tracking but will not make a return to the mobile phone market following its €170m acquisition of Withings, the French technology company.


    Nokia last week agreed to buy Withings, which makes healthcare tracking devices such as watches ...

  • Web: Google Glass in hospital rooms

    The next time you spot a Google Glass in the wild, it might not be on the face of a fervid techie. It might be on your doctor.


    Augmedix, one of several startups that formed around the computerized headgear — and kept spinning after the search giant ditched its first attempt ...

  • Web: Proteus Digital Health raises $50M series H

    Redwood City, California-based digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised $50 million from undisclosed investors. The company’s existing investors include Medtronic, Itochu, St. Jude Medical, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $450 million.


    The Proteus digital medicine platform, called Proteus ...

  • Web: $1B iCarbonX Uses AI to Analyse Health Data

    China-based artificial intelligence platform for health data company iCarbonX is now valued at approximately $1 billion after completing a Series A round of financing recently, according to a report on Netease’s tech news site.


    Netease also reported that iCarbonX’s Series A round was closed at CNY 1 billion ...

  • Web: Livongo Health completes $44.5M funding to support growth

    Livongo Health, the leading consumer digital health company focused on chronic conditions, announced the completion of a $44.5 million Series C financing round. The new funding round includes Merck Global Health Innovation Fund; Cowen Private Investments; Sapphire Ventures; Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of ...

  • Web: MedTech startup Pieces Tech raises $21M Series A

    Pieces Technologies (Pieces Tech), an innovative start-up that deploys cutting edge technology to improve clinical and community health outcomes, officially launched with a $21.6 million Series A funding round. The Pieces™ software platform was incubated at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), a noted scientific research and development ...

  • Web: MedTech startup Arterys completes Series A financing

    Arterys Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to deep learning in medical imaging, today announced the final close of its Series A financing, bringing the total Series A funding to over $12 million. GE Ventures, the Stanford-StartX Fund (which was co-founded by the StartX accelerator, Stanford University and Stanford Health Care ...

  • Web: Can IBM's Watson beat cancer at its own game?

    Late tonight, Google's AI program AlphaGo will take on Lee Se-Dol, the second-ranked Go player in the world, in a five-day, live-streamed match that will test the limits of artificial intelligence in a complex game. Played on a 19 x 19 grid, the vast number of potential moves and ...

  • Web: Health Catalyst raises $70M for data analytics

    Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced the closing of a $70 million Series E funding round. The capital raise was co-led by Norwest Venture Partners, the lead investor in three previous rounds, and UPMC, a world-renowned healthcare provider and insurer that is also ...

  • Web: IBM Acquires Truven Health Analytics

    IBM has agreed to buy data company Truven Health for $2.6 billion in cash in a move that would allow the American tech company to expand its repository of medical data for the Watson Health unit.


    It is the fourth major purchase that IBM has made in less than ...

  • Web: MindMaze snags $100M for virtual reality push

    MindMaze, the Swiss company that offers virtual reality systems to help stroke victims recover and retrain themselves, has $100 million in new funding to further its efforts. Moreover, it says the funding round puts the company’s value at around $1 billion.


    The new cash comes from Hinduja Group, a ...

  • Web: The Health Sector Needs Tech Giants

    Big companies around the world have made – with varying degrees of success – plays at breaking into the health sector. Google and Apple are prime examples. Today, there are several technology and retail giants moving into health and healthcare that will surely cause disruptions, and push the sector further faster towards ...

  • Web: Robotic system can lead to faster medicine development





    A robotic system developed by a group of Carnegie Mellon scientists could make the drug development process faster, cheaper and more efficient. See, drug discovery, which identifies potential new medicine, entails loads of lab testing to determine the effects of different drugs on their target proteins.



    So many, in fact ...

  • Web: Doc "Memory Hackers" shows the future of memory manipulation

    Total Recall, Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


    Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are redefining what memory is, enabling us to erase old memories and implant new ones.


    The Nova documentary Memory Hackers, premiering tonight on PBS, recounts the scientific breakthroughs ...

  • Web: Editas raises $94M in first U.S. IPO of the year

    Editas Medicine Inc., the gene-editing drugmaker backed by Bill Gates and GV, raised $94.4 million in the first U.S. initial public offering of 2016, pricing the shares at the low end of the marketed range.


    The company sold 5.9 million shares for $16 apiece, according to data ...

  • Web: London startup ‘Babylon’ thinks its AI doctor could predict your future health

    London-based digital healthcare startup, Babylon is an artificially intelligent ‘doctor’ that aims to prevent illnesses before they occur. To do this, the program tracks your daily habits, diagnosis illness based on symptoms and integrating data about heart rate, diet and medical records.


    Currently, this AI doctor is available in the ...

  • Web: PushDoctor, the U.K. video-based doctor service, scores $8.2M Series A

    PushDoctor, the U.K. ‘on-demand’ service that enables you to have a video consultation with a doctor, has raised $8.2 million in funding — money it plans to use to develop the data side of its offering to improve the way it integrates with other healthcare providers and to significantly ...

  • Web: IBM's Watson supercomputer to fight disease

    IBM’s putting its Jeopardy-playing supercomputer to work to help doctors treat diabetes, fight cancer and monitor pregnancy.


    IBM Watson Health this week said it’ll begin a partnership with diabetes-drug maker Novo Nordisk. It also unveiled a pregnancy-monitoring app.


    The idea is to use Watson’s computing power to ...

  • Web: Scientists 3D print 'live' blood vessels






    It's no longer a rare feat to 3D print blood vessels.


    Printing vessels that act like the real deal, however, has been tricky... until now.


    Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully 3D printed blood vessels that deliver nutrients and self-assemble like they would in a human body.


    The key is ...

  • Web: GE Wants to Move All Your Health Data to the Cloud

    In this day and age, you can easily share photos through Dropbox, notes in Evernote, or spreadsheets via Google Drive with anyone. But good luck helping two doctors at two different hospitals to see the same patient records online. Instead, when a patient goes to a medical center for the ...

  • Web: Chaotic Moon shows off wearable tech tattoo concept

    Remember Chaotic Moon and its Bitcoin harvesting fitness tracker from earlier this year? Well, the Austin-based mobile app developer and moonshot lab is back with a teched up tattoo capable of acting as an advanced fitness tracker.


    Tech Tats uses electroconductive ink to connect sensors pressed against the skin, which ...

  • Web: Circle Medical raises $2.9M to help promote its on-demand primary care service

    Circle Medical, which acts as a “concierge” for healthcare, announced today that it has raised a $2.9 million seed round, led by Collaborative Fund. The startup says that the new funds will be used to increase brand awareness and market the company.


    Other participants in this round include Tencent ...

  • Web: Google Ventures leads $8M investment in PatientPing

    Reducing readmissions is an oft-repeated goal as the healthcare industry transitions from fee-for-service to value-based care. But “readmissions” can be a bit of a misnomer, since patients aren’t always admitted to the same facility they were discharged from. And a patient’s primary care provider doesn’t always have ...

  • Web: Tricorder-like Tech Could Detect Bombs, Tumors

    When it comes to the most impressive practical technology in the sci-fi universe, a serious nod goes to the original tricorder from "Star Trek." Dr. McCoy, Spock and the other Federation explorers used the handheld device to analyze both the health of patients in sickbay and the atmosphere on alien ...

  • Web: Uber teams with Voalte to get you to doctor appointments


    Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Uber, the smartphone-based taxi-cab alternative company, have teamed up with Sarasota-based Voalte to make it easier to arrange a ride to a doctor or to other medical appointment.


    Voalte CEO Trey Lauderdale and Matt Gore, general manager for Uber Florida, announced the decision to make Sarasota ...

  • Web: Your DNA could soon be used in your work’s wellness program

    Nancy Gallows has always known she ought to exercise more and watch her diet to keep her weight down — but following through was a struggle. Then, in 2013, her employer, the insurer Aetna, started testing a wellness program, as is becoming common in many American workplaces seeking to lower health ...

  • Web: Consumer 3D printer used to create human tissue

    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, have adapted a low cost MakerBot 3D printer to print with biological materials.


    The team hope their work could one day lead to a world in which transplants are no longer necessary to repair damaged organs.



    Traditional 3D printers build hard objects ...

  • Web: This HUD for doctors proves less is more for future wearable

    For all of its promising ideas and potential, Google Glass can, at best, be summed up as a noble failure. In trying to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, the resulting device offered little in the way of real world utility. But there were lessons to be ...

  • Web: There’s a new way to find the perfect doctor for you

    It turns out that those boring, confusing insurance claims are a great crowd-sourcing resource for health information. En masse, they can tell you how frequently an obstetrician-gynecologist does a Cesarean section or whether an orthopedic surgeon is really experienced at performing hip replacements.



    Amino, a new consumer-targeted health care app ...

  • Web: Prosthetic limbs could provide sense of touch

    Many of us take our sense of touch for granted, perhaps because we can never turn it off, but it’s surprisingly complex. An intricate network of nerves brings different types of information about an object, like its temperature or wetness or hardness or weight, up to the brain, which ...

  • Web: Self-Assembling Robots are Here

    We’ve seen robots designed to move inside bodies before. Carefully shaped magnetic objects, these miniature robots are moved by external magnetic forces, like those found in MRI machines.


    Last month, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and the University of Houston demonstrated a system of small magnetic “millirobots” designed ...

  • Web: Tattoo-like electronic health patches are now easy to make

    A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body’s vital signs for human health and performance tracking, potentially outperforming traditional monitoring tools such as ...

  • Web: Swiss health insurers eye higher costs for the 'lazy'


    CSS, one of Switzerland’s biggest health insurers, said on Saturday it had received a “very positive” response so far to its pilot project, launched ...

  • Web: Organic ‘Computers’ Could Process Data Inside Our Bodies

    We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.


    DNA computing was ...

  • Web: Kyruus Raises $25M for Its Patient Access Platform

    Kyruus, a leading enterprise software company that helps hospitals optimize patient access and referral management, has raised $25 million in funding to further build its commercial team and support the rapid adoption of its ProviderMatch technology. The new funding round was led by New Leaf Venture Partners, with participation from ...

  • Web: Google backs N.Y. startup Oscar Health Insurance

    Google Inc.’s investment division has bought a stake in New York-based Oscar Health Insurance Corp., for $32.5 million.


    Oscar Health revealed the news in an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” blog. The investment from Google Capital, which has worked aggressively to expand its presence in ...

  • Web: Are digital health technologies really good for our health?

    Countless entrepreneurs around the world have launched digital health companies in the last decade and more than 100,000 mobile apps are currently on the market—all with the goal of making us healthier. But how many of these companies have concrete evidence to support their health claims?


    Not many ...

  • Web: Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks

    A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease.


    The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella ...

  • Web: OneRX helps you find where to get the lowest-priced prescription medication

    While most insurance providers offer tools to help you calculate your prescription medication costs, the websites or apps are often poorly designed and difficult to use on the go.


    OneRX, a new app for iOS and Android that launched this month, wants to simplify the search by helping you compare ...

  • Web: Nanotube implants show diagnostic potential

    The future of medical sensors may be going down the tubes. Chemists are developing tiny devices made from carbon nanotubes wrapped with polymers to detect biologically important compounds such as insulin, nitric oxide and the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen. The hope is that these sensors could simplify and automate diagnostic tests ...

  • Web: Physician-patient matching service Grand Rounds raises $55M round

    Grand Rounds, a digital health startup that connects patients with expert physicians, has taken a large, $55 million late-stage funding round.


    The round was led by a new, unnamed mutual fund investor, while existing investors Greylock Partners and Venrock participated. Grand Rounds CEO Owen Tripp told VentureBeat Wednesday that the ...

  • Web: Digital pen is better dementia-prediction tool than a doctor

    A new dementia-prediction tool could diagnose conditions earlier, and with greater accuracy by using digital pen technology.


    The innovation actually relies on a traditional method of screening for cognitive impairment, known as the clock-drawing test. Subjects are asked to draw a clock that shows the time to be 11.10 ...

  • Web: 3D-printed brain tissue

    In the latest effort to build an artificial laboratory model of the brain, Australian researchers have developed a novel method for constructing layered biological structures that looks just like cerebral cortex tissue using a handheld 3D printer.


    Neuroscientists rarely get the opportunity to study the human brain directly, and so ...

  • Web: MicroHealth Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illnesses

    MicroHealth, a mobile health startup in Y Combinator’s current class, is launching today to help patients take control of their chronic illnesses.


    The company was started by Spanish brothers Dr. Marc Lara and Miguel Lara in 2011, who previously spent 10 years researching digital health and holding clinical trials ...

  • Web: FDA Approves First 3-D Printed Pill

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.


    Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. The tablet is manufactured through ...

  • Web: IBM and CVS Health Want to Manage Your Diabetes

    If IBM and the recently rebranded CVS Health have their way, you’ll be using the Watson supercomputer to manage obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The two companies are announcing a new partnership to develop custom care management services for CVS customers with chronic illnesses, and to then license the new ...

  • Web: Bionic eye implant world first

    Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.


    Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision.


    He is using a retinal implant ...

  • Web: Doctor On Demand Pulls In $50 Million To Continue Expansion Of Its Virtual Doctor Visit Platform

    It seems there is no stopping the telemedicine market’s expansion.


    San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand has just raised its 3rd round of funding bringing its total capital raised to $74M. The company offers a software platform for one-on-one sessions with physicians and provides access to more than 25M ...

  • Changing Your Mind for the Better

    When one thinks about the solutions available for those suffering from depression, wearables don’t often spring to mind. However, California-based startup Thync wants to change that with its new headgear.  


    While details are scarce and a product is only planned to be shown next year, Thync says that its ...

  • Google Announces Partnership to Create Smart Contact Lens

    Healthcare has been slower than other industries to feel an impact from personal digital technology. Medicine and personal care is still largely conducted in hospitals and through doctors visits and surgeries, with patients being the recipients of treatments – unfortunately sometimes even the wrong ones. Technology giants such as Apple, Samsung ...

  • Apple Patents Smart Earbuds

    Apple looks to be hopping on the wearables bandwagon by recently patenting a fitness-tracking earbud that can read the user’s heartbeat.


    The US Patent and Trademark office has awarded Apple with a patent that connects to your ear, unlike nearly all other fitness related wearables we have seen lately ...

  • Outsourcing Cancer Research to Gamers

    Cancer researchers around the world are taking a novel approach to scientific discovery that does not involve your traditional laboratory and test tubes. Cancer Research UK, a British charity, released a game called Play to Cure: Genes in Space, in early February with hopes of gaining better insight into DNA ...

  • The 2014 World Cup to begin with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick

    A paralyzed teenager, using a mind-controlled exoskeleton, will kick off the World Cup in Brazil, thanks to The Walk Again Project. A research team led by a Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis has created a suit that makes it possible for paralyzed people to walk again.


    The suit, being developed out ...

  • Web: Google Glass in hospital rooms

    The next time you spot a Google Glass in the wild, it might not be on the face of a fervid techie. It might be on your doctor.


    Augmedix, one of several startups that formed around the computerized headgear — and kept spinning after the search giant ditched its first attempt ...

  • Web: London startup ‘Babylon’ thinks its AI doctor could predict your future health

    London-based digital healthcare startup, Babylon is an artificially intelligent ‘doctor’ that aims to prevent illnesses before they occur. To do this, the program tracks your daily habits, diagnosis illness based on symptoms and integrating data about heart rate, diet and medical records.


    Currently, this AI doctor is available in the ...

  • Web: IBM's Watson supercomputer to fight disease

    IBM’s putting its Jeopardy-playing supercomputer to work to help doctors treat diabetes, fight cancer and monitor pregnancy.


    IBM Watson Health this week said it’ll begin a partnership with diabetes-drug maker Novo Nordisk. It also unveiled a pregnancy-monitoring app.


    The idea is to use Watson’s computing power to ...

  • Web: 3D-printed brain tissue

    In the latest effort to build an artificial laboratory model of the brain, Australian researchers have developed a novel method for constructing layered biological structures that looks just like cerebral cortex tissue using a handheld 3D printer.


    Neuroscientists rarely get the opportunity to study the human brain directly, and so ...

  • Web: FDA Approves First 3-D Printed Pill

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.


    Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. The tablet is manufactured through ...

  • Web: Bionic eye implant world first

    Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.


    Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision.


    He is using a retinal implant ...

  • Web: Doctor On Demand Pulls In $50 Million To Continue Expansion Of Its Virtual Doctor Visit Platform

    It seems there is no stopping the telemedicine market’s expansion.


    San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand has just raised its 3rd round of funding bringing its total capital raised to $74M. The company offers a software platform for one-on-one sessions with physicians and provides access to more than 25M ...

  • Changing Your Mind for the Better

    When one thinks about the solutions available for those suffering from depression, wearables don’t often spring to mind. However, California-based startup Thync wants to change that with its new headgear.  


    While details are scarce and a product is only planned to be shown next year, Thync says that its ...

  • Google Announces Partnership to Create Smart Contact Lens

    Healthcare has been slower than other industries to feel an impact from personal digital technology. Medicine and personal care is still largely conducted in hospitals and through doctors visits and surgeries, with patients being the recipients of treatments – unfortunately sometimes even the wrong ones. Technology giants such as Apple, Samsung ...

  • Outsourcing Cancer Research to Gamers

    Cancer researchers around the world are taking a novel approach to scientific discovery that does not involve your traditional laboratory and test tubes. Cancer Research UK, a British charity, released a game called Play to Cure: Genes in Space, in early February with hopes of gaining better insight into DNA ...

  • The 2014 World Cup to begin with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick

    A paralyzed teenager, using a mind-controlled exoskeleton, will kick off the World Cup in Brazil, thanks to The Walk Again Project. A research team led by a Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis has created a suit that makes it possible for paralyzed people to walk again.


    The suit, being developed out ...


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