Survey: Health insurers unseat app stores as most important health app distributors of the future (Updated)
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Survey: Health insurers unseat app stores as most important health app distributors of the future (Updated)

Frank - Oct 13, 2018

This post has been updated with comments from Markus Pohl of Research2Guidance A new survey from Research2Guidance exploring digital health app trends in North America and Europe…

Thousands of Tiny Microfluidic Chips Create Perfectly Sized Drug Particles
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Thousands of Tiny Microfluidic Chips Create Perfectly Sized Drug Particles

Frank - Oct 13, 2018

While a drug’s chemical makeup determines what impact it will have on the body (pharmacodynamics), it is often the shell that it’s encapsulated in that defines how…

Election 2017: Maine votes to expand Medicaid and Ohio rejects drug price reduction
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Election 2017: Maine votes to expand Medicaid and Ohio rejects drug price reduction

Frank - Oct 12, 2018

In a ballot referendum first, Maine voters opted to expand Medicaid after the state’s governor Paul LePage vetoed a bipartisan legislative deal at least five times, according to…

Students Develop Cheap and Portable Cough Assist Device
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Students Develop Cheap and Portable Cough Assist Device

Frank - Oct 01, 2018

People with cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and other chronic conditions can have serious difficulty coughing. This creates not only discomfort, but potentially dangerous complications for the lungs…

Two telehealth companies are expanding their capabilities in different ways
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Two telehealth companies are expanding their capabilities in different ways

Frank - Oct 01, 2018

This week, two telehealth providers unveiled distinct capabilities. Los Angeles, California-based SnapMD revealed a new language functionality. Its virtual care management telemedicine platform now includes support for Spanish…

Exclusive: BeCare Link’s Innovative App for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
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Exclusive: BeCare Link’s Innovative App for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Frank - Sep 30, 2018

BeCare Link  has created a mobile application (“BeCare MS Link” in the Google Play app store) that connects patients to physicians and researchers to provide unprecedented levels…

Artificial Intelligence Spots Congenital Long QT Syndrome on ECGs
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Artificial Intelligence Spots Congenital Long QT Syndrome on ECGs

Frank - Sep 29, 2018

Clinical researchers at Mayo Clinic, working with AliveCor, the company that essentially introduced mobile electrocardiography (ECG) to the mass market, have published a study abstract demonstrating that…

Can a math model help predict an immune response to cancer?
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Can a math model help predict an immune response to cancer?

Frank - Sep 29, 2018

Why do some immunotherapies work in certain patients and not others? It’s a multi-million dollar question, which researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…

Amazon’s Alexa May Soon Answer Your Healthcare Questions
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Amazon’s Alexa May Soon Answer Your Healthcare Questions

Frank - Sep 28, 2018

CNBC is reporting that Amazon has formed a team within its Alexa division, the one responsible for the company’s AI voice assistants, focused on health and wellness.…

Focusing on consumerization of healthcare billing, VisitPay closes $15M Series A
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Focusing on consumerization of healthcare billing, VisitPay closes $15M Series A

Frank - Sep 28, 2018

VisitPay, formerly known as iVinci, is a health IT business founded by a serial entrepreneur with the goal of taking the stress and complexity out of healthcare…