Medical Devices

BlueStar
By Bernie Monegain 09:47 am December 18, 2015
WellDoc, whose BlueStar technology is focused on adults with Type 2 diabetes, has drawn $22 million in a Series B round of funding from Samsung Ventures and existing investor Merck Global Health Innovation Fund. The company will use the money to continue commercialization and accelerate adoption of BlueStar.
Patient with doctor and nurse
By Tom Sullivan 09:44 am December 17, 2015
Though many think remote patient monitoring is the future of healthcare, a new report by Chilmark Research claims issues with implementation are keeping providers from jumping in despite its many promises.
fitbit
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:19 pm December 15, 2015
When it comes to digital health funding, 2015 matched the record-breaking numbers of 2014 with more than $4.3 billion flowing into the industry, according to a Year in Review Report from Rock Health, a venture fund dedicated to backing digital health initiatives.
Doctor and patient
By Jessica Davis 11:39 am December 15, 2015
A new report from Frost & Sullivan that forecasts the market will grow 13.2 percent over the next five years.
Boxes in warehouse
By Bernie Monegain 08:29 pm December 14, 2015
Supply chain costs ranks second only to reimbursement problems as the issue top of mind for hospital executives today, according to a new national survey commissioned by healthcare services company Cardinal Health.
Surveyor
By Bernie Monegain 09:55 am December 11, 2015
It's that time of year when healthcare pundits take stock of the waning year and predict what's in store the year ahead. PwC's Health Research Institute is out with its 10 anticipated healthcare trends for 2016.
Googleplex
By Tom Sullivan 10:06 am December 08, 2015
Google's Alphabet unit christened its so-called "moonshot" health laboratory with the name Verily. The lab houses four main teams working on hardware, software, clinical, and science projects.
Hand washing
By Mike Miliard 09:04 am December 03, 2015
Can a pacemaker be hacked to induce a fatal arrhythmia? Yes. But is that the most clear and present danger in a world where hospitals are running critical medical devices on unpatched versions of Windows XP?
Privacy & Security Forum
By Mike Miliard 08:45 am December 03, 2015
Healthcare IT News' biggest event yet, the three-day Privacy & Security Forum will convene nearly 70 expert speakers from across healthcare and beyond, offering perspectives and best practices for managing one of biggest challenges of our time: protecting patient data. Follow live here.
Stack of coins
By Bernie Monegain 06:30 am December 02, 2015
The global healthcare cybersecurity market is expected to exceed $10 million by 2022. To be exact, a new report pegs the market at $10,848.87 million in U.S. dollars.

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