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SURGLASSES received FDA 510(k) clearance for its AR-based spine navigation system
Dec 23, 2022 FDA
Called Caduceus S, it is an augmented reality spine navigation system that will require only few-shots of C-arm images to equip the surgeons with AR and pre-surgical planning with trajectories for spine surgery. Caduceus S is an innovative medical technology with AR has intended use to be used in the complex spine surgeries. The system is designed to allow surgeons to superimpose the 3D spinal anatomy on a patient during surgical procedures. It equipped with multiple trackers and displays preoperative planned trajectories via 3D AR head mounted display. read more

Singapore-based SmartFuture launches First Responder Platform
Dec 23, 2022 First responder
This is an integrated solution designed for rapid response through real time monitoring of health vitals, doctor consultation and timely action during emergency situations. The Platform consists of (a) a First Responder Kit consisting of connected medical devices, (b) a tablet-based application for use by the first responder staff and (c) a web portal for our emergency assistance provider partners. read more

Doctor Anywhere acquires Singapore-listed Asian Healthcare Specialists
Dec 22, 2022 M&A
Asian Healthcare Specialists is a group of 14 medical specialists, with a patient-first approach and vision to make specialised care accessible to all. Its 12 specialist clinics across multidisciplinary specialities comprise orthopaedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, urology, gastroenterology, otorhinolaryngology, anaesthesia, family medicine and rehabilitation — all areas that complement DA's regional healthcare services and offer consumers greater access to complex treatments. read more

Wellable acquires wellness challenges platform DailyEndorphin
Dec 22, 2022 M&A
Founded in 2009, DailyEndorphin provides well-being incentives and friendly competition through a variety of wellness challenges, enabling clients to build a stronger and healthier workforce. They've served leading organizations across the country, including Tufts Health Plan, Deloitte, Healthgrades, and many more. Their challenges focus on fitness, nutrition, weight, lifestyle, and hydration. read more

Blue Cross of Idaho taps Healthy.io to improve access to kidney testing
Dec 21, 2022 Partnerships
This multi-year collaboration will provide people across the state with access to Healthy.io's Minuteful Kidney test, the only FDA-cleared at-home kidney test. Through this partnership, Blue Cross of Idaho employees and Medicare Advantage members will have an easy way to test for signs of kidney damage, with instant clinical-grade results that are shared directly with their primary care physician... Beginning this month, test kits will be provided to select Blue Cross of Idaho employees ahead of a broad rollout with Medicare Advantage members in 2023. read more

SK Biopharmaceuticals to join the digital health revolution
Dec 16, 2022 Announcement
South Korea's pharmaceutical firm SK Biopharmaceuticals said under the so-called "Project Zero," it aims to become a "total healthcare solution provider" by optimizing its digital business model and ecosystem. The project includes the development of wearable devices converged with AI and mobile technologies that can offer real-time monitoring and data-driven seizure detection for patients with epilepsy. read more

Memora Health, PeriGen to deliver innovative solutions in maternal and infant care
Dec 15, 2022 Partnerships
Memora Health, which is the maker of an intelligent platform for virtual care delivery and complex care management, announced a partnership with PeriGen, the market leader in applying AI to improve safety in childbirth. The partnership is the first of its kind looking to offer health systems the ability to use advanced technology to monitor and engage obstetrics patients from labor and delivery through the postpartum period at home. This coordinated solution for women's health will be made available to health systems nationally. read more

Movano Health, Novant Health to test a smart ring program
Dec 14, 2022 Wearables
In the program, approximately thirty Novant Health team members will evaluate the functionality and wearability of Movano Health's first commercial product, a smart ring designed to track and analyze medical grade data and deliver insights to consumers across a wide spectrum of healthcare needs. Expected to begin this month, the beta program will prepare Movano Health for its direct-to-consumer product launch in the first half of 2023. read more

Tandem Diabetes Care to acquire insulin patch pump maker - AMF Medical
Dec 14, 2022 M&A
AMF Medical SA is the privately held Swiss developer of the Sigi Patch Pump. The Sigi Patch Pump is under development and not commercially available. It is designed to be an ergonomic, rechargeable patch pump that reduces the burden of managing diabetes through its use of pre-filled insulin cartridges and its compatibility with automated insulin delivery technology. read more

PatientsLikeMe taps LetsGetChecked to offer members access to home testing solutions
Dec 14, 2022 Partnerships
PatientsLikeMe (PLM) announced its partnership with LetsGetChecked, a global healthcare solutions company. The partnership will provide PLM's 1 million members with access to enhanced patient support capabilities for testing. PLM's expansive patient community can now utilize LetsGetChecked's suite of offerings directly through the PLM platform and receive a discount on screening tests for being a PLM member. read more

CIMSS acquires RxCompli, maker of the medication adherence tech
Dec 14, 2022 M&A
CIMSS has acquired RxCompli, which enables them to offer a new technology platform to physicians that ensures their patients take the right medication at the right time. This is especially important because 50% of patients do not take medications as prescribed, resulting in $100 billion of unnecessary spending and 125,000 lives lost each year, according to Duke Health. Therefore, this acquisition will help prolong lives and lower costs for the patient. read more

Brightside Health launches Crisis Care to combat suicide epidemic
Dec 13, 2022 Suicide prevention
Based on the clinically-proven Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) framework, Crisis Care is available to patients who are actively suicidal and/or have had a recent suicide attempt, as well as those in need of follow-up care after hospitalization. The high-touch, tech-enabled (4-12 week) program is staffed by a select group of CAMS-trained clinicians and includes 1:1 weekly video sessions, online check-ins, anytime messaging, and 24/7 call support. It also employs a structured, collaborative approach with documented in-session assessments, treatment planning, and safety plans. Crisis Care ensures safety and efficacy through the use of research-backed clinical protocols, rigorous oversight, and care coordination if the patient requires a higher level of treatment or is ready to step down to routine services. read more

AHI acquires Canadian-based wellteq Digital Health Inc.
Dec 13, 2022 M&A
With the addition of wellteq, AHI will now deliver scalable health assessment, risk stratification and digital triage to healthcare providers, insurers, employers, and government agencies... Since 2014, AHI has been delivering health-tech innovation using only a smartphone, starting with the world's first on-device body dimensioning capability. AHI has developed and been issued global patents in all major markets for its technology, securing its IP and positioning, bringing forth the next frontier in digitizing healthcare with a suite of componentized solutions. read more

Yes Health, Santa Clara Family Health Plan to bring diabetes prevention program to at-risk Medi-Cal members
Dec 13, 2022 Diabetes prevention
Yes Health is a CDC-recognized lifestyle and behavioral-change system that combines technology tools and concierge health coaching in one digital health platform that's proven to prevent and manage chronic conditions. Blending AI with in-the-moment human coaching, Yes Health's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) inspires healthy behavior change by leveraging self-service and expert-guided health and wellness features and services. read more

IncludeHealth, Yale New Haven Health to provide musculoskeletal care in patients' homes
Dec 13, 2022 Partnerships
The partnership aims to deliver a best-in-class hybrid MSK care model for all YNHHS patients. The care model combines Yale New Haven Health's world-renowned in-person orthopedic services with IncludeHealth's Musculoskeletal Operating System (MSK-OS) to deliver virtual physical therapy in patients' homes... The partnership kicked off in early 2022 at Yale New Haven Hospital with clinicians and patients. Both parties are excited for the potential to scale this model across the health system in the future. read more


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