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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives July 2016




Blood pressure monitor app is top of Apple Watch owners’ wishlists
A blood pressure monitor is the most wished-for app by Apple Watch users, according to a survey Allianz Global Assistance. This is followed by an application that would monitor diabetes and blood sugar control. And in third place is a sleep quality measurement app.
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GE and ThoughtWire collaborate on digital health



GE Healthcare and ThoughtWire, a Toronto-based software company, have signed a five-year collaboration agreement to help hospitals and health systems implement digital tools to improve productivity, quality of care and the overall patient experience.
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USDA earmarks $23.4m funding for telemedicine projects and…
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to spend $23.4m funding 81 distance-learning and telemedicine projects in 32 states.
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…Profusa lands $7.5m grant to develop sensors for monitoring soldiers’ health
The US government is paying Profusa $7.5m to develop implantable sensors that can provide real-time monitoring of a combat soldier's health status.
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APH and iHealth announce mhealth data partnership
Texas data analytics company Advanced Plan for Health (APH) is teaming with iHealth Labs, a provider of mobile healthcare monitoring products, to help employers reduce employee health costs, improve health outcomes and empower individuals to be hands-on managers of their own health.
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Japanese firm invests in New Zealand wearables sensor company
StretchSense, a wearables sensor company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has secured Series A funding from Japanese corporation Start Today.
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FDA grants clearance for Cydar surgical guidance software
The US Food & Drug and Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the UK-based start-up Cydar's EV surgical guidance software, used in x-ray guided vascular surgery.
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Smartwatch tracks children and monitors health



Two UK firms – Podsystem M2M and MyFamily Mobile – have launched a smartwatch and range of applications for children designed not only to track and locate a child’s whereabouts but also to monitor their behaviour remotely and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
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Premier announces plans for unit purchase of MyCare MedTech
Premier Diversified Holdings intends to acquire units of MyCare MedTech, a telemedicine company that uses communications technology to deliver virtual medical consultations with licensed healthcare providers for non-emergency conditions through its GOeVisit app.
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Apple to incorporate HL7 into iOS 10 in autumn
Apple will add support for the international healthcare data exchange language HL7 in the next version of its operating system iOS 10
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Google Glass success in Emergency Medicine
Google Glass has assisted Emergency Medicine practitioners speedily evaluate complex medical cases with the assistance of specialist pathologists and toxicologists not at the bedside
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UPMC, IBM JV to cut health supply costs
UPMC is partnering IBM on a new joint venture aiming to cut costs through the use of supply chain cognitive analytics
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Validic, SAP partner to accelerate personalised medicine
SAP and North Caroline based digital health platform provider Validic are partnering to provide healthcare and life science organisations with a platform to accelerate the development and delivery of patient centred and personalised medicine
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Connected health for student diabetes
The adoption of the connected diabetes management solution from LabStyle Innovations by the US non-profit health organisation College Diabetes Network should expand the reach of a smartphone monitoring app to thousands of college students and young adults that belong to the network.
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Personalised health virtual assistant
San Diego based personalised health company ph360 has launched a mobile virtual health assistant designed to provide health advise that is personalised for each user
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Emergency response Connect America buys Home Buddy
Connect America has acquired Home Buddy LLC, the Wichita based provider of home alarms for the elderly and for those with chronic and long term health conditions
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