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First Look: DexCom Opens Data Platform, Launches Dev Program to Fuel Diabetes App Innovation

MHW can now confirm that DexCom, Inc. — a powerhouse in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) — is making available a public API empowering third-party developers to connect patient-authorized CGM data into a broad range of software applications.

According to the official word, this “pioneering approach to CGM data sharing is intended to enable a rich ecosystem of novel solutions and put the user in control of where and how they interact with their glucose data.”

“In launching this developer platform, Dexcom combines our CGM data expertise with the creativity of the developer ecosystem to enable new solutions and business models in the treatment and management of diabetes,” said Annika Jimenez, Senior Vice President of Data, Dexcom. “Dexcom believes in data mobility and customer choice. It also believes that the API opens up opportunities to drive Dexcom CGM data into the heart of new digital solutions for payers, providers, and most importantly people with diabetes.”

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First Look: Healthcare Leaders to Talk ROI, Innovation, Value of Telehealth

mHealthWatch learned ahead of the weekend that independent healthcare accreditor URAC and Telemedicine Magazine will host the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018: ROI of Telehealth.

The event will take place March 27 – 29, 2018 at the Renaissance Washington, DC.

According to the official word, the conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by leaders in telehealth, covering topics such as implementing telehealth across healthcare systems, measuring quality in telehealth programs, forming creative partnerships, payer innovations in telehealth, building a telehealth program from the ground up, achieving population health goals and more.

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Cloudbreak Health Joins StartUp Health’s Global Army of Health Transformers

Cloudbreak Health, LLC, a leader in telemedicine solutions, has been chosen to join the elite StartUp Health Academy for Health Transformers and digital health entrepreneurs.

According to the official word emailed to MHW this week, StartUp Health’s platform is focused on coaching and supporting entrepreneurs to foster digital innovation to transform health on a global scale.

“Simplifying and humanizing healthcare is at our core and we are proud to be selected by StartUp Health to join a community working towards these shared goals,” said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Partnering with StartUp Health allows us to benefit from their experience in helping companies like ours scale effectively while being able to collaborate with other StartUp Health portfolio companies via our marketplace of healthcare solutions, as well as our application-programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK).”

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First Look: MIPI Alliance to Host DevCon Event

MHW learned today that The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, is dishing details on its forthcoming developers conference, MIPI DevCon Hsinchu City.

The one-day event, hosted in Hsinchu City for the convenience of developers in Taiwan’s vibrant technology sector, “will provide education, technical training and a networking forum for implementers of MIPI specifications. ”

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Ellevest Raises $34.6 Million To Create Powerful Hybrid Platform

Ellevest, the digital investment platform built by, for, and with women, announced today that it closed a $34.6 million funding round.

Led by Rethink Impact, the largest U.S. venture capital impact fund with a gender lens, new participants also included PSP Growth (PSP Capital’s venture arm), Salesforce Ventures, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, LH Holdings and SK Impact Fund, LLC. Returning investors Morningstar, Khosla Ventures, Mellody Hobson, Ulu Ventures, Contour Venture Partners and Astia Angels also participated. Jenny Abramson, Rethink Impact’s founder and managing partner, will join the board.

“I’m thrilled these global leaders—who are female “firsts” and technology innovators—are joining Ellevest’s mission to end the gender gap in investing and personal finance,” said Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest CEO and co-founder. “We will use this new funding to build on the momentum in our digital offering, and develop solutions with women in our community who are asking us for human interaction and financial planning services.”

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First Look: Compulink to Unveil Pediatric EHR

Compulink Business Systems, Inc., a leader in EHR and Practice Management solutions, confirmed to MHW today that it will unveil MD Advantage, its solution for pediatrics, at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) annual meeting.

With special features to meet the unique needs of pediatricians, Advantage is designed to help providers improve efficiency and increase revenue.

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Verizon Unveils Third Annual State of the Market: IoT Report

Verizon has just unveiled its third annual State of the Market: IoT Report that explores the business value of IoT through original and third party research, and highlights examples of how organizations are using IoT for diverse applications in healthcare such as tracking drug shipments from factory to pharmacy to prevent counterfeit drugs, theft, and product damage, an emailed statement confirms.

Highlights from the report summary shared include the following:

  • Healthcare saw a 11% boost in IoT network connections between 2016 and 2017;
  • The number of connected devices rose 31% in 2017 to 8.4 billion devices, spanning all industries;
  • Regulatory compliance remains a driving force in enterprise IoT adoption, especially with the USA Drug Supply Chain Security Act and its implications on drug supply transparency and safety for customers

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