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HIMSS16: Venture+ Forum Announces Four Companies Advancing to Final Pitch Competition

HIMSS16 Venture+ Forum Announces Four Companies Advancing to Final Pitch CompetitionOn Monday, the 10th annual Venture+ Forum taking place at HIMSS16 announced the four companies selected to present their health technology solutions at the final pitch competition on Wednesday, March 2 at the The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

The four finalists — (@Bright_Health), Flow Health (@FlowHealthHQ), Sansoro Health (@SansoroHealth) and VUCA Health (@vucahealth) — were selected from 18 companies that delivered live presentations to an expert panel of investors and healthcare industry leaders.

According to a statement emailed to MHW, the final four will participate in a live pitch off before a panel of health system and global industry leaders and venture capital investors.

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LifeWatch Confirms FDA Clearance

LifeWatch Confirms FDA ClearanceLifeWatch AG, a developer and provider of medical solutions and remote diagnostic monitoring services to the digital health market, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for its internally-developed LifeWatch Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) Patch, a 1-lead ECG system.

The LifeWatch MCT 1-Lead Patch is the newest addition to LifeWatch’s cardiac diagnostic monitoring offering, and continues to build on LifeWatch’s commitment to becoming a truly global provider of remote diagnostic monitoring devices and services.
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Allure Dermatology, Iagnosis Team Up for Digital Dermatology Treatment

Allure Dermatology, Iagnosis Team Up for Digital Dermatology TreatmentMichigan residents who are existing patients of Allure Dermatology can now consult with a board-certified dermatologist online, without visiting one of their 5 offices.

That’s according to a statement provided to MHW on Wednesday.

Allure Dermatology has collaborated with Iagnosis, a technology provider of online dermatology solutions, to launch a mobile app. The objective? To make it even easier for patients to conduct online visits for dermatological care.
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CTA Foundation Touts Cognitive Computing Research Study with IBM

CTA Foundation Touts Cognitive Computing Research Study with IBMThe Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation announced at CES 2016 an initiative in collaboration with IBM that will research how cognitive computing can provide better information to help transform the lives of the world’s growing aging population and persons with disabilities.

According to details shared with MHW in a press release from the CTA, this research project will explore how cognitive computing can redefine the relationship among humans, technology and the environment around us, allowing family members, doctors and caregivers to proactively monitor the health and well-being of the aging population with the onset of physical and cognitive disabilities.
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CES 2016: Time to ‘Breathe Easier’ at Home with New Tech

CES 2016 Time to 'Breathe Easier' at Home with New TechJust in time for CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week, Coway — a Korean company focused on health-minded technologies — is rolling out its first U.S. available product for the connected home.

Ready for the spotlight at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics show is Airmega — “a smart air purifier available February 2016 for purchase,” the company said in a news release.

Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Given that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates people spend over 90% of their time indoors, air quality is a major issue most consumers can relate to.

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Mobile Tech Tapped to Help Predict Asthma Attacks in Kids

Mobile Tech Tapped to Help Predict Asthma Attacks in KidsIn recent weeks, UCLA and USC researchers were awarded $6 million by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for the purpose of developing technology that “will enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to identify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.”

This is according to an announcement on the UCLA website.

The four-year grant is part of a national $144 million initiative called Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems, or PRISMS, which aims to blend big data with mobile technology to develop tools that shed light on the environment’s role in children’s health. The UCLA–USC award was the largest of the nine projects funded by the program.

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The War for Wearables: HP Stepping Up to Apple Watch in 2016?

Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch AppsAccording to a wave of recent reports, a new association by HP with the world’s fifth largest watch maker “could deliver a smartwatch that is more responsive and less intrusive.”

HP Inc., it seems, is expanding its “Engineered by HP” program through a collaboration with Titan.

For HP, the goal, we’re told, “to infuse technology seamlessly into the way consumers live.”

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