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FIRST LOOK: Medtronic and Fitbit Announce Partnership


Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthMedtronic plc, a powerhouse name in medical technology, and Fitbit, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced on Tuesday a new partnership.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the deal in place will enable the companies to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.

In short, the iPro2 myLog mobile app will allow patients living with type 2 diabetes to see their glucose levels and physical activity data in one streamlined application.
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Medtronic Expanding Heart Failure Portfolio with Heartware International Acquisition


MedtronicIt’s a done deal — and an agreement worth $1.1 billion.

Medtronic, a global titan in medical technology, and HeartWare International, Inc., an innovator of less-invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies for the treatment of advanced heart failure, have just announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Medtronic will acquire HeartWare in the massive transaction.
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Medtronic Converts Data Into Personalized Insights That Improve Diabetes Management


medtronicDelivering on what the company calls its vision to “transform care” for the millions currently living with diabetes through intelligent data, Medtronic has just announced new product developments and technology partnerships at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions that will create “meaningful insights for providers and people with diabetes.”

New CareLink offerings and advancement of the Medtronic partnership with IBM Watson Health give doctors and their patients “more actionable information, enabling care that is more collaborative, consistent and effective.”

To boot, the company says, the growing network of Medtronic partnerships combines Medtronic diabetes expertise with capabilities expanding data usefulness to provide more holistic diabetes solutions.
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MiniMed Connect Now Available from Medtronic for Smartphone Access to Personal Diabetes Data


MiniMed Connect Now Available from Medtronic for Smartphone Access to Personal Diabetes DataMedtronic plc, a medical technology company, has just announced the U.S. commercial availability of MiniMed Connect.

This is the first and only product to enable people with diabetes to discreetly and conveniently view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information on a smartphone.

MiniMed Connect provides greater convenience for people with diabetes, greater peace of mind for their care partners, and more convenient access to diabetes data for healthcare teams.

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Medtronic Gets FDA Green Light for MiniMed Connect


Medtronic Gets FDA Gteen Light for MiniMed ConnectA representative from medical technology company Medtronic tells mHealthWatch that the organization has secured U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for MiniMed Connect.

MiniMed Connect is designed to provide a mobile connection to critical information for managing diabetes.

We’re told that the resource in question is the first product to enable people with diabetes to discreetly and conveniently view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) data on a smartphone and provides remote monitoring and text message notifications for their loved ones.

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New iPad ‘Games’ Designed to Sharpen Skills for Surgeons


New iPad ‘Games’ Designed to Sharpen Skills for SurgeonsSurgeons are often reluctant to learn and implement new technologies. The resistance isn’t necessarily against the technologies themselves, it is against the lack of test subjects. No surgeon wants to have their first attempt at a procedure to be on a real person, especially when the surgery could be that person’s only chance for survival.

Medtronic, a medical device company based in Minneapolis, is one of these companies that endeavors to invent new life-saving procedures and devices, and a one of the roles of their sales team is to have surgeons familiar with traditional surgeries become willing to be trained on new techniques. The use of an iPad, running a surgery simulator, give surgeons an opportunity to see how these procedures are done long before they may need to implement them on actual patients.

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