Archive | Digital Health and Wellness

Proteus Digital Health Misses The FDA Mark And Maybe More




OK, so the FDA smacked down every investor’s poster child for the promise of ingestibles and digital health.  Yes, last week, the FDA declined to approve the output of the collaboration between Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, which would enable patients, payors and providers to track the use (adherence) of Otsuka’s antipsychotic medication Abilify. […]




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Keep Your Eye On The Ball: The Fat Pitch That Many Remote Monitoring Wearables Companies Are Missing




IoT in healthcare is a hot topic. From strategic planning for the next generation of Smart Hospitals to offloading costs through remote monitoring, the impact of wearables in the healthcare context is immense. Yet, for all its promise, the market has very little to date to show, and for many reasons.  While so many companies are proclaiming to […]




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Gentag, NovioSense Partner with Mayo For Diabetes Management Solutions




Gentag recently announced a joint venture with the Mayo Clinic  and NovioSense to develop a closed-loop smart skin patch targeting the management of obesity and diabetes. According to Gentag CEO John Peeters, “by pooling our resources together, we are in a position now to dramatically advance diabetes monitoring.  Our patented technology allows us to make wireless sensors that are […]




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Apple’s HealthKit: Predictably Pushing The Envelope For Fitness and Health Data




What remains to be seen is how well this application interacts with electronic health records and present actionable data to health care professionals in a way that is efficient, does not promote legal risk, is secure, compliant with HIPAA, doesn’t illicit more false positives and increase systemic risk Apple, today, announced a slew of new features […]




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SetPoint Microregulator Could Shape the Future of Medicine




A 2013  IMS Health study found that $200 billion in healthcare costs are attributed to patients skipping their medication. We covered a bioelectronics solution Proteus that addresses this issue through its ingestible biosensors. But what if much of that cost could be avoided by NOT taking medication? Such is one of the great promises of bioelectronics. […]




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Academic Innovators: Tanzeem Choudhury Pushing the Boundaries of Wearable Technology at Cornell




Photo courtesy of Cornell University College of Engineering When market are moving as rapidly as the consumer and health care market for wearables are, often times market leadership and outperforming value creation depends on protectable innovation and know-how translated into mainstream products. Tanzeem Choudhury is an Associate Professor in Information Science at Cornell University, where she […]




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Wearables and the Affordable Care Act: A Rising Tide Will Lift SOME Boats




    18 months ago, I could count on one hand the number of wearables startups that from inception, had selling into the healthcare system deep in their DNA and/or a clear understanding of the trends in healthcare that could most affect their potential business trajectories. Whether the barriers were regulatory, legal, IT, time to […]




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