News & Updates

11 Health, a UK based health startup, developed Ostom-i™, a Bluetooth enabled measuring system for ostomy bags used by patients of Crohn’s disease.

Rest Devices, a sensor technology company, raised $1.3M in Seed funding from The Experiment Fund and some angel investors. It is developing a sensor embedded onsie for monitoring babies.

PatientView, a patient research firm, launched myhealthapps.net, a website that allows patients to rate and review mobile health care applications.

FDA has asked 23andMe to stop selling the 23andMe Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS), as it does not have marketing clearance or approval from the FDA, and hence is in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act).

In a review on iMedicalApps, PharmD Timothy Aungst pointed out several flaws in the popular athenahealth Bugs + Drugs app that he suggested may make it dangerous to use in clinical practice.

UnitedHealthcare’s myHealthcare Cost Estimator, an online and mobile cost and quality estimator tool, now includes inpatient medical services such as knee replacement, spinal surgery and childbirth. The application is free to employers and members at the health plan’s website and at its Health4Med app home.

The Pew Research Center released a new national survey called “The Diagnosis Difference” that explores how adults with chronic conditions track their health. Director Susannah Fox gave a sneak preview of the data at the Health 2.0 7th Annual Fall Conference this past September.

Health 2.0’s own Pascal Lardier writes that the National Health Service (UK) must keep its pledge to embrace tech entrepreneurs. In a survey of 125 entrepreneurs from the health tech sector around the world, three quarters would rate their experience of working with the NHS as difficult or very difficult.

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