News 8/31/16

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Digital Health startup Health2Sync raises $3 million in Series A funding. Health2Sync offers a data driven solution to help diabetic patients improve blood sugar control and reduce the risks of complications. The new funding will be used to continue product development and accelerate growth in overseas markets.

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Australian startup DoseMe completes $2.6 million in its most recent Series A financing round. DoseMe is a software that allows clinicians to dose a patient based upon that patient’s individual ability to absorb, process, and clear a drug. Using basic patient information, such as height, weight, and gender, DoseMe can accurately calculate dosage to suit an individual patient.

The funding was secured from Greg Spurgin and Gary Cunningham, both US healthcare executives. Greg Spurgin will join DoseMe seed investor Steve Baxter, of Shark Tank fame on the board of directors along with DoseMe CEO Charles Cornish and company founder Dr. Robert McLeay.

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NIMA develops a portable technology that allows consumers to test their food for gluten on the go. Designed in San Francisco by a team from MIT, Stanford, Google and Nike, NIMA can analyze any type of food or beverage for gluten down to 20 parts per million, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) classification for gluten free products.

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CareSync offers a new white paper that clarifies the new MACRA rules and explains how implementing a chronic care management program today helps you prepare for success.

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Terry Edwards, CEO of PerfectServe writes an article in the CIO Review about the slow, steady movement away from pagers and toward secure text messaging. I interviewed Terry earlier this month to get his perspective on the recent decision by CMS and the Joint Commission to delay lifting the ban on clinicians using secure text messaging to place patient care related orders. You can read the interview here.

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Access announces a new partnership between Cranel Imaging and Streamline Plus, LLC, to resell Formatta web-based e-forms solutions.

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Kim Johnson, product marketing manager, OneSign at Imprivata posts an article on their blog titled, Unlocking the power of the Digital Clinical Workspace.

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Eric Brill, General Manager of Clinical Solutions at Voalte posts a new article on their blog titled, Clearing roadblocks for our Health Unit Coordinators.

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It isn’t too late to register for the Voalte user experience November 9 through 11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Florida.

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9 year-old Calramon Mabalot uses a Makerbot simple metal kit, which was put together in 4 days to print a prosthetic hand for a teacher.

My Health Guide App: a day in the life of Martin is a video that demonstrates how it assists adults with learning disabilities and their caregivers track information about their health and well-being.

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