Recent News Roundup 3/28/16

image

Retail giant Target kicks off a new digital health initiative this spring. Target will offer connected health devices in 500 select stores and at Target.com.

image

Eye-tracking virtual reality headset maker FOVE closes an $11 million Series A funding round. CEO and co-founder Yuka Kojima says the fall 2016 shipment date is still on and that the company is “working very hard to secure the timeline.”

image

Sensimed’s contact lens based sensing device receives FDA approval. The first-of-its-kind device combines a fully integrated sensor and telemetry to record changes in ocular dimension, which can be useful in detecting eyes at higher risk of glaucoma progression.

image

Cor, a startup founded by Bob Messerschmidt(formerly of Apple) launches an at-home blood testing system that helps measure heart health with only a drop of blood. Unlike Theranos, Cor wants people to test themselves in their own homes. Their blood chemistry information is sent to the cloud where it is analyzed and the results are sent back to the user within five minutes. The user also receives helpful tips about how to improve their numbers.

 

image

LifeBeam raises $16 million in its latest round of investor capital. The company initially developed wearable biosensing technologies for the aerospace domain then switched gears and started to make sensors for other companies to embed in their wearable devices. LifeBeam plans to use the new funds to develop and launch a new direct to consumer wearable device, although  they are not yet disclosing what form the device will take.

image

London-based Bento Bioworks is developing a basic DNA analysis laboratory thanks to a fully funded Kickstarter project. It comes with detailed instructions and allows the user to copy DNA and perform basic DNA analysis. It is scheduled for release in the fall but they are taking pre-orders now.

image

IBM releases a new report, “Redefining Connections Insights from the Global C-suite Study – The CIO Perspective.” The industry-agnostic study compares and contrasts information from 1,806 CIO interviews to identify the biggest trends, technologies that will revolutionize business, and the biggest security risks. It goes on to note the three key strategic priorities for transforming an organization.

image

New Jersey Institute of Technology’s HealthIT connections program holds its second annual Healthcare Innovation Showcase. The event brought together 250 providers, payers, hospital administrators, and healthcare entrepreneurs to meet, network, and learn from key players in healthcare data technology.

Contacts

Mr. H, Lorre, Jennifer, Dr. Jayne, Lt. Dan.
More news: HIStalk HIStalk Practice.
Send news or rumors.
Contact us.

↑ Back to top

Founding Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors