July 24, 2023
2023 will be known, sadly, as the year millions of Americans were removed from Medicaid. As states reset their Medicaid eligibility rules post-pandemic, more rapid “unwinding” out of the gate is being seen than was predicted.
Even though the public health emergency, which guaranteed continuous coverage for enrollees, just ended in May, 3,289,000 people on Medicaid have been disenrolled as of July...
July 21, 2023
Tech giant Google announced in March that it added fall detection capabilities to its Pixel Watch, which uses sensors to determine if a user has taken a hard fall.
If the watch doesn't sense a user's movement for around 30 seconds, it vibrates, sounds an alarm and displays prompts for a user to select if they're okay or need assistance. The watch notifies emergency services if no response is...
July 20, 2023
Maternity-care management platform Dorsata filed a lawsuit in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Civil Court yesterday against healthcare technology company athenahealth and nationwide women's health company Unified Women's Healthcare, alleging 11 counts against the providers, including theft of trade secrets, unjust enrichment, breach of contract and tortious interference with current customers. ...
July 18, 2023
A research team from the Tokyo University of Science has designed a novel sweat sensor for continuous monitoring of lactate, which is helpful for predicting muscle fatigue.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
In a study, researchers address a common issue in existing microfluidic technologies: when used to monitor sweat biomarkers, microfluidic channels tend to trap air bubbles, thus getting the measurement...
July 18, 2023
Home-based cancer care platform Reimagine Care announced it is partnering with in-home care provider DispatchHealth to provide virtual-to-home care for oncology patients.
Reimagine Care partners with providers and health plans to coordinate care in the home to avoid unnecessary inpatient visits. Reimagine clinicians can remotely monitor patients, work with oncologists to determine whether...
July 17, 2023
MediView XR, a medtech company utilizing augmented reality, announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its AR surgical navigation system dubbed XR90.
XR90 is an augmented reality visualization and surgical navigation platform that allows providers to see a patient's internal soft tissues, vascular, organ and skeletal structures in 3D based on their CT images.
It also combines CT imaging with...
July 14, 2023
Digital therapeutics company Big Health announced it acquired Limbix, a maker of prescription digital therapeutics aimed at treating depression in teens and young adults.
Limbix is the creator of SparkRx, a PDTx that uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy to address depression in teens and young adults ages 13 to 22.
The self-guided CBT-based treatment was released in October 2021...
July 14, 2023
Best Buy is one of several retail giants that has made its way into healthcare, with its health division dubbed Best Buy Health focusing on uniting home-based senior care and tech-enabled human interaction.
Diana Gelston, chief commercial officer at Best Buy Health, sat down with MobiHealthNews to discuss Best Buy's role in the healthcare ecosystem and what it looks for in a partner.
July 12, 2023
CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefit manager and part of CVS Health, announced it is partnering with drug cost and telehealth company GoodRx to launch Caremark Cost Saver, providing Caremark's members access to GoodRx's lower-cost prescription pricing.
Beginning January 1, 2024, Caremark's members can use their existing benefit card at an in-network pharmacy of their choice to automatically have...
July 11, 2023
Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based healthcare provider Novant Health is partnering with Pennsylvania-based behavioral health company NeuroFlow to provide extended mental health services to its patients and team members.
NeuroFlow's cloud-based platform allows healthcare providers to track, assess and connect with patients between traditional office visits. The company also offers AI-driven...