Brian Edwards

AllScripts launches open app challenge, offers major cash prizes to developers

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Chicago-based AllScripts launched an open innovation challenge at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco earlier this month with big rewards for developers.

HealthBox unveils first class from new London-based digital health accelerator

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Digital health accelerator Healthbox has kicked off their first class of startups in London, its third different city so far this year and the first digital health accelerator in Europe.

Larklife is the daytime compliment to the popular Lark sleep tracker

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The Lark Original and Lark Pro are devices which monitor sleep patterns, gently nudge users awake, and offer personalized advice on how to improve sleep patterns. Lark CEO Julia Lu told TechCrunch the company has sold “tens of thousands” of its devices, with 73 percent of users purportedly experiencing improvement after using Lark Pro for just one month. The company has now officially launched a daytime compliment to their sleep monitor, the Larklife, which shares many features with leading activity monitors like Nike Fuelband.

BetterDoctor launches “OpenTable for Doctors” nationwide

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BetterDoctor may have found a better way of empowering both patients to find and book appointments with the highest quality local physicians.

New York Digital Health Accelerator announces inaugural class of startups

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The New York Digital Health Accelerator announces the eight companies selected for their inaugural class at the New York Digital Health Conference.

NantHealth partners with Intel and BCBS to deliver real-time, point-of-care tumor sequencing

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Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks unveils a huge new joint venture with Intel, Blue Shield of California and others to use supercomputing for real-time tumor genome sequencing.

Another amazing invention from John Roger’s lab at University of Illinois

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Now Rogers, in a paper published in the journal Science, has unveiled what he calls “transient electronics”, which are made of silicon, magnesium and silk, that can be implanted subcutaneously for a specific purpose and once they have served that purpose will automatically dissolve harmlessly into the human body.

New “acoustic tweezer” lab-on-a-chip has major implications on race to build medical tricorder

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Penn State University researchers have discovered a new technique for sorting cells on a chip no bigger than a dime using acoustic waves.

West Health Institute and Naval Medical Center San Diego launch new Kinect-based research program

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West Health Institute unveils the Reflexion Rehabilitation Measurement Tool for remotely managing and monitoring patient physical therapy regimens.

Drip Clip is a life-saving, low-cost technology

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Shift Labs nears its goal of $12,000 for its IndieGoGo campaign to support development of the Drip Clip, an insanely simple solution for IV dosage control in the developing world.

Intel develops the first fully digitized Wi-Fi radio

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Intel has unveiled the first fully digital Wi-Fi radio, which has major implications for the future of digital health.

Healthsense prepares pilot of in-home sensors to detect changes in seniors’ activity levels

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Mendota Heights, MN-based Healthsense has raised $7 million to take their powerful sensor platform into the home setting.