Three reports direct from the ATA/Telehealth 2.0 conference, Babylon raises £50 million for AI diagnostics, fraud allegations pile up for Theranos, and Anthem tries to Beat The Clock.
Babylon Health ‘chatbot’ triage AI app raises £50 million in funding (UK) (But will AI put better health in your hands?)
ATA2017 dispatch: Devices and doom (Overwhelming data with nowhere to go = failed business model)
ATA2017 dispatch: Catalyzing telehealth innovation in hospital organizations (How Mercy is practicing ahead of the curve)
The Theranos Story, ch. 40: investor fraud revealed in equipment, fake demos, testing (Testing new lows in honest business practice)
ATA2017 dispatch: The future is about business models and the consumer (Interview with ATA chief Jon Linkous shows a change in direction)
Anthem to Cigna: This merger is on, like it or not–but the clock is ticking (And an unlikely merger slips away)
Health 2.0 gets a deal it can’t refuse from HIMSS, Theranos gets the good, bad, and ugly. Stanford’s diagnostics via sweat analysis, doubts mount around NantHealth, and Your Opinion Counts in R2G’s annual mHealth App Survey–use it!
The Theranos Story, ch. 39: good news, bad news, and the very ugly lawsuit news (The countdown at the bank begins)
Health 2.0 conferences acquired by HIMSS (updated) (The t-shirts just converged with the suits)
A breakthrough wearable? Sweat analysis for cystic fibrosis and diabetes diagnosis. (Device and analytics from Stanford with tons of potential)
NantHealth/Soon-Shiong ch. 2: pay for play research at University of Utah? (The fog of dubiousness around the enterprise and donations thickens)
Readers invited: 7th Annual mHealth App Developer Economics Survey (Research2Guidance wants to know from you)
Q1 good for health tech investing, NantHealth’s self-funding follies, playing the niches in vision care and blood testing, tender alerts, and UK events.
Q1 digital health investment: two perspectives from StartUp Health and Rock Health (Rosy, and not so rosy)
‘Playing the niches’: telemedicine disrupting the optical industry with a 5 min vision exam (A ‘made in NY’ story)
Another Theranos on boil? Patrick Soon-Shiong’s companies and the NantHealth Foundation (Disturbing business dealings by a billionaire)
Entra’s home blood test for chemotherapy patients; Haystack’s ‘one blood test’ for cancer (UK/US) (Blood testing advances for chemo patients, cancer detection)
Tender Alerts: UWE Bristol, University of Plymouth (Closing 28 and 25 April respectively!)
Calling all digital health people in the North of the UK (and the South) (Charles lines up the events to be at!)
Previous articles of continued interest:
How to unblock that health data in your EHR? Blockchain. (UK) (Another reason for hope)
Innovate UK’s £12m innovation challenge; Chiaro gains £4.8m for women’s health tech (Playing the niches)
Tender alert: London Hillingdon 24/7 telecare monitoring (Alarms and monitoring for sheltered housing–hurry, deadline is 5 May)
Health tech overstatement of the day: ‘a contact lens that tells you when you’re sick’ (A long time before it’s commercial)
The Theranos Story, ch. 38: take our shares, but don’t sue us; Murdoch writes it off (Ms Holmes’ latest gambit)
16 or 27 million 2016 breaches, 1 in 4 Americans? Data, IoT insecurity runs wild (US/UK) (HIT, IoT insecure and getting worse)
A near-miraculous treatment for acute sepsis needs help with further validation (A protocol for a major and under-reported problem)
Tender Alert: Innovate UK has £400,000 for tech to aid inflammatory bowel disease patients (Health tech challenge, deadline 10 May)
A analysis of the RAND telehealth cost study (A Must Read–questionable premises and miscalculations)
Jawbone gets its day in California Superior Court versus Fitbit (The legal boxing match, round 8?)
Dubai launches RoboDoc based telemedicine service (Clinical video telemedicine at work)
Wearables: it’s a journey, but is it really necessary? (A smart jeans jacket and sleep trackers leave room for head scratching)
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