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Split decision! ITC rules that Apple violated AliveCor patents; enforcement held for PTAB appeal

David v. Goliath slugfest continues. The International Trade Commission (ITC) confirmed its Initial Determination [TTA 28 June] that Apple Watches infringed AliveCor patents on ECG readings. This Final Determination counters the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) December ruling that found not only in favor of Apple’s patents but also invalidating AliveCor’s three patents in question [TTA 8 Dec]. The ITC’s findings come under a 60-day presidential review from 22 December. The penalty on Apple comes under a Limited Exclusion Order (LEO), a cease and desist order. It sets a bond in the amount of... Continue Reading

Rounding up fundings and startups: Override(ing) pain; brainy Synchron and In-Med Prognostics; Click off migraine; Cardiosense and CHF detection

...injections into self-managers of their own pain experience and broader health.” Pain coaching is offered nationwide, while pain physicians, physical therapy, and pain psychology treatment are only available to residents in FL, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and Texas. Services may be purchased à la carte or bundled. Override’s present model is direct to patients first, then piloting with employer and health system partners. What is also intriguing is that Override is a family affair–David Shulkin, MD, former VA Secretary, and his daughter, Jennie Shulkin, a lawyer who is herself a chronic pain sufferer. Dr. Shulkin is also experienced in this... Continue Reading

Breaking–The Theranos denouement: Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11.25 years with an investor loss of ~$121 million

...on multiple points. There were victim impact statements directed to Holmes, which include the father of whistleblower Tyler Shultz, Alex Shultz, whose grandfather was investor, board member, and enabler George Shultz. “There’s a lot of talk about Sunny and Elizabeth. From my family’s perspective, Elizabeth is their Sunny Balwani. She took advantage of my family.” Theranos lawyers burst into their home (average for the bare-knucks tactics of one David Boies) with no chance for Tyler to defend himself. It also pitted the senior generation (now departed) versus son and grandson, ripping apart the family. A cancer patient testified; the judge... Continue Reading

Ousted Cerebral CEO may sue company, accuses management of scapegoating on Schedule 2 prescribing

...Kyle’s got to push this thing further.” Other documents obtained by CBS allegedly detail clinical safety issues, staff “practicing with expired (or) suspended license(s),” and duplicate accounts which could set the stage for overprescribing. Other documents allege lack of training, pushing prescriptions to 95% of patients, and disregarding state regulations putting licenses at risk. [TTA 29 June] The current management, led by David Mou, has denied this all. Multiple investigations are proceeding. From May on, Cerebral came under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on deceptive advertising and marketing practices, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as part of increased... Continue Reading

News updates: Theranos’ Holmes goes ‘mental’ in last ditch defense; troubled Cerebral telemental health fires another 400

...Cerebral is ‘restructuring’ under a new CEO, David Mou, who replaced CEO and co-founder Kyle Robertson forced out by the Cerebral board after the first round of investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on over-prescribing of controlled substances and the subsequent defection of CVS Health and Walmart, as well as Truepill on mail fulfillment. Their statement cites “operational efficiencies while prioritizing clinical quality and safety across the organization.” Cerebral had at its peak in the spring 4,500 employees. In addition to the DOJ investigation, the FTC is investigating Cerebral for deceptive advertising [TTA 1 June] and a former VP... Continue Reading

Weekend short takes: May telehealth claims up to 5.4%; three health plan breaches, one at its law firm–affecting over 400,000 patients; layoffs hit Calm, Truepill (updated)

...them. Expensive meditation apps are merely a “nice to have” and there are a bunch of free ones available. There’s also too much app overlap and mistargeting out there. Calm was trying to sell the app to businesses as a benefit (ROTFL) but was hedging its bets with buying Ripple, which designs apps for care coordination and condition management (another crowded area). Another sign–new sole CEO named this summer. Now sole CEO David Ko came from Ripple and the two Calm founders moved over to co-chair roles. This is a company that raised well north of $200 million to become... Continue Reading

Short takes for Thursday: Diagnostic Robotics $45M raise; Sage’s $9M seed; VA names EHR ‘functional champion’; Aussie telehealth startup Coviu arrives in US

...The platform provides caregivers with data to coordinate incident responses and triage quickly and effectively, plus provide care managers with tools to better understand resident needs, provide proactive care, and view staff performance. The round was led by Goldcrest Capital, with existing investors ANIMO Ventures, Distributed Ventures, and Merus Capital. Release VA names ‘functional champion’ for their VistA to Oracle Cerner transition. Dr. David Massaro will work as the clinical executive representing the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). He will lead functional initiatives to support the department’s medical personnel during the transition. Dr. Massaro is a long-time VA-er, previously acting chief... Continue Reading

Mid-week roundup: UnitedHealth-Change trial kicks off; Amazon’s One Medical buy questioned; Cionic’s neural sleeve designed by Yves Behar; Medable-Withings partner; Orion Health’s new CEO; IBM Watson Health’s Simon Hawken passes

The Department of Justice lawsuit to block the $13 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare by UnitedHealth Group started on Monday. It is a bench trial in US District Court in the District of Columbia that will last 12 days, concluding on 16 August with a verdict date to be determined. The DOJ and the plaintiffs, including Minnesota and New York State, are presenting their case over seven days. UHG and Change will have five days. It’s expected that UHG CEO Andrew Witty and former chief David Wichmann will be testifying. The American Hospital Association (AHA) was a key player in... Continue Reading

Herts Careline marks 40th Anniversary

...David Coolbear, Strategic Lead for Assistive Technology at Hertfordshire County Council, noted that “The assistive technology that Herts Careline provides plays a vital role in helping residents live safely and independently in their own homes. We’re thrilled to celebrate 40 years of this innovative support service. We are also working closely with Herts Careline to pilot new digitally enabled assistive technology to enable our residents to remain in their own home for longer, provide added reassurance for family carers and support safer hospital discharges. The move to a more digital support offer provides an exciting opportunity to be able to... Continue Reading

Cerner’s business now consolidated under Oracle Health

The internal memo doesn’t say so but doesn’t really have to. The sunsetting of the Cerner brand (logo left) has begun. HISTalk this evening reported on Friday 15 July’s Cerner internal announcement posted on Reddit, vetted by the Kansas City Business Journal (paywalled), and it’s not all that surprising: The business unit is now called Oracle Health Global Industry Unit (GIU) or Oracle Health The chairman of Oracle Health will be David Feinberg, MD, late CEO of Cerner and previously of UCLA Health, Geisinger Health, and Google’s last effort at Health. Travis Dalton is being promoted to run the Oracle... Continue Reading