mHealthNews Roundup: A bevy of digital health FDA clearances mark a busy second quarter in 2017 2017-07-21T14:51:08.000000000-04:00 The FDA has been a busy agency these past few months. The second quarter of 2017 has seen a flurry of clearances, many for technologies that continue the trend toward mobile, or even wearable devices. It’s been a good period for those with diabetes, sleep disorders and traumatic injury, not to me... Dignity Health using Google Glass to improve clinical efficiency 2017-07-20T14:58:19.000000000-04:00 When Google Glass was first launched, it was targeted primarily to consumers, the idea being that they would be able to access the web within their line of vision utilizing what was billed as sleek and stylish technology. But it may have found new life in professional settings, including healthca... Protenus extends Series A funding round, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and F-Prime Capital Partners now on board 2017-07-20T14:48:14.000000000-04:00 Protenus, a patient protection solution aimed at preventing health data breaches, has undergone a $3 million extension of its Series A funding round, led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures with participation from F-Prime Capital Partners and existing investor LionBird Venture Partners. The new investm... DarioHealth gets clearance from FDA for Android app, expects to increase U.S. market share 2017-07-20T14:39:47.000000000-04:00 Global digital health outfit DarioHealth Corp., which emphasises mobile health and data solutions, has been granted Pre-market Notification (510(k)) clearance for the Dario app on certain Android mobile devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Cedars-Sinai's accelerator teaches startups what healthcare's really like 2017-07-20T10:03:58.000000000-04:00 When a hospital wants to deploy a new technology, a major decision is whether to partner with a company or build it themselves. Building something uses a lot more resource, but the tradeoff is control — the organization can create exactly what they need. Cedars-Sinai CIO: Workflow integration is a bigger problem than interoperability 2017-07-20T09:22:18.000000000-04:00 Between experiments with virtual reality, iPads for patient engagement, a novel surgery simulation center, and many pilots from its in-house startup accelerator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has a lot of innovation irons in the fire. But the 958-bed hospital manages all these differ... Oscar, Humana team up and more digital health deals 2017-07-19T14:34:20.000000000-04:00 Oscar Health is working with Humana to offer commercial health insurance to small businesses in a nine-county Nashville, Tenn. area. Tech-saavy insurance startup Oscar is teaming up with incumbent Humana at a time when it’s just begun to expand from the individual market into working with employe... AliveCor, Mayo Clinic developing AI screening test for heart condition that causes sudden death 2017-07-19T14:00:08.000000000-04:00 Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic once again, this time to develop algorithms to screen for Long QT syndrome, a heart condition that can often cause sudden death, especially in children. The partnership also includes an additional, undisclosed investment i... Milestone Scientific's new FDA-cleared epidural needle senses pressure, reduces pain 2017-07-19T13:43:24.000000000-04:00 If Milestone Scientific has its way, getting a shot may soon be a lot less painful. Milestone Scientific's new FDA-cleared epidural instrument senses pressure 2017-07-19T13:43:24.000000000-04:00 Note: This article has been updated to clarify the claims being made by Milestone Scientific about its new technology.