Healthcare Tech

Former Merck CEO Ken Frazier, famous for building the drugmaker into one of the world’s biggest cancer companies, shed his pharma garb in his first public appearance since starting a new role with the venture capital giant General Catalyst. In July, General Catalyst appointed Frazier, who remains the executive chairman of Merck, as head of
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  Noom gets in the mental health mood Noom, the popular weight loss company that recently raised $540 million, is taking its first big step toward becoming
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Five months ago, weight loss company Noom announced $540 million in funding, dwarfing its previous investments. With locked-down users flocking to its app, revenues in 2020 had surged to $400 million, and the company made an ambitious pitch: It would spend the money to expand its behavioral change approach to other conditions, including diabetes, hypertension,
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As the country grapples with both the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing opioid crisis, chronic pain management has become more challenging than ever. Traditional therapies for chronic pain often rely on opioid-based treatments that run an outsized risk of addiction. Other treatment options include physical therapy, implants, and steroid injections, but these require frequent visits
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On a buying streak, hybrid care company Carbon Health on Tuesday purchased Alertive Healthcare, a remote monitoring startup whose connected devices include blood pressure cuffs, electrocardiograms, and pulse oximeters. The purchase strengthens the company’s home care portfolio and marks its second acquisition of a virtual care startup after its June purchase of digital diabetes clinic
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It’s one of the biggest market failures in modern medicine. The lack of a widely shared data language is effectively blocking adoption of innumerable software applications designed to make health care cheaper, more effective, and personal. On Tuesday, three large health systems formed a new nonprofit company to fill that gap. The venture, dubbed Graphite
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Think of it as digital health’s chicken and egg problem. Which comes first: national distribution of your algorithm, or clinical evidence that it works? For a startup, it is almost impossible to have one without the other. The medical artificial intelligence company Dascena is among many early-stage companies in the throes of this debate. It
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The surgical robot market, long dominated by one company, has a new entrant hoping to disrupt the industry with a more immersive, 3D experience for surgeons ’ even as the need for surgical robots in most procedures remains hotly debated. Robot-assisted surgery has boomed in the past 20 years, led by Intuitive, the company that
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A new study that infected willing participants with common cold and flu viruses provides the most rigorous evidence yet that wearable health monitors could predict infections, even before a person starts experiencing symptoms. If the wearables can similarly predict infections in real-world conditions, the technology could add to existing disease surveillance and testing methods. But
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Artificial intelligence may seem like some amorphous, all-knowing entity that could outperform humans at even the most complex of tasks. But behind-the-scenes, humans must spend countless hours cleaning data and teaching these algorithms to “think.” Hari Trivedi is an assistant professor at the department of radiology and imaging services at Emory University. In this video,
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At the opening of each of her clinics, there’s a moment when Carolyn Witte, the founder and chief executive officer of women’s health startup Tia, holds her breath. “We call it the ’shoulder-drop moment,’” Witte told STAT. During those few seconds, as a patient is opening the doors to one of Tia’s offices, Witte watches
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  The Ther-AHHH-nos trial continues Two key themes emerged in the last week of Elizabeth Holmes’ trial. One, judge Edward Davila steadfastly refuses to pronounce Theranos correctly. Two,
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  Old data, new tricks Atropos Health, a new company spun out from Stanford on Wednesday, hopes to succeed in one of the elusive challenges of digital
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  Holmes trial set to resume, with more insider testimony The fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes is scheduled to resume today after Friday’s proceedings were canceled due to a
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