In partnership with Truepill, LifeScan will add an e-commerce platform to its blood glucose monitoring mobile app, allowing users to buy testing supplies and wellness services from their homes. LifeScan will be Truepill's first partner in diabetes and chronic condition space. For LifeScan, this is a strategic move to expand its OneTouch brand offerings beyond diabetes testing supplies to innovative digital wellness offerings for diabetes and related health conditions, including weight loss, fitness, and hypertension.
Pear Therapeutics has announced collaboration with Wellpath Community Care Centers to bring its FDA-authorized digital therapeutics (DTx) to elevate the nation’s battle against the substance and opioid use crisis. Wellpath Community Care Centers can now offer Pear’s reSET® and reSET-O® products to provide same day, single centered comprehensive medical and behavioral services with 24/7 access to optimize clinician delivered medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for optimal outcomes.
MedRhythms Inc., a digital therapeutics startup based in Portland, Maine, has received FDA breakthrough device designation for its Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) treatment platform for people with chronic walking impairments due to stroke. This product is the first in the Company's pipeline of digital therapeutics for neurologic disease and injury.
AireHealth will consolidate BreathResearch’s employees and intellectual property, expanding its footprint into the digital therapeutics space. The combined organization will develop the industry’s first complete virtual care platform for respiratory illness to reduce costs and improve outcomes.
This acquisition allows AireHealth to complement its existing portable nebulizer through digital respiratory health care services to complement its existing portable nebulizer. The VitalBreath virtual care platform will empower patients, caregivers, and clinicians to be more informed and collaborative in respiratory care, enabling faster response to exacerbations and translating to fewer emergencies and fewer hospitalizations.
Titled the Guiding Principles on Virtual Care, the proposals were developed by various virtual care companies affiliated with CTA, including Livongo, Doctor on Demand, Validic and 98point6. Reports show that patients with access to their own health data are far more likely to engage with the information in ways that improve the quality of care and their overall healthcare experience. The above principles laid out by the CTA are based on concepts and best practices currently present and developing in the U.S. regarding the provision of virtual care and consumer protection.
Healthcare in America is on the outset of great transformation, prompted by disruptive new technologies, regulatory demand and increasingly assertive, value-sensitive consumers. | Digital Health Times
This is part one of a two week series of posts from CuriousHumans. The American healthcare system is, to put it mildly, complex. As health systems shift their focus from volume to value, a growing number of physician practices are consolidating and more individual physicians are joining health systems.