Tags: Argus | Azumio | Berkeley Test | comprehensive health app | fitness app | health app | nitric oxide sensor | nitric oxide tracking | wellness app |
Palo Alto-based Azumio, which offers a suite of health and wellness apps, has added a nitric oxide testing feature to its comprehensive health and fitness app, Argus. Azumio has partnered with Berkeley Test, a company that makes salivary nitric oxide test strips, for this offering.
Nitric oxide, according to Azumio, is a helpful metric to measure for maintaining a healthy blood pressure, increasing athletic endurance, and delaying vascular aging.
Argus users who want to track their nitric oxide can take pictures of their nitric oxide test strip after they’ve done the test, which changes color based on the results. The app will record the results, measure the user’s nitric oxide status, and maintain a history of all nitric oxide tests that the user takes.
Tags: CVS Apple Watch app | CVS Caremark iPhone app | CVS Health | CVS Pharmacy | CVS Pharmacy app | CVS prescription scanning feature | digital health pharmacy tools | medication reminder app |
CVS Health has announced the launch of five new digital offerings that help customers refill prescriptions and manage their medications.
“Our digital innovation model is the synthesis of strategic partnership and rapid experimentation, and this new suite of tools – some of the first to emerge from our digital innovation lab – shows how effective our approach can be,” CVS Health SVP and Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer said in a statement. “By addressing real problems, including medication adherence, through digital tools that are designed to make tasks easier and more convenient, we’re supporting our overall company strategy — to help people live healthier lives.”
The digital tools include an Apple Watch app, a prescription scanning feature, an insurance card scanning feature, a medication reminder called MedRemind, and in-store messages.
The Apple Watch app will alert customers when their prescriptions are ready. Users will also be able to refill prescriptions and check prescription information on the watch.
Tags: implanted device | implanted device connected app | Medtronic | Medtronic MyCareLink Smart | MyCareLink Smart Monitor | pacemaker |
Medtronic has received FDA clearance for a mobile app that allows patients to remotely forward data from their pacemakers with their physicians. The app is paired with a device, the MyCareLink Smart Monitor. The Monitor reads data from the pacemaker and transmits it via Bluetooth to the patient’s personal smartphone or tablet. The data, however, remains a black box to the patient who is unable to view it via the app.
“The use of smart technology continues to grow among people of all ages, and especially among people over 65 which is the age range of the majority of our pacemaker patients,” Darrell Johnson, vice president and general manager of the Connected Care business in the Cardiac and Vascular Group at Medtronic, said in a statement. “As a leader in remote cardiac monitoring, Medtronic is committed to providing cardiac patients with the latest technology to improve their health and make their lives easier, while helping to reduce the costs of healthcare. The MyCareLink Smart Monitor is just the first of many innovative solutions we are developing that leverage smart technology to increase patient engagement.” Keep reading>>
Tags: Angel Plus | ChinaRock Capital | Ideosource | sports tracking | SV Tech Ventures | tennis | TuringSense | Wearable | Zen Water Capital |
Campbell, California-based TuringSense has raised $3 million in seed funding. The company is currently developing a wearable sensor for tennis players, but has plans to expand int other sports and eventually into the healthcare market.
Five investors contributed to the round: Angel Plus, ChinaRock Capital, Ideosource, SV Tech Ventures and Zen Water Capital, in addition to some angel investors. The company will use the funds to expand marketing and research and development in advance of the launch of Pivot, its first planned product.
“Being able to attract such prestigious investors is recognition of the large market potential of our cutting-edge wearable technology with its innovative multi-sensor, high-speed full-body motion analysis,” Limin He, co-founder and CEO of TuringSense, said in a statement. “This funding gives us the financial strength to advance our goals of revolutionizing the way sports are played, practiced, and coached by transforming training methods that enable athletes to optimize technique and prevent injuries.” Keep reading>>
Tags: Eight Partners | Google Ventures | PillPack | prescription delivery service | Stanford StartX | TinyRx |
San Francisco-based TinyRx, a prescription delivery service, launched this week with $5 million in funding from Eight Partners, Google Ventures, Stanford’s StartX, as well as angel investors.
“When the majority of prescriptions are being filled by a few large players that have interests well beyond a great pharmacy experience, the average patient loses,” TinyRx Cofounder Christopher Bockman said in a statement. “TinyRx is creating a more competitive market for local pharmacies that prioritize patients and their care above selling chocolate bars and dish soap. The big winners will not only be patients but also the health care system at large.”
TinyRx will deliver users’ existing prescriptions to any location that the user chooses. To use the service, consumers enter whichever prescriptions they have into the TinyRx website. The company will then transfer the prescriptions to a local, independent pharmacy and pick them up. From there, instead of mailing them, TinyRx will then hand deliver the prescriptions, in discreet packaging, to whichever location the user chooses for free. The cost to users, according to TinyRx, is just their usual co-pay — or less, if TinyRx is able to get a lower rate.