MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY) is diving headlong into digital health with a new smartphone platform focused on medical professionals.
Blackberry allied with NantHealth, which makes medical device interoperability systems, to develop a service platform designed to aggregate data from thousands of devices in order to generate insight into the spread of disease.
Propeller Health is ready for big things, having just raised $14.5 million and hired an operations chief to lead a new San Francisco office.
The healthcare space is getting a major influx of digital innovation, but much of it’s coming from outside the traditional parameters of the industry.
San Francisco-based Wearable Intelligence is just about $500,000 shy of closing a recent equity funding round in support of its mobile computing systems, according to the company’s SEC filing.
AliveCor hit a major turning point for its smartphone-based ECG technology with FDA clearance for a new algorithm that helps patients diagnose their own heart rhythms.