The COVID-19 pandemic shone a bright light on the need for and utility of telehealth, which in turn prompted the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to temporarily expand telehealth coverage. Some of those coverage policies are set to expire when the public health emergency ends, and a group of stakeholders, including the American College of Cardiology, are urging Congress to pass legislation that would make some of these benefits permanent, a potential boon for many telehealth entities.
With a new CEO at the helm, remote patient monitoring (RPM) company Qardio Inc. believes 2022 can be a pivotal year to drive adoption of its 4G and Bluetooth-enabled cardiac solutions. The San Francisco-based company recently launched Qardiocore, an ambulatory ECG, and Qardiodirect, an end-to-end remote patient monitoring and telehealth service.
Vicentra BV has closed a $74 million series C financing round to accelerate the European rollout of its wearable insulin patch. The small, lightweight system Kaleido is the company’s flagship product and consists of two pumps controlled by a Bluetooth wireless connected handset. The small size rests on a pumping action that – unlike a conventional syringe mechanism – uses micro-pulse technology to deliver accurate and consistent doses of insulin.