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Health tech startup says wearables for the elderly reduce hospitalizations, increase doctors' revenue

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Originally published via San Francisco Business Times. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, going to the doctor’s for routine health care has been out of the question, especially for seniors, who are more likely to die from the highly infectious…
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100Plus launches remote patient monitoring platform to support health of senior citizens in Medicare plans during global pandemic and beyond

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Originally posted via PRNewsire.SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --35M U.S. seniors have a chronic condition and 8 in 10 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been adults ages 65 and up Amid stay-at-home orders and guidance…
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Venture Capitalists Seed Remote-Monitoring Startup 100Plus With $15 Million

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Originally posted on The Wall Street Journal Venture capitalists have given a $15 million boost to an effort by 100Plus Inc. to use digital technologies to help doctors take better care of elderly patients when they aren’t in the hospital…
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Meet the Boss: Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion

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Originally posted via SFGate. Meet the Boss By Suzanne Herel When Ryan Howard had breakfast with venture capitalist Peter Thiel in April, the billionaire left Howard with the check - for $1 million.The unexpected investment marked…
Meet Practice Fusion, the Health Start-up that Just Raised $34M

Meet Practice Fusion, the Health Start-up that Just Raised $34M

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Originally posted via Inc.By Jillian D'onfro, Business InsiderAs the health tech industry gains traction, this San Francisco start-up gets a significant boost.Practice Fusion, a San Francisco-based company that provides an online…

How To Help Your Elderly Parents Take Charge Of Their Health

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Chances are good you have an elderly loved one in your life. It could be a parent, a grandparent, a beloved aunt or uncle, or just a really good friend.If you love them, then educate them about their heart health.By 2020, senior citizens…

3 Ways to Reduce Stress for a Healthier Heart

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In today’s fast-paced world, we often forget to stop, take a good look around, and ask ourselves how we’ve been feeling. People are so used to living with the symptoms of stress that they often don’t realize they’ve been hurting their…

iBeat Company and Product Update - January 2018

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Happy 2018! The year is off to a great start, and we’ve made a lot of headway since the holidays. During the first week of January, we exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CES is an annual gathering of consumer brands,…

How iBeat Differs from the Apple Watch and Fitbit

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A question we often get asked is, "How is the iBeat smartwatch different from the Apple Watch or a Fitbit?" Don’t they all monitor heart rate?The short answer is yes, they do all monitor heart rate, but how frequently they measure heart…

iBeat Company and Product Update - December 2017

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Product production is moving along! Last month we received our first batch of testing-ready watches and after making a few material updates, we are excited to share we’ve kicked off outside beta testing. During this process, we’ll be…

iBeat Company and Product Update - November 2017

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It's been a busy month at iBeat. We're in full swing with manufacturing and internal user testing and are excited at how quickly things are coming along. As you may have read in our last update, we received our first batch of testing-ready watches…

8 Habits You Probably Didn’t Know Were Bad for Your Heart

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It’s never too late to incorporate healthy heart habits into your daily routine. However, it’s not always easy to break bad habits, especially if you’re unaware they’re bad habits in the first place.Read on to find out the eight worst…

Top 5 Exercises for a Happy and Strong Heart

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Did you know that the heart is a muscle? And just like other muscles, your heart needs exercise to stay healthy and strong. But how exactly does exercise impact your heart?Cardiovascular exercise is any exercise that causes an increase…

iBeat Company and Product Update – October 2017

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We're excited to provide another production update! We've got a few photos from inside our manufacturing facility to give you a sneak peek into the process of creating the iBeat Watch! Below are a few photos from production. Production…

The Top 3 Best Tech Devices for Seniors

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The world of technology has been rapidly evolving, with more advanced and innovative gadgets entering the market every few months. There has also been a great deal of innovation in tech devices for seniors. Many of these devices aim to solve…

5 Ways to Prevent a Fatal Outcome After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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When it comes to cardiac arrest, every second counts. Here are five ways one can prevent a fatal outcome after suffering a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest, stroke, or other heart-related health emergency.1. Be aware of early symptoms…

iBeat Company and Product Update – September 2017

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Hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer! We sure are! We've made a lot of progress on the watch and are excited to share an update on the product and company. We have been building out each and every feature of the watch and are working…

Emergency Watch Features That Can Save Your Life

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 Wearables and smartwatches offer an amazing amount of data, yet, so very few make full use of the data and the technology packed inside. While many smartwatches on the market can collect and provide users with everything from their…

Why Emergency Help Devices for Seniors Need a Facelift

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When’s the last time you got excited about a personal emergency help device? We’ve all seen the black-and-white commercials of a helpless person rolling around and being rescued at the push of a button. The commercials were cheesy,…

iBeat Company and Product Update - August 2017

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Happy August! Can you believe that summer is already halfway over?! Several of you have been reaching out asking to see the product in action so we put together this video showing off the watch’s interface and demonstrating how the…
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How You Can Live A Full Life With Heart Disease

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Wondering how to manage life with heart disease? We share how you can live the life you love. Anyone who hears the words “heart failure” or “heart disease” coming from their doctor’s mouth knows those aren’t words you want to hear.…

iBeat Company and Product Update - July 2017

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Summer is in full swing here at iBeat, and we’re excited to share we recently hired three new executives. These new executives, two of which hail from Apple and one of which teaches at Stanford University, will be helping us on several fronts…