IDx, a Coralville startup that developed the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system, announced this week that the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel has accepted a new category 1 CPT code for automated point-of-care retinal imaging. This new code, submitted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the support […]

Nurx, a San Francisco-based telemedicine startup offering birth control online, plans to launch in Iowa — after a recent report alleging company practices have put patients at risk through the handling of medication ordered in the app. Nurx (pronounced nur-ex) sells prescription drugs online, including birth control, HIV PrEP, HPV home screenings and emergency contraception […]

Veterinarians at the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital at Iowa State University have a new treatment option for pet owners seeking tumor treatment: stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), Iowa State University reports. SRT is a new treatment option for animals that have tumors and cancers for which surgery and chemotherapy are not ideal, veterinarians say. SRT’s accuracy allows […]

Iowa Biotechnology Assocation (IowaBio) Executive Director Jessica Hyland presented the Biotech Innovation Showcase Award and $5,000 grand prize to Meeshanthini Dogan of Coralville-based Cardio Diagnostics LLC during Tuesday’s reception at the annual IowaBio Partnering for Growth Conference. Cardio Diagnostics is an emerging company founded in 2017 that focuses on human health to develop and commercialize […]

Although many older Americans have, like the rest of us, embraced the tools and playthings of the technology industry, a growing body of research shows they have disproportionately fallen prey to the dangers of internet misinformation and risk being further polarized by their online habits, reports Buzzfeed News. While that matters much to them, it’s also a […]

Is Amazon entering health records? Will Apple offer more advanced health monitoring? Can Uber solve transportation for seniors and patients? What is Alphabet doing in health research? The Verge rounded up some of the more interesting partnerships over 2018 by tech companies and the healthcare industry.IN OTHER NEWS: A joint tech venture by agrigiants ADM and Cargill worries […]

A new partnership between the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, the Office of Healthcare Leadership Education and the Tippie College of Business is offering pharmacy students some business-savvy training not traditionally provided to them. Students have the option to take six business courses offered over three semesters that are tailored directly for pharmacy students, with course […]

Rural hospitals using telemedicine to back up emergency health care providers not only save money, but might find it easier to to recruit new physicians down the road, reports the University of Iowa. Rural hospitals that switched to tele-ER emergency provider models saved an average of $117,000 annually in health care provider costs, the study reported. […]

PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company that connects providers to coordinate patient care, today announced its launch in Iowa through a partnership with Mercy Health Network and its accountable care organization, Mercy ACO. Through Pings – real-time notifications when patients receive care – and Stories – important patient context at the point of care — […]