Fetal Monitoring News

Popular Health Apps Under New York Attorney General Scrutiny

Popular Health Apps Under New York Attorney General Scrutiny

April 04, 2017

Three popular health apps have settled with the New York Attorney General over heart rate accuracy claims that were not backed by evidence.

AI Company Acquires WatchChild Fetal Monitor

AI Company Acquires WatchChild Fetal Monitor

October 2, 2016

Hill-Rom Holdings has sold its fetal monitoring system, WatchChild, to PeriGen, a perinatal software company.

Before the acquisition, PeriGen had integrated with fetal monitors including WatchChild, but now they can offer a fully integrated obstetrics device. Hill-Rom which primarily focuses on workflows related to fall prevention, patient satisfaction improvement and infection protection was able to shed a product that doesn’t fit their portfolio.

Wireless Monitoring Gives Laboring Women More Options

Wireless Monitoring Gives Laboring Women More Options

September 20, 2016

Hancock Regional Hospital is piloting a wireless fetal monitoring patch that provides comfort to women in labor while allowing doctors to monitor babies more easily during labor.

 

Bloomlife Raises $4 Million for FDA Application

Bloomlife Raises $4 Million for FDA Application

September 2, 2016

Bloomlife, a digital health company, has raised $4 million in seed funding to develop a clinically valid fertility tracking app. Bloomlife is seeking an FDA clearance for their application.

Bariatric Surgery Boosts Odds of Preemie Births

Bariatric Surgery Boosts Odds of Preemie Births

August 31, 2016

According to new research from Sweden, women who have undergone weight-loss or bariatric surgery have higher chances of giving birth prematurely.

 

Texas Children’s Hospital Opens Houston’s First ‘Zika Clinic’ For Expectant Mothers

Texas Children’s Hospital Opens Houston’s First ‘Zika Clinic’ For Expectant Mothers

August 18, 2016

Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women has opened the state’s first Zika Clinic which caters specifically to pregnant patients. The facility officially launched in August and operates on a weekly basis.

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