Withings, Calibrate focus on weight management, Dexcom lands groundbreaking device designation and other digital health instructions

Connected health company Withings has teamed up with digital metabolic health company Calibrate in an effort to integrate both parties’ technology. In particular, all new Calibrate members will receive a Withings Body Pro connected scale as part of their welcome pack.

Withings has adapted the scale to complement the Calibrate program. Users can weigh themselves and then have that data sent to Calibrate’s app. Calibrate’s program combines nutrition, energy and weight monitoring with structured goals, coaching and video visits to the medical team.

We are proud to partner with Calibrate, which is revolutionizing metabolic health through a massive focus on their members’ experience,” said Antoine Robiliard, VP of Withings Health Solutions, in a statement. “Like Calibrate, we believe That puts the consumer experience at the center of any program designed to encourage behavior change and we look forward to fully supporting Calibrate so it can do what it does best, deliver outstanding outcomes and life-enhancing services to its members.”

Dexcom, a medical device company, has received an FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for use in a hospital environment. The wireless system is intended as an alternative way to obtain glucose data without using fingersticks.

This new designation will help to: “Accelerate the development and revision of medical devices,” the company’s release said.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA allowed Dexcom CGM to be used in hospitals to help healthcare providers manage patients’ glucose levels,” Gil Rivas, vice president and general manager of hospital at Dexcom, said in a statement. . “What started as a response during the pandemic has shown promise as a better alternative to fingerstick blood glucose testing, with higher quality of care and patient satisfaction.”

Earlier this week, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general of the United States, major tech companies to submit data on COVID-19 disinformation, according to a New York Times report. The data will come from social media platforms, search engines and other networks.

The companies included, which were not mentioned in the Time report, have until May 2 to submit the data. Murthy also asked healthcare providers to submit reports on the impact of misinformation about COVID-19 on the patients they serve.

With a focus on prevention, Eden Health launched a new personalized health offering called Care Plans. The new tool is designed to help patients with their care and prevent disease.

Patients can access the offer through their Eden Health app. The information from the care plan is integrated into the patient’s virtual and in-person visits. After a visit, the tool gives patients a summary of their appointment, as well as personalized next steps.

“Our experience is that Americans do not intentionally avoid or delay medical care. On the contrary, they do not get the care they need because existing care models just make it too difficult. Traditional health care places too much on the patient rather than being rooted in continuous care. engagement and comprehensive care management,” Matt McCambridge, co-founder and CEO of Eden Health, said in a statement.

“Care plans are just the first step in helping patients think differently about how they experience and define good care. Preventive care – supported by proactive care planning and long-term relationships with trusted providers – is the next evolution in quality care.”

Direct-to-consumer company Hims & Hers Health has announced a new deal with integrative digital clinic Goodpath. The deal will provide Hims & Hers members with new educational materials on health topics, including sleep, musculoskeletal issues, back pain and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

“With our ultimate goal of fundamentally reshaping the way consumers access and experience health and wellness, this exclusive partnership with Goodpath is an excellent example of the unique and strategic investments we want to make to deliver a more personalized and valuable experience. and ecosystem for Hims & Hers members,” said Andrew Dudum, CEO and co-founder of Hims & Hers.

“This partnership will provide Hims & Hers members with even more curated educational content about some of the most painful conditions and health problems they face, all through the Hims & Hers mobile app.”