The British company, which received $33 million in venture capital over the summer, says the partnership with J&J will standardize care, which could benefit health care facilities experiencing a shortage of specialists. Extending Medicare to dental care will improve access to dental care, improve the overall health of our seniors and eliminate costly dental bills. PURPOSE TO MONEY WITH AGING: More venture capital has flowed into digital health companies in the first nine months of this year than was invested in all of 2020, according to the Rock Health Startup Fund. 775: The number of nursing homes that didn’t report all of the Covid 19 cases that facilities are required to report, according to a recent report by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story, said Eric Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, which has studied AI’s impact on health care in detail and believes there are more meaningful indicators. The numbers may also reflect why the FDA is focusing on AI in radiology, says Bradley Merrill Thompson, a digital health lawyer at Epstein Becker & Green; the agency recently attended several events to support its view. According to Lonnie Peterson, spokesman for the American Immunization Registry Association, about 20 jurisdictions want to use SMART medical records to quickly confirm the absence of the virus when opening public places and workplaces. Rock Health reports that mergers and acquisitions have become almost commonplace in the industry, whereas they used to be breaking news. The third quarter of 2021 was the largest quarter in M&A history: 79 deals involved acquisitions or mergers in the digital health industry. Scott Becker, CEO of the Public Health Laboratory Association, called the new approval a very pleasant surprise, but said the Biden administration needs to do more to educate the public about when and how to use home testing and what to do with the results. Some health systems, such as ChristianaCare, a Delaware nonprofit, have been quick to respond, giving patients access to data sharing via iOS15. Vishal Patel, a primary care physician at ChristinaCare, asked 10 patients to start sharing vaccination and other data, including pacing and heart rate data, mostly as background information for conversations about fitness goals, sleep and mindfulness. The increase in funding to $21.3 billion reflects a particularly strong interest in digital behavioral medicine, including technology to treat complex conditions such as substance use disorders. The financial infusion is also going into emerging sectors, such as women-led digital health companies and companies bridging the equity gap, such as Hispanic digital mental health companies. Welcome to Future Pulse, where we explore the convergence of healthcare and technology. AI & Heart: Johnson & Johnson is partnering with heart company Ultromics to develop an AI tool that scans patients for amyloid accumulation, a protein that limits the heart’s ability to function properly and fill with blood between beats.