Hospitals hire Philips to predict fall risk for elderly patients; Withings launches personalized blood pressure app;

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>Royal Philips ($PHG) has secured a contract with Henry Ford Health System to provide its LifeLine technology powered by predictive analytics engine CareSage to help identify elderly patients that are at-risk of falling over the 30-day after hospital discharge. This is its eighth such U.S. hospital deal by Philips in the last 6 months. More

>Withings has launched an app to offer personalized, algorithmic analysis of blood pressure data from in-home monitors, including its own. More

>CorMatrix Cardiovascular has nabbed FDA clearance for its Tyke, an infant or neonate implant for the repair of pericardial structures, a patch for intracardiac defects, septal defects and annulus repair, suture-line buttressing, and cardiac repair. More