3 Things: Children’s Health Offering New Ingestible Tech

Children's Health

Children’s Health offers a digital solution for patients, Dallas holds on to second place in the Small Business Index, and a local desk company is expanding its new wave office furniture.

Dallas-based Children’s Health is offering new technology that helps kids remember to take their medicine. The hospital has partnered with Proteus Digital Health, a Silicon Valley-based company that provides products and services to make health care more efficient for patients. Patients with a prescription for Proteus Discover can take the pill with an ingestible sensor inside, which connects to a digital patch worn on the torso. This allows doctors to track when the medicine was taken and provides other real-time data through the digital platform. D Healthcare Daily has more on the new technology. 

Dallas small businesses are in the right place, according to the June ranking from the Paychex and IHS’ Small Business Jobs Index. Dallas was recognized as the second fastest-growing city in the nation in terms of small business growth, following Seattle in first. The report is based on payroll data from roughly 350,000 businesses with fewer than 50 workers. The Dallas Morning News has more on how Dallas is performing compared to the state as a whole.

A Coppell-based desk company is taking a stand against traditional desks, and expanding its standing desk empire. The height-adjustable desk was created by Varidesk CEO Jason McCann, to help fix back problems and keep desk job workers more focused. Since 2013, the company has grown and expanded its products, selling hundreds of thousands of units in more than 100 countries. Recently, it installed a salesperson-free kiosk at Dallas Love Field allowing potential customers to test products.

Julia Falcon contributed to this report.

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