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Lenovo Health and Orbita Launch Voice-Enabled Home Health Assistant Technology

February 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.

Accenture: Consumer Demand for Virtual Health Services Growing

February 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most U.S. consumers are willing to use a wide range of virtual health services, thus increasing the pressure on providers and payers to expand delivery options for on-demand health services, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Report: Patient Monitoring Wearables Market to Grow 35 Percent by 2021

February 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new report from ABI Research forecasts that the patient monitoring wearable market, which includes remote and on-site devices, will grow from 8 million shipments in 2016 to 33 million in 2021.

Healthcare Informatics’ HIMSS17 Survival Guide

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi, Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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What can HIMSS17 attendees expect this year from the industry’s largest annual conference? What will be the biggest buzzwords and “buzz concepts” this year? Industry experts and observers weigh in.

At UC Davis Health, Patient-Generated Data Gets Real

February 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UC Davis Health’s latest health IT endeavor around patient-generated health data integration is one that earned the organization semifinalist status in the 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Semifinalists

January 26, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the nine teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

Stanford Creates Center to Link Faculty, Digital Health Companies

January 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Stanford University School of Medicine has launched a center to support collaborations between Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley technology companies focusing on digital health tools.

ONC Announces Phase 2 Winners of Consumer, Provider App Challenges

January 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC today announced the Phase 2 winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge.

ONC Releases Accenture’s Draft Guidance to Develop PGHD Policy Framework

January 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released for public comment a draft of a white paper identifying opportunities and challenges in the capture, use and sharing of...

Report: Federal Health IT Spending Will Increase to $6.4 Billion in 2021

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The federal government is forecasted to spend $6.4 billion on vendor-furnished health IT products and services across all agencies in fiscal year 2021, a $400 million increase from the $6 billion on technology spending in fiscal 2016, according to a report from...

DoD, Vocera Connect on $14M Contract

January 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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San Jose, Calif.-based clinical communications vendor Vocera has been awarded a $14 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), with deployments set to begin this month in U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities around the world.

Fitbit Partners with UnitedHealthcare on Wellness Program Integration

January 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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San Francisco-based fitness wearables maker Fitbit has announced that it is integrating its Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker product into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program, powered by Qualcomm Life, Inc.

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