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Cornell University Scientists Develop Stroke-Detecting Device

December 1, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Scientists at Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health have developed a device that helps diagnose stroke in less than ten minutes, according a study published in the journal Plus ONE.

Mac McMillan Live at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta: Cybersecurity Must Move Beyond Defending the Perimeter

December 1, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Once again, prominent data security guru Mac McMillan, CEO of the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm CynergisTek, told attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta that healthcare organizations must do more when it comes to protecting their data.

Could Smart Devices Alert Children About Asthma Triggers?

November 30, 2015  |  David Raths
Researchers from UCLA and the University of Southern California are developing a technology platform designed to enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to notify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.

A Story About Big Data and Wearables That’s Making Parkinson’s Patients (and me) Thankful

November 25, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference earlier this month, I was fascinated by a session on the intersection of wearables and big data, and what’s being done to help Parkinson’s patients.

Geisinger Health System Launches Patient Refund App

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Geisinger Health System unveiled last week its ProvenExperience pilot program, which will offer refunds to dissatisfied patients.

Can Digital Health Tools Help People with Mental Illness Manage Chronic Conditions?

November 19, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging has partnered with Boston-based digital health startup Wellframe to examine the use of mobile technology to help older adults with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, self-manage chronic medical conditions.

CVS Health Launches Digital Tools Aimed at Increasing Medication Adherence

November 19, 2015  |  Heather Landi
CVS Health, based in Woonsocket, R.I., has released a suite of new digital tools to assist consumers with managing their health and increasing their medication adherence.

Survey: Majority of Providers are Using Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions

November 16, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Two-thirds of hospitals and health systems have deployed remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions in their organizations, according to research from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group.

Walgreens Expands Mobile Telehealth Services

November 12, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Walgreens has announced that it is expanding its telehealth services from Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive to users in 20 additional states, meaning the services are now offered in 25 total states across the U.S.

The Necessity of Creating a Hospital BYOD Policy: Lessons From Penn Medicine

November 11, 2015  |  David Raths
Speaking at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference on Nov. 10, Penn Medicine’s Neha Patel, M.D., explained why it was important for her organization to make the effort to address issues of security, privacy and governance in a BYOD setting.

Study: Majority of Healthcare Orgs Risk HIPAA Non-Compliance with Consumer Messaging Apps

November 10, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Just 8 percent of healthcare institutions prohibit consumer messaging apps for employee communication, according to a recent study from Chicago-based Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc.

Boston Children’s to Guide Rock Health-Funded Startups

November 10, 2015  |  David Raths
Digital health venture fund Rock Health plans to fund and support digital startup companies, while Boston Children’s Hospital acts as a clinical advisor, helping companies pilot technologies in the pediatric market.


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