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Mount Sinai Hospital Announces Digital Health Partnerships

October 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital announced last week two partnership with digital health and health IT companies aimed at improving care management for chronic disease patients and improving the patient experience.

Research: Physicians Outperform Computer Algorithms in Diagnostic Accuracy

October 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
While much has been made about the potential for diagnostic software to make accurate clinical diagnoses, in a head-to-head comparison with human doctors, researchers found that physicians made a correct diagnosis more than twice as often.

UIC Researchers Receive Grant to Study Mobile Tech in Diabetes Management

October 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a five-year, $4 million federal grant to study how mobile technology can assist patients in adhering to diabetes treatment plans.

Survey: Family Docs Say Mobile Tech has Enhanced Office Visits

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly three in four family physicians (73 percent) say they consider themselves tech-savvy, and two-thirds of doctors use a mobile device in a professional setting to access medical information more than 10 times a day.

NIH Awards The Scripps Research Institute $87 Million for PMI Enrollment

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Scripps Research Institute will receive an additional $87 million in funding form the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the scope of its work as part of the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program.

Study: Wearables Alone not Good Enough for Health Improvement

October 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Although activity trackers continue to grow in popularity, a new study from the Duke-NUS Medical School has found that these trackers are unlikely to help people become more active.

Study: mHealth Program Improves Mental Health Outcomes for Veterans

October 6, 2016  | 
A mobile and web-based wellness program employed by military veterans who had been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan had a positive impact on mental health and wellness outcomes, according to study by researchers in the department of psychiatry at the University...

Study: Fitbit Corporate Wellness Programs Cut Employer Healthcare Costs

October 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
San Francisco-based company Fitbit, a fitness wearable device maker, announced study results that indicate two companies that deployed Fitbit corporate wellness programs saw healthcare cost savings and improved health outcomes of employees.

2016 On Track to be Biggest Year for Digital Health Funding

October 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
2016 is on track to be a big year for digital health funding with almost $2.4 billion in deals in the third quarter alone and funding to date already surpassing 2015’s total funding of $6.1 billion, according to a report from StartUp Health.

Survey: Most Hospitals Formalizing a Mobility Strategy

September 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Hospitals and health systems are increasingly formalizing their organization’s mobility strategy, as the number of healthcare organizations with a documented mobility strategy has nearly doubled since 2012, according to a survey by Spok, Inc.

Healthcare Leaders Tout Telehealth as “The Future of Medicine” at New York HIT Summit

September 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Telehealth will change how physicians practice medicine, and healthcare organizations beginning to test the waters now will have a competitive advantage—that was the consensus among healthcare leaders during a panel discussion on telehealth at the New York...

UNC, Emory Receive $18M in Funding for HIV Health Tech Studies

September 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A research team at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, along with colleagues at Emory University, have secured $18 million in funding over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to form the UNC/Emory Center for...


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