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UCSF Gets $9.75M for mHealth Research Platform

October 8, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) has been awarded $9.75 million over the next five years for the creation of a platform that will help investigators conduct mobile and wireless health research.

Monitoring App for COPD Patients Integrates Virtual Coaching

October 1, 2015     Heather Landi
Health IT company ViiMed and The COPD Foundation have collaborated on the launch of a new interactive website and mobile application, called COPD360coach, designed to provide health coaching and wellness monitoring for COPD patients.

Survey: Patients Want Digitally-Connected Docs

October 1, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Patients nowadays want more digitally-savvy doctors, according to a recent survey from the Arlington, Va.-based health information network Surescripts.

Report: mHealth, Telemedicine Could Turn Around Physician Burnout

September 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Emerging technologies—in the form of telemedicine, mobile health (mHealth) tools, and connected health devices—may help reverse the current trend of physician burnout, according to a recent report from QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based social network for...

FDA Launches Patient Engagement Advisory Committee

September 24, 2015     Heather Landi
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the creation of a Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) to advise the FDA Commissioner on complex issues relating to medical devices, the regulation of devices and their use by patients.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Heart Failure Grows More Sophisticated

September 24, 2015     David Raths
Akshay Desai, M.D., associate director of Brigham Cardiovascular Consultants, talks about moving remote monitoring beyond weight measurement to transmitted pulmonary artery pressure readings, with automated alerts.

Med Student Survey: Interoperability Most Critical to Improving Healthcare

September 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Improved and meaningful patient data sharing is most critical to enhancing healthcare, according to medical student responses in the 10th annual Epocrates Future Physicians of America survey.

Vancouver Dialoguing: The Crucial Importance of U.S.-Canada Transnational Discussions

September 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
This past week, the Health IT Summit in Vancouver was the place to be for Canadian and American healthcare leaders to compare and contrast health systems in order to move ahead on fundamentally analogous challenges facing leaders on both sides of the border

Study: mHealth App Market Grows, Yet Barriers Remain

September 18, 2015     Heather Landi
There are now more than 165,000 mobile health apps available in the U.S., yet most continue to have limited functionality and barriers remain for connecting mHealth app data to providers’ clinical data, an IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics study finds.

Live from iHT2-Vancouver: Kaiser CMIO Offers a Very Broad View of the Future of Interoperable Innovation in Healthcare

September 17, 2015     Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Vancouver, Kaiser Permanente’s John Mattison, M.D. offered his audience an exceptionally broad perspective on how the leveraging of data will produce innovation in global healthcare

Medical Apps Projected to be Half-Billion Dollar Market

September 16, 2015     Heather Landi
The medical apps market is estimated at $489 million in 2015, up from $85 million just five years ago, according to an mHealth Markets Worldwide report from Kalorama Information.

New Diabetes App Prototype Connects Consumer and Medical Data

September 15, 2015     Heather Landi
Amsterdam-based Royal Philips introduced a new health app that enables diabetes patients and their healthcare providers to connect patients’ self-monitored data with electronic medical records (EMRs).


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