October 9, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Health2047 Inc., a Silicon Valley-based innovation company founded by the American Medical Association (AMA), has spun out its second startup, First Mile Care, a preventive chronic care company focused on prediabetes.
September 18, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Digital health leaders and cardiologists see Apple’s development of an ECG app as a significant step forward with consumer-facing health monitoring devices, while also seeing the technology's limitations.
September 12, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
In a move that signals Apple’s ongoing push into digital health, the technology company announced today during its annual fall product event in Cupertino, California that its new Series 4 Apple Watch includes an electrocardiogram function as well as fall...
September 5, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Digital health adoption continues to increase, with 87 percent of consumers saying they have adopted at least one digital health tool, compared to 80 percent in 2015, according to a survey from San Francisco-based Rock Health.
Project leaders of the recently announced Medicaid Transformation Project detail their plans for the initiative and why they believe collaboration is critical to improving care for vulnerable populations.
August 25, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Next year, Alameda County, Calif., will launch a social health information exchange (SHIE) and community health record (CHR), focused initially on high utilizers of medical, behavioral, housing and emergency services.
Benjamin D. Schanker, M.D., M.P.H. shared with attendees at the Florida Health IT Summit his perspectives, as a clinician and researcher, of the promise and pitfalls of blockchain adoption in U.S. healthcare
Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a digital engagement platform that officials believe will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it as they navigate primary and preventive care, as well as more acute or...
Over the past decade, there has been significant national investment in electronic health record (EHR) systems at U.S. hospitals, which was expected to result in improved quality and efficiency of care. However, evidence linking EHR adoption to better care is...
A new nonprofit organization, Health Hub, has been set up to help UC San Francisco inventors and entrepreneurs from the local community access the support and professional development they need to develop successful companies.
Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mobile health software company, has acquired the Circle Women's Health Platform, a mobile health technology incubated by Seattle-based Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH).
In the midst of the October wildfires that ravaged Northern California communities, leaders at Petaluma Health Center leveraged technology tools to quickly communicate with patients and provide quality patient care throughout the crisis.
Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.
Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.
Following the biggest year for digital health funding, the digital health space is starting off 2018 with a bang. In the first quarter of 2018, $1.62 billion was invested across 77 digital health deals, reports San Francisco-based Rock Health.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Sage Bionetworks have launched a research study called “My BP Lab” that uses surveys and sensor data collected from participants’ smartphones to quantify and understand their daily stress.
Eric Schmidt, best known as the former executive chairman of Google, shared with HIMSS Conference attendees his vision of a truly connected, fully AI-assisted learning healthcare system, in his opening keynote speech at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas
Anshu Abhat, M.D., M.P.H., director of patient engagement in information technology at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, is helping to lead an exciting initiative to enhance patient engagement in a safety-net public hospital environment