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CMS Issues Guidance to States on Using Health IT to Fight Opioid Epidemic

June 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued guidance to state Medicaid programs emphasizing the role of health IT in addressing the opioid crisis and highlighting funding sources for telemedicine and prescription drug monitoring programs.

EarlySense to Use Version of eCART Predictive Analytics Score Tool

May 30, 2018  |  David Raths
news
EarlySense, which develops contact-free continuous patient monitoring solutions, has signed a deal for exclusive global rights to a new version of the eCART predictive analytics score tool.

Propeller Health Gets $20M Investment

May 30, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Propeller Health, whose digital therapeutics platform is used to help reduce the cost of COPD and asthma care, announced a $20 million funding round.

Connected Health Initiative Outlines Federal Policy Recommendations

May 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) recently submitted a letter to the White House outlining a number of recommendations for telehealth and connected health technologies.

Geisinger, Healthy.io Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

Report: Telehealth Market Estimated to Reach $19.5B by 2025

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The global telehealth market is projected to reach $19.5 billion by 2025, according to a report from market intelligence company Transparency Market Research.

Research Study Uses Surveys, Smartphone Sensor Data to Study Stress

March 16, 2018  |  David Raths
news
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.

Survey: Most Docs Optimistic that Digital Tech Will Reduce Provider Burden

March 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Physicians widely agree that digital technology will contribute to population health, reduced burden on the health care system and lower costs, according to a recent survey.

NSF Awards Rice University $10 million for Bioimaging Project

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to a Rice University-led team that hopes to create wearable and point-of-care microscopes that use on-chip illumination and sensing to non-invasively aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of nearly 100 health...

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a Thoughtful Push toward Digital Health Innovation

January 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
A healthcare organization being located right next to Silicon Valley undoubtedly has its advantages, but one local leader contends that it’s also a double-edged sword.

On the Horizon: A Delivery System Increasingly Untethered from In-Person Patient Visits

January 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
An op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Sean Duffy and Thomas H. Lee, M.D., lays out clearly an argument for the path forward around a care delivery system increasingly untethered to in-person patient visits

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medicare ACO Program

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) have introduced H.R. 4580, the ACO Improvement Act of 2017 that makes changes to the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program.

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