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Research Study Uses Surveys, Smartphone Sensor Data to Study Stress

March 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A new survey shows broad acceptance of telemedicine services among health care executives and providers compared to just three years ago as 76 percent of healthcare professionals said their organizations currently offer or plan to offer telemedicine services.

FDA Approves First Pill with Digital Ingestion Tracking System

November 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite, a drug to treat schizophrenia, bipolar and depression in adults, has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that...

In Toronto, Humber River Charts its Ongoing Digital Transformation

November 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Humber River Hospital's digital journey continues as the hospital is currently building a hospital-wide command center that will use complex algorithms, predictive analytics and advanced engineering to target improved clinical, operational and patient...

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

October 19, 2017  | 
Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

UNC Health Care’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Forecasts the Future of Digital Health

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Michael Levy, entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation, shares his perspective on building a digital health program at UNC Health Care and his forecast for digital health's impact on healthcare delivery.

Texas A&M Awarded Grant to Develop Technology for Diabetes, Heart Disease Monitoring

September 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A Texas A&M University System-led consortium of industry, government partners and universities has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, with the goal of addressing the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved...


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