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Report: HHS to Open Healthcare Cybersecurity Center

April 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
HHS will be opening a Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in which healthcare organizations and consumers can get educated about the risks of using mobile apps and data.

Digital Health Company Develops Device that Simulates Parkinson’s Tremors for Doctors

April 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A digital healthcare company is using experiential technology to recreate disease symptoms with the aim of putting physicians and caregivers in patients’ shoes.

Google’s Verily Unveils Health Watch for Medical Research

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Verily Life Sciences, Alphabet’s health-focused subsidiary and formerly Google Life Sciences, unveiled last week its Verily Study Watch, a health tracking watch to be used as an investigational device.

Mercy Health Launches “Right This Way” Indoor GPS App at Cincinnati Hospital

April 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Mercy Health, in collaboration with technology vendor Connexient, has launched at The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health in Cincinnati the “Right This Way” app, which works as an indoor navigation solution for patients and visitors.

In Tacoma, CHI Franciscan Leverages IT to Transform Care Delivery

April 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
At Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, the initiatives being implemented by the Care Transformation team are resulting in significant positive impacts on patient outcomes, avoided healthcare costs and unprecedented system efficiencies.

University of Kansas Health System Using mHealth for Stroke, Sepsis Treatment

April 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Kansas Health System will pilot a program in which physicians and nurses will use a mobile app to help guide them through timely diagnosis and treatment of stroke and sepsis.

NIH Bringing Precision Medicine Initiative’s Data Collection to Patients’ Homes

April 7, 2017  | 
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is collaborating with EMSI, a mobile specimen collection company, to engage thousands of direct volunteers in their homes in order to collect biological samples and health data as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative...

At Augusta University Health, Wearable Technology Enables Real-Time Monitoring of At-Risk Patients

April 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) has taken a leap forward into connected health innovation to leverage medical-grade wearable technology to improve patient monitoring, particularly for at-risk patients in low-acuity settings.

Maryland Sees Promise in Remote Patient Monitoring Pilots

April 6, 2017  |  David Raths
The Maryland Health Care Commission sees potential in three projects explored the effect of remote patient monitoring on patient populations with varying health conditions and in different settings.

Report: Most Healthcare Orgs Now Have Documented Mobile Strategies

April 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Compared to 2012, twice as many healthcare professional respondents said they have a documented mobile strategy within their organization.

UPMC Rolls out Telemedicine App for Pennsylvania Patients with 24/7 Service

March 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Health Plan recently launched a new smartphone-enabled UPMC AnywhereCare platform that allows patients to receive remote care from emergency room professionals 24 hours a day and with reduced copays.

Study: For Post-Op Patients, Mobile Apps for Follow-Up Care Led to Fewer In-Person Visits

March 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
For patients undergoing ambulatory surgery, those who used a mobile app for follow-up care attended fewer in-person visits post- operation than patients who did not use the app, according to a study in JAMA Surgery.


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