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Fitbit Moves into Healthcare with Acquisition of Twine Health

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Fitbit, Inc. the San Francisco-based wearables brand, is extending its reach into healthcare with the acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform that provides health coaching to help people manage chronic conditions.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Report: Telehealth Adoption Still Lagging, but Healthcare Execs See the Value

February 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than half of healthcare executives said in a recent survey that they have already implemented telemedicine in their organization, but budgets supporting such initiatives are still modest.

Survey: 8 in 10 Payers Now Putting Social Determinants of Health into Programs

February 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 80 percent of payers are integrating social determinants of health into their member programs, according to new national research survey released by Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG).

Study Finds Health IT Adoption Has Positive Effect on Medical Outcomes

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recently published study, two healthcare researchers analyzed the effect of the adoption of health information technology on medical outcomes since 2011.

Utah State Researchers Develop Video-Based Heart Rate Estimation Tool

February 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Researchers at Utah State University (USU) have developed a technology that estimates heart rate using a video camera and specialized software.

Healthcare Organizations Partner to Study Effectiveness of Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program

January 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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San Francisco-based Omada Health, along with researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are collaborating to explore the effectiveness of a virtual diabetes prevention program.

Report: In New Digital Environments, Data Breaches are the Norm

January 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The rush to embrace new digital environments across many industries has created more attack surfaces and new risks for data that need to be offset by data security controls, according to a new report.

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

January 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CIO Fall Summit: A New World of Healthcare IT

January 26, 2018  |  Dan Golder, Impact Advisors
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Healthcare leaders recently gathered at the 2017 Scottsdale Institute CIO Fall Summit to share strategies, concerns and insights as we move toward the “New World of Healthcare IT.”

Apple Confirms “Health Records” Solution with Aim to Bring Medical Records to iPhone

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In breaking digital health news today, Apple has announced that it is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records right on their iPhone.

Cleveland Clinic’s Ed Marx Talks Health IT Disruption, Innovation and a “Patient-First Approach”

January 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Edward Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses his priorities leading IT initiatives at the health system, the acceleration of health IT innovation and what he is excited to see develop in the healthcare technology space in 2018.

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