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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.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Medical Devices are the New Cyber Threat Landscape

March 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Connected medical devices are a ripe target for cyber threats, with data security and patient safety both at stake. Healthcare security leaders need to step up their efforts now to address these cyber threats with a risk-based approach, experts say.

Study: Mobile Health Interventions are Effective in Improving Health Outcomes in Youth

March 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Researchers found that mobile health interventions can be a viable health behavior change intervention modality for youth, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Mount Sinai Asthma Study Demonstrates Potential of Smartphones for Clinical Observational Research

March 13, 2017  |  David Raths
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York today published results from a study of asthma patients conducted entirely via iPhone using the Apple ResearchKit framework.

Digital Health Startup Leverages IT with Eyes on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

March 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
San Francisco-based digital health startup Virta Health is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and personalized care treatment plans to reverse type 2 diabetes, the company stated last week in an announcement.

Autonomous Driving: What’s Next, Autonomous Healthcare?

March 12, 2017  |  Joe Marion
Autonomous cars are coming. Will healthcare follow suit?

The Connected Health Initiative Launches ‘HIPAA Check’ Tool for App Developers

March 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Connected Health Initiative, with ACT | The App Association, has developed an interactive tool to help software and app developers determine how their technology fits within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and...

In Colorado Springs, UCHealth, Centura Health and EMS Leverage Mobile Technology to Coordinate Care

March 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Two Colorado Springs health systems have partnered with each other and with a dozen local emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to use mobile technology to coordinate their care teams to accelerate time to treatment for critical care patients.

Report: Health IT Venture Capital Funding Increases to $5.1 Billion in 2016

March 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
In 2016, venture capital funding, including private equity and corporate VC, in the healthcare information technology (health IT) sector totaled $5.1 billion in 622 deals, a new record for the sector, according to an annual report from Austin, Texas-based Mercom...

Report: By 2020, Patient-Generated Health Data Use Expected to Soar

March 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The U.S. could reach a “critical mass” of physicians using patient-generated data from devices such as wearables by 2020, according to new research released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Study: 87 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Will Adopt IoT Technology by 2019

March 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
In just two years, by 2019, the majority of healthcare organizations (87 percent) will have adopted Internet of Things (IoT) technology and 76 percent believe it will transform the healthcare industry, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a...

Survey: Patients Becoming More Engaged with their Healthcare

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A survey of 200 patients and 200 healthcare providers reveals that most patients have become more engaged with their healthcare during the past two years, a change that’s been noticed by providers.


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