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Cardiac Monitoring Companies Will Pay $13.45 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Companies involved in remote heart monitoring through the use of the Pocket ECG device have agreed to pay the Justice Department $13.4 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for higher and more expensive levels...

Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

Study: Digital Health Coaching App Improves Weight Loss, Blood Pressure Management

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A digital health app and 1-to-1 coaching platform can help patients lose weight and reduce blood pressure, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

MGMA Poll: Providers Not Yet Using Data from Patients’ Wearables

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Just 6 percent of healthcare professional respondents indicated that their practices were currently using data from patients’ wearables, while 81 percent responded they were not doing so, according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association (...

FDA Moving Forward with New Regulatory Approach to Digital Health

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward on a broad initiative focused on fostering new innovation in digital health, and one major part of this initiative will be a Digital Health Innovation Plan outlining how devices will be regulated,...

Two Major Health Systems Invest in Digital Prescribing Platform

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services are investing in Xealth, a digital healthcare startup whose platform enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, apps, and services.

Boston Children’s, Duke Develop App to Help Families Monitor Children’s Health

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Teams at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) and Duke Health System collaborated to develop an app, called Caremap, that aims to help parents and families organize and monitor their children’s health. The app is...

Study Finds Glucose Self-Monitoring Does Not Improve Glycemic Control for Diabetics

June 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Incorporating technology into self-management activities has been touted as potentially transformative for patients, yet one recent study found that diabetic patients who self-monitored their blood glucose levels at home did not control their conditions any...

Consumers Want Online Ease for Healthcare Payments, Report Finds

June 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A new report on the most recent trends in healthcare payments has revealed that consumers are demanding more from healthcare and that paper is hurting all industry stakeholders.

FCC Releases Data Update on Broadband Mapping Tool

June 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force announced updates to its Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. The 2017 platform now reflects the latest complete annual fixed broadband dataset from the Commission and updated health data...

Report: Hospitals Concerned with Clinical Communication during Patient Discharges

June 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Ninety-five percent of hospitals in a recent survey expressed concerns about communication inefficiencies during the patient discharge process.

Survey: Stakeholders Predict More Medical Device Attacks as Security Lags

May 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Some 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe an attack on a medical device built or in use by their organizations is likely to occur over the next 12 months.

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