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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.

Boston Children’s Unveils Task Manager for Clinical Teams

October 2, 2017  |  David Raths
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) has unveiled a mobile and web application called Dock Health, that it says gives clinicians and their teams a tool for managing the numerous tasks that are part of clinical care.

Sutter Health, Mental Health America Develop Online Mental Health Support Tool

October 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Sutter Health, a health care system in Northern California, and Mental Health America (MHA) are collaborating on the development of online tools and resources that proactively address mental health concerns before they escalate.

Cedars-Sinai to Offer Apple Watch App

September 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is now offering an Apple Watch app, becoming one of the first U.S. hospitals to do so.

Apple, Fitbit Chosen for FDA Pilot to Accelerate Digital Health Tech Approval

September 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Technology companies Apple, Fitbit, Samsung and Verily were among nine companies that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected for a pilot program that will test a new digital health software pre certification process (FDA Pre-cert).

mHealth Company Fails to Deliver on Promises, Settles with FTC

September 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The developers of a mobile app company have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) following allegations that they falsely promised that consumers who met weekly goals would be paid financial rewards.

Advocate Health Care Leaders Move Ahead to Improve Clinical Communications

September 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
At a time when physicians and nurses are more pressured than ever before to communicate effectively with one another over patient care matters, clinician and IT leaders at Advocate Health Care in the Chicago area have made breakthroughs in streamlining those...

Nurses, Physicians Use Personal Devices Even When BYOD is Prohibited

September 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Some seven in 10 (71 percent) hospitals now allow BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace, according to a new survey, which also found that some healthcare professionals use personal devices for work even when BYOD is not allowed.

In Washington State, a Community Hospital Changes its Mobile Landscape for Clinicians

September 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, have implemented new technology and processes to improve communication among physicians and nurses

Apple Working with Stanford on Heart Study Using Apple Watch

September 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
During an Apple event in Cupertino, California today, Apple introduced its new Apple Watch Series 3 with enhanced health and fitness enhancements.

Boston Children's Hospital Launches Pediatric Medical Device Challenge

September 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Boston Pediatric Device Consortium (BPDC) announced a call for applications for the Boston Pediatric Device Strategic Partner Challenge to advance the development of novel...

Novartis MS Study Allows for Smartphone Data Collection

August 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced the launch of a mobile research study for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) that collects data via their smartphone, without the need for clinic visits.


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