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LabCorp Joins Apple Health Records Project

November 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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LabCorp, a provider of clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services, has announced that it has enabled Apple’s Health Records feature for its patients.

HIMSS Analytics Introduces Infrastructure Adoption Model for Health Systems

October 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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HIMSS Analytics has announced the introduction of the Infrastructure Adoption Model, or INFRAM, which is designed to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system.

Humana Taps New Fitbit Connected Platform for its Members

September 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Fitbit and Humana are expanding their partnership to help members adopt and implement healthy behaviors to help prevent and manage chronic conditions.

Who Will Watch the Apple Watch?

September 24, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D., Industry Voice
commentary
It does no good to have devices like AW4 generating data if we don’t know what to do with it or don’t have processes in place to reliably respond.

With Apple’s Launch of an ECG Device, Digital Health Leaders, Cardiologists See Possibilities, and Limitations

September 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Digital health leaders and cardiologists see Apple’s development of an ECG app as a significant step forward with consumer-facing health monitoring devices, while also seeing the technology's limitations.

Apple Unveils Electrocardiogram App as Part of New Series 4 Apple Watch

September 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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In a move that signals Apple’s ongoing push into digital health, the technology company announced today during its annual fall product event in Cupertino, California that its new Series 4 Apple Watch includes an electrocardiogram function as well as fall...

Survey: 87 Percent of Consumers Have Adopted One Digital Health Tool

September 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Digital health adoption continues to increase, with 87 percent of consumers saying they have adopted at least one digital health tool, compared to 80 percent in 2015, according to a survey from San Francisco-based Rock Health.

Geisinger, Merck Co-Develop Patient Communication and Care Delivery Applications

August 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Geisinger Health System and global biopharmaceutical company Merck have collaborated on two new mobile applications that will aim to help patient-provider communication and medication adherence.

Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Mobile Health Partnership

August 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
San Francisco-based fitness wearable maker Fitbit continues its push into the health plan market with a new digital health deal to incorporate its fitness tracker into health and wellness programs.

Patient-Centered PHR Pulls Together Four Data Sources for Post-Market Surveillance of Medical Devices

August 12, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Yale School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic are experimenting with a personal health record platform that allows patients to gather real-world data to share with researchers for post-market surveillance of medical devices.

Geisinger, AstraZeneca Partner on Asthma App Suite

July 19, 2018  |  David Raths
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Geisinger has partnered with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to create a suite of products that integrate into the electronic health record and engage asthma patients and their providers in co-managing the disease.

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced.

HealthSteps Wins AMA-Google’s Interoperability and Innovation Challenge

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the top three solutions submitted to the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge sponsored by Google Cloud.

Wildflower Health Acquires Providence St. Joseph Health Spinout Circle

June 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mobile health software company, has acquired the Circle Women's Health Platform, a mobile health technology incubated by Seattle-based Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH).

MedStar Health Awarded Grant to Pilot Apps for Patient-Reported Outcome Data

June 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A team of researchers from Maryland-based MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from AHRQ to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.

Hospitals Making Progress in mHealth Strategies, Survey Finds

June 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
For the third consecutive year in Spok’s mobile healthcare survey, more than half of respondents reported having a mobile strategy in place.

Apple to Introduce Health Records API

June 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Apple has announced that it will be introducing a Health Records API for developers and researchers with the goal “to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more.”

Sage Bionetworks Launches Digital Health Catalyst Program

June 4, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Sage Bionetworks is launching a program to provide pro bono support innovative ideas for biomedical research studies that leverage smartphones, wearables and sensors.

FDA Launches Medical Device Innovation Challenge to Combat Opioid Crisis

May 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The FDA announced this week that it is launching an innovation challenge to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnostic tests, that could provide novel solutions to detecting, treating and preventing addiction,...

Propeller Health Gets $20M Investment

May 30, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Propeller Health, whose digital therapeutics platform is used to help reduce the cost of COPD and asthma care, announced a $20 million funding round.

Circulation, Buoy Health Collaborate on Integrated Platform for Patient Transportation

May 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Boston-based startup Circulation Health, a ride-ordering exchange that coordinates medical transportation logistics using Lyft and other transportation partners, is partnering with Buoy Health, also based in Boston, to integrate their platforms to provide...

Parkland’s Innovation Bridge Takes ‘Genius Bar’ Approach to Digital Health Apps

May 17, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Taking inspiration from the Apple Genius Bar and Ochsner Health System’s O Bar, the Dallas-based Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation in collaboration with Parkland Health & Hospital System has opened an “Innovation Bridge” to assist patients with health-...

AHRQ: More Research Needed on Diabetes Self-Management Apps

May 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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In a new study, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that few of the commercially available apps to help diabetes patients have been evaluated thoroughly.

Fitbit Strikes Deal with Google to Develop Consumer, Enterprise Health Solutions

May 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Fitbit intends to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records (EMR).

Health Datapalooza Day 1: FDA’s Scott Gottlieb on Lowering Barriers to Digital Health Innovation

April 26, 2018  |  David Raths
article
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, kicked off the 2018 Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., on April 26 by announcing several new efforts at FDA to both streamline regulation of digital health tools and...

Study: 9 in 10 Clinicians to Use Mobile Devices at Bedside by 2022

April 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
A recent study indicates a rising adoption in clinical mobility in hospitals and clinicians increasingly see mobile devices as improving the quality of patient care and reducing medication administration errors.

At New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, Advances in Clinical Communications Address Patient Safety, Clinician Satisfaction Issues

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
Leaders at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery share what they’ve accomplished and learned, after transitioning from an old analog pager system to an integrated telecommunications system—including gains in patient safety and clinician satisfaction

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