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Circulation, Buoy Health Collaborate on Integrated Platform for Patient Transportation

May 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Geisinger, Healthy.io Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

Research: Hospital Mobile Device Initiatives Increase Patient Satisfaction

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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New research from Jamf, a mobile device management software company, indicates that there is a direct correlation between hospital mobile device initiatives and patient satisfaction.

Indiana Medical Leaders Launch Tech-Based Opioid Prescribing Education for Clinicians

April 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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To help curb Indiana’s opioid epidemic, state medical leaders are leveraging mobile technology to launch a medical education program focused on best practices for prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain.

Apple Health Records Solution Spreads to 39 Health Systems

March 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Just two months after Apple announced its Health Records solution that allows consumers to see their medical records right on their iPhone, 39 health systems have signed on to launch the feature, the tech giant announced today.

Research Study Uses Surveys, Smartphone Sensor Data to Study Stress

March 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Sage Bionetworks have launched a research study called “My BP Lab” that uses surveys and sensor data collected from participants’ smartphones to quantify and understand their daily stress.

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