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By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Expanding on the success of connected healthcare pilot programs originally launched in 2013, Arizona-based health system Banner Health and Royal Philips announced a 15-year partnership to go forward with their collaborative efforts to leverage telehealth and other integrated solutions in healthcare.   The two organizations also released updated results from their Intensive Ambulatory Care (IAC)...
By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Researchers at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, Stockholm University and Uppsala University are working on a smartphone-based microscope in hopes of developing a cost-effective and accessible way for DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis. As described in a recently published article in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers used a 3D printer to produce a lightweight...
By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2017
UK-based cognitive assessment company Cambridge Cognition has received FDA clearance for Cantab Mobile, the company's iPad-based assessment tool for memory issues in older adults. The app, which already had a CE Mark, received FDA clearance January 13th. Cantab Mobile is a 10-minute test -- based on the Pairs Associates Learning or PAL test -- administered via a tablet that puts the user through...
By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Convenience may override loyalty when it comes to sticking with a primary care physician, and those that offer telehealth may fare better in keeping their patients than those who don’t. In fact, many would switch to a new doctor altogether if they offered telehealth services, especially video visits, according to a new survey by telehealth company American Well. In a poll over more than 4,100...
By Heather Mack January 19, 2017
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have demonstrated a new technology can help reduce a widespread problem that harms some 1.5 million people every year – medication error. In a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, researchers looked at five years of EHR-provided clinical data for 747,985 lives at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Center for...
By Heather Mack January 19, 2017
People with Parkinson’s disease who used an app to track and manage symptom improved their medication adherence and had better conversations with clinicians about their condition, according to the results of a recent National Health Services study published in the journal Nature Parkinson’s.   Representing the largest randomized controlled trial of a digital technology for Parkinson’s Disease,...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2017
Every decision ‎Pam Landis makes is motivated by the same litmus test: will it help make the patient journey easier and more seamless? Landis is vice president of information services at Carolinas Healthcare System, a 39-hospital system in North and South Carolina that's been doing a lot of forward-looking work in digital health through programs like MyCarolinas Tracker, which uses consumer-grade...
By Heather Mack January 18, 2017
A new kind of doctor’s office opened in San Francisco this week: Forward, a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun that infuses a brick-and-mortar office with data-driven technology and artificial intelligence.  For $149 per month, Forward members can come to the flagship office that features six examination rooms – equipped with interactive personalized...
By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2017
The Stanford University School of Medicine has launched a Center for Digital Health which will help support greater efficacy data for digital health tools by providing Silicon Valley companies with opportunities to develop, test, and implement new tools in collaboration with the university.  “With our biomedical expertise and location in Silicon Valley, Stanford Medicine is uniquely positioned to...
By Jack McCarthy January 16, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced winners in two categories of contests designed to make it easier to retrieve and share healthcare information. The ONC handed out cash prizes in its Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge. “We are thrilled to recognize new tools that make it easier for individuals...