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By Jonah Comstock May 22, 2018
San Francisco-based Hinge Health has completed a randomized control trial of its digital care program for chronic knee pain. Results were promising, with users of the digital platform outperforming the control group in every outcome measure, though there was some loss of engagement among the study group. “It was really strong results,” CEO Daniel Perez told MobiHealthNews. “It was a trial that...
By Laura Lovett May 22, 2018
In the past checking your blood pressure generally meant a trip to the doctor's office—or at least a pharmacy. But that could be changing.  This morning Neuchatel Switzerland-based startup aktiia launched with the goal of commercializing a continuous blood pressure monitoring bracelet. The technology has been years in the making. In fact, the new startup is a spinout of CSEM, a Swiss research and...
By Jonah Comstock May 21, 2018
In the first year of CMS’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareCloud, an EHR and practice management software company that offers a MIPS Success Guarantee Program to its users, is reporting that 100 percent of its physicians are avoiding penalties under the program — and nearly half are receiving additional bonus payments. “MIPS is a score from one to 100,” Daniel Sabido, director of...
By Laura Lovett May 21, 2018
The British government is now turning to artificial intelligence as an avenue for early cancer and chronic disease detection. This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to invest in AI technology development for the healthcare sector as part of her industrial strategy. The plans aim not only to improve healthcare but to grow the country's AI industry.  “The UK will use data,...
By Dave Muoio May 18, 2018
Although it hasn’t yet established its place as a mainstream treatment modality, virtual reality has grown from an interesting diversion into a frequent topic of conversation within digital health. As researchers continue to dig their teeth into the immersive technology, it’s becoming clear that this new tool, often associated with video gaming and entertainment, could play a role in addressing...
By Bill Siwicki May 17, 2018
Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will be able to use Imprivata's biometric palm vein scanning technology to securely ID patients who are checking in using Vecna's platform. There is now a thriving...
By Laura Lovett May 17, 2018
Yesterday, startup LifePlus exited stealth mode to reveal what it claims to be the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable, called LifeLeaf. Although details are scare on exactly how the technology works, the company said the product is being tested in five clinical trials around the world.  “We have been in stealth mode and today we are thrilled to announce...
By Laura Lovett May 17, 2018
Head and neck cancer patients who were given smartphone and sensor technology as a way to remotely monitor their symptoms reported less severe symptoms from their cancer and treatment than their counterparts who did receive the technology, according to a recent study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.  A total of 357 people who were undergoing radiation...
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By HP Healthcare May 17, 2018
Healthcare CIOs seeking to unlock productivity gains and improve outcomes with new technology may be overlooking one answer that’s been hiding in plain sight ― clinical review displays. Informed by human-computer interaction studies, as well as by feedback from physicians, vendors are introducing a new generation of healthcare-specific displays. These larger displays offer higher resolution and...
By Laura Lovett May 16, 2018
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new system that enables normal smartphones when paired with a phone cradle to detect foodborne pathogens in produce.  “This technology could be used on a farm or in a food processing factory to provide on-the-spot detection,” Euiwon Bae, a senior research scientist in the Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering, who co-developed the technology,...

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