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By Dave Muoio March 29, 2018
Physicians have touted the benefits of a good night’s sleep for centuries, if not longer, but it hasn’t been until recent years that a provider can see clear data on whether or not their patients have been hitting the sack. To investigate whether wearable sleep trackers could play a role in patient-provider conversations, researchers from Indiana University’s Regenstrief Institute have launched a...
March 29, 2018
President Donald Trump ousted Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, from his role on Wednesday after months of turmoil within the agency and reports the secretary had fallen from the president’s graces. The president made the announcement on Twitter, saying that he will nominate his personal physician Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson to replace Shulkin. Robert Wilkie, Department...
By Laura Lovett March 28, 2018
Yesterday Dexcom got the nod from the FDA to market their Dexcom G6, an integrated continuous glucose monitoring system (iCGM), making it the first interoperable CGM to get the designation.  “We are a company of firsts, almost everything that has been done in our industry has been done by us first,” Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer told MobiHealthNews, citing that Dexcom was the first company to have a...
By Bill Siwicki March 27, 2018
Since October 2016, when it started using a new telehealth technology, ConcertoHealth has seen 73 percent of its new e-consults replace the need for patients to see specialists face-to-face. Further, there has been a 30.3 percent reduction in the health system's rate of hospital admissions and a 17 percent drop in readmissions. ConcertoHealth uses a platform from AristaMD that delivers access to...
By Dave Muoio March 27, 2018
Royal Philips and Innovative Imaging Technologies (ITT) have announced a new “tele-ultrasound” product that would allow clinicians to conduct two-way audio-video calls while streaming live ultrasound imaging. The technology, according to a release, is built on Philip’s Lumify — an FDA-cleared, smartphone-connected ultrasound system — and ITT’s multi-disciplinary healthcare collaboration platform...
By Laura Lovett March 26, 2018
Good news for Winnie-the-Pooh — a new wearable device may be able to track exactly what that rumble in his tummy is.  Now a wearable device, developed by researchers at the GI Innovation Group out of the University of California San Diego, can track electrical activity in the stomach over a 24-hour period. The device works similarly to how an ECG would work for the heart, but instead it monitors...
By Dave Muoio March 23, 2018
The FDA has launched a free mobile app version of its Drugs@FDA online database that offers consumers information on agency-approved drugs. The new app, called Drugs@FDA Express, is free and currently available for download on iOS and Android. “The FDA is continuously seeking ways to bring information to consumers in more accessible formats,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a...
By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2018
Just about everyone agrees in the basic vision for telemedicine: When a person gets sick, instead of jumping in the car to drive to a doctor’s office or urgent care center, they can pick up a phone or tablet instead, and get in touch right away with a doctor. But when it comes to which doctor should be on the end of that call — and who should be facilitating that connection — healthcare...
By Tom Sullivan March 23, 2018
HIMSS and Health 2.0 are kicking off the first Dev4Health event in Cleveland on April 30 and May 1, 2018. “The overarching theme is community and code,” Adam Culbertson, Innovator-in-Residence at HIMSS, said. “The event is designed to allow tech innovators to share, connect, empower and build.” Former US CTO Aneesh Chopra is slated to deliver the opening keynote and more than 20 experts will also...
By Laura Lovett March 22, 2018
Go to any healthcare conference and a speaker is bound to mention a new use of artificial intelligence. Now, as the technology becomes more and more mainstream, a pair of industry experts are creating a new organization that seeks to legitimize and promote AI and other cutting edge technologies in healthcare.  Founder and former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association Jonathan Linkous and...

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