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By Dave Muoio October 17, 2017
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. Developed by researchers from MGH’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health, the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2017
A novel artificial pancreas (AP) system with a smartphone backbone could automatically monitor and adjust patients' glucose levels with little to no hassle, according to a new clinical study published in the journal Diabetes Care. Unlike previously examined AP systems, the newest iteration — which consists of an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring receiver, a Bluetooth-connected...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2017
Seattle-based Wellpepper, developers of a digital patient engagement service, have been announced the winners of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge for their voice-enabled diabetes support platform Sugarpod. Consisting of a scale, foot scanner, and mobile interface along with a Amazon Alexa voice functionality, Sugarpod is designed to support type 2 diabetes care plans by integrating engagement and...
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By Rich Scarfo October 16, 2017
Since launching the first Connected Health Conference in 2009, the industry has come a long way. What was once the fledgling field of “mHealth” is now a burgeoning digital health ecosystem that includes wearables, sensors and remote monitoring devices, even ingestibles and connected clothing and, of course, smartphones and apps. Some of today's largest and most respected organizations are...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2017
Day 1 of last week’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, big data, and patient engagement, among other topics. Data isn’t enough: Machine learning, big data, and interoperability One theme that emerged from...
By Dave Muoio October 13, 2017
Employees of Chicago-based digital healthcare advertiser Outcome Health allegedly misled the company’s clients by providing inaccurate and manipulated advertisement performance data, according to an investigation published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal. Citing interviews with former employees, advertisers, and internal documents, the Journal wrote that Outcome employees had intentionally...
By Jonah Comstock October 12, 2017
The Bungie Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the video game company behind the Halo and Destiny franchises, is scaling up an initiative to get iPads into children’s hospitals with the help of Apple device management company Jamf. The foundation’s iPads for Kids program gets iPads preloaded with age-appropriate games into the hands of pediatric patients at no charge to the hospital. It’s been...
By Dave Muoio October 12, 2017
Service members unwilling to open up about their PTSD in person may be more likely to speak with computer-generated virtual interviewers, newly published research suggests. Due to their anonymity and rapport-building capabilities, these virtual interviewers could be uniquely positioned to break through soldiers’ fears of discrimination and career-affecting stigma and improve mental health care,...
By Bill Siwicki October 12, 2017
Welch Allyn, a vital signs monitoring technology company, now will offer its Internet of Things home medical devices as part of Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform. The Welch Allyn Home 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor with SureBP technology and Welch Allyn Home Weight Scale now will be offered as standard peripherals with Honeywell Life Care Solution’s Genesis Touch remote patient...
By Jonah Comstock October 11, 2017
Health enterprise software company Welltok has acquired Tea Leaves Health from j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis for north of $80.8 million. While the company didn't disclose the amount of the acquisition, CEO Jeff Margolis told MobiHealthNews in an interview that the company was required to file with the FTC under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and that $80.8 million is the HSR reporting threshold....