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By Dave Muoio March 22, 2018
San Diego-based remote physical therapy company Reflexion Health today announced the launch of two digital rehabilitation products: the VERAHome for post-acute care physical therapy patients, and the VERAClinic for their clinicians. Both products are built upon the framework of VERA (Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant), Reflexion’s FDA-cleared platform, avatar assistant-driven program that...
By Laura Lovett March 22, 2018
Patient engagement platform Medical Mindset just landed $1 million in investment capital. The company's platform allows patients to build a HIPAA-compliant health profile, which they can use to check into an appointment by swiping their smartphone.  "In this era of big data and information overload, one area that has been overlooked is the initial interaction between physician and patient,” Dr....
By Dave Muoio March 22, 2018
A recently released survey of 411 healthcare executives, physicians, program managers, and other professionals conducted by telemedicine company Reach Health found that an increasing number of telemedicine programs are centrally managed or are transitioning toward an enterprise approach, as opposed to being managed within an individual department. Specifically, only 26 percent of those polled...
By Dave Muoio March 21, 2018
A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills. “What was unique and remarkable about the study is the participants using Sinasprite were completely self-directed and received no clinician...
By Laura Lovett March 21, 2018
Smartwatches were able to detect atrial fibrillation when paired with a deep neural network, according to a study published today in JAMA. While the technology had the ability to passively detected atrial fibrillation, there was some loss of sensitivity and specificity against the gold-standard ECG.  “Given the broad and growing use of smartwatches and ready accessibility of downloadable mobile...
By Laura Lovett March 21, 2018
Connected home monitoring company TruSense has just released a new smart personal emergency response pendent (PERS) that, when combined with TruSense home, integrates its sensors with Amazon Echo and Alexa. The company’s latest technology also uses GPS to notify caregivers when the pendent isn’t being worn. “Anyone who has ordered a PERS wearable device for their loved ones knows the biggest...
By Laura Lovett March 20, 2018
In-home hybrid closed-loop system MiniMed from Medtronic can help kids with Type 1 diabetes improve their glycemic outcomes, according to a recent abstract that was presented at the meeting of Endocrine Society in Chicago on Saturday.  "The MiniMed 670G system can effectively manage diabetes and lead to improved time in the target glucose range and glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c) for...
By Mike Miliard March 20, 2018
A new commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden says interoperability roadblocks have been standing for far too long — and that the Trump administration's current plans to fix the problem are insufficient. Writing for Fortune, Biden alluded to HIMSS18, where Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData Initiative, which aims to make...
By Dave Muoio March 20, 2018
Data from a team of Dutch researchers presented this weekend at the Endocrinology Society’s annual meeting in Chicago demonstrated how vital monitoring wearables could identify Type 1 diabetes patients’ hypoglycemic events by measuring heart rate. The pilot study outfitted 27 adult patients with VitalConnect’s HealthPatch MD, a continuous health monitor that the company has since replaced with...
By Jonah Comstock March 19, 2018
When it comes to collecting health and wellness data and sharing with physicians, more than half of patients -- and nearly three quarters of doctors -- are comfortable with the prospect, according to a survey conducted this year by EY and announced at HIMSS. The group, formerly known as Ernst & Young, surveyed 2,455 consumers, 152 physicians, and 195 health executives. "The health sector...

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