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By Beth Jones Sanborn November 13, 2017
As the Justice Department subpoenas Outcome Health investors following a lawsuit filed against the company alleging fraud, at least two Chicago-area hospitals are taking a step back from the much-heralded health information startup and suspending plans to expand the company’s presence in their institutions. Some of Outcome’s top investors filed a lawsuit last week claiming they were misled by...
By Laura Lovett November 10, 2017
A new study reveals that artificial intelligence could be a useful tool to help patients prevent Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, showed that patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes who used the Lark Weight Loss Health Coach AI, dropped 2.38 percent of their baseline weight and increase the percentage of healthful meals they ate by 31 percent.  “I’m...
By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2017
Hal Wolf, the new CEO of HIMSS, thinks adding a three letter word to his organization’s mission statement will go a long way toward positioning HIMSS for the future. Instead of the old tagline “transforming health through information technology”, Wolf wants it to read “transforming health through information and technology”. “My experience is there’s nothing that’s actually a technology project...
By Dave Muoio November 9, 2017
CarePredict — a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that sells a senior monitoring platform comprised of networked wearables and data-driven diagnosis prediction — has announced that will be deploying its system in LifeWell Senior Living’s newly established aging and memory care facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Legacy. This will be the third LifeWell facility in which the CarePredict...
By Laura Lovett November 9, 2017
For some physicians, logging into patient records is going to be as easy as looking at their phone. This week, drchrono became the first medical record company to implement Apple’s facial recognition ID as a way access EHRs. CNBC first reported the news. “The login experience for the doctor adversely affects the patient-doctor experience,” drchrono COO and cofounder Daniel Kivatinos told...
By Dave Muoio November 9, 2017
New research published the journal Biomedical Optics Express describes a smartphone-compatible spectrometer held and directed like a pencil. According to the article's authors, this novel device could be implemented at the point of care to diagnose medical conditions, while its ease of use and availability could greatly increase the generation of spectral image data for research projects. Many...
By Laura Lovett November 9, 2017
A new study challenges the idea that online health technology is just for the 20- or 30-somethings. Recently, a study set to be published in the International Journal of Aging and Society in December, concluded that in this research, internet-enabled cognitive behavioral therapy (IECBT) was an effective method of treatment for older people experiencing anxiety and depression. The study also found...
November 9, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017 on Tuesday, which will allow Department of Veterans Affairs’ providers to cross state lines to practice telemedicine. The bipartisan legislation received overwhelming support from Congress, trade groups and providers when introduced this fall. Current credentialing...
By Laura Lovett November 8, 2017
Virtual reality can help children to manage pain without the use of drugs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology in October. The study, which used VR during blood drawing at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, found that using VR significantly reduced acute procedural pain and anxiety in patients compared to using the standard of care. The study also...
By Dave Muoio November 8, 2017
Chicago-based digital healthcare advertiser Outcome Health’s troubles seem to be increasing with each passing month. In the wake of a recent Wall Street Journal investigation alleging that the company’s employees misled clients using inaccurate and manipulated advertisement performance data, a handful of Outcome’s top investors have filed a lawsuit against the startup claiming they were misled by...