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By Jonah Comstock September 13, 2017
Today was a big day in the world of diabetes management technology, with major announcements from Abbott, Livongo, and Senseonics. Read on below for a round-up of diabetes news. Livongo acquires Diabeto Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the chronic condition management technology company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has acquired Diabeto, a diabetes management...
By Jonah Comstock September 13, 2017
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the chronic condition management technology company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has acquired Diabeto, a diabetes management company based in Piscataway, New Jersey in the US and Maharashtra in India. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Though it was founded in 2012, Diabeto really hit the scene in 2015 with an...
By Jonah Comstock September 13, 2017
Dr. David Brailer may be best known as the first ever National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But Brailer has held a diverse range of roles before and since that give him a uniquely well-rounded perspective on digital health. “I’m a physician,” Brailer told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. “I’m a PhD economist, but spent most of my career as an entrepreneur in the digital...
By Bill Siwicki September 12, 2017
Nemours, which owns the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, said it will offer free telehealth consultations to children affected by Hurricane Irma. Families who need to access healthcare now have free access to Nemours’ pediatricians through a smartphone, tablet or desktop....
By Jonah Comstock September 12, 2017
While ransomware is still the most significant healthcare security risk, medical device hacking is a concern that continues to grow. Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a detailed warning about vulnerabilities in Medfusion's Syringe Infusion Pump. At the HIMSS Media Healthcare Security Forum in Boston today, speakers described the many problems inherent in defending older...
By Jonah Comstock September 11, 2017
Boston-based eye tracking company SyncThink has made major changes to its marketing materials since the FDA objected to its labeling in a warning letter. The letter is dated July 31st; MedCityNews first spotted the missive. "Specifically, the EYE-SYNC device was cleared as a prescription device under K152915 with the following indications for use: recording, viewing, and analyzing eye movements...
By Jonah Comstock September 11, 2017
New research from DRG Digital | Manhattan Research suggests that physicians are already beginning to use voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa at work. In the company's annual "Taking the Pulse" survey of 2,784 physicians, 23 percent said they used a voice assistant "for professional reasons". That's a broad umbrella that includes dictating messages and using Siri for internet...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2017
Massachusetts General Hospital is launching a pilot study of Heart Habits, a cardiac care management app from Jana Care. “Heart failure patients, as we all know, are pretty complex,” Dr. Nasrien Ibrahim, a cardiologist at MGH and one of the lead investigators, told MobiHealthNews. “They have lots of medication regimens, they get lots of instructions from us, and morbidity and mortality is pretty...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2017
A new study reaffirms that medical abortions via telemedicine are no more likely to cause complications than the same procedures conducted in person. Published last week in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study looked at real world data from seven years of medical abortions in the state of Iowa, a total of 8,765 telemedicine and 10,405 in-person medical abortions. They looked at adverse event...
By Bill Siwicki September 7, 2017
VitalTrax has launched Wing, its clinical trials electronic network that gives patients, caregivers and physicians a streamlined experience for finding and enrolling in clinical trials. Wing, which can be accessed at PatientWing.com, also offers clinical trials sponsors and provider research sites the ability to publish and promote their trials for increased visibility. Research sites are...