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By Jonah Comstock December 13, 2016
The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has narrowed its finalists down to two: Taiwan-based Dynamical Biomarkers and Paoli, Pennsylvania-based Final Frontier Medical Devices. The final phase of the contest will involve user testing at the Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute at the University of California San Diego.  "It is an impressive achievement for these two teams to advance to the...
By Jonah Comstock December 13, 2016
Precision medicine was a major topic at the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland this week. In a main stage panel yesterday moderated by NEHI President and CEO Susan Dentzer, panelists discussed how personalized medicine is more than just genomics. Sometimes it’s much more simple. “Homeless patients should not receive medications that have to be refrigerated,” Kevin Johnson,...
December 12, 2016
The American Medical Association, The American Heart Association, HIMSS and the DHX have joined to create Xcertia, collaborative to evaluate and improve the safety and effectiveness of mobile health apps. The goal of the group is to establish best practices in mHealth app development, officials say. Xcertia aims to create a framework to improve mobile development and will serve as a resource to...
By Jonah Comstock December 12, 2016
Uber continues to see healthcare as a major area for growth, according to Lindsay Elin, head of Federal and Community Affairs at Uber. At a panel at the Connected Health Conference in Washington, DC today, Elin spoke about a partnership with health system MedStar (whose director of consumer health initiatives, Pete Celano, also attended), a new team of employees dedicated to health, and the...
By Heather Mack December 12, 2016
Melbourne, Australia-based smart inhaler company Adherium has been selected to supply the technology for a multi-country research program in Europe that will seek to establish whether home monitoring and mobile health tools can be used to manage asthma. Adherium’s Smartinhaler technology, which uses sensors to track when medication is taken and then sends the data via Bluetooth to mobile devices...
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By Validic December 12, 2016
By Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, Validic When it comes to embracing established trends, a good thing is hard to resist. That’s true for calorie-laden favorites that resurface each holiday season—as well as proven technologies that lead to better results. While there are many in the healthcare industry who are embracing the benefits of patient-generated health data (PGHD)—there are...
By Heather Mack December 8, 2016
While the experts at Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center have been happy with the results of their clinically-validated diabetes prevention program, they wanted to reach a larger population. Enter HealthyMation, a new healthcare animation studio that builds on the success of the brick-and-mortar program to deliver the company's first digital product: an app version of their popular DPP.  Dr. Osama...
By Bernie Monegain December 8, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System and health insurer Oscar aligned to create The Oscar Center to offer primary care services in its Brooklyn location. "The Oscar Center is a pivotal step toward our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members," Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser said in a statement. Those services also include walk-in visits, basic mental health, wellness...
By Heather Mack December 8, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health, which offers a platform that acts as an integrator for chronic disease management programs and services, announced the launch of new app to augment in-person delivery of diabetes prevention programs. Called SoleraONE, the app is designed for people who are participating in a community-based, in-person DPP. With the app, in-person DPP providers in the Solera...
By Heather Mack December 7, 2016
Medical device maker Medtronic has teamed up with Fitbit to integrate physical activity data with blood glucose levels into one streamlined application.  People living with type 2 diabetes who use Medtronic's iPro2 continuous glucose monitoring system and its companion app, iPro2 myLog, will now be able to have their Fitbit data automatically synced to the app, enabling them to easily see the...