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By Laura Lovett May 3, 2018
Most patients today are also consumers used to getting what they need, when they need it. This, coupled with the demand for more healthcare services, means that the way healthcare is provided is going to change in the future. As providers struggle to keep up with growing needs of an aging population, industry experts are looking at how virtual healthcare can save time, cut costs, and lead to...
By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2018
Now the Health IT lead at Alphabet subsidiary Verily, Dr. Joshua Mandel was part of the team that created SMART Health IT, the open, standards-based platform that many health developers now use to build apps. But all that started when he got sick of some grunt work he was assigned as a medical student. Mandel told the story at Dev4Health at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland this week,...
By Laura Lovett May 2, 2018
Cerebrovasular imaging company iSchemaView has received the FDA nod for its latest product the RAPID CTA, a 3D imaging platform for computed tomogrpahy angiography (CTA).  “Our goal is to provide healthcare professionals around the world with the most comprehensive and intuitive suite of imaging solutions possible,” Don Listwin, CEO of iSchemaView, said in a statement. “With new FDA approval and...
By Dave Muoio May 1, 2018
Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service. “There are far too many people that aren’t getting the primary care they need, and that’s a problem. Our mission is to make primary care...
By Laura Lovett May 1, 2018
Despite the fact that the Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest healthcare system in the country, for a lot of veterans coming into to a clinic is difficult. It would be impossible for a clinic to be in every veteran's neighborhood — that’s where telemedicine comes in.  At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Chicago, clinicians came together to discuss how video-to-home...
By Dave Muoio May 1, 2018
The National Institutes of Health announced today that national enrollment for its All of Us Research Program — an ambitious effort to collect demographic, health, genomic, and other data from at least 1 million Americans for use in healthcare research — will open on May 6 for those aged 18 years and older. To kick off the launch, the organization will be holding community education events in...
By Dave Muoio April 30, 2018
Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit. “Over the past decade, we have built an...
By Laura Lovett April 30, 2018
Correction: A former version of this article incorrectly stated that "Telemedicine School-Based Health Centers" is an organzation. This has since been removed along with any guidlines listed as part of it.  When it’s the flu season, the line at the school nurse’s office is usually backed up to the door. As telemedicine continues to reduce the burden on clinics and other healthcare settings, more...
By Mike Miliard April 30, 2018
At AcademyHealth’s 2018 Health Datapalooza on Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration offered a vote of confidence for artificial intelligence in healthcare, promising more refined strategies for regulation, touting its tech incubator for AI innovation, and announcing a new machine learning partnership with Harvard. "We’re implementing a new approach to the review of artificial intelligence...
By Laura Lovett April 30, 2018
This morning telehealth company American Well announced that it will be acquiring fellow telemedicine company Avizia in late Q2 for an undisclosed sum.  The deal is expected to help American Well grow its acute care capabilities, which Avizia specializes in. The deal will give American Well access to Avizia’s hospital-based cart lineup and custom software workflows for over 40 clinical...

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