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By Dave Muoio November 22, 2017
At their annual Innovation Day industry event, engineering design and development firm Cambridge Consultants demoed a number of early projects involving robotics, augmented reality, mobile devices, and other technologies. In between keynote presentations from industry executives, MobiHealthNews had some hands-on time with the following healthcare-focused prototypes: Mobile glaucoma screening...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2017
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp intended to have its software, which uses a smartphone microphone to diagnose respiratory conditions based on coughs, well on its way through the FDA by now. But this past summer, the company’s big plans hit a major setback when the data came back from its landmark clinical trial, conducted at such austere institutions as Massachusetts General Hospital, Cleveland...
By Tom Sullivan November 21, 2017
The American Health Information Management Association on Monday announced the Telemedicine Toolkit. The toolkit comes as telehealth appears to be poised for real expansion in the coming months and years. Also on Monday, for instance, the Office of the Inspector General within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responded to what it described as a significant increase in telehealth...
By Dave Muoio November 21, 2017
Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. “We’...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2017
San Francisco health startup Ginger.io went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. While the startup began life as a passive monitoring company that sold its artificial intelligence technology to hospitals, it has reinvented itself as a healthcare provider in its own right, offering a full service online and app-based mental healthcare...
By Dave Muoio November 21, 2017
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. Recent results from a Cognition Kit study presented at the CNS Summit Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, suggest that brief cognitive and mood tests administered through the devices obtained results similar to those collected through standard testing and patient assessments. “...
By Beth Jones Sanborn November 21, 2017
A little more than a week after two Chicago hospitals cancelled plans to expand Outcome Health’s services, several well-known national health organizations have also cut ties with the embattled tech startup as allegations of fraud swirl. Some of Outcome's top investors filed a lawsuit earlier this month claiming they were misled by Outcome's founders prior to their $487.5 million investment. The...
By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2017
The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the AHRQ database, UC Davis will receive $396,557 for FY 2017. The project is expected to conclude in July 2022. UC Davis offers free coordinated care to...
November 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General will audit Medicaid payments for telemedicine and telehealth payments to ensure compliance with reimbursement requirements. The report is scheduled for 2019, given the breadth and scope of the project. The audit was added to OIG’s work plan this week, as the agency noted a “significant increase in claims for these...
By Dave Muoio November 20, 2017
The FDA has approved hearing implant maker Cochlear Limited’s submission for a new remote feature that would allow specialists to perform follow-up programming on a patient’s cochlear implant remotely, a la a telemedicine platform. The feature for the company’s Nucleus Cochlear Implant System is indicated for those who have had at least six months of experience with their implant sound processor...