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By Jonah Comstock March 16, 2017
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced $30 million in new funding today, led by the Mayo Clinic and Omron Healthcare. At the same time, the company launched Kardia Pro, its first provider-facing offering, which uses AI to give cardiologists only the relevant information about their patient's ECGs. "When we’ve talked to doctors in the past who’ve recommended our device .. and we said 'What do...
By Jonah Comstock March 15, 2017
When Salesforce, already a powerhouse in customer support systems, entered the healthcare space in 2015, the company's scale and experience held a lot of promise for tackling large-scale population health challenges. Now, in a collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System in New York, Salesforce will help manage population data on more than 350,000 Medicaid beneficiaries. Mount Sinai is using...
By Bernie Monegain March 14, 2017
Epic announced with little fanfare that its App Orchard is now officially open for business. And the EHR vendor is inviting third-party developers to highlight their best work, not only with FHIR, but also other open application programming interfaces. Epic competitors. including Allscripts and Cerner, are also pushing what their top executives describe as a more open approach to data...
By Heather Mack March 14, 2017
For people living with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), there can be many impediments to traveling to the neurologist’s office for regular visits, including personal mobility limitations, pain, or vision impairments. And those are just the physical challenges of MS. For those who live in medically underserved areas, the barriers become even greater, as University of California,...
By Heather Mack March 14, 2017
Millions of people around the world are living with arthritis. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control puts that figure at nearly 23 million, or one in every four adults. But as common as it is, arthritis is actually just one word used to describe the joint inflammation associated with over 200 musculoskeletal conditions that affect everyone differently. This means people who...
By Jack McCarthy March 13, 2017
The importance of genomic and patient-generated data will increase dramatically in the next five years as healthcare managers gain control of big data to develop precision medicine. Forty percent of respondents to a new survey, in fact, said genomic data will become one of the most useful data sources in five years, up from just 17 percent today. And 40 percent said patient-generated data will be...
By Heather Mack March 13, 2017
Digital coaching and a gamified approach to healthy lifestyle choices may be a powerful tool in managing chronic conditions, according to new data from health engagement platform provider GoodlifeMe, which makes SidekickHealth. SidekickHealth is a suite of online, customizable wellness and disease prevention programs for providers and employers. The web or-mobile-based programs offer personalized...
By Heather Mack March 13, 2017
A new study demonstrates that conducting some studies entirely via smartphones is feasible, fruitful and scalable: it stands up to scientific rigor, allows for large-scale participant enrollment,and captures unique environmental data not available through traditional methods, as researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have learned. In a new article published today in the...
By Jonah Comstock March 10, 2017
A team of researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has published a review of randomized trials studying the use of virtual reality in inpatient settings. The research team included Dr. Brennan Spiegel, who heads up a team that uses virtual reality for pain reduction at Cedars-Sinai. The paper, published in “Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience” was originally intended to be a...
By Mike Miliard March 10, 2017
DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence company, is developing a new technology similar to blockchain for secure tracking of patient health data. In a blog post, London-based DeepMind said its new Verifiable Data Audit project could be the first steps toward a "a service that could give mathematical assurance about what is happening with each individual piece of personal data, without...