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By Jack McCarthy January 16, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced winners in two categories of contests designed to make it easier to retrieve and share healthcare information. The ONC handed out cash prizes in its Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge. “We are thrilled to recognize new tools that make it easier for individuals...
By Heather Mack January 12, 2017
When monitoring heart rate, skin temperatures, activity and other physiological data, biometric-sensing wearables are also tracking important indications of abnormality associated with infection, inflammation or even insulin. By extension, wearables may know the user is getting sick before they even do, according to new research from Stanford University published today in PLOS Biology. “A new...
By Heather Mack January 12, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio based PatientPoint, which makes engagement platforms and apps for providers and patients, is collaborating with the American Heart Association to provide educational resources on heart health and stroke prevention to doctors and physicians at the point of care. PatientPoint will act as an extension of the American Heart Association’s informational efforts, leveraging its network...
By Jonah Comstock January 12, 2017
Two digital health companies focused on sleep published data this week that highlighted the efficacy of their respective platforms, bringing continued attention to the space after a CES week where sleep was a major focus. A whitepaper by Pricewaterhouse Cooper showed that ResMed’s myAir improved CPAP adherence while a paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that EarlySense’s new...
By Jonah Comstock January 12, 2017
A new report from Chilmark suggests that while enthusiasm for APIs and datasharing is widespread throughout healthcare organizations, there is still uncertainty about who will make the first move and how APIs will get off the ground. The research firm spoke to 24 individuals from 15 organizations representing hospitals, payers, and large and small health IT vendors. "Small healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2017
A company called Tresorit has launched a new SDK called ZeroKit, meant to help developers working on Apple's CareKit platform surmount one of the biggest hurdles to developing healthcare applications: security. ZeroKit launched today and was promoted by Apple in a blog post on the CareKit website. "We decided that healthcare is the sector that needs this technology the most given the recent data...
By Heather Mack January 10, 2017
Chicago-based Apervita, a health analytics and data platform provider, has announced its integral role in developing the US Department of Veterans (VA) Digital Health Platform. As part of the proof-of-concept for the Digital Health Platform, Apervita acted as the analytics engine to help the VA integrate information for all patients and care providers across the VA system to improve patient care...
By Heather Mack January 10, 2017
A new version of MyHeartCounts, one of the original ResearchKit apps, is now available. The app, which was developed by Stanford University and BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, measures activity from any wearable device linked to the Apple Health App and takes each user's cholesterol and blood pressure results to offer a risk assessment for future heart attack or stroke, and the updated...
By Heather Mack January 4, 2017
The United States Department of Defense has tapped healthcare communication company Vocera Communications to deploy San Jose, California-based Vocera’s system in the Army’s Medical Command facilities around the world. The $14 million contract – Vocera’s largest to date – will equip Army care team members with the company’s wireless, hands-free clinical communications platform in 23 facilities....
By Jonah Comstock January 4, 2017
WellDoc announced today a partnership with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a professional membership organization of over 14,000 diabetes educators. WellDoc will incorporate educational content from AADE into its FDA-cleared, reimburseable BlueStar system for diabetes management.  "We were able to build a curriculum that will be able to be delivered in a contextually guided...