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By Dave Muoio January 25, 2018
A team of South Korean researchers are the latest to tout a smart, glucose-sensing contact lens. In a research article published today in Science Advances, the team described soft lenses carrying a tiny LED light that automatically turns off in the event of high glucose levels, as well as their efforts to test the lens in vivo. “The reliability and stability of soft contact lenses have been...
By Jonah Comstock January 25, 2018
Yesterday, Apple made a big, long-awaited announcement in healthcare: the company is entering the personal health record space with Apple Health, a new feature that will interface with EHRs at 12 hospitals.  The news prompted immediate and vibrant feedback on Twitter, much of it centered on whether or not Apple could succeed where numerous others have failed. WeGo Health Chief Strategy Officer...
By Laura Lovett January 25, 2018
Telehealth platform InTouch Health is teaming up with North Carolina-based Mission Health and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health to develop new telehealth platforms aimed at improving patient access and reducing cost.  "The hospital administrations very much believe that telehealth is a big part of the future and wish to apply the principals of telehealth to many other applications, like...
By Dave Muoio January 25, 2018
Brisbane, Australia-based M3DICINE is the latest device maker looking to distance physicians from their signature rubber-tubed stethoscopes. Today, the company announced the launch of Stethee, a wireless, artificial intelligence-boosted stethoscope that pairs with an iOS or Android app to quickly capture and analyze heart and lung data. “This most iconic and enduring symbol of healthcare is now...
By Laura Lovett January 24, 2018
toSense’s CoVa Monitoring System 2, a remote patient monitoring necklace that tracks vitals and cardiac fluids, has received a second FDA clearance. The new clearance will allow the company to update the software to add a new feature that measures stroke volume and cardiac output to the orginal product. The clearance also lets the device connect to a mobile application that allows medical...
By Dave Muoio January 24, 2018
Telemedicine received a nod from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in the organization's latest policy paper, which noted the care delivery platform’s capacity to improve allergy patients’ adherence, costs, outcomes, and access to care. The paper, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, includes a list of 14 positional statements from the...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year. After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
By Jeff Lagasse January 23, 2018
Sending images of surgical wounds to hospital nurses could be an effective way to detect surgical site infections, thereby reducing readmissions, new research shows. And a new smartphone app aims to make that happen. Dubbed WoundCare, the app was developed by researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, with the...
By Laura Lovett January 23, 2018
Amy Schwartz knows that product design isn’t just about making things look pretty. A trained cognitive psychologist, Schwartz said product design is about making devices usable and human-centered. But unfortunately, she said, healthcare is behind the times when it comes to product design. Schwartz, now an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Segal Design Institute and a human centric...
By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2018
Mount Sinai Health System is trying a new way to get high-risk patients to take their medications: financial incentives. Supported by a grant from Health 2.0 and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York health system has enrolled 12 patients in a pilot with startup Wellth. “What I’m so impressed with is a lot of companies go out and say ‘We want to make this and this is...