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By Jonah Comstock November 17, 2016
Dr. Dennis Ausiello, director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital, says the smartphone is “the greatest medical device ever made”. As part of a talk at the Xconomy Forum in Boston today, Ausiello spoke about some lessons learned from GlucoSuccess, the Apple ResearchKit project launched by CATCH. “The thing that we learned was...
By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2016
ResApp has announced the final site and received the final IRB approval for its Smartcough-C trial. Texas Children's Hospital will join the previously announced Massachusetts General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic in a three-site trial of the Australian company's ResAppDx app, which essentially uses the smartphone microphone as a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s breathing. The double-blind...
By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2016
CliniCloud, the Melbourne, Australia-based company that makes a connected stethoscope and thermometer to support telemedicine use cases, announced a partnership with New Jersey retail and concierge healthcare organization Astra Primary Care Associates. The partnership marks a new direction for CliniCloud, which has so far deployed its app and devices as an add-on to telemedicine services offered...
By Heather Mack November 16, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System’s patient services app, which was developed with BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, is now available to Android users. The app, MountSinaiNY, initially launched to iOS only in June, and offers patients a mobile portal to find centralized information and services. Patients can use the app to find doctors and facility locations, pay bills online, access the provider’s...
By Mike Miliard November 15, 2016
NewYork-Presbyterian has formed an investment fund to drive growth of fledgling digital health companies. NewYork-Presbyterian has focused on advanced technologies for enhanced care delivery for years. The venture fund follows the 2014 launch of the NYP Innovation Center to implement cutting-edge technologies for both clinicians and patients across its hospitals and clinics. Earlier this year,...
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By Validic November 15, 2016
In 2004 at 60 years old, Michael was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.   Michael is a patient of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation within Sutter Health. He is currently enrolled in a pilot demonstration Validic and Sutter Health are conducting to identify best practices, policies and workflows for implementing PGHD into the healthcare system.   The diabetes-focused pilot demonstration is part of a...
By Heather Mack November 14, 2016
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic believe that there may be a relationship between voice characteristics and heart disease, meaning that doctors might someday use voice-analyzing software as a non-invasive, complementary diagnostic tool. Today, the Mayo Clinic released results of a study carried out with Beyond Verbal, an Israel-based voice analytics company, that used a smartphone app to measure...
By Heather Mack November 11, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Reliq Health, which develops mobile health and telemedicine products for Community-Based Healthcare, is working with UK National Health Services system on a pilot to explore remote patient-monitoring solutions. Now actively enrolling patients from the Imperial College Hospital in London, the pilot seeks to assess how Reliq Health’s platform can help improve...
By Jack McCarthy November 11, 2016
Healthcare organizations are moving fast to embrace mobile apps, with 82 percent implementing a mobile strategy, and 78 percent achieving positive ROI from mobile app investments already, according to a new survey published by open source software specialist Red Hat. In the coming year, Red Hat found, U.S. demand for patient-facing apps (60 percent) is expected to slightly outpace demand for...
By Heather Mack November 11, 2016
Being the official hospital of an NFL team has its perks. A two-year pilot project using telemedicine to treat concussions will soon begin at Houston Methodist Hospital, delivered through funding from a collaboration with the Houston Texans and GE Healthcare. The project will take place at the hospital’s Concussion Center, and will make telemedicine available to student athletes at 19 rural...