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By Heather Mack February 6, 2017
Figuring out what is causing an irregular heartbeat typically means an invasive procedure: most often, electrophysiologists insert a catheter to the heart via an artery or vein to get a cardiac “map” and identify the origin of the arrhythmia. But a new device from Medtronic takes the process outside, in the form of a sensor-enabled vest. Dubbed the CardioInsight Noninvasive 3D Mapping System, the...
By Jonah Comstock February 3, 2017
Dr. Adrienne Boissy's title at the Cleveland Clinic is chief experience officer, and her mandate is to improve and optimize the patient experience. But one of Boissy's strongest contentions is that the physician experience is important too -- in fact, it's intrinsically linked with the experience of the patient. "I think there’s absolute clarity for me and for this organization that there is no...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2017
Catholic Health Services of Long Island, a 1,928-bed, six-hospital health system, has tapped Uniphy Health for a physician communication and collaboration app that will be rolled out across the whole system.  "The most important aspect Catholic Health Services was interested in [was] its ability to support in-network referrals, minimize referral leakage and maximize referral retention in network...
By Bernie Monegain February 1, 2017
Jupiter Medical Center, a not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center in Jupiter, Florida, will employ cognitive computing platform IBM Watson for Oncology. Jupiter is the first US community hospital to adopt the technology. The goal: to provide insights to physicians to help them deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatment. In the U.S., there will be an estimated 1.7 million new...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2017
There's some technology that has to be seen to be believed. Dr. Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedar-Sinai Hospital, puts virtual reality technology in that category. And that can make it hard to sell doctors on the idea, at least at first. "What I’ve seen is, talking about therapeutic virtual reality is completely hypothetical until you’ve experienced virtual reality...
By Jonah Comstock January 31, 2017
Glooko, a Mountain View, California-based remote monitoring platform for diabetes, has partnered with Ascensia, a business unit created last year when Panasonic Healthcare Holdings acquired Bayer Diabetes Care. Ascensia makes the Contour Next One and Contour Next Link, a pair of connected glucometers that received FDA clearance last year. Another device, Contour Plus One, is not yet FDA-cleared...
By Bernie Monegain January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...
By Heather Mack January 31, 2017
Rockville, Maryland-based DrFirst, which provides healthcare SaaS offerings ranging from medication management to clinical communications, has acquired clinical trial recruitment provider VisibilityRx. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The aim of the acquisition is to offer VisibilityRx’s patient identification, recruitment and communication capabilities to DrFirst’s 60,000 physician clients...
By Heather Mack January 26, 2017
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with some 5.4 million cases in the United States each year, and it’s also the most treatable as long as it is detected in the early stages. However, not everyone has the same access to dermatologists that could offer such promising prognoses, so a group of Stanford researchers set out to change that by creating an algorithm that can visually detect...
By Jonah Comstock January 26, 2017
After an inaugural class that has led to several full-scale rollouts at the hospital, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles announced its second accelerator class today. The medical center works with Tech Stars to incubate its chosen startups.  “We will help companies accomplish in three months what will otherwise take them two years,” Darren Dworkin, chief information officer at Cedars-Sinai, said in a...