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By Heather Mack November 10, 2016
The American Cancer Society is supporting research at the the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (the research arm of New York’s Northwell Health system), which is working on an app to guide people living with prostate cancer through the treatment decision process. Dr. Michael Diefenbach, director of behavioral research at Northwell Health’s department of medicine and urology and a...
By Heather Mack November 10, 2016
A new clinical trial to investigate the use of artificial pancreas system is set to begin, bringing in touchscreen insulin pump maker Tandem Diabetes Care; Dexcom, which makes continuous glucose monitor;, and digital, personalized medicine company TypeZero Technologies. The International Diabetes Closed Loop trial, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of...
By Jonah Comstock November 9, 2016
Teladoc and the Texas Medical Board have asked for, and received, a stay in their ongoing lawsuit. The case will resume in Western Texas District Court on April 19, 2017. The case, which concerns whether anti-telemedicine regulations levvied by the board constitute a violation of antitrust laws, was set to resume after the board withdrew an appeal to the Fifth Circuit court. But both parties...
By Heather Mack November 9, 2016
A new tool to diagnose diabetes is in the works, and it’s a far cry from the often painful and invasive method of drawing blood. Researchers at the University of Oxford are developing a portable device, similar to breathalyzers used to detect blood alcohol level, that they believe can potentially diagnose diabetes non-invasively and monitor glucose levels. Head researchers Robert Peverall and his...
By Jonah Comstock November 9, 2016
Senseonics, the Germantown, Maryland-based company which went public in January and is working on a longterm implantable continuous glucose monitor, has submitted its PMA application to the FDA, President and CEO Tim Goodnow said on the company's third quarter earnings call last week. In addition, the company continues to work on a second generation device and its first pediatric clinical trial...
By Heather Mack November 8, 2016
Digital tools using machine learning to analyze a person’s spoken or written words could be instrumental in aiding mental health clinicians in assessments determining whether that person is suicidal, researchers have found. A new study published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior found machine learning is 93 percent accurate in correctly identifying a suicidal person, and is 85...
By Heather Mack November 7, 2016
New York Presbyterian as added a new capability to its suite of digital health tools with the integration of American Well into its NYP OnDemand app, offering patients video consultations via two clinic services called Digital Urgent Care and Virtual VisitNow. This is the latest feature in the NYP OnDemand service, which launched in July and has been gradually adding new features. The key feature...
By Jack McCarthy November 3, 2016
Electronic health record vendor drchrono released a new version of its software for larger medical practices and provider groups. The company also said it has built the RCM Pro service to optimize workflow of coders, billers and billing managers. The updated EHR platform is targeted for larger medical practices that need to retire legacy EMR systems and upgrade to cloud-based technology, real-...
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By Validic November 1, 2016
By: Jennifer Plumer, Director of Market Development, Validic With healthcare costs rapidly rising, many stakeholders—including payers, providers, pharma, wellness companies and employers—are looking for ways to better manage the health and chronic conditions of our country’s population. For the 157 million Americans in the civilian workforce, who has more daily access and the opportunity to help...
By Jonah Comstock November 1, 2016
In 2013, Nature told the world that NeuroRacer, the first health game from the research lab that would spin out to become Akili Labs, was a game changer. While Akili Labs cofounder and Chief Science Advisor Adam Gazzaley might quibble with the details, he definitely thinks mental healthcare is a game in need of a change. “Every researcher wants the pun of ‘game change’ used as a headline in...