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By Bill Siwicki May 22, 2017
Just like online streaming giant Netflix uses behavior data to recommend movies and shows to customers, medicine is on the cusp of becoming that personalized in its approach. “We are not applying that same kind of data understanding in healthcare today and we really should be, and will be in the future,” said India Hook-Barnard, director of research strategy and associate director of precision...
By Heather Mack May 18, 2017
The Wellness Network, a Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based television and digital media network for hospitals, has acquired patient education video publisher Milner-Fenwick. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Wellness Network is among the largest in-hospital education networks in the country, comprising 2,300 hospitals and 300,000 screens (TV, tablet), and they collaborate with a...
By Bernie Monegain May 18, 2017
Boston-based Partners HealthCare on Wednesday said it plans to integrate deep learning technology from GE Healthcare across its network. The 10-year collaboration will involve Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science. The initiative will feature co-located, multidisciplinary teams with broad access to data, computational infrastructure and...
By Heather Mack May 17, 2017
As telemedicine policies expand and evolve across the country, there have been clear variations in how some states view the role of virtual care. One of the most challenging issue some states have taken up is whether to allow the use of telemedicine to prescribe medications that induce abortion, a consideration that has led to lawsuits, or has held up legislation that would otherwise establish...
By Gus Venditto May 17, 2017
The promise of precision medicine is starting to be realized. The combination of patient medical records and genomic data is proving to be a potent source of data for clinicians as they apply analytical tools in the search for better treatments. But one factor holds back many new initiatives. The data available for analysis is limited to the records of patients who are participating in any given...
By Heather Mack May 16, 2017
Austin, Texas-based MAP Health Management, which works with a variety of healthcare stakeholders to offer a remote patient monitoring and engagement platform focused on addiction treatment, is bringing cognitive computing into their toolset through a new partnership with IBM Watson Health. Over the six years since MAP Health was founded, the organization has amassed numerous partnerships...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2017
Ashkelon, Israel-based Oxitone Medical has received FDA clearance for a wristworn pulse oximeter that doesn't require a finger clip. According to the company, the device – the Oxitone 1000 – can pick up SpO2 and pulse rate with the same accuracy as traditional fingertip pulse oximeters. The device has a consumer-friendly form factor, but Oxitone is targeting the clinical market. The design of the...
By Heather Mack May 16, 2017
Correction: The original version of this story misstated the study population. Improving medication adherence is on the wish list of many healthcare stakeholders. Given the multitude of reasons why people don’t stick with their prescriptions, there isn’t just one successful modality to improve their adherence. But a small study suggests using text messages to engage in two-way communication with...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2017
More on Google DeepMind’s patient data misconduct. Google DeepMind’s partnership with the NHS is back in the news again as some new information emerged in the form of a leaked letter from National Data Guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott to the director of the Royal Free Hospital, where DeepMind’s apps were tested. The letter, published by Sky News, gives a glimpse into the UK government’s ongoing...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2017
Swiss neurogaming company MindMaze has received FDA clearance for its MindMotion Pro platform, a motion capture system similar to the Microsoft Kinect which can be used in rehabilitation of stroke and traumatic injury patients. "In the last few years we’ve launched products at the intersection of the brain and VR," MindMaze CEO Tej Tadi told MobiHealthNews. "What we’ve done today very...