Dave Muoio

March 19, 2018
A team of researchers from Stanford University are the latest to demonstrate how virtual reality can give specialists a better look into the bodies of their patients. The latest implementation, presented yesterday at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting, suggests that allowing specialists to view and manipulate images of splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) in a 3D space can...
March 19, 2018
Veterans with Type 2 diabetes who received remote consultations via telehealth achieved glycemic control that was similar to, but not quite on par with, those attending face-to-face visits. On the flip side, these patients were able to complete their diabetes consultations an average 27 days earlier, offering a potential model for those unable to conveniently receive in-person specialty care,...
March 16, 2018
Voice assistants are on the rise among European physicians with more than half of those practicing in major European countries either interested in or actively using these technologies, according to survey data collected by DRG Digital | Manhattan Research. According to the company, 56 percent of polled physicians said that they currently use or would like to use voice assistants in their work....
March 16, 2018
A smartphone app developed the University of Turku, Finland, detected Turku University Hospital patients’ atrial fibrillation with 96 percent accuracy, without the need for additional phone attachments, according to a study recently published in the journal Circulation. “If everyone can measure with an ordinary smart phone whether they have atrial fibrillation, we have the possibility to direct...
March 15, 2018
New York-based Parachute Health — a startup looking to digitize the ordering of durable medical equipment (DME) and other critical medical equipment for patients leaving the hospital — told MobiHealthNews that it has secured $5.5 million in seed funding over the past few months. The company’s investors include Greater New York Hospital Association Ventures, Loeb Holding Corporation, former...
March 15, 2018
Fitbit’s latest board member is Matthew Bromberg, COO of mobile and social media videogame company Zynga and former executive at games publisher Electronic Arts. Fitbit will be leveraging Bromberg’s entertainment background as it looks to increase consumer engagement across its devices, according to the company. “At Fitbit, we are focused on encouraging lasting behavior change that can lead to...
March 14, 2018
A six-month pilot program conducted by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego found that diabetes patients using Glooko’s care management platform were more engaged with their care and achieved better control of their blood glucose levels, according to a case study released by the company. From April to October 2016, Sharp Rees-Stealy care teams provided access to Glooko's platform to 50...
March 14, 2018
A study of more than 500 children in rural India suggests that pairing SMS reminders with incentives more effectively produces desired health outcomes than the mobile reminders alone. Published today in Pediatrics, the study was a collaboration between researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Indian nonprofit child health organization Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS) that sought to improve...
March 13, 2018
A recently released analysis report from the Deloitte Center for Government Insights that examines the US’s current and proposed software as a medical device (SaMD) regulatory landscape, and includes suggestions on how the FDA’s pre-certification pilot program and other initiatives could better serve this fast-moving industry. “The exponential advancement of digital health technologies presents a...
March 13, 2018
Patients at increased risk for atrial fibrillation wearing iRhythm’s Zio patch — a  continuous ECG monitoring wearable — were more likely to have their atrial fibrillation diagnosed early and receive subsequent preventive care, according to one-year results from a late-breaking study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting.  The mHealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (...