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By Jonah Comstock February 19, 2017
At the Pop Health Forum last fall, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy talked about her definition of patient engagement, and how much bigger it is than just apps. At the Personal and Digital Connected Health event at HIMSS today, Boissy expanded on those ideas, giving several specific examples of how Cleveland Clinic is realizing those ideas. “Patients should be...
By MobiHealthNews February 17, 2017
This week in Paris, companies in the diabetes managment space came together at the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes conference to share news and, mostly, a lot of efficacy data. It's an exciting time for the space as closed-loop systems that allow people with diabetes to monitor their glucose continuously and automatically manage their insulin dosing get closer and closer to...
By Heather Mack February 17, 2017
In a head-to-head comparison of sensor-augmented insulin pumps, the touchscreen device from Tandem Diabetes Care outperformed that from Medtronic, according to new data presented at the Annual Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes conference in Paris. The self-reported data from San Diego-based Tandem comes from a retrospective study analyzing de-identified data from 3,046 Tandem SAP...
By Jonah Comstock February 16, 2017
A Swiss medical device company is working on a medically accurate sensor, built into a smartphone, that could return results about heart rate, respiration rate, blood oxygenation, temperature, and -- the use case the company is initially focusing on -- blood pressure. Leman Micro Devices (or LMD or Elemdy) is beginning trials now to simultaneously submit the device for regulatory clearance with...
By Heather Mack February 16, 2017
App-based doctor house call company Pager will incorporate PokitDok’s healthcare price comparison tool into its care navigation platform. In addition to the ability to find board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and arrange either in-home or telemedicine visits (or refer to a specialist) Pager customers will also be able to verify insurance or...
By Jonah Comstock February 16, 2017
Vienna and San Diego-based digital health company mySugr has come out of the International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes with two big pieces of news: study results that show impressive efficacy of the app in high-risk populations and an expansion of its partnership with Roche. The study looked at 440 mySugr users randomly selected from a group of high-risk (HbA1C...
By Heather Mack February 16, 2017
Chronic disease management company Livongo is collaborating with Voluntis, the Paris, France-based company that develops companion apps for medical devices, to offer an integrated program, insulin delivery system and app for people with type 2 diabetes. Members will have access to the Livongo for Diabetes Program with Voluntis’ Insulia, the diabetes management app that received both FDA approval...
By Skip Fleshman February 16, 2017
About the author: Skip Fleshman is a partner at Asset Management Ventures who has invested in companies such as Proteus Digital Health, WellDoc, HealthTap, Evidation Health, Reify Health, Lark and Welkin. You can follow him on Twitter @skipfleshman and @amv. Digital health technologies will transform healthcare. Mobile phones have given health care providers the ability to engage with patients 24...
By Heather Mack February 16, 2017
The digital physical therapy, telehealth and patient engagement platform from UK-based Physitrack is getting a boost in users thanks to a new partnership with mobile EHR company drchrono. Tapped directly by Apple under the tech giant’s largely stealthy Mobility Partner Program, the two companies are joining forces to integrate Physitrack’s home exercise program into drchrono’s EHR on the web,...
By Heather Mack February 15, 2017
The two latest bills in the quest to make telemedicine in Arkansas more like the rest of the country have passed. House Bill 1437 aims to ease up the restrictions on telemedicine laws that were enacted in 2015 by eliminating the requirement that patients must be at a healthcare facility to receive telemedicine services. The companion legislation, Senate Bill 146, decrees the originating site can...

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