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By Bernie Monegain November 22, 2017
A new wave of speculation from industry analysts is putting Apple in the spotlight over its supposed plans for creating a new sort of EHR – the soul of a new device, so to speak. The new speculation is fueled by the patents Apple has recently secured.  Analysts reason that Apple may be poised to enter the mobile healthcare monitoring device, EHR, and healthcare data storage markets. Healthcare IT...
By Laura Lovett November 22, 2017
Veterans struggling with speech or cognitive disorders will now be able to access therapy through Constant Therapy, a mobile app that provides supplemental coaching and motivation to patients.  Veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the US Department of Veterans Affairs will now be able to use the app for free.  The app is part of the Newton, Massachusetts-based company The...
By Dave Muoio November 22, 2017
All five of Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas will be offering its members free telemedicine consultations throughout 2018 through LiveHealth Online’s web and app-based service. The service connects members with board-certified doctors and licensed therapists 24-7, and supports easy prescription through members’ local pharmacies. “LiveHealth Online can be a great option for consumers...
By Laura Lovett November 22, 2017
Mobile Medicaid: Missouri Medicaid members have a new mobile tool when searching for healthcare information. Missouri Care’s mobile app will allow patients to find a doctor or dentist, locate nearby urgent care centers or hospitals, access wellness service, display their Missouri Care Member ID card or send it to provider, and receive member updates. The app is free and can be used on iOS or...
By Dave Muoio November 22, 2017
At their annual Innovation Day industry event, engineering design and development firm Cambridge Consultants demoed a number of early projects involving robotics, augmented reality, mobile devices, and other technologies. In between keynote presentations from industry executives, MobiHealthNews had some hands-on time with the following healthcare-focused prototypes: Mobile glaucoma screening...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2017
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp intended to have its software, which uses a smartphone microphone to diagnose respiratory conditions based on coughs, well on its way through the FDA by now. But this past summer, the company’s big plans hit a major setback when the data came back from its landmark clinical trial, conducted at such austere institutions as Massachusetts General Hospital, Cleveland...
By Tom Sullivan November 21, 2017
The American Health Information Management Association on Monday announced the Telemedicine Toolkit. The toolkit comes as telehealth appears to be poised for real expansion in the coming months and years. Also on Monday, for instance, the Office of the Inspector General within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responded to what it described as a significant increase in telehealth...
By Dave Muoio November 21, 2017
Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. “We’...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2017
San Francisco health startup Ginger.io went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. While the startup began life as a passive monitoring company that sold its artificial intelligence technology to hospitals, it has reinvented itself as a healthcare provider in its own right, offering a full service online and app-based mental healthcare...
By Dave Muoio November 21, 2017
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. Recent results from a Cognition Kit study presented at the CNS Summit Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, suggest that brief cognitive and mood tests administered through the devices obtained results similar to those collected through standard testing and patient assessments. “...

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