DeepMind partners with VA to identify risks during hospital stays

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a research partnership with Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind that will tackle issues concerning patient deterioration during hospital care.

Using a dataset comprised of 700,000 historical, de-personalized health records, the machine learning platform will help the VA identify risk factors for deterioration while predicting its onset.

Medisafe to launch personalized tone of voice app at HIMSS18

Medication management app maker Medisafe has a guiding principle when it comes to the difficult task of improving medication adherence: One size does not fit all. Patients miss medications for a range of different reasons, so a range of different approaches can be appropriate to help them.

American Well to shine HIMSS18 spotlight on partners as it slides into connector role

At the HIMSS global conference, technology companies tend to use the gathering as an excuse to show off the latest features and advancements of their platform. But American Well co-CEO Ido Schoenberg says that the telehealth company is pointing that spotlight elsewhere.

Leaked memo suggests Nokia's digital health business on the chopping block

Nokia’s dive into the digital health industry may be coming to a halt, reveals a memo leaked to The Verge earlier this week. This comes less than two years after the Espoo, Finland-based company created its digital health unit through the acquisition of French digital health company Withings for $191 million. 

Mobile health program improved addiction outcomes despite low clinician engagement

Integration of a practitioner-developed mobile health system within a primary care setting was well-received by substance use disorder (SUD) patients and generally improved outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Senseonics adds friends-and-family data sharing to CGM app in EMEA market

Implantable glucose sensor company Senseonics has launched a remote monitoring app for its users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where its CGM system is distributed by Roche.

The app, called Eversense Now, allows users of the sensor to select up to five friends or family members to view their glucose data, which is updated every five minutes. The feature is available for iOS users at the moment, with plans for Android in the works.

Unlocking the Exploding Field of Digital Health: A Framework for Understanding Digital Health

About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD, is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation-program design and optimization consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma, payers, and providers.