Akili preparing FDA bid following strong results of adolescent ADHD trial

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs has announced positive results from the largest clinical trial of its video game-based pediatric ADHD treatment yet. In light of these data, the company announced that it now plans to file AKL-T01, also known as Project: Evo ADHD Treatment, for FDA clearance as a novel treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD

Study: Smartphone photos found 83 percent accurate for pediatric dermatology diagnoses

Parent-operated smartphone photography could be another tool for diagnosing pediatric dermatology patients, according to findings in a recent study published by JAMA. 

The study found that the overall concordance between photograph-based vs in-person diagnosis was 83 percent. 

Cigna-HealthSpring and Lyft partnership touts big savings

A six-month medical transportation collaboration between Cigna-HealthSpring and Lyft has resulted in 14,500 free rides and more than 90 percent member satisfaction rate.

Lyft has been transporting Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage members to doctor's appointments and the pharmacy in seven states and the District of Columbia since May.

Analysis shows wearable data could help identify mental health conditions in diabetic populations

A recent data analysis by Evidation Health found that by using wearables, researchers could track activity characteristics associated with co-morbid mental health illness symptoms among people with diabetes. 

For communications, hospitals increasingly move toward purpose-built devices

In recent years pagers have gone out of vogue as more and more hospitals have adopted smartphone messaging systems to communicate. But while "bring your own device" (BYOD) was once the trend, hospitals are increasingly moving toward hospital-owned, purpose-built smartphones.

Modernizing Medicine joins Xcertia and other digital health deals

Modernizing Medicine, maker of specialty-specific mobile product suites, announced that it has joined Xcertia, a standards body for mobile apps that launched by the American Medical Association, HIMSS, and others at the 2016 Connected Health Conference. Within the collaboration, the company and other participants will work to develop guidelines and resources to support consumers and clinicians’ mobile health app selection.