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By MobiHealthNews August 12, 2016
Over the years, more and more companies have gone public in the digital health space and existing public companies have gotten into the space, either on their own or thorugh acquisitions. Here's a roundup of digital health talk on the latest round of second quarter investor calls and quarterly finance reports. Fitbit. San Francisco-based Fitbit, maker of a series of popular wearable activity...
By Jonah Comstock August 31, 2015
Millennials are more likely than baby boomers to crowdsource their choice of physician, both online and in-person with friends, according to a new 3,000-person survey from Nuance. "We know a huge number of patients today are looking up symptoms and health information online, so it’s just a matter of time until they shop for physicians and communicate grievances that way, too,” Dr. Tony Oliva, ...
By Jonah Comstock March 30, 2015
A new survey conducted by voice recognition software company Nuance Communications shows that patients don't have a problem with their doctors using technology during visits, as long as technology doesn't get in the way of a meaningful interaction with their physician. Nuance surveyed 3,000 patients in three countries: the United States, the UK and Germany. They found that 97 percent of patients...
By Jonah Comstock April 17, 2014
Accelarad's mobile app. Nuance Communications has acquired cloud-based medical image sharing company Accelarad for an undisclosed amount and is launching Accelerad's technology, combined with Nuance's existing networks, under the new name PowerShare Network. "There are 1,900 users connected to [Accelarad's] network today, actively sharing images," Christy Murfitt, director of solutions product...
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2014
Left to Right: Halamka, Dreyer, Landman, Stack, and Weygandt. As regulatory efforts like ICD-10 and Meaningful Use continue to march on, the vision of policy and the reality of physician experience don't always line up. That was the key take away from The Art of Medicine, a panel discussion hosted by Nuance in Boston, Massachusetts this week. "We had a Big Bang moment, we had a horrible...
By Jonah Comstock October 23, 2013
Americans are more and more receptive to companies contacting them via email and text message, and healthcare is the area in which they most trust companies with their information, according to a new survey from the Varolii Corporation, a recently acquired subsidiary of Nuance. In the survey of 1,000 American consumers, Varolii asked them about communications in every aspect of their lives,...
By Jonah Comstock August 10, 2013
Weight Watchers online portal and app. This week in mobile health, we saw FDA clearances for Alere and Verizon, trials from Scripps and Qualcomm, and some interesting new products in the consumer health sphere from Beddit, Emotiv, and BioBeats. Some other articles from around the web have also highlighted mobile health trends. Here's some interesting pieces that caught our eyes this week. The...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2013
Nuance's MD survey on voice-enabled, virtual assistants Ahead of the big event in New Orleans, Nuance Communications surveyed 10,000 doctors in the US about how virtual assistants, think Apple's iPhone voice query tool Siri, might affect healthcare. Based on the survey, 80 percent of US physicians believe that they will "drastically change" how they interact with and use EHRs and other healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock February 11, 2013
When IBM's Watson supercomputer took down Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings just about two years ago, IBM let slip that Watson's next gig would be as a voice-enabled physician's assistant. Now IBM is giving us a little more information, releasing a video demo that shows how Watson might help an oncologist diagnose and treat a cancer patient. The demo, which warns that it's "not necessarily a direct...
By Brian Dolan October 18, 2012
Just one week after Nuance Communications announced that it had inked a deal with Cerner to add voice input to the electronic health records (EHR) company's mobile EHR apps, it has announced a similar deal with Epic. Epic users can now use Nuance voice recognition technology to capture clinical information in Epic's Haiku app for iPhone and its Canto app for iPad. In the announcement Nuance cites...