remote patient monitoring

By Heather Mack April 5, 2017
Patients in the intensive care unit need a lot of specialized monitoring, and physician shortages and high costs can create barriers in delivering consistently quality care in hospitals. But implementing a telehealth program can fill these gaps, reduce readmissions and save hospitals millions, says a new report commissioned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The report, which was...
By Heather Mack April 4, 2017
Santa Clara, California-based VivaLnk is officially selling Fever Scout, its FDA-cleared, smartphone-connected wearable thermometer patch for children. The soft, peel-and-stick patch is now available for $59.99 in-store at Best Buy locations across the country as well as online at Amazon, Target and the company’s own website.  The flexible, adhesive Fever Scout patch is designed to be worn under...
By Heather Mack March 30, 2017
Teladoc is now powering the telemedicine services of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, a large health system affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. The platform is live for Jefferson’s network of outpatient and inpatient care, which is comprised of six colleges, nine hospitals, and 34 outpatient and urgent care locations -- serving over 2.6 million patients annually. The Teladoc platform...
By Heather Mack March 23, 2017
Women recovering from breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy may be just fine checking in with their doctors via their smartphone rather than having to visit in person, a small study published in JAMA Surgery suggested.   Surgeons at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto randomly assigned 65 post-operative women to either attend planned follow-up visits with their doctor at one...
By Heather Mack March 7, 2017
UK-based digital health company Inhealthcare is now working with Medway Community Healthcare to provide remote monitoring services to people who are self-managing cardiac health. Using Inhealthcare’s telehealth platform, Medway patients who have been prescribed the anticoagulant Warfarin for longterm use and currently self-test their blood can now manage their condition completely remotely,...
By Heather Mack February 26, 2017
Nokia is set to launch the rebranded Withings suite of consumer digital health tools this summer, including connected scales, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and activity trackers, which will all be under the Nokia name. At the same time, the company will debut the Patient Care Platform for chronic condition management and release an updated version of the Health Mate app, altogether...
By Jonah Comstock February 20, 2017
Carolinas HealthCare System Vice President of Information and Analytics Services Pamela Landis introduced the MyCarolinas tracker program at HIMSS 2016, just about a year ago. At the Digital and Personal Connected Health event at HIMSS today, Landis revisited the ongoing program and shared data and results from some small pilots at the hospital.  MyCarolinas Tracker is an app that lets patients...
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
For people going through addiction treatment, relapses can happen at any time. So, operating off the notion that close monitoring could offer more opportunities for early intervention, two health technology companies are working to leverage remote patient monitoring to offer better care to people with alcohol use disorder. Soberlink, makers of a high-tech, FDA-cleared remote breathalyzer, will...
By Heather Mack February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data. Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...

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