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By Laura Lovett 03:36 pm November 12, 2019
Last week Reflexion Health launched its new digital physical therapy platform HelloPT. Users of the new tool can access licensed physical therapists via telehealth and recovery plans. The tool will be sold to health plans and self-insured employers for their members.  Patients start off by choosing what body parts are injured. Next they are asked to fill out a short survey. The tool then gives...
By Laura Lovett 01:46 pm November 12, 2019
Planned Parenthood is rolling out a new platform aimed at helping woman find the closest abortion center that suits their specific needs. Dubbed Abortion Care Finder, the new tool includes information about state requirements and locations where women can access abortion care.  Users of the platform can put in information about their zip code, age and how far along they are in their pregnancy....
By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm November 12, 2019
While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts.
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pm November 11, 2019
Ninety-eight percent of veterans with Type 2 diabetes enrolled in Virta’s digital diabetes management program reduced or controlled their estimated HbA1c level after 90 days, according to new results from a pilot conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health.  The pilot, which included a total of 104 patients, found that 84% of patients enrolled achieved an estimated HbA1c...

P.J. Keenan, Development Engineer, Philips Research models the HoloLens2 technology. 

By Laura Lovett 02:00 pm November 11, 2019
While Philips made a name for itself in the 20th century making TVs, VCRs and other electronics, its more recent history is exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. But even the fabric of Philips’ healthcare research is quickly shifting, incorporating new technologies—both in hardware and software.  “In the past we were always thought of as a hardware company. So, our head of strategy said...
By Jeff Lagasse 04:08 pm November 8, 2019
There's a potentially large impact school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly checks out the Microsoft HoloLens aboard a space station on February 20, 2016. The device is part of NASA's project Sidekick, which is exploring the use of augmented reality to reduce crew training requirements and increase the efficiency with which astronauts can work in space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

By Laura Lovett 01:25 pm November 8, 2019
Spending three years in an enclosed spacecraft with less than a handful of companions is a daunting task — not just physically but psychologically. However, that will be the reality for the crew going to Mars, a trip which is slated for some time in the next two decades.   “These people who travel with a small crew and small habitable body [face] psychological stress of that confinement and...
By Laura Lovett 01:18 pm November 8, 2019
Astronauts face a myriad of health challenges in space, including exposure to radiation, risk of bone deterioration, vestibular issues and various other concerns.  Space health researchers are continuously looking for ways to prevent and treat medical problems before they arise. Enter precision medicine: an increasingly popular strategy that consider specific variations in a patient’s genetic...
By Jack Kaufman 11:45 am November 7, 2019
About the author: Jack Kaufman currently consults with Osmosis and recently completed the Demand Curve growth marketing career training program. He previously worked at Dreamit Ventures as a marketing and community associate. Disclosure: Kaufman reports an ongoing consulting agreement with Osmosis, and worked with Osmosis, AMOpportunities and GIBLIB during his time at Dreamit Ventures. In 2017, ...
By Dave Muoio 10:34 am November 7, 2019
Telehealth giant American Well has struck a deal to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a vendor of telepsychiatry and behavioral health that services providers and payers. American Well says that this move will make it the largest enterprise telepsychiatry platform operating in the US. At this time, the companies are not sharing any terms of the deal such as its price, official effective date or whether...