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By Laura Lovett July 18, 2018
Novartis is looking to digital storytelling as a way to help cancer patients and their families. Last week, the pharma company announced that it would be launching the Galaxies of Hope app, which lets patients, providers, and caregivers explore the challenges of coping with neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancer through a multimodal approach.  The app uses the real-world stories of people and...
doctor dictates for medical transcription automation tools
By Jeff Lagasse July 18, 2018
Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid broader digital transformation work. Medical transcription is the process by which doctors and healthcare professionals process health records, which are then...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2018
• Provider-focused telemedicine vendor SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management system will be used to teach students at the University of San Diego (USD) Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science about telehealth. In a class called “Telehealth and Emerging Technology”, students will learn the ins and outs of virtual visits. “Telehealth is an emerging area of healthcare that is shown to not only expand...
By Laura Lovett July 17, 2018
VitalConnect and physIQ are teaming up with the Haga Teaching Hospital in the Netherlands to conduct a study on how wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence can augment care for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Specifically, the study — which is funded by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals — is looking to see how the technology can detect adverse events in cancer...
By Dave Muoio July 17, 2018
CyberMDX, a connected medical device and clinical network security firm, announced today that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The financing round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, with additional backing from OurCrowd Qure. The company’s MDefend software product is deployed to a provider’s network, CyberMDX CEO Amir Magner told MobiHealthNews. The tool is non-intrusive, and doesn...
By Laura Lovett July 17, 2018
Blockchain is in vogue this year in the healthcare space as innovators find new uses for the technology, which makes information easy to verify and difficult to falsify.  Emerging out of stealth mode today is New York-based startup Embleema, which is launching its block chain personal health record platform designed to help link patients to life science researchers. “We focus on real data from...
By Dave Muoio July 16, 2018
To expand beyond the small- and mid-size employer market, digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement platform Physitrack has launched two new enterprise-focused offerings for new or current customers. The first of these, called PhysiApp 2.0, is a revamp of the company’s patient-facing physical therapy app that is better suited for long-term treatment and guided patient education...
By Dave Muoio July 16, 2018
A new study published in npj Digital Medicine suggests that walking data collected from hip-worn accelerometers is viable for assessing the risk of falls in older women. While this specific investigation employed a medical-grade triaxial accelerometer (the ActiGraph GT3X+), the researchers noted in their writeup that the success of these sensors bode well for population-level analyses of fall...
By Laura Lovett July 16, 2018
While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine, which is broadly critical of these platforms, worry that these apps could lead to unnecessary diagnoses and misinformation about mental illness.  “Mental health apps may promote medicalization of normal mental states and imply individual responsibility for mental...
Telemedicine laws in the U.S.

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By Jonah Comstock July 16, 2018
Last week’s announcement of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new fee schedule could mean a big increase in the amount of care given via telemedicine that’s reimbursed by Medicare. But for its state-funded cousin Medicaid, the availability of telemedicine services varies greatly based on where you are. A new survey out last week from Manatt Health looks at Medicaid fee-for-service...