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By Jonah Comstock June 5, 2018
Apple has followed up on its launch of Apple Health Records at 39 health systems with the announcement today of a Health Records API, which will allow developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from patients’ electronic health records to help people manage care, medications, nutrition, and more. “Medical information may be the most important personal information to a consumer,...
By Laura Lovett June 4, 2018
Scheduled to open later this month, New York’s newest children’s hospital and inpatient pavilion will have a focus on digital health and technologies. NYU Langone Health will launch the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, which will be part of the new inpatient Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, on June 24.  “We’re extremely proud of technological systems we’ve built and deployed,...
By Laura Lovett June 4, 2018
With its eyes set on a global reach, telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it was acquiring fellow virtual care platform Advance Medical for $352 million this morning. The acquisition is expected to help Teladoc expand its clinical services internationally, specifically to multinational employers, and cater to patients in more languages.  “[Teladoc provides] a full suite of services—everything...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2018
As of tomorrow, individual genetic risk tests are officially exempt from requiring 510(k) premarket approval, provided the company offering the test has gone through a one-time premarket review of its testing apparatus and at least one test. The notice, which will be officially published tomorrow in the Federal Registry, finalizes a guidance that was originally proposed in November 2017. "Today,...
By Laura Lovett June 4, 2018
Billerica, Massachusetts-based Insulet Corporation, maker of the OmniPod Insulin pump, has just announced that it received the FDA clearance to commercialize its latest product the Omnipod Dash Insulin Management System. “Omnipod Dash was inspired by Podders and embodies what users on multiple daily injections have been asking for in a diabetes management system,” Patrick Sullivan, chairman and...
By Dave Muoio June 4, 2018
Consumer-grade wearables may not have the same precision as their medical-grade counterparts, but they certainly seem to by favored by patients. In a newly published study investigating adherence to continuous tracking device use, researchers observed a high rates of adherence and very low attrition among a group of mid-risk cardiovascular patients instructed to wear Fitbit devices. These rates...
By Laura Lovett June 4, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this arcticle misstated the location of company. This story has also been updated with additional information.  This morning Purchase, New York-based telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it is acquiring Advance Medical, a company that specializes in virtual care, for $352 million.   The move is expected to help Teladoc grow its global market into Latin America...
By MobiHealthNews June 1, 2018
Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream. Earlier this week, a national review of 145 telemedicine studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded that the technology likely improves access to care and has clinical benefits in acute and chronic care. This report also found less robust evidence that telemedicine in these...
By Bill Siwicki May 31, 2018
Riverside Medical Clinic is the largest physician-owned practice in California. It is a multi-specialty enterprise that has more than 170 providers and sees more than 400,000 patient visits a year. As such, it has a great need to communicate with myriad patients on a daily basis, no matter the location. So Riverside recently implemented a patient communications platform that uses bidirectional...
By Laura Lovett May 31, 2018
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that telemedicine services could lead to an increase in genetic counseling in community care centers, according to an abstract that will be presented tomorrow at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. Seventy-seven percent of participants in the study's remote group, who were offered genetic...