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By Jonah Comstock August 26, 2014
Raiing's smartphone-connected thermometer, the FDA-cleared iThermonitor Beijing-based Raiing is working with Boston's Partners HealthCare to pilot Raiing's smartphone-connected wireless thermometer, iThermonitor, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners researchers led by Dr. Kamal Jethwani will test the temperature monitoring device on 25 children and adolescents with leukemia. "Fever and...
By Aditi Pai August 19, 2014
Mountain View-based Listrunner raised $500,000 for its newly launched app, which helps physicians stay organized while doing their rounds, according to a post from VentureBeat. The app puts patient notes, lists, and tasks in one place so that physicians can input all information related to their patient while doing their rounds. Listrunner says its app also makes for easier handoff between care...
By Aditi Pai August 19, 2014
San Francisco-based Self Health Network has raised approximately $11 million over the past six years, according to recently posted filings in the SEC. The company's current product focus is a population health management platform. The funds include equity, debt, options, and securities. Self Health offers its software to hospitals and employers. For employers, Self Health offers a platform,...
By Jonah Comstock August 19, 2014
A new California Court of Appeals ruling has dealt a major blow to bring your own device (BYOD) policies. Although the case focused on employees working in retail, the court's decision may have implications for any employer with a BYOD policy in place. It could potentially have repercussions for healthcare down the road. In a class action lawsuit, a customer service representative named Colin...
By Jonah Comstock August 18, 2014
Remote monitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices reduced the mortality rate for cardiac patients by 50 percent and improved their clinical status by nearly 10 percent in a randomized control trial recently published in The Lancet. The trial was sponsored by medical device company Biotronik. The trial was conducted at 36 different clinics and hospitals in Europe, Australia, and...
By Jonah Comstock August 18, 2014
The transaction for Practice Fusion's acquisition of Ringadoc included a transfer of $2 million in Practice Fusion equity, according to an SEC document. It's unclear exactly how the equity sale fits in with the acquisition, but in all likelihood Ringadoc's investors and owners now hold a $2 million stake in Practice Fusion. “Practice Fusion filed a Form D yesterday with the SEC in connection with...
By Jonah Comstock August 14, 2014
Forty-six percent of healthcare providers answering a HIMSS survey used multiple telemedicine technologies in their practice, with the most popular technology by far being two-way video messaging. HIMSS had 400 responses to an online survey, mostly from directors and managers at hospitals, but also from doctors and nurses in hospitals and private practices. The results paint a picture of...
By Aditi Pai August 14, 2014
Intel has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), a nonprofit organization focused on Parkinson's disease research, to study symptom patterns in Parkinson's patients. During the multiphase research study, patients will monitor their symptoms with wearable devices and researchers will use a big data analytics platform to then analyze the information gathered. There is currently no...
By Aditi Pai August 13, 2014
While 49 percent of patients know their doctor's office offers a patient portal, 40 percent were not aware of a patient portal offering and 11 percent of patients know their doctor doesn't offer one, according to a survey of 430 patients from research firm TechnologyAdvice. The research firm suggests that the number of patients who are not sure whether their physician's office offers a patient...
By Aditi Pai August 11, 2014
Researchers from Harvard and Stanford have published a paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) that explores how much public data exists on Facebook about several popular health conditions. The study authors, who are from Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health, Harvard Medical School, and Stanford University School of Medicine, first identified the 20 most searched...