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By Mike Miliard 06:07 am November 5, 2019
Kyruus' new Patient Access Journey Report, which polled patients about their healthcare preferences, finds an appetite for a streamlined, digitally mature scheduling experience.
By Jeff Lagasse 06:07 am November 5, 2019
A robust web presence and offerings like online scheduling and telehealth are imperatives for health systems looking to stay relevant.
By Max Sullivan 06:07 am November 5, 2019
While 88% of patients said they were satisfied with their care, only half said their doctors and other providers did a "good" or "excellent" job.
By Dave Muoio 02:26 pm November 4, 2019
The FDA has issued a class two device recall for Senseonics’ Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system. This posting follows a September notice from the company that alerted providers and distributors in the US that the sensors of certain devices may stop working prematurely. Senseonics identified a small number of Eversense Sensors that have prematurely stopped functioning due to inadequate...

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By Laura Lovett 01:56 pm November 4, 2019
Mars — it’s the subject of countless science fiction novels and has long been a fascination amongst us earthlings. Today NASA is setting its sights on making a human Mars landing a reality within the next two decades. Located on average 140 million miles away from Earth, distance is just one obstacle in sending humans to the red planet. Maintaining the health of the astronauts venturing to Mars...
By Bradley Merrill Thompson 02:08 pm November 1, 2019
About the Author: Bradley Merrill Thompson is a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement and clinical trial issues. The opinions in this piece are Thompson's and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS. Let’s say I could show you,...
By Laura Lovett 03:37 pm October 31, 2019
Digital ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with Chinese wearable company Huami Corporation on a new effort to combine the pair’s technology into medical-grade wearables.  The end goal is to have an ECG-enabled wearable with various heart features on the market by 2020.   "AliveCor's agreement with Huami achieves our corporate goal of delivering AliveCor's AI-driven subscription services and...
By Laura Lovett 01:30 pm October 31, 2019
In the future Siri may be the go-to source for health information. A new consumer survey made up of roughly 1,000 participants found that more than half of its participants wanted to use voice assistants for healthcare. WHY IT MATTERS The survey, conducted by Voicebot and Orbita, reported that while today consumer adoption of voice assistants for healthcare was still relatively low (7.5%), there...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 09:00 am October 31, 2019
Berlin-based startup Inne, which says it is offering a “hormone-based mini lab for women”, has raised €8m in a Series A round led by Blossom Capital. Early backer Monkfish Equity and angel investors Taavet Hinrikus, cofounder of TransferWise, Rolf Schromgens, cofounder of Trivago, and Tom Stafford, managing partner at global investment firm DST, also participated in the round. WHAT THEY DO Inne...

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By Laura Lovett 12:54 pm October 30, 2019
US senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) have penned another letter to the FDA expressing concern over the agency’s PreCert program.  In it, the senators acknowledge the opportunities for digital health, but also question the proposed regulation's ability to ensure safety of the products. The 10-page letter asks 18 pointed questions about the program...