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By Laura Lovett 03:33 pm October 22, 2019
Increasingly, patients are looking for more digital tools and ease from their healthcare providers. Health systems are under pressure to keep up with the growing demands of patients and the needs of their system.  At Providence St. Joseph Health in California, the digital team continues to prioritize tech when tackling the system's healthcare problems. Sara Vaezy, chief digital strategy officer...

From left to right: HIMSS' Steve Wretling, Cornell's Dr. Joann Difede, Cedar-Sinai's Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Harvard and MGH's Dr. Anthony Sossong, and Rendever's Kyle Rand.

By Dave Muoio 03:55 pm October 21, 2019
Virtual reality has been on the healthcare scene for quite a few years now, but it’s only within the last half decade or so that the technology has started to resemble an effective medical technology. While its potential use cases are varied to say the least, a couple of standout approaches such as pain distraction therapy now boast a healthy body of data suggesting its prowess under experimental...
By Laura Lovett 01:28 pm October 21, 2019
More than half of Americans are using at least one digital data collection tool to monitor their health, according to a new survey released by ResMed, maker of connected respiratory devices.  The report, which came out last Friday, was based on the survey results of 3,001 participants based in the U.S. In June, responders over the age of 18 years took the 15-minute survey. The results comprised...
By Dave Muoio 02:58 pm October 17, 2019
Neil Jordan has had a front row seat to the changing role of tech and consumer-focused initiatives in healthcare. For nine years he served as Microsoft’s efforts in this space as the general manager of health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector, and much more recently stepped into the role of its general manager for retail health innovation. Here, he’s looking to grapple with the growing trend...
By Laura Lovett 01:30 pm October 16, 2019
With thousands of dieting and fitness apps on the market, it’s clear technology is increasingly becoming a part of weight loss for many Americans.  At this year’s Connected Health conference in Boston, Sherry Pagoto, director of UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, reminded attendees that each dieter comes from a unique social structure and has a certain skill set that will impact their...
By Dave Muoio 12:20 pm October 16, 2019
Electronics juggernaut Sony is planning to launch a B2B device platform early next year that will help digital health companies incorporate a straightforward wearable sensor into their existing remote monitoring services. The mSafety platform — which Sony is previewing today at the Connected Health Conference in Boston — doesn’t look to focus on the apps, color displays or other features that...
By Laura Lovett 04:18 pm October 14, 2019
This morning med tech giant Abbott announced a new deal with chronic care management company Omada Health that will integrate Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with Omada's health coaching platform.  Going forward, eligible users with Type 2 diabetes will have the option to integrate data from their FreeStyle Libre, including glucose reading, trends and patterns, with...
By Dave Muoio 03:49 pm October 14, 2019
A new Stanford University-led study has found behavioral interventions such as activity reminders and education prompts delivered through a mobile app led to a significant increase in daily steps taken. “The results of this study show that minimal interventions delivered in a digital format can have a significant effect on physical activity,” the researchers wrote in The Lancet Digital Health. “...
By Dave Muoio 02:57 pm October 11, 2019
It’s little secret that chronic conditions are a heavy burden on the healthcare system. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity and others can stick with a patient for decades, often leading to increased spending on disease management programs and costly visits when those efforts aren’t making an impact. What’s worse, many of the clinical advances of the past decade or so haven’t substantially moved the...
By Jonah Comstock 02:44 pm October 11, 2019
Partners Health VP of Connected Health Dr. Joseph Kvedar has been giving the keynote for 16 years at the Connected Health Conference in Boston and the Partners Connected Health Symposium, one of CHC’s predecessor events. Each year, the show has focused on up-and-coming technology trends in the world of connected health. “People tell me that — and have told me year after year for almost as long as...