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By Dave Muoio 04:06 pm March 12, 2020
Together in perfect harmony. Dexcom and Welldoc have kicked off a new collaboration that will provide Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor users with data-analysis insights from Welldoc's digital diabetes management product, BlueStar. These insights include information on how lifestyle factors such as activity, nutrition, sleep and medication adherence are affecting a user's glucose levels. “Now...
By Laura Lovett 04:07 pm March 11, 2020
Women’s health company Proov got the FDA green light for its at-home ovulation testing kit.  Users can send away for the kit and get test strips, which can determine the presence of progesterone metabolite PdG in urine, which is linked to a woman's ovulation cycle.  The test was developed to help women find out if they are ovulating on a regular basis.  In the spring, the company will roll out...
By Laura Lovett 01:53 pm March 11, 2020
After his coronavirus diagnosis, Dr. Yale Tung Chen, an emergency room doctor at Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, was sent into quarantine. But this became an opportunity for him to educate the public about the virus.  Now four days into his isolation, Chen has actively posted live updates on Twitter about his condition and fielded questions from fellow Twitter users, providing a first-...

Illustration by CDC via Unsplash revealing ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses

By Leontina Postelnicu 11:14 am March 11, 2020
Since the novel coronavirus outbreak started in Wuhan, China, in December last year, we’ve seen the world focus on little else.  COVID-19 is putting strain on governments globally, and with over 90% of all cases reported so far coming from four countries, but over 100 affected, the pressure is now on officials to identify the response needed according to their own scenario.  Over the weekend, the...

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By Laura Lovett 02:29 pm March 10, 2020
A company out of Oxford, England is looking to help patients curb social anxiety with a new virtual reality tool. Dubbed OVR social engagement, the tool was designed to treat a variety of mental health conditions associated with these types of anxiety, including agoraphobia, depression and schizophrenia. The program is pitched as a way to help patients with social anxiety by immersing them in...
By Jonah Comstock 01:43 pm March 10, 2020
Ask 10 healthcare stakeholders what "digital health" is and odds are you'll get 10 different answers. It's an imprecise terminology, a reality that has vexed the industry and its press on more than one occasion. Last week, HIMSS (MobiHealthNews's parent company) posted its own definition that it hopes will provide useful clarity to the industry, along with a white paper that presents HIMSS' ...
By Dave Muoio 03:53 pm March 9, 2020
On Friday, Microsoft announced a handful of new capabilities coming to its Microsoft 365 platform that are designed to improve communications among care teams and facilitate low-friction telehealth visits with patients. Chief among the new tools already rolled out to providers is targeted communication within both the mobile and desktop versions of Microsoft Teams, Kristina Behr, general manager...

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By Dave Muoio 11:47 am March 9, 2020
This morning the US Department of Health and Human Services dropped its long-awaited final rules on interoperability, information blocking and patient access. While the two final documents from the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) specify a number of new requirements laid out in the 21st...

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By Tammy Lovell 05:06 am March 6, 2020
Around 60,000 patients in Yorkshire have been given access to an online triage technology from Finnish-based Klinik Healthcare Solutions.  Haxby Group, a healthcare provider which manages 11 GP surgeries in Hull and York, has become the first in the UK to adopt the Klinik Access online system, which offers patients an online assessment, using an artificial intelligence (AI) powered symptom...
By Dave Muoio 03:26 pm March 5, 2020
SymphonyAI Group, a collection of private B2B artificial intelligence companies spanning multiple sectors, announced yesterday that it has acquired TeraRecon, the maker of products for medical-image post-processing and other related products. As the group’s seventh portfolio company, TeraRecon will continue building out its radiology, cardiology and vascular-surgery AI-imaging support. However,...