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By Healthcare IT News Staff January 28, 2019
The theme of the 10th Annual event is Looking Back, Leaping Forward.
By Laura Lovett January 28, 2019
This morning medical device company Masimo announced FDA clearance for the measurement of respiration rate from a photoplethysmogram (RRp), so that it may now be used on the MightSat Rx finger pulse oximeter. The latest clearance also means the technology can be used at home by patients.   The new technology will be able to calculate a user’s respiration rate, which is the count of breaths per...
By Dave Muoio January 28, 2019
A recent paper published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics describes the design, safety and basic efficacy of a device-agnostic smartphone app that can interface with continuous glucose monitors, insulin pump devices and dosing algorithms from various manufacturers. Run on an unlocked smartphone, the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System (iAPS) smartphone app was reliable and generally...
By Laura Lovett January 25, 2019
Yesterday Planned Parenthood rolled out a new chatbot designed to help teenage girls get answers to questions about sexual health and puberty. The idea is to give young people a place to ask questions that have often been stigmatized or considered embarrassing. The bot, called Roo, has been trained to answer an array of questions from how to handle a crush to concerns about sexually transmitted...
By Jonah Comstock January 25, 2019
The terms “patient engagement,” “patient empowerment,” and “patient activation” get thrown around a lot in the world of digital health, often interchangeably. But Derek and Tracie Risling, co-founders of RisTech Consulting, believe that firmly differentiating these three phrases could help improve the science of digital health, which could in turn mean more interventions succeeding and fewer...
By Dave Muoio January 24, 2019
The acceptability, safety, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of Meru Health’s digital therapeutic for depression will be evaluated in a new two-year investigation conducted by Stanford Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System researchers. According to a clinicaltrials.gov listing, the research program will enroll older adults aged at least 40 years with depressive symptoms in two studies...
By Laura Lovett January 24, 2019
As one of the big players in New York, the pressure is on NYU Langone to innovate. That means often thinking outside the healthcare bubble and investigating how other industries use technology to bring the best experience to the end user, according to Caitlin Cronk, the associate director of digital planning and strategy at NYU Langone.   At HIMSS19, Cronk and her colleague Nader Mherabi, the...
By Dave Muoio January 24, 2019
Royal Philips and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have announced a deal that will allow the academic health system to expanding its remote monitoring and patient management capabilities. With the deal, affiliated practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine centers and Columbia University Irving Medical Center will have access to Philips’ eCareCoordinator, a clinical dashboard that tracks patient-...

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