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By Jonah Comstock 04:28 pm February 18, 2020
Last year Oklahoma Heart Hospital switched up its vendor for appointment scheduling to great affect. As HIMSS Media reported at the time, switching to Relatient took the hospital’s no-show rate down from around 6.5% to 5.1% and saved the hospital nearly a million dollars on an annual basis. Jonathan Minson, lead software architect at OHH will present at HIMSS20 last month along with Relatient...
By Laura Lovett 04:14 pm February 18, 2020
Cindy Gaines has worn many hats over her career — she's been a nurse, a project manager, held multiple C-suite roles, and now serves as the clinical leader of population health management at Philips. She said that her experience in both the clinical and nonclinical realm has helped her in her current role of bringing the world of health IT and patient care together.  “I come with a lot of...
By Dave Muoio 03:50 pm February 17, 2020
Digital diabetes management company Glooko has announced the appointments of a new CCO and COO. The first role went to Zach Henderson, formerly of LexisNexis Health Care and Elsevier, he will be in charge of key strategic partners and revenue generation for Glooko. “As the leader in diabetes data management, Glooko is integrated with more diabetes and health devices than any other platform in the...

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By Laura Lovett 11:56 am February 17, 2020
Researchers are focusing on new health tech for some of the youngest patients. Recently two academic institutions published experimental design reports around baby tech. One focuses on a smart suit for tracking a babies movement, and the second revolves around the concept of a smart diaper from MIT.  Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new smart jumpsuit aimed at keeping...
By Dave Muoio 04:26 pm February 14, 2020
A sample of low-income patients engaged with Omada Health’s digital diabetes prevention program (DPP), achieved weight loss but no major difference in HbA1c levels after a year of use, according to study data recently highlighted by the company. The results — published late last year in the CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal and first previewed at a 2018 public health conference — suggest...

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By Laura Lovett 03:56 pm February 13, 2020
Digital health has gone from an obscure term in the health tech world to buzz words on the lips of every hospital CEO in America. Today startups, hospitals and other stakeholders are working on systems to implement these evolving technologies in practice.  “Obviously we’ve come a long way in digital health over the last decade or so,” Santosh Mohan, managing director of Brigham and Women’s iHub,...
By Laura Lovett 03:23 pm February 12, 2020
On March 1, XRHealth plans to launch its first virtual reality telehealth clinic in eight states and Washington DC.  The new technology is set to bring VR therapy into the patient’s home by combining therapeutic software, telehealth support and a VR headset to deliver remote rehabilitation services. Patients can use this service for a number of conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke...
By Dave Muoio 04:08 pm February 11, 2020
The accuracy of wearables employing photoplethysmography (PPG)-based heart rate sensors may vary significantly between specific devices and activity types, but these sensors’ performances do not appear to be significantly affected by the skin tone of the wearer, according to a new study published in NPJ Digital Medicine. The investigation, conducted by Duke University researchers among 53...
By Laura Lovett 02:04 pm February 11, 2020
As cases of the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) continue to spread across China and beyond, the Chinese government has released a new app intended to help citizens check whether they came into contact with the virus.  App users are asked to register a phone number, name and ID number in or to see if they were in contact with someone infected, according to Chinese state media outlet Xinhua, which...
By Jonah Comstock 04:18 pm February 10, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. Last year, Apple announced the results of the Apple Heart Study, an ambitious digitally-enabled research project that also tapped the talents of Stanford University, BioTelemetry, and telemedicine company American Well. Through the study, more than 400,000 individuals helped Apple and Stanford learn about atrial...