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By Dave Muoio 03:25 pm November 17, 2019
A half dozen digital health startups went head to head this weekend in a pitch contest hosted by the American Heart Association. The competition’s cohort ranged from well-known heavy hitters like Welldoc to Korean hospital spinout Vuno, but in the end it was Pittsburgh-based Forest Devices that claimed top honors from both the contest’s eight judges and its audience. “Our solution is AlphaSTROKE...
By Melissa Jankowski 02:44 pm November 15, 2019
About the author: Melissa Jankowski is the executive director of The Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring safe medical transportation. NEMTAC partners with medical transport brokers and associations to develop best practices and has a role in the establishment of American National Standards that affect the industry...
By Dave Muoio 12:06 pm November 15, 2019
Livongo is touting new data regarding the efficacy of its device-and-coaching disease management platform, this time among those using its Livongo for Hypertension and Livongo for Diabetes products together. The results, which are set to be formally presented this weekend at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019, identified significant decreases in hypertensive blood pressure as...
By Dave Muoio 04:09 pm November 14, 2019
A new study suggests that Proteus Digital Health’s sensor-embedded pills can improve adherence among Hepatitis C (HCV) patients who are at a high risk for nonadherence. The data — presented this week at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ (AASLD) The Liver Meeting — indicate a 93% overall rate of medication adherence, and a 99.5% rate of sustained virologic response recorded...
By Laura Lovett 04:08 pm November 14, 2019
Hims & Hers, an online mail-order health company that uses remote consultations to prescribe cosmetic and sexual health products, has rolled out a new app for users.  The app will offer almost identical services and links as the original platform, and will give users access to asynchronous healthcare visits and prescription products such as birth control and erectile dysfunction medication...
By Jonah Comstock 09:01 am November 14, 2019
As of this morning, iOS users can officially download Apple’s new Research app and sign up for one or more of the three studies the company announced at its WWDC event in September. Inspired by the Apple Heart Study conducted last year in conjunction with Stanford, these three studies, focused respectively on heart health and movement, hearing loss, and women’s health, are being conducted with...
Catawba Valley Medical Center
By Bill Siwicki 05:10 pm November 13, 2019
Calls to the administrators on duty decreased from 274 before electronic notifications to 149 since implementation at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
By Laura Lovett 03:21 pm November 13, 2019
Yesterday the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) tapped the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Sciences and TechSpring at Baystate to join its R&D sandbox program. This means that startups in the state will now be able to apply for funding and access to the facilities of these three institutions so that they may test their products. ...
By Laura Lovett 01:55 pm November 13, 2019
Japanese pharma Eisai Co.'s subsidiary Eisai Inc. is rolling out a new skill on Amazon Alexa developed specifically to target children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of epilepsy.  Dubbed Ella the Jellyfish, the underwater-themed platform includes interactive games such as "Freeze Dance" and "Color Hunt." It also provides users access to music and meditation services. ...