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By Dave Muoio 04:38 pm February 7, 2020
The first artificial intelligence-enabled cardiac ultrasound software has received De Novo marketing authorization, the FDA announced today. Developed by Caption Health, the Caption Guidance tool guides medical professionals through a heart disease diagnostic test that normally requires an ultrasound expert. “Echocardiograms are one of the most widely-used diagnostic tools in the diagnosis and...
By MobiHealthNews 03:39 pm February 7, 2020
In this grab-bag episode of HIMSSCast, Laura Lovett, an editor at MobiHealthNews, chats with host Jonah Comstock about three recent in-person reporting experiences here in the Boston area, where MobiHealthNews is based. They included an office visit to the Division of Digital Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Patient Safety in a Digital World symposium held at the Dana-...
By Ian Chiang 11:21 am February 7, 2020
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...

Photo credit: Buoy Health 

By Laura Lovett 02:57 pm February 6, 2020
It’s hard to flip on the TV and not see some mention of the novel coronavirus. The number of cases reported has continued to rise daily, as the World Health Organization reports that the virus has spread to 25,000 individuals across 25 countries.  However, a biproduct of the disease has been fear, according to Buoy Health Founder and CEO Dr. Andrew Le.  Increasingly startups and innovators are...
By Dave Muoio 02:15 pm February 6, 2020
A new survey polling thousands of international office workers suggests that two in five will opt to search their symptoms online and self-medicate rather than visit a doctor, and the same amount admit that doing so makes them more nervous about seeking care from a professional. On the flip side, a similar portion of respondents (43%) said they would investigate their condition online and then...
By MobiHealthNews 04:05 pm February 5, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. It’s no secret that with tens of thousands of participants and five days of programming, HIMSS can be a little overwhelming. This year is no different — from former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) dishing out his advice on health investing to media guru Arianna Huffington’s talk on the humanity in healthcare, there's...
By Dave Muoio 04:00 pm February 4, 2020
New study results published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that a binge eating treatment strategy combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), telemedicine consultations and Noom’s self-monitoring app could be effective in reducing symptoms compared to standard care. Announced back in in 2015, the investigation — conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai, Kaiser Permanente...
By Laura Lovett 01:36 pm February 3, 2020
Sony’s smart operating platform NUCLeUS Operating Room scored FDA 510(k) clearance late last week. The new system allows clinicians to capture, store and share OR videos, scans and other patient data throughout its hospital network. This will also allow videos, including 3D videos, to be captured in "near real time.” The latest tool was designed to reduce hardware requirements in the operating...

The Division of Digital Psychiatry team at Beth Israel. 

By Laura Lovett 04:13 pm January 31, 2020
Walking down the halls of the research wing at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, it’s hard to miss the bright orange biohazard warnings on the door of nearly every lab — except one. Formed in 2018, the Division of Digital Psychiatry is focused on technology’s role in improving mental health care.  Led by Dr. John Torous, the division’s first digital tool, dubbed mindLamp, is focused on examining "...
By Dave Muoio 03:56 pm January 31, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. While there are no shortage of technical approaches for hackers targeting a healthcare organization, the fact of the matter is that many attacks start with doctors, administrative workers and the other employees who might not have cybersecurity on the mind. This approach, often referred to under the umbrella term of “social...