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By MobiHealthNews March 8, 2019
The deadline to submit a speaking proposal for the HIMSS Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare event is 5 p.m., Monday, March 18. The event will be held in Boston on June 13th and 14th. Event Overview: The influence of machine learning and artificial Intelligence is being felt throughout healthcare, but with it come big challenges with technology, terminology, domain expertise, and, perhaps...
Some false or misleading guidances on FDA's website.
By Bradley Merrill Thompson March 8, 2019
About the Author: Bradley Merrill Thompson is a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial issues. The opinions in this piece are Thompson's and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS. As a pro bono project, together...
By Laura Lovett March 7, 2019
After a child with a complex condition has been hospitalized and continuously monitored by high-tech devices, it can be a rude awakening for parents when they are sent home with a binder and a pencil to record progress, according to Dr. Jeff Vergales, a pediatric cardiologist at UVA Children’s Hospital.  The University of Virginia is aiming to tackle this problem with a program called Building...
By Jonah Comstock March 7, 2019
Teladoc Health has big plans going into 2019. From a business perspective, the telemedicine company anticipates becoming cash-flow positive this year, CEO Jason Gorevic said on a recent earnings call. And from an operations perspective, the company plans to pursue a "virtual first" strategy over the next year. Topline In the full year 2018, Teladoc increased revenue 79 percent from $233 million...
By Jonah Comstock March 7, 2019
Zoll Medical Corporation, which received FDA clearance a few years ago for both home and hospital versions of its wearable defibrillator LifeVest, is now dealing with a range of lawsuits and FDA actions over problems with the device. At least two people have died because their vests failed to activate due to an electrical problem, the FDA reports, while local media in Pittsburgh reports that...
Global digital exemplar
By Leontina Postelnicu March 7, 2019
Aiming to improve health and social care services, a new lab named LiverNerds is giving innovators a space to test new digital solutions. It brings together the work of an NHS trust through the flagship global digital exemplar programme and the city’s £3.5m 5G health and social care pilot, and last week, MobiHealthNews went to visit Liverpool’s Life Sciences Accelerator for its launch. The lab, ...
By Laura Lovett March 5, 2019
This morning Senseonics, an implantable glucose sensor company, announced that data from its Eversense continuous glucose monitor will be integrated into the Glooko diabetes management platform.  This means that users of the Eversense CGM and app will now be able to sync it with the Glooko online platform and app, and be able to see historical blood glucose-related data as well as get updates...

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By Laura Lovett March 5, 2019
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new wearable sensor for newborns that is being pitched as an alternative to the traditional wire technology, which can prevent babies from being held.  The system's two sensors also work differently than the wire sensors. One attaches to the baby’s chest and the other to the baby’s foot, allowing clinicians to have a view of opposite ends of...
telehealth
By Tammy Lovell March 5, 2019
Under reforms to the GP contract published in January, all patients will have the right to “digital-first” primary care, including web and video consultations by April 2021. But Dr Helen Atherton, who leads a digital health research group at Warwick Medical School, said the plans meant surgeries had to offer virtual consultations “even where they have decided this can’t be safely done with the...
By Laura Lovett March 4, 2019
A new study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in partnership with The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health will be using eTectRx’s ingestion event monitoring system to research adherence of the HIV prevention drug Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  PrEP is a preventative drug designed to be taken by people who do not have HIV but are at risk for the condition. and must...