June 3, 2019
Between Twitter notifications and the constant of flood of work emails, staying focused on one task can be challenging. However, researchers have discovered that a new meditation platform could be effective in improving young adults' attention spans. In the study, which was published in Nature Human Behavior, the MediTrain closed-loop digital meditation platform helped healthy young adults ...
Dave Schoolcraft, partner at Ogden Murphy Wallace, chats with Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health IT.
May 31, 2019
Even as a number of IT organizations pressed the ONC to extend the comment period, and delay the implementation, of its new data sharing and information blocking rules, a group of entrepreneurs gathered in Boston to hear National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker discuss those rules and their implications for the innovation community.
At the 2.5-hour event, which also included a panel of...
May 30, 2019
It’s little exaggeration to say that the healthcare industry has been transformed by new technologies. Automation, big data analysis, consumer-facing digital tools and more are steadily becoming the norm in daily care, and by and large come with promises of better outcomes and lower costs.
But not every new technology that’s made it to the big show has been a home run, however, and just about...
May 28, 2019
This month’s news that Apple had picked up the patent rights for a passive health monitoring system from startup Tueo Health does not appear to the only business occurring between the two companies. On Friday, CNBC reported that the consumer tech company had also outright acquired the small respiratory health company for an undisclosed sum.
Tueo Health’s website was pulled down at some point late...
Babyl activation event in Rwanda. As part of the service communities have access to virtual consultations with doctors and experts, as well as monitoring and diagnostic tools. Photo credit: Babyl Rwanda
May 24, 2019
With billions of dollars pouring into the biggest tech hubs in the world like Silicon Valley, New York and Beijing, it can be easy to forget about other health technologies under development in regions without the same resources.
However, digital health has already started changing care around the world, especially in developing regions, making care more accessible and cost effective. In...
May 24, 2019
NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published this week the independent evaluation of the Babylon GP at Hand service, undertaken by Ipsos Mori and the York Health Economics Consortium to understand the impact of the digital-first model on patients and staff, as well as the wider system.
It follows the release of the Care Quality Commission’s report that saw GP at...
May 23, 2019
Amazon is building a wrist-worn device and accompanying app that listens to the wearer’s voice to identify their emotions, according to an anonymous source as well as internal documents acquired and reported on by Bloomberg.
The system, codenamed Dylan, is intended to be used as a health and wellness product, and might be adapted to provide the wearer guidance on how they may more effectively...
May 22, 2019
This morning the FDA granted digital physical therapy company Reflexion Health a 510(k) clearance for its Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA) to be used for trunk and upper extremities.
VERA is a prescription digital physical therapy platform that uses an avatar coach to help patients with their rehabilitation. The platform has the ability to perform a 3D scan of the patient in...
May 22, 2019
Israeli device-enabled telemedicine company Tyto Care has launched an app on Epic's App Orchard, enabling the company's service to be easily integrated into the mammoth tech company's EHR.
Tyto Care offers a remote consultation service, which it supports with a number of connected devices that are designed to better enable these virtual visits. Housed within the remote care kits sold to providers...
May 22, 2019
Comcast is actively working on an in-home device for monitoring the health of seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk individuals, according to anonymous sources cited by CNBC (whose parent company NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast). The telecommunications giant is planning pilots of the device and service before the end of the year, and could potentially aim for a 2020 commercial...