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Researchers conducted a study comparing traditional care with the digital intervention from Joint Academy to find outcome differences for knee osteoarthritis.

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:36 pm February 23, 2021
Digitally treating osteoarthritis through clinical, evidence-based programs can be more effective at reducing pain and improving physical function than routine self-managed care, according to research from JAMA Network Open. Researchers from the University of Nottingham conducted a randomized control trial comparing traditional care with the digital intervention from Joint Academy to find...
Google Care Studio
By  Laura Lovett 12:03 pm February 23, 2021
Google is looking to tackle EHR navigations issues with the creation of Care Studio, a clinician-facing search tool that helps organize patient’s medical records. The tool is meant to be used alongside the EHR in order to streamline workflows. Caregivers can use the platform to look through patients' records across different EHRs. The tool is also able to synch up data from various health systems...
Popit, personalised patient support

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By  Tammy Lovell 11:49 am February 23, 2021
Finnish digital health startup Popit and global healthcare engagement firm Ashfield Engage have announced a collaboration to improve patient adherence. Popit’s monitoring technology, and Ashfield Engage’s patient support programme have been brought together to provide personalised support to patients on oral solid dosage (OSD) treatments. The Popit Sense device is attached to a pill sheet and...
COVID-19, artificial intelligence, Laipac Technology, YAS Pharmaceuticals, Pure Health, IOMT

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By  Ahmed El Sherif 08:42 am February 23, 2021
Two UAE-based health companies have partnered with Canada’s Laipac Technology to launch the “world’s first” artificial intelligence (AI)-powered rapid COVID-19 antigen test. YAS Pharmaceuticals and Pure Health will be working with the Ontario-based Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) specialist to provide an “intelligent and innovative way to deploy technologies to better protect the health of...
By  Dave Muoio 02:43 pm February 22, 2021
University Health Network (UHN), a research collaborative supported by Toronto-area health organizations, is spinning up its academic study on heart-health monitoring via the Apple Watch. Conducted in collaboration with the tech giant and first name-dropped last fall, the project looks to determine whether or not blood oxygen, mobility and other types of data collected through the smartwatch's...
Pulse oximeter
By  Laura Lovett 01:47 pm February 22, 2021
Pulse oximeters, devices used for estimating blood oxygen levels, may be less accurate in people with darker skin pigmentation, the FDA warns. The tools are often used by patients at-home to monitor conditions, however the FDA cautioned that the technology have limitations and a risk of inaccuracy under certain conditions. Today many pulse oximeters are digitally connected, which has made the...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:32 pm February 19, 2021
The Biden administration is continuing to lock in leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a handful of new appointments. At the top of the list is the department's new administrator for the Senate's consideration, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. An Obama-era policy official, she was most recently managing director at Manatt Health where she provided policy analysis and...
By  Dave Muoio 09:00 am February 19, 2021
DrChrono, the maker of an open, mobile-friendly EHR platform and other practice management software, has launched an open FHIR API that will allow a seamless transfer of patients' data from the company's OnPatient personal health record (PHR) to Apple Health, the iPhone-based PHR launched by the tech giant in 2018. Now, patients using the two platforms won't need to download and log into the...
wellness app

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By  Sara Mageit 08:38 am February 19, 2021
Wellness and fitness coaching app, actio has extended its seed round to €10 million with a new investment from fellow Berlin-based venture capital firm Heal Capital. The startup secured a seed funding of €8.5 million from HV Capital and Cavalry Ventures in December 2020. WHY IT MATTERS According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of global disability, affecting over...
An image of Amwell's new in-room telehealth kit
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm February 18, 2021
A facelift for hospital room TVs. Amwell announced today a new tech addition to the company's hospital-focused telehealth product. Specifically, the company's Hospital TV 100 kit transforms a hospital room's existing television into a two-way video conversation with virtual providers – an approach that Amwell said will allow hospitals to leverage their existing infrastructure to scale their...