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By  Dave Muoio 02:03 pm February 10, 2021
Mount Sinai researchers are the latest to share data indicating that consumer wearable devices can help flag new cases of COVID-19 prior to molecular diagnosis. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the institution's Warrior Watch Study provided Mount Sinai Health System workers with an Apple Watch and a custom study app. The results highlight a significant...
With CardioCare already in its portfolio, egnite plans to develop more solutions that harness data science to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

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By  Mallory Hackett 02:00 pm February 10, 2021
A new digital healthcare company called egnite launched Wednesday with the goal of leveraging advanced technologies and analytics to improve health outcomes for structural heart-disease patients. Egnite originates from the CardioCare platform developed by Edwards Lifesciences, which is already deployed at over 50 hospitals and health systems across the country. The platform is designed to manage...
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By  Dave Muoio 02:39 pm February 9, 2021
A recent report testing the security capabilities of several mobile health apps highlighted "systemic" shortcomings and vulnerabilities that could lead to the exposure of users' sensitive health and identity information. Conducted by cybersecurity marketing firm Knight Ink and sponsored by mobile app API security company Approov, the investigation reverse-engineered 30 mobile health apps using an...
By  Sophie Porter 02:33 pm February 9, 2021
A recent statement by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) claims the NHS COVID-19 app has alerted over 1.7 million users of potential exposure to the virus since its release in September. This comes with the decision to start releasing regular data updates from the app from 18 February as part of the wider NHS Test and Trace data, which is already being reported weekly. WHY IT...
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By  Laura Lovett 01:44 pm February 9, 2021
Senior focused organization AARP inked a deal with the Older Adult Technology Services in order to help seniors navigate the digital landscape and improve their online literacy. This announcement coincides with the news that AARP is launching its a new online community to help elders find free online classes and events. The goal of the partnership is to help seniors boost their digital savvy in...
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By  Dave Muoio 11:59 am February 9, 2021
Nuance Communications, the Boston-based maker of various conversational artificial intelligence tools for healthcare, announced yesterday that it has acquired Saykara, a Seattle startup that specializes in mobile AI clinical documentation. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Saykara's lead product is an AI assistant named Kara. During an in-person or virtual visit, doctors can use Kara to...
Mightier game
By  Laura Lovett 02:38 pm February 8, 2021
Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Mightier is teaming up with Magellan Health to study how the former’s video-game like therapy can improve emotional regulation for children, thanks to a $2 million National Institute of Mental Health grant. The pair will be launching a new study to evaluate the impact of Mightier’s biofeedback video game platform on improving behavior and in children with...
By  Dave Muoio 12:09 pm February 8, 2021
The FDA has granted De Novo authorization to what will be the first device treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that is used while the patient is awake. Called eXciteOSA, the prescription tongue muscle stimulation device is intended for those aged 18 years or older to reduce mild sleep apnea and snoring. Patients use the device for 20 minutes once per day over a six-week period, and...
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By  Sophie Porter 01:19 am February 8, 2021
Digital triaging service eConsult has closed a new funding round of £7m which will support the growth of the platform, both in its existing services and into new areas. Currently used to triage primary and secondary care patients, the service will expand into urgent care with a triaging service for Emergency Departments. The funding was led by Gresham House Venture and Calculus Capital, a leading...
Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg
By  MobiHealthNews 12:22 pm February 5, 2021
Omada CEO Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg, former COO at Propeller Health, join host Jonah Comstock to talk about virtual care, remote chronic condition management and just what healthcare will look like into the next decade. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play!   Talking points:   What is virtual care? Virtual care in a post-COVID telehealth landscape...