Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 05:37 pmMarch 7, 2018
A cadre of Canadian digital health startups were at the forefront of a special HIMSS session organized by the Canadian government’s department of foreign affairs, trade, and development.   Each of the six featured startups was a graduate of the Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT in Philadelphia, and tackled healthcare challenges ranging from medication adherence to inelegant data...
By Dave Muoio 05:19 pmMarch 7, 2018
Teams looking to AI and machine learning as a solution to their system’s problems should be reminded that the technologies are not a magic bullet, Leonard D’Avolio, cofounder of Cyft and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, said on Monday at HIMSS18.   In fact, he said, the success of these technologies within the industry will dependent on focused...
By Dave Muoio 03:24 pmMarch 7, 2018
As virtual and augmented reality technologies continue to improve, researchers and entrepreneurs continue to investigate the role these tools may play in healthcare. In an educational session at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas Tuesday, presenters described the technologies’ current roadmap, highlighting persisting roadblocks and novel strategies incorporating other technologies. After describing the...
By Dave Muoio 04:19 pmMarch 6, 2018
A trio of presenters at HIMSS 2018 shared data from practical machine learning and AI-focused studies that demonstrate how the technologies could reduce costs and improve patients’ outcomes.  These studies, conducted by teams at the Grady Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, primarily focused on flagging adult and pediatric patients whose EHRs...
By Dave Muoio 02:50 pmMarch 6, 2018
Samsung Health users will now have access to a new consumer-grade version of WellDoc’s digital diabetes management platform, the two companies announced this morning. The Diabetes Wellness Program is a 12-week wellness program designed to help Type 2 diabetes patients improve unhealthy behaviors and better manage their condition. The program is available through the Samsung Health version 5.14 or...
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pmMarch 5, 2018
Improvements in data management will soon mean healthcare providers can engage patients outside of standard care more than ever before, Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, said Monday at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas.   “We’re managing everyone. We’re not just worrying about the people that we see in front of us, and it’s a real important difference,” Murphy said at the Coordinated and Connected...
By Dave Muoio 04:11 pmMarch 2, 2018
 From syringes to workflow management systems, healthcare is no stranger to adopting new technologies into standard care. As digital and connected technologies continue to stake their claim in the industry, the last few years have seen the rise of a new type of health technology product — one that promises measurable health outcomes validated by traditional clinical trials.   “You had a little...
By Dave Muoio 03:51 pmFebruary 28, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Watson's contributions to the Teladoc platform. Watson does not offer diagnoses. With the acquisition of Best Doctors last summer, telemedicine vendor Teladoc has been providing specialist consultations through its remote platform. A less-publicized outcome of the deal, however, is that the company has also absorbed and implemented the...
By Dave Muoio 03:38 pmFebruary 28, 2018
Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that uses predictive analytics to match employees with programs, has raised $110 million in funding to scale operations. Participants in the financing round include existing investors NEA, Founders Fund, GV, and Maverick Ventures, as well as new investors Sun Life Financial and Mubadala Ventures. Word of the new funding comes amidst other headlines...
By Dave Muoio 11:55 amFebruary 28, 2018
Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer today announced the launch of UpToDate Advanced, a mobile-friendly physician tool that offers interactive guidance through clinical decision-making. The new offering builds on medical information and images collected within the company’s longstanding clinical reference information product UpToDate, which is used by 1.5 million physicians annually, according to the...