Digital health news briefs for 11/15/2017

By Laura Lovett

More efficacy data for Leaf. A recent analysis of 10,000 patients showed that patients that used the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experienced a significant decrease in the rates of pressure injuries, which fell by 75 percent. Adherence to patient turning protocols, which help prevent pressure ulcers, rose 65 percent. The wireless, wearable sensor developed by Leaf Healthcare will tracks patient’s movements to determine the optimal timing for nurses to turn or reposition patients at risk for ulcers.

From remote care to remote training. Care delivery management company, CellTrack announced that it’s LearningManager software and content will now allow healthcare agencies to provide training on the CellTrack’s software over their desktops or mobile devices. This technology will mean that staff members can be trained from home or remotely. 

Medidata, ICON team up. Cloud-based software and data analytics company Medidata, announced a collaboration with ICON, a provider of outsourced drug development services to biopharma, to work on the management of medical imaging during drug development research. ICON is expected to expand on its use of the Medidata Clinical Cloud and will include image management services. ICON will also use Medidata Medical Imaging to manage imaging studies through a single cloud platform.

Printable medical devices. Inventor Ana Claudia Arias is working with printers and high-tech inks to make a new generation of medical devices, STAT News reports. Arias, told STAT that she wants to create devices that “you forget that you are wearing.” Her work spans everything from wearables to kids-sized MRI coils.

High school student launches care coordination app. CareZare, an app that allows caregivers to build and manage a support team, was launched recently by high school senior Logan Wells.The app lets user collaborate, schedule and connect with caregivers for seniors. The app is now available in the App Store and Google Play.

uBiome adds new home tests. Women can now check for HPV, STD’s and bacterial vaginosis at home using uBiome’s SmartJane. The home test checks for 23 vaginal floras and 18 strains of HPV, as well as STD’s like gonorrhea, using a precision sequencing technology and proprietary algorithm.