Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 03:06 pmMarch 12, 2018
Worldwide there are 422 million people living with diabetes, according to World Health Organization estimates. The condition can lead complications, including diabetic retinopathy, which can result in blindness. However, a recent study suggests artificial intelligence can help identify diabetic retinopathy early. Researchers at the Medras Diabetes Research foundation in Chennai India found that a...
By Laura Lovett 10:56 amMarch 12, 2018
Over the weekend AliveCor announced that its technology was validated in two studies. The first found that its KardiaBand, which works as a personal electrocardiogram device, can accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) when used with the Apple Watch. The second study, which was a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic found that its ECG device, when paired with AI, could detect hyperkalemia.  “...
By Laura Lovett 04:50 pmMarch 9, 2018
Compliance is important to any developer looking to create a healthcare app. But sometimes getting the right compliance for multiple products in several different countries can be a bit like running through an obstacle course.  Cloud-based platform for digital health Datica has recently announced its next generation platform to manage HIPAA compliance on top of AWS and Microsoft Azure.  “I’ve...
By Laura Lovett 04:05 pmMarch 9, 2018
Food based app Zipongo has just announced that Dr. Dexter Shurney will be joining the company as chief medial officer and senior vice president of clinical affairs. In his new role he will responsible for clinical aspects of Zipongo products and overseeing clinical research and analytics.  Prior to this position Shurney was the chief medical director of the employee health plan for Vanderbilt...
By Laura Lovett 02:14 pmMarch 9, 2018
Predictive analytics platform Clew Medical has recently announced its partnership with WakeMed for its clinical trials in the eICU to detect patient deterioration in realtime. Clew uses machine learning algorithms and customized physiological models to help clinicians make decisions with actionable clinical, operational and financial insights. The company’s AI system will give WakeMed access to...
By Laura Lovett 04:35 pmMarch 8, 2018
A recent Johns Hopkins study found that prediabetic patients who used the interactive mobile coaching program Sweetch lost weight and increased physical activity.   The study, published in JMIR, found that participant lost a mean 3.5 pounds and significantly improved weekly physical activity over the course of the three-month trial. Participants also saw a decrease in HBa1C or glycated hemoglobin...
By Laura Lovett 12:58 pmMarch 8, 2018
London-based startup WeMa Life has recently launched its online marketplace app that helps caregivers and patients connect with providers. The app has multiple functions and allows caregivers to book social care, domiciliary care, nursing, domestic help, personal care, and hygiene care. “Anyone who has ever been tasked with sourcing domiciliary care for themselves or someone close to them will...
By Laura Lovett 12:23 pmMarch 8, 2018
The Mayo Clinic has just released the results of a new study, which show an 80 percent increase in enrollment of clinical trials for breast cancer when using IBM’s Watson for Clinical Trial matching system.  The Watson system uses artificial intelligence to analyze unstructured information and pull out insights from the data.  “Watson is able to give us faster, better matching of patients to...
By Laura Lovett 05:58 pmMarch 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pledged to share more data between federal departments and with the public, HHS Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein said at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. The effort to make data more readily available began under the Obama administration. But now the department is working on the next steps, said Greenstein, moving from opening up data to taking...
By Laura Lovett 05:23 pmMarch 7, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs has joined the bandwagon of government agencies looking for outside innovators to help update its health technology systems.   In February, it became easier for private citizens to become involved when the department launched Lighthouse, an API that allows developers to create digital technology to build mobile and web apps that serve veterans.   With the latest...