Laura Lovett

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...
By Laura Lovett 04:20 pmMarch 6, 2018
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now—but whether or not it is going live up to what some are calling the new healthcare reform is still up for discussion. Mayo Clinic Chief Information officer Christopher Ross and Pricewaterhousecoopers Managing Director James Golden, tackled questions about the future of AI at HIMSS18. “In some ways [AI] could not be more hyped than it is. There is...

Healthcare 2.0 co-founder Indu Subaiya making the keynote address at the Innovation Symposium at HIMSS18 on Monday.

By Laura Lovett 03:05 pmMarch 6, 2018
Health 2.0 co-founder Indu Subaiya said she sees healthcare as a living, learning, interconnected system, and the future of healthcare innovation will come from collaboration.  “In this world where health happens everywhere, we are thinking a lot of this metaphor of a cell and the fact that a cell membrane in permeable,” Subaiya said during her keynote address at the Innovation Symposium at...
By Laura Lovett 03:01 pmMarch 6, 2018
 Government agencies don’t always have deep pockets, which can mean there isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room for an innovation budget. But some policy leaders are finding ways to make that budget work. Elise Sweeney-Anthony, director of the office of policy at the ONC, on Monday, said it is important for her organization to turn to stakeholders when looking to innovate.  “We recognize all we are...