Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the past three years, Rock Health has surveyed 4,000 U.S. adults about digital health use and perceptions.
In May, a pair of studies were published in the journals Autism Research and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) that evaluated Cognoa’s artificial intelligence-based tool for early identification of autism in children. While both investigations suggest that the tool’s performance significantly exceeded those of other standardized screeners, comparing the two studies shows a sizable difference in the reported accuracy of the company’s offering.
Last week healthcare-focused intelligence and analytics software company Mediware announced that it is acquiring Rock-Pond Solutions, an analytics software company dedicated to the home infusion, home medical equipment, and specialty pharmacy industries. The terms of the acquisition were undisclosed.
It's become an annual tradition for MobiHealthNews to parse Inc. Magazine's Inc 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, calling out the digital health and health tech companies that made the list. We found more companies than ever on this year's list, some you'll recognize and some you may not.
Psychiatry has long stood as one of the more subjective areas of care, but new technologies and large-scale data generation and analysis may offer a more quantifiable approach to mental health treatment.
In a recently published perspective, a group of Verily researchers and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf called for the psychiatric field to embrace digital sensors and the data sciences so that mental health practitioners can reduce the variability in outcomes that comes with intuition-based care.
Online patient community PatientsLikeMe, which connects patients with different symptoms and conditions and collects patients' voluntarily submitted data for research, has teamed up with the FDA on a research study that could point the way toward a new channel for patient-generated health data for the agency. The study was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
As laid out in the 21st Century Cures Act, the Breakthrough Devices Program looks to streamline new medical technologies that offer improved treatment for serious diseases.