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By Laura Lovett 10:08 am April 11, 2019
Telemedicine giant Teladoc announced this morning that it is teaming up with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on a new project aimed at creating a consumer pediatric telehealth platform for hospital and health systems.  As part of the partnership, doctors from Cincinnati Children’s will lead the advisory team. The hospital team is set to advise on pediatric-specific workflows,...
By Laura Lovett 03:27 pm April 10, 2019
This morning virtual care company InTouch announced a new telehealth product called Solo that is a fully integrated, end-to-end care platform.  Solo is able to integrate scheduling, eligibility confirmation, e-prescriptions, patient surveys, payments and digital signatures. A number of major EHR platforms such as Epic, Allscripts and Cerner are able to integrate with the technology.  The platform...
The AI-enabled Superpower Glass system was recently shown to improve socialization skills among children with autism spectrum disorder.
By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm April 10, 2019
Cognoa, the maker of a machine learning-based app for tracking children’s health and development, announced today that it has exclusively licensed an AI system designed to improve socialization skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Called Superpower Glass, the technology runs on Google Glass and is designed to encourage children’s...
By Dave Muoio 01:58 pm April 10, 2019
VR cardiac care training. Healthcare training and education firm Health Scholars has launched a VR training simulation to help clinicians practice their advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) skills. The app was built to follow the American Heart Association’s guidelines and programs and incorporates a voice recognition component. “Our mission is to improve patient safety, and by virtualizing ACLS...
By Laura Lovett 12:16 pm April 10, 2019
There is a new way to explore gene-environment interaction (GxE) thanks to a new virtual reality prototype. The new technology was born out of a partnership between the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and PreviewLab, who will be developing the technology.  GxE refers to the combination of our genes and environmental factors including mold,...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am April 10, 2019
A study published last month in JMIR Cardio demonstrated significant systolic and diastolic blood pressure reductions in hypertension patients who received a mobile app-based behavior change intervention. The investigation examined Better Therapeutics’ candidate digital therapeutic for cardiovascular disease, a daily-use app that encourages users to set and record their progress toward...

CMS Administrator Seema Verma on stage at HIMSS 2018.

By Laura Lovett 03:28 pm April 9, 2019
Yesterday at the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma argued that government can often foil innovation.  Verma, a well-documented opponent of single-payer healthcare, has her eyes set on cutting down on paperwork and reevaluating regulations as a means to facilitate technological innovation. “One of the things that troubles...
By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm April 9, 2019
Although still in its earliest chapters, the story of digital thherapeutics is beginning to pick up steam. Just six months ago, that the first software-only therapeutic cleared by the FDA, Pear Therapeutics’ reSET, kicked off a commercial launch driven by the sales channels expertise of an established pharmaceutical partner. Proteus, meanwhile, recently expanded dealings with its long-time pharma...
By Jonah Comstock 03:11 pm April 9, 2019
Smart glasses company Vuzix and telemedicine technology supplier VSee have teamed up to create a smart glasses offering for telemedicine, the two companies announced today ahead of the American Telemedicine Association conference. The product will be a HIPAA-compliant software offering for Vuzix's M300XL and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, with potential applications for first responders, telesurgery ...
By Jonah Comstock 01:27 pm April 9, 2019
A recent report from Morgan Stanley estimates that Apple’s market opportunity in healthcare could be as high as $313 billion in 2027 — or as low as $15 billion. The 50-page report, aimed at investors, makes the case for the various ways in which Apple could become an even more serious player in the healthcare sector, in light of trends like value-based care and the consumerization of healthcare...

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