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By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2019
At MEDinIsrael 2019 this week, a conference in Tel Aviv sponsored by the Israeli Export Institute, Dr. Lena Granovsky, director of analytics and big data at Teva Pharmaceuticals, spoke on and off stage about the work the top Israeli pharma company has been doing in digital health. These topics included the company's recently FDA-cleared smart inhaler ProAir Digihaler, as well as more broad...
By Laura Lovett March 29, 2019
A new blockchain-enabled platform aiming to curb doctor’s appointments no-shows with redeemable incentives launched in beta yesterday.  Dubbed Healthereum Life Portfolio, the system will give patients tokens for showing up to appointment, answering surveys and completing other health-related activities. The healthcare provider can specifically create a value for the tokens. Then the tokens can be...
By Dave Muoio March 29, 2019
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s research efforts will be getting an artificial intelligence boost thanks to a new multi-year deal signed by the pharmaceutical company and Concerto HealthAI, the maker of a clinical insight generation platform that employs real-world data in its analyses. According to the announcement, Concerto’s eurekaHealth tool will “accelerate insights through novel health economic...
By Laura Lovett March 28, 2019
Within the last few years the FDA has undergone a metamorphosis when it comes to digital health regulations. Though many of these are not yet solidified, a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts that these changes could open new doors for pharmaceutical companies looking to jump into the digital arena.  “Changes made by the FDA have made it easier for digital health products to be...
By Dave Muoio March 28, 2019
  Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated that a billing incident involving Clover Health occurred last year, rather than in 2015. This has been corrected below.  Clover Health, an Alphabet-backed insurtech startup focusing on the Medicare Advantage market, is restructuring its internal teams in an attempt to bring on healthcare insurance and health IT expertise, the result of...
By Dave Muoio March 28, 2019
Scanwell Health, the maker of a smartphone-based platform for home urinary tract infection screening, announced last week that it will be playing a role in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, an ongoing, multicenter investigation of chronic kidney disease and other comorbid chronic conditions sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. As a result of the partnership, up 1,250...
By Jonah Comstock March 28, 2019
When it comes to the aging in place sector within digital health, there's other companies and then there's GreatCall. From its mid-2000s roots as a "smartphones for seniors" company, GreatCall has consistently seen the direction in which the market will turn and anticipated it, often by acquiring other companies like digital mPERS company Lively and remote monitoring company Healthsense. All this...
By Laura Lovett March 28, 2019
The rise in machine learning and data analysis has led to a new wave of discussions over personalization in healthcare. However, despite the expected potential, many employers have yet to implement the systems, according to the Employer Perspective of Personalization in Digital Health survey conducted by Castlight and the National Business Group on Health.  In the report 84 percent of employers...
By Laura Lovett March 27, 2019
A new artificial intelligence system that employs Google Glass may be a resource for helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve socialization skills, according to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics.  The small clinical trial found that children using the wearable technology at home showed significant improvements in socialization skills, compared to their counterparts...
By Dave Muoio March 27, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio-based patient and provider engagement company PatientPoint is teaming up with the American Medical Association to help improve the prevention, identification and management of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As part of the collaboration, the tech company will be disseminating AMA-developed chronic disease education and engagement content through its point of care...

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