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By Dave Muoio 01:00 pm October 28, 2019
Facebook is again expanding its public health messaging efforts with the launch of a new tool that shows users in the U.S. a list of recommended preventive tests or checkups, sets scheduling reminders and connects users to local providers of those services. Born of partnerships with the American Cancer Society, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the CDC, the...

Babyl activation event in Rwanda. As part of the service communities have access to virtual consultations with doctors and experts, as well as monitoring and diagnostic tools. Photo credit: Babyl Rwanda 

By Laura Lovett 12:11 pm May 24, 2019
With billions of dollars pouring into the biggest tech hubs in the world like Silicon Valley, New York and Beijing, it can be easy to forget about other health technologies under development in regions without the same resources. However, digital health has already started changing care around the world, especially in developing regions, making care more accessible and cost effective. In...
By Dave Muoio 04:21 pm May 10, 2018
Avizia has announced a partnership with Regroup that will allow the telehealth company to offer comprehensive mental health services through its platform. The new telepsychiatry service will be staffed by Regroup’s provider network, and available to the health systems Avizia serves. “Like Avizia, Regroup was founded on the idea that no patient should have to worry about access to high-quality...
By Heather Mack 03:48 pm November 10, 2016
The American Cancer Society is supporting research at the the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (the research arm of New York’s Northwell Health system), which is working on an app to guide people living with prostate cancer through the treatment decision process. Dr. Michael Diefenbach, director of behavioral research at Northwell Health’s department of medicine and urology and a...
By Aditi Pai 07:50 am April 24, 2014
Almost 90 percent of Americans say they would make their personal health data available to researchers to help them better understand a disease or to improve care and treatment options, according to a survey of 1,001 Americans over the age of 18 conducted by research firm Kelton and healthcare communications firm Makovsky Health. Within this group, 26 percent of consumers would share regardless...