December 19, 2019
ECG algorithm picks up Breakthrough Device status. Eko, the maker of tools for monitoring heart function, announced yesterday that a novel ECG-based algorithm for detecting lowered left ventricular ejection fraction has received Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA. By analyzing a 15-second clip of ECG data collected via the company’s other products, the algorithm aims to assist with...
December 13, 2019
Amazon has continued to make a splash in the digital health world in 2019. This year it has been particularly active in the voice space. Its efforts include everything from launching a new Amazon Alexa feature that reminds patients to take their medication to a medical transcription function that runs on Amazon Web Services.
But Amazon hasn’t put all of its eggs in the voice basket. In 2018, the...
December 2, 2019
Amazon Web Services is tapping into its voice technology once again with the launch of the Amazon Transcribe Medical, an automated speech recognition service that will let developers add medical diction and documentation to their apps.
The streaming API tool is designed to cater to medical and pharmacological terms, thereby allowing doctors, clinicians and researchers to dictate into it. It also...
March 6, 2019
Minneapolis-based Allina Health will be implementing PatientWisdom’s information and experience platform within its EHR system. The startup’s tool allows patients to upload information about their personal lives and healthcare expectations into the web portal, which is then surfaced for the provider during their normal workflow.
“We are delighted to be working with Allina Health – I’m a big fan...
February 10, 2010
The devastating earthquake in Haiti earlier this year has spurred a number of telemedicine and wireless health companies to commit their services and donate equipment to the relief efforts in the country. We previously reported on a consortium of remote monitoring companies, including MedApps, AWS, Nonin, Digicel and A&D Medical, that has agreed to jointly donate equipment and infrastructure...
February 1, 2010
A group of telehealth companies has come together to donate remote monitoring services and devices to care workers in Haiti following the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the country last month. A&D Engineering, Advanced Warning Systems, Digicel, MedApps and Nonin have agreed to jointly donate equipment and infratructure toward the relief efforts. The group's "telehealth...