August 14, 2019
Therapeutic virtual reality is not only an effective approach for hospital inpatients experiencing a wide variety of pain, but likely retains its impact when provided over multiple days under real-world circumstances, according to a new Cedars-Sinai clinical study published today in PLoS One.
“There’s been decades of research testing VR in highly controlled environments — university laboratories...
February 5, 2019
A study recently published in JAMA Network Open that employs Fitbit activity trackers found additional recorded steps were directly correlated to shorter hospital stays following an inpatient surgical procedure. Conducted at Cedars-Sinai, the investigation also attributed the monitors with improved accuracy when assessing a patient’s daily step count.
“We’re operationalizing this pop culture tech...
November 15, 2018
Tattoo circuits. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Coimbra have unveiled a method of printing thin circuits that could better enable wearable computation. The low-cost alloy is attached to a stretchable tattoo paper that adheres to the skin when wet, similarly to the decorative tattoos worn by children.
"This is a breakthrough in the printed electronics area,"...
May 18, 2018
Although it hasn’t yet established its place as a mainstream treatment modality, virtual reality has grown from an interesting diversion into a frequent topic of conversation within digital health. As researchers continue to dig their teeth into the immersive technology, it’s becoming clear that this new tool, often associated with video gaming and entertainment, could play a role in addressing...
March 14, 2018
At HIMSS last week, Samsung announced a partnership with Travelers Insurance, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Bayer, and AppliedVR around using virtual reality for pain management. Samsung and Travelers will fund a 16-month study of between 90 and 140 patients, conducted at Cedars using technology from Samsung, Bayer, and AppliedVR.
"We just completed a randomized control trial that shows you can...
December 11, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's third accelerator class held its demo day last week as the 10 companies announced a slew of pilots, deployments, and other deals. Nine out of the 10 companies has a pilot or commercial deal with Cedars-Sinai itself, but a number of companies also have deals with other hospitals, payers, or pharma companies. One, Tasso, has a $6 million grant contract with the...
September 28, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has launched an Apple Watch app to go along with its existing patient-facing app. Patients with Apple Watches will now be able to find hospital and urgent care locations, get directions to the hospital, and even to call a recently-searched doctor, all from the wrist.
Cedars-Sinai CIO Darren Dworkin told MobiHealthNews that he sees those functions as just...
July 20, 2017
Between experiments with virtual reality, iPads for patient engagement, a novel surgery simulation center, and many pilots from its in-house startup accelerator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has a lot of innovation irons in the fire. But the 958-bed hospital manages all these different by holding onto a handful of guiding principles and by being intentional about the innovation...
May 16, 2017
Healthcare network platform provider WEGO Health, which connects patient leaders with healthcare professionals and organizations, has teamed up with clinical trial recruitment platform CureClick. The partnership will seek to extend the reach of CureClick’s crowd-sharing platform by connecting it with Wego’s network of patient leaders across almost all health conditions. Additionally, Wego Health’...
May 15, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles has partnered with Noteworth, a startup from the second cohort of its accelerator, to give physicians in several hospital departments new tools to monitor the health of their patients at home. The deal is a three-year engagement.
Noteworth offers a novel platform for on-demand patient-generated health data. With the system, a physician can order PGHD for a...