Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

By Jonah Comstock February 13, 2018
Portland, Oregon-based Bright.md, which makes a virtual physician's assistant app called SmartExam, has announced two new customer wins at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico and Providence Health & Services in Oregon. Concurrent with the New Mexico launch, Bright.md has launched a Spanish-language version of the app as well. "Healthcare systems like Presbyterian and Providence...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year. After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has launched the third class of its accelerator, which the hospital runs in partnership with TechStars. Startups in the Cedars-Sinai Tech Stars accelerator receive a $20,000 investment and a $100,000 convertible bridge grant in exchange for a 6 percent equity stake. But the main draw is the opportunity to work with the health system, through guaranteed...
By Jonah Comstock July 20, 2017
When a hospital wants to deploy a new technology, a major decision is whether to partner with a company or build it themselves. Building something uses a lot more resource, but the tradeoff is control — the organization can create exactly what they need. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is one of a handful of hospitals around the country that’s discovered a third option. By partnering...
By Jonah Comstock March 10, 2017
A team of researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has published a review of randomized trials studying the use of virtual reality in inpatient settings. The research team included Dr. Brennan Spiegel, who heads up a team that uses virtual reality for pain reduction at Cedars-Sinai. The paper, published in “Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience” was originally intended to be a...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2017
There's some technology that has to be seen to be believed. Dr. Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedar-Sinai Hospital, puts virtual reality technology in that category. And that can make it hard to sell doctors on the idea, at least at first. "What I’ve seen is, talking about therapeutic virtual reality is completely hypothetical until you’ve experienced virtual reality...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2016
Stasis Labs, a company endeavoring to reinvent the patient monitor for non-intensive care settings, has raised $5 million in a round led by RTP-HC, the healthcare arm of RTP Ventures. Wonder Ventures and Techstars Ventures also participated in the round. Stasis Labs was incubated at the Cedars-Sinai Techstars accelerator. Stasis provides a full system for monitoring patients in the general wards...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
By Jonah Comstock August 16, 2016
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is rolling out two new technologies incubated in its recently-launched accelerator program. Cedars Sinai VP of Legal and Technology Affairs Jim Laur told MobiHealthNews that all 11 companies in the first class are partnering with the healthcare system going forward, but the latest two to have all the contracts signed and to be ready to be announced are...