chronic disease

By Dave Muoio 04:18 pm November 22, 2019
There are few clinical areas more in need of innovation than heart disease. It’s the leading killer among men and women in the US, accounting for one in every four deaths by the CDC’s numbers, and yet it’s also a body of health conditions that could be substantially mitigated through a number of lifestyle and behavior changes. So of course it’s little surprise that cardiovascular health and care...
By Dave Muoio 02:57 pm October 11, 2019
It’s little secret that chronic conditions are a heavy burden on the healthcare system. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity and others can stick with a patient for decades, often leading to increased spending on disease management programs and costly visits when those efforts aren’t making an impact. What’s worse, many of the clinical advances of the past decade or so haven’t substantially moved the...
By Tammy Lovell 04:07 am September 4, 2019
French startup Wefight has announced it raised €1.8m ($1.98m) to accelerate the development of its virtual companion, which aims to combat loneliness in people with chronic diseases. The app named ‘Vik’ can answer patients’ questions about their condition, treatment and care pathway. It features services such as smart pill reminders, a notebook to monitor side effects and personalised therapeutic...
By Bill Siwicki 10:27 am October 18, 2017
Remote patient monitoring company Medtronic Care Management Services  is partnering with telemedicine technology and services vendor American Well to enable a complete telehealth system focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population. The businesses will work together to enable patient access to American Well’s telemedicine services on Medtronic Care Management...
By Jonah Comstock 07:29 am January 29, 2014
A team of Dutch scientists has conducted a review of published studies that looked at how electronic communication between doctors and patients -- like email or messaging through a patient-facing EHR portal -- affects care outcomes, health behavior, and patient satisfaction. In the paper, recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, researchers looked particularly at studies...
By Aditi Pai 04:49 am December 11, 2013
To drive medical interoperability, all parties will need to push policy to get things done, Galileo Analytics Cofounder Anna McCollister-Slipp said at the mHealth Summit near Washington DC. McCollister-Slipp was recently appointed to serve on the FDA/ONC HIT Policy Committee’s FDASIA Working Group. "There's some piecemeal policy things that are ongoing that are really critical," McCollister-Slipp...
By Jonah Comstock 05:00 am November 26, 2013
Just 72 percent of Americans with one or more chronic conditions have internet access and only 78 percent have a mobile phone. That's compared to 89 percent and 91 percent, respectively, of those without chronic illness, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life project. At the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, Pew Research Center director Susannah Fox gave a...
By Brian Dolan 06:29 am August 7, 2013
Ideal Life's Blood Pressure Cuff Verizon Wireless' plans for an FDA-cleared mobile health platform focused on chronic disease management and other health conditions has been in the works for some time. The software platform, officially called The Verizon Wireless Converged Health Management (CHM) Device has just secured Class II 510(k) clearance from the FDA this month. Once it commercially...
By Brian Dolan 09:17 am March 23, 2009
Intel's Chairman, Craig Barrett, knows a thing or two about healthcare. Partly because he and his wife provide health insurance for the 75 people who work at the resort they personally own. Partly because he's the chairman of one of the biggest company's in the technology business. And partly because he owns horses. "I have horses who have their own electronic medical records and better health...
By Brian Dolan 12:00 pm March 18, 2009
Following up on yesterday's top story: Apple's iPhone 3.0 update, which included a number of mHealth implications, we caught up with LifeScan's Director of Communications Dave Detmers today. Detmers discussed the company's demo at Apple's event yesterday and fleshed out the background story on its Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor that synchs up with the iPhone 3.0 OS. LifeScan is a Johnson...