August 9, 2017
Brisbane, Australia-based digital health company ResApp has been talking up its Smartcough-C study — a multisite, double-blind study of the company’s smartphone-based respiratory analysis software — for a number of months. Conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and Texas Children’s Hospital, the trial was intended to support ResApp’s FDA submission for a number of...
June 21, 2017
Oscar Health plans to expand the reach of its innovative, tech-savvy insurance plan into six states in 2018. Pending regulatory approval from the states, the move will include the service's return to New Jersey, where it pulled out last year, expansions in existing markets, and brand new launches in Tennessee and Ohio (via the previously announced Cleveland Clinic partnership).
June 16, 2017
Cleveland Clinic is venturing into the health insurance business for the first time with Oscar Health.
The organizations announced this week they will offer co-branded health insurance plans to consumers in northeast Ohio, marking Cleveland Clinic's first entrée into the payer market with a product bearing its name.
The health plans are expected to be sold on the Ohio health insurance exchange as...
June 16, 2017
Insurance startup Oscar Health announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to offer co-branded insurance plans in northeast Ohio. The deal marks a first for both organizations: Oscar’s first plan in Ohio and Cleveland Clinic’s first foray into the health insurance market.
"Together, Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health intend to offer a different approach, one that breaks down the complexities...
February 20, 2017
Telemedicine provider American Well and Samsung Electronics are collaborating to create a new level of healthcare service in regards to consumer reach, interoperability and accessibility, the two companies announced at HIMSS 17 in Orlando today, but they aren’t yet disclosing what that end user experience will look like.
While both companies were short on specifics, they described the partnership...
February 19, 2017
At the Pop Health Forum last fall, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy talked about her definition of patient engagement, and how much bigger it is than just apps. At the Personal and Digital Connected Health event at HIMSS today, Boissy expanded on those ideas, giving several specific examples of how Cleveland Clinic is realizing those ideas.
“Patients should be...
February 3, 2017
Dr. Adrienne Boissy's title at the Cleveland Clinic is chief experience officer, and her mandate is to improve and optimize the patient experience. But one of Boissy's strongest contentions is that the physician experience is important too -- in fact, it's intrinsically linked with the experience of the patient.
"I think there’s absolute clarity for me and for this organization that there is no...
November 16, 2016
ResApp has announced the final site and received the final IRB approval for its Smartcough-C trial. Texas Children's Hospital will join the previously announced Massachusetts General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic in a three-site trial of the Australian company's ResAppDx app, which essentially uses the smartphone microphone as a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s breathing.
October 24, 2016
ResApp, an Australian company developing an app to diagnose respiratory conditions based on cough sounds, has secured the first of three IRB approvals for its upcoming Smartcough-C pediatric trial, which will take place at the Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a third site yet to be announced.
ResApp’s offering — an app called ResAppDx — essentially uses the smartphone...
October 13, 2016
It's been a big couple of days for Apple's Apple Watch, which came out ahead in a small study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Cardiology journal yesterday. Additionally, news broke today of two patents that could predict some intriguing future features for the device, and Politico reported on a potential new healthcare use case with the device.
The JAMA study was a small...