February 18, 2021
A facelift for hospital room TVs. Amwell announced today a new tech addition to the company's hospital-focused telehealth product. Specifically, the company's Hospital TV 100 kit transforms a hospital room's existing television into a two-way video conversation with virtual providers – an approach that Amwell said will allow hospitals to leverage their existing infrastructure to scale their...
August 25, 2020
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced this morning a new group of 24 technology and digital health companies aiming to develop industry-wide standards for digital therapeutics use.
Headlined by big names like Google Health, Doctor on Demand, HP, Livongo and ResMed (see below for the full list), the initiative is tackling the amorphous definitions and terminologies that abound within...
April 13, 2019
In a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), about two-thirds of physician respondents said they “strongly intend” to employ continuous and remote patient monitoring technologies in future treatment, with just over half of consumers reporting that they would use such devices if recommended by their physician.
"Remote patient monitoring technology has the potential to...
April 8, 2019
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced more than 30 organizations collaborating in a newly launched initiative focused on AI in healthcare. Comprised of Google, Fitbit, IBM, Livongo, Samsung, Verizon and others, the effort seeks to develop common terminology and a set of best practices regarding data use with the new technology.
“AI will boost our wellness and health care by...
February 28, 2017
Walmart has updated its app, and made big changes to the pharmacy features. With the new updates, users can refill prescriptions, track their order, and view price and pickup details. Walmart is also introducing express lanes to speed customers who are using the app through the pharmacy pickup line. Users just scan a code at the register and pick up the prescription — payment and receipts all...
April 28, 2016
The wearable activity tracking device market is one of the fastest growing tech categories, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
Some 20 percent of US households now own an activity tracking wearable device, which is nearly double the households that owned these devices last year. CTA also said that another 15 percent of households planned to purchase an activity...
December 10, 2015
Some 74 percent of adults said they plan to purchase health and fitness device within the next year. And of this group, 35 percent said they plan to buy a smartwatch, according to a survey of 1,001 online US adults conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association. The survey was fielded between August 20 and September 2.