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Jennifer Goldsack speaks at the Patient Saftey in a Digital World symposium on Tuesday. Photo credit: FIDHS 

By Laura Lovett 03:32 pm January 29, 2020
Patient safety is an age-old concern in the healthcare industry. However, as the latest tech-enabled tools begin to emerge in medicine, new questions around patient safety begin to arise as well.   “When we think about the use of these tools in healthcare, we think about what is the same and what is different [from traditional care],” Jennifer Goldsack, executive director of the Digital Medicine...
By MobiHealthNews 04:29 pm June 7, 2018
The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has tapped Healthy.io for a new program that will allow kidney patients to take home urine tests, using their smartphone cameras and digital testing kits. The test results will then be automatically electronically delivered to physicians. “This is great news for patients with kidney conditions and we’re really excited to be the first NHS organization to be...
By Brian Dolan 10:13 am March 13, 2015
The big digital health story this week was, without a doubt, Apple's unveiling of ResearchKit, a forthcoming developer tool that will make it easier for medical researchers to use apps to collect health data for clinical studies. (If you haven't already, be sure to read our original coverage of the ResearchKit announcement right here.) What follows is a comprehensive round-up of the most...
By Aditi Pai 12:04 pm March 9, 2015
During Apple's most recent event, the company launched a new health offering -- arguably its most clinically-focused yet -- called ResearchKit. The open source platform helps researchers build medical apps and more easily recruit patients for clinical trials and other research projects. “iOS apps already help millions of customers track and improve their health,"Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice...
By Aditi Pai 12:03 pm November 7, 2013
McKesson Foundation’s Mobilizing for Health initiative has awarded The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, grant of an unspecified amount to develop and test a mobile self-management app for cancer therapy patients. The program will help patients who are on oral chemotherapy to better monitor their symptoms and adverse effects of their treatment. The development of the...