September 6, 2016
In a surprising move, Ramzi Haidamus stepped down from his post as president of Nokia Technologies, the Silicon Valley division of Finland-based Nokia Group. Nokia Technologies does not yet have someone to replace Haidamus, and the company says he will stick around until the end of September. In the meantime, Brad Rodrigues, who is currently head of strategy and business at the company, will...
August 2, 2016
Even just a few years ago, saying “telehealth” in a hospital almost always meant site-to-site telehealth, or video visit hardware wheeled around the hospital on carts. Now, in more and more hospitals, it’s starting to mean direct-to-consumer video visits. But barriers to adoption persist, both when it comes to physician buy-in and adoption by consumers.
“The difficult part of this is the clinical...
July 26, 2016
San Francisco-based Omada Health, an online and mobile behavioral medicine company, announced today a partnership with the American Medical Association and a new customer, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare system, which will offer Omada’s flagship diabetes prevention program (DPP), Prevent, to its patients.
The Prevent program aims to reduce the number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. All...
October 12, 2015
Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has partnered with American Well to launch a video visits app for patients. The offering, called Intermountain Connect Care, will be launched in 2016.
“Connect Care is an opportunity for Intermountain to engage with patients and provide a new option that complements traditional health care,” Intermountain’s...
July 16, 2015
Utah health system Intermountain Healthcare -- and other, as yet unknown providers -- appear to be investigating AliveCor's smartphone ECG device in a clinical context, to determine whether the iPhone version of the device is comparable with traditional 12-lead ECGs. The trial aims to test the device with 50 patients who have possible ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a common type of...
November 10, 2014
When Intermountain Healthcare, a large Utah-based hospital system, invested in digital health accelerator Healthbox last April, they announced that Intermountain would be one of the first testbeds for a Healthbox "foundry" program. Now more details have emerged about Healthbox and Intermountain's three-part collaboration.
One part is fairly standard: Intermountain will serve as a partner for a...
July 10, 2014
Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare have developed a smartphone-based test for measuring salivary cortisol, which can help care providers understand the patient's stress levels. The test can be performed at the point of care in just five minutes.
When someone feels stress, their body’s natural response is to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, to help them deal with the “...
July 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has released its second patient-facing app, called Intermountain Health Hub. The app, available from both the iOS AppStore and the Google Play store, contains a number of different features and functions for Intermountain patients including medical reference information, information for locating care, and access to health records.
The app has...
April 22, 2014
Chicago-based digital health accelerator Healthbox Global Partners, Healthbox's parent company since 2013, raised $7 million. The round was led by Intermountain Healthcare, Health Care Service Corporation, and Chicago Pacific Founders. Healthbox will use the funds to launch three new business units.
Since its founding, this is the first time strategic investors have invested in...
June 4, 2013
Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based hospital system with 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, has worked extensively with digital health companies -- most recently upgrading their pilot with wristworn vital signs monitor company Sotera Wireless into a full partnership last month, and teaming up with MModal in February to develop a speech-enabled computerized physician order entry system.