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Technology is advancing faster than ever before and affecting every part of our lives. Importantly, it’s revolutionizing the way we manage chronic conditions, like diabetes, which affects more than 29 million people in the U.S. alone.
By seamlessly connecting patients, healthcare providers and care teams, technology has the potential to improve access to medical records, update caregivers on how...
September 19, 2018
Fitbit on Wednesday announced Fitbit Care. Born directly from its acquisition of Twine Health earlier this year, Fitbit Care is a connected health platform for health plans, employers, and health systems.
Utilizing Fitbit’s wearable devices, Fitbit Care combined health coaching and virtual care to help improve disease management and prevention by leveraging Twine’s health coaching services.
September 10, 2018
Major electronic health record systems vendors are pretty innovative companies when it comes to keeping their products up to date with the changing requirements of delivering healthcare at health systems, hospitals and group practices.
But there is only so much big companies can do, and further, sometimes the perspective from an innovative upstart developer can shed light on new features and...
South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is part of the South Shore Health System. Credit: Google Maps
September 7, 2018
Boston's South Shore Health System was facing some challenges with five affiliated OB/GYN physician groups across 40 referring physicians: patient confusion, missed revenue, and negatively impacted Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores.
To overcome these challenges, South Shore built a smartphone app. Using "app-as-a-service" technology and specialized blueprints...
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August 30, 2018
A majority of UK National Health Service trusts have no official policies to discourage the use of consumer messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger among clinicians and staff, according to a new CommonTime report.
The study found that despite the clear privacy risks posed by those apps, many trusts also don't provide other more secure alternatives for staff to use.
This is just...
July 4, 2018
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new NHS app that will put patients in control of their healthcare and will be available to everyone in England in December 2018.
The new NHS app, which was a key feature of Hunt’s speech to NHS Expo last year, will give patients access to their GP record, enable them to order repeat prescriptions, and access 111 online.
Patients will also be able to...