October 17, 2017
A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits.
The voice-powered Northwell Health skill can be downloaded for free by anyone using an Alexa-enabled device. By addressing the Alexa, the skill responds to users with the address of the closest Northwell hospital emergency department or GoHealth...
July 25, 2017
Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will work with digital health startup The Right Place to help connect its post-discharge patients to the best skilled nursing facilities for them.
"Our goal is to help hospitals like BIDMC reduce the administrative burden of matching patients to the right place of care," Katherine Chambers, cofounder and CEO of The Right Place, said in a statement. "...
July 24, 2017
New York-based health giant Northwell Health has teamed up with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop and implement a number of medical innovations it says will improve patient care.
Representing hundreds of medical technology start-up companies in Israel, the IIA is a government-backed agency that partially funds newly founded companies to help them develop and bring their products to...
May 17, 2017
San Francisco-based Conversa, makers of a healthcare conversation platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding to expand its product offerings and build up its clinical conversation library. Northwell Ventures, the funding arm of New York healthcare system Northwell Health, led the round, with contribution from Epic Ventures and Healthgrades.
Conversa’s Conversation Platform aims to help...
March 20, 2017
Care coordination is critical to the success of population health efforts as it brings all of the moving parts of healthcare together on the same track. Care Managers at Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient facilities, are constantly in motion, tasked with digging into EHRs, compiling data, while also...
February 23, 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, 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 as one presenting a “tremendous opportunity,” that will...
February 7, 2017
In-home nursing, therapy and social work provider Northwell Health Home Care is putting telehealth capabilities into the hands of their patients. Through a partnership with health technology company Health Recovery Solutions, Northwell’s home care clients can use Bluetooth-enabled tablets to transfer vital signs and facilitate videoconferencing with their clinicians.
Leveraging Health Recovery...
November 10, 2016
The American Cancer Society is supporting research at the the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (the research arm of New York’s Northwell Health system), which is working on an app to guide people living with prostate cancer through the treatment decision process.
Dr. Michael Diefenbach, director of behavioral research at Northwell Health’s department of medicine and urology and a...
September 14, 2016
Despite so many apps and devices available today, and their promise to help consumers better manager their own health, patient engagement is still both art and science.
"Patient engagement is whatever the patient thinks it is," said Frederick Muench, director of digital health intervention in the Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health. "If we start at that point, work backward by figuring...