Ochsner Health System

By Laura Lovett February 20, 2019
Looking to innovate in the research space, pharma giant Pfizer inked a deal with Ochsner Health System, a Louisiana academic healthcare system, to develop digital tools for clinical trials. The partners will be using Ochsner’s innovation lab, innovationOchsner, and Ochsner Research.  The multi-year strategic alliance revolves around a goal of improving “access and connectivity to clinical trials...
Dr. Richard Milani
By Jonah Comstock January 2, 2019
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has been using mobile technology to monitor and manage chronic disease patients since 2015. In that time, the doctors behind the program have learned a lot about how to implement such a system, as well as about how effective it can be. “We’ve learned a lot,” said Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner's chief clinical transformation officer and medical director of...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year. After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
By Jonah Comstock December 8, 2017
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals has deepened its relationship with Science 37, a startup it invested in earlier this year. Otsuka will use Science 37’s mobile clinical trial technology to further digitize its own trials, with an initial focus on psychiatry and behavioral health. “Otsuka is dedicated to promoting innovation in clinical trials as a means of expanding the diversity of patients enrolled in...
By Jonah Comstock November 3, 2017
Wearables and remote patient monitoring are being used more and more in hospitals, but barriers to their use still persist. At the Connected Health Conference in Boston last week, doctors and industry insiders went back and forth on how useful wearables are today, as well as offering a range of insights on what still needs to happen before they’re more widely deployed. Dr. James Mault, chief...
By Jonah Comstock April 27, 2017
Healthgrades, a company which originally focused on physician ratings but has lately expanded into customer relationship management for hospitals as well, has tapped Conversa to create CareChats, an AI-powered chatbot that helps hospitals follow up with recently discharged patients. "Essentially we have a very rich library of what we call conversation modules that are totally automated, they have...
By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2016
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has catapulted itself into the front lines of hospital innovation in the last few years as an early Apple HealthKit adopter, with its in-house "O Bar" app store, and with an initially successful blood pressure monitoring trial, the details of which Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Richard Milani shared at MobiHealthNews' event in June. At the DPharm...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2016
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans was able to get a little over two-thirds of their out-of-range hypertension patients within range in 90 days by having those patients measure their blood pressure once a week with a connected device. Dr. Richard Milani, the chief clinical transformation officer at Ochsner, shared some results from the program at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event last week in San...
By Jonah Comstock February 18, 2016
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System, which has been on the leading edge of adoption for a number of healthcare innovations in the past, is introducing a new program called Optimal Hospital that encompasses a number of different apps and devices to “improve workflow efficiencies in managing patient care, initiating more frequent and dynamic patient interaction,” according to the health system...
By Jonah Comstock November 19, 2015
Ochsner Health System's O Bar Evidation Health, a company launched by GE Ventures and Stanford Health, which works with various companies working in healthcare to develop a body of robust clinical evidence for digital health interventions, has announced a partnership with Ochsner Health System. Ochsner Health, based in New Orleans, was one of the first hospitals to work with Apple's HealthKit...