October 9, 2019
Patient engagement has long been a tough nut for healthcare to crack, and it’s not for a lack of trying. New technologies that meet the patient in their home offer a clear opportunity to meet patients throughout the course of their daily lives, but the tools themselves are only half of the solution — making a real connection is just as much about addressing and responding to each individual’s...
July 4, 2019
Earlier detection and advances in treatment increasingly help to treat chronic diseases and cancer in ambulatory care. While this approach has tremendously improved patients’ quality of life, it also means that they are responsible for administering their own therapy, a situation that doesn’t come free of risks.
New treatment scenarios require new tools
Home medication creates new challenges for...
July 1, 2019
San Antonio, Texas-based Carenet Health — a maker of healthcare engagement, clinical support, telehealth and care navigation products — has acquired software maker Citra Health Solutions’ engagement and telehealth subsidiary, according to an announcement from the companies.
While the deal's price tag was not disclosed, a representative of the companies told MobiHealthNews that Carenet is picking...
June 24, 2019
Only around 50% of patients with long-term illnesses adhere to their treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
To help combat this, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with Finnish health tech startup Popit to provide support to people taking rheumatoid arthritis medication.
Pfizer patients will be offered Popit’s adherence solution, which monitors pill-taking with a...
May 29, 2019
Healthcare has a few lessons it can learn from the casino world, according to Gary Loveman, a professor at Harvard Business School.
Loveman’s somewhat unconventional career path has given him experience in both the insurance world and the healthcare industry; he previously served as the president of Aetna’s Consumer Health and Service division and held the CEO position at Caesars Entertainment...
May 16, 2019
Gozio Health, maker of a mobile wayfinding and patient engagement platform for healthcare systems, has signed onto a strategic alliance with AT&T that will scale its service to more hospitals nationwide.
To help patients navigate large or complex medical campuses, Gozio deploys an automated robot to traverse the halls and begin constructing a digital map of the facility. From there, the...
May 1, 2019
In April, MobiHealthNews and our sister publications focused our theme month coverage on the consumerization of healthcare. As patients take on more and more financial responsibility for their own care, the industry is responding by turning healthcare into a consumer experience. For May, we're continuing on with the same narrative thread: As hospitals look to earn the loyalty of consumer-patients...
May 1, 2019
When it comes to engaging patients in their health, it’s a balancing act between offering the latest technology and providing the personal touch of face-to-face care, according to panelists at the Atlantic’s Pulse event in Boston yesterday.
It’s not always about uprooting the system, but about changing the experience to address the pain points, according to Dr. Michael Richardson, medical...
April 1, 2019
In order to make impactful strides in your fitness regiment, you may need more than a consumer fitness app, according to a recent study.
In March, JMIR published a meta-analysis revealing that while fitness apps modestly increased physical activity, the average step count between app users and nonusers was nonsignificant. The researchers, who represented the University of South Australia and...
(L to R) Dr. Nick Patel, an audience volunteer, and Dr. Robert Louis demonstrate the system (Photo by Jonah Comstock).
February 15, 2019
Dr. Robert Louis, director of the skull base and pituitary tumor program at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute, didn’t set out to use virtual reality as a tool for patient engagement.
Originally, Louis explained during a session at HIMSS19, his department was using the technology — which turns two-dimensional radiology images into a three-dimensional virtual reality flythrough — for surgical...