July 27, 2020
On Friday evening, the FDA reissued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for LabCorp's COVID-19 RE-PCR Test that now allows for testing among those without any symptoms of COVID-19.
The agency also expanded the indication to allow for pooled sample testing – a technique of combining multiple samples into a single test, and then following up with individual tests should the group be positive. The...
April 28, 2020
This morning behemoth lab test company Quest Diagnostics announced that it will be offering a “consumer initiated” COVID-19 antibody test for $119.
Dubbed Quest Direct, the service will let consumers request the antibody test through an online platform. Once the request is initiated it is sent to a licensed physician, who greenlights the testing order. Patients can then go to a Quest service...
July 6, 2018
This quarter saw a handful of digital health stories regarding payers and their new digital offerings, especially in the area of diabetes care. However, the past few months also saw headlines regarding CMS payments, payer-backed investigations into novel technologies, and other moves from insurers looking to better leverage digital healthcare. Read on for MobiHealthNews’ roundup of payer news...
June 25, 2018
Working with digital diabetes prevention program (DPP) provider Omada Health — and combining that intervention with lab and biometric screenings — lab company Quest Diagnostics reduced risk for diabetes in one-third of a 107-employee cohort.
"Many employers are eager to implement employee wellness programs that drive better health and cost outcomes, but are unsure of how best to achieve these...
April 4, 2018
Five healthcare organizations including insurers UnitedHealthcare and Humana, Optum, Quest Diagnostics, and MultiPlan are launching a blockchain pilot to help payers tackle mandated provider directories.
UnitedHealthcare and Optum are both part of UnitedHealth Group. Humana got involved through old-fashioned networking, according to Mike Jacobs, a senior distinguished engineer at Optum, who has...
May 3, 2017
San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Doctor on Demand has added another layer to its virtual visits with the integration of laboratory services with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, which will be available in the coming months.
Rather than interrupt their service and create additional paperwork or communication chains, clinicians practicing with Doctor on Demand can continue playing the...
December 15, 2016
A serious data breach at Quest Diagnostics that led to hackers accessing 34,000 people's health records was the faut of an unsecured mobile app, the company said in a statement. The company's MyQuest app, which is available for Apple and Android devices as well as the web, was the source of the breach.
"On November 26, 2016 an unauthorized third party accessed the MyQuest by Care360 internet...
October 19, 2016
IBM has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to launch a new precision medicine service that blends cognitive computing with genomic tumor sequencing. The service, IBM Watson Genomics from Quest Diagnostics, allows a physician to send a tissue sample to Quest, which will sequence the tumor DNA and send the genetic data through Watson for analysis. Watson runs through its reposititory of literature,...
August 9, 2016
Diagnostic information company Quest Diagnostics has launched an iPad-based cognitive assessment tool to aid doctors in diagnosis, assessment and care management of people with cognitive dysfunction.
The app, called CogniSense, was made available on iTunes following a 300-patient pilot study with Long Island ACO Primary PartnerCare. Dr. Edward I. Ginns, Quest Diagnostic’s medical director in...
June 30, 2015
HealthTap and Quest Diagnostics are partnering to add lab tests to HealthTap's video visits. Doctors on HealthTap's platform will be able to order diagnostic tests for their patients, who can then make an appointment with the nearest Quest lab to have the tests done. The results will then be accessible to the doctors via HealthTap's platform and to patients online or via Quest's MyQuest app.