October 31, 2019
Apple's high on health. Apple CEO Tim Cook was pleased as punch with his company’s latest quarterly and yearly report, which he said on an investor’s call yesterday was Apple’s “highest revenue in a September quarter ever” at $64 billion. Thirty-three million dollars of this was in iPhone revenue — a 9% decline over last year that he felt was a significant step up from the 15% decline seen...
September 9, 2019
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a provider of remote patient monitoring platform for health systems, has closed $10 million in new funding. The raise was led by Edison Partners.
WHAT THEY DO
Founded in 2012, HRS offers a broad range of telehealth services that provide systems with real-time monitoring, virtual visits, messaging, patient engagement and education, image transfer and other remote...
August 29, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Biobeat has been granted 510(k) clearance for a remote monitoring device capable of measuring the wearer’s blood pressure, oxygenation and heart rate.
Designed for use in the hospital or at home, the device is available as either a wristwatch or adhesive patch. Of particular note, the products differentiate themselves from other remote monitoring devices through a...
June 6, 2019
About the Author: Dr. Daniel Yazdi is an Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School interested in the intersection of digital health and clinical medicine. He can be followed on Twitter @DanielYazdi.
Medicine is reaching a problem of epic proportions: without any changes to how primary care is delivered, in 2030 there will be a projected deficit of 14,800 to...
January 30, 2019
England's Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Hospital at Home team has reduced the number of home visits by 22 percent after deploying the AI-enabled wearable from Scottish start-up Current, formerly known as snap40, to monitor patients remotely after they are discharged from hospital.
Current said the trust’s team, including nurses and physiotherapists, was trained to use the solution in less than...
January 24, 2019
Royal Philips and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have announced a deal that will allow the academic health system to expanding its remote monitoring and patient management capabilities.
With the deal, affiliated practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine centers and Columbia University Irving Medical Center will have access to Philips’ eCareCoordinator, a clinical dashboard that tracks patient-...
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...
December 19, 2018
Another year gone by, another flurry of activity in the digital health space. Hospitals and health systems around the world worked with startups or in house to launch and develop new programs and increasingly digitize their care.
One thing we've left out here is Apple, which partnered with a number of health systems this year to roll out its Health Records system. You can read more about that...
December 7, 2018
The journal Health Affairs is widely regarded as a key forum for conversations about health policy. This month, Health Affairs published a special issue with 20 research papers, editorials and analyses around the broad topic of telehealth, including synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine as well as remote patient monitoring.
Of note, the journal is not a cheerleader for the field; in fact, it'...
November 1, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has locked in a rule that will allow home health agencies to report the cost of remote patient monitoring for reimbursement under Medicare. According to the announcement, released yesterday, this rule will be implemented in 2020.
Alongside this change also came others regarding payment and safety standards for qualified home infusion therapy...