August 29, 2019
An in-home cardiac rehabilitation program combining Samsung consumer devices, a custom patient-facing app and clinician dashboard integration achieved substantial lower rehospitalization rates among a cohort of 1,880 Kaiser Permanente patients than the national average, according to a writeup describing the program in NEJM Catalyst.
“This program took a fresh, digital-first approach to cardiac...
August 14, 2019
Dr. David Rhew has announced that he is leaving Samsung, where he served as the chief medical officer and VP of Enterprise Healthcare, to join Microsoft as the new chief medical officer and VP of healthcare at the Worldwide Commercial Business division. According to a Microsoft blog post announcing his new position, Rhew holds six U.S. patents for clinical decision support systems,...
June 26, 2019
Digital chronic disease management startup Livongo is making the jump from patients’ pockets to their wrists with new integrations that will bring some of the mobile app’s alerts and features to consumer smartwatches.
Starting today, certain models of Apple Watches, Fitbits and Samsung Gear wearables will surface individualized “Health Nudges” that encourage the wearer to perform certain...
Above photo: Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO of Babylon Health. Credit: Babylon Health
April 16, 2019
With the ambitious mission to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth, Babylon Health, an AI-powered smartphone app, was founded in January 2013 and launched to the public in April 2014. The company’s app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to book a video consultation with a doctor or a therapist, send photo or text messages to get...
March 5, 2019
San Francisco-based Calm’s meditation service is now directly accessible through the Samsung Health app, the companies announced in a press release yesterday.
Smartphone users who have downloaded and updated Samsung’s health and wellness platform can set up or sync a Calm account by clicking on the “Mindfulness” icon within the app, and then following the instructions. Along with personalizing...
February 20, 2019
Today’s Samsung Unpack 2019 event was headlined by a number of new reveals, including its latest smartphones, the Galaxy S10 and the flexible Galaxy Fold; its new in-ear, Bluetooth Galaxy Buds; and the company’s first 5G smartphone, the S10 5G.
However, the latter half of the show also hosted news of the electronics maker’s new fitness-focused wearables: the Galaxy Watch Active, a sportier take...
February 12, 2019
Samsung’s inroads into healthcare have taken numerous forms over the years, but often the international electronics company is happy to serve as the technological backbone of its partners’ novel health products.
The company's HIMSS19 showing suggests that the coming year will be little exception, with Samsung showcasing a number of health assessment tools and provider workflow products supported...
December 18, 2018
The FDA has approved an app-based smart programming device used to discreetly and easily control implants treating for overactive bladder (OAB), chronic fecal incontinence (FI) and non-obstructive urinary retention, medical device maker Medtronic announced yesterday.
Called the InterStim smart programmer and designed for use with Medtronic’s InterStim system, the product consists of a Samsung...
November 26, 2018
Samsung Electronics’ medical device division showed off a selection of new artificial intelligence-based imaging tools yesterday at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The software are designed to be implemented within diagnostic imaging devices that are already on the market, according to a release from the company.
Among these software applications was S-...
November 21, 2018
Papa, a startup that schedules companion visits for lonely seniors, has partnered with Humana to support those covered under Medicare Advantage. The Florida-based company trains and provides college-aged assistants to meet and spend time with seniors in their home, and bills itself as a “grandkids on demand” service.
“At Humana, we know if we truly want to impact the health of our Medicare...