February 11, 2014
Vantage Health and parent company Nanobeak announced this week that they have partnered up with Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) to help develop its point-of-care chemical sensor apps. Beyond developing the sensor, the partnership will include planning and executing clinical trials at STSI and two other locations. Initial form factors of the device resemble some smartphone-enabled...
January 31, 2014
Aetna will now reimburse for iRhythm's ZIO Patch, a continuous long-term heart monitor worn on an adhesive patch. The insurer recently updated its Clinical Policy Bulletin on cardiac event monitors, upgrading the ZIO Patch from "experimental and investigational" to "medically necessary" for certain conditions.
In particular, Aetna will reimburse for the ZIO Patch either "to evaluate syncope or...
January 3, 2014
A new study from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shows that iRhythm's Zio patch, a wireless adhesive heart monitor patch, detects more arrhythmia events than a traditional Holter monitor and provides a better experience for patients.
The study of 146 patients with mild atrial fibrillation compared the two devices over the length of time...
November 14, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol, one of the most well known figures in digital health and Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the most prominent voices in alternative medicine, are teaming up to measure the effects of meditation with digital health devices. The study of 40 individuals was conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute with funding from the Chopra Foundation.
"Although the health benefits of...
October 31, 2013
Over the years MobiHealthNews has reported on a number of health and medical sensors that seemed incredible upon first read.
Back in 2009 we first wrote about an ingestible sensor from Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health (then called Proteus Biomedical) that could wirelessly transmit a signal to a bodyworn patch when a person's stomach acid broke it down -- a bite-sized...
October 22, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol
Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), the San Diego-based collaboration between Scripps Health and the Scripps Research Institute, has received a $29 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, called the Clinical and Translational Science Award, is the largest single grant the NIH issues, according to Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric...
August 6, 2013
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has announced the official launch of its Wired for Health mobile trial, which had begun recruiting last month, when the Institute brought on Dr. Steven Steinhubl as director of digital medicine.
"We are excited to embark on one of the first robust, cross-industry studies using multiple mobile medical sensors to determine whether we can lower...
July 12, 2013
The Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health has appointed Dr. Steven Steinhubl to its newly-created director position. Steinhubl will work closely with Dr. Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a research consortium spun off from the Scripps Health Institute and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
"I've worked with Dr. Topol now for almost...
October 19, 2012
After leading the Scripps Translational Science Institute to a $3.75 million Qualcomm Foundation research grant, Dr. Eric Topol has cut ties with the West Health Institute, an organization he co-founded and served as vice chairman of.
Topol confirmed to MobiHealthNews that he left West at the end of September after his three-year term on the board expired. But he also said that the institute's...
October 4, 2012
The Qualcomm Foundation announced this week that it had awarded the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) $3.75 million to fund clinical trials focused on wireless biosensor systems, rapid pharmacogenomic diagnostic tests, and apps and embedded sensors for tracking and predicting heart attacks, Type 1 diabetes and some types of cancer. The monies will help fund three years of research...