March 21, 2017
Teladoc has teamed up with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge provider for employers, health plans and health systems, to help members navigate their telehealth benefits. The integrated service is now available to several of the two companies’ shared clients, and is showing increased utilization of Teladoc’s offerings: When a member is using the Accolade platform, the company’s Health...
January 19, 2016
The results are in for the Scripps Translational Science Institute’s Wired For Health study, and there’s no sugar-coating it: they’re disappointing for those working in digital health. The six-month randomized control trial found no short-term benefit in health costs or outcomes for patients monitoring their health with connected devices.
“It was a bit disappointing, but remember, this was the...
February 12, 2015
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor.
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has received a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to create a program that will use health sensors to improve the health outcomes of Ebola patients. The program is called STAMP2, short for Sensor Technology and Analytics to Monitor, Predict and Protect Ebola Patients.
March 21, 2014
By Brian Dolan
Four years ago a keynote speaker at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in Washington D.C. made a provocative prediction about the near-future importance of patient generated health data:
"I think it's not that bold to say that in five years the kind of things I was showing you are going to put us in a position where the vast majority of information that a doctor...
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 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...
December 18, 2013
Scripps Health is piloting Sotera Wireless's ViSi mobile, a wireless patient monitoring system, with up to 30 patients at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. Although the Scripps Translational Science Institute has investigated ViSi devices before, this pilot marks the first time Scripps has used the device in a real-world clinical setting.
The ViSi Mobile system continuously monitors...
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...
November 12, 2013
Scanadu, the Moffet's Field, California-based personal health scanner company, has raised $10.5 million and announced its participation in the Scripps Wired for Health trial.
The round was led by Relay Ventures, with additional support from VegasTechFund, Ame Cloud Ventures, the Broe Group, Mindful Investors, and RedMile Group. VegasTechFund is led by Zappos alum Tony Hsie and Ame Cloud Ventures...