July 31, 2019
Peloton pulls the plug. Owners of the first generation of Peloton’s exercise bike touchscreens will no longer be receiving new software updates for their device, the company announced in a message on its support page. The touchscreen will still be able to access content, but the company is recommending that these users purchase a hardware upgrade so that they may continue to receive new feature...
May 22, 2018
Specialty pharmaceuticals are all different, but there’s one thing they have in common: they are difficult to prescribe. Whether it’s because of high cost, high risk, narrow therapeutic range, or complicated dosing, these drugs require would-be prescribing physicians to prove to insurers the drug is the right choice for their patient by filling out a number of forms and providing key data about...
April 11, 2018
A recent survey of 300 primary care physicians who use EHRs found that half of the respondents wanted better access to patient data.
The survey, which was commissioned by electronic prescribing and health information company SureScripts and administered online by ORC International during October of last year, also investigated physicians’ opinions on the availability of medication adherence and...
February 23, 2017
Telemedicine provider American Well and Samsung Electronics are collaborating to create a new level of healthcare service in regards to consumer reach, interoperability and accessibility, but they aren’t yet disclosing what that end user experience will look like.While both companies were short on specifics, they described the partnership as one presenting a “tremendous opportunity,” that will...
February 21, 2017
Austin-based EverlyWell has added a new kit to its at-home testing service: now, women who are nursing have the ability to test the DHA levels in their breast milk.
“There is tons of research supporting the benefits of DHA levels in breast milk and how that correlates to the baby’s development and inflammatory responses like respiratory allergies, asthma and exzema, so the more DHA you can...
September 8, 2016
AliveCor which makes an mobile electrocardiogram device, will integrate data from Omron Healthcare's Bluetooth blood pressure devices into its ECG Kardia Mobile application. The clinically validated, direct-to-consumer app ECG and blood pressure monitor will patients with a more complete view of their heart health, improve proactive monitoring and create a new standard of care for people at risk...
September 28, 2015
Some 51 percent of patients who communicate with their doctor via email or text instead of just by phone said they don't feel as rushed to ask questions, according to a recent Surescripts survey of 1,000 adults. The survey was conducted by Kelton Global.
While 46 percent said they feel more comfortable asking their doctor questions via email or text instead of just by phone, 43 percent said that...
April 15, 2014
Blood pressure centiles, a SMART app.
The SMART platform (Substitutable Medical Apps and Reusable Technology), an ONC-funded, Boston Children's Hospital-led effort to encourage the development of modular apps for EHRs, has announced an advisory committee to help support the growth of the platform.
The committee includes representatives from The Advisory Board Company, AARP, BMJ, Canadian...
August 9, 2010
Apple iPads for all Stanford med students: The Stanford University School of Medicine plans to distribute iPads to the forthcoming class of 91 first-year medical school and master’s of medicine students as part of a trial program to integrate the mobile device into academic life. Stanford
Analysis of recent FDA/FCC meeting: Two issues that will have to be resolved here ... are distinguishing real...