March 1, 2017
UK healthcare organization Salford Royal, a part of the National Health Service, is working with Validic to integrate patient generated health data into their electronic health records into their system.
Salford Royal serves some 220,000 UK residents across Manchester and is considered one of the NHS’s most digitally advanced trusts. The health system recently received over $12 million (10...
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...
February 21, 2017
Bringing digital tools into health systems may be welcomed for the improved continuity of care and patient engagement, but adding value in a way that improves the financial bottom line is an unavoidable necessity as well.
On a panel discussing the business case for digital and connected health at HIMSS 17 in Orlando, speakers from various backgrounds and specialties shared how their organizations...
February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data.
Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
January 11, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator has released a draft of an analysis of the landscape of the role patient-generated health data has to play in clinical research and health care delivery.
The white paper, written by Accenture Federal Services, is now available for public comment and is the latest development in the ONC’s two-year contract with Accenture to identify challenges and...
December 14, 2016
Washington, D.C research foundation RTI International has partnered with Validic to leverage consumer wearable and health sensor data for research. Validic – which has a platform that enables personal health information from consumer devices to be securely captured, standardized and delivered – will validate and deliver the patient-recorded data, and RTI will carry out the research from there....
October 19, 2016
Accenture Federal Services has chosen Validic and Sutter Health to guide a pilot project exploring how patient-generated data can best be leveraged to improve research and healthcare. The goal is to capture information that Accenture can use to develop a research paper to inform government policy.
The pilot is the next step in Accenture’s two-year consulting contract with the ONC to help the...
October 19, 2016
IBM has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to launch a new precision medicine service that blends cognitive computing with genomic tumor sequencing. The service, IBM Watson Genomics from Quest Diagnostics, allows a physician to send a tissue sample to Quest, which will sequence the tumor DNA and send the genetic data through Watson for analysis. Watson runs through its reposititory of literature,...
September 22, 2016
According to a new survey by Validic of 166 executives at pharma and biotech companies, contract research organizations, and others in the clinical trial space, 64 percent have used digital technologies in clinical trials, and 97 percent plan to in the next five years. The survey was presented at DPharm Disruptive Innovations US in Boston.
"The use of digital health technologies and patient-...