Adoption & Implementation

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By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm January 15, 2021
For all of the weight healthcare disruptors throw behind the idea of innovation, there's something to be said about moving too fast and breaking too many things. Adoption of new digital tools should never lead to an interruption in patients' care. COVID-19, however, wasn't the type of disruption that health systems had on their calendars. A shift away from in-person visits and a skyrocketing...
By  Dave Muoio 01:36 pm December 9, 2020
NowPow, a community referral network seeking to address social determinants of health, has partnered with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to strengthen its local digital infrastructure and extend the department's contact tracing reach. In addition to using NowPow's platform to understand which resources a quarantined individual may need and connecting them to supportive services,...
By  Dean Koh 10:22 pm November 25, 2020
Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync and DAIKYO ASTAGE INCORPORATED, a Japan-based apartment management company, has partnered to provide health management services to residents in DAIKYO ASTAGE managed apartments in Japan. The partnership also includes two local pharmacies, Primary Pharmacy Co., Ltd. and Yakuju Co., Ltd., and will commence in the city of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa...
By  Dave Muoio 01:55 pm November 5, 2020
A recently published review of real-world claims data suggests that opioid use disorder patients prescribed Pear Therapeutics' reSET-O digital therapeutic, alongside pharmacotherapy, had fewer clinical encounters and subsequently decreased medical costs over a six-month period. The study was funded by Pear, coauthored by a Pear employee and published in the journal Expert Review of...
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By  Dr. Liz Kwo 11:12 am October 30, 2020
About the author: Dr. Liz Kwo is currently the staff VP of clinical data analytics at Anthem and a faculty lecturer at Harvard Medical School who previously cofounded and served as CEO of telemedicine second opinion company InfiniteMD. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Digital health...
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By  Dave Muoio 12:17 pm October 23, 2020
Employer mental health benefits provider Lyra Health has inked a strategic partnership with stress and wellness app Calm, the companies announced Tuesday. With the deal, Lyra's customers may choose to offer Calm's app and digital programs to their employees. Existing Lyra members with mild mental health issues such as stress will have the Calm app recommended. It will be available for direct...
By  Dave Muoio 11:33 am August 25, 2020
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced this morning a new group of 24 technology and digital health companies aiming to develop industry-wide standards for digital therapeutics use. Headlined by big names like Google Health, Doctor on Demand, HP, Livongo and ResMed (see below for the full list), the initiative is tackling the amorphous definitions and terminologies that abound within...
By  Dave Muoio 03:54 pm August 7, 2020
Digital health prescription platform Xealth and health IT supplier Cerner have announced plans to incorporate Xealth's technology into Cerner's EHR and patient portal. By doing so, clinicians and care teams will be able to order and deploy more than 30 digital health programs supported by the Providence-St. Joseph Health spin-off's platform. The focus of these digital offerings includes chronic...

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By  Sara Mageit 08:44 am August 7, 2020
UK- based healthcare scale-up, Navenio, has announced that the Royal Cornwall NHS trust has selected its location-based AI platform to support Clinical Imaging Assistants (CIAs) within the radiology portering and service support teams. This move is part of a programme of efficiency improvements within the diagnostic imaging department. WHY IT MATTERS The partnership involves supporting the trust...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:36 am August 5, 2020
Created by 3t Energy Group, UK-based workforce management and training platform, Transform, is bringing its expterise to the pharmaceuticals sector. Transform links companies and individuals to 3t’s tech-driven immersive learning technologies such as R3, a bite-sized learning app that increases knowledge retention, virtual reality training, and augmented reality learning, 3t’s interactive...