Digital Health

By Laura Lovett 10:54 am February 18, 2020
The last month has been tough going for the consumer genomics industry with frontrunners 23andMe and Ancestory.com both announcing massive layoffs. However, new kid on the block Nebula Genomics is launching a consumer product today that will offer users whole genome sequencing for $299.  “We hope to really revitalize the whole space by making whole genome sequencing affordable, providing more...

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By Laura Lovett 11:56 am February 17, 2020
Researchers are focusing on new health tech for some of the youngest patients. Recently two academic institutions published experimental design reports around baby tech. One focuses on a smart suit for tracking a babies movement, and the second revolves around the concept of a smart diaper from MIT.  Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new smart jumpsuit aimed at keeping...

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By HIMSS Media 04:06 pm February 14, 2020
With the incidence of new COVID-19 cases growing by the day, healthcare stakeholders are continuing to search for tools and medications to help stem the tide.  We have seen the digital health community release a slew of new tools aiming to monitor the spread of the disease and facilitate better treatment. And it sounds as if there's still more to come, as just this morning CNBC reported that tech...

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By Laura Lovett 03:56 pm February 13, 2020
Digital health has gone from an obscure term in the health tech world to buzz words on the lips of every hospital CEO in America. Today startups, hospitals and other stakeholders are working on systems to implement these evolving technologies in practice.  “Obviously we’ve come a long way in digital health over the last decade or so,” Santosh Mohan, managing director of Brigham and Women’s iHub,...
By MobiHealthNews 04:13 pm February 12, 2020
Cognoa has entered a new partnership with Autism Learning Partners (ALP) that will provide parents with the Cognoa for Child Development app. The tool helps parents log their child’s developmental progress and offers personalized activity suggestions to help support their growth. ALP providers, meanwhile, can review the logs for evidence of autism spectrum disorder to better inform their care and...
By Laura Lovett 03:23 pm February 12, 2020
On March 1, XRHealth plans to launch its first virtual reality telehealth clinic in eight states and Washington DC.  The new technology is set to bring VR therapy into the patient’s home by combining therapeutic software, telehealth support and a VR headset to deliver remote rehabilitation services. Patients can use this service for a number of conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke...
By Sophie Porter 06:55 am February 12, 2020
A study published in the BMJ has advised against the use of apps to assess the risk of skin cancer. Primarily targeted at catching early-stage melanoma by photographing suspicious skin lesions on a smartphone, the apps were found to be subject to “poor and variable performance”, in spite of one having gained CE marking. The discrepancy has led the authors to condemn the European regulatory...
By MobiHealthNews 03:53 pm February 6, 2020
Direct-to-consumer, direct-to-phone. New York City-based home testing startup LetsGetChecked has launched its first mobile app for iOS. Through it, consumers will be able to order more testing kits from the company, integrate with services from wearables partners like Fitbit and Apple, and address the results of their tests one-on-one with a LetsGetChecked professional. "We want healthcare to be...

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By Laura Lovett 02:57 pm February 6, 2020
It’s hard to flip on the TV and not see some mention of the novel coronavirus. The number of cases reported has continued to rise daily, as the World Health Organization reports that the virus has spread to 25,000 individuals across 25 countries.  However, a biproduct of the disease has been fear, according to Buoy Health Founder and CEO Dr. Andrew Le.  Increasingly startups and innovators are...
By MobiHealthNews 04:05 pm February 5, 2020
It’s no secret that with tens of thousands of participants and five days of programming, HIMSS can be a little overwhelming. This year is no different — from former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) dishing out his advice on health investing to media guru Arianna Huffington’s talk on the humanity in healthcare, there's more than enough on display to keep conference goers busy.  There are also...