Digital Health

By Laura Lovett 12:04 pm October 7, 2020
Digital diabetes company Virta is rolling out a slew of new services focused on prediabetes, obesity treatment and provider-led Type 2 diabetes management.  As in its Type 2 diabetes program, patients will be able to use the Continuous Remote Care platform, which gives users access to telehealth and a dedicated health coach. The program also give users personalized nutrition regimen and ways to...
COVID-19, middle east, Apps, Coronavirus, patient-centered care
By Dillan Yogendra 01:56 am September 30, 2020
The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging of our lifetime. Thinking back to January, none of us would have predicted the emergence of a pandemic-causing virus, let alone its devastating outcomes that have affected tens of millions of lives around the world so far. It has changed the way we do business, conduct events, and of course, report the news. Closer to home, we’...
By Dave Muoio 02:38 pm September 29, 2020
New data suggest that an Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) intervention not only remained effective after 12 months among adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder, but seemed to have an even greater impact on their symptoms with time. Published last week in npj digital medicine, the analysis updated a previously reported three-month study with one-year data from the...
By Mallory Hackett 12:25 pm September 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and all of the sweeping changes it brought with it was something that almost no one, including CEOs of major healthcare organizations, saw coming. Sachin Jain, the president and CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, shared his experiences and takeaways from the rapid digital health evolution during the keynote speech at HIMSS’ Accelerate Health digital series Tuesday. “For...
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre
By Laura Lovett 12:19 pm September 28, 2020
This morning Abbott announced that its continuous glucose monitor the FreeStyle Libre 3 earned a CE mark, making it cleared for use for individuals with diabetes living in the European Union. This news comes just a few months after the company landed the much-awaited U.S. FDA clearance for its FreeStyle Libre 2. Like its predecessor this monitor can also last for 14 days and transmit glucose data...
By Mallory Hackett 11:35 am September 28, 2020
Medical device creator Masimo announced today its latest 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Rad-G pulse oximeter. The Rad-G is a handheld device that combines Masimo’s signal extraction technology (SET) pulse oximetry and respiration rate from the pleth (RRp) that can be used to spot-check or continually monitor. It’s lightweight, handheld, and has a 24-hour...
By Sara Mageit 10:28 am September 28, 2020
Private provider of remote GP services in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Medical Solutions, has enhanced its partnership with Alliance Health Group (AHG) with the roll-out of 'GP24', a 24/7 virtual GP service. Medical Solutions has worked with AHG, since 2014, providing its GP service to employees within its client base who are part of a private healthcare plan managed by AHG. WHY IT MATTERS...
Mass General Brigham's Dr. Joe Kvedar
By Laura Lovett 01:37 pm September 25, 2020
This year, most of the healthcare focus has been centered on the coronavirus crisis. However, as the population continues to age, over the next few decades senior care may be the hot topic. “It’s critical that we get it right for so many reasons,” Dr. Joe Kvedar, senior advisor of virtual care at Mass General Brigham, said. “In 2050 there will be twice as many people on the planet over 65 as...
By Laura Lovett 03:09 pm September 23, 2020
When it comes to the world of health, words are important, according to panelists at Rock Health’s annual summit. What language is used by clinicians, caregivers, even digital health companies can boost inclusivity or cause exclusion. That’s particularly true for groups of people who have been historically marginalized, such as the LGBTQ+ community and people of color.  “Particularly in the queer...
By Dave Muoio 02:40 pm September 23, 2020
A one-sided arrangement. Earlier this week, budget-minded connected-exercise-maker Echelon Fitness announced the launch of is "Prime Bike," a $499 device that it described in its reveal as "Amazon's first-ever connected fitness product." Through a bring-your-own-tablet interface, the machine would enable owners to join live and on-demand fitness classes through Echelon's subscription service. "...