March 20, 2020
Editor's note: Since the publication of this story, the FDA has released an alert warning that it "has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for COVID-19." MobiHealthNews has reached out to Scanwell Health, myLAB Box and others about their at-home services: read the updated story here.
Scanwell Health and myLAB Box are the two latest at-home...
March 19, 2020
Evidation Health, a technology company that generates insights from real-world behavioral data collected through devices, has kicked off a new effort to better understand individuals' health behaviors and concerns throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday the company announced that it has recruited 100,258 people living in the U.S. into a longitudinal survey through the Achievement app,...
March 19, 2020
Editor's note: Since the publication of this story, the FDA has issued an alert warning that it "has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for COVID-19." Nurx and others have halted their at-home testing COVID-19 services in response: read the updated story here.
The shortage of coronavirus testing kits in the United States has quickly come to the...
March 17, 2020
The number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 167, 515 globally, according to the World Health Organization. Cases in Europe and the United States are rising quickly. Health systems are looking for new ways to deal with the increase in cases. New initiatives including drive-through testing, chatbot helpers and hotlines are among the solutions proposed.
In today's HIMSSCast, we discuss how...
March 12, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, Washington state has emerged as ground zero for the epidemic in the United States. Currently, the CDC is reporting that the state has 267 cases.
"It's probably not all that surprising since we are based on the West Coast that we ended up with patient one here in the U.S.," Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer for Providence St...
March 11, 2020
After his coronavirus diagnosis, Dr. Yale Tung Chen, an emergency room doctor at Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, was sent into quarantine. But this became an opportunity for him to educate the public about the virus.
Now four days into his isolation, Chen has actively posted live updates on Twitter about his condition and fielded questions from fellow Twitter users, providing a first-...
February 24, 2020
David Maman is CEO and founder of Binah.ai, a company that developed a video-based vital signs monitoring application for smartphones using artificial intelligence technology.
To date, more than 2,400 deaths and 78,000 cases worldwide have been confirmed as a result of the coronavirus. Officially named COVID-19, the mortality and incidence of the disease are still rising, and these numbers will...
February 21, 2020
COVID-19, perhaps still better known as novel coronavirus, is a dangerous and rapidly spreading disease that governments and healthcare stakeholders are working around the world to contain. But how is new technology shaping the narrative of this epidemic, and is it making it easier to manage than previous outbreaks? In today's HIMSSCast, we explore that question with host and Editor-in-Chief...
February 20, 2020
This morning global health nonprofit Medic Mobile launched its new health tech accelerator Medic Labs. The accelerator will be focused on providing equitable healthcare globally and using data science to propel this effort. A $3 million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation will kick off Medic Lab’s initial efforts.
Medic Lab will focus on three areas: human-centered design, data integration and...