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  • 3 Ways Health Plans Can Improve Sleep Health for their Members

    Dr. Melissa Lim, Chief Medical Officer at Somnology Getting a good night’s sleep should have nothing to do with having a great health plan — but it often does.  While some individuals can improve their sleep by making small changes, many who suffer from serious, chronic sleep disorders need a higher level of care and […]

  • Apple adds medication tracking to iPhone and Apple Watch

    Owners of an iPhone or Apple Watch have a new health feature, an app called Medications, that will help them manage and track their use of medicines. The new tool works as a component of Apple’s Health app and will let users add drugs or other health products like vitamins and supplements to a personal […]

  • An Apple a Day May Keep the Pharmacist Away

    Which would save more lives: eating an apple a day or taking statin drugs? Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? That’s a public health message that’s been around since 1866, but is it true? You don’t know, until you put it to the test. As I discuss in my video Flashback […]

  • What’s The Role of Digital Health in Public Health?

    To a certain extent, the national conversation about the importance of a robust public health system has been happening for the last couple of years in the context of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, rather than discussing how the system can be strengthened and expanded, we’ve instead largely limited it to what the […]

  • Cardiologs’ AI Dramatically Reduces Inconclusive Apple Watch ECGs

    What You Should Know: – Cardiologs, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology diagnostics, today announced the results of a new clinical study that showed Cardiologs’ deep learning AI dramatically reduces inconclusive results returned by the latest Apple Watch ECG companion app (Apple ECG 2.0) while maintaining performance (sensitivity and specificity).  – The study included […]

  • MLB Taps Cue Health to Expand League-Wide COVID-19 Testing Program for 2022 Season

    What You Should Know: – Cue Health Inc. (“Cue”), a healthcare technology company, and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced a national partnership that expands Cue’s support of the league-wide COVID-19 testing program. – Serving As MLB’s trusted at-home testing solution, Cue will provide Major League Clubs as well as the MLB league office with its integrated care platform, featuring both the […]

  • Why Telemedicine Isn’t A Temporary Fix — It’s The Future

    Doug McDonald, Director of Technology in the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks In March 2020, many office workers packed up their bags under the mandate of their employers, assuming they’d be working from home for a few weeks so the coronavirus could “blow over.” Fast-forward two years: many of those same employees have […]

  • Are Apple’s healthcare ambitions too broad?

    Apple pledged to make a giant impact in the healthcare industry, but Susan Lang, founder and CEO of XIL Health, says its focus on changing healthcare as a whole is an issue.  Total healthcare spending in the US increased substantially in 2020 and accounted for 19.7% of the nation’s gross domestic product. Before the pandemic, […]

  • Butterfly Launches System-Wide Ultrasound w/AI-Guided Option

    What You Should Know: – Butterfly Network today launched Butterfly Blueprint, a system-wide platform that supports scaled deployment of ultrasound across hospitals and health systems. – Blueprint integrates ultrasound information into health systems’ clinical and administrative systems and workflows. That means clinicians across all disciplines now have a tool that allows them to see and know results sooner to drive better care decisions, efficiency and outcomes. Blueprint […]

  • Mayo Clinic Tests Shark Cartilage Supplements for Cancer

    Shark cartilage supplements carry risks, but so do many cancer treatments. The question is, do they work? When it comes to marketing unproven cancer treatments, the “Internet has become the Wild West, so to speak. Fraudsters are really able to…get out there in ways they hadn’t before to take advantage of people.” “Cancer Patients Find […]

  • Connecting the Dots – Building Data Bridges for a Better Healthcare Future

    Jen Goldsmith, President Tendo Systems Healthcare data is increasing at an exponential rate. Approximately one-third of the world’s data volume is being generated by the healthcare industry. By 2025, the compound annual growth rate of healthcare data will reach 36% – that’s 6% faster than manufacturing, 10% faster than financial services, and 11% faster than […]

  • Outgoing J&J CEO Alex Gorsky joins Apple’s board

    Tech giant Apple has appointed Johnson & Johnson’s chief executive Alex Gorsky to its board, revealing once again its ambitions in the healthcare arena. Gorsky is in the final months of his nine-year role at the helm of J&J, and is due to step down in January to be replaced by Joaquin Duato. He will […]

  • Apple, Google block NHS contact tracing app update on privacy grounds

    A scheduled update to the NHS COVID-19 app has been blocked because it allows location tracking – something prohibited by Apple and Google, which developed some of the code it uses.  The new version of the app used in England and Wales was due to become available today to coincide with the relaxation of lockdown […]

  • COVID Exposed The Dire Need for Real-Time Healthcare Data Sharing

    Birju Shah, Head of Product for Uber Health & Communities Nick Jordan, Founder and CEO, Narrative In a world where technology and Big Data can provide us with instantaneous access to our banking transactions, and our financial information and credit reports can be retrieved with a few keystrokes when applying for a mortgage — trying to […]

  • Evidation Health Nabs $153M to Expand Virtual Health Programs

    What You Should Know: – Evidation Health announced it has raised $153 million in Series E funding co-led by OMERS Growth Equity and Kaiser Permanente Group Trust. Existing investors including McKesson Ventures and B Capital also joined. – Founded in 2012, Evidation measures health in everyday life and enables anyone to participate in ground-breaking research […]

  • DrChrono’s Open FHIR API Enables Patients to Transfer Records to Apple Health

    What You Should Know: – DrChrono announces today that its open FHIR API is now live enabling its patient members to securely transfer their available health records out of DrChrono into the Apple Health app on the iPhone so their medical information is consolidated and always with them. – The Health Records feature is part […]

  • Apple limits pandemic ‘health pass’ apps  

    With a number of testing or vaccine pass apps being developed, Apple said it will only accept ones that are being developed in conjunction with test kit manufacturers, laboratories, healthcare providers or other entities recognized by public health authorities.

  • Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

    Paul Banco, CEO of etherFAX To support the sudden increase in test results and medical records being transmitted during the pandemic, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies implemented additional devices and remote connections into their networks. After the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) lifted penalties around telehealth to expand care options amid the crisis, new platforms were […]

  • Health Plans Must Go Beyond the ONC Mandate and Prioritize Member Experience

    Minal Patel, CEO of Abacus Insights Laurent Rotival, SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO, Cambia Solutions We are all frustrated when there’s a glitch with our online banking, or if bandwidth problems interfere with streaming the movie we want to watch. Imagine how individuals will react when the results of a cancer screening don’t find […]

  • CHIME-KLAS Report Reveals 10 Key EMR Interoperability Trends

    What You Should Know: – New CHIME-KLAS interoperability report reveals steady progress in some areas related to interoperability and leaps forward in others. – A total of 67% of provider organizations reported they often or nearly always had access to needed records in 2020, up from 28% in 2017. Providers noted improvements in functionality and […]

  • Top 5 Business Opportunities for Digital Health Companies in 2021. Where Is The Money?

    Ralf-Gordon Jahns, Managing Director of R2G For many companies, 2020 has been a devastating year due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the same can be said for the digital health sector, the pandemic has also paved a way for unexpected and extraordinary business opportunities in 2021. In 2020, Digital health start-ups and […]

  • Insights+: Key Deals of JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2021

    This year J.P. Morgan 39th Annual Healthcare Conference was conducted virtually and we witnessed multiple announcements from numerous Biopharma companies An analysis of events and catalysts that were announced at the conference during these days are included in the report. Most of the deals occurred in the first two days of the conference Our PharmaShots […]

  • Abbott to Launch App to Track and Report Pain Relief in Chronic Pain Patients

    What You Should Know: – Abbott launches new app, NeuroSphere myPath that will allow patients to record their pain relief during the device trial period with spinal cord stimulation or dorsal root ganglion therapy, simplify reporting outcomes and connect patients to physicians who have real-time access to this data – NeuroSphere myPath will be available […]

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (Jan 11 – 15, 2021)

    Novartis’ Ligelizumab (QGE031) Receives the US FDA’s Breakthrough Designation for Patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Published: Jan 15, 2020 | Tags: Novartis’, Ligelizumab (QGE031), Receives ,US FDA’s, Breakthrough Designation for Patients , Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Philips Collaborates with Merck KGaA to Advance Personalized Fertility Treatment Published: Jan 15, 2020 | Tags: Philips, Collaborates, Merck KGaA, […]

  • 12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

    Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of […]

  • Google rolls out health research app

    Google rolled out a Health Studies app, a rival to Apple’s research app. To start, it will offer a study on respiratory illness in conjunction with Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.

  • UCB Taps Medisafe to Develop Branded Digital Drug Companions for Antiepileptic Medications

    What You Should Know: – UCB has selected Medisafe to develop branded digital drug companions for antiepileptic medications, marking the company’s official entry into the digital therapeutics space. – The initial collaboration will primarily be focused on their antiepileptic medications, but they are exploring its use for additional brands.  Medisafe, a leading digital therapeutics company […]

  • To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

    Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better […]

  • Apple Rolls Out Health Records on iPhone to the UK, Canada

    Today, Apple announced the Health Records feature within the Health app is now available for users in the UK and Canada to securely view and store their medical records right on their iPhone, with their privacy protected at all times. Oxford University Hospitals and Women’s College Hospital has been selected the first healthcare institutions in […]

  • Amazon enters health wearables market with Halo service

    Amazon has launched a fitness band, app and subscription service – called Halo – that promises to look after both your body and mind. The e-commerce giant’s entry into the health wearables market combines monitoring of physical data such as activity levels, sleep patterns and body fat with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that listen for […]

  • 9 Ways UX/UI Design Can Improve Digital Health Adoption for Seniors

    Amy Oughton, Founder, and CEO Dream in Color Seniors have the lowest reported usage of telehealth of any age group. As many healthcare providers are increasing the use of telehealth, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of new tools and technologies could impact seniors. In my experience, this doesn’t indicate that older […]

  • Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance

    – Healthcare Growth Partners’ (HGP) summary of Health IT/digital health mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity, and public company performance during the month of July 2020. While a pandemic ravages the country, technology valuations are soaring.  The Nasdaq hit an all-time high during the month of July, sailing through the 10,000 mark to post YTD gains […]

  • Collective Health Appoints Max Mancini as New Chief Technology Officer

    Max Mancini, CTO at Collective Health What You Should Know: – Collective Health appoints Max Mancini as its new Chief Technology Officer. – Mancini, who previously held senior roles at Apple and eBay, will lead the company’s exceptional engineering team- overseeing the architecture, design and scaling of Collective Health’s core platform and suite of products […]

  • Open APIs in Healthcare: The Future of Data Integration Report

    What You Should Know: – The latest Chilmark Research report examines how data-oriented APIs are contributing to development and integration efforts across healthcare from the perspective of the developer. – Reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking more effective ways to implement new functionality, healthcare enterprises of all kinds are looking to […]

  • 52% of Households Willing to Share Smartphone Data to aid in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    Over 50% of US broadband households are willing to share smartphone data to aid in COVID-19 contact tracing, while another 20% could be convinced provided privacy protections are in place, according to Parks Associates’ new research, COVID-19: Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives. The research tracks changes in consumer attitudes and adoption of telehealth services […]