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How does informal employment impact population health? Lessons from the Chilean employment conditions survey - Ruiz ME, Vives A, Mart ínez-Solanas, Julià M, Benach J.
Informal employment is an employment condition and a social determinant of health. Although it can represent a serious problem for public health, it is seldom studied as such. The aim of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between inform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Wellbe adds Physiotec online rehab and Staywell guidelines content to cloud-based platform
Health IT company Wellbe is expanding its online patient navigation and engagement platform by partnering with Physiotec and Staywell. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With time, shoe inserts may help ease plantar heel pain
(Reuters Health) - It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MSD Innovation Factory is Looking for Digital Solutions for Anaesthesiologists
MSD is looking for innovators to solve 7 health-related challenges. One of them seeks to support anaesthesiologists with their continuous education (e.g. at the operation room) or their team building with surgeons. As a leading pharmaceutical company, MSD is aware of the need to incorporate innovation to deliver the best possible value to healthcare professionals, patients and customers. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Next-generation sequencing is bringing precision medicine into the clinical realm
Genomic sequencing has come a long way in a short time, and its potential to drive even faster innovations in precision medicine is enormous. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Telehealth startup Health at Hand gets $3.1M, preps for UAE launch
Health at Hand, a telehealth startup targeting Middle East markets, announced that it has received $3.1 million in seed funding and will be launching its platform this Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. An unnamed regional family office anchored the funding round, which brings the company to approximately $4.1 million in total funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Anthem to launch Engage, a new digital hub
Anthem is launching a new comprehensive digital health platform for members nationwide. The platform, called Engage, comes out of the company's partnership with Castlight Health, which began in 2015. Going forward, it will serve as the foundation for the health plan's digital operations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MRI Interventions taps ex-Philips exec Burnett as prez, CEO | Personnel Moves – Oct 19, 2017
MRI Interventions (OTC:MRIC) said early this month it tapped former Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) neuro diagnostics & therapy biz GM Joseph Burnett as its new prez & CEO, effective November 7. Burnett will replace Frank Grillo who will stay in his role until November 6 and will continue to serve as an executive advisor afterwards, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “I am thrilled to join the MRI team and help lead this next chapter which will focus on clinical development, market adoption and continued procedure growth. The stakes are high in neurosurgical procedures and precision is paramount. Our t...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News BioSig Technologies Bluewind Medical Boston Scientific Dentsply Sirona Guidant Corp. InMode Aesthetic Solutions johnsonandjohnson Mauna Kea Technologies mazorrobotics Medtronic MRI Interventions otoharmonics Source Type: news

Thrive Innovation Center opens its doors to showcase aging in place tech
The Thrive Innovation Center in Louisville, Kentucky opened today. The Center is a nonprofit dedicated to showcasing new aging in place technologies in partnership with tech companies like Samsung, CIW, Lenovo, and Aruba, as well as a number of aging tech startups. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Smartphone-powered tool offers point-of-care infection diagnoses
A multidisciplinary group of researchers have detailed a novel infectious disease diagnostic platform that relies on the user ’s smartphone to provide point-of-care screening. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WhatsApp streamlines heart attack care in Argentina
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients ’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduc e mortality. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How does informal employment impact population health? Lessons from the Chilean employment conditions survey - Ruiz ME, Vives A, Mart ínez-Solanas, Julià M, Benach J.
Informal employment is an employment condition and a social determinant of health. Although it can represent a serious problem for public health, it is seldom studied as such. The aim of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between inform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Uses Smartphone to Quickly Detect Multiple Pathogens
A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Dicom Systems passes RSNA test
Health IT firm Dicom Systems has successfully completed the RSNA's Image Share...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dicom Systems installs teleradiology system Down Under Dicom Systems adds to customer list Dicom Systems scores VNA contract Dicom Systems granted data processing patent Dicom Systems to release VNA upgrade at SIIM (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DIY artificial pancreas efforts gain diabetes organization's support
Efforts to build artificial pancreas (AP) systems under open protocols will get a boost from JDRF, a multinational group that funds Type 1 diabetes research and other programs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report: Nearly every state has updated its telehealth legislation since last year
As telehealth becomes more prevalent among US healthcare institutions, states are rolling out or modifying their laws to better define regulatory frameworks specifically affecting remote delivery of care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pfizer follows up successful smoking cessation app with LivingWith, an app for cancer patients
Two years after launching its smoking cessation app Quitter's Circle, pharmaceutical company Pfizer is seeing impressive continued engagement with the app. It's also applying the lessons learned from Quitter's Circle toward other mobile health pursuits — including a recently-launched app for people living with cancer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

BaseHealth gets $8.5M to help providers find'invisible patients '
Health analytics company BaseHealth has raised $8.5 million is Series C funding. HBM Healthcare Investments contributed $2.5 million to the round. Other investors were not disclosed. According to Crunchbase, this round brings BaseHealth's total funding to $17.5 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Global Health and Law
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 10/20/2016 This one-hour webinar provides a definition of global health cites examples of global health laws and organizations, and discusses a human rights-based approach to health. It provides a case study about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, describes Public Health Emergencies of International Concern, and details laws related to the Ebola outbreak. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FDA to expedite clearance for Pear's digital therapeutic for opioid addiction
Pear Therapeutics announced today that reSET-O, a digital therapeutic for opioid use disorder, has received an Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) designation from the FDA. The EAP designation doesn't mean that the FDA has cleared the product, only that it has committed to fast-tracking it through the clearance process because of its timely public health value.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Allscripts links up with Zocdoc appointment scheduling app
The Allscripts EHR now can link with healthcare information and appointment booking app Zocdoc through the latter's participation as an integrator in the Allscripts Developer Program. This will enable a connection by API between Zocdoc ’s online scheduling platform and Allscripts’ clinical scheduling software. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

American Well, Medtronic partner for combined telehealth and remote patient monitoring
Remote patient monitoring company Medtronic ’s Medtronic Care Management Services business is partnering with telemedicine technology and services vendor American Well to enable a complete telehealth system focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers adds Virtual Education Services to PEPconnect Online Learning Platform
Siemens Healthineers introduces new additions to PEPconnect(1) (Personalized Education Plan) as part of their virtual education portfolio. PEPconnect is an online platform providing more than 7,000 learning modules on imaging and laboratory diagnostics available to medical professionals. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Business and Industry Source Type: news

Survey: 59 percent of adults have used online resources in place of primary care
Fifty-nine percent of American adults used a website like WebMD to look up symptoms instead of visiting a primary care physician, according to a new survey, while only 12 percent used telemedicine in place of primary care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Massachusetts General introduces novel postpartum depression screen with free app
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 10/17/2017
Weight loss headset a crowdfunding hit.  Brain-stimulating weight loss headset Modius has raised more than $1.5 million in its first Indiegogo campaign, beating its funding goal by more than 3,000 percent. Developed by Belfast- and San Diego-based Neurovalens, the wearable device aims to activate a nerve in the brain that controls appeti te and, subsequently, body weight. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amazon Alexa skill from Northwell Health points users to nearby ERs, away from long waits
A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Opternative sues Warby Parker for breach of mobile eye exam NDA
Opternative, a Chicago-based digital health company that offers an online refractive eye exam service to help consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts, is suing online glasses retailer Warby Parker in New York District Court. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Uproar over the Google Maps cupcake calorie tracker shines light on digital health challenges
Google briefly tested, but has either removed or planned to remove, a feature in Google Maps that automatically added calorie counts to walking routes, and even expressed the number of calories as an equivalent number of " mini-cupcakes. " (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Seeking Communications and External Affairs Co-ordinator - Flexible location
Specifications:  1 FTESalary:  Competitive  Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: Monday 13 November 2017Cochrane ’s Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) seeks a Communications and External Affairs Co-ordinator to provide effective and efficient general administrative support services to CEAD, develop and implement Cochrane’s external affairs and fund-raising proposals, and to help co-ordi nateour already established communications activities along with supporting Cochrane’s annual events calendar.  Key Tasks:Communications planning support and responsi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

PHI's Center for Climate Change & Health
The Center contributes to building healthy and climate-resilient communities that have the right tools to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It engages local leaders, scientists, policymakers, health care providers and civil society in mainstreaming the protection of health. It promotes strategies that reduce long-term climate change, promote climate resilient communities, protect all people from the health impacts of climate change, and optimize health and health equity outcomes. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Call for Papers: Healthcare IT Players Invited to Speak at the conhIT 2018 Congress
17 - 19 April 2018, Berlin, Germany. From now until 17 November 2017 Health IT players are again invited to submit their entries for one of the six Call for Paper sessions at the conhIT Congress in 2018. Topics include IT Security in the health system, the integration of modern medical and surgical technology and the latest demands of the European Data Protection Directive. The slogan of the Congress programme is 'conhIT 2018 - Transforming Healthcare'. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How broccoli protects your gut
New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

McKesson Corporation to Present at the 26th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference
SAN FRANCISCO —October 17, 2017—McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today announced that John Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the 26th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference in Scottsdale at 10:20 a.m. MST on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Audio webcasts will be availabl... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

McKesson Partners with Lyft to Support California Wildfire Victims
SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, 2017 — To help support the transportation needs of individuals and families affected by the wildfire in the Northern California area, McKesson has partnered with Lyft to provide complimentary rides to local hospitals or treatment centers. Today’s partnership follows on McK... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health Mart Showcases Solutions for Clinical and Financial Performance at NCPA
ORLANDO, October 17, 2017 — Health Mart® is showcasing ideas and solutions to help independent pharmacists improve their clinical, operational and financial performance, at Booth 801 during the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention, October 14 – 18, 2017. (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

53 digital health funding deals from Q3 2017
While the third quarter ’s digital health funding may not have met the staggering scale of its predecessor, MobiHealthNews still tracked 53 deals during July, August, and September totaling $578.55 million. Below, we’ve listed all of the companies that raised equity from investors along with links to MobiHealthNews’ coverage at the time. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas automatically manages diabetics' glucose levels
A novel artificial pancreas (AP) system with a smartphone backbone could automatically monitor and adjust patients'glucose levels with little to no hassle, according to a new clinical study published in the journal Diabetes Care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Seeking Information Specialist - Cochrane Mental Disorders, York, UK
Based at: University of York - Heslington Campus, UKHours of Work: Part-timeSalary:  £31,604 - £38,832 reduced pro rataApply by: 3 November 2017Following their move to the  University of York, the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group are seeking to recruit a part-time Information Specialist, based in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.You will be educated to degree level with a qualification in librarianship, information science, health sciences or a related subject or equivalent experience are essential. You will have a strong health information background with experience of de...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Peer victimization among classmates-associations with students' internalizing problems, self-esteem, and life satisfaction - L åftman SB, Modin B.
Bullying is a major problem in schools and a large number of studies have demonstrated that victims have a high excess risk of poor mental health. It may however also affect those who are not directly victimized by peers. The present study investigates whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Voice-powered, in-home care platform wins Amazon Alexa diabetes competition
Seattle-based Wellpepper, developers of a digital patient engagement service, have been announced the winners of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge for their voice-enabled diabetes support platform Sugarpod. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

When Is Digital Technology Not a Medical Device in the US?
Conclusion Whether you are an incumbent, a contender, or a hopeful, the direction of FDA regulation in this area is positive. Since the first iPad was launched, several types of healthcare software have moved from regulated to not regulated, and FDA’s guidance documents confirm that they intend to focus their enforcement resources on high-risk software products. If companies design their products in ways such that they are fairly described as not “active” or not “primary,” then the five “non-medical device” categories of the Cures Act will become the standard way to consciousl...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Cepeda Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Phishing & quot;Bait & quot; Helps Practice Catch Cybercriminals
Cybercriminals will go after medical practices of all sizes. Here a few ways to thwart this unwanted attention. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Tucker Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Technology Source Type: news

Health system innovation: integrating connected health in clinical practice
(Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Data Scientist
Location: Milan, Italy Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Bayer Bayer HealthCare Manufacturing S.r.l. is looking for a brilliant candidate to fill the position of Data Scientist at the manufacturing plant of Garbagnate Milanese (MI), to support the digital transformation and to improve performances in operations, transforming data into knowledge and opportunities for the business. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Heartbeat Labs Launches Teleconsultation for Mother and Child Health and Invests in Health-Startups Heallo.ai, Daatrics and Aurora Health
Heartbeat Labs has announced its first digital health company, Kinderheldin - an online service for pregnant women and parents of babies that seek the advice of professional midwives. At the same time, the startup platform discloses three investments: Heallo.ai from India, the UK company Daatrics, as well as the Berlin-based startup Aurora Health. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

McKesson RxOwnership Expands Support of Independent Pharmacy Ownership
ORLANDO, October 16, 2017 — Expanding its support of independent pharmacy ownership, McKesson’s RxOwnership®  team has partnered with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to sponsor a series of educational programs aimed at current and future pharmacists considering pharmacy ownershi... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Centre for Health Policy seeks Researcher/Senior Researcher - Johannesburg, South Africa
The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a South African health systems and policy research unit based in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. CHP employs a multi-disciplinary group of public health and social scientists and offers a dynamic environment in which to conduct cutting-edge health systems and policy research that strongly encourages writing for publication. The Centre provides opportunities for engagement in South African health sector policy and as well as international academic consortia. CHP has an established national and international reputation.Website: http://www...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Broadening the debate on mental health | Letters
David Doddwantsemployers to assume a degree of responsibility for employees ’ mental wellbeing,Justin Harpermakes a case for income protection andGary Feredaysayspsychoanalytically informed therapies should be more widely available. Plus letters fromKeir Hardingand Rob DaviesJeremy Hunt has once more propelled mental health up the political agenda with the promise that an extra £1.3bn would be invested annually in mental health services by 2021 (Report, 10 October). However, while such promises constitute a significant step forward, it will take a lot more than policy and funding to resolve a problem reaching p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Depression Psychology Society NHS Work & careers UK news Source Type: news

How hospital innovators are tackling patient satisfaction, vendor partnerships, and data overload
Day 1 of last week ’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news