COVID-19 tracking tech – weighing personal and public health benefits against privacy
Contact tracing apps, symptom checkers and other data-driven tools provide tangible benefits, but experts say that more can be done to educate individuals on what information they collect and how it's handled. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Femtech players call out Facebook for rejecting women's health ads
Some femtech companies struggle to get their ads approved on social media platforms due to prohibited-content rules  and confusion of the rules.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Using mobile technologies to promote communication and management of care between healthcare professionals
Many healthcare workers work alone or have little access to colleagues and specialists. This is a common problem for healthcare workers in rural areas or low ‐income countries. One possible solution to this problem is to offer healthcare workers advice and support through mobile technologies that allow healthcare workers to get help from colleagues who are not in the same place. For instance, healthcare workers can contact specialists or colleagues wit h more experience through a phone or the Internet. Healthcare workers can also use their mobile phones or other mobile devices such as tablets.This systematic review fromC...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Crowd does it again: rapid study identification for a Cochrane Rapid Review
Producing high quality synthesised evidence rapidly in relation to COVID-19 is clearly critical if researchers, clinicians, the public and policy makers are to make headway in understanding and managing this new coronavirus.One key area being addressed by a Cochrane Rapid Review is:Quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control COVID. The initial Rapid Review was published in April 2020. Within months, due to the sheer pace and volume of research being undertaken on COVID-19, an update was needed. The search for new evidence identified an eye-watering 5000 references to assess. EnterCo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: A new diet approach proven to help combat and burn belly fat
Visceral fat is also known as belly fat and is found inside your abdominal cavity. Carrying too much visceral fat is extremely harmful for one's health. It's linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease and even certain cancers. A popular diet which has gained much notoriety could be key in helping you lose your visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DrDoctor raises £3m to expand digital patient services platform
The startup will use the funding to help expand its platform of patient communication and digital care solutions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Swedish digital health firm Joint Academy raises $23M in Series B round
Funding will enable the company to expand its app for chronic joint pain to the US and further across Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why digital therapeutics are flourishing under COVID-19
Efficient distribution, dissipating stigma and an emphasis on decentralized trials are all working in favor of digital treatments, according to a  panel of digital therapeutics executives and industry stakeholders. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DTx regulatory teams talk the power of research beyond ticking FDA's boxes
Panelists at DTx East discuss the difference between 510(k) clearances and enforcement discretions, and why research should go beyond the FDA threshold.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amwell hits market after expanding its IPO
Initially, Amwell planned to sell 35 million shares between $14 and $16 with up to 5.2 million additional shares for underwriters.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

App-based physical activity interventions fuel nonsignificant daily step gains, per meta-analysis
A new analysis of published RCTs  did see significant benefits among short-term and single-focus app interventions, but noted that " relatively few high-quality studies have been conducted " in this area. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Can mouthwashes or nasal sprays protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection?
Three new reviews have published on mouthwashes/nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, with repeated exposure to individuals who are, or may be, infected, and are therefore at risk themselves.These workers may be especially at risk when undertaking'aerosol-generating procedures'(AGPs). This is any medical, dental or patient-care procedure that results in the production of airborne particles (aerosols) from the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, nose, throat, oesophagus) and lower respiratory tract where the virus is she...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Singapore and Apple partner on national health initiative called LumiHealth
The LumiHealth app is available in the App Store for pre-order now, and the two-year program will be offered from late October 2020. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health Mart Pharmacies Fight Flu to Protect Patients
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 17, 2020 —Health Mart® pharmacies across the U.S. – many serving rural and at-risk populations – are expanding immunization capabilities to combat the flu this season. The Health Mart franchise, supported by McKesson Corporation, equips pharmacists with training and support to pr... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

GAVRETO (pralsetinib), FDA Approved for Treatment of Metastatic RET Fusion-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Available at Biologics by McKesson
CARY, N.C., Sept. 17, 2020 —Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy specializing in oncology and rare disease areas, has been selected by Blueprint Medicines as a specialty pharmacy provider for GAVRETOTM (pralsetinib) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic RET fusion-p... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nanox's stock falters after investor report calls its business'a complete farce '
Activist short seller Citron Research called  the Israeli digital X-ray company out on its limited R&D expenditure,  suspicious distribution agreements and other factors. Nanox has described the report as incorrect and misleading. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How doctors are using the Apple Watch to ease transcription woes
Notable's voice-powered assistant was developed to help curb the time doctors spend on charting.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Leveraging Research for Solution-driven Policymaking in the Era of COVID-19
By Sudip Ranjan Basu, Monica Das, Alexandra Boakes Tracy and Achim WennmannBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The United Nations has tasked the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) to lead the research roadmap to identify priorities that will support an equitable global socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 within the broader framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the world grapples with the impacts of COVID-19, identifying the research agenda and partnering with academic institutions and think tanks have become more essential than ever before. S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu - Monica Das - Alexandra Boakes Tracy - Ac Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Apple plants a flag in the home fitness market with Fitness+ for Apple Watch
The offering, consisting of original workout content tightly integrated with Apple Watch features, was announced at a virtual event yesterday. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Apple, Anthem launch 2-year study of asthma app, connected devices
The 900-participant study uses learnings from Apple's Tueo Health acquisition and could inform the development of a digital biomarker for asthma. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Garmin launches Forerunner 745, designed with athletes in mind
The watch measures oxygen and energy levels, tracks menstrual cycles, and gives insights into running, biking  and swimming workouts. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane publishes three rapid reviews of the evidence on different public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19
Cochrane has published an updated  special collection of systematic and rapid reviews  focused on a range of public health measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many countries have adopted combinations of these measures and are faced with the challenge of easing or strengthening each of these measures over the course of the pandemic.Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new virus, SARS-CoV-2, that has spread quickly throughout the world. As there is currently no effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 other ways of slowing its spread are needed. What’s new in the Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

McKesson Ventures Grows Leadership Team with New Partner Promotions
SAN FRANCISCO —Sept. 16, 2020—McKesson Ventures, the venture capital arm of McKesson Corporation, announces the expansion of its leadership team, promoting Jennifer Carter and Carrie Hurwitz Williams to partners of McKesson Ventures. The new partner roles exemplify McKesson Ventures’ growth since it ... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health2Sync partners with Sanofi to deliver a digital solution for diabetes patients & care providers
Starting in Taiwan, this partnership aims to on-board clinics and hospitals nationwide over the next three years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Contact tracing tech sparks privacy concerns, but most consumers and IT experts still support their use
In a recent survey, 67% of consumers and 91% of IT professionals said they'd support a nationwide rollout of contact-tracing apps or other technologies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Apple adds SpO2 & V02 Max to Apple Watch Series 6, and launches three new studies
The new sensor brings Apple up to speed with its competitors, but could lead to bigger announcements down the road. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Capsule Technologies earns FDA green light on capnography monitor
The new tool can monitor a  patient's end-tidal carbon dioxide, respiratory rate, and fractional inspired CO2. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

London virtual care company Medefer scores £10M to grow its business
The company offers virtual care visits, virtual outpatient pathways and a tech platform for doctors to conduct virtual visits.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

VR is just as effective for naloxone training as in-person instruction, study says
The results of this study offer public health workers a scalable, low-cost and effective way to educate the community on how to treat someone experiencing an opioid overdose. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medigate brings in $30M to expand its healthcare cybersecurity platform
The company has raised a lifetime total of $50 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Alcidion launches Miya Precision technology for the NHS
The new technology will advance digitalisation and coordinate digital strategies across the region. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence helps cut down on MRI no-shows
A predictive analytics model predicated on phone reminders cut missed appointments significantly, data showed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NVIDIA looks to telehealth with automatic speech recognition tool
After a telemedicine visit, a patient or provider can look at the transcription and notes.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

First World Evidence Based Healthcare Day to take place on 20 October 2020
Today Cochrane andsix global leaders in evidence-based healthcare, led byJBI, are launching a worldwide initiative to create awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making in order to improve health outcomes globally.The inaugural World Evidence-based Healthcare (EBHC) Day will be held on 20 October 2020 and spotlights the global impact of EBHC on health research, policy, practice and patient outcomes.In 2020, EBHC is a worldwide movement with hundreds of organisations and tens of thousands of individuals working tirelessly towards improving the science and practice of E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Fitbit ’s ECG app gets regulatory clearance in U.S. and European Union
The ECG app can detect over 98% of atrial fibrillation  cases and was 100% accurate in identifying participants with normal sinus rhythm, according to study results. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MDLive closes $50M equity investment plus $25M debt financing following COVID growth
With these funds, the telehealth company said it will be expanding platform and launching new supporting products and services. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Editor in Chief to present on panel about COVID-19 transmission on September 18
Cochrane Library Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser will present on Friday, September 18, as part of an expert panel hosted by the University of New Mexico addressing the question, " What have we learned about COVID-19 transmission? "  The panel discussion, moderated by WHO Chief Scientist  Soumya Swaminathan, is part of the ECHO COVID-19 GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS series from Project Echo at the University of New Mexico in the United States. The other distinguished panelists include Jay Butler, Deputy Director, US Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; George Ga o, 王晓...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim, Click Therapeutics ink $500M+ digital therapeutics development, commercialization deal
The companies will be collaborating on a prescription digital therapeutic for patients with schizophrenia built on Click Therapeutics'tech platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Education and training for preventing and minimizing workplace aggression directed toward healthcare workers
Do education and training programs reduce aggressive behavior toward healthcare workers?What is aggressive behavior?The International Labour Organization uses the term " workplace violence " defined as " any action, incident or behaviour that departures from reasonable conduct in which a person is threatened, harmed, injured in the course of, or as a direct result of, his or her work " . Experiencing aggressive behavior at work can affect people's ability to do their job well, can cause physical and mental health problems, and can also affect home life. Aggressive behavior may lead to absences from work...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

“We want everyone to be a radical changemaker”
At the HIMSS& Heath 2.0 European Digital conference Professor Shafi Ahmed called on listeners to challenge every process every day to create the digital workforce of tomorrow. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HIMSSCast: Why the digital health IPO is making a comeback
Plus: Amazon says Halo to the wearable space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How intelligent data transforms health in the time of COVID-19
Dr. Liz Kwo breaks down the data and technology-enabled healthcare tools being adopted by next-generation payers and providers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Building an interstate regulatory framework for telemedicine
COVID-19 has made it clear that state-by-state licensure and other roadblocks to telehealth delivery should be left in the past, write Hims& Hers CEO Andrew Dudum and Health Innovation Alliance Executive Director Joel White. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Seniors have the potential to transform economy and the healthcare system
At HIMSS& Health 2.0 Europe Digital Event 2020, panelist talk about retired individuals'role in the healthcare ecosystem and healthy ageing.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Assistant Editor (Maternity Cover)
This role is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Assistant Editor will support the Cochrane's central editorial team with editorial and publishing activities.Responsibilities include:Managing editorial workflows for selected content for the Cochrane Library from submission through to publication, working with authors, editors, and production teams, to ensure that content is published on time and to a high standard.Working with editorial colleagues and our publisher to support the regular publication cycles for CochraneLibrary-related products, completing tasks needed...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

British startup iAbra launches 20 second saliva-based COVID-19 test
The Virolens system has undergone a successful trial at London ’s Heathrow Airport.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Roundup: Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT deploys AI location tech and more briefs
Also, mayor of London  expresses frustration over the lack of information on contact tracing app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Poor home hygiene contributing to antibiotic resistance, warn global hygiene experts
(Spink Health) It is estimated that rates of resistance to commonly-used antibiotics could exceed 40-60% in some countries by 2030. With AMR set to claim the lives of 10 million by 2050 if no action is taken, the GHC's experts are calling for a review of hygiene practices in homes and everyday life to ensure that they are effective and appropriate to the urgent public health issues we currently face, such as AMR and COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Samsung deploys Intel-enabled ultrasound technology to increase speed and accuracy of procedures
Ultrasounds are becoming faster and more accurate due to a collaboration between Samsung Medison and Intel that can deliver fetal measurements in approximately 85 milliseconds with over 97% accuracy. Two of Samsung ’s existing ultrasound technologies, the BiometryAssist and LaborAssist, now feature Intel’s Core i3 processor, OpenVINO toolkit and OpenCV library, which can provide almost instantaneous fetal and maternal measurements. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Rapid Review investigates the effectiveness of screening for COVID-19
How effective is screening for COVID-19?Why does screening matter?Screening aims to identify a condition in people who may not be showing any symptoms. Some people may have the COVID-19 virus but appear healthy or have only mild symptoms. It is important to identify infected people so they can stay away from others and seek appropriate care. Incorrectly identifying COVID-19 in healthy people could lead to unnecessary self-isolation and further tests. Incorrectly identifying no infection in infected people could spread the virus.Screening for COVID-19 can include temperature checks, or asking about international travel or c...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news