Kenya: Senators Summon CS Kariuki Over Illegal Sh4.9bn Tech Contract
[Nation] Senators have summoned outgoing Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki after it emerged that the ministry illegally and irregularly signed a contract for provision of Sh4.9 billion Health Care Information Technology (HCIT). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AI-powered temperature screening solution being trialed in Singapore
iThermo reduces the need for manual temperature screening, and provides prompts where secondary checks can be carried out for feverish persons identified by the solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tricks and tips for implementing a digital strategy
Brigham and Women's iHub leaders will talk about creating a roadmap for digital implementation at HIMSS20.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Intuition Robotics musters $36M Series B for its assorted AI companions
The company, known for its ElliQ countertop AI device for seniors, is also working on personal assistant software for cars and other use cases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ro launches WebMD-like health information website
The new site contains information about sexual health, hair loss, weight management, diabetes, men's health and allergies.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CloudCath closes $12M for catheter-based treatment monitoring platform
The company's initial product is designed for end stage renal disease patients receiving peritoneal dialysis in their homes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team Member
Specifications: Part time (1 day per week), we anticipate this being a secondment from a Cochrane Group, but we will also consider suitably qualified independent consultants.Salary: £35,000 FTE per annum, will be prorated for 1 day per weekLocation: RemoteApplication Closing Date: 09 March 2020 (Midnight GMT)CIS Support Team members will provide both introductory and ongoing support and training to the CIS community in the areas related to Cochrane editorial processes, information technology, and study identification methods. Support and training will be guided by the needs of practicing CISs and current Cochrane pol...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

CompuGroup Medical to Acquire Certain Cerner Assets in Germany and Spain
CompuGroup Medical SE (CGM) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health care technology company, have entered into an agreement regarding the acquisition by CompuGroup Medical of a part of Cerner's portfolio in Germany and Spain. The key products are medico® and Soarian® Integrated Care (S-IC), leading HISs in Germany; Selene®, a leading HIS for public hospitals in Spain, and Soarian Health Archive®, a document archiving solution for healthcare providers. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured CompuGroup Medical AG Business and Industry Source Type: news

Australia ’s Prospection raises A$10M in Series A funding
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures ’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures, the company announced earlier this week. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s healthcare analytics platforms into new therapy areas, grow its artificial intelligence capabilities, and expand into Asia Pacific. WHAT THEY DO (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cognoa teams up with Autism Learning Partners; meditation.live available on Slack Marketplace and more digital health deals
Also: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals deployed LifeLink's text chatbot; Advantia Health inks deal with West Virginia's WIC program.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Colorado names new director for department merging health care and IT
Colorado has a new director bringing together health care and technology. Carrie Paykoc has been named the Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation. In the role, Paycok will oversee health information technology, health information exchange and data sharing. Prior to this role, Paykoc was the interim director. She was also the State Health IT Coordinator. She help ed develop and implement Colorado’s Health IT Roadmap, which provides a framework for supplying a health IT ecosystem that supports… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

XRHealth launches VR telehealth clinic
The new service will allow patients to do VR rehabilitation therapy in their home.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Headspace pulls in $53M equity investment, $40M debt financing
The Series C round will continue to support growth of the mindfulness and meditation app maker's D2C, B2B and digital health offerings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane launches new Interactive Learning module on Health Equity
Cochrane is pleased to announce the release of a new, eleventh module of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course onHealth equity in systematic reviews.  In it, users will learn about health equity, which is the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health outcomes among groups, and how and when health equity can be incorporated in all steps of the systematic review process. The module also addresses how health equity should be considered in planning aspects of knowledge translation.Improving health equity is an important goal and is recognized as a priority by the WHO and many other international organizatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Oxford VR scores £10m in Series A
The round was led by Optum Ventures, with support from Luminous Ventures and previous investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Appointment of lead to independent advisory group
In October 2019,Cochrane announced its commitment to a full update the Cochrane ReviewExercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome. The statement noted plans for: “a comprehensive review of the protocol, which will be developed in consultation with an independent advisory group that we intend to convene. This group will involve partners from patient-advocacy groups from different parts of the world who will help us to embed a patient-focused, contemporary p erspective on the review question, methods and findings.”Cochrane is now pleased to announce that Hilda Bastian has been appointed to lead the independent ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical & #039;s Latest Acquisition Is Just One Piece of a Much Bigger Puzzle
There has been an imeasurable amount of disucssion in the medical device industry in recent years about the future of robotic surgery as the market pioneer Intuitive Surgical welcomes an influx of competition into the space. One of the ways Intuitive is continuing to innovate in the field is through connectivity and data analytics. Through an intriguing discussion at MD&M West, along with Intuitive's announcement earlier this week that it has acquired Orpheus Medical, MD+DI gained a clearer understanding of how those trends are being put to work at Intuitive to turn expert surgeons into super-ex...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Study: Skin cancer detection apps ‘cannot be relied on’ for an accurate diagnosis
While recognising their potential, the authors have warned against their use in the  current state. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Smartphone, Laptop Prove Reliable and Accurate for Acute Ischemic Stroke Decision
Mobile devices proved both reliable and accurate for the clinical decision to administer IV thrombolysis in patients with acute stroke, according to an ahead-of-print article in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). To assess reliability and accuracy of IV thrombolysis recommendations made after interpretation of head CT images of patients with acute stroke symptoms displayed on smartphone or laptop reading systems - compared with (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical device manufacturers face challenges preparing for ‘stringent’ new EU Regulation
Trade association raises concern that new regulatory system is not ready to support the transition of technology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Duke study: Activity, but not skin tone, can impact wearables' PPG heart rate accuracy
The new investigation also found substantial differences between the performance of specific devices, with consumer products generally outperforming research wearables. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

London-based startup Unmind scores $10M in Series A funding
The funds will help the mental health startup expand its global footprint. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Cigarette in One Hand and a Fitbit on the Other A Cigarette in One Hand and a Fitbit on the Other
Technology holds great promise to help us improve our health, but an over-reliance on technology can get in our way. When it comes to good health, it is the fundamentals that matter.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Chinese government releases public app to gauge potential coronavirus exposures
The new tool comes as cases of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)  reached over 40,000 in China.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gento raises $5M to expand its home health staffing app across US
Palisades Growth Capital led the round, which brings the startup's total raise to over $7 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Israeli-Italian collaboration to study the behaviour of antibacterial materials in space
The microgravity research will take place in a miniature laboratory onboard a nanosatellite. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Associate Editor
Specifications: Full Time, permanentSalary: c. £40,000 FTE per annumLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 02 March 2020 (12 Midnight GMT)Cochrane is seeking to appoint two full-time Associate Editors to increase the support for producing high quality reviews across its eight thematic Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks. The eight Networks of CRGs support the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.The Networks are made up of between 5 and 9 CRGs, covering the areas of:Abdomen and Endocrine;Acute and Emerge...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Special Collection: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): evidence relevant to critical care
The 2019 Coronavirus outbreak was declared a global Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30th January 2020. The WHO is now working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak. Today Cochrane has released a Special Collection: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): evidence relevant to critical care This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Coc...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Telehealth Interventions Associated with Improved Obstetric Outcomes
Telehealth interventions are associated with improved obstetric outcomes, according to a review published from physician-researchers at the George Washington University. The article, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, presents a systematic review of studies on telehealth interventions that report health outcomes in selected areas in low-risk obstetrics, family planning, and gynecologic conditions. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

American Well, Stanford physicians to share lessons learned from Apple Heart Study at HIMSS
American Well General Manager for Strategic Solutions Dr. Jeff Kosowsky and Stanford Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Mintu Turakhia will talk lessons learned from the Apple Heart Study next month at HIMSS20.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Opioid treatment platform Boulder rakes in $10.5M in Series A funding
The company plans to triple its production, design and engineering teams with the new funds.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tech-enabled Medicare-focused primary care provider Iora Health scores additional $126M
The round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest with participation from Cox Enterprise, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors, .406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health IT company plans massive expansion with $42M raise
Boston-based health IT company Kyruus plans to grow its company by nearly 60 percent and broaden its software after an influx of $42 million in new financing.   The Series D round was led by Venrock and Highland Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Providence Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Including the recent raise, the health IT company has pulled in $125 million over its nine-year tenure.  The funding will help Kyruss bro aden its physician scheduling platform, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

InterSystems Releases Novel Coronavirus Screening Functionality for TrakCare ®
InterSystems is releasing global functionality for its TrakCare® unified healthcare information system to screen and support patients with 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus infection that originated in Wuhan in China. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured InterSystems Business and Industry Source Type: news

McKesson Launches Exchange Offer to Split-Off Its Interest in Change Healthcare
IRVING, TEXAS —February 10, 2020—McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today announced the commencement of an exchange offer for the split-off of its wholly-owned subsidiary, PF2 SpinCo, Inc. (“SpinCo”), which will hold all of McKesson’s interest in Change Healthcare LLC (“Change Healthcare”), as part of M... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Setting the foundation for new ideas to grow
A quick look at  some of the key elements in the Finnish digital health landscape. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Assessing and scoring pain levels in real time for better care
According to a paper titled Pain Management in the Elderly Population: A Review published in The Ochsner Journal in 2010, pain may be underreported because some elderly patients incorrectly believe that pain is a normal process of aging. In addition, caregivers and relatives are often the most reliable source of information. However, assessing pain levels is usually not straightforward – it can be subjective and inaccurate. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI-assisted cardiac ultrasound guidance software receives De Novo clearance
Caption Health's tool instructs non-expert medical staff on how best to produce high-quality diagnostic images in real time. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HIMSSCast: Digital Health around Boston
In this grab-bag episode of HIMSSCast, Laura Lovett, an editor at  MobiHealthNews, chats with host Jonah Comstock about three recent in-person reporting experiences here in the Boston area, where MobiHealthNews is based. They included an office visit to the Division of Digital Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Patient Safety in a Digital W orld symposium held at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the MassChallenge Health Tech Accelerator's Opening Night. Articles referenced in today's episode: (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The pursuit of a 10X better value-based care enablement: Tactics for entrepreneurs to accelerate transition from FFS to FFV
Flare Capital Partners Principal Ian Chiang offers practical suggestions  for innovators finding themselves in the midst of a transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Marketing of First Cardiac Ultrasound Software That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Guide User
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of software to assist medical professionals in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiography, images. The software, called Caption Guidance, is an accessory to compatible diagnostic ultrasound systems and uses artificial intelligence to help the user capture images of a patient's heart that are of acceptable diagnostic quality. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

14 ways AI can improve the business of radiology
Business analytics based on artificial intelligence (AI) can create value for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Workflow applications drive radiology analytics market How to protect your practice from missed follow-ups Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 2 Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 1 AI may help cut back on overutilization of CT for PE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedInformatix launches mobile app
Healthcare IT firm MedInformatix has launched a mobile application to make...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedInformatix wins RIS order in Wash. MedInformatix takes order from NC radiology group MedInformatix debuts business intelligence software MedInformatix aligns with Mingle Analytics MedInformatix completes installation in Va. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LetsGetChecked releases consumer app, Peloton wins patent infringement claim against Flywheel, and more digital health news briefs
Also: Ancestory.com cuts 6% of its workforce;  NPJ Digital Medicine review outlines challenges holding digital health back.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Buoy Health, HealthMap team up to quell coronavirus fears, collect epidemiological data
Buoy Health is launching a new coronavirus feature to help educate patients on symptoms and provide action steps.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Symptomatic employees often turn to online searches rather that doctors
Data from an Aetna International survey also suggest that employers and convenient digital tools could play a role in connecting these potential patients to care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Office Manager
Specifications: Full Time, PermanentSalary: £30,000 per annumLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: Midnight 13th February 2020This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in office management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  Operating in a small, friendly office environment, we are looking for an Office Manager who can work independently in supporting the wider Cochrane team. You will undertake the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the Cochrane office in London. You'll ensure the office environment and equipment is maintained to the appr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Portable Lab You Plug into Your Phone can Diagnose Illnesses Like Coronavirus
Engineers with the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to a doctor's office through a custom app UC developed. The lab the size of a credit card can diagnose infectious diseases such as coronavirus, malaria, HIV or Lyme disease or countless other health conditions like depression and anxiety. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

iHealthtech researchers working on Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) detection kit
A group of researchers led by Assistant Professor Shao Huilin at the Institute for Health Innovation& Technology (iHealthtech) located at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is working on the development of a rapid Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) detection kit, based on the enVision technology platform which they invented in 2018. HOW IT WORKS (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A MobiHealthNews reader's guide to HIMSS20
From an investing keynote by  Alex Rodriguez to scores of digital health startup panels, HIMSS20 has a lot to choose from. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news