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Open Call SC1-HCC-03-2018: Support to Further Development of International Cooperation in Digital Transformation of Health and Care
Citizens in ageing populations wish to stay in their homes for as long as possible. They are however at risk of age related impairments such as poor health, cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life, that of those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System
You won ’ t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist ’ s short story “ It ’ s All Right — He ’ s Dead. ” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler ’ s death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Chandler, Raymond Writing and Writers Health Insurance and Managed Care Strand Magazine Medicine and Health It's All Right He Only Died (Story) Source Type: news

West of Scotland Creates Regional Portal
Scottish health boards covering a population of 2.2 million people are able to share patient information now that a two-year project to create a regional portal has been completed. Five West of Scotland health boards are covered by the project to link their Orion Health portals, with NHS Dumfries and Galloway the latest to join in July. Clinicians can now click on a simple link within their own health board's portal to access the regional portal links, from where they can view test results and other information. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

GE unveils new lightweight, flexible MR coil technology
GE Healthcare is touting a new foldable, lightweight MRI coil design based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE CEO: Healthcare core part of company's future Reuters: GE explores sale of health IT business GE Healthcare numbers stand out in gloomy Q3 FDA clears GE's patient-assisted compression mammo unit GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health IT association posts telemedicine toolkit to prepare hospitals for wider adoption of tech
The American Health Information Management Association on Monday announced the Telemedicine Toolkit. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

American Medical Association, other groups cut ties with Outcome Health amid controversy
A little more than a week after two Chicago hospitals cancelled plans to expand Outcome Health ’s services, several well-known national health organizations have also cut ties with the embattled tech startup as allegations of fraud swirl. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Feature Review: What factors influence the provision of care by skilled birth attendants in low- and middle-income countries?
New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth attendant is a health worker such as a midwife, doctor, or nurse who is trained to manage a normal pregnancy and childbirth, and refer the mother and newborn when complications arise.A team of Cochrane authors based in Norway, South Africa,and Uganda worked withCochrane Effective Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Healthy people, healthy planet
This report was produced to inform the 2017 meeting of the G7 ministers of health. It provides a broad overview of the main policy actions that G7 countries can take to improve population health and to decrease the human footprint on the environment (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Mobile Apps Are Effective Self-Help Tools
When it comes to strengthening your mental or emotional health, would you trust an app? A trio of Brigham Young University health science researchers has published new research that says the answer is yes. The group was looking to identify what it is about health apps that influences users' behavior. Over three studies, they surveyed roughly 600 people who had used diet, physical activity or mental health apps in the past six months. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim Makes Many of Its Best Molecules Openly Available to the Scientific Community Via opnMe.com to Unlock Their Full Potential
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the launch of opnME.com, a new platform offering free and open access to selected pre-clinical molecules for non-clinical investigation to scientists worldwide. Through opnME.com, molecules for some of the most relevant targets in biomedical research are shared, thereby creating possibilities for further independent and collaborative discovery as well as the identification of novel treatment approaches for patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Nike exec looks back at FuelBand ’s rise and fall, talks lessons of wearables 1.0
Just half a decade ago, Nike was among the driving forces bringing fitness wearables to the mainstream. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities
The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with  cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the AHRQ database, UC Davis will receive $396,557 for FY 2017. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

OIG to audit Medicaid telehealth payments as claims increase
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ’ Office of the Inspector General will audit Medicaid payments for telemedicine and telehealth payments to ensure compliance with reimbursement requirements. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA approves remote reprogramming feature for cochlear implant
The FDA has approved hearing implant maker Cochlear Limited ’s submission for a new remote feature that would allow specialists to perform follow-up programming on a patient’s cochlear implant remotely, a la a telemedicine platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DiA Imaging Analysis partners with GE
Echocardiography image analysis developer DiA Imaging Analysis has signed a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE CEO: Healthcare core part of company's future GE gets clearance for HD contrast mammography Reuters: GE explores sale of health IT business Neusoft teams with DiA Imaging Analysis CDN joins forces with DiA Imaging Analysis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Seeking Senior Research Assistant for NIHR Cochrane IBD Project - Preston, UK
Hours: Part time (0.5 FTE)Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 monthsClosing Date: 15th January 2018Interview Date: TBCThe School of Medicine at theUniversity of Central Lancashire wishes to appointtwo Senior Research Assistants to support the research and knowledge transfer activities of Dr Morris Gordon. The main research interests of Dr Morris Gordon are systematic review and evidence synthesis, in post clinical and educational contexts. The post holder will undertake Cochrane systematic reviews as part of an NIHR funded project under the direction of Dr Gordon.With experience of systematic review work and specific Cochran...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nomad Health opens online job board to telehealth providers
Nomad Health ’s online freelance marketplace for healthcare professional staffing now includes postings for telehealth positions alongside traditional healthcare roles. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare adds Samsung, Garmin trackers to employee wellness platform Motion
UnitedHealthcare members who participate the insurer's UnitedHealthcare Motion employee wellness program, will now be available to use Samsung and Garmin trackers in addition to Fitbit devices.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bundesnetzagentur Takes Action Against Children's Watches with "Eavesdropping" Function
The Bundesnetzagentur prohibits the sale of children's watches that have an "eavesdropping" function and has already taken action against several offers on the internet. "Parents can use these children's watches to listen in to the child's surroundings without detection via an app. The watches are regarded as unauthorised transmitting equipment," said Jochen Homann, Bundesnetzagentur President. "Our investigations found, for example, that parents were using them to eavesdrop on teachers in lessons." (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Roche to Acquire Viewics, Inc. to Provide Data-Driven Lab Business Analytics and Add Further Digital Capabilities Along the Laboratory Value Chain
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Under the agreement, Roche is acquiring all shares of the company. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 21, 2017. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Bittium Exhibited Bittium Faros ECG Device and Software for Analyzing Cardiac Event-Based ECG and Long-Term Holter Measurements
Bittium exhibited its innovative products and solutions for cardiology at Medica 2017 on November 13-16 in Dusseldorf, Germany. At the event Bittium has showcased Bittium Faros ECG devices and the recently launched Bittium Cardiac Explorer software for analyzing Cardiac event based ECG recording and Bittium Cardiac Navigator software meant for accurate analyzing of long-term Holter ECG recordings. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

In-Depth: How digital sensors could change the face of pharma
Earlier this week, Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals announced that Abilify MyCite, a new, sensor-enabled version of Otsuka ’s drug for schizophrenia, had received FDA approval for mental health conditions including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NLM ’s Dr. Clem McDonald Appointed to Federal Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC)
Press announcement available from https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2017/11/17/new-members-serve-health-information-technology-advisory-committee.html (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Life Sciences Report 2017-2018: Biotech-Pharma-Medtech in Berlin-Brandenburg
The healthcare industries cluster - HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg celebrates its 10 years anniversary. However, the tradition of the joint work of the States of Berlin and Brandenburg in the field of biotechnology and medical technology already goes back more than 20 years. During this time, the German capital region developed into one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in Europe that stands for cosmopolitanism, innovation, creativity, and start-ups. Dynamism alone, however, is not enough to master a successful future. The capital region is also transforming its dynamic development into high-quality growth in scien...
Source: eHealth News EU - November 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Publications Download Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 5 with Paul Glasziou
Episode 5: Professor Paul GlasziouProfessor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Bond University, Robina, Queensland, Australia;and part-time General PractitionerPaul Glasziou (aka The Surfing Professor) joins Ray this week to share insights from his stellar career as both a family doctor in Brisbane and a global evidence guru at Oxford and Bond Universities. He explores big picture health issues like overdiagnosis, overtreatment and the implications of genomic testing, alongside important questions for our everyday health - like how you can find and use evidence and put it to good use when visiting or choosing your own doctor or s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Tech-enabled concierge practice Forward opens LA office
Forward, a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun, is opening its second location only about a year after it began seeing patients in San Francisco. The practice will head next to Los Angeles. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Express Scripts, Propeller partner to make inhaler sensor more widely available
Express Scripts members will now have access to Propeller ’s FDA-cleared digital platform for respiratory health. Today, the two companies announced a partnership which they claim is the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy benefit manager yet.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Voluntis gets FDA clearance to add last two basal insulins to app
Medical device software company Voluntis has received an updated FDA clearance (as well as an updated CE mark) for its Insulia app, a " digital companion " app for people with Type 2 diabetes. Insulia offers realtime basal insulin dose coaching, and the new clearance makes the app usable with two additional brands of insulin:  Basaglar and Tresiba. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CMS data shows PatientPing's ACO users are saving more
National data sets from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveal that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that use PatientPing, a care coordination platform, have seen higher savings than other ACOs, the company reported. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Spire's discreet wearable turns any clothes into continuous health monitors
San Francisco-based Spire is looking to take the work out of wearables. Instead of a device that needs to be regularly removed, recharged, or otherwise adjusted, the company ’s newly announced sensor can remain unobtrusively attached to any article of clothing with no need to worry about battery life or the laundry machine. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Software that allows clinicians a " surgical dress rehearsal " gets FDA nod
A new product that allows surgeons to pre-plan endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms was recently cleared by the FDA. EndoVantages ’ SurgicalPreview is a cloud-based computer modeling platform that lets surgeons upload individual patient’s CT scans and then creates a 3D model of the brain with anatomical measurements.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Significant International Impact Has Always Been and Remains MEDICA and COMPAMED's Trump Card - Visitors Hail from over 130 Countries
13 - 16 November 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany. "MEDICA and COMPAMED have always had a high degree of international impact, and this remains their trump card. Top decision makers from around the world come together here and see the huge breadth of what we have on offer, which is the international frontrunner and has yet to be beaten”, Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, said, summing up the four-day run of the world's biggest medical trade fair and the international leading specialist trade fair for the supplier market for the medical technology industry. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 11/15/2017
More efficacy data for Leaf. A recent analysis of 10,000 patients showed that patients that used the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experienced a significant decrease in the rates of pressure injuries, which fell by 75 percent. Adherence to patient turning protocols, which help prevent pressure ulcers, rose 65 percent.  The wireless, wearable sensor developed by Leaf Healthcare will tracks patient’s movements to determine the optimal timing for nurses to turn or reposition patients at risk for ulcers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pacifica adds therapist directory to stress, anxiety app
Pacifica Labs has added a therapist directory feature to its mental health app, further connecting the app to the provider dashboard the company launched in February. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA clears connected surveillance product Capsule Vitals Plus
The FDA has recently cleared a second generation of Qualcomm Life ’s Capsule Vitals Plus, a connected monitoring product. Capsule Vitals Plus records medical device data and continuous vital signs monitoring. It then analyzes the information at the patient's bedside.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report: 35M connected wearable patches will ship annually by 2022
Connected wearable patch makers will ship 35.1 million units annually by 2022, with 80 percent of these being used in clinical applications, according to a recent report from market intelligence firm Tractica. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Survey shows growing number of organizations in expanding telemedicine
The Foley Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey revealed more interest and use of telemedicine amongst health organizations.  The survey was conducted by Foley& Lardner LLP, a law firm with a telemedicine team.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Catalia Health draws another $4M in early funding
San Francisco-based patient engagement startup Catalia Health has announced an additional $4 million in pre-Series A funding from Ion Pacific and other investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Junior Software Developer - Western Europe location
Specifications: Full TimeLocation: any Western Europe location considered; Copenhagen, Denmark preferredApplication Closing Date: Friday 15 December 2017This is a challenging and interesting opportunity for a junior developer to contribute to a non-profit organisation with a social mission to improve health care for everyone.Job description: You will be based in Cochrane ’s Informatics and Knowledge Management Team, and you will work in the team responsible for web applications and web services for Cochrane systematic review production software. These tools are central to Cochrane’s new review production ecosys...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Using Social Media Big Data to Combat Prescription Drug Crisis
Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study: States committed to value-based payment models
A national study conducted by IT software developer Change Healthcare has found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: $262B in healthcare claims initially denied in 2016 McKesson completes spin-off, updates financial results McKesson unveils new identity for health IT spin-off (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LeanTaaS raises $26M to build up iQueue appointment software
Santa Clara, California-based practice management software company  LeanTaaS announced $26 million in Series B financing, raised exclusively from Insight Venture Partners.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Otsuka, Proteus finally win FDA approval for sensor-equipped Abilify
The first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system has been approved by the FDA. The pill, Abilify MyCite, is prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and as an add-on treatment for depression in adults. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DarioHealth stems cash burn with growing market penetration, talks B2B plans
During its Q3 earnings call, Israel-based DarioHealth announced a growing US install base for its smartphone-connected glucometer and increased revenues supported by increasing sales of the platform ’s accompanying consumable test strips. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medigate raises $5.35 million in seed funding to continue development of medical device security platform
Tel Aviv, Israel-based medical device security platform, Medigate, announced today that it has raised $5.35 million in seed funding. The funding is provided by YL Ventures with additional funding from Blumberg Capital.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh: Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibition opportunities
The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by  Cochrane UK. Cochrane ’s annual colloquia is a truly international event, attracting up to 1300 delegates from across the world. It’s a great opportunity for delegates and organizations attending, to network and learn more about the latest in evidence-based practice.The theme for 2018 is:Cochrane for all: Better evidence for better health decisionsThis will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all parts of the wor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Germany Foundation officially established
On October 26 2017, the independent and non-profit Cochrane Germany Foundation (Cochrane Deutschland Stiftung, CDS) was officially established with an office in Freiburg. The German Federal Ministry of Health will support the foundation with an amount of up to one Million Euro annually to ensure that the activities of Cochrane Germany can pursue permanently.On November 9, the German Minister of Health said:“We need independent research that persistently and scientifically questions study results and that provides us with reliable information about the best-possible treatment methods. That is why I called on the Feder...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Is your practice ready to respond to a cyberattack?
One in 4 (23%) of healthcare IT professionals in the UK revealed that they do not think their organisation will be able to deal with cyberattacks, a newreport by Infoblox has shown. About 305 healthcare IT professionals in the UK and US (152 and 153 respectively in each region) took part in an online survey, which was conducted by the polling company Censuswide.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

With Cardiogram's AI, Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea, hypertension, study shows
A new study showed that Cardiogram ’s deep neural network technology, called DeepHeart, can detect hypertension and sleep apnea. The study was recently presented at the American Heart Association.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Collective Medical raises $47.5M to scale patient management platform, operations
Salt Lake City, Utah-based patient management platform maker Collective Medical Technologies announced today that it has raised $47.5 million in a series A funding round led by investment firm Kleiner Perkins. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news