HIMSSCast: How improv actors are helping doctors break bad news
Dr. Anthony Orsini and Dr. Tanganyika Barnes discuss their novel training method for caregivers, and how they've adapted it in the age of COVID-19. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Making healthcare resolutions stick requires a whole-industry approach
Panelists at Accelerate Health discussed this week what the pandemic taught them, how they ’re adjusting for the road ahead and ways to make the changes last. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ORCHA reports an'explosion' in the adoption of digital healthcare since COVID-19
Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a 25% rise in health app downloads. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Neuromuscular Group seeks new Co-ordinating Editor – flexible location
TheCochrane Neuromuscular Group is looking to appoint one or more new Co-ordinating Editor(s) to provide leadership of the Group. TheCochrane Neuromuscular Group is part of the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network. This is an important opportunity to lead and shape the future development of a strategically important area of Cochrane ’s healthcare evidence coverage. The Neuromuscular Group’s portfolio of reviews includes 57 active reviews and 22 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based in any country. We invite applications from within existing Cochrane Groups and beyond, and also in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Roundup: Crowdfunding for surgical robots, immersive mindfulness platform launch and more briefs
Also, NHS trust to achieve rapid go-live system as part of a nation-wide approach to imaging. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

McKesson Statement on Political Contributions
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 15, 2021 — McKesson is committed to fostering positive change in the world. In accordance with our ICARE and ILEAD values, the McKesson Employees’ Political Action Committee (PAC) has suspended contributions to all Members of Congress, including those who, even after a violent and... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Paige's $100M Series C, Carrum Health's $40M Series A and more digital health funding news
Also: NeuroFlow's $20 million Series B, and the launch of two new health tech investment funds. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Geisinger's chief innovation officer on why healthcare shouldn't go back to normal
This morning at HIMSS'Accelerate Health series  Dr. Karen Murphy discussed how the health system can apply lessons learned last year about flexibility, digitalization and payment reform to the future.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amalgam Rx buys clinical decision support company Avhana Health
Avhana's platform is able to integrate into provider's EHRs and suggest treatments, including digital.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Google completes its acquisition of Fitbit
The companies'$2.1 billion deal was announced in late 2019, but delayed by regulatory concerns. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bahrain launches mobile vaccination units for seniors and individuals with special needs
Said to be the first of its kind in the GCC, the initiative allows medical teams to make home visits to provide one of two approved COVID-19 vaccines to those unable to attend dedicated centres.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health innovators share 2021 predictions
As populations will need to increasingly rely on self-care models during the pandemic, experts reflect on the key ways this  will transform the landscape of healthcare delivery and innovation in 2021 and beyond. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Italian startup PatchAi closes €1.7M funding round
The financing will be used to expand its clinical research services internationally. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pharmacological interventions for self ‐harm in adults
Cochrane authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either pharmacological or natural product treatments. However, few trials have been conducted and those that have are small, meaning that possible beneficial effects of some therapies cannot be ruled out. Why is this review important?Self ‐harm (SH), which includes intentional self‐poisoning/overdose and self‐injury, is a major ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Holmusk signs MoU with Singapore ’s NHG and IMH to co-develop digital solutions for mental health
According to the 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study, about one in seven people in Singapore has experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Championing the caregiver experience
This special collection, which will be updated throughout the month, looks at what's being done to ease the provider burden. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fertility app Flo Health settles with FTC over sensitive data sharing complaint
Per the  pending agreement, Flo will need to inform users that their period and pregnancy info was shared with third-party advertisers and install independent oversight of their privacy practices. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Novartis trial shows no benefits from Pear's schizophrenia app as CEO cites trial irregularities
The results will not impact the current rollout of a new version of the app, under special FDA guidelines. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health public offerings continue with Amwell and Talkspace announcing public exit plans
After some called 2020 the “biggest year for IPOs,” analysts predicted the wave of digital health public offerings to last into the new year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Teladoc reveals new pilots focused on virtual primary care, hospital at home and CGM data insights
In a J  P. Morgan virtual talk, CEO Jason Gorevic said the programs have either already kicked off or will be launching later this year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Methods Rapid Reviews vs COVID-19: How to review evidence fast and maintain quality
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people relied on research evidence to help make decisions that affected the health of millions. Cochrane had the skills and experience to draw together the research evidence. We needed to work more quickly than our usual systematic review process, which sometimes takes many months to search widely and assess research.Cochrane Methods Rapid Reviews group developed a way to create rapid reviews, which streamlined our processes to create high-quality reviews very quickly. In March 2020, the Cochrane Methods Rapid Reviews group launched guidance about how to undertake a rapid review. This gro...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

HealthHero acquires Irish telehealth provider MyClinic
The acquisition means that HealthHero now has a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Itamar Medical acquires Spry Health to improve remote sleep apnea treatment
Using Spry ’s technology, Itamar plans to develop a wearable RPM device for end-to-end digital care for OSA sufferers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blog: I promise to work across all parts of our union, for all our members
What a time to ​be start​ing a new job​. I’ve been elected general secretary of UNISON at one of the most challenging times for public services, our union and all four nations of the UK. But I know that I have dedicated staff and wonderful activists across the UK to work with on the challenges facing us over the coming weeks, months and years. I want to thank everyone who campaigned and voted for me​, and indeed everyone who took the time to vote in the election. I promise to work across all parts of our union to continue to fight for our members and public services. As I start this n...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog Christina McAnea Source Type: news

The devices, software and health tech headlines of CES 2021
MobiHealthNews'running list of the new health and wellness products from the digital version of this year's consumer tech show. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nurx CEO on what's next for women's health in 2021
Varsha Rao sits down with MobiHealthNews to talk about what happened in 2020 and why women are driving the push towards the consumerization of healthcare. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Trustworthy AI has the ability to transform healthcare
Experts at CES 2021 discuss how to overcome the barrier to trust in something that is hard to understand and visualize.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rock Health: Veteran investors doubled down on digital health's pandemic demand in 2020
The firm's year-end funding report reaffirmed 2020 as a breakout year totaling $14.1 billion in digital health fundings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Oral Health vs COVID-19: Evidence to help reopen dental services
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries implemented lockdowns or stay-at-home orders. Most dental services provided only emergency treatment so patients and dental professionals could stay safe. This left many people in pain or without access to care. As countries began to ease their lockdown restrictions, policy-makers and dental professionals wanted to know when and how best to reopen dental services.Cochrane Oral Health aimed to help them make decisions informed by evidence.Cochrane Oral Health compiled research and international guidance about COVID-19 and dental services. They developed a webpage summari...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

UK biotech company Theolytics raises £5M in Series A funding
The company will expand its oncolytic viral therapy platform to combat cancer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Biogen, Apple to launch virtual study on cognitive decline
The research project will be conducted using the Apple Watch and iPhone, and is set to begin during 2021. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amwell CEO reflects on year of unprecedented telehealth adoption and predicts more digital chronic care for the future
 Amwell CEO Roy Schoenberg sits down with MobiHealthNews to talk telehealth adoption, going public and digital health M&As.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Talkspace receives NIH grants to conduct telepsychiatry research
The grants total nearly $7 million and support investigational partnerships between Talkspace, the University of Washington and Mental Health America.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UK health tech company Vatic launches on-the-spot COVID-19 saliva test
The KnowNow COVID-19 test provides results in under 15 minutes.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UK at centre of boom in European healthcare-focused venture activity
Silicon Valley Bank report says investment in Europe sky-rocketed in 2020. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Let's talk e-cigarettes Podcast
' Let's talk e-cigarettes'' is a podcast talking about the latest research on e-cigarettes and how new research changes what we know about them. It's hosted by Cochrane Tobacco Addiction researchers  Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson  based at the University ofOxford, through funding from Cancer Research UK. You can listen to the podcast oniTunes,Spotify, or below.  In this initial  podcast, they discuss evidence from a Cochrane Living Review of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, what they found in a recent search, and a deep-dive into one recent study with Professor Mark Eis...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

MobiHealthNews' predictions for 2021: Price transparency tools will be a game changer, telemedicine use will even out
2021 will see more digital health companies move to the public market and a continued interest in the mental health space.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Contributed: Virtual-first care is here to stay, but can it fix healthcare?
Former Propeller Health COO and CCO Chris Hogg discusses  the recent embrace of virtual care technologies and how overcoming geographic limitations could lead to a shakeup among incumbent organizations resistant to change. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane France vs COVID-19: Mapping ‘real-time’ evidence about COVID-19
Decision-makers are making decisions about COVID-19 that affect the health of millions of people. Researchers have been quick to do studies about COVID-19, but it can be difficult to stay up to date.Cochrane France wanted to bring together the global evidence about preventing, treating and rehabilitating people with COVID-19 regularly and in one place, so they collaborated on the COVID-NMA initiative.The COVID-NMA initiative has three overarching parts:Mapping randomized controlled trials about the effectiveness of interventions for preventing and treating COVID-19 and assessing vaccines.Living evidence syntheses of the ef...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Dutch health insurer Zilveren Kruis partners with eye care startup
easee's online eye test is the world's first CE certified online eye test. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Chilean Satellite of Cochrane EPOC vs COVID-19: Supporting decision makers
The newChilean Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice of Care  (EPOC) Review Group works with the Ministry of Health to help inform decisions.In April 2020, the Chilean Satellite of Cochrane EPOC contacted the Department of Health Technology Assessment and Evidence Based Health in the Chilean Ministry of Health (HTA). They knew that the Ministry was likely to need evidence-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Review Group staff suggested that they could help to summarise the existing evidence so it could support the Ministry of Health at a time when rapid decision making was needed.As of December 2020, t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Rehabilitation vs COVID-19: Compiling the best available evidence rapidly
Many experts published their opinions about the impact of COVID-19 on rehabilitation early on, but none were based on real-world experience.Cochrane Rehabilitation wanted to share information rapidly as it emerged so rehabilitation services and patients around the world would know how the pandemic might affect them.Since March 2020, Cochrane Rehabilitation have been compiling the best evidence available into a living rapid systematic review. They worked with the World Health Organization Rehabilitation Programme to identify the highest research priorities, and jointly defined the topics for which to search the best availab...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Egypt ’s Nawah Scientific raises additional $1M pre-series A
The Cairo-based health tech startup ’s founder revealed plans for the company’s expansion, with “an aggressive plan to cover MENA and Africa in the foreseeable future.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amazon reportedly building bedside sleep apnea monitor, Clover finalizes its SPAC merger and more digital health news briefs
Also: Papa expands its services to all 50 states.  Guided audio walks may be coming to Apple Watch. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane South Africa vs COVID-19: Very rapid reviews to inform National treatment Guidelines
There were no prevention or treatment protocols in place when COVID-19 reached South Africa. Policy-makers needed to work rapidly to support our diverse communities.   There were thousands of studies emerging from around the world, but there was a lot of duplication, variable quality and sometimes contradictory findings. The South African (SA) GRADE Network, co-lead byCochrane South Africa and the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, wanted to help policy-makers make decisions based on the best available research evidence in a timely way.The SA GRADE Network worked with a sub-committee of the National Essential Medi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Best Buy Health VP talks what's next for senior tech in 2021
Sarah Jones, VP for  commercial product at Best Buy Health, discusses what to expect in 2021 and why payment models need to evolve.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Online alcohol treatment program Monument raises $10.3 million
Since its launch, more than 12,000 members have joined the online alcohol treatment community.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mercom: Telemedicine investments led 2020's $14.8B in digital health fundraising
While equity investments in telemedicine rose 139% to $4.3 billion, other areas like data analytics and mobile health apps also earned strong support from investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

For the right employees, even standard information technology can spur creativity
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) In a money-saving revelation for organizations inclined to invest in specialized information technology to support the process of idea generation, new research suggests that even non-specialized, everyday organizational IT can encourage employees' creativity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news