Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Is Apple poised to enter EHR market? New patents have the industry buzzing
A new wave of speculation from industry analysts is putting Apple in the spotlight over its supposed plans for creating a new sort of EHR – the soul of a new device, so to speak. The new speculation is fueled by the patents Apple has recently secured.  Analysts reason that Apple may be poised to enter the mobile healthcare monitoring device, EHR, and healthcare data storage markets. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New app option for veterans seeking speech, cognitive therapy
Veterans struggling with speech or cognitive disorders will now be able to access therapy through Constant Therapy, a mobile app that provides supplemental coaching and motivation to patients.   Veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the US Department of Veterans Affairs will now be able to use the app for free.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amerigroup offers LiveHealth's telemedicine to members and more digital health deals
All five of Amerigroup ’s Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas will be offering its members free telemedicine consultations throughout 2018 through LiveHealth Online’s web and app-based service. The service connects members with board-certified doctors and licensed therapists 24-7, and supports easy prescription through members’ local pharmacies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 11/22/17
Mobile Medicaid: Missouri Medicaid members have a new mobile tool when searching for healthcare information. Missouri Care ’s mobile app will allow patients to find a doctor or dentist, locate nearby urgent care centers or hospitals, access wellness service, display their Missouri Care Member ID card or send it to provider, and receive member updates. The app is free and can be used on iOS or Android phones. Currently Missouri Care and WellCare serve 307,000 members, including 291,000 Medicaid members.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Engineering firm Cambridge Consultants demos health tech offerings
At their annual Innovation Day industry event, engineering design and development firm Cambridge Consultants demoed a number of early projects involving robotics, augmented reality, mobile devices, and other technologies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Five lessons learned from ResApp ’s botched trial
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp intended to have its software, which uses a smartphone microphone to diagnose respiratory conditions based on coughs, well on its way through the FDA by now. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology 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

In small Brigham and Women's pilot, eTectRx's digital pills track opioid adherence
Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia& Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx ’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ginger.io relaunches as full-stack online mental healthcare service
San Francisco health startup Ginger.io went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: Apple Watch, Cognition Kit offer accurate cognitive, mood assessment
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Oviva Health brings in $12M for dietary support platform
Z ürich, Switzerland-based Oviva Health, developer of a dietary intervention delivery platform, has secured $12 million in Series A funding. Participants in the round include Albion Capital, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital Partners, Partech Ventures, and Walking Ventures. (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Mobile app could help monitor AMD and diabetic retinopathy
A new study found that a mobile-based app could be an effective way of monitoring age-related mucular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. A study recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology or AAO, reported that patients who used DigiSight's Paxos Checkup app, got comparable results to those who had traditional clinical checkups.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Humana, J & J launch digital health challenge competitions
Humana and Johnson& Johnson have each announced a new challenge competition for digital health students and entrepreneurs. The former seeks novel approaches to easy and understandable EHR management with a focus on Medicare-compatibility, and will award up to $10,000.  The latter is offering up to $50,000 for new skin care strategies potentially incorporating tracking devices, adherence strategies, and consumer education. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Four recent FDA clearances in the cardiac monitoring space
A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health space. Some clearances are updates to companies that have one or more existing clearances, while some are newly cleared devices. Read on for a roundup of connected ECG sensors, medical device companion apps, and wearable patches. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

In UK pilot, paramedics send ultrasounds, high-res videos en route to hospitals
In rural Scotland ambulance rides can take as long as four or five hours. Those hours spent in the ambulance are critical, said Neil Fraser, director of space and communications at ViaSat UK. But new a new pilot program aims to use telemedicine to improve care during that important time frame.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: Patient engagement, clinical support platform improves IBD quality of care
A software platform developed at Mount Sinai comprising of a mobile app for patients and a decision support dashboard for practitioners can improve inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients ’ quality of care, according to clinical data recently presented at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Conference. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hospitals halt plans to expand Outcome Health tech amid lawsuit controversy
As the Justice Department subpoenas Outcome Health investors following a lawsuit filed against the company alleging fraud, at least two Chicago-area hospitals are taking a step back from the much-heralded health information startup and suspending plans to expand the company ’s presence in their institutions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Welkin Health gets $8M to scale, build out patient relationship management offering
San Francisco-based Welkin Health, which which specializes in patient relationship management through messaging services and workflow organization, has raised $8 million in a new round led by Thrive Capital. This brings Welkin ’s total funding to $12 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: Lark's AI coach could help with weight loss, diabetes prevention
A new study reveals that artificial intelligence could be a useful tool to help patients prevent Type 2 diabetes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

SleepScore Labs launches bedside sleep monitor to consumers
SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors — has announced a new non-contact sleep improvement device available for consumer purchase. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New HIMSS CEO talks innovation, consumerization, and the importance of'and '
Hal Wolf, the new CEO of HIMSS, thinks adding a three letter word to his organization ’s mission statement will go a long way toward positioning HIMSS for the future. Instead of the old tagline “transforming health through information technology”, Wolf wants it to read “transforming health through information and technology”. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DocASAP comes to Greenway's marketplace and more digital health deals
DocASAP ’s online patient appointment scheduling is now among the services available to providers who use Greenway Health’s integrated EHR and patient management products. Through the Greenway Marketplace, DocASAP said that its product, which also includes optimized patient-provider matching, will now b e easily available to as many as 19,000 new providers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

VisitPay gets $15M for online platform that helps patients pay bills
VisitPay, a Boise, Idaho-based healthcare payments startup, has raised $15 million in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Ascension Health, which invests on behalf of a number of health systems, contributed to the round as well. VisitPay also rebranded (it was formerly known as iVinci Healthcare) and announced a new customer, Intermountain Healthcare. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Kenzen, Chartwise fill out C-Suites and more digital health hires
Kenzen, a precision health company that creates wearables and data analytics platforms, has tapped Jim McDonnell as the next CTO. McDonnell comes to Kenzen with 25 years as an executive and entrepreneur in digital health and cloud industries.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news