1464 Articles Matching "digital"

Zocdoc proposes controversial pricing changes, Facebook vets addiction ads, and other digital health briefs

Aug 15, 2018 (MobiHealthNews), Mobile Health News
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new...
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Fitbit names new head of engineering, higi announces executive chairman, and other digital health hires

Aug 11, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Floridian healthcare IT company Modernizing Medicine has tapped Patrick DeAngelo for the role of vice president and general manger of business services. DeAngelo has worked in revenue cycle, operational, and technical departments at major healthcare companies for 20 years. His new duties will include leading revenue cycle management (RCM) operations, the sales team, and value-based care services at Modernizing...
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Gupta's run ends at Michigan primary, plastic surgeons warn of 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs

Aug 11, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Call9 launches data analytics plaform for nursing homes. Nursing home care technology company Call9 has launched a data analytics platform for nursing home administrators and operators. Dubbed SNF Assist, the platform integrates with a facility’s EHR to deliver insights that will help inform users’ operational and medical...
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Study: Open office plans hamper communication, productivity

Aug 11, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
For all our online flair and digital attention seeking, we still prefer a bit of privacy on the job. New research shows why workplace walls still...
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Adherium launches smart inhaler sensors in US, plastic surgeons warn of 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs

Aug 10, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
OTC inhaler sensors launch in US. Smart inhaler company Adherium has launched its Hailie line of attachable inhaler sensors in the US. Built for patients with asthma and COPD, the sensors connect to a smartphone app that assists with adherence, dose tracking, and preventing misuse. The company announced plans for their US launch earlier this year after the devices received over-the-counter clearance from the...
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Digital therapeutics maker Akili adds extra $13M to earlier $55M funding round

Aug 10, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Boston-based digital therapeutics company Akili Interactive Labs announced this morning that it has added an extra $13 million to its previously announced Series C financing. Together, this brings the company’s 2018 funding to $68 million, and its total backing to just over $140...
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Hinge Health gets $26M, plans to expand musculoskeletal digital health platform

Aug 10, 2018 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
San Francisco-based Hinge Health, which makes a digital health platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, has raised $26 million in a Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners. Existing investor Atomico also contributed, increasing its stake in the company. This brings the company’s total funding to $36...
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Google Glass helps kids with autism, Fitbit cycle tracking falls short, and other digital health briefs

Aug 08, 2018 (MobiHealthNews), Mobile Health News
Google Glass system assists children with autism. A pilot exploratory study recently published in Nature suggests that a novel system running on Google Glass and an Android smartphone can assist with social-affective learning for children with autism. Conducted among 14 families using the tool three times a week for an average of 72 days, the researchers report improved scores among the children in various measures of autism spectrum disorder...
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Machine learning-based skin screening could lead to care disparities for people of color, JAMA op-ed says

Aug 08, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The early days of dermatology apps were fraught with controversy, but the more recent attempts at digital skin examinations have seen some success thanks to advances in machine learning (ML)...
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Engaging behavioral health patients through digital tools

Aug 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals and health systems are turning -- albeit slowly and cautiously -- to digital tools to engage mental health patients, hoping to improve access and...
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Hospital tech officer breaks down blockchain for the layperson

Aug 03, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
While the term blockchain has populated numerous news feeds and executive board room conversations recently, just how the technology works and what it can do for healthcare has remained somewhat of a mystery for the layperson. At the Digital Healthcare Innovations Congress in Boston yesterday Roger Smith, chief technology officer at Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, broke down how the technology works, what it could mean for the future of healthcare, and if the trendy technology is all that...
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InpharmD contracts with WellStar Health System, Liva and decadoo unveil joint offering, and more digital health deals

Aug 03, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Drug information startup InpharmD has signed a three-year contract with Georgia’s WellStar Health System that will provide InpharmD’s mobile app to the system’s practitioners. Physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants will be able to submit their drug queries through the AI-powered app and receive a customized and evidence-based response within a specified timeframe, with their answers then becoming immediately available to other users for future...
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Ascension names Conrado to be its first chief digital officer

Aug 01, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Ascension is the latest health system to add a chief digital officer, a new but increasingly popular role in the industry. Eduardo Conrado comes to Ascension from...
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Medical delivery drones for the NHS, Nike's workout app comes to Apple, and more digital health briefs

Aug 01, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Look to the skies. A recent report by Nesta, a global innovation foundation, conducted in collaboration with five UK cities suggests that no small number of regulatory and infrastructural obstacles stand in the way of medical drone deliveries in the...
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HIMSS Connected Health Conference to focus on the human element of digital tech

Jul 29, 2018 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
As more and more hospitals are deploying a range of smart and connected technologies to improve care and efficiency, it's increasingly important to preserve and highlight the human side of care. That's the overarching theme of the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference in Boston: "Balancing Technology and the Human...
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Walgreens launches 'Find Care Now,' a digital platform for connecting customers to healthcare providers

Jul 28, 2018 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Walgreens Boots Alliance has launched a new digital platform, available through its mobile app and website, called Find Care Now. The service is designed to be a curated way to connect customers to a range of healthcare providers that Walgreens has partnered with, including telemedicine companies, digital-enabled house call companies, and more traditional...
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Pharmacokinetic study of Proteus' ingestible sensor paves way for clinical trials of HIV prevention drug

Jul 28, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Proteus Digital Health’ pitch to track adherence using sensor-equipped pills has found another audience in the HIV prevention...
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WebMD now available in China, Sanofi and Nutrino team up, and more digital health deals

Jul 28, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
WebMD goes to China. WebMD is teaming up with Chinese tech giant Tencent in a deal that would introduce the health information platform to Asia. This means that WebMD’s services will be translated into Chinese and localized to suit the Chinese...
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As Amazon Lurks, Walgreens Launches Digital Marketplace Listing Providers And Prices

Jul 27, 2018 , Forbes
Walgreens is launching a new digital marketplace to connect mobile visitors to drugstores, doctors and health clinics in communities across the...
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Rock Health: Slow gains for female leadership in digital health

Jul 26, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Things are tough for women working in healthcare, according to a new report by RockHealth. The report, which includes a mix of online sources and survey responses of hundreds of women in the industry, found the percentage of women represented in digital health leadership particularly...
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