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How healthy are health apps?

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Digital health applications are starting to make their way into regular healthcare provision. But how should they be regulated?

Looking across international borders for digital health tools

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Panelists at the Connected Health Conference in Boston spoke about the importance of digital health alliances and learning from countries sometimes ignored in the space.

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CVS Pharmacy app introduces feature for people with visual impairments

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CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels. CVS plans to add RFID labels to its prescriptions at 1,500 pharmacy locations by the end of 2020.

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Novartis, Propeller Health co-package new asthma treatment

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The co-packaged product, which will be launched in Europe this year, combines Propeller's sensor tech and Novartis' new medication.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

UAE’s Mulk Healthcare launches global “e-hospital”

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Launching as an app this summer, the Mulk E-Hospital will reportedly offer a range of healthcare services by over 2,000 medical specialists from around the world

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Boots offers access to online video pharmacy consultations for people living with cancer

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The service will offer an accessible route for those affected by cancer to speak to a trained healthcare professional from the comfort of their own home

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Lenovo unveils its take on remote chronic disease monitoring

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Scheduled to launch in Q3, the offering combines Lenovo devices, connected biometric biomonitoring tools and an AI-based virtual assistant

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Doctor On Demand collects $75M Series D

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Like its competitors, the telehealth provider highlighted a major increase in business since COVID-19

Apple was already developing handwashing sensing before COVID-19 hit

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MobiHealthNews spoke with Apple VP of technology Kevin Lynch about how the new feature on Apple Watch came to be, and what its implications might be for healthcare

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Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Clinical trials have a historic gender gap – tech could help

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Panelists at Women of Wearable's FemTech Forum discuss how big data and digital tools could help booster female representation in clinical trials.

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Under COVID-19 pressure, healthcare finally embraces new digital tools

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With the abrupt transition to telehealth, the paradigm of care has shifted from legacy thinking to digital innovation

Sony study reinforces importance of remote monitoring

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Nearly 90% of people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. surveyed for Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division said they could better manage their conditions with remote monitoring. The study was published in time for the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference today.

Abbott's Bluetooth connected implantable heart rhythm devices score FDA clearance

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The new devices can link to the MyMerlinPulse app and give doctors information about a patient's heart health.

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Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Dexcom G6’s applicator issue frustrates patients, caregivers

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Some of Dexcom’s G6 applicators were getting stuck to the wearable CGM, but the company said it has worked to remedy this issue

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WWDC2020: Sleep tracking comes to Apple Watch at last, amid otherwise minor fitness updates

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New workout modules and automatic handwashing detection were rolled out at Apple's annual developer conference, but no update was offered on contact-tracing efforts

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Metabolic health focused telemedicine startup Calibrate launches

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The company also announced a $5.1 million seed funding led by Forerunner Ventures.

RapidAI snags FDA clearance for neuroimaging analysis device

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RapidAI, a health tech company specializing in stroke imaging, has received clearance from the FDA for its Rapid ASPECTS neuroimaging analysis device.

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Circadia Health's contactless respiration rate monitor receives 510(k) clearance

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The device monitors vitals from up to four feet away, and is designed for use in healthcare settings or at home

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Elucid Digital Health’s dashboard gives pharma and CROs real-time patient data

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Elucid’s Pill connect dispensing system will provide contract research organisations (CROs) and pharma the ability to show adherence data during a clinical trial, across country, site, and individual patient number

NBA's summer COVID-19 protocols include Oura Rings for players

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Quarantined basketball players will have the option to wear the smart rings for health tracking, and a "proximity alarm" that sounds when another wearer is too close for too long

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Wearable tech to provide insight into mental health in the construction sector

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Pagabo and Moodbeam have collaborated to aid mental health and wellbeing and improve working conditions in the construction sector

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

'Digital pill' maker Proteus Digital Health files for bankruptcy

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The news comes months after reports that the company had furloughed staff and couldn't secure additional funding for its-ingestible sensor business

Healthy.io acquires fellow smartphone urinalysis startup Inui Health

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The companies are reported to have agreed on a $9 million deal with milestones for Inui Health (formerly known as Scanadu

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Innovation in substance use disorder treatment: 5 Keys to Impact

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Flare Capital Partners reviews the current landscape of substance use disorder treatment and highlights some early-stage tech companies tackling the ongoing opioid epidemic

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Immersive experiences could help educate patients, cut down on video call fatigue

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A panel at BIO Digital dives into where VR, AR and other immersive technologies make sense for healthcare.

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Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Return-to-work app uses voice samples to screen for respiratory illness symptoms

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Designed to help screen employees for COVID-19, Sonde One uses a questionnaire, temperature and user voice-samples to provide daily guidance

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The case for integrating telemedicine education into medical curriculums

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Across a number of different specialties, students – and even practitioners – can put practical technology skills to use and gain an emphasis on collaboration for the rest of their careers

Masimo announces device designed to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms

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The device applies electrical impulses to the cranial nerves around the ear, which can reduce neuron activity and opioid withdrawal symptoms

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Review: Abbott?s FreeStyle Libre 14-day system cuts diabetes management costs

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The study found that the flash continuous glucose monitoring system can cost about 60% less than traditional methods.

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Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

HHS improves data sharing through discussions with stakeholders

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Health agencies now have better access to the Department of Health and Human Services’ data following a year-long data initiative focused on information sharing.

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Rock Health reports record digital health funding of $5.4B set to the backdrop of a pandemic

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Telehealth and digital behavioral health were two of the most popular investment areas.

Abbott's Bluetooth connected implantable heart rhythm devices Gallant scores FDA clearance

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The new devices can link to the MyMerlinPulse app and give doctors information about a patient's heart health.

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VUNO signs license agreement with M3 for expansion in Japanese market

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M3 is Japan’s largest medical informational platform company of which Sony owns 33.9% of the shares

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Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.