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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.

Doctor with coronavirus turns to Twitter with his experience

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As COVID-19 continues to spread across the US, healthcare providers and industry experts take to Twitter to dispel myths.

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How digital health can help reduce anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Online mental health support is increasingly important as communities face lockdown and social distancing measures

How the world of health and tech is looking at the coronavirus outbreak

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The crisis is opening up new opportunities for health and tech, but it is also bringing new challenges.

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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.

How telemedicine is being used on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis

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Yesterday MassChallenge hosted a summit on innovation in the age of the coronavirus crisis, and panelists discussed how providers are implementing new digital programs into their toolbox.

Scripps, UCSF kick off wearable-driven research projects to spot viral infections early on

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Both efforts are employing popular consumer wearables and health trackers to spot potential cases of COVID-19 or other viral diseases as they begin

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What investors are saying about startups in the age of coronavirus

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Digital health investors discuss the opportunity, responsibility and liability of investing in health tech during market volatility and a possible recession

From A to Zebra: Data-driven strategies for training AI to understand rare diseases

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Ahead of Rare Disease Day 2020, Paul Wicks, scientific advisor for Ada Health, writes about the potential of digital learning health systems in helping patients receive the right care faster

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Healthcare connectivity: improving healthcare across the continuum

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A robust infrastructure is critical to supporting connectivity from inside the hospital to the home

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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.

Telemedicine vendor breaches the data of 2.4 million patients in Mexico

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The personal data of 2,373,764 patients was left exposed online after Hova Health, a telemedicine company based in Mexico, misconfigured a MongoDB database

COVID-19 home-testing kit could soon be available for purchase in UK

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The simple finger-prick test will be made available first to NHS staff

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Singapore government launches new app for contact tracing to combat spread of COVID-19

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TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating TraceTogether users in close proximity.

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HIMSS launches new definition of digital health

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The nonprofit professional organization hopes to unify the industry with an active, useful definition of an often ambiguous term

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.

XRHealth launches VR telehealth clinic

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The new service will allow patients to do VR rehabilitation therapy in their home.

Leaked iOS14 code suggests Sp02, sleep tracking features are on deck for Apple Watch

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Both features have already been announced or implemented by some of the company's smartwatch competition

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Healthcare workforce 'not equipped' for the adoption of AI, according to report

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EIT Health and McKinsey & Company research highlights the need for new organisational models and skillsets

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Surgical training startup FundamentalVR inks deal with Mayo Clinic, raises additional $1.4M

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London-based FundamentalVR plans to work with the Mayo Clinic to develop new simulations and validate its technology.

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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.

Facebook offers help to countries looking to use its Messenger feature for COVID19 response

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Facebook also plans to hold a virtual hackathon focused on COVID19.

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International Women’s Day 2020: Are we seeing progress in the health tech world?

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As a new study shows that no country has achieved gender equality, eight women in health tech tell us whether they are seeing any changes in the industry

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At-home COVID-19 testing services pump the brakes after FDA warns of 'fraudulent' kits

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Nurx and Carbon Health have officially halted their mail-order testing kit services. But at least one startup is still moving to secure an Emergency Use Authorization for its at-home rapid serology diagnostic

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Amazon launches new Alexa feature that reminds customers when to take meds

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The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.

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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.

Stroke patients using VR show greater adoption when able to connect with others

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In a small study, researchers found that 99% of patients given a multi-user version of VR therapy completed the treatment.

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Roundup: 16 digital health studies, pilots and reviews from AHA 2019

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From mobile ECGs to tele-rehabilitation to defibrillator delivery drones, a range of new data was on display at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019

Google demos its EHR-like clinical documentation tool

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News of the tool, currently in clinical pilots, comes a week after reports circulated that Google was working with healthcare system Ascension on a controversial project involving patient data

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Study: Majority of mental health patients would consider giving clinicians access to phone behaviors, locations

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A small study published in JMIR Mental Health found that 84 percent of surveyed patients living with mental illness were willing to use apps that would collect and share biomarkers

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.

FDA clears Pear's digital insomnia therapeutic through 510(k), Pre-Cert pilot pathways

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Somryst, a prescription digital therapeutic combining cognitive behavioral therapy and personalized sleep restriction, is the first software product to put the FDA's early Precertification Program framework through its paces.

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Head of Fitbit Health Solutions talks payer strategy, evolution of health products

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MobiHealthNews sat down with Amy McDonough, senior vice presidnet & general manager of Fitbit Health Solutions prior to the news that Google was set to acquire Fitbit.

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White House, big tech, research orgs are calling on AI researchers for coronavirus insights

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The recently announced COVID-19 Open Research Dataset consists of more than 29,000 machine-readable coronavirus articles ripe for analysis

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Health tech startups should start working with FDA sooner rather than later

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Representatives from cardio monitoring device maker Eko and the FDA offer advice for medical device startups gearing up for their first approval

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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.

Apple rolls out Research: One app for three new longitudinal studies

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iOS users can now sign up for studies on women's health, movement and heart health, and the effects of noise exposure on hearing

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Planned Parenthood launches abortion care finder, information platform

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The new tool, called Abortion Care Finder, lets users put in information about their situation, such as age and location, and gives resources.

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Apple releases COVID-19 screening tool, resource guide

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The new website and app were born out of a partnership with Apple, the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA

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Peerbridge announces $11M raise to grow ECG ambulatory sensor patch business

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CEO Adrian Gilmore said the company is looking at strategic partnerships, M&A and other general scaling of the business in the year to come

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Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.