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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.

Opinion: How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society

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For many, self-monitoring is becoming a new philosophy for life, argues digital health journalist and blogger Artur Olesch

Facebook launches three new disease mapping tools

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The new tools will include a high-resolution population density map with demographic estimates, a movement map and network coverage map.

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Smartphone algorithm combined with paper funnel can detect ear infection

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Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new app that was able to detect fluid in the middle ear in pediatric patients.

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FDA clears AI tool to help radiologists spot pneumothorax

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Zebra Medical Vision's tool interprets medical imaging and flags potential cases for specialist review

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FDA soliciting new volunteers to test drive its experimental Pre-Cert Program

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Companies planning an upcoming De Novo or 510(k) submission for their software medical device are eligible, but participation will not yield precertification

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Wearables, voice assistants face HIPAA hurdles but remain promising in clinical trials

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This morning MassBio hosted a panel on the use cases for the technology in clinical trials and beyond.

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As health tech innovation moves forward, who is being left out?

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The digital health industry has much work to do when it comes to developing technologies for underserved populations, including people of color, the LGBTQ community and women

For Providence St. Joseph, patient engagement begins with a call center

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The health system combines high tech and high touch to improve patient experience — and dramatically increase appointment booking

Wearable technology can detect biomarkers linked to fertility windows

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A study published in JMIR found that a fertility wearable was able to use skin temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate to help determine a woman's fertility window.

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Express Scripts to launch stand-alone digital health formulary in 2020

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The pharmacy benefit manager will be vetting each of the tools featured within the new formulary for therapeutic value, usability, security, privacy and cost effectiveness

FDA clears AI that detects ‘ticking time bomb’ in chest images

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AIdoc's tool flags potential cases of pulmonary embolism to ensure prompt review and intervention

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FDA clears mobile AI platform for heart murmur screening

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The cloud-based eMurmur ID platform aims to help primary care practitioners and other unspecialized clinicians provide consistent heart screening

Meta-analysis: Robopets can reduce loneliness, increase wellness among seniors who engage with them

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Data from 19 studies suggest emotional benefits for those living in homes, but stress that the simulated pets won't be accepted by every senior

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Countries worldwide sound off on digital medicine efforts

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This week at the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, clinicians discussed the international efforts of implementing technology in healthcare.

Swedish startup Pilloxa announces collaboration with Novartis division Sandoz Nordics

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The startup was also recently awarded funding from EIT Health and Vinnova, the Swedish innovation agency

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How to Build a Better Relationship Between Pharma and Digital Health

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Remember that you are partners who have come together because you each have unique skills that the other cannot replicate on their own

Apple acquires patent rights for in-bed health sensor system

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Sensors described in the European Patent Office filing could be placed underneath the user's mattress or pillow

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How well-designed tech can help medical professionals avoid burnout

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Right now, technology is diminishing clinician and patient experience. It could and should be improving them

Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder receives FDA breakthrough designation, opens enrollment for two RCTs

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To see light as a prescription digital therapeutic for PTSD patients affected by nightmares, NightWare is testing its app among veterans and the general public

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Co-op launches health app, Nori Health raises pre-seed funding, and more news briefs

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Also: New competition exploring the use of AI and machine learning in the NHS opens today; Irish Life launches app with dacadoo for its clients; Elvie founder would consider moving "if it is looking like Brexit will have a negative impact

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Patient stories inspire new digital tools at Singapore Health Systems, Sutter Health

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At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, representatives from the two health systems explain how listening to patients inspired care coordination tools, health finance platforms and a patient scheduler.

Theranos whistleblower talks ethics in health tech startups

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Erika Cheung recently launched the Ethics in Entrepreneurship venture in Hong Kong and the US to help startups navigate ethics in innovation.

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Focus on patient experience: If the patient is a consumer, patient experience is paramount

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In May, MobiHealthNews and our sister publications will look at patient experience, and especially the tech that makes it tick

Seven ways health consumers are tracking their sleep

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From the wrist to the finger to the forehead to the bedside, consumer sleep tracking is a booming business

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Conveying empathy through digital tools requires education, support

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Panelists at Cleveland Clinic's Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit discuss the challenges and opportunities of conveying empathy through digital tools.

Fitness platform Aaptiv adds new AI coach

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The new AI coach uses a proprietary algorithm to personalize fitness routines and offer lifestyle tips to each user.

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Use of VR in pediatric setting leads to less reported needle pain

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A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that patients using a VR system reported less pain when being treated with a needle than their counterparts who received the standard of care.

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Video hits the buffers for GP consultations

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Patients are not embracing video calls with the enthusiasm anticipated by NHS England and many GPs themselves, according to new research from leading app provider askmyGP

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Digital mental health platform Meru Health snags $4.2M in seed funding

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The startup plans to put the money towards additional clinical validation and rolling out the system to large health systems and employers.

Amazon kicks off PillPack marketing campaign with email to Prime users

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Amazon sent Prime users an email advertising virtual pharmacy PillPack, which the company acquired in 2018.

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AI-enabled monitoring, decision support platform Biofourmis raises $35M

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The Singaporean company will be moving its headquarters to Boston.

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Validation key in digital health, but how do you get started?

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Last night at a Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs event, industry players discussed the ins and outs of how to validate a digital health product, regardless of funding.

Oscar Health inks deal with Cardiogram to give members health detection technology

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As part of the deal, Oscar Health members who are identified as high risk for diabetes or AFib will be offered confirmatory tests and be referred to an in-network provider.

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Jawbone Health rises from the ashes with $65M for wearable-driven health monitoring service

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Two years since the demise of its predecessor, the new company wants to identify and address preventable health conditions

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Balancing technology, personal touch in patient experience

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Yesterday at The Atlantic's Pulse summit, providers discussed the balancing act of engaging patients through digital tools without losing their personal, human touch.

Study: Speech recognition technology combined with AI could help detect PTSD

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In a recent study published in the journal of Depression and Anxiety, a voice-analyzing AI was able to detect, with 89% accuracy, if a subject presented with PTSD.

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Livongo adds behavioral health tools for new, expecting parents

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The new content is personalized for users whether they be single parents, same-sex couple or adopting couples

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How fall detection is moving beyond the pendant

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Digital health innovators look to the wrist, the ears and the wall for new ways to keep seniors safe

Patients more willing to share mobile mental health data with doctors than family, EHRs

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In a small study published in JMIR, patients were more willing to share health data, such as activity and sleep trackers, than personal data, like call logs and location.