Looking across international borders for digital health tools

Mobi Health News

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.

Teladoc adds back health tool for members

Mobi Health News

Teladoc teamed up with Telespine to give members videos and exercise programs that target lower back health.

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Communicating value, connectivity helps digital health tools succeed

Mobi Health News

Experts speaking at next week’s Connected Health Conference discuss the importance of technology adoption and how new tools can encourage stronger patient-provider relationships

Accenture develops gamified VR tool to treat phantom limb

Mobi Health News

Accenture is now deploying its VR tool worldwide after completing initial studies in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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NASA pilots UpToDate for clinical support tool in outer space

Mobi Health News

NASA will now be piloting the clinical decision support tool UpToDate, which gives users access to thousands of clinical resourcers, on the International Space Station.

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Survey: 90% of Americans use Digital Health Tools

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Consumers continue to embrace digital health tools, with 90% of respondents in a new Rock Health survey using at least one last year, up from 80% in 2016. The tools for doing so are proliferating, with mobile operating systems and various apps offering to track the information.

NIH awards $13.4M grant to support cognitive health research via mobile tools

Mobi Health News

The grant recipient, a Penn State research lab, will also be partnering with Sage Bionetworks to develop a standardized suite of tools for similar projects in the future.

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More than 100 digital health and care tools evaluated against key standards for NHS Apps Library

Mobi Health News

Approximately 120 apps are currently being evaluated by NHS Digital and two external assessors against key standards to be added to an NHS resource of trusted digital health and care tools for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, and commissioners

Notable launches wearable, voice-powered transcription tool

Mobi Health News

Wearables aren’t just for tracking steps anymore, as a new tool is helping doctors transcribe right from their smartwatch. This morning, voice-powered healthcare company Notable unveiled its latest technology, a voice-powered artificial intelligence wearable for doctors.

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Visualization Tools Help Put Data to Work

Perficient

Data analytics and visualization tools also allow for the smooth communication between practitioners and patients. Researchers with the U.S.

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Patient advocates: We can help innovators build digital health tools

Mobi Health News

From design to validation to deployment, any novel health tech innovation comes with a number of challenges and considerations that requires a coordinated effort from every stakeholder

Voice tech: Tool to unburden physicians, improve patient experience

Mobi Health News

Boston Children's Hospital chief innovation officer John Brownstein shares insights about the benefits and challenges and evolution with voice technologies amid the growing number of apps and interest from major companies and health systems.

AI, workflow automation tool Olive secures $32.8M

Mobi Health News

Monday morning Olive, a healthcare software company that employs artificial intelligence to automate provider workflows, announced that it closed a $32.8 million Series D financing round led by Oak HC/FT and Ascension Ventures.

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Review of self diagnostic tools remains inconclusive

Mobi Health News

Using the internet to self-diagnose that weird rash on your arm is fairly common. But the verdict is still out on whether or not direct-to-consumer diagnostic apps are effective or safe, according to a new review published in the journal Diagnosis.

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NHS issues guidance on using instant messaging tools and more UK digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

NHS England, NHS Digital, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care have issued new guidance to help staff securely use instant messaging tools in acute clinical settings during emergency situations

SyncThink launches rental scheme for its VR concussion tool

Mobi Health News

The Boston-based startup is launching a new scheme that lets colleges and professional sports teams rent out its VR and eye-tracking technology.

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Fitbit releases OS 3.0 for smartwatches, new dev tools, highlights third-party apps

Mobi Health News

The update looks to bring new health data and features to the forefront while streamlining the overall user experience

Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools

Mobi Health News

Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.

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Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

Innovators use digital tools to translate patient experiences into meaningful data

Mobi Health News

The MITRE Corperation's Kristina Sheridan shares how her life experince inspired the Patient Toolkit, which lets patients digitally record symptoms and treatment.

Optina Diagnostics pulls $4M seed investment for Alzheimer's screening tool

Mobi Health News

The Montreal-based company uses spectral retinal imaging technology and AI to deliver a cheaper alternative to early Alzheimer's disease detection

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Zipnosis quietly raises $3M for provider telemedicine tools

Mobi Health News

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis, which offers whitelabeled telemedicine tools to providers, quietly raised a $3 million funding round last week. The company confirmed the round but declined to name the investors. Their last round, in January 2016, was supported by Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos Ventures

AI integration into workflows minimizes tools to ease doctor burden

Mobi Health News

Jennifer Esposito, general manager of Health and Life Sciences at Intel, explains how AI benefits workflows with its direct impact to be a seamless integration for physicians and the patient experience

Benchling gets $14.5M to build collaboration tools for biotechs, pharmas

Mobi Health News

Benchling, which offers a software suite for improving collaboration and productivity among life sciences and biotech researchers, has raised $14.5 million in series B funding. Benchmark led the round, with additional participation by F-Prime Capital and returning investor Thrive Capital

Medical communication tool Medici rakes in $22.4M

Mobi Health News

Today medical communication startup Medici announced that it has raised $22.4 million from executives coming from Citadel, Dell, Publix, and Starwood Capital, and other unnamed investors. The Austin, Texas-based startup is aimed at enabling asynchronous text messaging between care providers and patients.

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Canadian startups show off array of digital health tools

Mobi Health News

A cadre of Canadian digital health startups were at the forefront of a special HIMSS session organized by the Canadian government’s department of foreign affairs, trade, and development.

Care coordination tool SCI Solutions acquires digital health tools company DatStat

Mobi Health News

This morning patient engagement and care coordination company SCI Solutions announced that it has acquired DatStat, a company that specializes in digital health tools and patient engagement, for an undisclosed sum. Following this acquisition, the company’s combined headquarters will be in Seattle Washington.

Mount Sinai spinoff raises $1.8M, launches enterprise digital therapeutic prescription tool

Mobi Health News

According to a statement, the investment will help the company pursue new clients and support the launch of its digital therapeutics and patient engagement tool, Bulk Prescription

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Developing PaaS Using Step Functions and Hashicorp Tools

Perficient

Introduction: Cloud tools now have the ability to let DevOps deliver cloud infrastructure along-side applications that are deployed on it. While PaaS solutions are great, another alternative is to use individual AWS services alongside open source tools that can help provision, secure, run and connect cloud computing infrastructure. Underlying belief driving this approach – “Complete Automation, seamless integration using non-commercial tools and services”.

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Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

WebMD's new symptom checker ditches avatar, adds professional CDS tool

Mobi Health News

The company says 4 million people per month log on to use the tool WebMD, long the go-to for patients turning to the internet for an answer to mysterious symptoms, has launched a redesigned, rebuilt version of its symptom checker, originally launched in 2015.

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Using the Right Tools for Insurance Risk Management

Electronic Health Reporter

With this, technology is at the center of innovation, and so providers will need to secure wider adoption of helpful tools and applications to ease up the workflow. The article Using the Right Tools for Insurance Risk Management appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization?

TAO Connect launches monthly subscription for digital mental health tools

Mobi Health News

Petersburg, Florida-based TAO Connect is making its digital self-help and therapy tool direct to consumers for the first time, after previously offering it via schools, community health centers, and employee assistance plans

Innovaccer's new free online tool helps ACOs save

Mobi Health News

Healthcare data platform company Innovaccer has launched ACO Advisor, a new free online tool that uses publicly available data to advise Accountable Care Organizations on how to reduce costs and increase revenues

Survey: 87 Percent of Consumers Have Adopted One Digital Health Tool

Healthcare Informatics

Digital health adoption continues to increase, with 87 percent of consumers saying they have adopted at least one digital health tool, compared to 80 percent in 2015, according to a survey from San Francisco-based Rock Health

Cybersecurity: Innovating staff buy-in and avoiding silver bullet tools

Mobi Health News

Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs

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Basal Insulin Management is not easy. These new tools could help

Insulin Nation

When people with Type 2 Diabetes start basal insulin treatment, the goal is to reach a lower fasting glucose target. Each person gets an initial insulin dose and the expectation is that this dosage will gradually increase until the fasting glucose target is reached.

Study: Free online consultation tool sees frequent, worldwide use by physicians

Mobi Health News

Over a roughly two-year period, Medscape Consult saw more than 310,000 physician users hailing from 171 different countries across the world

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UnitedHealthcare improves, broadens reach of digital tools ahead of open enrollment

Mobi Health News

Improved features include interactive data analytics, digital onboarding, point of care prescription information and personalized videos explaining claims

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