Digital Health : Connected Health

By Brian Caulfield | ehealth, mhealth, mobile health, innovation, quantified self, sensors

Wing network hopes to be the OpenTable of clinical trials

Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials.

Digital Health

Myotest Brings Biomechanics to Wrist Wearables

SION, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Myotest Brings Biomechanics to Wrist Wearables - New High Definition Biomechanics Library at the Wrist with the …

Biomechanics

Study shows telehealth increased office visits, had minimal health benefits

While telehealth is touted as a way to reduce care costs and doctor’s visits, a study from the University of Wisconsin revealed telemedicine may be …

Health Care

Alphabet acquires Senosis, a stealthy health app from serial entrepreneur Shwetak Patel

Alphabet (the Google parent company formerly known as Google) has acquired a small, Seattle-based startup called Senosis Health, according to …

mHealth

Welltory packs a lot of science into its app to measure your stress levels

There’s a lot of talk about the quantified self, but one of the grey areas remains working out your levels of stress. Usually this requires hardware devices. Now a New York-based startup thinks it’s come up with an approach based on specially developed algorithms and machine learning using simple …

Heart Rates

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers

A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue<p>A novel device that reprogrammes skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say.<p>The new …

Breakthroughs

These robotic shorts will improve your running performance

Why it matters to you<p>The design could lead to improved methods for treating people with leg injuries and help to speed up recovery.<p>If you’ve tried …

Apple's healthcare ambitions look to take a step forward

Working with Apple every day, as Apple sees it, could help keep the doctor away—or at least well informed.<p>Apple's push into healthcare is readying its second gear, and this week's Worldwide Developers Conference is just the start.<p>Apple started its push into healthcare when it introduced the Apple …

Digital Health

Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again

A team of scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have proven that the mind-controlled device they developed can help stroke survivors regain control of their hands. Stroke typically causes paralysis on one side of the body, leaving patients nearly or completely …

The Brain

FDA clears Oxitone's wrist-worn pulse ox for remote patient monitoring

Ashkelon, Israel-based Oxitone Medical has received FDA clearance for a wristworn pulse oximeter that doesn't require a finger clip. According to the …

Digital Health

Arion Review | Trusted Reviews

Arion hands-on: Simply slip these in to make your running shoes smart<p>Not surprisingly, a lot of information can be garnered about your running from …

Wearable Tech

The Apple Watch could help doctors spot the leading cause of heart failure

The Apple Watch could be used to detect a heart condition that causes over 100,000 strokes every year, according to a new study.<p>Heart health app Cardiogram and researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Cardiology Health eHeart project teamed up to take a closer look at …

Medicine
Inspiration

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain?<p>These are just two of the mind-blowing questions Facebook's Regina Dugan posed to the audience at the company's F8 developer conference, and the vision she laid out was so ambitious you could almost …

Facebook

Ada is an AI-powered doctor app and telemedicine service

Ada, a London and Berlin-based health tech startup, sees its official U.K. push today, and in doing so joins a number of other European startups attempting to market something akin to an AI-powered ‘doctor’.<p>The company’s mobile offering bills itself as a “personal health companion and telemedicine …

Digital Health

Smart bandages will use 5G data to track your health

Bandages are usually very mysterious -- it's hard to know how well you're healing until you unwrap them, and that usually means a trip to the doctor. If Welsh researchers succeed, however, you'll never have to wonder what's going on underneath all that cloth. Swansea University is planning trials …

Health

Smart running shoes won’t make you faster, but they could help you avoid getting hurt

Altra’s Torin IQ were inevitable. Sensors integrated into articles of clothing have long been acknowledged to be the next step in wearable tech, and the Utah-based footwear maker just happened to beat most of its competition to the finish line with a pair of running shoes that bake tracking …

Wearable Tech

Wolters Kluwer Health

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Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years

A new Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics survey found population health and precision medicine among the initiatives where health IT …

Artificial Intelligence

Should IT or doctors lead population health programs? It's not so clear cut

Keeping physicians engaged is important, but health systems need their technology teams involved from the start, execs say at Pop Health Forum.

Health Care

THEYA Healthcare Founder Named Laureate for Europe

THEYA Healthcare Founder Named Laureate for Europe at 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards<p>- Ciara Donlon wins $100,000 prize at event in …

Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs? - MIT Technology Review

What if an app could replace a pill? That’s the big question behind an emerging trend known as “digital therapeutics.” The idea: software that can …

Digital Health

How Apps And AI Technologies Can Improve Communication In The Healthcare Industry

In 2014, an event occurred that forever transformed online communication. For the first time ever, mobile internet use became more common than PC/desktop browsing. Simply put, more people began to use mobile devices to connect with businesses, organizations and the healthcare industry.<p>In the …

Health Care Industry

New York Attorney General settles with three mobile health apps

The New York Attorney General's office announced today that it has settled with three mobile health apps around alleged misleading claims and …

mHealth

5 big challenges to utilizing genomic data for precision medicine

Precision medicine holds the key to better health. And as the industry moves more toward value-based care, its evidence-based principles can help …

Digital Health

Mount Sinai Apple ResearchKit study on asthma shows feasibility of smartphone-only studies

A new study demonstrates that conducting some studies entirely via smartphones is feasible, fruitful and scalable: it stands up to scientific rigor, …

Digital Health

Technology could redefine doctor-patient relationship

Artificial intelligence is already making inroads into the NHS and could have profound effects on the medical workforce<p>Advances in clinical uses of artificial intelligence (AI) could have two profound effects on the global medical workforce.<p>AI, which mimics cognitive functions such as learning and …

Medical Technology

RAND: Direct-to-consumer telemedicine expands services, but doesn't reduce care costs

While direct-to-consumer telehealth services may be convenient, it may actually increase healthcare costs and use, according to a RAND Health study …

Health Care

NHS healthcare organization Salford Royal taps Validic to integrate patient-generated health data into EHR

UK healthcare organization Salford Royal, a part of the National Health Service, is working with Validic to integrate patient generated health data …

Medical Technology