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Lenovo Health, Orbita launch voice-enabled home health assistant

Lenovo Health and Orbita have joined forces to demonstrate a voice-enabled home health assistant that is based on two recently unveiled products – …

Automation

Philips' Jovia Coach app aims to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Royal Philips unveiled Jovia Coach, a new smartphone app that combines technology with human coaching for people at-risk of type 2 diabetes. The …

American Well, Samsung form a strategic partnership

Telehealth service and technology provider American Well announced a new strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics to develop new healthcare …

Relúmĭno is a VR-enabled smart aid for the visually impaired

Samsung keeps unveiling new projects from its Creative Lab (C-Lab). The latest cohort includes 4 AR/VR projects, one of which we at mHealthSpot find …

IBM expands Watson Health Platform, announces Watson Clinical Imaging Review

IBM introduced expanded capabilities for the Watson Platform for Health Cloud and a specialized Watson Health Consulting Services unit dedicated to …

IBM

Salesforce Health Cloud gets new features, partner apps

Salesforce Health Cloud got new capabilities, including Lead-to-Patient Conversion, Risk Stratification and Advanced Segmentation. Also, the company …

Health Care

TigerText launches Role-based Scheduling Automation

TigerText unveiled Role-based Scheduling Automation, touting it as its most advanced product capability to date. The feature dynamically populates …

Automation

WEGO Health Experts aims to connect health care companies with patient experts

WEGO Health unveiled WEGO Health Experts, the first on-demand digital matching platform to pair health care organizations with patient influencers …

Health Care

HealthTap makes its service available in Chinese

HealthTap has made its service available in Chinese, enabling the 1.4 billion Chinese-speaking people worldwide to get immediate access to …

ATA updates two of its reports, Texas keeps the spot at the bottom

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released an update to two critical state policy reports that identified gaps in coverage and …

Health Care

Natural Cycles certified as a contraceptive app in the EU

The fertility tracking app Natural Cycles is the first such product to be certified as a method of contraception. The app guarantees protection of up …

Neura uses AI to improve medication adherence

Neura unveiled what it says is a "comprehensive solution that enhances mobile apps and devices designed to reduce medication non-adherence," which …

SaaS

ApolloMed unveils a new version of its population health management platform

Apollo Medical Holdings (ApolloMed) announced the launch of Apollo Care Connect 4.0, a population health management platform that integrates clinical …

Informatics

Baidu shuts down its mHealth unit, to focus on AI services instead

Chinese Internet giant Baidu has shut down its two-year-old mobile healthcare business unit in order to focus on artificial intelligence-enabled …

Artificial Intelligence

Survey: 70% of US consumers would use virtual health services for non-urgent issues

The survey of 1,501 U.S. consumers found that the majority are willing to use a wide range of virtual health services. For instance, 77 percent of …

Health Care

This is the 5G logo

The new, improved technology will play an important role in Internet of Things as many new devices and sensors "go online." In fact, connecting a …

Logos

Research: 7.1M patients were remotely monitored in 2016

The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 44 percent to 7.1 million in 2016, according to the latest figures from Berg Insight. The market, …

Digital Health

97% of UK patients want mobile video appointments

Patients in the United Kingdom should be able to choose to see a doctor via digital health platforms as part of NHS Choices, a new survey — conducted …

Android Wear 2.0 officially launched with two LG smartwatches

Google has officially launched the Android Wear 2.0 platform alongside the first two smartwatches: LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport.<p>The updated …

Wearable Tech

New study finds TytoCare telehealth exams equivalent to in-clinic exams

Tyto Care announced the results of a study with the Schneider Children’s Medical Center and the Sackler School of Medicine that affirms its …

Informatics

Jellyfish Health's Bloom easily enables scheduling, population health management

Jellyfish Health announced Bloom, its cloud-based scheduling solution that also enables organizations to recruit and enroll patients in any number of …

Health

Dimension Data's Clinical Mobility Solution aims to improve patient safety and caregiver efficiency

Dimension Data announced its Clinical Mobility Solution to improve healthcare patient safety and caregiver efficiency, while minimizing institutional …

Informatics

UTA scientist invents breathalyzer that can detect flu

Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in …

Science

Figure 1 hits 1 million users, 2 billion cases seen

Figure 1, which is often referred to as Instagram for doctors, announced that its platform has hit a major milestone: one million healthcare …

Wearable AI system to detect a conversation's tone in works

Because a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways, some researchers are looking for a tech-enabled solution to interpret the …

Body Language

Penn Medicine launches Center for Digital Health

Researchers and physicians at Penn Medicine — led by Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP — are mining social media posts, tweets, Instagram photos and Yelp …

Health Care

Patient monitoring wearable shipments to grow by 32% by 2021

Healthcare patient monitoring wearables can help reduce readmission risks and better prevent the occurrence of serious medical traumas, alleviating …

Digital Health

Cedars-Sinai + Techstars Healthcare Accelerator unveils its second class of startups

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars unveiled its second class, comprised of eight health-tech startups. These companies will enter an …

Health

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires Toronto-based AI startup

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative — which is founded by Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Priscilla Chan — has …

Mark Zuckerberg