Health Care Technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

• <b>Advances in machine learning now mean that doctors can take a photo and identify the disease or condition depicted.</b>• <b><br>Apple is a fan of one specific app, VisualDx, that uses new machine learning software to assist with diagnosis on an iPhone.</b>• <b><br>VisualDx has built a database of 32,000 high-quality medical</b> …


HIQA calls on Govt to move hospitals away from paper-based records

Hospitals need to make better use of new technology to reduce clinical errors, according to the health watchdog.<p>HIQA has made a submission to a …

News (Ireland)

Samsung Gear wearables to be handed out by health insurance company for fitness tracking

Collaborating with UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Life, Samsung will be providing Gear Fit2 Pro fitness trackers and Gear Sport smartwatches. Members …


FDA approves an electrical device to help ease opioid withdrawal

Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to help people wean themselves off of the drugs, but withdrawal symptoms are a major hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS-2 Bridge is a "percutaneous nerve field stimulator (PNFS) device system" that sends electrical …


JPMorgan's Gu on Tech IPOs, M&A, Health Care, Trends

November 17th, 2017, 3:01 AM UTC<p>Brian Gu, chairman for Asia-Pacific at JPMorgan Investment Banking, discusses technology listings in Hong Kong, the …


The state of precision medicine: Star Wars tech on a Flintstones chassis

If precision medicine is the future and this type of care is all about the individual, then the healthcare industry needs to become nimble like an …

Digital Health

Blockchain beyond EHRs: Transforming value-based payment, precision medicine, patient-centric care

The considerable hype around blockchain is starting to be tempered by enterprises earning practical experience and identifying worthwhile use cases …

Digital Health

Providers need their EHRs for MACRA, but too bad they hate them

And that frustration could mean they fall short of payment incentive goals, SA Ignite says.

Health Care

Forward brings its personalized healthcare service to Los Angeles

Forward, the San Francisco-based startup that’s looking to refashion healthcare services in Apple’s image, is expanding with its first location in Los Angeles.<p>Weaving together a number of Silicon Valley’s favorite healthcare trends, the company’s services combine proprietary, purpose-built medical …


Uber is facing a class action lawsuit from U.S. riders alleging assault

The suit was brought by two unnamed women who were allegedly assaulted by their drivers.<p>Uber has yet another lawsuit on its hands.<p>In a new complaint seeking class action status, two women — who are maintaining anonymity — are asking a court to force the $69 billion ride-hail company to change many …


Top 10 predictions for healthcare IT in 2018

As new technology increasingly is adopted by healthcare organizations, a variety of new drivers are emerging that will affect how IT is used to …

Top 10

Meditech rolls out cloud-based EHR subscription model for critical access hospitals

Meditech has launched a new offering for its critical access hospital customers: Meditech-as-a-Service, a cloud-based EHR that's available through a …

Health Care

FDA Approves First Digital Pill That You (And Others) Can Track

“Did you take that pill?’<p><b>Response:</b> “Yes.”<p>“Are you sure?”<p><b>Response:</b> “Absolutely. I’m fairly certain. I think so. Maybe. What was your question again?”<p>“Let’s ask the pill.”<p>Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they approved the first drug in the U.S. that can tell you and others …


U.S. Healthcare Spending & Outcomes in Five Charts: #EpicFail in the 2017 OECD Statistics

“Spend more. Get less.” If a retailer advertised using these four words, how many consumers would buy that product or service?<p>This is the American …

Health Care

Five results that might just make robotic process automation worth your while

There’s no shortage of industry buzz surrounding robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other next-generation technologies. While …


Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'

<b>(CNN) —</b> When he first sees me, Sandy Halperin always gives a surprised snort and then a cackle of delight. Before I know it, I'm enveloped in a bear hug, snuggled close and patted heartily on the back. If I'm lucky and Sandy remembers that he really likes me, I'll get a back scratch too, a true …


Wales Shows Strength of Medical Technology Sector

More than 30 Welsh companies are attending Medica as part of a Welsh Government trade mission. Medica attracts over 130,000 specialist visitors from …

News (Wales)

Americans check their smartphones 80 times a day: study

A new study by global tech company Asurion found that the average American checks their phone about 80 times a day. That’s once every 12 minutes! Experts say the separation anxiety is due to smartphones becoming the “remote control to our lives.”


Robots Could Replace 48,000 Employees At This Bank...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 —</b> <b>Deutsche Bank CEO suggests robots could replace half the company’s 97,000 employees.</b><p>The CEO of Deutsche Bank says technology will lead to significant layoffs at his organization …


AHIMA: Here's how hospitals should document opioid abuse in the EHR

Optimal clinical documentation could go a long way in improving research, education and patient safety.

EHR vendors, AHIMA push use of clinical decision support to prevent patient falls

Data from electronic health records combined with other technologies like analytics can help pinpoint patients at risk and encourage caregivers to …

Health Care

Unsealed VA EHR plans show designs for unified DoD/VA system, price info redacted

VA Secretary Shulkin said the agency plans to replicate the DoD EHR to create a single common system that will be implemented in 48 phases over the …

David Shulkin

NewYork-Presbyterian specialists use telemedicine to treat stranded Puerto Ricans

The medical center jumped in after Hurricane Maria to deliver care services in what it calls a proof-of-concept for using telehealth tools in …

Medical Technology

Emergency Hospital Care Through Life Saving Medical Technology | Voyager

As the world has unfortunately witnessed over the last few months, hurricanes are both a prevalent and catastrophic disaster. Between Hurricane …


Why Africa Should Start Creating Its Own Medical Technology

"African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. A cadre of suitably skilled biomedical engineers is needed for …


Aetna working with Apple on health and fitness apps

Aetna plans to give away Apple Watches to more than 500,000 of its members next year and is working with the tech giant to develop a variety of …


New tech to control diabetes symptoms: What you need to know

Marking November as National Diabetes Month, NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar joins TODAY to explain what you need to know about the latest technology to control the symptoms of a deadly disease that affects some 30 million Americans, including a new needle-less glucose monitoring …


Aetna CEO wants health care to look more like the Apple Store

Aetna’s Mark Bertolini has been talking with retail giants and the architect behind the Apple and Tesla retail stores about ways to make visiting the …


Epic, Cerner, CVS align with Surescripts to make personalized prescription benefit, pricing info available in EHRs

The company said more than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug …

Health Care

How The Rise Of Medical Technology Is Worsening Death

Our aging population is at risk from a most benign-appearing source—the medical technologies we trust to keep us healthy.<p>When they were first widely …