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Smartphone-based diabetes solution reduces blood glucose levels, study finds
SEOUL, South Korea – A smartphone-based diabetes management platform can lead to a significant reduction in blood glucose levels, according to a study published recently in Diabetes Care. Researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine evaluated an mDiabetes solution for Type 2 diabetes that contains modules for glucose monitoring, diet, physical activity and […]
VA updates website
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has revamped its website after receiving feedback from more than 5,000 users. “Veterans, their families, caregivers and our many customers have successful online transactions in their day-to-day lives,” said Robert Wilkie, VA secretary, in a statement. “They should expect the same exceptional digital experience when coming to VA.” […]
Mount Sinai startup raises $29M for AI-powered apps
NEW YORK – Startup RenalytixAI has raised $29 million from a syndicate of health care institutional and industry investors, with participation from Mount Sinai, to continue developing artificial intelligence-powered apps to determine kidney disease risk. “RenalytixAI can now bring the clinical and financial resources together to drive advanced diagnostic development to combat the costs and […]
Penn State, Sage Bionetworks to develop mHealth aging study
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Researchers from Penn State will use a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop mobile technologies to study how small changes in the brain can develop into neurological conditions in seniors. The research may offer new insights to help develop prevention measures and may help improve quality […]
Health tech leaders form Medicaid innovation nonprofit
LOS ANGELES – More than 40 health tech CEOs from across the country have come together to form HealthTech4Medicaid, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing technology innovation to Medicaid. HT4M’s vision is to further improve quality and access to care for Medicaid recipients by rapidly changing the pace of innovation. The organization is a mission-based […]
Remedy launches AI service to identify chronic illnesses
SAN FRANCISCO – Remedy has launched Remedy Sentinel, an AI-powered service to identify patients with undiagnosed chronic illnesses. After Sentinel reviews patients’ existing medical data, patients speak over the phone with a care coordinator using Remedy for a comprehensive interview, where Sentinel guides the care coordinator to ask a series of questions about the patient’s symptoms, […]
Medisafe users can manage medications with iPhone
BOSTON – Medisafe now supports Health Records on iPhone, allowing users to track their medication doses and avoid potentially lethal drug interactions. Medisafe’s medication management platform has almost 5 million users in more than 150 countries. “As the only Health Records app featured in Apple’s launch to developers last June, Medisafe has used the Health Records API […]
Online platform offers breast cancer educational videos
GAINESVILLE, Va. – An online educational platform offers video tutorials to women with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer School for Patients, developed by Dr. John Williams, features more than 80 videos to help patients find the best cancer care in their own community. “In this age of technology and rapid information sharing, it can be […]
FDA unveils open-source mHealth app for real-world data
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the MyStudies app, an open-sourced app platform designed to foster the collection of real-world evidence through patients’ mobile devices. Real world data can be collected from a variety of sources, such as electronic health records, claims and billing activities, and product and disease registries. It can […]
Cambridge Consultants introduces new digital health platform
BOSTON – Cambridge Consultants is testing a new digital health platform to study the effect of patient stress on clinical trial outcomes. The platform, called Verum, remotely monitors patients and provides machine learning-driven predictions around conditions or disease states. Developed in consultation with clinical psychiatrists and neuroscientists, Verum harnesses the power of biometric data, primarily […]