By Jonah Comstock October 2, 2018
American consumers are more often using online review sites to choose doctors, and they’re increasingly trusting of those reviews, especially millennials, according to a new survey of 1,000 US adults. The survey, conducted by One Poll and sponsored by digital-focused healthcare marketing company Binary Fountain, found that 95 percent of respondents — and 97 percent of millennials — found online...

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By Leontina Postelnicu October 2, 2018
The National Health Service (NHS) in England is introducing a new app that will allow patients to access NHS services on their smartphones and tablets, to be gradually rolled out across the country starting from December this year. Developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, it will be available through the App Store and Google Play for patients aged 16 and over, who will be able to use the app to...

The Freestyle Libre 1.

By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2018
Abbott has received CE Mark clearance for the second generation of its Freestyle Libre device, which will allow the company to make the device available to users in Europe. It will be rolled out gradually in Europe starting in the next few weeks, and it will be offered as the same price as the first generation device. Freestyle Libre 1, which has been available in Europe since 2014, is a fully...
By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
STYR Labs has launched GYFT Baby, a subscription service for expecting mothers comprised of a mindfulness educational app, prenatal vitamin shipments, and a wearable for motion tracking and hydration alerts. Released early last month, the consumer offering comes at $249 for a full 36-week term, or $99 per trimester. While the GYFT Digital Pendant’s functionalities are fairly barebones — its...
Iomed Medical Solution CEO Javier de Oca talks to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV September 26, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Dave Muoio September 25, 2018
Among patients and providers alike, bots are beginning to make their mark on healthcare. Supported by advancements in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, the technology is seeing an increasing variety of implementations. These range from text-based reception and customer service chatbots — for instance Novo Nordisk’s Sophia, which the company recently told has...
By Dave Muoio September 25, 2018
What happened A new dual-arm randomized trial published this morning in JAMA Psychiatry found that use of Big Health’s Sleepio app as a digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) led to significant improvements in self-reported functional health, psychological wellbeing, and sleep-related quality of life among those with symptoms to insomnia. The trial, which included 1,711 participants...
Matt Park talks to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV September 21, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
Ricardo Prada speaking at Health 2.0

Indu Subaiya and Ricardo Prada chat on stage at Health 2.0's Fall Conference.

By Dave Muoio and Jonah Comstock September 21, 2018
Data privacy has long been a concern in healthcare, but the past year has seen consumers increasingly concerned about whether or not their devices are always listening. Speaking onstage at Health 2.0's Fall Conference this week in Santa Clara, California with Health 2.0 cofounder and EVP Indu Subaiya, Ricardo Prada, principal UX researcher at Google, said that his company is well aware of the...
The three finalists of the RWJF's AI Challenge pose together on stage at Health 2.0
By Dave Muoio September 19, 2018
The victors of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) pitch competitions were recently announced following a live judging session held at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. There, judges named Buoy Health’s chatbot for patient health education the winner of RWJF’s AI Challenge, while social addiction support platform Sober Grid claimed first prize in the organization’s Opioid Challenge....

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