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By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2018
WellDoc has expanded its BlueStar digital diabetes management platform to include a weight loss feature and a feature for those with both diabetes and hypertension. A standalone product for hypertension is also coming from the company later this year. “The American Diabetes Association reports that nearly one in three American adults has hypertension, and two in three people with diabetes have...
5 payers launch blockchain partnership
By Dave Muoio July 6, 2018
This quarter saw a handful of digital health stories regarding payers and their new digital offerings, especially in the area of diabetes care. However, the past few months also saw headlines regarding CMS payments, payer-backed investigations into novel technologies, and other moves from insurers looking to better leverage digital healthcare. Read on for Babyforyou.net.ua’ roundup of payer news...
Patient using a health app.
By Tonya Stewart July 4, 2018
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new NHS app that will put patients in control of their healthcare and will be available to everyone in England in December 2018. The new NHS app, which was a key feature of Hunt’s speech to NHS Expo last year, will give patients access to their GP record, enable them to order repeat prescriptions, and access 111 online. Patients will also be able to...
By Jonah Comstock July 2, 2018
Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, announced last week that it has added two new programs, for cardiovascular disease and depression, to its portfolio.  The company's initial focus was on diabetes, and it launched its original program, diabetes self-management education and support, in...
By Dave Muoio June 27, 2018
HeartFlow, a company that specializes in creating computerized heart models to treat coronary diseases, announced that its HeartFlow fractional flow reserved from CT (FFRct) Analysis will be covered under UnitedHealthcare's plan. The deal would put the the Redwood City, California-based company’s tech within reach of an additional 45 million beneficiaries, according to a statement, bringing...
By Jonah Comstock June 25, 2018
Working with digital diabetes prevention program (DPP) provider Omada Health — and combining that intervention with lab and biometric screenings — lab company Quest Diagnostics reduced risk for diabetes in one-third of a 107-employee cohort. "Many employers are eager to implement employee wellness programs that drive better health and cost outcomes, but are unsure of how best to achieve these...
By Babyforyou.net.ua June 22, 2018
HIMSS announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for the upcoming HIMSS19 Global Conference. “HIMSS seeks topics that focus on the good and not so good organizational experiences that highlight the similarities in global transformative healthcare practices,” HIMSS Vice President of Professional Development JoAnn Klinedinst wrote on the association’s website. Specifically, HIMSS is...
By Laura Lovett June 21, 2018
This morning Wildflower Health, a digital health platform that helps patients navigate benefits and connect to resources, announced that it is acquiring Circle Women’s Health platform, a startup from the Providence St. Joseph Health Systems incubator.   “This has been in the works for a while. For Wildflower Health, our background as a company was on the health plan market and we have a great...
A model of the proposed facility
By Leontina Postelnicu June 19, 2018
A ground-breaking facility that will harness Artificial Intelligence to develop new drugs for clinical testing within weeks is to be opened through investment from the new £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI). Funded by the government through UK Research and Innovation, the RFI will use advanced technologies such as AI and robotics to transform the drug discovery process and create new...
Doctor looking at mobile device
By Leontina Postelnicu June 19, 2018
Politicians and policymakers should draft a ‘comprehensive strategy’ to ensure the NHS and social care system harnesses technology and innovation at pace, a final report from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care warns. It calls for a 'digital first' approach and asks the system to leverage the use of innovative apps and devices, with an increased focus on prevention and promoting healthy...