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By Laura Lovett May 1, 2019
From reducing pain in childbirth to helping train new doctors, new uses for virtual reality are sprouting up all over the healthcare industry. Now VR is going to be used to show hospital patients relaxation videos thanks to a new partnership between XRHealth (formerly VRHealth) and Healing Healthcare Systems.  As part of the deal participating hospitals will gain access to XRHealth’s VRHealth...
By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2019
In April, Babyforyou.net.ua and our sister publications focused our theme month coverage on the consumerization of healthcare. As patients take on more and more financial responsibility for their own care, the industry is responding by turning healthcare into a consumer experience. For May, we're continuing on with the same narrative thread: As hospitals look to earn the loyalty of consumer-patients...
By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2019
This Friday, around 500 engineers, clinicians and other innovators will descend on the MIT Media Lab for Grand Hack, the flagship event of MIT’s Hacking Medicine. “Grand Hack is unique because we’ll get applicants from all over the world,” Kriti Subramanyam, one of three co-directors of Hacking Medicine, told Babyforyou.net.ua. “Last year we had applicants from over 30 countries, over 29 states in...
By Laura Lovett May 1, 2019
When it comes to engaging patients in their health, it’s a balancing act between offering the latest technology and providing the personal touch of face-to-face care, according to panelists at the Atlantic’s Pulse event in Boston yesterday.  It’s not always about uprooting the system, but about changing the experience to address the pain points, according to Dr. Michael Richardson, medical...
By Laura Lovett April 30, 2019
Medisafe, a digital medication adherence app, is joining forces with Amerisource Bergen’s Lash Group in order to integrate the former’s management app into the latter’s hub services. The partnership seeks to help patients manage their medications and identify patients who need extra support.  As part of the deal Lash patients will be able to enroll in the Medisafe platform when  medication is...
Mike Monthervil, US Army veteran (front), and Jamie Kaplan, recreation therapist at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, play a video game using an Xbox Adaptive Controller, set up with buttons and switches. Photo credit: Jeff Young Photography/Microsoft.
By Dave Muoio April 30, 2019
Thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, military personnel with mobility and manual dexterity limitations will have a new way to participate in video game-based rehabilitation therapies. According to a blog post published this morning, Microsoft will be donating its Xbox Adaptive Controller — a modular hub that connects third-party switches,...

23andMe kits at a Beverly Hills event in 2017. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images

By Laura Lovett April 29, 2019
This morning 23andMe announced that it is teaming up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research on a new data and analytics platform dedicated to Parkinson’s research.  The new tool, dubbed Fox Insight Data Exploration Network (Fox DEN) is set to include patient surveys, de-identified genetic data and data exploration tools all aimed studying Parkinson’s.  Users who opt into the...
By Laura Lovett April 29, 2019
Needles can be a source of stress for many patients, particularly in the pediatrics department. But a new study found that employing virtual reality in pediatric care can help children manage pain, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.  The new study, which zeros in on the use of virtual reality in pediatric emergency departments and outpatient clinics, found that patients...
By Dave Muoio April 26, 2019
Healthcare has long had an access issue. While some patients might have the knowledge, experience and opportunity to pursue optimal care when they’re ill, countless others are unaware of the whens, whys and hows of seeking and receiving relief for their condition.  “Access is really key. That can be access to an appointment to a provider [and] it’s also access to quality information,” Dr. Erin...
By Laura Lovett April 26, 2019
Online refractive eye exam company Visibly, formerly called Opternative, has filed a complaint in Indiana seeking to overturn a law prohibiting providers from prescribing corrective lenses via telemedicine in the state.  The suit, filed in Indiana’s Marion County Superior Court, names The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana and the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, as well as several...