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By Laura Lovett October 24, 2018
Royal Philips has designed a new FDA-cleared and CE mark approved mobile app, called IntelliVue GuardianSoftware, that gives clinicians updates on a patient’s condition and deterioration. The latest app is now available worldwide. The latest platform will integrate other Philips technologies, notably the Early Warning Scoring, which helps predict when patient deterioration might occur and then...
By Laura Lovett October 24, 2018
This morning Vayyar Imaging, a company best known for its 3D sensor imaging technology, launched a new product called Walabot Home that can detect if a person has fallen and automatically call for help.  Walabot attaches to a wall in the user's home and is about the size of a small tablet. Users can put in their emergency list and if a fall is detected, the system automatically calls...
Employees looking at analytics dashboard.
By Laura Lovett October 23, 2018
What with so many apps, connected medical devices and messaging systems the world of healthcare is going more mobile — no longer is every system under the umbrella of a hospital IT specialist. But that pivot toward digital health brings up questions for innovators and IT specialists about how to track and monitor security when building and implementing new products. That’s where a security...
By Laura Lovett October 23, 2018
This morning computer hardware company Nvidia announced that it was teaming up with Scripps Research Translational Institute to kick off a new collaboration focused on developing artificial intelligence and deep learning tools that will help analyze genomic and digital health sensor data. In addition to the tools developed, the partners plan on creating a new best practice resource guide.  The...
By Jonah Comstock October 23, 2018
Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia was able to save $4 million in prevented readmissions by using a combination of AI-driven predictive analytics and patient-level community interventions. At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston today, Robin Frady, executive director of business and clinical intelligence at Grady, described her team’s approach to AI when they started...
By Dave Muoio October 23, 2018
Garmin’s wearables will soon support Fitabase’s research data management platform thanks to a partnership and API integration between the two companies. Announced this morning, the move positions Garmin’s devices as another hardware option for clinical studies looking to track participants’ biometrics. In a statement, the companies noted that the connected Garmin-Fitabase platform is already...
By Laura Lovett October 23, 2018
A recent Cambridge University-led study found evidence that a new app that lets patients watch a video of themselves washing their hands or touching a dirty object could be key to improving obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms in patients with contamination fears.  In the study, published in Scientific Reports, OCD patients that got either of the two video interventions improved their scores on...
By Dave Muoio October 22, 2018
The advent of big data and various connected health devices promise countless advantages to the healthcare industry. As facilitators of the personalized health movement, each represents an opportunity to extend care beyond the doctor’s office and into the realms of genomic insights and social or behavioral influences on health, Dr. Lynda Chin, executive director of real-world education, detection...