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By Laura Lovett December 5, 2017
Google’s Sidewalk, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is diving into community health after launching Cityblock, a startup focused on reinventing urban health, back in October. Cityblock aims to address the health disparity in lower socio-economic urban communities by providing preventive medicine and access to resources.  “There’s a problem in our cities: whole neighborhoods are sick," Iyah Romm,...
By Dave Muoio December 5, 2017
Last week, hundreds of digital health entrepreneurs, investors, and executives met in Boston for the annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit. Among the more frequently discussed trends and technologies was artificial intelligence — its promise, its stumbles, and how it should be implemented to best serve healthcare. “I started marketing Watson for Oncology in January of 2016. I’m almost...
By Laura Lovett December 4, 2017
Accenture has recently completed a pilot program in the UK, which uses its artificial intelligence platform to help seniors manage their care and daily lives. The technology was developed by Accenture Liquid Studio in London and is tailored for older people living independently.  It can learn users’ behaviors and preferences and suggest activities to support their physical and mental health.  “...
By Jonah Comstock December 4, 2017
When Texas passed its telemedicine law in May, Teladoc told Babyforyou.net.ua that the passage of the law would functionally end the long lawsuit between Teladoc and the Texas State Medical Board. Last week that became official, as the telemedicine company officially announced the end of the suit.  "Effective today, Teladoc has voluntarily dismissed the longstanding lawsuit in Texas," the company...
By Dave Muoio December 4, 2017
Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs has announced positive results from the largest clinical trial of its video game-based pediatric ADHD treatment yet. In light of these data, the company announced that it now plans to file AKL-T01, also known as Project: Evo ADHD Treatment, for FDA clearance as a novel treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD “This is, any way you slice it, our largest...
By Laura Lovett December 4, 2017
Parent-operated smartphone photography could be another tool for diagnosing pediatric dermatology patients, according to findings in a recent study published by JAMA.  The study found that the overall concordance between photograph-based vs in-person diagnosis was 83 percent.  “Our study shows that, in most cases, parents can take photographs of sufficient quality to allow for accurate...
By Laura Lovett November 30, 2017
A recent data analysis by Evidation Health found that by using wearables, researchers could track activity characteristics associated with co-morbid mental health illness symptoms among people with diabetes.  “Individuals with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing mental health illnesses than those without diabetes. This increased risk is partially due to the fact that diabetes is a...
By Laura Lovett November 30, 2017
In recent years pagers have gone out of vogue as more and more hospitals have adopted smartphone messaging systems to communicate. But while "bring your own device" (BYOD) was once the trend, hospitals are increasingly moving toward hospital-owned, purpose-built smartphones. At the Healthcare Messaging Conference and Exhibition at Harvard Medical School on November 29th and 30th, experts...
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By HP Healthcare November 30, 2017
But more than half of respondents underestimate the risks of improperly sanitized devices. In April 2017, UC Irvine Medical Center reported 10 newborns in one of its neonatal intensive care units tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. While none of the infants died, the medical center was unable to locate the source of the infection, according to the Los...
By Jonah Comstock November 30, 2017
The Apple Heart Study, an Apple Watch-based ResearchKit study using the heart rate sensor to look at potential arrhythmias, is launching today, the Cupertino tech giant told Babyforyou.net.ua. Apple Chief Operations Officer Jeff Williams announced the study, which is being conducted in collaboration with Stanford University and with assistance from American Well, at Apple’s iOS 8 launch event in...