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By Dave Muoio November 14, 2018
De Novo clearance for urinary incontinence wearable. The FDA has granted De Novo clearance to Atlantic Therapeutics’ Innovo therapy device, an externally worn electrical muscle stimulator for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The wearable is intended for adult women as a front-line or second-line therapy, and in a multi-center randomized controlled trial recorded an 87 percent rate of...
By Dave Muoio November 14, 2018
Starting this month, UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in the insurer’s incentive-based “Motion” program are able track their daily activity using their personal Apple Watch, or one purchased and earned through the program. This comes roughly half a year after UnitedHealthcare first announced the availability back in March, and a few months after the July rollout planned at the time. Through the...
By Jonah Comstock November 14, 2018
Diabetes management company Virta Health announced today that the company will offer its service to employers and health plans at 100 percent risk — that is, customers will only pay if the company succeeds in its goal of reversing Type 2 diabetes and getting patients off of expensive diabetes medications. “Whoever pays the healthcare bill today, we say to them, 'Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could...
By Tom Sullivan November 14, 2018
Hospital IT executives in Europe share many of the same priorities and face many similar challenges as CIOs in other regions of the globe, including the United States, according to the HIMSS Analytics Annual European eHealth Survey 2018 released on Wednesday. Among them: empowering patients, sharing health information, protecting sensitive data and managing the growing need for a deeper talent...

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By Leontina Postelnicu November 14, 2018
The team behind the development of the Streams mobile app will be joining Google, DeepMind Health has confirmed, nearly a week after it was announced that Geisinger CEO Dr David Feinberg was taking on a new role to chart the tech giant’s healthcare strategy. DeepMind, primarily a research organisation founded in London by Mustafa Suleyman, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg in 2010, was bought by...
By Dave Muoio November 14, 2018
Virtual care provider Teladoc Health recently highlighted two major collaborations with academic institutions focused on the advancement of telehealth delivery and practices. The first of these, conducted with Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health, launched what the pair consider to be “the industry’s first academic fellowship program in the field of telehealth.” The program, which launched during...

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By Leontina Postelnicu November 14, 2018
Approximately 120 apps are currently being evaluated by NHS Digital and two external assessors against key standards to be added to an NHS resource of trusted digital health and care tools for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, and commissioners. The NHS Apps Library currently includes 75 different apps and tools. The assessment process, which looks at clinical safety, accessibility,...
By Tonya Stewart November 14, 2018
One of the most popular keynotes at HIMSS’ annual Impact event in Potsdam, just outside Berlin, Germany last month was Dominic King’s AI-enabled healthcare: potential and challenges, which emphasised AI’s wide-ranging potential in revolutionising everything from imaging to oncology – underlining in particular its revolutionary potential for detecting eye conditions early.  The AI research firm’s...
By Laura Lovett November 14, 2018
This morning Withings announced the latest addition to its product line: the Pulse HR, a connected wearable that can track a user's heart rate using photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors that can measure pulse in 10-minute intervals while offering continuous heart rate measurements for each workout session. This comes only months after Withings was bought back from Nokia by its original cofounder...

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