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By Dave Muoio May 18, 2018
Although it hasn’t yet established its place as a mainstream treatment modality, virtual reality has grown from an interesting diversion into a frequent topic of conversation within digital health. As researchers continue to dig their teeth into the immersive technology, it’s becoming clear that this new tool, often associated with video gaming and entertainment, could play a role in addressing...
By Jonah Comstock May 17, 2018
Sanofi’s approach to digital health is broad, but focused, Rachel Sha, the company’s vice president of digital business development and licensing, told Babyforyou.net.ua in an interview ahead of the upcoming BIO 2018 conference in Boston, where Sha will be speaking on a range of digital health-related topics. “At Sanofi we’re lucky in the sense that we have a very clear set of digital priorities...
By Bill Siwicki May 17, 2018
Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will be able to use Imprivata's biometric palm vein scanning technology to securely ID patients who are checking in using Vecna's platform. There is now a thriving...
By Laura Lovett May 17, 2018
Yesterday, startup LifePlus exited stealth mode to reveal what it claims to be the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable, called LifeLeaf. Although details are scare on exactly how the technology works, the company said the product is being tested in five clinical trials around the world.  “We have been in stealth mode and today we are thrilled to announce...
By Babyforyou.net.ua May 17, 2018
Speaker proposals are being accepted for the Healthcare Security Forum, in Boston, Oct. 15-16, and the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, Boston, Oct. 22-23 until Friday, May 25.   Both events offer cutting-edge speakers, the latest in healthcare technology, best practices and operational ideas to bring back to your organization. Click here to submit your proposals to the Healthcare...
By Laura Lovett May 17, 2018
Head and neck cancer patients who were given smartphone and sensor technology as a way to remotely monitor their symptoms reported less severe symptoms from their cancer and treatment than their counterparts who did receive the technology, according to a recent study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.  A total of 357 people who were undergoing radiation...
By Dave Muoio May 17, 2018
Anne Wellington has been appointed as the new managing director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a 90-day, health-tech-focused program that offers mentoring and financial support to its participants. Wellington had previously served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the accelerator’s third class, and held the chief product officer position at healthcare analytics company Stanson Health. "As more...
By Laura Lovett May 17, 2018
This morning Shanghai-based insurtech company CareVoice launched what it claims is the first AI voice-based virtual health assistant for insurers and employers in Greater China.  Insurance members can use the AI system to help triage their symptoms before going to see a doctor. The latest technology is integrated with the CareVoice platform and will let users check their symptoms, access self-...
By HP Healthcare May 17, 2018
Healthcare CIOs seeking to unlock productivity gains and improve outcomes with new technology may be overlooking one answer that’s been hiding in plain sight ― clinical review displays. Informed by human-computer interaction studies, as well as by feedback from physicians, vendors are introducing a new generation of healthcare-specific displays. These larger displays offer higher resolution and...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based sensor maker MC10, known for its flexible and stretchable electronics, has received its first FDA 510(k) clearance for the BioStamp nPoint system. BioStamp nPoint is a more advanced version of the company's non-FDA cleared BioStampRC. "BiostampRC was primarily developed as an investigational tool, primarily used by academia, as well as by pharmaceutical companies,...

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