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“CHE Trinity Health taps Sharecare for patient engagement tools”

“CHE Trinity Health taps Sharecare for patient engagement tools”

  Congrats to WLSA member Sharecare for being Trinity Health’s choice to “equip its 30 million patients spread across 20 states with Sharecare’s portfolio of patient engagement tools.” Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1wqozWy

October 24, 2014 | Reply More
“Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions”

“Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions”

Telcare, a WLSA member company, has raised $32.5 million. Norwest Venture Partners leads the funding with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions and existing backers The Qualcomm Life Fund and Sequoia Capital. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1tgfm2N

October 23, 2014 | Reply More
WLSA Answers Digital Health Questions on Sharecare

WLSA Answers Digital Health Questions on Sharecare

Check out WLSA’s Q & A about digital health apps and devices and join our Sharecare network! http://bit.ly/1t46bD1

October 22, 2014 | Reply More
FDA approves Dexcom SHARE™, the first remote mobile communications device used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

FDA approves Dexcom SHARE™, the first remote mobile communications device used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Press Release San Diego, CA, October 20, 2014 – Dexcom, Inc., (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SHARE, an accessory to the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous [...]

October 21, 2014 | Reply More
97% nursing dissatisfaction rate with EHRs

97% nursing dissatisfaction rate with EHRs

97% nursing dissatisfaction rate with EHRs (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12182208.htm).  Blumenthal says problem is “humanware, not the software” (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2014/oct/ehrs-the-new-lightning-rod-in-health-care?omnicid=EALERT595094&mid=cfh@cmwf.org).  Software that does not work for humans is useless.  After investing tens of billions of dollars in EHRs that lock providers into permanently expensive ecosystems it is time to focus resources on technologies that help consumers stay healthy and [...]

October 20, 2014 | Reply More
Doctors Believe that Patient Care can be improved with mHealth Apps

Doctors Believe that Patient Care can be improved with mHealth Apps

A recent survey found that more than one-third of physicians have recommended the use of mobile health apps (mostly those related to diet and fitness) to their patients. Read the full article here. Doctors, what mobile health apps have you suggested to your patients? Patients, tell us what your physicians have recommended to help you [...]

October 20, 2014 | Reply More
Success Speaks: Home Care and Hospice Challenges Met with CellTrak

Success Speaks: Home Care and Hospice Challenges Met with CellTrak

Schaumburg, IL (October 16th, 2014) – CellTrak Technologies, the leading provider of innovations that combine high tech and high-touch to enable more personalized and responsive care, is meeting critical challenges affecting agencies everyday.

October 16, 2014 | Reply More
GreatCall phone will be sold in Rite Aid

GreatCall phone will be sold in Rite Aid

WLSA member GreatCall, a company that makes smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has partnered with Rite Aid to distribute its products in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies with the Rite Aid pharmacy app pre-loaded. Read the article here. 

October 15, 2014 | Reply More
“10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine”

“10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine”

Here are 10 technologies that Bertalan Mesko, MD say will assist with the future of medicine: Health Sensors – Portable Diagnostics; Artificial Intelligence in Decision Making; The End of Human Experiments; Augmented Reality; Social Media and Its Effects; DIY Biotechnology; Direct-to-consumer Genomics; Surgical and Android Robots; Augmenting Human Features; and, Nanorobots Living in our Bloodstream. [...]

October 14, 2014 | Reply More
“Is technology ‘dehumanizing’ medicine?”

“Is technology ‘dehumanizing’ medicine?”

“Is technology ‘dehumanizing’ medicine? Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Verghese discuss”   In the interview, Dr Verghese says “With all the wonderful advances we have seen, there is a slight danger that our attention is subtly shifting from the human being in front of us to the representation of the human being on the screen – [...]

October 10, 2014 | Reply More