WLSA member company, Sharecare, “has acquired QualityHealth, a patient identification and engagement platform that works with health systems and pharmaceutical companies.” This is great news and will help rapidly increase Sharecare’s scale and revenue by reaching millions of consumers. Read more here.
Congrats to WLSA member ResMed for their latest digital health news!
“Effectiveness of a smartphone application for weight loss compared with usual care in overweight primary care patients: a randomized, controlled trial”
Take a look at this study about apps and weight loss. Effectiveness of a smartphone application for weight loss compared with usual care in overweight primary care patients: a randomized, controlled trial Laing BY, Mangione CM, Tseng CH, Leng M, Vaisberg E, Mahida M, Bholat M,Glazier E, Morisky DE, Bell DS. Abstract BACKGROUND: Many smartphone applications (apps) for weight loss are available, but [...]
WLSA member CVS has announced that this winter they will be opening a CVS Health Digital Innovation Lab in Boston. The focus will be on “building customer-centric experiences in health care.”
17 November 2014 PROTOTYPE DEVICE CAPABLE OF RAPID ‘POC’ DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases. Supported by Innovate UK’s (formerly the Technology [...]
Did you attend the Samsung Developer’s conference this week? What highlights did you take away about their digital health work? MobiHealthNews noted that “Samsung released the reference design for its wristworn wearable, called Simband, to developers.” Read the full article here.
Open Outcomes Based Regulation: The U.S. Needs a New Approach to the Validation and Use of Medical Products and Health Care Services
It is almost a truism that the U.S. health care systems is “broken” yet the solutions offered tend to be either supportive of the pre-PPACA status quo or offer solutions based making the existing system better.
WLSA member MC10 has been making news for standing out as the future of wearable sensors. Read about their projects, including the Biostamp sticker. http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/09/engadget-expand-mc10-wearables/
“About half of smartphone users have downloaded at least one app that is meant to support healthy living, and 19 percent of all adults have downloaded and routinely used at least one such app.” http://bit.ly/1swcoDw
With all the health platforms in the market, it can be hard to figure out which one will fit your health needs. This mHealth News article gives an in-depth look at WLSA member, Qualcomm Life’s 2net and Samsung’s Health Initiative. “The Qualcomm Life 2net platform offers solutions primarily for transition to home care where patients [...]