AliveCor has launched a new app for patients that allows them to track medications and symptoms. Read more here.
A survey shows that both patients (89%) and doctors (69%) think patients should use technology to help make a diagnosis. Read the article and tell us if you agree with the majority. http://bit.ly/1usy7lc
MobiHealthNews keeps track of FDA clearances for connected health devices and apps and has compiled a list of those cleared so far this year. The list of 23 apps and devices includes Samsung’s S Health app, HealthInterlink’s Beacon 2.0, Propeller Health, Nexus6, and AliveCor. See the full list here: http://bit.ly/1r9ZRtE.
We’re entering a new era of connected healthcare, where an increasing number of innovative monitoring devices will be collecting critical patient medical information, like glucose levels, weight, and blood pressure, as well as other important lifestyle factors, like nutrition, activity level, and even social engagement. Advanced technologies will be employed to communicate this information to clinicians – often times via smartphones and other mobile devices – presenting a fuller picture of their patient’s health and enabling them to make better, more efficient care decisions.
The highly anticipated Apple Healthkit has already lined up two trials to be launched soon. Stanford University Hospital will use the trial platform as a connection tool between children with diabetes to their physicians for blood sugar tracking. Duke University will use the Healthkit with heart disease and cancer patients to track blood pressure, weight [...]
WLSA friend, Kim Goodsell was recently the subject of The Atlantic’s “How One Woman Deciphered Her Own Genetic Mutation” article. Read her story (http://theatln.tc/1q8tEMS) and the inspired comment from WLSA’s CEO Rob McCray below: “I know Kim and CB and her story is unusual but it is certainly within the new normal range of (non-clinically [...]
Biometric smartwear maker OMsignal has partnered with fashion label Ralph Lauren to create health-sensing designer shirts. The shirts measure heart rate, stress, breathing, distance, intensity of movement and calories burned. They then send that data to the user’s smartphone. Ralph Lauren expects to make the shirts available to the public by the beginning of next [...]
Improving medication compliance (taking medicine as directed) and adherence (remaining on a prescribed drug therapy) is a major goal of clinicians and health care providers. When patients forget to take their medication or fail to take it consistently, they risk their personal health, often resulting in increased financial costs to the health care system. Smartphone [...]
Mobility data from an African mobile phone carrier may help researchers predict the spread of Ebola. Orange Telecom, the West African mobile carrier, gave researchers access to data gained from cell phones in Senegal, which will provide insight into regional population movements and can help predict Ebola’s spread, helping researchers recommend where health care efforts [...]
Dr. Leana Wen, an attending physician and director of patient-centered care research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University, recalled the first time a patient had asked her a question Dr. Wen had never been asked before: “May I take a look at what you’re writing?” Dr. Wen quickly found that when she [...]