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World AIDS Day 2014: How Will You Make a Difference?

World AIDS Day 2014: How Will You Make a Difference?

World AIDS Day is held every year on December 1. Since 1988, the day has presented an opportunity to commemorate those who have passed away from AIDS, raise funds for research, and spread awareness about the disease through digital marketing, social media, and other technologies designed to connect, engage, and educate the public. To date, [...]

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“Infographic: How Millennials Are Reshaping Digital Health”

“Infographic: How Millennials Are Reshaping Digital Health”

November 25, 2014 | Reply More
Expecting and Connecting: 10 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Expecting and Connecting: 10 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Pregnancy has gone high-tech with the inclusion of apps and wireless devices designed especially for moms to-be. With technology to guide the process of bringing life into the world, women and their partners can find new levels of confidence and joy along the journey.

November 24, 2014 | Reply More
Bloom Technologies takes the guesswork out of labor

Bloom Technologies takes the guesswork out of labor

“The first clinical grade wearable device to help expecting moms track contractions from home. “Bloom Technologies is a consumer health company focused on helping moms have healthy pregnancies. Last week we were showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference as a partner leveraging the Samsung SAMI software architecture. At the event we unveiled our consumer facing product, [...]

November 21, 2014 | Reply More
“Sharecare acquires QualityHealth for its 50 million members”

“Sharecare acquires QualityHealth for its 50 million members”

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.

November 20, 2014 | Reply More
WLSA Member “ResMed’s Sleep-Monitoring Device Now Available at Apple Stores”

WLSA Member “ResMed’s Sleep-Monitoring Device Now Available at Apple Stores”

Congrats to WLSA member ResMed for their latest digital health news!

November 19, 2014 | Reply More
“Effectiveness of a smartphone application for weight loss compared with usual care in overweight primary care patients: a randomized, controlled trial”

“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 [...]

November 19, 2014 | Reply More
“CVS Health to open lab in Boston to further ‘explore digital enablement of health care’”

“CVS Health to open lab in Boston to further ‘explore digital enablement of health care’”

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.”

November 18, 2014 | Reply More
PROTOTYPE DEVICE CAPABLE OF RAPID ‘POC’ DIAGNOSIS  OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

PROTOTYPE DEVICE CAPABLE OF RAPID ‘POC’ DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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 [...]

November 17, 2014 | Reply More
Samsung offers up Simband device spec, Digital Health Platform to developers

Samsung offers up Simband device spec, Digital Health Platform to developers

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.

November 14, 2014 | Reply More