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, [...]
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.
“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, [...]
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.