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Cognizant and Phillips announced a strategic collaboration to develop digital health solutions intended to improve patient care and accelerate the clinical trials process by increasing connectivity across patients, providers and clinical researchers. The strategic alliance brings together Philips HealthSuite, a cloud-based platform and Cognizant’s digital engineering expertise to deliver and maintain leading-edge digital health solutions at scale, providing advanced connectivity and using big data to create actionable insights.
myOp is an all-in-one solution supporting patients and clinicians from the decision-to-operate to a full, speedy recovery. It delivers a variety of ‘prehabilitation’ interventions that have been shown to reduce complication rates by up to 50%. my mhealth has selected the most effective, evidence-based tools, combined with proven behavioural change techniques to deliver tailored care to patients.
After working to make its continuous glucose monitoring systems compatible with the major players in the diabetes device industry, Dexcom is opening its doors much wider. With an FDA blessing for Dexcom’s new web-based APIs, the company can invite digital health companies to feed its CGM data into their own health apps and devices—potentially expanding the different ways people with diabetes can share and use their blood sugar stats.
IoT systems were regarded as offering potentially helpful functionality in mediating the action plans developed with a trusted clinician, but technologically adept participants were not yet ready to trust artificial intelligence to generate novel advice. Research is needed to ensure that technological capability does not outstrip the trust of the individuals using it.
The digital health startup received FDA clearance for its carbon monoxide sensor to be used for smoking cessation without oversight from a healthcare provider. The expanded indication came after Carrot submitted the results of a single-arm study claiming its device increased people’s motivation to quit smoking.
Amazon Web Services wants to help incubate early-stage digital health companies that can collaborate with the tech giant's healthcare customers and partners. Amazon's cloud division launched a healthcare accelerator to boost startups' growth in cloud technologies and enable early-stage companies to tap into AWS' technical and commercial expertise.The program will focus on technologies such as remote patient monitoring, data analytics, patient engagement, voice technology and virtual care, according to a blog post from Sandy Carter, vice president of worldwide public sector partners and programs at AWS.
The health care industry is starting to adopt digital twins to improve personalized medicine, health care organization performance, and new medicines and devices. Although simulations have been around for some time, today’s medical digital twins represent an important new take. These digital twins can create useful models based on information from wearable devices, omics, and patient records to connect the dots across processes that span patients, doctors, and health care organizations, as well as drug and device manufacturers.
The most challenging part of this research was the development of the strain sensor to measure the intraocular pressure. Very little strain is caused by the change in the intraocular pressure, so, even though the strain sensor had high sensitivity, it was very difficult to measure the change in the intraocular pressure. To overcome this problem, we used a rigid-soft hybrid substrate and a highly-doped Si nanomembrane-based strain sensor that had serpentine geometry.
“The current system for diagnosing depression has quite a few flaws throughout the process,” says Molimpakis. “This has nothing to do with the clinicians themselves, it’s really to do with the tools that they have.”
A study involving virtual rather than real patients was as effective as traditional clinical trials in evaluating a medical device used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research. The findings are proof of concept for what are called in-silico trials, where instead of recruiting people to a real-life clinical trial, researchers build digital simulations of patient groups, loosely akin to the way virtual populations are built in various computer games.
Akili Interactive, a digital health company that got FDA clearance last year for its video game as treatment for ADHD, recently brought in $160 million in funding. It plans to use the funds to ramp up coverage of its flagship treatment and to develop digital treatments for other cognitive conditions.
Wellness was already gaining momentum before the pandemic, and 2020 has only brought it into sharper focus. Drastic changes to how we live and work, the constant threat of infection, and economic uncertainty have put the spotlight on how individuals can maintain and improve all aspects of their well-being.
The FDA recommends patients keep any consumer electronic devices that may create magnetic interference, including cell phones and smart watches, at least six inches away from implanted medical devices, in particular cardiac defibrillators. Many implanted medical devices have FDA-approved information written for patients (patient labeling), which cautions patients to keep all cell phones and smart watches at least six inches from the implanted medical device.
Today a patient's ZIP code can say a lot about their life expectancy and health outcomes. In the U.S. especially, healthcare costs are high, leaving some without access to care. This has left innovators to look to digital as a way to help in scaling care and lowering costs. Big tech especially is jumping into the healthcare game.
Covid-19 led to acceleration in the use of telehealth and home health monitoring solutions as health systems sought effective ways of delivering care while protecting patients from infection. Although the pandemic will eventually fade away, the market for remote patient monitoring (RPM) is another story.
The DiGA Fast Track has brought the German market to the attention of foreign media, digital service providers, and healthcare investors alike. Germany’s large health system has long been attractive for investment, yet rigid bureaucracy prevented significant growth. DiGA presents, finally, an opportunity for digital innovation. Yet, this approval can only be one small part of the go-to-market strategy for digital vendors. Companies must balance major stakeholders and keep four challenge areas when seeking to bring their products and services to Germany.
Digital health startup Omada is adding virtual consultations with physicians to its platform. To start, the company is offering physician-guided care for diabetes and hypertension.
– Medchart, a Dallas-based cloud-based platform powering patient-authorized information for businesses, researchers, and consumer services announced it has raised $17M in seed and Series A funding led by Crosslink Capital and Golden Ventures, with additional funds from Vast Ventures, Union Ventures, iGan Partners, Stanford Law School, and hip hop icon Nas, an original backer.
The use of lateral flow testing is increasing, and for societies to get maximum benefits from it, it has to go digital. The FDA knows this and has recently mandated that any new lateral flow solution must contain a digital component.
Unlike other companies with app-based coaching programs for managing diabetes, such as Livongo and Omada, Virta’s is based on restricting carbohydrates. Users are sent equipment, such as a connected scale, blood glucose and ketone testing strips, and enter their weight and blood sugar data.
Kaia Health, a startup providing app-based programs for musculoskeletal conditions and COPD, recently raised $75 million in funding. As competitors look to round out their platforms with other services, Kaia is looking to strike partnerships with clinicians.
Insurer Cigna plans to cover mental health startup Ginger’s coaching services as a covered benefit. Investors are pouring more funds into mental health startups as they companies and insurers alike look for more ways to meet people’s care needs during a challenging year.
Implandata Ophthalmic Products, a digital health company, has received Breakthrough Device Designation (BDD) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Eyemate system for digitally enabled remote patient monitoring and management of glaucoma.
As awareness grows around GI conditions, startup Oshi Health is building a platform to connect people to teams of clinicians and health coaches to better manage their symptoms. Judges picked the startup as the health services winner for MedCity INVEST’s Pitch Perfect contest.
One of the most important topics in the health sector is disease management. This issue is of great importance for patients to have a more effective treatment process and to reduce the workload in hospitals.
CVS Health announced the formation of CVS Health Ventures, a $100M corporate venture capital fund that will focus on companies with the potential for technology-enabled innovation and disruption in digital health care that are anchored in CVS Health’s core strategy.
Kry is one of Europe’s largest providers of online doctor appointments. The company operates under the name Kry in Sweden, Norway and Germany and as a separate brand called Livi in the U.K. and France. It also expanded to the U.S. last year with the launch of a free video consultation platform called Livi Connect, though Schildt said it’s primarily focused on Europe.
Protecting the health, well-being and safety of healthcare practitioners and first responders is paramount — and will accelerate adoption of Digital Patient Engagement (DPE), enabled by Virtual Healthcare Delivery (VHD) solutions (also known as “Hospital at Home.)”