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Google, Mayo Clinic, Harvard Team Up for Easy Symptom Search

  Roughly 1 percent of searches on Google are symptom related. Starting  this week, when consumers access Google’s mobile search for information about certain symptoms, they will quick, accurate facts on relevant related medical conditions up front on their smartphone or other mobile device. Show More Summary

Telehealth Provider American Well Appoints Freshman as New CTO

Telehealth provider American Well has appointed longtime executive team member and engineering lead Jon Freshman to become the Company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role as CTO, Jon will oversee the three arms of American...Show More Summary

HealthPrize Nabs Series B for Medication Adherence Gamification

HealthPrize, a digital health startup focused on patient engagement and medication adherence solutions has announced the closing of its Series B round of financing to support the company’s internal growth and international expansion. Participating...Show More Summary

XPrize, IBM Watson Launch $5M Artificial Intelligence Competition

XPRIZE has teamed up with IBM Watson to launch IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a $5 million, four-year global competition challenging teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic, GE Set to Unveil Innovative Compact MRI Scanner

On June 28th, Mayo Clinic will unveil a new first of its kind compact 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner developed in collaboration with General Electric’s (GE) Global Research Center. The investigational, research device was...Show More Summary

Jamaica Hospital Launches Pilot for Virtual National Diabetes Prevention Program

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (JHMC) has announced a pilot program to offer a virtual National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) platform to 66k New Yorkers. The program will deploy mobile coaching platform Noom to provide a user-centric,...Show More Summary

Iggbo Nabs $13M to Scale On-Demand Blood Draw Service

Iggbo, a digital health startup focused on bringing personalized medicine to more people through on-demand blood draws and medical testing has raised $13M in Series A funding led by Heritage Group.  Founded by Dr. Shaiv Kapadia, Nuno...Show More Summary

StartUp Health, Aurora Health Calls for Startups to Create a Personalized Population Health Platform

StartUp Health, global entrepreneurship development company investing in the world’s largest community of healthcare transformers, and Aurora Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health care system has announced an innovation for digital health startups to integrate into a personalized population health platform. Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of June 2016

Unity Farm is now an organic certified producer of vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, nuts, fruits and seedlings! Here’s our official designation As I mentioned last week, I’m now doing increased documentation - daily logs of compost temperature...Show More Summary

IBM Forms Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative

IBM has formed a Watson Health medical imaging collaborative, a global initiative comprised of more than fifteen leading health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers and imaging technology companies.   The...Show More Summary

Reflexion Health Lands $18M for FDA-Cleared Tele-Rehab Platform

Reflexion Health, a digital health startup dedicated to transforming traditional medicine and delivering meaningful, patient-centered care has raised $18 million in Series B funding. The company plans to utilize the funds to complete...Show More Summary

FHIR in Action – How Well Does It Work?

 Two years ago, I was at eHealth week in Athens, Greece, and stumbled upon several other Americans who represented the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) touting Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a standard that would help move healthcare interoperability forward more quickly than what we have seen over the last few decades. FHIR […]

Why Apple HealthKit in iOS 10 Makes View/Download/Transmit Real

Meaningful Use Stage 2 has a requirement that I’ve always considered to be the “cart before the horse” - patients must be able to View/Download/Transmit their data. Viewing is great - we’ve done at that at BIDMC since 1999 for all patients and all data. Show More Summary

Study: EMRs Cited As Top Trigger for Physician Burnout

74% of US primary care physicians (PCPs) and ER doctors do not feel their healthcare facility or practice is taking effective steps to address and prevent physician burnout, according to a new microsurvey by InCrowd, a provider of real-time market intelligence to life sciences and healthcare firms.   The data represents a mid-year checkpoint on physician... Read More

Study: Remote Patient Monitoring Saves $8K Per Patient Annually

Remote patient monitoring yielded a savings of $8,375 per patient annually, which, for a typical one-million-member health plan could translate into about $1.1 million saved each year. The results stem from a year-long remote patient...Show More Summary

NHS Trust, Ideagen Launch Clinical Portal to Improve Patient Management

Healthcare software developer, Ideagen, is working with a leading NHS Trust to launch an innovative clinical portal designed to improve levels of patient care. Kent-based Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has launched Ideagen Clinical Portal, which enhances patient information management and streamline internal IT systems use across the Trust. Show More Summary

AMDIS, OpenNotes Partner to Empower Patients Access to Clinical Notes

The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and OpenNotes, today announced a partnership to empower patients by by inviting patients to read and engage with the contents of their medical records.   “These are doctors who are extremely savvy about technology and play a leadership role in advancing the use of technology,” said Homer... Read More

Fitbit Rolls Out New, Personalized Sleep Schedule Feature

Wearable fitness leader, Fitbit, today unveiled a new, personalized sleep schedule feature to help millions of Fitbit users around the world improve their sleep consistency and overall health. Available now, Sleep Schedule features on...Show More Summary

Philips Acquires Northern Irish Digital Pathology Startup PathXL

Today, Philips announced it has acquired PathXL, Northern Ireland-based leader in digital pathology image analysis, workflow software and educational tools to complement its IntelliSite Pathology Solution. With this move, Philips seeks...Show More Summary

Orion to Deploy Its Precision Medicine Platform Throughout Minnesota

Orion Health has signed an agreement with Minnesota state-certified health information organization (HIO) Koble-MN to deploy its Amadeus precision medicine platform.  Together the Orion Health Amadeus precision medicine platform and Koble-MN...Show More Summary

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