Apple’s latest digital health solution: AirPods

I’ve been monitoring the evolution of digital health for years.Over time it has become increasingly certain that the next wave of digital health devices will provide much deeper analysis of what shape you are in than telling you when to stand up. Apple’s next adventure on this journey puts…–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Health in your earsThree newly-published[…]

Garwood Medical raises $2M for connected wound healing system 

Garwood Medical, which has filed a patent application for a wound healing system, has raised $2 million in Series A funding, according to an SEC filing. The investors were undisclosed.In July, the company recently received a contract with the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics, and is developing a new class of electrical stimulation[…]

HealthMine: Consumers’ Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

Nearly half (46%) of Americans who use digital health tools say the data collected by these tools is not incorporated into their healthcare, according to HealthMine’s recent research, conducted with 2,500 consumers enrolled in health plans in 2016. In fact, three quarters (75%) of consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health apps are willing to share the[…]

Senior citizens less likely to use digital health tools, JAMA study finds 

Senior citizens – by far the largest healthcare consumer base in terms of the cost, duration and intensity of their care – are the least likely to use tools aimed at helping them take a more active role in their health management. In a survey study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),[…]

FCC launches mapping tool to explore link between health, broadband access 

Zip code is often the best indicator of health outcomes, so in the age of digital health, it’s no surprise that those isolated from physical healthcare hubs are often also isolated from the technology that could fill those gaps. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force has launched a new mapping to tool[…]

Studies show digital health might not reach seniors, low income populations 

Are digital health tools reaching the populations that need them the most? That was the question that concerned two recent publications: a small study of patients with low health literacy conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, and a research letter published in JAMA looking at digital health usage by a cohort of 7,000 seniors over four[…]

Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites likeYelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of patients’ diagnoses,[…]

Children’s National Health System hit by another data breach 

Children’s National Health System has notified more than 4,000 patients of a data breach after a former vendor inadvertently shared patient health information on the Internet.In a notice sent to patient families, the D.C. health system said the issue arose with Centreville-based Ascend Healthcare Systems. Ascend provided medical transcription services to Children’s National from May[…]

drchrono Adds 4 Medical API Partners: Health Gorilla, Inuvio, Medisafe, Wink Health

Mobile EHR platform drchrono, announced that it has launched four new medical API partners adding new capabilities to its robust platform. drchrono’s newest API partners include Health Gorilla, Inuvio, Medisafe and Wink Health.  drchrono currently has over seven hundred developers in its program creating essential apps and solutions for the healthcare industry. In addition, drchrono has over 21 million API calls/transactions[…]

Choose your own regulatory adventure: Interactive rule guide targets digital health developers

The Federal Trade Commission has sounded warnings on matters of digital health. It has highlighted personal health data privacy concerns with connected devices and taken action against digital health companies over marketing claims such as those from Luminosity and Carrot Neurotechnology. So the FTC is trying a new approach with the U.S. Food and Drug[…]