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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm December 26, 2017
With a new administrator at the helm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps toward regulating decision support, software-as-a-medical-device, mobile tech in clinical trials and more.
Intermountain app for heart failure patients
By Bernie Monegain 11:14 am December 21, 2017
Hospital says 8 percent more patients using the app were alive after 180 days than those not using the software, which alerts clinicians when heart failure conditions become more advanced.

The Accelerator Class on Demo Day last week is the third hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

By Jonah Comstock 11:41 am December 19, 2017
With 10 pilots in development, products will get to market with real data and added value for hospitals and payers.

A sampling of medical reference apps from tech vendors on the market today.

By Bill Siwicki 09:45 am December 18, 2017
Smartphone software programs from the likes of athenahealth’s Epocrates, Doximity, Medscape, Wolters Kluwer and others are giving both clinicians and patients more confidence in diagnosis and treatment options.
2018 healthcare predictions
By Bill Siwicki 03:13 pm December 07, 2017
Here's what you can expect in the year ahead.
Future-proofing security
By Jessica Davis 10:18 am December 06, 2017
For starters, it’s important to routinely check for gaps in your systems, and whether the tools in place can thwart current threats.
Optum startups
By Susan Morse 03:37 pm December 01, 2017
New venture fund from the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary is more of a market lift model than an accelerator, partner says.
By Bernie Monegain 12:48 pm November 30, 2017
Program will introduce the technology to 144 cancer patients already undergoing treatment at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
Optum Ventures healthcare innovation
By Susan Morse 01:21 pm November 29, 2017
New fund combines the funding, analytic capabilities and vast network of Optum to invest in digital health.
digital pills
By Dave Muoio 10:52 am November 22, 2017
Brigham and Women’s Hospital asked 26 patients discharged from the ER with acute fracture pain to participate in the study.

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