Mobile

Data-based healthcare startup by former Google Adrian Aoun

A screensnap from the Forward app. Credit: Forward

By Jonah Comstock 02:42 pm November 17, 2017
The membership-based startup, Forward, redesigned the primary care experience around data in San Francisco and is now opening a new office in Los Angeles.
10 Health IT predictions for 2018
By Bill Siwicki 05:26 pm November 16, 2017
Emerging technologies will start to gain some firmer footing in the year ahead, moving out of pilot testing and into production environments.
healthcare billing app

Credit: Better

By Kaiser Health News 10:43 am November 15, 2017
Better is among a new breed of start-ups trying to lead customers through the labyrinth of medical billing with a single app to submit claims.
FDA approves first digital pill
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am November 14, 2017
Abilify MyCite can alert physicians when patients have – or haven't – taken their medication, given physicians hope for greater medication adherence.  
NIH's All of Us

Photo: Global Panorama via Flickr.

By Dave Muoio 02:12 pm November 08, 2017
The program will distribute 10,000 Fitbit devices to a representative sample of All of Us participants for a one-year study to determine its use on a larger scale in the program.
healthcare apps

A sampling of health apps available to consumers. Credit: Google Play

By Jonah Comstock 10:28 am November 07, 2017
New research determines that there are now 318,500 health-related consumer apps, yet most apps have been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times.
arthritis consultation with mobile app
By Jeff Lagasse 03:51 pm November 06, 2017
A China-based study shows U.S. hospitals how they can reduce care costs and create new revenue by treating patients in other cities with virtual consultations.
outlook malware
By Tom Sullivan 02:40 pm November 01, 2017
HIMSS new cybersecurity report highlights a host of alarming issues facing everything from WiFi devices to critical infrastructure.
Google AI
By Tom Sullivan 12:10 pm November 01, 2017
Launchpad Studio’s first class includes startups working to automate scribing with Google Glass, apply machine learning to help people who can no longer walk, pinpoint sepsis earlier and build a platform for wearables.
5G network

Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. Photo via Wikipedia

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am October 31, 2017
The technology could improve connectivity of IoT devices in the healthcare sector, but policies and standards must evolve to allow the tech to reach its full potential.

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