Jack McCarthy

Clinical health apps fitness

Source: Jason A. Howie via Flickr. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:37 am September 27, 2016
Whereas the quantified-self movement attracted significant capital in fitness and wellness, the authors spotted a gradual shift toward increased investment activity in clinically focused categories, notably disease management, remote monitoring and communications.
wearables weight loss

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By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am September 27, 2016
Wearable devices, often associated with health and fitness, may not be useful tools for weight loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
StartUp Health incubator Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Source: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia. 

By Jack McCarthy 10:09 am September 26, 2016
The organization is joining forces with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth to create a health innovation hub in the Rocky Mountains. 
Zika Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed legislation he said address concerns of both Democrats and Republicans. The $1 billion for Zika is also part of a bill that would fund the government and avert a shutdown. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:32 am September 26, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed legislation that would fund Zika, support veterans and provide flood relief to several states. Democrats maintained they could filibuster the bill.
Microsoft cloud Google Amazon
By Jack McCarthy 08:15 am September 22, 2016
A new survey determined that hospitals using cloud-based infrastructure services are seeing improved care and patient satisfaction, faster time to innovation, and higher staff productivity and efficiency. 
self-driving cars public health

A Google self-driving car. Source: Grendelkhan via Wikimedia

By Jack McCarthy 07:10 am September 22, 2016
Autonomous vehicles got a booster shot of credibility when federal regulators and issued guidance this week. But even before that, researchers were projecting that the emerging technology could reduce automobile-related injuries and deaths, as well as the big expenses they incur. 
Healthix Verato HIE
By Jack McCarthy 09:40 am September 16, 2016
The health information exchange said Verato’s cloud service links patient records across otherwise disparate data sources to help clinicians better coordinate care and treatment. 
EveryPatient satisfaction platform

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By Jack McCarthy 09:24 am September 16, 2016
The company said its software can collect and analyze patient experience data to track satisfaction rates, engagement and revenue. 
remote monitoring outcomes
By Jack McCarthy 10:14 am September 01, 2016
A pair of studies engaging heart failure patients showed that remotely collected data is not more effective than the usual care. Even still, researchers said there are valid reasons to implement remote monitoring technologies.  
Zika funds CDC
By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am September 01, 2016
Congress is set to vote on a $1.1 billion package the day it returns from summer vacation but whether Democrats and Republicans can immediately compromise remains to be seen. The Zika virus, meanwhile, continues to spread in Florida. 

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