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exterior view of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is part of the South Shore Health System. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:46 pm September 05, 2018
The pregnancy app, developed in-house with some help, allowed the hospital to improve its OB-maternity HCAHPS by 68 percent – and cut printing costs for paper handouts by half.
Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger

Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

By Mike Miliard 02:45 pm August 29, 2018
Although the health system has been repeatedly dinged for lax security practices, most NHS hospitals aren't discouraging use of consumer messaging tools.
view from South Boston, Massachusetts

Humana Studio H will open its South Boston location in the summer of 2019.

By Mike Miliard 02:21 pm August 27, 2018
Studio H will develop digital tools and enterprise analytics technologies to innovate the healthcare experience for plan members.
nurse texting on phone in hospital
By Bill Siwicki 01:28 pm August 24, 2018
It turns out text messages are much better than the phone or e-mail for contacting healthcare workers such as nurses when trying to fill positions.
man wearing smart watch for health data collection

The new study indicates data from continuous monitors of activity and behavior with fitness wearables are relevant to mental health.

By Dave Muoio 10:16 am August 24, 2018
Collecting data outside clinical practice, deploying analytics, improving the patient experience and educating clinicians could help improve mental healthcare.
Dr Sam Shah, Director of Digital Development, NHS England
By Sam Shah 10:12 am August 23, 2018
With the NHS celebrating its 70th birthday, Dr Sam Shah (Director of Digital Development, NHS England) explores how technology has played a crucial role in getting healthcare in England to where it is today. He then examines what the future holds and how technology has the potential to change healthcare even more dramatically in the coming years.
smartphone health app screen held by older person
By Mike Miliard 09:18 am August 22, 2018
By enabling hospitals and practices to verify phone numbers, mobile devices could be an ideal vehicle for safely and accurately exchanging electronic health records, report shows.
Babylon GP at Hand smartphone app screen snaps

Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app.

By Tonya Stewart 04:22 pm August 21, 2018
While a recent review showed Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app improved care access, the plans to expand its roll-out were prohibited by officials.
US military troops walking across airfield

Photo by Luke Sharrett, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion 03:42 pm August 17, 2018
ResApp will partner with Lockheed Martin to join the US government’s "Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health" effort to develop audio-based machine learning algorithms using smartphone microphones.
Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million
By Jonah Comstock 10:53 am August 16, 2018
Retail giant says that buying the aging in place vendor is part of its strategy to offer seniors a wider range of technologies.

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