mHealth & apps

Fitbit just acquired a cloud-based health care company that you probably havent heard of

Fitbit announced today that it has acquired a small, Boston-based software startup called Twine Health for an undisclosed amount.Twine Health probably isnt a name that will resonate with a lot of people who dont follow digital health closely, but its a collaborative software platform aimed at workplace wellness providers. It tracks chronic diseases and connects

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Will HIMSS 18 Herald The Disruption Of The Traditional Office Visit?

  Will HIMSS 18 Herald the Disruption of the Traditional Office Visit? By Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University.  He is also a Featured Advisor of EMR Industry.com Healthcare is evolving quickly and

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Apple Brings Health Records to iPhone and Apple Watch

The groundbreaking offering aims to streamline information sharing between patients and physicians.While healthcare portals have greatly improved patients’ engagement with their own healthcare and records, accessing information from multiple providers isn’t exactly a walk in the park. A new offering by Apple aims to change that, however, by placing all health records right into the

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Mount Sinai boosts medication adherence through app that pays patients to take pills

Supported by a grant, the New York health system has seen success in the mobile app pilot with the startup Wellth.Mount Sinai Health System is trying a new way to get high-risk patients to take their medications: financial incentives. Supported by a grant from Health 2.0 and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the

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