mHealth & apps

Fitbit and Dexcom to Develop Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Experience for People Living with Diabetes

Dexcom CGM users will be able to see CGM data on Fitbit Ionic providing a convenient and discreet way to track glucose levels on wrist for users of both Android and iOS devices Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), the leading global wearables brand, andDexCom, Inc.(NASDAQ:DXCM), the leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes, today announced

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Novel Smartphone App for Bilirubin, Pancreatic Cancer Screening

Pancreatic cancer patients have one of the lowest five-year survival rates, due in large part to the disease going undiagnosed in its early and intermediate stages. There are no overt symptoms during the critical early period, and non-invasive screening tools for identifying early pancreatic tumors before they metastasize have yet to be developed and translated

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Pneumonia Guide 4.0 app brings the latest guidelines to point-of-care

In primary care we see a high volume of upper and lower respiratory infections. Just last week, I evaluated an upper respiratory infection, an asthma exacerbation and a possible pneumonia vs. COPD exacerbation all in the same morning clinic. Primary care providers are constantly under fire for overprescribing antibiotics. However, some patients actually have community-acquired,

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Google Glass Isnt Just for Remote Scribes

One of the fast-growing companies I profiled for Healthcare Informatics Up-and-Comer list of companies for 2017 is San Francisco-based Augmedix, which that has developed a physician charting solution using Google Glass. Before entering the exam room, a doctor dons Google Glass and then proceeds to talk with patients, rather than typing into a computer screen.

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