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At a March 7 presentation at HIMSS18 given by Samsung Health, experts explained how technology is addressing health crises including chronic pain and geriatric care through telehealth, mobile devices and implantables.

Intensive remote therapy (IRT) was able to improve blood glucose control in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published Feb. 21 in Pediatric Diabetes.

In a March 6 presentation at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, Blake McKinney, CMO and co-founder of the virtual health platform CirrusMD, presented key learnings from how health systems and payers are meeting the needs of consumers though virtual care. 

Nihon Kohden, producers of precision medical products and services, announced the launch of the Nihon Kohden Dimensions Augmented Reality (AR) app.

Royal Philips has announced that Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider, has improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction by utilizing its IT strategy, the Philips Virtual Hospital Service with eICU technology and a Telestroke program.


Recent Headlines

Philips telehealth ICU program saves $62M at Avera Heath

Avera Health, a rural health system in South Dakota, has achieved $62 million in healthcare savings by working with the Philips eICU program.

At-home blood-pressure monitoring could reduce hypertension hospital visits for expecting mothers

At-home blood-pressure monitoring (HBPM) could reduce hospital visits in pregnant patients with hypertension, according to a study published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

ATA announces Ann Mond Johnson as CEO

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced Ann Mond Johnson as the CEO starting March 5, 2018. Johnson will lead the network of over 10,000 healthcare executives in advancing healthcare technology to improve quality while remaining cost effective.

Mobile health, ketogenic diet reverse type 2 diabetes after one year

Researchers from Purdue University, IU Health Arnett and Virta Health have found the combination of nutritional ketosis with a mobile health application could safely reverse type 2 diabetes. Findings were published in Diabetes Therapy.

44% of healthcare organizations have yet to adopt telehealth

According to a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners, 44 percent of healthcare organizations have not yet implemented telehealth but 86 percent stated it as a priority.

Telehealth organization receives reaccreditation by the Joint Commission

Specialists on Call, providers of acute care telemedicine, has received reaccreditation from the Joint Commission for compliance in ambulatory healthcare standards.

Seizure detection smartwatch receives FDA clearance

Empatica Inc. has received FDA clearance for Embrace, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered smartwatch capable of detecting seizures.

Diabetes patient who engage in mHealth reduce glycated hemoglobin

Patients with diabetes who utilize mobile health technology (mHealth) to assist in lifestyle changes and self-management experienced improved outcomes, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Text reminders raise medication adherence in Medicare patients by 14%

Utilizing the mPulse Mobile interactive text messaging application resulted in a 14 percent increase in medication adherence in partially or nonadherent Medicare patients, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Abbott introduces additional features to diabetes management app

Abbott has announced the release of its FreeStyle LibreLink application in Europe. The implementation of new features allows users to access glucose data directly from their smartphone.