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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives February 2017

 
IBM extends Watson Health capabilities and consulting services
At last week’s Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Florida, IBM introduced expanded capabilities for the Watson Platform for Health Cloud and a specialised Watson Health consulting services unit.
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Philips informatics platform helps healthcare manage growth



Philips introduced at HIMSS IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a secure and scalable healthcare informatics platform that enables health systems to manage the growth and cost of their clinical enterprise with a managed service and pay-per-use model.
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Microsoft and HealthGrid automate interactions with patients
Microsoft is helping Florida-based HealthGrid use its mobile patient engagement platform to automate interactions during the patient journey.
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Samsung partners American Well to expand telehealth access
Samsung Electronics announced at last week’s HIMSS a partnership with American Well to develop healthcare services for providers, delivery networks, payers and employers.
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AT&T helps Zywie with remote cardiac monitoring
AT&T is to provide wireless connectivity for ZywiePro, Zywie's cardiac remote monitoring system, to help physicians diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
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Atlas shows way to personal workouts



Atlas Wearables has announced Shape, a round-the-clock digital fitness coach that lives in a slim heart rate band. Shape not only tracks daily activity and sleep, but also tracks and guides users through personalised workouts.
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IoT to track alcohol use by recovering addicts
The IoT is to be used for tracking when recovering alcoholics have a sneaky drink, following a partnership between Texas-based MAP Health Management and Soberlink.
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Remote monitoring improves heart patient care in New York
A protocol that remotely monitors congestive heart failure patients in nursing facilities in New York uses automated alerts to notify cardiologists of significant changes in the patients' health.
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OnSemi launches connected health chip at MWC



At this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, On Semiconductor is introducing a multi-protocol system on chip that can support wireless functionalities emerging in the IoT and connected health and wellness sectors
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IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) council as a board member. HPE will take a seat on the board of governors of the relatively young trade association.
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Intel leads team to tackle healthcare security




Intel has teamed up with more than 40 companies to create the Healthcare Security Readiness Program, aimed at helping prevent breaches such as cybercrime hacking and ransomware.
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Ascensia and Glooko partner to monitor blood glucose data

The integration of technology from Ascensia Diabetes Care and Glooko will allow people with diabetes and health care professionals to access and analyse accurate blood glucose data at home, on the move and during office visits through the digital platform of their choice.
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Trinity and Vivify partner on virtual health care




Trinity Health plans to provide virtual care to home health patients using Vivify Health continual care technologies to reduce readmissions and ER visits for home health patients and help avoid preventable hospitalisations.
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Wireless sensor monitors skin hydration




Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.
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Start-up Medaino develops home health monitoring device




After three years development, Indian company Medaino is ready to launch its Home (for hands on monitoring equipment) device.
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PCH and IHE plan joint big-data initiatives

The Personal Connected Health Alliance  and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise are launching several joint initiatives in 2017 that will focus on improving the ways health IT systems share information.
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Contraceptive app approved as medical device




Certification organisation Tüv Süd has approved an app to be used for contraception.  Developed by husband and wife team Raoul Scherwitzl and Elina Berglund, it also acts as a tool for fertility tracking and planning pregnancies.
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Stomach acid could power implantable medical devices




Internal medical monitoring devices could be powered by electricity generated by stomach acids, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
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Patient monitoring wearables to see surge says ABI

The patient monitoring wearable market, which includes remote and on-site devices, will grow from eight million shipments in 2016 to 33 million in 2021, according to ABI Research.
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