Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: February 2018

 


Surgical data blockchain initiative



Surgical data analytics specialist ORHub has launched a healthcare blockchain initiative designed to make surgery more effective, with improved patient outcomes and greater healthcare process efficiencies
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New telestroke workflow for latest AHA/ASA guidelines



Avizia’s stroke workflow is designed to enable collaboration between on-site and remote members of a stroke care team, providing streamlined and faster decision-making, improved communications and better patient outcomes
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Libelium disease-specific IoT monitoring kits
Spanish IoT developer Libelium has released disease and condition specific development kits for its MySignals eHealth IoT platform. The kits are able to monitor several wellness and health specific disorders. The company has also added new cloud services for medical record management.
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Danish app for prescription drugs addiction



A Danish start-up has launched an app to support patients in withdrawing from prescription painkillers, anti-depressants and benzodiazepines. The app is part of a wider healthcare programme across Denmark aimed at supporting patients with prescription addictions
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PatientSafe expands clinical communications platform
Clinical mobility specialist PatientSafe has added new capabilities and functionality for doctors to its PatientTouch clinical communications and workflow platform.
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New Orleans goes mobile to support clinical best practice



New Orleans' Children's Hospital has adopted mobile based software to enforce clinical best practice and support on-job training among front line clinical staff, including doctors, nurses and clinical ancillary staff
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Medical device RFID tracking for UK NHS
Wisconsin based RFID tech company Terso has partnered with British public sector IT specialist Ingenica to create a medical device tracking solution employing RFID technology for the British national healthcare provider, the NHS.
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EpicMD to fund telehealth for 1,000 physician practices

US telehealth provider EpicMD will sponsor the implementation of virtual care in a thousand physician family practices across the United States. The company has set aside $6 million in funding to pay for the implementation.
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GE brings healthcare analytics to Winter Olympics




Digital analytics from GE Healthcare are helping doctors and healthcare professionals get real-time data on the health status, injuries and possible illness of the competitors at the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.
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Apple Watch and other wearables can catch health problems doctors may miss




Mobile health-tracking technology can make a real difference by providing detailed and long-term health data for each patient, according to researchers at the University of California in San Francisco. Such information can help with diagnosis, reveal the triggers of disease, and result in more precise care for patients.
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Fitbit to lose out to specialised wearables, predicts Juniper




Fitbit and Huami will see market share in general fitness wearables decline as consumers turn to more specialised devices integrated into clothing or ear based, according to Juniper Research.
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Infor healthcare analytics optimises workforce effectiveness




Infor has introduced healthcare analytics to optimise workforce and operational effectiveness. The CloudSuite HCM leverages the firm’s Birst networked analytics architecture to help healthcare organisations deliver better patient care.
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Start-up raises $15m for healthcare data platform




Israeli start-up MDClone has raised $15m for its healthcare data paradigm that enables real-time access to data and insights with no risk to patient privacy.
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Empatica smart watch receives FDA clearance for seizure monitoring




Massachusetts-based Empatica says its Embrace has become the world’s first smart watch cleared by the FDA for use in neurology.
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Great Bay and Crowe Howarth tackle healthcare cyber security

Minnesota-based IoT security company Great Bay Software has announced a relationship with Crowe Horwath, a Illinois consulting firm in cyber security and risk management services, to brings a multi-dimensional approach to solving cyber-security problems for healthcare while embracing connected technology.
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