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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: January 2018

 
Hospitals back Apple patient records update




Twelve hospitals in the USA will let patients see their health records on their iPhones using an update Apple has made to its Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta release.
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Philips launches patient monitor in USA




Philips has launched a patient monitoring system in the USA. The enterprise-wide system consists of bedside, transport, mobile and central station monitoring technology backed by consulting, training, service and customer support, including product support and expert services.
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Remote patient monitoring on way to hospital




Chinese medical equipment maker Mindray has introduced a way for hospitals to monitor patients travelling to and from the hospital using ambulances, helicopters and civic flights.
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Blue Cedar protects VitalPatch wearable biosensor




California-based Blue Cedar is using its security technology to protect the VitalPatch wearable healthcare biosensor app from VitalConnect on mobile phones and tablets. The companies will also collaborate to protect critical patient information in transit to the cloud.
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Spinal robot adjusts to patient movements




An image-guided robot for inserting screws into a patient's spine can automatically detect if the patient moves and adjust its position accordingly. The first patient to be operated on by the robot was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
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EU funds €8.2m research into cardiovascular wearables




Ulster University in Ireland is leading a €8.2m collaboration to develop medical grade cardiovascular wearables and remote monitoring systems to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.
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Korean researchers develop stretchable battery for medical wearables




Researchers in South Korea have developed a stretchable rechargeable battery that can be used in medical wearables. The team from the Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology has developed the lithium-ion battery using aqueous electrolytes.
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Philips expands in telehealth through American Well partnership




Dutch giant Philips is partnering US telehealth provider American Well to deliver virtual care jointly around the world.
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Omron debuts heart monitoring double at CES




Omron Healthcare debuted at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the HeartGuide, said to be the first wearable oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor, and the first single at-home device in the USA that measures blood pressure and ECG.
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Felix catches Cisco network for hospital digitisation




Felix Platter Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, is deploying Cisco intent-based networking to create the foundation for the hospital’s digital operation.
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InTouch Health acquires TruClinic in telehealth merger




California-based telehealth company InTouch Health has acquired TruClinic, a web-based telemedicine provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah, specialising in direct-to-consumer virtual care.
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HPE, PTC and Wind River back IMC RFP programme




Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), PTC and Intel subsidiary Wind River – have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP programme for IoT software platforms, presented last week at CES.
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Human trials show sensor can detect gases in gut




Findings from the first human trials of a gas-sensing swallowable capsule could change the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed. The trials were by researchers at Australia’s RMIT University.
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JSS University teams with start-up to study connected cardiac care




Indian medical sciences university JSS University and mhealth firm iMedrix have jointly formed an innovation centre to study connected cardiac care. The centre is on the university's main campus in Mysore.
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Swim tracking platform makes CES debut




At CES last week, swim tracking platform Swim.com announced it had partnered wearables-maker Spire and swim retailer SwimOutlet to power swim tracking and analytics for smart swimsuits.
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Philips acquires VitalHealth to improve population health management




Philips has acquired VitalHealth, a provider of cloud-based population health management for the delivery of personalised care outside of the hospital, such as in regional care networks.
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Ava trials hope to extend bracelet use to PCOS sufferers




Swiss fertility tracking company Ava has been working with the University Hospital of Zurich on a clinical trial monitoring women with highly irregular cycles – including those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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Hitachi uses AI to predict heart failure readmissions

Hitachi is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help US-based Partners Connected Health predict with high accuracy the risk of hospital readmissions within 30 days for patients with heart failure.
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Walgreens brings telemedicine to New York drugstores




Through self-service kiosks at select Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, Walgreens is bringing access to New York-Presbyterian’s telemedicine services as part of its NYP OnDemand suite of digital health services.
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Deep learning helps Korean researchers analyse x-rays




South Korean researchers have developed a deep learning-based technology for analysing medical images such as x-rays that dramatically lowers the rate of misdiagnosis.
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Biosensor for smartphone measures six data points




A biosensor from Taiwanese company MediaTek brings health monitoring to smartphones. Called Sensio, it can track heart rate information, blood pressure trends, peripheral oxygen saturation levels and more.
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Researchers use wearables to study sleep patterns




Chronobiologists Till Roenneberg and Eva Winnebeck from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich have developed a way to record the dynamics of sleep under natural conditions.
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