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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: July 2019

 
Apple Watch aids FDA mhealth heart failure study




A joint effort between Yale University, Mayo Clinic and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is using an mhealth mobile platform from Singapore-based Biofourmis and the Apple Watch to study patients with heart failure.
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NHS asks Alexa for health advice




The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is collaborating with Amazon to provide reliable health information from the NHS web site using Alexa voice-assisted technology.
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FCC plans $100m telehealth pilot programme

The US government’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is establishing a three-year, $100m connected care pilot programme to bring telehealth services directly to low-income patients and veterans.
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Microsoft helps Providence St Joseph Health transform

Microsoft and Providence St Joseph Health have announced a multi-year alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of health care. The alliance will combine the power of Microsoft’s cloud, artificial intelligence, research capabilities and collaboration tools with the provider’s clinical expertise and care environments.
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How AI and machine learning are tackling breast cancer




Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are being used to improve the accuracy of breast cancer screening in a partnership between Dutch companies medical services provider Affidea and ScreenPoint Medical.
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Ping An to develop internet hospital model in China




Online healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An is cooperating with nearly 50 hospitals across China to develop an internet hospital model using AI technology.
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Hannover Messe teams with IMC for focus on IIoT infrastructure




Hannover Messe, the world’s largest manufacturing exhibition, has struck a cooperation agreement with the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest industry group serving the IoT sector, exclusively to cooperate on new exhibitors and conference content.
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Nimbelink joins IMC to access IoT buyers




Nimbelink, a provider of turnkey products for asset tracking and other applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – with 25,000 members the largest trade group serving the internet of things technology sector – for better access to OEMs and enterprise users that deploy the technology.
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Fitbit partners Cardiogram on health monitoring




Fitbit is working with Californian start-up Cardiogram to bring more health monitoring features to its users with the goals to improve care management, empower users and potentially save lives.
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Omron expands Alexa skill for connected blood-pressure monitors




Omron Healthcare has expanded the capabilities of its connected blood pressure monitor through the Omron Health skill for Amazon Alexa. Last year, Omron became the first brand to create a blood pressure monitoring skill for Alexa.
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BT demonstrates how 5G can transform healthcare




The UK’s first demonstration of a remote-controlled ultrasound scan over a public 5G network took place last month in a collaboration between BT and University Hospitals Birmingham.
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Cleveland Clinic researchers use AI to personalise radiation therapy




Cleveland Clinic and Siemens Healthcare researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the success rate of radiation therapy for cancer patients and reduce the side effects.
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Researchers use Alexa and Google Home to detect cardiac arrest




Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a tool that uses Amazon Alexa or Google Home to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them.
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ClearSky and Shimmer bring clinical analytics to wearables




UK firm ClearSky Medical Diagnostics has forged a partnership with Dublin-based Shimmer Research – a provider of wearable wireless sensing– to bring more analytic capabilities to the use of wearable sensors in clinical research.
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Binah.ai video analytics transform medical devices

Binah.ai, an Israeli provider of ready-to-use AI-powered apps, has released a series of non-invasive, video-based health and wellness monitors to improve analytics. Its technology can transform a device equipped with a simple camera into a medical-grade healthcare gadget.
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