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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: October 2019

 
 
Fitbit works to speed AFib diagnosis




The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at this month’s Time 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together to help diagnose atrial fibrillation (AFib) with the aim of improving earlier detection in individuals at increased risk of stroke.
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IBM integrates Watson into telemedicine app




IBM is working with Premier Health Group to help build and integrate Watson AI into the Canadian company’s patient centric telemedicine app.
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Amazon acquires start-up Health Navigator




Amazon has acquired Chicago-based mhealth start-up Health Navigator, founded by emergency medicine doctor David Thompson.
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Google Maps adds voice to help visually impaired




Google is helping visually impaired people find their way round cities more detailed voice guidance and verbal announcements on Google Maps.
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Brigham & Women’s adopts telehealth to tackle dementia




Massachusetts-based Brigham & Women's Hospital has selected a telehealth platform from New York firm Fruit Street Health to study different ways to improve brain healthy behaviour in individuals at risk for cognitive decline and dementia.
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Researchers apply machine learning to detect thyroid cancer




Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have adapted a Google algorithm using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning on ultrasound images to predict the risk of thyroid cancer.
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Tampa General Hospital opens telemedicine station




Tampa General Hospital has become the first to open a telemedicine station from Florida-based OnMed. The station is being deployed inside the hospital so staff members will have access to virtual life-sized consultations with physicians and automated pharmaceutical services.
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IoT in healthcare to hit $200bn by 2024

The continued adoption of IoT-related equipment, devices and services in the health industry is expected to drive the market to reach nearly $200bn by 2024, according to a report by Research & Markets.
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Fitbit pulls manufacturing out of China




As the China-USA trade war escalates, wearable health company Fitbit has announced it is moving all its manufacturing out of China by the end of this year.
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Ericsson and Brighter launch IoT diabetes monitor at Gitex




Ericsson and its partner Brighter, a Swedish health-tech company focused on improving chronic disease management, introduced Actiste, a complete IoT-based product for monitoring and treating insulin-dependent diabetes, last week at the Gitex trade show in Dubai.
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Medavie platform provides virtual care




Canadian health company Medavie Blue Cross has launched a digital health platform that gives members more flexibility and access to virtual health care services and self-service options to help them get more from their benefit plan.
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Rochester University Parkinson’s study uses MC10 wearables




Researchers at New York’s University of Rochester are working with Massachusetts wearables company MC10 to gather data on movement disorders such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.
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TraceLink puts patients first in pharmaceutical supply chain

Massachusetts-based track-and-trace software as a service company TraceLink has announced a digital network platform that enables patient-centric design across the end-to-end life sciences value chain.
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Digital health market to top $230bn by 2023




The healthcare industry's steady shift towards improved patient outcomes, cost containment and value-based care is expected to drive the global digital health market from an estimated $147bn in 2019 to $234.5bn in 2023, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
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Sandia tests heartbeat wearable for security use




Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with a New Mexico small business to test and develop a biometric security system based on the human heartbeat.
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Trustronic protects medical data on Casio smartwatch




Japanese consumer electronics company Casio is using Trustronic’s TSP secured platform to protect health data on its latest smartwatch. Trustonic is a UK venture formed in 2012 by Arm and Gemalto.
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Frontive combines AI and Amazon Echo to simplify patient care

Frontive, a California-based digital health company that aims to improve health management for patients and families, has launched its smart personal health platform, Frontive Health.
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Bathroom scale from Georgia Tech monitors heart disease




A bathroom scale developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology could monitor millions with heart failure.
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Lark and Omron use AI to reduce blood pressure




Joint analysis from Lark Health and Omron Helathcare shows AI health coaching coupled with home blood pressure monitoring can lead to significant reduction in blood pressure.
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Axxess and CHL partner on remote patient monitoring

Texas-based home healthcare technology firm Axxess is helping its clients with the PDGM patient-driven groupings model by partnering with Californian company Connected Home Living (CHL) to provide telehealth and remote care monitoring.
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GlobalMed rolls out telemedicine in Latin America

GlobalMed and Meditar have launched a direct-to-consumer telemedicine programme across Latin America. Called TeleMeditar, it is expected to serve one million patients in the first six months.
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Osteoarthritis smart glove starts clinical trials




A digital health osteoarthritis wearable glove has started a pre-launch pilot trial in Madrid. Quantic Nanotech, a division of the Spanish Demac group, first showed the glove at CES in January in Las Vegas.
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