digital health tools

By Aditi Pai October 19, 2015
Using digital health tools in primary care could save the US healthcare system $10 billion annually, according to a report from Accenture. Accenture said its researchers analyzed the workflows of common physician office visits, including preventive care office visits, routine infant or child health checks, and visits for other conditions like hypertension and diabetes. The research firm...
By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2015
Sixty-three percent of US adults who use fitness or health monitoring technology say that tech has led to significant behavior change, according to a survey of 3,616 US adults conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. They found that 28 percent of respondents had used technology to measure fitness and health goals and 23 percent had used technology to monitor a health issue, up from...
By Brian Dolan June 29, 2015
Earlier this month a small MedPanel survey of 415 physicians practicing in the US reportedly found that a very small percentage of them -- just 15 percent -- were discussing health apps or wearables with their patients. After reviewing the raw survey results, however, it's clear the company's press release misstated its survey's findings. (The company has since corrected and updated it). One...
By Brian Dolan March 26, 2015
This afternoon -- in just minutes actually -- we'll be kicking off our next MobiHealthNews webinar: Digital health tools for physicians and nurses that fit their workflow. In just a few short years smart mobile devices have become indispensable tools for clinicians. As device adoption peaks for providers, a growing number of digital health tools are now literally at clinicians' fingertips:...
By Aditi Pai February 4, 2015
The American Medical Association has partnered with Matter, a Chicago-based incubator for healthcare companies, to build a digital health lab called the AMA Interaction Studio. This studio will be designed to help physicians, entrepreneurs, and health care professionals develop and test new health-focused technology. “Innovation is a key driver in making the health system work better for everyone...
By Aditi Pai January 28, 2015
Aliso Viejo, California-based healthcare provider Crossover Health raised $15 million from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) to enhance its patient-facing tools, which include an iPhone app, and create a population health analytics offering. Crossover focuses on providing on-site care to large employers. The company's patient-facing app, called Crossover One, allows patients to communicate with...
By Aditi Pai January 27, 2015
Miami Children's Hospital CIO Edward Martinez talked about two of the hospital's new mobile offerings for patients and clinicians in an interview with HealthcareIT News this week. The hospital has developed a care coordination app that helps clinicians hand off patients between shifts in addition to a patient-facing version of the app that helps parents keep tabs on those transitions. The...
By Aditi Pai January 22, 2015
Nineteen states intend to invest more in telehealth this year as they roll out innovative health care delivery services for their Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP populations. Twenty-five states have created "innovation plans" backed by grants from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CCMI). This week Accenture published a report that analyzes the investment priorities of these 25 State...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2014
Around 90 percent of young people think there should be some governmental regulation and oversight for digital health apps, according to a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia survey of 3,000 consumers. Linda Fleisher, a senior researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention, shared some findings from this survey at the mHealth Summit just outside...
By Aditi Pai October 22, 2014
Springfield, Illinois-based Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has launched a pilot program to examine how nurses and physicians can integrate the Apple Watch into the medical group's Advanced Medical Home program. HSHS' Advanced Medical Home program, which has a total of 1,100 patients, uses nurse navigators to offer specialized care to high-risk patients with chronic diseases. While the...