Scripps Health

By Aditi Pai August 13, 2015
San Diego-based healthcare system Scripps Health has launched a new, eponymous app, for iOS and Android devices, that allows patients and visitors to find information about Scripps physicians, hospitals, and clinics. “So many people use smartphones, and rely on them to access the information they need whenever and wherever they need it,” Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder said in a statement. “The new...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2015
Innovation in digital health won’t come in a gradual, incremental way, but rather through dramatic re-imaginings of care. That was the theme that ran through the morning conversation in the digital health track at the 2015 BIO International Convention, a pharma and life sciences-focused conference held in Philadelphia this week. “We’re in a disruptive time. We’re in a time of moonshots, when...
By Brian Dolan April 25, 2014
Five years ago this month, Scripps Health's Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric Topol began a speaking tour about the potential of digital health at a mobile industry event in Las Vegas. One of his presentation's key slides, which would become a fixture of his talks for the next two years, listed the top ten opportunities for digital health. In April 2009 MobiHealthNews called these Topol's Top Ten...
By Jonah Comstock February 20, 2014
Glooko has launched a new tool for its clinical partners, including the Scripps Health Whittier Diabetes Institute and the Joslin Diabetes Center. The Glooko Population Health Tracker is being announced next week at HIMSS in Orlando, but clinics and health plans have already begun using it. Palo Alto, California-based Glooko makes a MeterSync cable that connects Glooko's diabetes management app...
By Jonah Comstock February 4, 2014
AT&T has recruited Scripps Health cardiologist and digital health guru Dr. Eric Topol to be the company's new Chief Medical Advisor. In the new position, the company said in a statement, Topol will "impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, connecting the healthcare ecosystem to enhance health outcomes and care delivery processes for patients and their...
By Jonah Comstock January 3, 2014
A new study from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shows that iRhythm's Zio patch, a wireless adhesive heart monitor patch, detects more arrhythmia events than a traditional Holter monitor and provides a better experience for patients. The study of 146 patients with mild atrial fibrillation compared the two devices over the length of time...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2013
Scripps Health is piloting Sotera Wireless's ViSi mobile, a wireless patient monitoring system, with up to 30 patients at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. Although the Scripps Translational Science Institute has investigated ViSi devices before, this pilot marks the first time Scripps has used the device in a real-world clinical setting. The ViSi Mobile system continuously monitors...
By Jonah Comstock November 14, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol, one of the most well known figures in digital health and Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the most prominent voices in alternative medicine, are teaming up to measure the effects of meditation with digital health devices. The study of 40 individuals was conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute with funding from the Chopra Foundation. "Although the health benefits of...
By Aditi Pai November 5, 2013
Patients may start spending less time in the doctors office as electronic health records and patient-facing medical apps proliferate, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, which appears in the journal Health Affairs, looked at health informatics and health services research literature through June 2013 using Medline, the Cochrane Database and...
By Aditi Pai October 24, 2013
Propeller Health's respitory management platform The mobile health space is getting crowded, Proteus Digital Health Chief Product Officer David O'Reilly said at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. "I find it a little tedious how many different wristbands based on the same accelerometer technology are coming out," O'Reilly said. "But what's happening is people are getting...

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