Study: 41% of Home Caregivers Use A Digital Health Device

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  41 percent of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their caregiving routine, including 8 percent who use online tools to coordinate their efforts, according to recent research from Parks Associates.  The research firm's latest report, 360 View: Health Devices and Services for Connected Consumers 2014 analyzes multiple consumer surveys, including a 2Q 2014 survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households, to analyze consumer health and
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Texas Medical Center and Village Capital Launch Program for Digital Health Startups

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Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Village Capital, a managed investment fund and nonprofit focused on supporting impact-driven entrepreneurs, have joined forces to launch the VilCap USA: Health IT 2014 program, which will support early-stage businesses that are seeking digital health and business solutions to make healthcare more affordable and of a higher quality for all Americans. Program & Model Overview The program is structured in four intensive four-day sessions over three months, with
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Aetna Foundation Launches $4.5M Healthier World Innovation Challenge

Aetna Foundation Launches $4.5M Healthier World Innovation Challenge

The Aetna Foundation today announced the Healthier World Innovation Challenge, a $4.5 million initiative designed to steer digital health innovation to improve chronic health outcomes in underserved communities. Overview The Challenge is part of a larger, three-year digital health commitment by the Aetna Foundation to help address public health concerns. With the addition of the Challenge, the Aetna Foundation’s commitment to digital health will now total $5.7 million between 2014 and 2016.
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Digital Health Enabler SocialWellth Acquires Happtique

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  Las Vegas-based digital health enabler SocialWellth today announced the acquisition of Happtique, creators of the first mobile health app certification program for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will help expand Social Wellth's mWellth portfolio of prescriptive digital health solutions encompassing the total continuum of care. Happtique was founded and wholly owned by GNYHA Ventures, the business arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association. The company suspended its mobile
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Blackberry, NantHealth Launches First Secure Cancer Genome Browser

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  Blackberry and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong of NantHealth has announced the launch of the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser™, the first secure clinical genome browser on the BlackBerry® Passport smartphone that places a super-computer and big data in the palm of a doctor’s hand.  For the first time, doctors will have  unprecedented access to patients’ genetic data to make the most informed treatment decisions at the bedside. Cancer Genome Browser Platform Overview Powered by BlackBerry’s
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Validic Expands Digital Health Ecosystem Reach to 100M

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Validic, the healthcare technology interoperability platform for aggregating digital health data, announced today the addition of several new clients and partners, as they continue to expand and grow their global digital health ecosystem. With the addition of several new notable clients in healthcare and wellness, which include WebMD, Pfizer, UPMC, NexJ, and Medhost, Validic’s client population reach increased from 80 million to over 100 million lives in just the last few months. These
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6 Ways Digital Health Transformed Healthcare in 2014

6 Ways Digital Health Transformed Healthcare in 2014

  Fard Johnmar, founder of Enspektos describes 6 major gifts digital health has granted doctors, patients, caregivers and others during 2014.    There's a lot of skepticism about the potential of digital health tools and technologies to transform health and medicine. A lot of it is warranted. We're still waiting for robust studies that help to prove that tools such as mobile applications and wearables can actually improve health and change behavior. The ones we have today are
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Ambulance Drone Could Transform Emergency Response

Ambulance Drone

Alex Momont, a design engineer at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands has set out to change the negative perception of drones with the creation of the Ambulance Drone, a high speed emergency network of life saving drones. The prototype is an airborne defibrillator-delivery system that can reach any patient within a five-square-mile area in less than one minute.  The drone can fly at speeds up to 100 kms per hour and tracks emergency mobile calls using GPS to navigate. Ambulance
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Mount Sinai Health & Edison Nation Medical Collaborate to Commercialize Medical Device Innovations

Mount Sinai Health & Edison Nation Medical Collaborate to Commercialize Medical Devices

Edison Nation Medical, a marketplace for healthcare and medical device innovation has announced a partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System. Edison Nation Medical will work closely with Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP), Mount Sinai's technology development and commercialization group, to prioritize and bring to market medical device and consumer related healthcare inventions from the Mount Sinai community. Partnership Details This collaboration highlights the significance of
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CVS to Launch Digital Health Innovation Lab in Boston

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CVS Health Corp is planning to launch the CVS Digital Health Innovation Lab in Boston this winter focused on building patient centric experiences in healthcare, Boston Globe first reports. The CVS Digital Health Innovation Lab will accommodate 100 people in a new 15,000-square-foot office at 116 Huntington Ave, a short distance from both Longwood Medical Area and Cambridge’s technology community.  "Having a Boston presence will help us attract additional talent and increase our connectivity to
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