Tag: digital

Innovation, Medical Devices

Digital lifestyle intervention platform shown to reduce rates of Type 2 diabetes

January 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Liva Healthcare monitored the progress of 136 patients using its digital healthcare app to prevent and roll back Type 2 diabetes over a nine-month period. Over the period, 82% of the patients (112) lost weight, losing an average of 6.3kg […]

Patient Experience

Patients Are Increasingly Using Digital Health to Supplement Doctor Visits

March 14, 2016

Via: HitConsultant

Consumers are increasingly leveraging online resources to both prepare for appointments and validate physician recommendations – moving beyond diagnosis to become more active in the treatment decision, according to new findings released from the Sixth Annual Makovsky/Kelton “Pulse of Online […]


Digital health developers tackle mental health

March 11, 2016

Via: Modern Healthcare

Like many providers, Boston-based Steward Health Care System is taking on an increasing amount of financial risk for health outcomes. It now has hundreds of thousands of patients under risk-based contracts. But the 11-hospital group identified a weak link in […]

Med Tech

The Pillars of the BIDMC IT Strategic Plan

March 10, 2016

Via: HITECH Answers

Communicating the IT strategic plan is one of the primary responsibilities of a CIO. Most importantly, the IT strategic plan should be seen as an enterprise wide activity and not just an IT centric exercise. IT should be an enabler […]


Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong

March 4, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

A popular app that uses your smartphone to check your blood pressure is inaccurate, missing high blood pressure readings in four out of every five patients tested, researchers report. Instant Blood Pressure promises to provide an estimated blood pressure reading […]


Fully digital hospitals can improve efficiency and customer service

March 2, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

Rueben Devlin, CEO of Humber River Hospital in Toronto, sees full digitization as the future of physician efficiency and patient experience. In seeking to fully digitize Humber River, the hospital focused on improving communications, bringing disparate technologies together into one streamlined package. […]

Innovation, TECH

Digital health: the future for medicine?

February 26, 2016

Via: The Medical News

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” these were the words of Alan Kay quoted by Dr Euan Ashley at the Recent Developments in Digital Health 2016 event at the Royal Society of Medicine. No one […]


Integration of Digital Health Tools for Pharmacy

February 8, 2016

Via: HitConsultant

CVS has been a dominate force in the retail pharmacy market for some time—but could the popular retail chain become the next major player in the digital health movement? According to its Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer, it’s getting there. […]


CVS Opens Digital Innovation Lab in Boston

June 19, 2015

Via: Healthcare Informatics

CVS Health has announced the official opening of its Digital Innovation Lab in Boston, with the aim to develop digital services and personalized capabilities that offer an accessible and integrated personal pharmacy and health experience. According to CVS officials, primary […]