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Microsoft Band is said to deliver the goods. Is it wearable tech magic or just another false start into the future of all things wearable tech? According to Microsoft’s Health Blog – “We are also excited to launch the Microsoft Band, a smart band designed to be worn 24 hours a day by people who

The post NEWS: Microsoft Band Delivers Wearable Tech Magic – Or Does It? appeared first on Health IT Innovation.

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Health IT Innovators and entrepreneurs must ask themselves the age old business question,  “Who is going to pay for their innovative new solution?”  As Boston Globe reports, new payment models are on the horizon as healthcare providers,  payers,  insurers, Feds,  and others push to realize lower cost and higher quality care.  The following report and

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The outlook for digital wearable trends in 2015 is bright according to digitaltrends.com’ s feature – Smart rings, fiber-optic fabrics, and more wearable tech trends coming in 2015 Smart rings, fiber-optic fabrics, and more wearable tech trends coming in 2015

The post NEWS: 2015 Digital Wearable Trends appeared first on Health IT Innovation.

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NEWS: Google Glass Graduation or Death Huffington Post reports the end is neigh for Google Glass. Suggesting Google’s innovative wearable tech device has met the Grim Reaper, Google Glass Explorer’s like myself who have personally experienced  extraordinary uses for Glass in healthcare are left to ponder the meaning of Google’s cryptic announcement which hints to nothing short of

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Last summer the tech world was ablaze with the news of the enormous investments being poured into a relatively unheard of company uniquely named “MagicLeap.”  With Google leading a $542 million raise for an otherwise undisclosed VR technology the news hinted to the dawn of a new day of magic in virtual reality and holographic

The post News: Virtually Real with Microsoft HoloLens, MagicLeap, Sony Morpheus, & FaceBook Oculus Rift appeared first on Health IT Innovation.

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Last summer the tech world was ablaze with the news of the enormous investments being poured into a relatively unheard of company uniquely named “MagicLeap.”  With Google leading a $542 million raise for an otherwise undisclosed VR technology the news hinted to the dawn of a new day of magic in virtual reality and holographic

The post News: Virtually Real with Microsoft HoloLens, MagicLeap, Sony Morpheus, & FaceBook Oculus Rift appeared first on Health IT Innovation.

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mHealth & Wearable Tech: The New Stethoscope WSJ provides an excellent snapshot of how mobile and wearable tech is (and will continue to) change healthcare.  Described as new “tools” of care, mHealth & wearable tech has essentially become the new stethoscopes of health and wellness. Using wearable wireless sensors, you can use your smartphone to

The post mHealth & Wearable Tech: The New Stethoscope appeared first on Health IT Innovation.

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Augmented And Virtual Reality To Hit $150 Billion, Disrupting Mobile By 2020

The post Microsoft, Google, Facebook: Who Will Bring VR to Healthcare? appeared first on Health IT Innovation.

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Less than a month after announcing its deal with Cerner, health data company Validic has announced another EHR vendor customer, Westwood, Massachusetts-based Meditech. The deal will bring mobile health device integration to more than 2,400 Meditech customer institutions. “Today’s healthcare environment is value-based and outcome-driven, which means healthcare providers need to evaluate every aspect of their patients’ […]
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A few months ago, Accenture reported that 19 of the 25 states developing state health innovation plans (SHIPs) were planning to invest more in telehealth this year. Now, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published online resources to help the states that are participating in the State Innovation Models initiative make better use […]
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A program is coming to the United States that will allow life insurance customers to get a discount on their payments in exchange for sharing health and wellness data with their insurer. A story in today’s New York Times describes a new service soon to be offered by John Hancock Insurance via a partnership with The Vitality […]
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Vancouver-based Ayogo has raised $2.5 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHI), Excel Venture Management, and 7Wire Ventures for it’s patient engagement offering, an app called Empower. The app, designed for providers and pharma companies, helps patients with chronic conditions stick to their care plans. Patients can use the app to set their own goals, […]
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Cleveland Clinic Innovations, a business unit at the Cleveland Clinic, has partnered with the Global Healthcare Innovations Alliance to launch a new e-commerce platform called ADEO. Through the website, both caregivers and patients will be able to purchase care tools, including a number of patient-facing mobile apps. The store quietly launched last October and now […]
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Fitbit announced today that it has changed the way it calculates and displays active minutes for users. The company explained that its activity trackers will only count active minutes if a user participates in an activity for over 10 minutes, which is what the American Heart Association recommends. This will not affect the user’s step count numbers. “This 10-minute rule means […]
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Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic spin-off Ambient Clinical Analytics has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a software-based decision support tool, called AWARE. AWARE stands for Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation. It’s an interface for EMR data that prioritizes and organizes a patient’s medical information in three ways: by organ, chronologically as a timeline, or as a customized checklist that […]
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In March, Roche received FDA clearance for its Accu-Chek Connect companion app, and, less than a month later, issued a recall of that app. App recalls, which are becoming more common as more and more apps receive FDA clearance, are less severe than device recalls because they can often be ameliorated with a quick software patch. […]
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It’s no surprise that 94 percent of consumers currently enrolled in wellness programs have heard of the Apple Watch, given how much buzz is surrounding the forthcoming wearable. Perhaps more surprising is that less than half are interested in buying one. HealthMine surveyed 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programs and found that only 42 percent […]
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New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions announced that its tablet-based program reduced the 30-day readmission rate for 130 congestive heart failure (CHF) patients at Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program by 53 percent. Health Recovery Solutions looked at Penn Care at Home’s data between July 2014 and February 2015. During this time, the readmission rate fell from 8 percent to 3.8 percent. […]
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The Grand Palais museum in Paris is offering Google Glass-guided tours of its recently launched exhibit dedicated to the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. The Glass-based tours are the work of Acoustiguide, a longtime provider of interactive content for museums, galleries and similar public facilities. The news release also says that GuidiGo’s Glass software is being [...]

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watch We knew the date; now we know the time. Apple Watch pre-orders will officially begin at 12:01 a.m. PDT on April 10th, according to a just updated Apple Store front page. Want an Apple Watch and live in New York? Hope you like staying up ’til 3 a.m.! Why might Apple fire sales up at such a late hour? The company generally doesn’t explain its reasoning for anything, but we can make a… Read More
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