National Health IT Week: HIMSS VP of Government Relations looks back on how it evolved

National Health IT Week: HIMSS VP of Government Relations looks back on how it evolved
As vice president of government relations at HIMSS, I actively participate in crucial conversations regarding U.S. health IT policy and regulations on a regular basis. Despite the ever-changing nature of health IT, one constant remains and drives my work each day: the gratification of watching an idea evolve into action. Strong ideas drive productive...

NVIDIA to connect medical imaging startups with GE Healthcare, Nuance

NVIDIA, which designs graphics processing units that form the basis of many machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, launched an alliance for AI-focused medical imaging startups in partnership with GE Healthcare and Nuance. The NVIDIA Inception Alliance for Healthcare will offer some members of the company’s accelerator program for AI and data sciences startups...

The Coach Fitness Tracker Awards

Coach Fitness Tracker Awards 2020 – Best Fitness Band: Fitbit Charge 4
Coach has put more than 25 fitness trackers through their paces this year. We spend weeks wearing each device so we discover those little quirks which makes a tracker either delightful or infuriating. We also test the accuracy of the hardware in our training, as well as trying the new features to...

How to win physician confidence in remote patient monitoring programs

COVID-19 has spurred telehealth and remote patient monitoring adoption across the United States, with 36 percent of the US consumers now using telehealth to replace healthcare visits. While this has created an opportunity for health systems to digitally transform their care delivery model, not all health systems have the right resources and the organizational...

Bosch’s rapid coronavirus test delivers results for positive samples in less than 30 minutes

Vivalytic-Bosch
Cloud-based software update means a faster PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 Improved software for Vivalytic: turnaround time for positive SARS-CoV-2 samples reduced to under 30 minutes. Expansion of production: Launch of two new productions lines in December. New jobs created: 80 associates – some from Bosch’s mobility division – were...

Creating sustainable healthcare solutions and addressing the 10/90 gap

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached all parts of the globe, affecting tens of millions of people: healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor. However, the most badly affected parts of the world are also the ones where access to healthcare is not universal and is often tied to financial capacity. This has clearly highlighted...

Zylpha’s new Hubshare integration allows Visualfiles users to collaborate for the first time

Hubshare Integration
An innovative new integration enables files stored in Visualfiles to be accessed collaboratively between departments or practices for the first time.The new product integration is the result of a strategic partnership between leading legal technology innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) and Nikec Solutions, the developers of Hubshare, the extranet platform that streamlines...

How Mount Sinai is using tech to support cancer patients amid the pandemic

Care for chronic conditions has been severely disrupted amid the Covid-19 pandemic. To prevent further disruption, providers are increasingly partnering with IT companies. Mount Sinai Health System and Current Health entered into one such partnership in December, with Mount Sinai implementing the company’s remote patient monitoring solution. Their goal? To enhance care for cancer...

Blue KC, HealthMine’s expanded partnership will extend digital rewards program to ACA members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City expanded its partnership with HealthMine, a technology company providing member engagement solutions, to build a rewards program for the payer’s individual and family Affordable Care Act members. The Missouri-based payer, also known as Blue KC, has an existing partnership with HealthMine to offer a rewards program...

Apple Fitness+ First-Look: A Must For Apple Watch Owners

It’s a good time to be a home fitness app – although a little less so now Apple has entered the fray with its Fitness+ service, announced in September and launched on 14th December.The service is limited to Apple Watch owners, but that’s still a substantial chunk of the market, and there...
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