Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner is looking for help from Facebook and Twitter to slow down the unauthorized opioid sales in the US. Gottlieb invited the two social media giants, among others, to participate in the FDA Online Opioid Summit which is set for June 27.
Public locations have seen the deployment of six kiosks, called MedCenters, developed by MedAvail. These locations include grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics located in Phoenix and Tuscon partnering with Express Scripts. These MedCenters offer 24/7 access to online pharmacies and can be seen as a ‘pharma ATM’.
This week Apple announced that researchers and app developers can now have access to a Health Record API (Application Programming Interface) to develop applications, with the permission to use the patient’s data to provide them with easy access to health records.
Yesterday, Apple announced that they are planning to introduce new features for iPhone and iPads called “Digital health” on this coming Monday (4th June 2018) at WWDC 2018- Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.
In November, FDA’s device center will select which app is welcomed into the program, and the selected will have amplified interactions with FDA during the progress of their products. FDA will grant the advanced device nomination to products that meet the permitted criteria without requiring a separate application.
To diagnose any kind of gastrointestinal problems, an ingestible sensor equipped with a genetically engineered bacteria was developed by an MIT research team. This ‘bacteria-on-a-chip’ combined sensors with ultra-low-power electronics, which could convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that can be read by a smartphone.
Recent research on abnormally high blood pressure hints virtual consulting is just as effectual in controlling hypertension as those conducted in person. The study was supervised by the researcher from Brigham & Women’s Hospital (B&W) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
India-based Omega Healthcare has categorically stated that the growth of data analytics and cloud intelligence firms in the Indian healthcare sector has little scope. The company plans to hire around 1,200 - 1,500 people for exploring emerging markets like the United Arab Emirates.
ClearCare Homecare Technology Company has developed HomeConnect Application Programming Interface – API which will help home care providers to connect directly to hospitals for referrals, care management, and billing.
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