The United States, Department of Human & Health Services has been aiming to enhance patient care and health security for a long period of time. Recently the HHS selected eight accelerators to steer artificial intelligence innovation. The chosen accelerators will develop AI devices to solve challenging problems in daily patient care and health security.
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’.
San Francisco-based company iBeat, an mHealth wearable development company has announced new funding from form SCOR Life & Transamerica Ventures and Health Ventures for its mHealth devices, Heart Watch which continuously monitors the heart.. iBeat did not state what the total amount was, only that the investments round was “upward of seven figures”.
With parents' permission, the new app enables a smartphones' front camera to record videos of a child's reactions while watching a movie with the phone place facing them. This is done obtain autism risk behaviors such as attention, emotions and patterns. The recorded response is then sent to the research survey, where behavioral automatic coding software keeps track on the movements on the video and marks on the child's face after which their attention and emotions are measured.
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.
A research team from John Hopkins University School of Medicine created a cost-effective and patient-centric smartphone video-based app, which would substitute the daily in-person visits by a healthcare worker required for TB therapy, known as DOT (Directly Observed Therapy).
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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.
Los Angeles-based Cedars –Sinai Medical center and UCLA experimenters are describing that a (consumer-grade) Fitbit tracker can be used in some Remote patient Monitoring programs if health professionals know the clinical limitation of the mobile health wearables. The researchers outlined the 90-day study and concluded that the Fitbit data could be used to identify trends that call for health professional involvement
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