During the Fitbit Q1 earnings call, the company confirmed its focus on digital health regardless of the expected decline in sales numbers. Currently, Fitbit is focusing on its new alliance with Google, wherein the two companies will work together to speed up innovation in the digital health space to provide clear EHRs and precise patient data to help the clinicians.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Researcher Institute (PCORI), a study to look at more effective ways to tackle uncontrolled hypertension using mHealth, was funded $6.5 million to the researchers of the University of California and San Francisco. The research includes whether the patients can care for themselves better at home through mHealth devices, compare to the doctors’ office.
California-based Casetabs, the pioneer of cloud-based surgery coordination technology, yesterday announced it has received $6 million in series A-funding to scale its surgery coordination application.
US patient-centric data analytics company, Trayt Technologies (formerly Ava Health), has developed an app to help improve the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for patients with autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental and brain disorders.
Fitbit announced yesterday that it plans to utilize Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API, in order to continue its push into the world of serious healthcare devices. It’s a bit of a no-brainer as far as partnerships go.
Mobile health (mHealth) applications for clinical decision support could improve physicians’ test ordering and diagnosis decisions, according to a study published April 20 in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.
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