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Omada Health made its name with its technology. Now it’s luring insurers with operational innovation.

Omada Health made its name with its technology. Now it’s luring insurers with operational innovation. | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Even Omada Health's CEO Sean Duffy half-jokingly refers to the company as a provendor—a reference to the digital health company's high-tech roots melded with the billing approach of a provider (complete with an NPI). The identity has caused headaches for insurer contracts, but it may be forging a new path for digital therapeutics.
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Smartly paving the way: “You can’t rewrite the health IT infrastructure that’s been in place for decades, you have to figure out how to use the existing system."

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AI is proving fibromyalgia is a real disease —

AI is proving fibromyalgia is a real disease — | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence can now decode the brain signature for fibromyalgia—providing a definitive, objective sign that the illness really does exist.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Say no more: "One study of 51 patients found it took, on average, seven years to get a diagnosis. Artificial intelligence, though, has the potential to make a diagnosis in minutes."

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Relax, pharma. Amazon's eyeing medical and device sales before drugs: report | FiercePharma

Relax, pharma. Amazon's eyeing medical and device sales before drugs: report | FiercePharma | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Industry watchers have been parsing Amazon's every move to divine whether the company will upend pharma by moving into drug sales or distribution. But a new report says the tech and retail behemoth may go after a simpler market first.
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Wells Fargo analyst David Maris put it in a note in October, "history has shown it is better to consider Amazon's disruptive potential beforehand rather than afterward."

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Janssen develops mobile clinical trials platform to reduce drug development costs, improve adherence

Janssen develops mobile clinical trials platform to reduce drug development costs, improve adherence | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Janssen's iSTEP platform is part of an ongoing effort by pharma companies to reduce the cost of drug development and address the complexities of having multiple sites for these trials in different countries.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"Connected medication blister packs note when each pill has been taken" #unexpectedconnecteddevice

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Apple and Fitbit join pilot program to speed new health tech through FDA

Apple and Fitbit join pilot program to speed new health tech through FDA | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it

According to Bloomberg, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the names of nine companies participating in a pilot program that could let them pre-clear products instead of going through the agency’s traditional application process.

Laurent FLOURET's insight:

“These pilot participants will help the agency shape a better and more agile approach toward digital health technology that focuses on the software developer rather than an individual product."

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#ASCO17: Online Symptom-Monitoring Tool Improves Survival for Those Undergoing Chemotherapy for Metastatic Cancer

#ASCO17: Online Symptom-Monitoring Tool Improves Survival for Those Undergoing Chemotherapy for Metastatic Cancer | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that an online tool to monitor patients’ symptoms improved overall survival.
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"Compared to patients who received usual care, patients who used the web tool to self-report symptoms had a longer median overall survival (31.2 months vs. 26 months)."

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The Global Healthcare Quality Management Market Is Projected To Reach USD 3.31 Billion By 2022 | Upcoming Opportunities In The Industry | Download PDF Brochure Here : http://bit.ly/2wrejCk
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VR Vaccine - Around the pill (injection)

VR Vaccine - Around the pill (injection) | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Simple concept with huge impact. Brilliant!

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No longer under the Withings name, Nokia's connected health ecosystem hits market

No longer under the Withings name, Nokia's connected health ecosystem hits market | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
As promised, Nokia has officially launched its suite of consumer digital health tools that formerly lived under the Withings name. Along with the connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and activity tracker, Nokia has also released a digital program for chronic condition management called the Patient Care Platform and an updated version of the Health Mate app.
Via Ricard Robledo
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"Nokia’s foray into consumer digital health products is reminiscent of Philips Healthcare’s launch of clinically-validated health-monitored devices last summer."

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Blood test able to identify prostate cancer patients likely to benefit from AstraZeneca's PARP inhibitor Lynparza: study

Blood test able to identify prostate cancer patients likely to benefit from AstraZeneca's PARP inhibitor Lynparza: study | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
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One more step toward precision medicine.

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Jeff Bezos's Amazon Wants a Slice of the Multibillion-Dollar Pharmacy Market

Jeff Bezos's Amazon Wants a Slice of the Multibillion-Dollar Pharmacy Market | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it

"Amazon is looking to hire someone to support its "Professional Healthcare Program," an indication that Bezos wants to get in on the multibillion-dollar pharmacy market."

Laurent FLOURET's insight:

It does make a lot of sense... #supplychainexpert #bestcustomerservice

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Healthgrades, Conversa roll out AI chatbots at many customer hospitals

Healthgrades, Conversa roll out AI chatbots at many customer hospitals | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Healthgrades, a company which originally focused on physician ratings but has lately expanded into customer relationship management for hospitals as well, has tapped Conversa to create CareChats, an AI-powered chatbot that helps hospitals follow up with recently discharged patients.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"We believe this is absolutely critical to strengthening the doctor-patient relationship". "Strengthening" is not the first word that comes to my mind.

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Glooko, Fit4D combine digital diabetes management, human coaching

Glooko, Fit4D combine digital diabetes management, human coaching | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Glooko and Fit4D, a diabetes-focused health coaching service, are combining their offerings to provide patients with an “end-to-end” solution for diabetes management.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"Scaleable, integrated diabetes management offerings" #ehealth #novonordisk #partnership

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I Asked Amazon’s Alexa To Diagnose Me And This Is What Happened

I Asked Amazon’s Alexa To Diagnose Me And This Is What Happened | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
What happened when a hypochondriac asked Amazon's Alexa Echo device to diagnose her symptoms? Read on.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Hilarious article on Alexa Healthtap's Dr. A.I. app! OK, it is not 100% functional but wait a bit... (Moore's law kicking in)

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Google AI tool accurately identifies lung cancer type, genetic changes in lung tumors using images: study

Google AI tool accurately identifies lung cancer type, genetic changes in lung tumors using images: study | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Study findings published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine showed that a Google open-source deep learning algorithm trained on histopathology images was able to differentiate between two lung cancer subtypes with 97-percent accuracy.

Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"study provides strong evidence that an AI approach will be able to instantly determine cancer subtype and mutational profile to get patients started on targeted therapies sooner."

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Pear raises $50M to market digital substance abuse therapy

Pear raises $50M to market digital substance abuse therapy | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Pear Therapeutics has pulled in a $50 million investment. The series B round sets Pear up to market its recently approved substance-use disorder app while working to bring follow-up digital therapies to market.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

“This latest financing recognizes the strides we’ve made in proving the clinical utility and commercial viability of prescription digital therapeutics,” Pear CEO Corey McCann, M.D., Ph.D., said in a statement.

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Otsuka, Proteus win FDA approval for digital medicine

Otsuka, Proteus win FDA approval for digital medicine | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Otsuka and Proteus Digital Health have won FDA approval for their digital medicine. The approval clears Otsuka to start selling a sensor-enabled version of its schizophrenia drug Abilify designed to improve compliance.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"Combining the technology and medicine into a single product frees the patient from the need to remember to take a second pill and makes it more likely that a signal corresponds to the consumption of the drug."

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Propeller launches API that predicts local asthma conditions

Propeller launches API that predicts local asthma conditions | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
“Smart inhaler” player Propeller Health is rolling out an application programming interface (API) that provides information on local asthma conditions.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

An interesting Open Innovation approach by Propeller Health: "We look forward to seeing how others build on this to change the experience of respiratory disease" said Propeller CTO Greg Tracy.

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FDA approves mobile app to help treat substance abuse

FDA approves mobile app to help treat substance abuse | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
In a first, the FDA has approved a mobile app for use in the treatment of substance-use disorders. The Pear Therapeutics app delivers cognitive behavioral therapy to help patients abstain from substance abuse and stay in outpatient support programs.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Clinically proven therapeutic app: "Pear has put the app through about five clinical trials that tested it on upward of 1,500 patients."

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AliveCor, Mayo partner again, this time on sudden cardiac death

AliveCor, Mayo partner again, this time on sudden cardiac death | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Mayo Clinic and smartphone electrocardiogram maker AliveCor have inked a new partnership focused on the preventive screening of a genetic disorder that can cause sudden cardiac arrest.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Patient-centric solution: "A Kardia-based screening tool could be a low-cost, portable solution. Rather than requiring a student to visit a doctor’s office and undergo a 12-lead ECG, multiple students could be screened quickly by a coach using a hand-held device."

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The Global Cardiovascular Information System Market Is Expected To Reach USD 917.2 Million By 2020 | Upcoming opportunities in the industry | Download PDF Brochure Here :https://tinyurl.com/yc96x43t
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Fitbit developing device to help detect sleep apnea

Fitbit developing device to help detect sleep apnea | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Fitbit said it is developing wearable technology to help diagnose and monitor sleep apnoea by tracking heart rate and fluctuations in oxygen levels. Conor Heneghan, lead sleep research scientist at Fitbit, indicated that the company is aiming to bring its product to market within a year, if it can demonstrate that the device delivers accurate results.

Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Natural evolution: "Fitbit [...] is aiming to transform itself from a maker of fitness tracking bracelets to a provider of a "must-have" healthcare kit."

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Wearable sensor helps people keep tabs on drinking

Wearable sensor helps people keep tabs on drinking | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Electrical engineers are creating a wearable sensor to help people manage their alcohol intake.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

Lots of potential (excessive drinking cost the American economy $249 billion in 2010. Alcohol abuse is also known to kill about 88,000 people in the United States every year). As long as it does not share data with my mother...

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Otsuka, Proteus refile for FDA approval of digital medicine | FierceBiotech

Otsuka, Proteus refile for FDA approval of digital medicine | FierceBiotech | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Otsuka and Proteus Digital Health have refiled for FDA approval of their digital medicine. The filing is intended to address the human factor testing shortcomings that prompted the FDA to reject the original application.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

What Digital Health is about for patients: "deliver better health outcomes" and for manufacturers: "differentiate [...] in the face of generic competition"!

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Humana CMO explains why the insurer sees itself as a data analytics company 'more than anything else'

Humana CMO explains why the insurer sees itself as a data analytics company 'more than anything else' | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
In an increasingly value-driven payment world, Humana Chief Medical Officer Roy Beveridge views the insurer as a data analytics company as much as a healthcare payer. In a conversation with FierceHealthcare, Beveridge explained that shift and why getting data and analytics in front of providers has brought the two industries closer together.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

And CMO added about IT system: "The question is how do you use it. It’s not a pure IT game; it’s how you use it and with whom you use it."

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Google is super secretive about its anti-aging research. No one knows why.

Google is super secretive about its anti-aging research. No one knows why. | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Researchers are puzzled by Calico’s stealthiness and say it’s not good for science.
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Moonshot!

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Verily launches the Baseline study to collect health data from around 10 000 participants | FirstWord MedTech

Verily launches the Baseline study to collect health data from around 10 000 participants | FirstWord MedTech | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Verily launches the Baseline study to collect health data from around 10 000 participants | FirstWord MedTech

"Designed to develop a well-defined reference, or 'baseline,' of health as well as a rich data platform that may be used to better understand the transition from health to disease and identify additional risk factors for disease." Also to "test and develop new tools and technologies to access, organise and activate health information."

 

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