Sunday, January 24, 2021

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...

Peer-reviewed study reveals significant disparities in coverage and accuracy among symptom assessment apps

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New study compares world’s most popular symptom assessment apps on condition coverage, accuracy and safety The peer-reviewed study, published in BMJ Open, was conducted by a team of doctors and scientists led by Ada Health alongside independent digital health experts Eight symptom assessment apps were tested: Ada, Babylon, Buoy, K Health, Mediktor,...

What healthcare orgs should be doing in response to the SolarWinds breach

The recent SolarWinds breach presents a range of critical security issues for government agencies, healthcare organizations, government agencies and major companies in other industry verticals. SolarWinds produces a variety of popular IT infrastructure monitoring solutions and the breach it suffered resulted in compromised files being introduced into updates of these monitoring solutions. These monitoring solutions...

FDA gives nod to Moderna vaccine for Covid-19

A second vaccine for Covid-19 has won the blessing of U.S. regulators.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved for emergency use a vaccine developed by Moderna, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.The green light comes a week after similar approval was given to a vaccine from New York-based Pfizer and...

The Coach Running Shoe Awards

Coach Running Shoe Awards Best All-Rounder Saucony Endorphin Speed
Amid all the gloom of 2020, one of the silver linings has been the number of people enjoying either running for the first time or running more. Running is often praised for its simplicity – all you need is a pair of trainers after all, but there are now so many shoes...

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

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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...

Technology brings care to home for chronically ill patients

At Geisinger in Pennsylvania, a pilot program to bring care to the homes of older patients with complex healthcare needs has shown a 35% reduction in visits to the emergency department visits, a 40% drop in hospital admissions and an average annual savings of nearly $8,000 per patient. The future will see chronic...

FDA ok’s over-the-counter home test for Covid-19

Ellume’s at-home antigen test does not require a prescription. Users receive their results in a smartphone app. Photo credit: Ellume   The Food and Drug Administration gave an emergency use authorization for the first at-home diagnostic test for Covid-19 that doesn’t require a prescription. Ellume, an Australian diagnostics startup, developed the rapid antigen test, which...

Covid-19 is bringing digital therapeutics to the forefront of medicine

In medicine, we’re getting real-time experience with what many believed was an inevitable but potentially distant future – fully digital treatments. In what may have sounded like a futuristic scenario mere months ago, doctors today can prescribe a video game treatment for their patients. Children with ADHD are now “playing” their medicine thanks to...

With telehealth, one size won’t fit all

The pandemic has given us, among other things, a new buzzword: the "next normal."  As health systems adjusted to dramatic increases in virtual visits, they experienced a steep learning curve in a very short time. Some of this shift to virtual care will be permanent. A significant percentage of ambulatory care will never...
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