News & Updates
Kognito partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight (IHCW) to create an app that addresses childhood obesity, called Change Talk: Childhood Obesity. The app, which is free to health care professionals, uses role-playing exercises and motivational interviewing techniques to help providers discuss weight management with children and their families.
Zeel, an app that enables same-day, in-home massage appointments on-the-go, launched in Miami in beta mode. Zeel started in New York City a year ago, and is an “Uber for massages,” with over 300 therapists in their network, according to founder Samer Hamadeh.
PatientsLikeMe signed a five-year agreement with Genentech to explore the use of PatientsLikeMe’s global online patient network to develop innovative ways of researching patients’ real-world experience with disease and treatment.
The European Commission launched a consultation on mobile health technology, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (Physician and Other Supplier PUF) data set. It contains information on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care professionals in 2012 under the Medicare Part B fee-for-service (FFS) program.
Availity, a business solutions provider for health care, partnered with Precyse/HealthStream to offer its clients the ICD-10 education program for the physician office/ambulatory market. Precyse and HealthStream have joined forces to create this comprehensive ICD-10 education solution, delivered through HealthStream’s workforce development platform.
Kolibree, an electric toothbrush that connects to a smartphone to display a user’s dental hygiene data, launched a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $70K. The campaign ends on May 25, 2014.