News & Updates
Drchrono, an electronic medical record company, developed an app for Google Glass that it claims is the first “wearable health record.” Doctors who register for the Drchrono app for Glass can use it to record a consultation or surgery with the patient’s permission. Videos, photos and notes are stored in the patient’s electronic medical record or in Box, a cloud-based storage and collaboration service and can be shared with the patient on request.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will spend at least $60 million on navigators for the next health insurance enrollment period. CMS will require navigators to have a physical presence in their marketplaces to ensure more direct and personal communication.
Joslin Diabetes Center added a technology translation division, which will help the Center collaborate with industry partners to develop digital health tools for diabetes management. One priority is to develop clinical decision support tools for glucose and insulin management.
Google is planning to launch a new health service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from popular fitness trackers and health-related apps, according to multiple sources. It will launch the service at the Google I/O conference for developers, being held on June 25 and 26.
Elsevier, a scientific, technical and medical information products and services company, acquired Amirsys, a provider of health care information solutions and content for radiology, pathology, and anatomy. The acquisition will help Elsevier strengthen its comprehensive set of point-of-decision solutions, and improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.
Prime, a digital health record, reached 50,000 health records since launching earlier this year. Prime is a free mobile app that allows patients to aggregate their health care information from multiple sources into a single dashboard, accessible from anywhere anytime.
iHealth Lab launched iHealth Align, the world’s smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. This device plugs directly into a smartphone to display and store blood glucose readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app.
BioClinica, a provider of eClinical solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, acquired Blueprint Clinical, a company offering risk-based monitoring technology for clinical trials. The acquisition adds Compass, a cloud-based scoring tool to the BioClinica eClinical platform.