News & Updates
Misfit Wearables, makers of the wearable tracker Shine, is collaborating with a Finnish sleep analysis company Beddit. The move pairs Beddit’s thin, unobstrusive sleep monitor, which fits under a mattress, with Misfit’s tracking app for iOS and Android networks.
MediSafe released its medication adherence app for Google’s Android Wear smartwatch technology.
CMS designated non-profit Health Care Cost Institute as the first national Qualified Entity, meaning it can merge Medicare claims data with commercial payer data to provide price and quality transparency.
A hospital in Spain is using the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset in the OR for nervous surgical patients. The device provides calming scenic movies with music that minimize the patient’s perception of the OR’s noises and bright lights.
eLoyalty, a customer management technology company, received PCI and HIPAA compliance for its cloud platform. eLoyalty can now provide the health care industry with a multi-channel solution that meets all requirements outlined by HIPAA’s security standards.
Caremerge, a care coordination platform for the senior care industry, partnered with CPS, a consultative group purchasing organization specializing in senior living products and services. This partnership will empower CPS’ clients to improve the communication and care collaboration channels serving their staff, outside providers, residents and their caregivers.
Navigating Cancer, an oncology-specific patient portal, achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification for its Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1. Navigating Cancer’s solution is now capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
According to a new study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine, young adults with a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50% after receiving mobile phone text messages following a visit to the emergency department.
HealthPocket, a free website that compares and ranks health insurance plans, found that expenses for deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs are changing inconsistently among the four categories of Obamacare plans, and the actuarial values requirements have not simplified the health plan shopping process as originally intended.