A new commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden says interoperability roadblocks have been standing for far too long — and that the Trump administration's current plans to fix the problem are insufficient.
Smartwatch popularity continues to be on the rise, but traditional fitness trackers aren't going anywhere either, according to new market research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The entire worldwide wearables market is on track for 15.1 percent growth this year, for a total of 132.9 million units shipped.
Data from a team of Dutch researchers presented this weekend at the Endocrinology Society’s annual meeting in Chicago demonstrated how vital monitoring wearables could identify Type 1 diabetes patients’ hypoglycemic events by measuring heart rate.
Eden Health, a New York-based employee benefits and telehealth platform paired with primary care services, has announced $4 million in seed funding led by Greycroft Partners. In addition to the funding, the company also announced that it is looking to expand its services to more employer customers in the New York City and New Jersey markets.
When it comes to collecting health and wellness data and sharing with physicians, more than half of patients -- and nearly three quarters of doctors -- are comfortable with the prospect, according to a survey conducted this year by EY and announced at HIMSS. The group, formerly known as Ernst & Young, surveyed 2,455 consumers, 152 physicians, and 195 health executives.
Correction: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect funding amount received by OncoPower.
A new platform exclusively for cancer patients is now registering new users. Witty Healthy's newly launched platform, called OncoPower, uses blockchain technology to help patients keep track of their medical data across providers and offer users incentives.