Apple, Eli Lilly, Evidation Health joint study suggests device sensors can spot cognitive decline

These data provide a proof of concept that Apple products and other consumer devices can play a role in monitoring or identifying disease symptoms. Sensors from consumer-grade devices like iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Beddit sleep monitors capture enough data to spot mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease dementia, according to a new feasibility study conducted jointly

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Remote Patient Monitoring: Medicare Proposes Two Major Expansions

Last week, CMS proposed two significant changes to remote patient monitoring (RPM) services reimbursed under the Medicare program. The changes, part of the proposed 2020 Physician Fee Schedule, have been hotly anticipated by digital health providers hoping to see more clarity and flexibility for RPM services. The creation of new RPM codes at the beginning of 2019 (CPT

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MIT researchers automating artificial intelligence for medical decision-making

Model replaces the laborious process of annotating massive patient datasets by hand. MIT computer scientists are hoping to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve medical decision-making, by automating a key step that’s usually done by hand — and that’s becoming more laborious as certain datasets grow ever-larger. The field of predictive analytics holds

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3D bioprinting of collagen to rebuild components of the human heart

Collagen is the primary component of the extracellular matrix in the human body. It has proved challenging to fabricate collagen scaffolds capable of replicating the structure and function of tissues and organs.We present a method to 3D-bioprint collagen using freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels (FRESH) to engineer components of the human heart at various

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Western Australia’s state-first program to accelerate digital health

A consortium of partners across the Western Australia (WA) medical research sector, which includes The University of Western Australia (UWA), will develop and deliver the State’s first digital health-specific program. This program is designed to support education programs in digital health commercialisation. According to a recent press release, the program will launch in Western Australia

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How digital health tools can help transform healthcare

By J Doyle and S Reimer A coming wave of digital health tools has the potential to transform how and where healthcare is provided. Using information from a patient’s medical record—including lab results, provider notes and images, such as CT scans—along with genomic data, prior insurance claims and environmental information, machine learning algorithms can substantially

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The Digital Doctor: The Next Big Leap in Healthcare

Technology has become increasingly important to the healthcare industry. Video chat allows patients to see a doctor in the comfort of their home; apps and wearable technology have revolutionized how health can be monitored.   However, as technology’s role becomes clearer, so does the uncertainty around its regulations, efficacy, and access.   Tabassum Salam, MD, American College of Physician

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Regulating Digital Health: Novartis CEO Seeks Further Modernization

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan told attendees of PhRMA’s Innovation Day on Thursday that as biopharmaceutical companies embrace digital technologies to speed the discovery and development of new medicines, regulators will have to adapt more quickly. “FDA has been, more than any other regulator in the world, interested in working with these technologies,” Narasimhan said. But

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