Connected Care

Patients tend to like video telehealth visits with their doctors, according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente, who wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine about recent survey results. 

Surgeons will be using an Apple Watch app to help monitor the basic health data of patients who’ve undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, according to a report by Reuters.

Telehealth monitoring of patients receiving tuberculosis treatments is more effective and cheaper than in-person monitoring, according to a study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Early results from a study revealed the Dot (Dynamic Optimal Timing) mobile application is an effective tool for helping women plan or prevent pregnancies.

Apple will donate 1,000 of its watches to help the University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers monitor how well the device tracks eating disorders, according to a report by CNBC.

The FDA granted market clearance to Belgian company Qompium for its FibriCheck phone app, which is expected to launch in the United States market in 2019.

A majority of healthcare providers use clinical decision support (CDS) systems to help them make care decisions for patients, according to a report by Reaction Data.

Patients with mental health conditions had positive perceptions about electronic medical records (EMRs) and physician clinical notes after being given full access to their records, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

In a viewpoint article recently published in JAMA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School physicians David W. Bates, MD, Adam Landman, MD, and David M. Levine, MD, argue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should develop regulatory policies that ensure the safety and effectiveness of mobile apps.

Penn Medicine recently launched its initiative to “transform” EHRs by making them smarter, streamlined and more interactive—with the ultimate goal of easing the work of clinicians, expediting care and creating the best patient outcomes.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie and Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis have pledged to align their efforts as the agencies roll out a new electronic health record (EHR) system.

A new version of Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa may be able to detect when its user is sick, according to a report by the Daily Telegraph.