Connected Care

Nearly 90 percent of hospitals are able to electronically share patient records with outside sources, according to the latest analysis by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology.

Medtronic's personal therapy application that helps patients who suffer from chronic pain was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Thanks to the rising popularity of smart watches, heart monitors and wearables, the technology was recently ranked as the top fitness trend for 2019.

Facebook posts can be very telling, as one recent study revealed an algorithm could predict depression in patients based on their posts with a fair amount of accuracy. 

An FDA-cleared virtual physical therapy platform is cheaper and just as effective as traditional therapy treatment, according to a recent study.

The Sequoia Project is planning to host an interoperability forum dedicated to addressing the most pressing challenges regarding information sharing in healthcare.

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.