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Apple Reportedly Acquires Digital Health Startup

Apple Rushed to the HospitalPublished reports Tuesday indicate that Apple has acquired a personal health data-monitoring startup.

The company in question, we’re told, is Glimpse.

“Silicon Valley-based Glimpse has built a personal health data platform that enables any American to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data,” Fast Company reports.

The company was started in 2013 by Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan. Sethi is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past decade working with health startups, after taking his company Sequoia Software public in 2000. He got his start as a systems engineer at Apple in the late 1980s.

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Samsung and Nestlé Announce Collaboration on Digital Health and Nutrition

Samsung and Nestlé Announce Collaboration on Digital Health and NutritionSamsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have announced what they call a collaborative effort to harness the power of IoT technology and nutrition science to provide new insights into healthy living.

According to a joint media announcement, this collaboration “aims to combine IoT, scientifically validated bio sensors, advanced multi-modal technology, and comprehensive nutritional approach to provide people with entirely new awareness into health and wellness.”

In addition, the collaboration aims to empower individuals to better manage their own health and wellbeing by providing relevant and contextual recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness, to help individuals live healthier and better lives.
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Australian Founded Digital Health Platform Launches in the U.S.

AustralianFlagOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that iPug — a mobile friendly platform that transforms the way that research is conducted and how public health campaigns are delivered — is expanding beyond its native terrain.

Founded in Australia, the platform is now headed for the United States.

After successfully launching in Australia and most notably developing the injury prevention app Cool Runnings for the Center for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research in Brisbane, iPug sees tremendous opportunity in the US to reduce public agency costs, effectively scale and deliver measurable results for public health campaigns.

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TCS, GE Team on Digital Health Transformation

TCS, GE Team on Digital Health TransformationTata Consultancy Services — a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization — counts itself as the newest strategic partner of GE Healthcare and GE Digital.

The company says it will develop innovative digital solutions on the GE Health Cloud to deliver benefits to its customers across the healthcare industry.

TCS will leverage its comprehensive healthcare IT, business and technology expertise to provide industrywide transformation to value-based healthcare. Additionally, TCS will bring its consulting experience to work alongside GE Healthcare to ensure quality control and regulatory compliance on the GE Health Cloud and its solutions.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform Innovator

Frost Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform InnovatorBased on its recent analysis of the healthcare data interoperability market, Frost & Sullivan has just recognized Validic with the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership.

Validic’s Digital Health Platform, if you’re not familiar, is a cloud-based data interoperability platform that facilitates the “fluid and secure transfer of health information” from a multitude of digital sources to key healthcare stakeholders, including providers, payers, health IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs).

This ability to enable a seamless connection to health insights from diverse data sources including in-home clinical devices, consumer health applications, biometric sensors and fitness wearables makes Validic the most comprehensive and advanced connected health solution presently available in the market.

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New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital Health

New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital HealthAlthough digital health represents important innovations in care delivery, Partners Connected Health authors suggest that the potential risks need to be better understood.

That’s the opinion shared in new piece published in a recent issue of JAMA (April 26, 2016, Volume 315, Number 16) by Drs. Agboola, Bates and Kvedar. In the op-ed, both respected healthcare professionals outlined the benefits and recommended applications of digital health technologies for policy makers, health care administrators and clinical leaders to reduce patient safety risks.

Digital health refers, in this article, to the use of advanced electronic communication and monitoring technologies to exchange health information, by clinicians, health care organizations and patients.
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Report: Mobile, Digital ‘House Calls’ Save Time And Money

Report Mobile, Digital 'House Calls' Save Time And MoneyWith our jam-packed schedules, there is simply no time to get sick. When a scratchy throat or other non-emergency health concern arises, it is almost impossible to get in to see your primary health care provider in a reasonable timeframe, particularly with the non-stop demands of work and family. On top of that, many health concerns arise after hours or on the weekends when finding access to healthcare is more of a challenge.

It is for this reason that electronic house calls have becoming the new norm.

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