News & Updates

Creator of personal weight management tools BodyMedia, partnered with Withings, creator of the wireless and portable scale. This partnership will enable online and mobile Activity Manager users Body Media to step on a Withings scale to instantly transfer scale readings into the individual’s profile.

Healthcare market research and advisory firm Manhattan Research released a new report describing patients’ use of the Internet to serve their health care needs. Researchers honed in on e-profiles of patients with adult ADHD, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, with the intent of using these audiences to demonstrate a working model that can be used for other patient studies.

Approximately 315,000 surgical patient records from Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare have been missing since mid-February. It is said that there were 10 backup discs with data files containing personal information including social security numbers, as well as medical information of each patient. The investigation is still ongoing.

Numera acquired mobile health and safety monitoring platform BlueLibris. The partnership will allow Numera’s existing series of telehealth products and solutions to expand by integrating BlueLibris’ compact mobile emergency response device.

Massive Health released a new study using crowd-sourced data from hundreds of thousands of people. The study forecasts repercussions from the average eating habits of today’s average person. Results displayed in an infographic can be found on their blog.

Intelligent InSights, provider of real-time location systems software, released an new app version of its software program. The app enables hospital staff to improve workflow efficiency and operational performance, allowing users to locate equipment and fellow staff in real-time as well as communicate alert and task statuses.

Medical IT provider Medicomp Systems named David Lareau as the company’s new CEO. Lareau has been COO since 1995.

Verizon is partnering with health technology company, NantWorks owned by Los Angeles-based billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Anticipated initiatives based on this change include “connected health IT” and an “integrated information infrastructure” aimed at treating cancer based on the National Lambda Rail network which Soon Shiong took over last year.

With their recent addition of an Adult Day Center, Minnesota Veterans Home implemented Intelligent InSightes’ real-time location system solution to improve communication, safety, and efficiency for patients and their families.

A recent study reveals the potential that gaming might have on teens who are battling with depression. Studies took place at 24 primary healthcare sites in New Zealand, where half of the adolescent participants were allocated to a video game called SPARX (a computerized cognitive behavior game that stands for: Smart, Positive, Active, Realistic, X-factor thoughts) and the other half assigned to usual treatments for depression. Also investigating alternative treatments to depression are Stanford researchers.