Category: Quantified Self | IoT

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The Nature of Digital Health | Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health and COVID19 | Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.

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Ava Announces FDA Clearance for Ava Fertility Tracker

Digital healthcare company Ava has announced it has received FDA clearance for its Ava Fertility Tracker, making it the first and only FDA-cleared fertility tracking wearable. Ava’s fertility tracking sensor bracelet and accompanying app, Ava Fertility Tracker, is already the first and only wearable machine learning device to aid women in ovulation prediction and facilitation of conception.

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Drivers of Digital Health Technologies – Improving the Patient Experience

Confidence in digital health technologies’ and tools’ potential continues to progress as health systems continue to invest in a more digital health care experience – focusing on connecting with, communicating with, and monitoring patients outside the health system’s walls.
Successful adopters of PET have started with buy-in at the senior leadership level, redesigning the organizational strategy to become more consumer/patient-obsessed.

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Wellinks Announces Initiation of IRB Approved Study of Digital Health Solution for COPD

Wellinks has announced the initiation of an IRB approved research pilot study for patients previously diagnosed with COPD. The study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of collecting and tracking information essential to managing COPD patients, including adherence to medication regimen, lung health, and symptoms onset. Investigators will also assess engagement and satisfaction with the Wellinks solution.

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Talkspace Expands Affordable Mental Health Care Offering for 40 Million Americans

Digital behavioral health leader Talkspace has announced the launch a new campaign, in partnership with Michael Phelps, to highlight coverage for over 40 million Americans. The goal of this partnership campaign is to promote access to affordable mental health services on a HIPAA-compliant web and mobile platform. Currently, Talkspace is covered by the nation’s largest health insurers, including Cigna, Optum, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Humana. Talkspace also offers coverage plans directly through employers, educational institutions and other large member organizations. – Digital Health Times