Bonus Features, HLTH Edition – November 17, 2022 – News from Amazon, Fitbit, Google, and Verizon, plus innovation awards from UCSF and Fierce Healthcare
Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job.
This edition is our second special dispatch from HLTH 2022. There have been a lot of new research reports, new products, and news partnerships announced at the event. We wanted to try and cover as many announcements for the Healthcare IT Today community as we could. And in case you missed it, here’s the November 15 HLTH edition of Bonus Features
- Babylon and Fitbit are partnering to offer wearable devices and services to members eligible for proactive care management programs.
- CertifyOS and Mocingbird integrated their platforms to streamline data sharing for clinician licensure and continuing medical education.
- Highmark Health, Google Cloud, and League built a digital front door for Highmark’s member portal and mobile app.
- Verizon and Babylon subsidiary Higi announced plans to increase access to home monitoring and virtual care over Verizon 4G and 5G networks, with a specific focus on rural and senior populations.
- Low-code development platform Awell is integrated with Healthie, a platform for virtual-first care delivery.
- Amazon introduced the Amazon Clinic, a virtual care clinic that will treat more than 20 common chronic conditions and operate in 32 states. Clinics will be cash pay and don’t yet accept insurance, according to Fierce Healthcare.
- BioIntelliSense announced its BioButton medical grade wearable device will be used in space during the upcoming five-day Polaris Dawn mission, due to launch after March 2023.
- Centivo announced that its Virtual Primary Care practice received Patient-Centered Medical Home designation from NCQA.
- Google released the Health Connect Android app in beta to the Play Store.
- Hello Heart announced Dot-to-Dot, a feature that combines clinical research and AI to help people connect lifestyle choices to heart health.
- Included Health released All-Included Care, a care navigation and guidance tool for in-person and virtual care.
- OnSky Health launched DreamBe, a contact-free baby health and safety monitoring pad for bassinets and cribs.
- Primary care provider Parsley Health expanded to the enterprise market.
- Sesame released Sesame @ Work, an employer version of its direct-to-consumer health care marketplace that focuses on high-deductible health plans.
- UCSF announced its fourth annual Health Hub Digital Health Awards. The organization announced one winner and four rising stars in 11 categories. The UCSF Health Hub also inducted two well-known founders into its hall of fame: Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle of One Medical (formerly Iora Health) and Kate Ryder of Maven.
- Fierce Healthcare announced its annual Innovation Award Winners. Five companies were recognized: Capital Rx, Codoxo, Propellor Health, TruTag Technologies, and Wildflower Health.
- Censinet and KLAS Research recognized four new recipients of the Cybersecurity Transparent designation: Findhelp, Carium, Ciox Health, and DrFirst.
- BrainCheck announced a $1.5M grant from the Small Business Innovation Research program to study the effectiveness of the digital workflow tool BrainCheck CARE in treating diverse patient populations.
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