How Health Care Apps Can Improve Patient Health And Support Physicians

There are 6,210 hospitals in the United States. Thanks to regulatory and payment changes (such as alternative payment models), hospitals may now need to shift from focusing on volume to delivering value-based care. One way facilities are ensuring value remains a priority is through the use of health care apps and technology. In fact, in 2017, Harvard Business Review reported that around 800 digital health startups (paywall) were funded.


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Fitbits and other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings.

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FDA Issues Recall For Medtronic mHealth Devices Over Hacking Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration says two mHealth platforms used by those living with diabetes, the Medtronic MiniMed 508 and Paradigm Series insulin pumps, could be hacked and remotely controlled to deliver dangerous doses of insulin.

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