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Vendors

HealthSplash creates 'highway' for data

September 25, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - HealthSplash is conducting pilots with TennCare, the Medicaid program for Tennessee, and others to deliver data from wearable devices, like blood glucose and blood pressure levels, directly into patient medical records. The company is also working with BioTel to deliver data from heart monitoring devices into medical records. “What is one of the biggest sources of tension with EHRs for providers,” said Abby Rieb, chief marketing officer for HealthSplash. “My...

data, HealthSplash, medical records, wearables


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Providers

Wearables have limits, say HME providers

February 8, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Wearable devices like the Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines with their moves into health care, but HME providers are skeptical of all the hype.In January, Apple was reportedly in talks with at least three private Medicare Advantage plans about subsidizing the cost of the $399 Apple Watch, which now includes fall detection and an electrocardiogram function, for their members.“I don't think it's a bad thing that more patients have access to these products and more patients...

Apple Watch, Home Medical Equipment, wearables


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Business Development

'Smart' technology boosts management

October 30, 2018John Andrews

Because diabetes patients are so involved in the management of their disease, technology is key to helping them stay healthy. And because technology continues to advance in the diabetes market, that means there are plenty of opportunities for HME providers to support these patients, specialists in the field say.For instance, advanced blood glucose monitoring technology includes enhanced connectivity of devices and data analysis capabilities, which has led to the development of smarter diabetes management...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, diabetes, diabetes technology, glucose monitoring, Pedors, wearables


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Wearables can help predict hypertension, sleep apnea

November 14, 2017HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - Off-the-shelf wearables and a multi-task deep learning algorithm are “surprisingly good” predictors of hypertension and sleep apnea, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have found. “Whether such (devices) can provide durable and portable predictions for these conditions in other study samples is worth pursuing,” they wrote. Wearables and deep learning algorithms use PPG sensors and accelerometers to determine heart rate variability...

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Consumers want to monitor their health, survey finds

February 3, 2016HME News Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - More than eight out of 10 consumers believe that tracking their own health data with a clinically accurate monitoring device will help improve their overall health, according to a national survey of 1,000 respondents commissioned by The Society for Participatory Medicine and healthcare technology company Biotricity. Fifty-seven percent of consumers say they would wear monitoring devices for personal use and they would share the data those devices collect with healthcare professionals,...

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