Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• A new partnership between Fitbit and pharmaceutical giants Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer is taking aim at early afib (atrial fibrillation) detection. The core focus will be on developing digital tools and educational content to help encourage people to visit their doctor for a prompt diagnosis and reduce their risk of a stroke. Read More
• Type 1 diabetes patients may soon have the power to automatically control blood glucose levels with an artificial pancreas. The diabetes management system includes an insulin pump, glucose sensor and algorithm that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels, improving the day-to-day lives of patients. Read More
• With digital health tools such as wearables on the rise, hospitals are beginning to adopt another emerging trend, technology support desks. Think of Apple’s Genius Bar, but inside of a hospital. These tech bars are are equipped with specialists to teach patients how to use the various new pieces of technology used for monitoring or treatment for chronic disease care. Read More
• Will telehealth mean the end of patient-doctor relationships? Not according to a recent survey, which found that more than 60 percent of consumers believe they can foster a relationship with their primary care physician exclusively through virtual care visits. Read More
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