Health IT

Mayo Clinic has teamed up with Fortune 500 company Leidos in a strategic collaboration to develop and market tools, technologies and therapeutics to engage patients and families in their care.

Slack, a messaging app for business, could be on the brink of venturing into the healthcare space. The company recently filed confidential IPO papers with the SEC earlier this month and updated its security page to note HIPAA compliance, according to CNBC.

The use of electronic health records (EHRs) does not guarantee a higher quality of care, just a higher quality of reporting, according to a meta-analysis of articles published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.

Emergency authorities found a bloody and unconscious 67-year-old Norwegian man on his bathroom floor in the nick of time. His savior was Apple Watch’s fall detection feature, which is available for users who are 65 and older.

Verily, the life sciences business of Google parent company Alphabet, has a new prototype for shoes enabled with sensors that can help track weight, falls and movement, according to CNBC.

Readily available procedure pricing may be the key to reducing healthcare costs in the country, according to new research from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (UM).

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) has ended its data collaboration relationship agreement with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer. The relationship provided HCCI with de-identified insurance claims for data analysis of U.S. healthcare spending, utilization and market performance.

Theranos, the $9 billion biotechnology startup that officially dissolved last year after allegations of fraud, is a warning for investors in life sciences. Namely, a lack of transparency within portfolio companies creates the possibility of another multibillion dollar implosion, according to researchers from the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford.

Aetna, in collaboration with Apple, launched a new health app to provide users with personalized health goals. Dubbed Attain, the app will be used in partnership with the Apple Watch to track daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions and improve nutrition and sleep habits.

Consumers are used to getting anything they want at the touch of a button, with Amazon being a leader in the field of online delivery and retail. Now, hospitals and healthcare organizations are also seeing more on-demand options, after one company started offering smart hospital rooms for sale on Amazon.

CMS has launched a new app for consumers that provides direct access to some of the most-used content on the agency’s website. The app, dubbed “What’s Covered,” allows people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others to see if a certain service or medical item is covered by Medicare.

A Seattle-based startup, 98point6, is looking to become the Amazon of primary care, according to a profile by CNBC.