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Dana-Farber, Fitbit team up on breast cancer study

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Fitbit are partnering on a two-year study to determine how weight loss plays into breast cancer recurrence.

Report: Healthcare will be a top market for smart clothing

Healthcare will be a top market focus for smart clothing and body sensor wearables capable of measuring biometrics and physiological data, according to a new report.

Joint Commission ends ban on clinician text use with caveats

Better messaging security technologies are prompting the Joint Commission to end its ban on clinician use of such tools. Healthcare providers and caretakers can now use text to send patient orders, but only if such tools meet the commission's requirements, the commission announces in the May edition of  Joint Commission Perspectives.

Quizzes on the go can boost medical knowledge retention

Medical companies and providers are using a mobile gamification tool to educate staff on new protocols and to boost retention of old protocols.

CHIME wants 'assurance' of med device interoperability

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives believes that, when it comes to medical device interoperability, not enough is being done to ensure such tools can connect with their electronic health record systems.

Nokia acquires Withings to advance digital health strategy

Connected health device platform maker Withings is being acquired by Nokia in a quest to spur Nokia's foray into digital health, which Nokia says in an announcement it views as a strategic interest. 

Researchers: More studies needed to assess impact of remote patient monitoring

More research is needed to gauge the impact noninvasive digital technologies have on care outcomes, especially in the long term, according to a new study in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Google Glass-powered startup receives funding from major health centers

Five health systems are putting their support behind a service that uses Google Glass to ease the workload on providers when it comes to electronic medical record documentation.

Google Glass, smartphone app make small device screens an easier read

A magnification app and Google Glass can provide visually impaired smartphone users with greater ease and capability in reading mobile device screen content.

Report: 66 million wearables to ship each year by 2021

The wearables market is moving into a more sedate phase as developers delve deeper into design and product creation to roll out products on a commercial scale, according to a new Tractica report.