Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.
Voluntis, AstraZeneca Testing Companion Mobile App for Studies
Voluntis and AstraZeneca have announced plans to test a digital support service for women undergoing treatment for recurrent platinum-sensitive high-grade ovarian cancer in clinical trials of cediranib plus olaparib.
Technology Brings Santa to Shriners Hospitals for Children
Dimension Data, a global ICT services and solutions provider, has teamed up with Shriners Hospitals for Children for the holidays.
UCLA–USC Working on Technology to Predict Asthma Attacks in Children
According to a recent announcement out of UCLA’s newsroom, a team of UCLA and USC researchers has secured $6 million in funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to “develop technology that will enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to identify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.”
Study: Two-Thirds of ER Staff Don’t Feel Ready for the Next Terrorist Attack
Alarmingly, two thirds of ER and critical care staff in the United States “don’t feel their hospitals are prepared to handle the victims of the next terrorist attack or other mass casualty event.”
Walgreens Introduces Latest Mobile Health Initiatives
Walgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, is touting the expansion of the Walgreens mobile app. The app, we’re told, now offers MDLive’s telehealth services to users in 20 additional states (now totaling 25).
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