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Teladoc has unleashed the first-ever virtual care patient safety organization

US virtual care company Teladoc established the healthcare industry's first patient safety organization (PSO) that deals solely with virtual care.

E-cig company Juul is diving further into health with an app geared toward turning smokers into Juulers

Eager to show that its e-cigarettes can help adult smokers, Juul is pushing into healthcare. It's planning an app aimed at smokers switching to vaping
Juul wants to show that its e-cigarettes could help smokers quit.

E-cig company Juul is considering creating a digital health tool for smokers who want to quit

In addition to its e-cigs, Juul could offer smokers an app or similar tool that they could use for support while they try to cut back on smoking.

A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe

A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.

A Harvard hospital explains why its best startup yet is one that sends you texts about your poop

Big hospital systems like Brigham Health are working with startups to figure out how to create a better experience for patients and in turn, get better health outcomes.

Nearly 50% of teens in the US say they’re now online ‘almost constantly,’ according to new research

A new study from Pew Research Center on teen internet and social media use found that nearly half of teens report being online on a near-constant basis. Another 44% say they go online multiple times every day.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: How GDPR will impact the US health system — Digital health deals hit $1.6 B in Q1 — Ascension sells hospital, piv...

For US healthcare systems, the GDPR significantly changes the way physicians and digital health companies will approach patients and patient data.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: New Amazon hire could indicate a move into EHR — Home-DNA test takes aim at heart conditions — How VR can give sp...

Amazon hired a former FDA digital health officer to work in its secretive 1492 lab, likely to explore ways to make it easier to access and share EHRs

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Consumer digital health adoption goes mainstream — New York hospital suffers biggest data breach since 2016 — 23a...

Consumers are actively taking to digital health services and are already excited about the possibilities of future consumer health tech

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Google targets hospital interoperability — Lyft, Allscripts partner for medical transport — Samsung Health gets d...

Google wants to make it easier for providers to access and use electronic patient data, which could power predictive medicine and improve healthcare efficiency