Last Month In Digital Health (April 2019)

Are Health Apps Just Data Sucking Parasites?

One study showed that 79% of health apps share our data with minimum transparency and another study of Mental Health Apps showed that only 14% have any evidence of clinical efficacy 🤔

Is Apple as accurate AF when it comes to monitoring your heart?

The huge study of 419,093 participants showed 0.5% received an irregular heartbeat notification. Some hailed the results as a great success while others questioned the accuracy,

Is Tech the Enemy or Savior of our Mental Health?

After the long running debate on how much screen time is too much a study implicated Social Media in Youth Depression. Yet technology is being used as a solution, video games are being touted as a way of alleviating depression and anxiety, with an increasing evidence base. 1.3% of one chatbot’s users expressed suicidal thoughts, showing that it is sometimes easier to speak to a non-human without stigma. Companies are working to provide empathy in virtual coaching and counseling. Artificial Intelligence is helping human therapists provide better treatment. Technology platforms are being increasingly used to support workplace metal health

Is the FDA being NICE to Pharma?

A PwC report highlighted 4 potential opportunities for Pharma and Medical Device companies, in the FDA’s evolving digital health guidance. NICE (UK) updated its evidence standards for implementing digital health technology in the NHS and gaining reimbursement

Is Healthcare in the Workplace Evolving?

In a growing trend Walmart cut out the health insurers. Funding activity shows an increase focus on workplace mental health

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