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Google, Johnson & Johnson take on surgical robots

Google and Johnson & Johnson device company Ethicon are teaming up to create robots to assist surgeons.

Phoenix Children's Hospital receives grant to make discharge tool digital

An Arizona hospital is moving a paper-based pediatric discharge system into the digital age with the help of a grant.

CompleteCare turns to texting to assist diabetic, hypertensive patients

A New Jersey healthcare provider is deploying a mobile coaching platform to enhance and improve high-needs Medicaid patient care and boost cervical cancer screening rates at its 20 medical centers.

Connected fitness trackers to double by 2019

Global revenue of connected fitness trackers will rise from last year's more than $2 billion to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to a new study, "Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers, " conducted by research firm Parks Associates.

'Bolted on' cybersecurity: Not enough for healthcare providers

All too often, cybersecurity is treated as a feature that can be added on to healthcare technology as a separate entity, when instead, it should be built into such tools, according to health IT analyst Shahid Shah.

How health technology is like auto insurance

Investing in healthcare technology innovation might do more to reduce health risks than providing more people with health insurance, according to a paper published at the  National Bureau of Economic Research.

Report: mHealth standards could propel use of tools, revenue

Robust growth is ahead for connected healthcare devices and fitness technology with annual revenue expected to hit near $2 billion by 2019, a spike that represents a six-fold jump of this year's $320 million.

RWJF grant to spur patient engagement at Partners

Partners HealthCare will soon develop tool to better enable patient engagement thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Tablets, apps foster better patient care, communications in ICU environments

Mobile apps and computing devices are boosting patient care outcomes in the intensive care unit environment as well as enhancing communication between patients and care providers, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

Patients, providers overwhelmingly believe mHealth tools boost quality of life

An overwhelming number of patients and providers see mobile healthcare as a promising tool helping in both prevention and treatment of healthcare-related issues, according to a recent study.