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December 10, 2021

ICYMI 3 Big News Stories from November

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Every Friday we recap the biggest news story of the week to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest trends, developments, moves and acquisitions in digital health. But in case you missed it (ICYMI) this round-up will catch you up on the top stories from the past month. 


#1 Story: A Big Move for Big Tech as Amazon Positions Alexa for a Clinical Setting


The story: Amazon is collaborating with Vocera on a version of Alexa that is planned for hospitals and aged care facilities. The HIPAA-compliant solution will provide a way for patients to communicate directly with caregivers. Alexa will also be able to answer common non-clinical questions reducing unnecessary care team interruptions. 


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#2 Story Snapshot: What Will Happen to Telehealth After the Pandemic


The story: The use of virtual care and telehealth accelerated during the pandemic. However, as people begin to resume pre-pandemic activities, questions of willingness to continue to use virtual care as well as discussions of safety, quality, and payment have arised. A recent study published on JAMA Network Open showed an openness to continued telehealth visits but a preference for in-person care. 


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#3 Story Snapshot: Pharma Giants Partner with DiMe on digital endpoints initiative


The story: Abbvie, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer and UCB team up with the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) to make nocturnal scratch a digital endpoint for atopic dermatitis (AD). AD, an inflammatory skin condition, is often very itchy, resulting in disturbed sleep from nighttime scratching. Digital sensors are starting to play a role in the tracking of these symptoms of AD. 


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