Duke Digital Health Science Digest – Issue 80

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The Digital Health Science Digest is a bimonthly newsletter compiled by Duke Digital Health. We bring you the most interesting research publications, policy news, and other fun digital health science stuff.  

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Issue 79



The American Medical Association announced the 3 winners of its Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. The chosen solutions are a patient-provider communication tool, a personal risk analysis app, and a surgical decision-making platform. 

Last month, Apple announced that it had opened the API for Health Records for integration with digital health companies. In fact, Apple has been working with Medisafe and their integration went “live” a few weeks ago. This integration allows patients to import their medication lists directly from the EHR. Cleveland Clinic has also started to offer its patients access through Apple’s Health Records. The API is open to developers now, though integrations won’t be open until iOS12 launches. 

How can automation in digital health improve engagement and lighten the burden on health care providers? Check out a few thoughts here


What factors determine the success and failure of eHealth interventions

Check out these seven lessons for interdisciplinary research (health + human computer interaction) on interactive digital health interventions.

Can a gamified smartphone application support engagement in care and medication adherence for HIV+ young men?

What effect did a text message intervention have on promoting behavior change and weight loss among primary care patients in Brazil who are overweight or have obesity?


In a recent ruling, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will reimburse providers who use continuous glucose monitors with their patients to track and manage their diabetes care.

Grab Bag

The NIH has unveiled a new app called HerbList, which offers information and resources on herbs and herbal supplements.  

Digital health startups have recently seen a boost in gender parity; women comprise nearly a quarter of the CEOs of digital health companies founded in 2016. 

Upcoming Events

Digital Health Innovation Jam
Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) is hosting its 4th annual Innovation Jam. Suggested themes for idea submissions include, but are not limited to:
1) Innovative devices
2) Novel use of analytics
3) Digital health/mHealth

Applications are due August 24th by 5pm. The Innovation Jam will be on Thursday, October 4th at 11am in Trent Semans Great Hall

For more information, contact Krista Whalen (Krista dot Whalen at Duke dot edu)


If you’d like to submit an event or article for us to publish in our digest, please send at least 3 weeks before the event to: erica.levine@duke.edu

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