Research & Technology

Spectrum Health Study Finds Delay in Initial Dementia Diagnosis

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2018 – A study conducted by a multidisciplinary Spectrum Health neurology team has found that dementia patients are not undergoing evaluation at the onset of the dementia process, a delay that prevents early, beneficial treatment. The study also suggests that home-based, patient-centered care may improve early screening and detection of dementia. […]

Spectrum Health Introduces MedNow App

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 14, 2017 – MedNow, Spectrum Health’s telemedicine service, has launched its MedNow app for consumers, making Spectrum Health the first health system in the country to build a standalone consumer-facing telemedicine app for users inside and outside of the Spectrum Health System. Since MedNow began in 2014, nearly 20,000 people have […]

Spectrum Health receives National Institutes of Health funding for research into personalized health care

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that Spectrum Health, as part of a consortium of integrated health care systems, will receive funding to help the NIH implement a landmark research effort aimed at advancing personalized health care. The NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program is a longitudinal research […]

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