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I Want a New Drug, Part 2 –Digital Therapeutics on the Rise

Digital Health

In the last month I have spoken at an event about digital therapeutics and been invited to speak at 5 more unrelated events on the same topic (note: I am not doing them all).

Prescription Drugs: From Costs and Bad Reputation to Civica Rx and Amazon to the Rescue

Health Populi

The prices of medicines prescribed in outpatient settings rose, on average. 10.3% in 2018. Wages increased about 2.6%, and consumer prices, 1.3%, based on the 2019 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey. Segal forecasts that medical cost trends will moderate for 2019, lower than 2018 rates.

Consumers Changing the Channel on Where They Shop for Health

Health Populi

Consumers who have long purchased over-the-counter medicines, anti-dandruff shampoo, whitening toothpaste, and cosmetics-with-benefits at food, drug and mass merchant retailers are switching to other places to shop for health, new data from AT Kearney and GMDC have found.

HHS OIG on Cybersecurity and the FDA

Medical Connectivity

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a 25 page report on the FDA's regulatory function in the medical device cybersecurity is domain.

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Beware the limits of telemedicine

KevinMD

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion. Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop.

Fitbit announces Fitbit Care service, new Fitbit Plus app

Mobi Health News

Born directly from its acquisition of Twine Health earlier this year, Fitbit Care is a connected health platform for health plans, employers, and health systems

5 Reasons We’re Unprepared for Apple Watch ECG

33 Charts

Today Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4 watch. Later this year they will add functionality that allows users to record an ECG. This would make Apple Watch one of the first FDA-cleared over-the-counter devices with an electrocardiogram. Here are 5 reasons we’re not ready for this. No bandwidth.

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The Promise of Next Generation of Digital Health

Perficient

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the ecosystem that supports them.

Managing the HIPAA Risks of Outsourcing to External Business Associates

HitPoint Blog

Today, most hospitals count on external outsourcing services for a myriad of essential functions like revenue cycle management, health information management, IT support, data storage and security, housekeeping, and many other clinical and non-clinical functions. Many (most?) of these partners are business associates under HIPAA — and therein lies major potential security risks for your organization.

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inui Health, formerly Scanadu, announces FDA-cleared home urine testing platform

Mobi Health News

The smartphone-connected system can perform five different tests that could help diagnose UTIs, diabetes, and kidney disease

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Slow Medicine – Should Healthcare be Inconvenient?

33 Charts

Should healthcare be inconvenient by design? And should slow medicine be the default option in some circumstances? Slow medicine is a movement calling for change in medical practice which is inspired by the slow food movement.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing

Perficient

In the realm of healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing continue to gain momentum, and they have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. In fact, Forrester predicts that 70% of enterprises are anticipated to implement AI in 2018.

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Healthcare: To Cloud or Not to Cloud

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Robert Barras, vice president of health solutions, CTG Inc. There’s nothing like a good bandwagon to get everyone excited.

As digital health funding pours in, startups should be smart about who they let in

Mobi Health News

How to pick the right backers, according to investors from Sanofi Ventures, Canaan Partners, and GE

Data Confrontation – Who is Responsible for a Patient’s Data?

33 Charts

This week marks the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 with the capability of EKG. From their wrist, users can record a rhythm that they can send to their doctor. Through most of history, data like EKGs were collected by hospitals and health professionals. This changes things.

Consumers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know About Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

The saving rate in the U.S. ranks among the lowest in the world, in a country that rates among the richest nations. So imagine how well Americans save for healthcare?

White House seeks telemedicine expansion advice

Morning eHealth

HHS report on interagency data sharing — Hurricane helpers

Telehealth: The Tipping Point of Virtual Care Platform Adoption

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Lee Horner, CEO, Synzi. While telehealth has been around for years, virtual care technology is emerging as a powerful tool that goes beyond the traditional telehealth model.

AliveCor previews next product: A 6-lead smartphone ECG

Mobi Health News

The not-yet-FDA-cleared device uses three electrodes to create a more detailed reading than existing consumer devices

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How Technology Improves Access to Behavioral Healthcare

Healthcare Guys

A growing number of Americans require better access to behavioral health treatment options. Digital solutions can help.

The HealthTech sector is currently one of the most dynamic in Technology M&A : Hampleton Partners

Lloyd Price

The healthtech sector is currently one of the most dynamic in technology M&A. The market is responding to the perfect storm of financial, regulatory, technological and social change that is delivering significant challenges to health systems worldwide.

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Big wins for EHRs, PDMPs and telemedicine in Senate opioid package

Morning eHealth

Labor-HHS-Education, Defense package vote could happen as early as today — Post-Apple announcement, AliveCor goes on the offensive

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Sep 23, 2018 — No. 104

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Sep 23, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Sep 23, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Subscribe for free here. JOIN THE 65,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN!

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Healthcare's technology isn't behind the times, but its consumer focus is, says Northwell CEO

Mobi Health News

Northwell CEO Michael Dowling says the new drive in healthcare will be consumer-focused technolgoies.

The Apple Watch and Fall Detection – What’s it Mean?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

When Apple speaks, a puzzled market listens. When Apple announces, industries listen. Last week they announced two features of a new watch, ECG monitoring and fall detection. In July, Tim Cook apparently did not want to get into the world of FDA regulation. Well, that was then – or he just wasn’t saying.

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IoT and Blockchain: Unique Opportunities for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Leading healthcare organisations are leveraging the game-changing power of the Internet of Things and blockchain to improve patient outcomes and optimise internal operations.

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Murray at center of opioid privacy fight

Morning eHealth

White House cyber strategy sparse on health — John Hancock says wearables aren’t a requirement

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Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Survey Shows Acceptance of Virtual Care

American Well Blog

One of the questions many health systems ask when considering telehealth is whether the patient will use the service.

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf: Silver Tsunami is driving global health innovation

Mobi Health News

The global aging population may be straining resources, but could also be what pushes digital health innovations

Weekender 9/21/18

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. Pathologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center complain that its executives and board members received equity in pathology decision support company Paige.AI after MSKCC gave the company exclusive access to its archive of patient tissue slides.

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Why granting NHS patients access to their medical records online is a legal right

Lloyd Price

Companies like Medicalchain and Patients Know Best are offering people smartphone access to their health data. Smartphones leave you a fingertip away from your bank balance. But having on-the-go access to your medical records is still a work in progress.

Part 2 overhaul: In or out of final opioids package

Morning eHealth

HHS convenes innovation forum — Business and tech update

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Sept. 2018]

Perficient

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Saf ety. Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC). Thesaurus Management System (TMS). Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, we post a fresh version monthly to eliminate confusion.

Interoperability challenges slow down machine learning in healthcare

Mobi Health News

Current efforts to create interoperability mostly focus on clinical, not research, use cases

My reportout on ONC Interop Forum panel discussion

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I have not written a blog article on the output of the Panel discussion I lead at the ONC Interop Forum. The discussion I wrote up before the event is a good place to start.

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Apple Watch Series 4 : New Health Product Features

Lloyd Price

Apple has launched the Apple Watch Series 4 at its annual showcase event in Cupertino, Silicon Valley. The latest iteration of its wearable device focuses on health-tracking and wellbeing, with particular relevance for senior and boomer demographics.

ONC info blocking rule marks milestone

Morning eHealth

E&M proposal draws docs’ ire — Cavalry coming for VA

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