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Americans End 2018 Worried About Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

Nearly one-half of Americans are quite concerned they won’t have enough money to pay for medical care, according to the latest Gallup poll. Health insurance in-security is mainstream as of November 2018, when Gallup polled U.S. adults about views on healthcare costs.

Aspen RxHealth gets $9M to create a gig economy for pharmacists

Mobi Health News

Aspen RxHealth, a Tampa-based company using a gig economy model to connect patients with pharmacists, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Flare Capital Partners. An additional investor was an undisclosed strategic partner, a health plan in the United States. What they do

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Retail Health Ends 2018 With Big Plans for 2019

Health Populi

As the CVS + Aetna merger crosses its last regulatory hurdle at the close of 2018, we enter 2019 facing a fast-growing and -morphing retail health landscape.

The Culture of Customer Satisfaction

Mobile Health Matters

Recent trends in the business literature show a significant focus on the mechanics of the culture of organizations. Annual training reinforcing the quality and compliance requirements of organizations is a common end-of-year task.

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Seraxis Islet Technology Aims for Practical T1D Cure

Insulin Nation

Islet transplants offer the hope of a permanent cure for Type 1 Diabetes. After nearly six years in stealth mode, Seraxis has emerged as a front-runner in the race to clinical islet deployment.

How the media loves to talk about loneliness among older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Shall we take this WSJ article at face value? Rant on. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal – pops up a dramatic headline, The Loneliest Generation , describing how baby boomer Americans, more than ever, are aging alone.

AmWell, Doctor on Demand, Teladoc top list of most downloaded telehealth apps

Mobi Health News

The third-party analysis compared 10 telehealth providers' Google Play and App Store downloads over a four-and-a-half year period

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Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare – Part 2

Perficient

Last September I started a blog series on data integration for Healthcare. The problem, it is impressively difficult to integrate data from one or more EMR systems into a cohesive analytical database.

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Delving into SMART

HAY on FHIR

While FHIR is not a security standard ‘per se’, there are numerous references in the spec to security related matters – including a specific module in the specification. One of the recommendations made is about SMART – a defined way to use the OAuth2 Authorization framework in FHIR.

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Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. This sentiment has been relatively stable since 2000 except for two big outlying years: a spike of 69% in 2006, and a low-point in 2003 of 42%.

LunaDNA offers company shares in exchange for health data

Mobi Health News

The company claims it is the first to work with the SEC to figure out how consumers could exchange health data for equity.

Partners goes down (and then back up)

Morning eHealth

Associations call for patient access overhaul — The business

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Health IT Startup: MedTrainer

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. MedTrainer is the creator of an all-in-one compliance management suite that encompasses all the tools healthcare professionals need to manage processes, increase departmental collaboration and simplify compliance.

The new Insulin pill breakthrough

Insulin Nation

Oral delivery of insulin has been actively researched for decades. Injections are painful and inconvenient. People often delay starting insulin therapy because they don’t want injections. Oral therapy would increase patient compliance. Oramed and Rani Therapeutics are early leaders in the oral delivery of insulin. They take very different approaches with each having their own challenges compared to the food additive path envisioned by Dr. Samir Mitragotri of Harvard University ( bio ).

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While National Health Care Spending Growth Slowed in 2017, One Stakeholder’s Financial Burden Grew: The Consumer’s

Health Populi

National health care spending growth slowed in 2017 to the post-recession rate of 3.9%, down from 4.8% in 2016. Per person, spending on health care grew 3.2% to $10,739 in 2017, and the share of GDP spent on medical care held steady at 17.9%. Healthcare spending in America is a $3.5

Garmin, Actigraph partner on wearable-driven medical research

Mobi Health News

The companies will be applying ActiGraph's CentrePoint data analytics platform to Garmin's sensor-carrying wearables

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Rucker talks agenda before E&C

Morning eHealth

Data-release for machine learning from HHS, VA — Elsewhere in the administration

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Why talk to devices?  Because it is both possible and compelling

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Who can and will be talking to their technology? Quite a few people will, though it is hard to get a real number – which is ironic, since Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung, etc. all know how many they have shipped. And they also know how many devices are back-ordered.

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How Digital Access To Healthcare Is Becoming A Reality

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Karim Babay, CEO, HealthSapiens. One of the primary problems existing in healthcare is the many barriers to access and delivery of care and treatment.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 11, 2018 — No. 115

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 11, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Dec 11, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here. JOIN THE 65,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN!

T-Mobile provides 70K lines of wireless service to the VA to support telehealth efforts

Mobi Health News

The deal is part of a five-year $993.5 million contract between the DoD, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon

Privacy policy takes over

Morning eHealth

Your Apple a day — Electronic money transfers get attention

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Basal Insulin Management is not easy. These new tools could help

Insulin Nation

When people with Type 2 Diabetes start basal insulin treatment, the goal is to reach a lower fasting glucose target. Each person gets an initial insulin dose and the expectation is that this dosage will gradually increase until the fasting glucose target is reached.

Behavioral Healthcare Technology Drives New Way To Fix The Need For A Fix

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. The statistics are terrifying. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol poisoning kills six people every day.

Genomics Startup Human Longevity’s Valuation Falls 80% from $1.6 Billion down to $310M

Lloyd Price

Human Longevity Inc. raced to a billion-dollar plus valuation on the hopes that it could apply advances in genomics to improve medicine. A drastic “down round” financing this week suggests investors have questions about its own longevity.

Smartphone app could use fingernails to detect anemia

Mobi Health News

The new technology can detect anemia with 97 percent sensitivity by analyzing photos of a user's fingernail

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Today: Lawmakers grill ONC on Cures Act

Morning eHealth

Walz pushes Wilkie on Mar-a-Lago — FDA clears opioid use disorder app

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An update to the SMART client

HAY on FHIR

Just a quick note the say that I’ve made a couple of changes to the SMART client. There’s now an option to start the login process in a separate tab. This is needed because a number of sites I’ve been testing won’t let the login page open in an iFrame (it’s a security thing).

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IHI 2018: How to demonstrate the ROI on quality improvement projects 

FierceHealthIT

A significant challenge in quality improvement is demonstrating the return on investment in such initiatives, but a prioritization framework may help

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Child with T1D Commits Whole Family to Care

Insulin Nation

Tommy and Melodie Sevilla share the story of their T1D daughter Gracie’s diagnosis, treatment, and achievement. “Gracie’s leg hurt again. It happened often. What could a little girl be doing to hurt her leg? Then she was thirsty and listless. Finally, we looked up her symptoms on the web and took her to the pediatrician. We felt so guilty when we confirmed that she had T1D. She had been suffering, and we didn’t understand. ”.

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VRHealth unveils VR software for hot flashes

Mobi Health News

The new technology will provide users with an AI guide that will lead them through CBT.

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The CHRONIC Care Act passed. What’s next?

Morning eHealth

VA promises telemedicine boosts — Apple ECG feature goes live

Data Lakes, Not Just For Analytics Anymore

Perficient

Data Lakes have been around since the early part of this decade as most Fortune 500 companies have a Data Lake or are building a Data Lake. The drive to lake data has predominately been driven by analytical use cases where Data Scientists can wrangle and prepare data for their study or model building. However, Perficient is seeing a significant shift from just deploying Hadoop to support analytics use case to using Data Lakes for operational data processing use cases.

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ACOs saved Medicare $2.7B to date, outpacing CMS estimates

FierceHealthIT

Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Programs have saved Medicare $2.7 billion to date, including $859 million in 2016, according to a new analysis commissioned by NAACOS. That's $1.1 billion more than CMS estimates

Australia is leading the way in giving people personal control of their own Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Lloyd Price

The Digital Health Evidence Review, released by the Australian Digital Health Agency, has found that Australia is one of the few countries that is leading the way in giving people personal control of their own electronic health records (EHR).

Myia Labs raises $6.75M to build AI patient monitoring into consumer wearables

Mobi Health News

The company's technology uses machine learning to identify any major changes in patients' vitals

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Weekender 12/7/18

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. Apple’s Watch 4 OS update includes the ECG app and arrhythmia notification capability. Meditech acquires its London-based partner Centennial Computer Corporation as part of its creation of Meditech UK.