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Health Care for a Typical Working Family of Four in America Will Cost $28,166 in 2018

Health Populi

What could $28,166 buy you in 2018? A new car? A year of your child’s college education? A plot of land for your retirement home? Or a year of healthcare for a family of four?

Swiss startup launches, aims to commercialize blood pressure bracelet

Mobi Health News

In the past checking your blood pressure generally meant a trip to the doctor's office—or at least a pharmacy. But that could be changing.

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The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Be the change you wish to see in the world, Gandhi has been attributed as saying. This sentiment was echoed by Lauren Singer last Friday 18th May as we brainstormed the social determinants of health and the factors that underpin healthy communities.

Startup LifePlus announces noninvasive CGM wearable currently in testing

Mobi Health News

Yesterday, startup LifePlus exited stealth mode to reveal what it claims to be the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable, called LifeLeaf.

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Experts chime in on VA's next steps for Cerner deal

Morning eHealth

Scholars say health IT can increase gap between haves and have-nots

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5 things that confuse me about health care today

KevinMD

Say we met ten years ago. And you asked me: Would health care delivery be more complicated in the future? I would've said, "No, it would be simpler!" Pointing you to technology trends, I would’ve told you that health care transactions will indeed become more automated, much simpler.

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Telehealth Reaches a Tipping Point

Health System CIO

With the major pieces — legislation, technology, and consumer expectations — all starting to fall into place, the time to start thinking about telehealth is now, says Bill Russell. Columns Consumer experience Featured Patient Engagement Telehealth Bill Russell

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Consumers Shop Food for Health, But Cost Is a Barrier to Healthy Eating

Health Populi

One-third of Americans are following a specific eating pattern, including intermittent fasting, paleo gluten-free, low-carb, Mediterranean diet, and Whole 30, among dozens of other food-styles in vogue in 2018.

Verily submitted patent application for smart diaper able to detect, differentiate between waste

Mobi Health News

Verily Life Sciences has filed a patent application for a “smart diaper” carrying a sensor for detecting and differentiating between feces and urine.

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Opioid bills still occupying Congress

Morning eHealth

Funding, other congressional matters — Athenahealth corporate maneuvering continues

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A Hippocratic Oath for technology

KevinMD

Modern technology needs to do better. This is the message delivered by every CEO after every Silicon Valley scandal in recent memory. This time, they should really do it. Medicine can show them how. Let's have the professionals building our future abide by industry-wide standards, just as doctors do.

J.D. Whitlock, CIO, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

Although some CIOs might dread conversations with clinical leaders asking for new EHR functionalities, J.D. Whitlock welcomes it — because it’s much better than the alternative. When J.D.

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

American saw the greatest number of deaths from suicide and alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities was recorded in 2016. That statistic of nearly 142,000 equates to deaths from stroke and exceed the number of deaths among Americans who died in all U.S.

In-Depth: Therapeutic VR in 2018 is no longer just a distraction (therapy)

Mobi Health News

Although it hasn’t yet established its place as a mainstream treatment modality, virtual reality has grown from an interesting diversion into a frequent topic of conversation within digital health

VA finally inks Cerner contract

Morning eHealth

How EHRs could improve price transparency — House advances opioid bills

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An old technique to detect atrial fibrillation via smartphone

KevinMD

When I was a cardiology fellow back in the 1980s, I learned about a variety of early tools for evaluating heart health that had been displaced by the modern standards of electrocardiography (ECG, or EKG for the Deutschephiles) and echocardiography.

Nemours Children's to start recruitment for new pediatric residency this fall

FierceHealthIT

Nemours Children's Health System has cleared the final hurdles to opening a pediatric residency program, and it's already drawing plenty of interest from potential recruits. Its first class is set to begin training in July 2019

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The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Be the change you wish to see in the world, Gandhi has been attributed as saying. This sentiment was echoed by Lauren Singer as we brainstormed the social determinants of health and the factors that underpin healthy communities.

Smartphone system more quickly detects foodborne pathogens

Mobi Health News

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new system that enables normal smartphones when paired with a phone cradle to detect foodborne pathogens in produce.

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Markup week: Recap, and look ahead

Morning eHealth

House vote on VA bill — FDA activity

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Blockchain technology can dramatically transform health care delivery

KevinMD

Blockchain technology has the potential to dramatically transform health care delivery by facilitating data exchange between providers and electronic health record (EHR) systems.

For physicians, social media can be tricky to navigate

FierceHealthIT

So your patients want to be friends on social media. That’s just one of the challenges physicians can face when it comes to the world of social media

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The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Be the change you wish to see in the world, Gandhi has been attributed as saying. This sentiment was echoed by Lauren Singer last Friday 18th May as we brainstormed the social determinants of health and the factors that underpin healthy communities.

Head and neck cancer patients report lessened symptoms when monitored remotely

Mobi Health News

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Opioids, FDA markups slated today

Morning eHealth

Congressional Dems want VA IT shuffle — ONC wants easy data reporting

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Mobile Dental Van for Fixing Drought-Stricken Farmers’ Teeth in Australia

KB Dental Consulting

Many dental professionals travel around Australia in order to provide basic dental services to vastly sparse rural and farm communities in drought-stricken regions. Historically, drought has been a problem in many regions of the world including Australia and the consequences for the farming community has been disastrous. One of the first warning signs of dehydration is dry mouth which in turn is not producing saliva and becomes an ideal breeding ground for bacteria putting oral health at risk.

Trump administration policies could account for $1,000 average increase in ACA premiums

FierceHealthIT

Two federal policies—a proposal to expand short-term plans and the repeal of the individual mandate—could add thousands of dollars in premiums to benchmark plans, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress. Those increases vary widely depending on which states have policies to counteract the impact of federal changes

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Joint Commission Allows Texting Orders: Now What?

Medical Connectivity

It's safe to say every hospital has a need to text orders to some degree. Now that the Joint Commission has reversed their position stated in a FAQ page in 2011 and said texting orders is now okay (downloadable pdf), where do we go from here?

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Employee wellness platforms Virgin Pulse, RedBrick Health to merge

Mobi Health News

This morning, the employee wellness and health engagement platforms Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health announced that they are merging under the Virgin Pulse name.

MC10 gets its first FDA clearance for BioStamp nPoint, a sensor platform for clinical trials

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based sensor maker MC10, known for its flexible and stretchable electronics, has received its first FDA 510(k) clearance for the BioStamp nPoint system. BioStamp nPoint is a more advanced version of the company's non-FDA cleared BioStampRC

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UK government looks to AI to prevent disease, boost industry

Mobi Health News

The British government is now turning to artificial intelligence as an avenue for early cancer and chronic disease detection. This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to invest in AI technology development for the healthcare sector as part of her industrial strategy.

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Chinese insurtech startup CareVoice launches voice-based virtual assistant

Mobi Health News

This morning Shanghai-based insurtech company CareVoice launched what it claims is the first AI voice-based virtual health assistant for insurers and employers in Greater China.

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Hinge Health RCT finds digital program yields significant reduction in knee pain, stiffness, surgery intent

Mobi Health News

San Francisco-based Hinge Health has completed a randomized control trial of its digital care program for chronic knee pain.

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Connected monitor maker CareTaker Medical secures $3.4M investment

Mobi Health News

Charlottesville, Virginia-based connected monitor company CareTaker Medical has closed a $3.4 million investment. The funding round was led by IrishAngels, KOFA Healthcare, and Jaffray Woodriff, with participation from other new and existing investors. The company’s new funds will be used to accelerate global commercialization of the device, according to a statement

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