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The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I asked my longtime colleague and friend Robert Mittman, with whom I collaborated at Institute for the Future for a decade, how he managed international travel and jet lag, he said simply, “The time zone you’re in is the time zone you’re in.”

AMA launches Digital Health Implementation Playbook

Mobi Health News

The new playbook will include a step-by-step approach to implementing digital health tools, as well as best practices and other resources.

FDA’s Guidance Plans for Software in FY 2019

Medical Connectivity

The FDA has released its plans for Final and Draft Guidance Documents for fiscal year 2019. There are A and B lists for each category in terms of FDA's priority for action. On the A list there are 11 current drafts scheduled for finalization.

FDA updates medical device premarket guidance to include cybersecurity recommendations


Updates from the FDA add new cybersecurity recommendations to medical device premarket guidance, including a "bill of materials," that build on the "total product lifecycle approach to device safety," according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb


Engaging Your Consumer: The New Wave of Healthcare Business

Mobile Health Matters

One of the major transformations in healthcare today centers on the development of the patient as a consumer. Patients are driving a demand for increased connectivity with their providers, and have a growing expectation for convenient and customizable care.

On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

Health Populi

Today, October 16, is World Food Day. At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. FAO was founded to address malnutrition and bolster a sustainable, healthy food supply for people.

Securing legacy medical devices is daunting – but not optional

Mobi Health News

Skipping out on comprehensive device documentation and risk assessment will cripple an organization's cybersecurity program, experts say


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Ten Tips for Launching a Product or Service – October, 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s 2018 and in full sprint to the year-end finish. Soon you will launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service, or maybe a caregiver advisory service.


Health IT Startup: Relatient

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Relatient is passionate about assisting healthcare organizations with patient-centered engagement.

Koen Kas, the Gardener of Health Tech Delights

Health Populi

The future of healthcare is not about being sick, Prof. Dr. Koen Kas believes.

Why healthcare data may be more secure with cloud computing

Mobi Health News

But like with most things in healthcare, organizations need to keep following up after choosing the right vendor and signing an airtight contract to best protect data


A CGM can Keep Your Teen Safe

Insulin Nation

Parents often prefer their teen share every detail about their condition, but that can lead to conflict if the teen feels too controlled. A CGM may be a big help.


Cyber work

Morning eHealth

Todd Park-DJ Patil startup takes in gonzo bucks (and other health tech) — WH touts health deregs


NHIT Week: Six Leaders Reflect on the Value of Health IT

Health System CIO

When six industry veterans reflected on their experiences in the provider, vendor, and consulting worlds, several common themes emerged, according to Sue Schade, who reveals what she learned through these interviews.

CVS + Aetna: Inflection Point in US Healthcare, Merger Approved Update

Health Populi

CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna was approved this week by U.S. Federal regulators after months of scrutinizing the antitrust-size-market control implications of the deal.

HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?

Mobi Health News

As texting between patients and providers becomes more common, it’s imperative that providers consider the right platform to use and other security features to protect patient data


The Practical Value of Active Shooter Training In Emergency Departments

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Leslie Sanchez, clinical educator, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Active shooter training was initially seen as cumbersome and just “more training” to complete in our emergency department.


HHS to require drug price listings

Morning eHealth

ONC challenge for safer EHRs — Google AI tool for breast cancer metastasis detection

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Brazil’s HealthTech sector is new hot spot

Lloyd Price

Solving big problems for many people is the kind of opportunity that both entrepreneurs and investors love. Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation and new on-demand business models, there’s been a recent explosion in healthtech startups in Brazil.

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Open Source Health Care Will Liberate Patients

Health Populi

Information is power in the hands of people. When it’s open in the sunshine, it empowers people — whether doctors, patients, researchers, Presidents, teachers, students, Everyday People.

NASA pilots UpToDate for clinical support tool in outer space

Mobi Health News

NASA will now be piloting the clinical decision support tool UpToDate, which gives users access to thousands of clinical resourcers, on the International Space Station.


The Global Healthcare Crisis

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Karim Babay, CEO, HealthSapiens. Healthcare is a major expense worldwide and is estimated to account for $3 trillion in spending in the United States, and $6 trillion globally.


Oscar will push telemedicine for complex conditions

Morning eHealth

Amazon drops a clue on health care venture — Turning up the heat on CMMI

UnitedHealth plans to roll out a new EHR offering for consumers and providers by the end of 2019


UnitedHealth CEO David Wichmann told investors during an earnings call on Tuesday that the company is preparing to launch a "fully individualized and fully portable” EHR to 50 million members by the end of next year. But it's not clear how that product would align with existing EHRs

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 15, 2018 — No. 108

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 15, 2018 — No. EBD Group has partnered with Demy-Colton to produce a new, three-part report providing insights into digital medicine, which is a subset of digital health encompassing products with potential for disease management.

Walmart, Amazon patents could take biometric monitoring to a new level

Mobi Health News

Recently granted patents show a shopping cart that monitors your heart rate, Alexa listening for coughs


In Need of Repair: Not-for-Profit Hospitals’ Finances

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ken Perez, VP of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc.


Gartner IT Expo: Wave Three of Healthcare Consumer Engagement


Jeff Cribbs, VP Gartner, gave a session on the third wave of healthcare consumer engagement. Harness a new wave of practices and technology to deliver consumer engagement for your healthcare organization: Consumer access and control of health data will fundamentally change the health data economy.

Checking in with Blue Button 2.0

Morning eHealth

Robin Kelly aims to ramp up health IT goals — Trump administration sued for VA correspondence

Telehealth company HealthRight charged in $1B fraud scheme


The CEO of the telemedicine company HealthRight was charged alongside several compounding pharmacies for a $1 billion fraud scheme that charged insurers for marked-up pain creams and marketed millions in bogus supplements to patients

Wearables support health, build research data to help patients in Saudi Arabia

Mobi Health News

Manal Almalki, PhD, of Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, is empowering patients to monitor their health at home so they can gain insights into their own body using wearables; the tool is also aggregating data during the patient-run experiments


Health IT Startup: DocuTAP

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. DocuTAP crafts on-demand healthcare software and services that make over a thousand urgent care clinics run efficiently. We design a tablet-based EHR and PM, offer RCM services, and refine patient workflow.

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T1D Teens: Good Habits are Critical

Insulin Nation

This transition time is typically a high-risk period in teen lives with frequent BG excursions due to poor sleep habits, exercise, alcohol, and irregular meals.


Updating the patient identifier

Morning eHealth

Mattis, Wilkie sign interoperability pledge — Mullin winding up for round 2 on privacy measure

#FHIR and Cancer Patient Empowerment – Mike’s story

Health Intersections

I’m very honoured to make a guest today from Mike Morris, who I met at the HL7 FHIR Applications Round Table in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago. Mike is a cancer patient who is using FHIR improve his own treatment. Cancer Rears Its Ugly Head. October 18, 2014.


Digital therapeutics are moving toward a supplement-drug dichotomy

Mobi Health News

At the Digital Health Innovation Summit in Boston, experts said early digital therapeutics companies have an opportunity to sculpt the space

Survey: Cost Transformation Is Imperative, But Hospital Efforts Lag Behind

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Fewer than one-in-five healthcare executives has seen cost reductions of more than 5 percent in any priority area in the last year.