Considering Technology Adoption -- AARP’s 2008 Healthy@Home

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Remember Healthy@Home in 2008 ? Telemedicine was positively perceived in 2008, but… More than half of older adults said they would like to be able to monitor their health status at home, sending information to their doctor via telephone and email.

Healthcare costs for families with employer coverage up 67% since 2008: study 


Healthcare costs for families with employer coverage have risen twice as fast as wages and three times the rate of inflation over the past decade, according to a new report.


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Moody's: Insurers like Centene, Molina better positioned to weather economic downturn than in 2008


In the event of another economic downturn, health insurers would be more resilient against economic headwinds than they were in 2008, according to the latest Healthcare Quarterly report from Moody's Investors Service, which looked at the potential fallout of an economic downturn on various healthcare sectors


Stay Compliant After the Windows Deadline

Healthcare IT Today

If you have Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 systems, doing nothing isn’t an option. After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 and Server 2008 will no longer receive critical security patches and updates from Microsoft.

Using Chef Habitat to Migrate Legacy Windows Applications


With support ending for Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, legacy Windows applications will need to be migrated to newer secure and supportable modern platforms. Overview.


How Employee Virtual Care Lowers Your Healthcare Costs


The Kaiser Family Foundation released data showing a 65% increase in the cost of employee provided healthcare for family coverage from 2008 to 2018. In 2008 the total cost for an employer to cover an employee’s family was $12,679. Employee Healthcare Benefit Costs Keep Climbing!

Keeping BlueKeep Away: What Every Healthcare Organization Needs To Know To Mitigate the Risk

Electronic Health Reporter

BlueKeep is a vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that affects Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, which many feel will be exploited soon. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Goettl, director of product management, security, Ivanti. The first months of 2019 have seen a record number of reported security vulnerabilities. But potentially the riskiest, is BlueKeep.

Trust In Data Stewardship Is Healthcare Providers’ To Lose

Health Populi

Trust is a precursor to health engagement, I learned way back in 2008 when I collaborated with Edelman on the first Health Engagement Barometer in 2008.

Tech-Smart Seniors Have a Role To Play In Managing Rx Costs

Electronic Health Reporter

Pharmaceutical manufacturers face growing pressure from legislators, employers and consumers to control prescription drug costs, which have increased by as much as 15 percent between 2008 and 2016. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Three Ways Healthcare Insurers Can Engage Younger and Diverse Populations

Electronic Health Reporter

After a record drop in the uninsured rate from 2008 to 2016 in response to […]. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Meghan Marx and Jenna Phillips, healthcare experts, PA Consulting.


The Patient As Payor: Workers Covered by Employer Health Insurance Spend 11.5% of Household Incomes on Premiums and Deductibles

Health Populi

The bottom line for families is that workers’ premium payments grew faster than median incomes did over the ten years 2008 to 2018. Workers covered by health insurance through their companies spend 11.5%

Updating IT Portfolios With Enterprise Architecture Management and LeanIX


Java SE 8, Windows Server 2008 and whatever else vendors send your way. Oracle’s 2019 terms and agreements for commercial users of its Java SE 8 platform put Enterprise Architects on the lookout earlier than was expected for affected services in their IT network.


Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs. It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S.

The United States of Diabetes: a $1,240 Tax on Every American

Health Populi

In no state did the rate of diabetes decline in the ten years between 2008 and 2018. Pharmaceutical company executives are testifying in the U.S. Congress this week on the topic of prescription drug costs.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

For context, I re-visited a similar recent study on this topic, published in the November/December 2019 Annals of Family Medicine, looking at national trends in primary care visit use between 2008 and 2015.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Increased availability of opioid prescription drugs, chronic pain (for which opioids are often prescribed), and the economic crisis which began in 2008 may all have contributed to an increase in overdoses, suicide, and increased liver disease associated with alcohol abuse.”

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Founded by Trey Lauderdale in 2008, Voalte is located in Sarasota, Florida and currently has about 140 employees. Series A November 2008 $700K Series B August 2009 $1M Series C February 2014 $36M Series D April 2015 $17M Debt January 2018 $15M.

Healthcare Access and Cost Top Americans’ Concerns in Latest Gallup Poll

Health Populi

The Gallup Poll , fielded in the first week of March 2018, found that peoples’ overall economic and employment concerns are on the decline since 2010, at the height of the Great Recession which began in 2008.

Medicare Members Are Health Consumers, Too – Our AHIP Talk About Aging, Digital Immigrants, and Personalizing Health/Care

Health Populi

As Boomers age, they’re adopting mobile and smart technology platforms that enable people to communicate with loved ones, manage retirement investment portfolios, ask Alexa to play Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits, and manage prescription refills from the local grocery store pharmacy.

Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

According to an AARP Healthy@Home report from 2008 , the only home tech device that had any level of awareness (91% of responders) was Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). Look back to remind us where we are.

#095: Special Episode from DOCSF/JPM: Daniel Kraft reflects on 2019 and transformative ideas for the decade ahead

Digital Health Today

With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008. The DOCSF meeting is a great way to get geared up before #JPM Week in San Francisco.

Why are older adults demeaned by the health and tech industry?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Telehealth was a pioneering concept in 2008. What is the point of sneering at older people? Rant on. Consider an upcoming HIMSS event in Orlando with the charming title: Monitoring Grandma: Adoption of Connected Health Tech by Seniors.

Trust Is the Currency for Consumer Health Engagement – A Bottom-Line at CES 2020

Health Populi

And Trust is a precursor to peoples’ health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer study conducted in 2008. There’s less talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency at #CES2020. The most important currency under discussion is Trust.

How Walmart Could Bolster Healthcare in the Community

Health Populi

Walmart has been a health/care destination for many years. The company that defined Big Box stores in their infancy grew in healthcare, health and wellness over the past two decades, pioneering the $4 generic prescription back in 2006.

mHealth Insight NOT @ GSMA Mobile World Congress 2020

mHealth Insight

If you’d like to check them out you can click the following links to read my reviews and guides to Mobile World Congress here: Reviews; 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2014 Guides; 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2019.

Why Drug Prices Keep Going UP

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Between 2008 and 2016, the cost of oral brand-name outpatient drugs rose 9.2 percent from 2008 to 2016. Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries.

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

Health Populi

And for historical perspective, this post published over a decade ago in 2008! “We knew millions of people weren’t getting the care they needed — they were either too embarrassed to seek help or felt stuck in a system that was confusing and intimidating.

What the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Global Financial Crisis have in common

Medical Mime - EHR

And they make what seems at first to be a non-intuitive suggestion: To figure out how to resolve it, policymakers should look for lessons in what may seem to be an unrelated episode: the 2008 global financial crisis.

Tweets at Lunch with Paul Krugman – Health IT Meets Economics

Health Populi

I greatly appreciated the opportunity today to attend a luncheon at the HX360 meeting which convened as part of the 2018 HIMSS Conference.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Over the past decade the share of workers in plans with annual deductibles has grown from 59% in 2008 to 85% in 2018.

Benefit Cost Increases Overwhelm Flat Wages for Most in US: Pew

Health Populi

The first chart from the Pew discussion illustrates the rise of benefit costs vs. wage and salary growth, crossing lines around 2008 — when the Great Recession hit U.S. Today’s financial news reports and the bullish stock market generate headlines saying that the U.S.

How the media loves to talk about loneliness among older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

And one more snarky point: this ‘new’ observation about loneliness among older adults is unchanged from 2008 or any of the previous cited research. Shall we take this WSJ article at face value? Rant on.

More U.S. Companies Offering Health Insurance After 8 Years of Decline

Health Populi

For perspective, ten years earlier in 2008, 56.4% After eight years of decline, more U.S. employers offered health insurance to workers in 2017, EBRI reports in its latest Issue Brief. In 2017, 46.9% of U.S. companies offered health insurance to their employees, up by 1.6


The IT Staffing Shortage Is a Problem Morphing Into a Crisis: What to Do

Phoenix Health Systems

percent from 2008 to 2018, per a new U.S. Staffing shortages have plagued the healthcare industry for years, and this year hospital IT departments are feeling more pain than ever. The shortfall in physicians and nurses understandably gets the most press attention, but two phenomenons are pushing scarcity of specialized IT workers into the stratosphere: computer and IT jobs across all industries are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, and healthcare is projected to add 3.5


10 Famous Celebrities Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

It wasn’t until 2008, at the age of 25, that he finally received his diagnosis. By the time the 2008 season rolled around, he had his blood sugars under control, felt stronger than he had in years, and was ready to get back on the field.

Afrezza is Failing to Lift Off

Insulin Nation

The poor initial performance conjures up for analysts the ghost of Exubera, the last inhaled insulin to hit the market in 2008. Quick Hit. Will Afrezza’s inhaled insulin go the way of Exubera?


Meet Melissa Felton, Care Innovations Strategic Accounts Manager-West

care innovations

Since 2008 she has worked with Healthcare organizations to understand their business, strategic objectives, and uncover areas where Care Innovations' healthcare and technology expertise can be of assistance.

An Ode to the D-Mom

Insulin Nation

She passed away in 2008. I’m 29 years old and have had Type 1 for 17 years, but there is something about testing my blood sugar that throws me back to when I was first diagnosed as a child.


Leveraging IT for better health outcomes recent developments in Singapore

Healthcare Guys

2008, the National Electronic Healthcare Record (NEHR) was conceived out of a one patient, one record vision based on a concept paper. The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters. However, this meant that sharing of patient information, especially those moving from different clusters, was a big challenge.

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Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

In 2007 to 2008, Capsule started to shift from departmental to enterprise-wide solutions, when connectivity extended into lower acuity units were most hospital patients are located. On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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