Telemedicine Today: October 2016

American Well

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: October 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events.

Telemedicine Today: September 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: September 2016. Welcome to the (delayed) September 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: September 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events.

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Keeping Your Equanimity in 2016

Health System CIO

From opening a community-based IT office to reduce unnecessary travel to continuing to maintain a healthy work-life balance, CIO John Halamka provides his guiding principles for keeping life in order in 2016. CIO Roles & Responsibilities Process Improvement Methodologies Telemedicine Work-life Balance Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Blog John Halamka

The 2016 Insulin Nation Naughty-or-Nice List

Insulin Nation

It’s time once again for Insulin Nation’s “Naughty and Nice” list, where we play Judge Santa with some of the Type 1 diabetes newsmakers in 2016. In 2016, it used its star power to spread awareness of DKA in a lot of mainstream news and entertainment outlets. This UK lawmaker probably won’t make the nice list of many people in 2016 as she halfheartedly leads the Brexit process, but we have to give the new prime minister props for becoming the first world leader with Type 1 diabetes.

Telemedicine Today: August 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: August 2016. Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! Take Jane Charuba, a swim instructor and small business owner who was struck with ovarian cancer in January 2016. The post Telemedicine Today: August 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month.

Telemedicine Today: July 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: July 2016. Welcome to the July 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: July 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss. Telehealth Program Staffing Survey.

Telemedicine Today: April 2016

American Well

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today newsletter! In case you missed them, here are a few updates from Avizia: Avizia is among the 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solution Providers of 2016. The post Telemedicine Today: April 2016 appeared first on American Well. Avizia CA750 Telemedicine Cart Wins Silver A’ Design Award in the Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category.

Telemedicine Today: May 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: May 2016. Welcome to the May 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: May 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss. Improving stroke outcomes, keeping kids in school, saving lives.

Telemedicine Today: February 2016

American Well

February 2016. According to a 2015 National Business Group on Health survey, 74 percent of large employers expect to offer telehealth services to their employees in 2016. According to a 2015 National Business Group on Health survey, 74 percent of large employers expect to offer telehealth services to their employees in 2016. The post Telemedicine Today: February 2016 appeared first on American Well. Telemedicine Today.

Telemedicine Today: March 2016

American Well

So far, 2016 seems to be keeping pace. The post Telemedicine Today: March 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month Avizia shares some of the latest news from the telehealth industry, including research, events, legislation, insight and more. Check back each month, or click here to subscribe to Avizia emails. Telemedicine is Still Unknown to Patients.

2016 Was the Last Best Year for the Artificial Pancreas

Insulin Nation

We will look back at 2016 as the year that the artificial pancreas went from the theoretical to the practical, as the FDA approved at least one artificial pancreas system, at least in air quotes. On September 28th, 2016, the FDA announced it had approved the Medtronic 670G hybrid automated system, a single-chamber integrated pump and CGM system that automatically adjusts basal insulin delivery based on glucose readings.

4 Diabetes Memes for the 2016 Election

Insulin Nation

Is the stress of the 2016 election cycle wreaking havoc on your blood sugar levels? We have a fresh batch of diabetes-themed memes to help – and this time we’ve given them a (non-partisan) political theme. Silly pictures of the candidates and former candidates appear in alphabetical order by last name.). No matter which candidate you prefer, please, please, please remember to vote on November 8th. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?

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Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

Welcome to the the first edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2016! 2016 is already shaping up to be another BIG year in the world of Telehealth and Telemedicine. Shez Partovi, MD, chief medical information officer at Dignity Health , says his organization alone performed 12,000 telemedicine consults in 2015—a number that he expects will increase to 20,000 in 2016. The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016 appeared first on American Well.

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1

BHM Healthcare Solutions

It’s only the beginning of 2016 but here at BHM Healthcare Solutions we have been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year. Today, we are actually going to focus on some issues that we can expect to greatly impact the healthcare industry in 2016. According to PwC cyber security concerns will be an issue for many healthcare organizations in 2016. The post 5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1 appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

CEO Roundtable Policy Summit 2016

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

The summit included national thought leaders Judith Feder and Kevin Hassett to discuss policy and the political landscape for employer sponsored healthcare for 2016 and beyond. The post CEO Roundtable Policy Summit 2016 appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. On April 29, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health hosted a policy summit convened by the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable represents 26 CEOs, including Bernard J.

The 2016 Insulin Nation Naughty-or-Nice List

Insulin Nation

It’s time once again for Insulin Nation’s “Naughty and Nice” list, where we play Judge Santa with some of the Type 1 diabetes newsmakers in 2016. In 2016, it used its star power to spread awareness of DKA in a lot of mainstream news and entertainment outlets. This UK lawmaker probably won’t make the nice list of many people in 2016 as she halfheartedly leads the Brexit process, but we have to give the new prime minister props for becoming the first world leader with Type 1 diabetes.

Vote for Avizia in the DC Inno Tech Madness 2016 Bracket

American Well

The Official 2016 DC Inno Tech Madness Bracket is Now Available! The post Vote for Avizia in the DC Inno Tech Madness 2016 Bracket appeared first on American Well. Each Spring, DC Inno brings together the local innovation community for a competition during. Tech Madness. Hundreds of startups and community influencers joined the DC Inno team for an event as it revealed the top 64 tech companies seeded in the Tech Madness Bracket.

Novo Nordisk Recalls More than 70,000 Glucagon Kits

Insulin Nation

All four batches were manufactured after February 15, 2016. The injectable glucagon kit is considered a weapon of last resort in combatting a bout of hypoglycemia. In fact, many people who care for those with Type 1 choose to call 911 and forgo using the glucagon kits altogether.

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Dual-Hormone ILet Poised to Begin FDA Testing in 2017

Insulin Nation

There remains one more study to be completed in the last quarter of 2016 to observe outpatient use of the third-generation dual chamber pump combined with a dual line infusion set. According to its SEC filing, Beta Bionics set a target to raise $50,000 by December 31, 2016.

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FDA Approves First-Ever Artificial Pancreas for Commercial Sale

Insulin Nation

Mark it down that on September 28, 2016, the first artificial pancreas system gained approval for commercial sale in the United States. Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. The FDA released a press release that matter-of-factly announced what once sounded like science fiction has now become science. The device in question is Medtronic’s 670G hybrid automated system, a single-chamber integrated pump and CGM system that automatically adjusts insulin levels based on glucose readings.

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Cashier with Diabetes Illegally Fired for Treating a Low

Insulin Nation

On September 16th, 2016, a jury ruled that Dollar General had in fact failed to grant a reasonable accommodation to Atkins and that the company had fired her because of her disability. Dollar General Store ended up paying over $275,000 because it wouldn’t allow an employee with diabetes to treat a bout of hypoglycemia with orange juice. An Americans With Disabilities Act complaint was lodged in 2012 by Linda Atkins, who had been fired by the retail chain.

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Mannkind Collaborates with JDRF on Afrezza Pediatric Trials

Insulin Nation

Sanofi severed ties with Mannkind in 2016 amid slow Afrezza sales. This set in motion a series of complicated transactions to settle mutual obligations between the two companies and return control of the product to Mannkind in early April 2016. In June 2016, JDRF and MannKind announced a research and clinical trial collaboration which will focus upon Afrezza’s safety and effectiveness for pediatric use. Clinical studies on pediatric use should be underway in the fall of 2016.

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Following 2016 deal, UnitedHealthcare members using Medtronic insulin pumps saw fewer avoidable hospital admissions

Mobi Health News

In 2016, UnitedHealthcare and Medtronic cut a deal that established the latter’s devices as the preferred insulin pumps for United members with diabetes

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Sanders, Cummings Ask Justice Department to Investigate Insulin Prices

Insulin Nation

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings have sent a letter asking the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into whether the three major insulin-manufacturers “have colluded or engaged in anticompetitive behavior in setting their drug prices.”. sponsor. On November 3rd, the two lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, according to a FiercePharma report.

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My First Year with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

It’s Halloween weekend, 2015 and I’m traveling to New Orleans with a friend to attend a music festival. Something is wrong with me, I know that; I don’t feel well. My girlfriend and I have noted I get up at night to pee, and I’m thirsty beyond belief and very tired. My trip to New Orleans becomes the most fun and most dangerous trip of my life. Using the bathroom every hour, drinking too much too often, dehydrated beyond belief, sleeping not much at all.

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Here’s What You Used to Treat Type 1 Diabetes in the 60’s and 70’s

Insulin Nation

In this excerpt from The Savvy Diabetic – A Survival Guide , diabetes activist Joanne Milo reminisces about diabetes treatment strategies and tools from yesteryear: I immediately started on insulin injections, initially administered by Dad, an engineer but secretly a wannabe surgeon. He was outstanding at giving painless shots. But, given the psychological thinking of the time, the doctor thought it was “unwise” for a father to give injections to a prepubescent daughter.

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How to Survive Zombies When You Have Type 1 Diabetes – An Updated Guide

Insulin Nation

You may have read our guide for surviving the zombie apocalypse with Type 1 diabetes. Contributor Gary Scheiner, a certified diabetes educator with Integrated Diabetes Services , recently sent in his own ideas for how to outsmart zombies while keeping blood sugar levels in range. Anyone who knows me knows my passion for diabetes care and treatment, but there’s something else I’m passionate about – The Walking Dead.

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The Pushback Against the Artificial Pancreas

Insulin Nation

In an October 6th, 2016 Facebook post, he wrote why Bigfoot Biomedical won’t be calling their coming automated pump system an artificial pancreas: “In retrospect, those of us who came together in 2005 to drive development of automated insulin delivery systems shouldn’t have embraced the term ‘artificial pancreas.’ There has been some pushback against labeling the Medtronic 670G an “artificial pancreas”.

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6 Horror-Themed Memes About Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Halloween is about more than candy, thank goodness. It’s also about scaring the *%&$ out of yourself with horror movies! In honor of the most frightful month of the year, we created six horror-themed memes about Type 1 diabetes. Enjoy! sponsor. Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Want more Type 1 news? Subscribe here. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Try Type 2 Nation , our sister publication. Living

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Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t the Answer to High Insulin Prices

Insulin Nation

Commentary. Some people don’t understand why people with diabetes get upset at the price of insulin. They see insulin for sale at a relatively reasonable price in Walmart and don’t see the problem. What they don’t know is that these Walmart insulins just don’t perform nearly as well as the more expensive insulins, and that gap in performance can have a very negative effect on the health of people with diabetes.

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Morgan Angerbauer Needlessly Died from DKA in Jail

Insulin Nation

Records show Angerbauer was booked at a Texarkana jail on June 28, 2016 for violations of her probation for a nonviolent drug offense. Commentary. The parents of a woman with Type 1 diabetes posted a video of her death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in an Arkansas jail cell to raise awareness of medical maltreatment in the prison system.

5 Photos that Describe Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

Photographer Anne Marie Moran recently released a series of photos of her husband’s daily life with Type 1 diabetes. With permission, here is an edited excerpt and several photos from that photo essay: Tempering my anxiety over my husband’s Type 1 diabetes while being a supportive (but not overbearing) partner is something I work at on a daily basis. Lows in particular are a constant struggle for me, as Tom has developed hypoglycemia unawareness.

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Sanofi Moves to Block a Generic Lantus…Again

Insulin Nation

Sanofi lawyers were eventually able to wring concessions from Lilly, including future royalties and the promise not to sell the biosimilar until the end of 2016. Opinion. They say the first step to getting yourself out of a hole is to stop digging. At Sanofi, company officials may believe the first step is to fortify and refortify the hole. This month, Sanofi filed a patent lawsuit against fellow drugmaker Merck & Co.

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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. states had the biggest increases in alcohol, drug and suicide deaths between 2015 and 2016, and in six states and Washington DC the death rates grew by over 20% — particularly in the Mid-Atlantic region. life expectancy fell, again, in 2016.

Cómo las Hormonas del Estrés Aumentan el Azúcar en la Sangre.

Insulin Nation

( Extraído de Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin, por Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, DaCapo Press, 2011 ). La semana pasada decidí dormirme tarde y ver una película de miedo. Tenía algo que ver con los vampiros súper asquerosos que consiguen sus placeres comiéndose la carne viva de los inocentes huéspedes del hotel. De todos modos, al final de la desgarradora escena, y más estremecida, decidí revisar mi azúcar en la sangre.

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La Cetoacidosis Diabética – Qué Saber

Insulin Nation

(Extraído de Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin por Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, DaCapo Press, 2011). La Cetoacidosis diabética (CAD) es una condición en la que la sangre se vuelve muy ácida como resultado de la deshidratación y la producción excesiva de (ácido) cetona. Cuando los fluidos corporales se convierten en ácido, algunos de los sistemas del cuerpo dejan de funcionar correctamente. Es una condición grave que lo hará muy enfermo y puede matar.

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AMA Suggests that Telehealth Tech Use Is Up Since 2016, But Still Modest

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has found that physician use of technology to provide telehealth or virtual visits has doubled since its previous study in 2016. This meshes well with other market research suggesting that a healthy cross-section of providers are preparing to get on board.

Why Children with Type 1 Might Lie About Blood Sugar Readings

Insulin Nation

Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. Q – I’m concerned that my child with Type 1 diabetes might be lying about her blood sugar readings. Why would a child lie about this and what can I do about it?

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Five Ways to Kill a Conversation About Your Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

People with Type 1 diabetes often find themselves the center of the conversation at large family gatherings. Your parents may have gotten used to the diabetes routine, but your Uncle Andy certainly hasn’t, and he’s probably armed with a newspaper clipping about the latest grapefruit diet. Add to this a niece who wants to play with your pump tubing, and you’re sure to end up being asked some awkward questions.

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The U.S. Can’t Afford Not to Have a Cure for Diabetes

Insulin Nation

A July 2016 Associated Press story projected the 2016 spending at $3.35 sponsor. A person with diabetes knows that managing this chronic condition can take up a large chunk of one’s personal budget. It’s a bit harder to picture how much diabetes costs the entire U.S. economy, but the thought exercise is eye-opening. Here are some statistics to put the enormity of managing diabetes into perspective.