Doctors should start watching more science fiction. Here’s why.


I often say that electronic health records (EHRs) is like Skynet in the Terminator. I expect to turn around from my screen someday, and Arnold will lift me by my throat saying, “You haff not been doing yuh meaningful use.”

Many digital health solutions lack evidence: How physicians can help


Technology makes this an exciting time for health care. Not only are technological advances making health care better, they’re also making it more affordable.

The Rise and Rise of apps- Mobile App trends 2017


The post The Rise and Rise of apps- Mobile App trends 2017 appeared first on Affle Enterprise Blog. App Marketing and Monetization Development iOS IOT Technology Affle Enterprise Android Apple AppStore Google Google Playstore Mobile App Trends 2017


Is there a future for robot-assisted surgery?


Recently, there was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal regarding robot-assisted surgery.


3 ways tech innovation can fight physician burnout


According to published reports, over 50 percent of doctors are burned out. The reason? They are overwhelmed by payment and quality rules as well as poor information technology. It’s no secret that physicians spend long hours seeing patients.

Your EHR password could help fight burnout


You sign in, and there it is, your third request for your password just to open your electronic health record (EHR). Again?” you think to yourself in frustration as your patient waits silently for you to log in and start the visit.

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Digital health’s big diversity problem


This summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Within the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.”

When EMRs crash: It’s time to push back


The computerized era has introduced all of us to a genre of errors that never existed during the archaic pen and paper era. The paper medical chart I used during most of my career never "crashed."

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2017 A Ground Breaking Year for Telehealth


2017 was a ground breaking year for the world of telehealth. A large variety of healthcare providers have implemented telehealth into their practices during 2017, from psychiatrists to dermatologists many providers are reaping the benefits of online care options.

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine


Online dating is all the rage these days. Statistics suggest that over a third of couples now meet online.

The Number of Unintended Deaths From Car Accidents, Falls and Overdoses in America Grew 40% Between 1999 and 2017

Health Populi

grew by 40% between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Health Populi’s Hot Points: Here’s the bar chart illustrating the rates of mortality due to unintentional drug overdoses between 2014 and 2017, by geography. deaths per 100,000 in 2017.

The surprising way email can make you a better doctor


Doctors, you need to improve the patient experience. Your intentions are there, but patients are starving for more. Office visits offer definitive evidence that patients need to change. Tests results provide real data to make patients aware of health concerns.

The scourge of electronic health records


Scourge: An instrument of punishment or criticism. A cause of wide or great suffering. Whip or lash -- especially for torture. Introduction. They say you never forget your first time. I remember mine, vividly. If only I could erase the memory.

Telemedicine Technology Is Being Used to Educate Doctors Around The World


In 2017, Lee has been using telemedicine video monitoring to mentor and teach surgeons in the operating room. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, doctor Thomas C.

Telehealth Platforms Are Moving Telepsychiatry Forward


Telepsychiatry has started forming its own healthcare niche. In 1995, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) release d a paper in support of telepsychiatry, explaining how it can overcome geographical limitations, provide greater access to care, and cut out travel time.

Telemedicine Technology is Helping Florida Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma


During a time of such chaos and destruction in Florida, it has been extremely hard to provide healthcare access to those in need. Within the last three days Florida Hospital has incorporated telehealth technology into their system of care.

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools


Today there is a rising number of children in the US affected by asthma and diabetes. School nurses are treating a wider range of issues than ever before. Even though this increase is known, only 40% of elementary schools in the US have a full time nurse on staff.

How to participate in the 2017 Patients’ View Impact Awards #PVImpact17

Society for Participatory Medicine

It’s that time again! Our friends at the Patients View Institute are again running their “impact awards.”


South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – November 2017

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The post South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – November 2017 appeared first on LearnTelehealth. The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage located at the following link: [link]. LEGISLATION. Passed Legislation. State. Bill #. Status. Summary. Arkansas. SB 146.

Telemedicine can increase access to medical abortions


Telemedicine has created an environment where patient convenience paired with reduced costs and increased efficiencies have made a better health care experience for both patients and physicians.

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services


England has become the first country to offer no-cost talk therapy to their people. No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions.

Insulin Nation’s Naughty or Nice List 2017

Insulin Nation

But a May 2017 agency memo advises those reviewing the applications, “Unless there are exceptional circumstances, adults with diabetes can generally manage their daily insulin therapy without taking 14 hours per week.” Naughty. Instagram Users Who Fat-shamed Jay Cutler.


Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US


Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster


Today on average a patient waits 29 days to meet with a doctor. The USA as a whole is expected to be short 90,000 physicians by 2025, meaning the wait to see a physician should continue to lengthen.

A psychiatrist’s perspective on the digital pill


One of my readers, Natalie, wondered about my thoughts about the digital pill. My initial reactions were similar to several of those who were interviewed for the article.

National study of insurance claims shows 53% increase for telehealth in 2017


US News just released a summary of a study done by FAIR Health which looked at telehealth trends based on insurance claims in the year 2017. The rural increase in telehealth claim lines from 2012 to 2017 was 482 percent, compared with an increase in urban areas of 1,289 percent.

19Labs is a proud sponsor of ATA EDGE 2017


"EDGE 2017 is the foremost access point for healthcare leaders and innovators focused on accelerating real-world solutions to real-world challenges in telemedicine" and 19Labs gets to be a part of it!

Data Driven Predictive Medical Devices: An Interview

Medical Connectivity

In 1987, James Gleick wrote the book Chaos which was a layman’s description of different instances where chaotic behavior was displayed in systems.

The Weekly Independent: March 27, 2017

Insulin Nation

This is the March 27, 2017 edition News and notes for independent professionals and their clients.


Clocktree Telehealth Platform Popup Notification Update


You can now receive important Clocktree account notifications via popups! These popup notifications are small messages that appear in a corner of your device’s screen, whether you are logged into Clocktree or not. They will alert you to upcoming appointments or new secure messages. Since the popup notifications are securely sent, they can include sensitive information like the client’s name and profile picture, a feature that is not possible for email and text messaging.

Part One: A Look Back on Health IT in 2017

Mobile Health Matters

2017 was a roller-coaster ride for healthcare, marked by exciting innovation, damaging cyberattacks, periods of lulls and disruptive change. In 2017, many hospitals were conservative in their IT investments due to healthcare reform uncertainties.

Connected Health Initiative (CHI) Check-In – Halfway Through 2017!


2017 has been a busy year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). Here’s a look at what we have accomplished, and look forward to, in 2017. 2017 Snapshot On the Legislative Front The CONNECT for Health Act On May 3rd, the Senate reintroduced the bipartisan CONNECT for Health Act. These are just highlights of the work we have done in the first half of 2017.

Even More Proposed Medical Device Connectivity Legislation

Medical Connectivity

On October 5, 2017 H.R. 3985: Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act of 2017 was introduced by Dave Trott of Michigan and Susan Brooks of Indiana. 1656: Medical Device Cybersecurity Act of 2017 , or H.R. 1591: WiFi Capable Mobile Devices Act of 2017 among others.

FDA Guidance on Software Changes

Medical Connectivity

On October 25, 2017 the FDA released its guidance on "Deciding When to Submit a 510(k) for a Software Change to an. Existing Device". A draft of this guidance was released in August 2016 and I commented on that draft here.


More Working Americans Enrolled in High-Deductible Health Plans in 2017

Health Populi

workers were enrolled in a high-deductible health plan in the first 9 months of 2017, according to the latest research published by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. million Americans in 2017. Over four in 10 U.S.


FDA Busy With Software

Medical Connectivity

State Telehealth Laws And Reimbursement Policies: 2017 Report

BHM Healthcare Solutions

This number has increased by two since April 2017, although additional states have made modifications to their private payer law. The post State Telehealth Laws And Reimbursement Policies: 2017 Report appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

A digital solution for sleep disorders

New Age Healthcare

The launch will happen on Nov 18th in Kolkata at NAPCON 2017 and will be broadcasted live here on Philips India Facebook Page: [link] at 1 PM IST. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which a person stops breathing during the night, perhaps hundreds of times.

Healthcare Messaging Conference – Special Limited Time Pricing

Medical Connectivity

Early-bird pricing lasts until October 31. Receive an extra $100 off your registration fee with the discount code '79'. Offer lasts until October 31. Click here to get this special pricing! 20+ Speakers.

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Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

Years ago, many hospitals bought an Emergin messaging middleware system as a point solution to bring messaging to specific interfaced systems. Many of these were used to get event data out of nursecall and other systems that was communicated to caregivers or some other point of care use case.