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The Next Fountain of Youth? Rethinking Connected Health for Our Aging Population

The cHealth Blog

We continue to hit our editorial milestones for an end of October launch at the Connected Health Conference , and as I’m reading the manuscript for the final time before sending it to the printer, I’m re-learning some important lessons–and enjoying the content!

Two Feet, Two Canoes: Why Connected Health Reimbursement Is Still Off Balance

Health System CIO

Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.

Fresenius Connected Health: Improving Patient Care Through New Technology

Lloyd Price

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is adopting and supporting new Connected Health technologies that empower patients to monitor, collect, and share health and treatment data with their physicians and care providers. Electronic Health Reporter, n.d.

Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

From digital cameras to population health, Dr. Joe Kvedar talks about the rise of connected health, and how his organization has evolved to meet the changing needs of patients and providers. Today, Partners HealthCare Connected Health continues to push the envelope by transforming healthcare through tools like remote monitoring and virtual care. Shared vision for Connected Health. Connected Health Fellows Program & Innovators Challenge.

SEARCH2018 Symposium Brings Together Telehealth Researchers Focused on Proving the Benefits of Connected Health

Telehealth Blog

Abstracts deadline extended to July 20th for research in connected health programs. SEARCH2018 will focus on sharing findings from existing telehealth research to demonstrate lessons learned from connected health programs with an emphasis on planning, research, training and education.

My Holiday Wish List for Connected Health

The cHealth Blog

However, you may not be too surprised to learn that I prefer to take what we’ve learned and look ahead, to anticipate the future and set our sights on the next milestones for connected health.

HIMSS Connected Health Conference to focus on the human element of digital tech

Mobi Health News

As more and more hospitals are deploying a range of smart and connected technologies to improve care and efficiency, it's increasingly important to preserve and highlight the human side of care.

HIMSS18 Connected Health Experience to feature AI, voice assistants, and more

Mobi Health News

The Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Digital Health Pavilion at HIMSS18 will once again feature “The Connected Health Experience,” a series of presentations and demonstrations of the latest connected health innovations.

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

Health Populi

When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

Connected Health Initiative Outlines Federal Policy Recommendations

Healthcare Informatics

ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) recently submitted a letter to the White House outlining a number of recommendations for telehealth and connected health technologies

Kvedar: With 'human element' theme, Connected Health Conference responds to AI fears, hype

Mobi Health News

CHC Program Chair Dr. Joseph Kvedar says the event will focus on technology coming in the next 18 to 24 months

The Connected Health Initiative Applauds the FCC’s New "Connected Care Pilot Program"

ConnectedHealth

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to establish a “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the use of telehealth solutions for low-income and rural Americans. ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) has long been a supporter of telehealth innovations and the benefits they bring to patients and caregivers throughout the continuum of care. To learn more about the FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program, please click here.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice.

The Tone of Your Voice Holds the Secret to Moving Connected Health to the Next Level

The cHealth Blog

With the exception of mental health and neurological applications, video visits have a very limited repertoire. The data is automatically uploaded to give a provider a snapshot of that person’s health.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth.

Connect Health Initiative Lauds CMS Digital Health Interoperability Initiative

ConnectedHealth

Las Vegas, NV - Today, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced new proposals to promote interoperability in the digital health ecosystem that support greater patient data access. The proposals, which include a new version of the Blue Button API and stricter rules on data blocking, will bring significant benefits to innovators in the digital health ecosystem. Our members need access to interoperable data to fuel and effectively implement their digital health solutions.

Connected Health Conference: Digital Health’s Opportunity to Capture a Positive View of Aging

Chilmark Research

Improving health and well-being must be part of our everyday lives – or, as this year’s conference theme put it, part of “the connected life journey.”. Get it right, Yeh said, and aging makes us happier – and happiness has been linked to better health and longevity.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Why 2017 Was a Win for Connected Health

ConnectedHealth

As we look to the year ahead, this is an important time to reflect on 2017, and the exciting developments that will make 2018 even better for connected health innovation. 2017 was a busy and successful year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). This is a huge win for connected health innovators. Not only did CMS agreed to unbundle the code, but they also have assigned a value for the time spent reviewing patient generated health data.

Connected Health Initiative Sees Positive Movement in FDA Guidance

ConnectedHealth

This morning, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new guidance to provide greater clarity in the regulation and adoption of medical-grade software and digital health innovations. Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association’s Connected Health Initiative, released the following statement in response to the FDA’s announcement.

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. This post updates my initial thoughts on the deal, given the morphing US healthcare market on both the traditional health services front and fast-evolving retail health environment.

Retail Tomorrow, Today: A Smart Grocery Cart and Digital Samples For Paleo-Eating Moms

Health Populi

So GMDC, the association of retailers and brands who supply them, has formed a program called Retail Tomorrow to turbocharge the supply side with consumers who are already demanding convenience, immediate (or “soon”) gratification, and health where she/he “is.”.

Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Opportunities Ahead for Remote Monitoring and Connected Health Innovations

ConnectedHealth

On December 4, the Connected Health Initiative and Politico welcomed the American Medical Association's Director of Physician Payment Policy Sherry Smith, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Center for Telehealth Executive Director Michael Adcock, and Podimetrics CEO Jon Bloom, MD to discuss new incentive and reimbursement opportunities for connected health innovations.

Consumers Changing the Channel on Where They Shop for Health

Health Populi

Consumers who have long purchased over-the-counter medicines, anti-dandruff shampoo, whitening toothpaste, and cosmetics-with-benefits at food, drug and mass merchant retailers are switching to other places to shop for health, new data from AT Kearney and GMDC have found.

Value-based or Fee-For-Service Connected Health Reimbursement: Which Canoe Should We Put Our Feet In?

The cHealth Blog

About 10 years ago, I and many others, started talking about how care delivery enabled by connected health should be an ideal strategy in the world of value-based (VB) reimbursement. This clearly reflects the growing mainstream adoption of connected health.

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

ConnectedHealth

2017 has been a busy year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). As we reflect on the first half of the year, we’ve pulled together highlights of what we have done, and what lies ahead in our mission to foster a robust connected health ecosystem. We continue advocating for an environment that will modernize our healthcare system and bring more connected health technologies to more Americans in more places.

The Cost of a Healthcare Data Breach is $408 Per Stolen Record, 3X the Industry Average

Health Populi

If you track cybersecurity and data breaches, Ponemon Institute is a go-to resource; I’ve discussed their research here in Health Populi on hacked medical information as a new-normal. state which has a law asserting that patients own their electronic health records is New Hampshire.

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

Health Populi

Family premiums for health insurance received at the workplace grew 5% in 2018: to $19,616, according to the 2018 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Health benefits as a share of compensation have been stable for a decade.

MACRA: Medicare’s Opportunity to Finally Embrace Connected Health Technology

ConnectedHealth

The $900 billion federal program provides health insurance for Americans over 65 and others who suffer from certain conditions and diseases. Further, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, has been slow to incorporate advances in advanced health technology in the program. Our Connected Health Initiative , a group of companies from across the medical and tech industries, took this opportunity to provide detailed comments and suggestions.

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

Join CHI & Politico to Explore What's Next for Connected Health Innovation

ConnectedHealth

Connected Health Initiative and Politico Present Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Opportunities Ahead for Remote Monitoring and Connected Health Innovation Monday, December 4, 2017 9:30 a.m. - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled new incentives and reimbursement opportunities for remote monitoring and patient-generated health data. How do these changes influence the next connected health innovation?

Healthcare’s Profits Will Be Dramatically Redistributed as Care Shifts to Consumers: Accenture

Health Populi

Observing the influx of new flavors of entrants like Amazon and Google, start-ups like Iora Health, Oscar and FetchMD, begs the question: how will legacy healthcare system players fare?

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak.

The Health Consumer Seeks Fresh, Free-From and…Turmeric

Health Populi

The impact of health and wellness is on most consumers’ minds, Nielsen’s consumer research has found. This extends beyond human (parent and child) health to animal health: a growing cadre of pet food buyers who love their fur babies are scrutinizing ingredient meat in dog food, Sarah said.

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

Closing the Digital Health Gap Between Consumers and Physicians

Health Populi

Consumers are more bullish demanding virtual and digital health tools from their physicians than doctors are in providing it, based on the research findings in What can health systems do to encourage physicians to embrace virtual care?

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health.

New Medicare and Medicaid Rules Open Opportunities for Connected Health Tech for Doctors and Patients

ConnectedHealth

CMS Rule Change Adopts Connect Health Initiative Recommendations for Remote Patient Monitoring Today , the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) secured a huge victory for telehealth innovators, connected device makers, pioneering physicians, and patients across America. Until now, connected health technologies have been effectively locked out of the most important part of America’s healthcare system, Medicare and Medicaid.”