Health Happens at Home: Lessons from the Parks Connected Health Summit

Health Populi

Home is where the health is, we know in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be sure, many of us who have been preaching that our ZIP codes are more impactful to our health than our genetic codes have known the evidence backing the social and behavioral determinants of health for a long time.

Connected Health Initiative asks Senate to pass Telehealth Modernization Act

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Connected Health Initiative on Monday published an open letter to Sen. expressing support for the Telehealth Modernization Act and stressing the urgency of safeguarding access to virtual care before the public health emergency is set to expire.

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As connected health adoption grows, privacy rules like HIPAA are still broadly misunderstood

Mobi Health News

At a HIMSS Digital presentation, former ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts and Connected Health Initiative Senior Counsel Brian Scarpelli discussed some common misconceptions about the law

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The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

Coding Columns Connected health Featured Telehealth Value-based Care Connected Health Joe Kvedar Joseph Kvedar Partners Connected Care Partners HealthcareReimbursement coding doesn’t quite have ‘buzzword’ status, but without it, adoption of remote monitoring will continue to lag, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, who breaks down the latest developments.

SeamlessMD raises $4M to expand connected health services

Mobi Health News

Toronto-based SeamlessMD announced today the closing of its $4 million Series A financing round, led by MEDTEQ+ with participation from Hikma Ventures, Anges Québec, AIoT Health and health IT entrepreneur Sanjay Malaviya.

Connected health tools can play a vital role in the COVID-19 crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the healthcare industry faced a number of challenges: physician shortages, clinicians overwhelmed by changes and population health needs.

Patient management tool b.well Connected Health scores $16M

Mobi Health News

UnityPoint Health Venture’s Austin Duke and ThedaCare’s Dr. Imran Andrabi will both be joining the board

Big changes are coming to Medicare reimbursement for connected health

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS19, ACT | The App Association's Brian Scarpelli will lay out the details of what he calls a "sea change" in CMS' policy toward remote patient monitoring

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.

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! We’ve added 25 years to our lifespan in the last century through various public health innovations, but we haven’t provided tools to help us use those additional years in the most productive, fulfilling way.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. Here are some observations: This is the year digital health became a ‘stay-in-business’ application for the majority of providers and payers. Everywhere I go, the dialogue is about implementing digital health in order to remain competitive. Dr. Cynthia Breazeal at the Connected Health Conference 2018 – Photo courtesy of Christopher Huang.

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

Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Today, Partners HealthCare Connected Health continues to push the envelope by transforming healthcare through tools like remote monitoring and virtual care. The term “Connected Health”. Payers & retail as drivers of mobile health. For us, we thought connectivity was a big part of what made this special. The initial vision was time and place independent, and you had to have connectivity for that.

Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

This year, APA has published four reports on consumers’ mental health in the pandemic. Nearly 6 in 10 therapists reported a few barriers including internet access or connectivity, general technical difficulties, and privacy issues as the top challenges.

S3 Connected Health deploy COVID-19 track and trace tool in Irish Health Service

Mobi Health News

The web-based application supports the triage, monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 patients

S3 Connected Health deploy COVID-19 clinical support tool in Irish Health Service

Mobi Health News

The web-based application supports the triage, monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 patients

A guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendors

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In an age when nearly everyone is digitally connected in some way – even many senior citizens, who are often characterized as technophobic – it only makes sense that the healthcare industry is seeing a lot of connected health devices and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies. Connected health devices run the gamut from wearable heart monitors, to Bluetooth-enabled scales, to Fitbits. Current Health. Spry Health. Vivify Health.

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. Columns Connected health Featured Telemedicine Value-based Care Joe Kvedar Joseph Kvedar Partners Connected Care Partners Healthcare

Partners' Kvedar to tackle physician adoption challenges at next week's Connected Health Conference

Mobi Health News

How will the rise of nontraditional healthcare offerings like telemedicine affect the traditional healthcare system

Elektra Labs launches connected health tech catalogue alongside $2.9M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

Called Atlas, the tool helps healthcare and research organizations vet wearables and health monitoring devices by their features, validation, usability, security and more

The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

Health Populi

What a difference a pandemic can make in accelerating patients’ adoption of digital health tools. health consumers’ growing digital health “muscles” in the form of demand and confidence in using virtual care.

Let’s Connect! What I’m looking forward to most at the Connected Health Conference in Boston

Digital Health Today

This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (October 16-18) I will be in Boston covering the Connected Health Conference (a HIMSS event) for Digital Health Today. Above all, I'm looking forward to meeting other members of our Digital Health Today community at the conference! Please click HERE to connect with me if you plan to be there! . The six featured companies were selected by a panel of digital health experts to present their innovations to conference attendees.

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. But this year the range of subjects will be even wider

New from Tech Tonics: John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

Digital Health

John Groetelaars learned to work with his hands on his family’s vegetable farm, but he realized early that he was more interested in using those hands to build motorcycles and mechanical devices.

What does the 2018 Connected Health Conference tell us about the state of the industry?

The cHealth Blog

These days, there are lots of places you can go to learn about trends in the digital health market. Over the years, the Connected Health Conference has consistently lived up to a reputation of being the place where a balanced, no-hype view of the industry is presented, giving the audience a clear roadmap of what to expect and prepare for over the next 18-24 months. A digital health strategy has become a stay-in-business requirement for both payers and providers.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

This drove health consumers to virtual care platforms in the first months of the public health crisis — including lots of older people who had never used telemedicine or even a mobile health app.

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. That's the overarching theme of the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference in Boston: "Balancing Technology and the Human Element

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 Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

Health Populi

2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

Five Offerings from the Boston Connected Health Conference 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The Connected Health Conference is still a Health IT conference, owned by HIMSS, spruced up by pre-conference Voice Health summit , task forces , and even onstage singing by health tech folk that may wish they were in show business. But many attendees (exhibitors) seem still to be circling the health care universe from the vantage point of the IT buyer -- health IT consulting, tech vendors seeking health IT customers.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Topline, consumers “faced difficult choices,” Accenture notes in the report, choosing whether and how to continue their personal health care seeking to limit their risks of exposure to COVID-19.

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living. Digital connectivity can ameliorate social isolation and anxiety, bolster mental health, and access needed medical care via telehealth channels.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

Health Populi

One of those basic needs has been digital connectivity. Black people have had a more difficult time paying for phone and Internet connections during the COVID-19 crisis, we learned in a Morning Consult poll fielded in June 2020. Disparities in health have long been an issue in the U.S.,

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. It’s an ambitious list, but based on the progress made in 2017 and the significant milestones already achieved, I am very optimistic for the future of connected health.

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

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Abstracts deadline extended to July 20th for research in connected health programs. Little Rock, AR and San Diego, CA – July 11, 2018 – The 4 th Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH) Telehealth Research Symposium will take place on October 24 th and 25 th , 2018 in San Diego, CA. This is an opportunity to present findings, collaborate and help to plan the future focus of research in connected health.”.

Connected Health Initiative Statement on the Presidential Election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) November 7, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the win of President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris: “I congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris on their victory in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds House Introduction of the Telehealth Modernization Act

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) November 5, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the introduction of the House companion to the Telehealth Modernization Act: “The House introduction of the Telehealth Modernization Act is a bold step forward in taking the lessons learned from providers, patients, and payers across the healthcare spectrum during the COVID-19 crisis to bring the Medicare system into the 21st century.