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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. This is expressing itself as a trend toward more attention given to design, and more thoughtful user experience design, for digital health products and services.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. Eight in 10 people 65 and older have multiple chronic conditions, and 50% of people 45-64 do, as well.

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.

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.

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.”.

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. The health consumer is also moving from episodic and reactive care to preventive and health-boosting purchases. whether in health, beauty, or food products.

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

With the acquisition of GreatCall, a mature player in the aging-tech space, Best Buy is doubling down on consumer health technology@retail. Even with Amazon-everything, and in health/care, too, Best Buy has successfully navigated the rough retail waters to get to this point.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health. That hasn’t yet been available to those of us who quantify our steps, weight, sleep, food intake, and other health metrics.

Design, Empathy and Ethics Come to Healthcare: HXD

Health Populi

Design-thinking has come to health/care, finally, and Amy Cueva has been beating this drum for a very long time. I’m blogging live while attending HXD 2018 in Cambridge, MA, the health/care design conference convened by Mad*Pow, 26th and 27th June 2018.

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.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

Health Populi

Health agencies will have to become at least as sophisticated as other consumer/retail industries in analyzing a variety of data that helps uncover root causes of human behavior,” Gartner recommended in 2017.

The Venture Valkyrie’s Next AdVenture

Health Populi

This week, she announced that she was putting on her “big boots,” under the umbrella of Manatt Health. Long understanding and experiencing life as a woman in tech in Silicon Valley, well before media covered stories and #MeToo emerged, Lisa co-founded CSweetener.

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.

Dartmouth- Hitchcock’s ImagineCare Platform Leverages Wearables, Connected Health & Analytics for Personalized Patient Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an innovative New England healthcare system with 1,000+ providers is committed to creating a “sustainable health system”, which proactively engages patients through new care models to achieve the triple aim.

Mary Meeker on Healthcare in 2018: Connectivity, Consumerization, and Costs

Health Populi

Health care features prominently in the nearly-300 slides curated by Mary Meeker in her always- informative report on Internet Trends 2018. I’ve mined Meeker’s report for several years here on Health Populi: 2017 – Digital healthcare at the inflection point, via Mary Meeker.

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.

Open Source Health Care Will Liberate Patients

Health Populi

Welcome to the era of Open Source Healthcare, not only the “about time” for patients to own their health, but for the launch of a new publication that will support and continue to evolve the concept. EU research also finds that 80% of Europeans would share their 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.

Data Privacy and Healthcare Access: Top Issues Shaping Consumers’ Societal ROI

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: This poll was released a few days before I was interviewed by Greg Matthews (@Chimoose) for his DataPoint podcast. Now we add data privacy to this mix — call it, “data well-being.”

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

Health Populi

And it’s in personal health information: a medical record is valued 8 to 10 times the price of a credit card on the black market. The post Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018 appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Livongo and Cambia Allying to Address Chronic Disease Burden and Scale Solutions to Consumers

Health Populi

the chronic disease burden takes a massive toll on both public health and mortality, accounting for 7 in 10 deaths in America each year. That personal health toll comes at a high price and proportion of national health expenditures.

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.

Ochsner Leverages Retail, Connected Health Tools & Apple Watch to Engage Consumers

Consumer eHealth Engagement

As an innovative healthcare organization, Ochsner, a large Louisiana- based health network with 12 hospitals, 40 clinicians and an a 1,000+ Physician Group Practice, is committed to helping consumers use mobile and wearable connected health tools for self- management and care collaboration.

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

ConnectedHealth

The nation’s healthcare system is in the middle of a major transition – one that, if done well, will have an incredible impact on the lives of millions Americans who rely on Medicare. The $900 billion federal program provides health insurance for Americans over 65 and others who suffer from certain conditions and diseases.

Will People Enrolled in Medicaid Want to Be Amazon Prime’d?

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: I’ve talked and written about this concept in the past couple of years as one way to extend healthy eating and living opportunities to people residing in food and commercial deserts — a way to overcome a key social determinant of health which is healthy food access.

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?

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond. Connected Patient Forum | #Engage4Health + #HIMSS18.

Koen Kas, the Gardener of Health Tech Delights

Health Populi

I’ve observed this, too, in my own work in retail health and consumer-facing healthcare and wellness projects, especially as patients in the U.S. You can explore more about the role of experience for health consumers in this Health Populi post.

FemTech is Hot, and Fitbit Knows It

Health Populi

But not when it comes to digital health…at least until 2018, as Fitbit has announced a woman-focused smartwatch called the Versa which is expected to hit the market in April 2018. So here Fitbit also has an argument for financial wellness, along with health and fitness.

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.

Hospitals Work to Address Customer Experience Gap With Consumers, Kaufman Hall Finds

Health Populi

Hospital and healthcare providers are getting real about improving patient and health consumer experience, the latest Kaufman Hall research finds. Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a hard return-on-investment for garnering patients’ satisfaction and HCAHPS scores.

Significant FDA Regulatory Advancements Clear a Path Forward for Connected Health Innovators

ConnectedHealth

More than 60 percent of Americans already use mobile apps to make informed choices about their health. In the year ahead, we expect app-enabled telehealth tools and remotely monitored patient-generated health data (PGHD) to present more promising avenues to improve care quality, reduce hospitalizations, avoid medical complications, and improve patient satisfaction, particularly for the chronically ill.

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.