Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. People in the U.S.

Our Mobile Health Data: Shared, Identifiable, and Privacy-Deprived

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As more mobile app users — consumers, patients, and caregivers — use these handy digital health tools, much of the data we share can be re-identified and monetized by third parties well beyond those we believe we’re sharing with. This compromised health data privacy scenario comes out of research published this month in the BMJ , Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis.

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Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

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Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3.

A guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendors

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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.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

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While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • Hoarding data is not only bad for business but can be catastrophic in a crisis.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

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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.

Why Humana Joined CTA – The Pivot from “Health Insurance” to Behaving as a Health-Tech Start-Up

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Connectivity, artificial intelligence, and automation are now competencies every company must master, Mimms explains. If you read this blog, you know one of the fastest-growing “aisles” at the annual conference is digital health. Humana joined up with CTA’s Health and Fitness Technology Division this month. You can read more about Broussard’s consumer-centric approach discussed at HIMSS 2015 here in Health Populi ).

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

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As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients. Here are how these five mega-trends can bolster our health and healthcare products and services over the next decade. ” #SDOH is the hashtag for “Social Determinants of Health.”

Learning from Dr. Eric Topol, Live from Medecision Liberation 2019

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Riffing on his great book, Deep Medicine: How AI Can Humanize Health Care , Eric started his talk donning my own professional hat as a heath economist, sharing data about America’s high health care spending with low ROI yield. is a distinct negative outlier,” the doctor noted, pointing to the detailed data from the OECD published in The Economist. What can going deep in medicine do for health systems, health care, doctors and patients?

Health/Care Everywhere – Re-Imagining Healthcare at ATA 2019

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Ann Mond Johnson assumed the helm of CEO of ATA in 2018, and she’s issued a call-to-action across the health/care ecosystem for a delivery system upgrade. Best Buy Health has been developing partnerships in healthcare, in B2B2C mode, channeling into peoples’ homes for healthy living and aging well “in place.” Joining us on the panel will be Kaiser-Permanente as a prospective partner in such a retail health-to-services-to-home vision, underpinned by data and predictive analytics.

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

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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. The NHS “supply shortage” is a result of financial cuts to both social care and public health. ” This topic set the context for my conversation with Maneesh Juneja, digital health futurist and global speaker on health, technology and people.

Five Offerings from the Boston Connected Health Conference 2018

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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.

Health Consumers Keen to Share and Download Data, But Privacy Remains a Concern

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

Data Well-Being: A Pillar of Health Citizenship for US Consumers

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consumers believe they have an obligation to share personal health information to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, only 44% would be willing to share their personal data with a national database, a MITRE study learned. If data are to be shared, U.S.

The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

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The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

Will Trade Data for (Cheaper) Health Care – USC’s View of the Future

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health care system. As such, American health consumers are wrestling with sticker shock from surgical procedures, surprise medical bills weeks after leaving the hospital, and the cost of prescription drugs — whether six-figure oncology therapies or essential medicines like insulin and EpiPens. adults in August 2019 regarding 25 issues concerning health care and digital technology. This was the first of six reports @DigitalCenter will publish on the future of health care.

With Microsoft’s Help, Walgreens Is Dropping Retail Urgent Care In Favor Of “Health Corners”

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Microsoft is working with Walgreens to pilot-test a new type of healthcare service, which it calls “health corners,” bringing a new and more technology-focused form of healthcare to its retail locations. The project stems out of a deal Microsoft struck with the Walgreens Boots Alliance roughly a year ago, in which the two organizations agreed […].

Most Health Consumers Expect Technology To Play a Larger Role As Tech-Angst & Privacy Concerns Grow

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As technology continues to re-shape consumers’ experiences and expectations with health/care, retail, travel and work, peoples’ concerns about data privacy are also growing as observed by a 2020 consumer trends forecast from GlobalWebIndex, Connecting the dots. Note that the data discussed in this post include responses from consumers residing in both the U.S. The ability to access all of my health information online, 51%.

Digital Health Gaps in the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Younger Physicians

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One universal experience health systems around the globe have witnessed in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic has been the dramatic pivot to telehealth and virtual care platforms. Philips presented more granular data for each of the five countries studied.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds New ONC and CMS Rules on Interoperability and Information Blocking

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Americans manage their lives on the smartphone via apps, and health information should be no different. CHI’s members are at the forefront of digital health innovation and will play a critical role in realizing this potential. “We We will review the rules in detail, but we look forward to working with them further on implementation.” ### The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) is the nation’s leading consortium of health technology innovators, policy experts and patient advocates.

“Digital Health Is An Ecosystem of Ecosystems” – CTA’s 2020 Trends to Watch Into the Data Age

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In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.”. Health, medical and wellness trends featured large in the forecast, which brought together key trends for 5G, robotics, voice tech, AR/VR/XR, and the next iteration of IoT — which Steve said will still be called “IoT,” but in this phase will morph into the “Intelligence of Things.”.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

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The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has been health inequities faced by millions of people — especially black Americans, who have sustained higher rates morbidity and mortality for COVID-19.

Think Like a LEGO Builder in Healthcare – Considering PwC’s New Health Economy Vision

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Expect “new combinations” of industry actors and technologies to reorganize and re-imagine healthcare, with an eye on both price and investments in customer experience (CX), PwC envisions in their latest report on The New Health Economy in the Age of Disruption. In this vision, healthcare will be a more flexible marketplace underpinned by data, platforms, and workers. Health Forum, held at the Lansdowne Resort on 7-8 May 2018.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

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The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. Today in America, electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in most physician offices and virtually all hospitals. Chapter 5 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , details the promise of digital health: wearable, shareable and virtual.

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

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My focus is all-health, all-the-time, so I’m weaving the connections between connected cars, home appliances, telecoms, and Big Tech who put on the Ritz and glitz today and tomorrow for the press. This is my ninth year attending CES, and at the beginning, “digital health” was more about gadgets and wearable tech than the broader theme of connected health that I’m weaving.

The Path to Scale for Digital Therapeutics

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There are now many examples of how a digital intervention can have the same or better clinical outcome as a chemical therapeutic, demonstrating the power of connected health, particularly in the realm of lifestyle-related chronic illness. There is also a fear of investigator bias while looking at data prior to the conclusion of the trial. I asked my friend and colleague, Rob Havasy , HIMSS subject matter expert in connected health, his opinion on this topic.

What HealthyThinker Is Thinking About Health at CES 2020

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Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations. At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. Your car as a third space for health.

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

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Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Philips surveyed health care professionals and consumers living in 15 countries, from North America to Asia, and found that these health systems share one over-arching objective: to provide quality care with improved experiences for both patients and healthcare professionals. Patients view their health care professionals as “sherpas” to digital health data.

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey

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Patients searching online for health information and health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report for 2019 was developed in collaboration with the Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health. Rock Health’s top-line findings were that: Patient-generated health data creates opportunity, and potential challenges.

#SPM2018 Hot Topic: Can a Market for Health Data also Protect Patients’ Rights to Their Data?

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17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. We know that researchers need access to good quality data. With more efficient access to data sources, medical researchers can spend more time on analysis that enhances our medical knowledgebase and less time compiling data. As an SPM board member, I have the privilege of introducing Bill, who will speak about the value of aggregated health data from the researcher’s perspective.

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

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I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. Quite recently, health-tech app developers were frustrated by lack of smartphone penetration among older people — lots of the very folks who could benefit from self-tracking data that can be useful for managing chronic conditions. I discussed that important public health/economic challenge here in Health Populi from a RAND report.].

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

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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.

Coming Soon… The New Mobile Age

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This is gratifying personally, but also brings in new audience members and broadens the discussion about connected health. Given the warm reception The Internet of Healthy Things received, I have also been working on a new book which we’ll release this fall at the Connected Health Conference. It is no coincidence that the theme of the book marries well with an important initiative that our friends at Personal Connected Health Alliance are leading on Healthy Longevity.

Connected Health Initiative Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding Digital Health Tools to Fight COVID-19

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The safest way to combat this disease and provide such services is voice and video tech that enables a patient in their home to connect with clinicians. Beyond live voice and video consultations, clinicians treating those with COVID-19 will need to monitor patient-generated health data collected throughout the day. Reams of data already demonstrate that continuous monitoring enables the most informed and timely clinical interventions, which saves lives.

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

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The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. In fact, in our search for devices and tools underpinned with clinical proof, evidence is growing for consumer-facing technology for heart-health, demonstrated by this year’s CES. One in two people would like to monitor stress and heart health, and 33% would like to monitor blood glucose levels.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

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“Digital transformation” is the corporate strategy flavor of the moment across industries, and the health are sector isn’t immune from the trend. As this 13th year of the annual Health 2.0 Conference kicks off this week, I’m focused on finding digital health innovations that engage people — consumers, caregivers, patients, health citizens all. As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0 The post Prelude to Health 2.0

Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

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Seeking health information online along with researching other patients’ perspectives on doctors are now as common as booking dinner reservations and reading restaurant reviews, based on Rock Health’s latest health consumer survey, Beyond Wellness for the Healthy: Digital Health Consumer Adoption 2018. The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found.