The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones.

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

Health Populi

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.

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. Learn more at Coral Health.

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech.

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 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.

mHealth Events to attend in 2019

mHealth Insight

In 2018 there were at least 39 mHealth events held around the world (in Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and the USA).

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. So why don’t patients use online health records yet? Half of U.S.

mHealth Insights live from #HIMSS18

mHealth Insight

Fortunately I’ve managed to convince/beg the brilliant Dr Chris Bickford MD to step into my conference-floor-pounding-shoes and provide some opinions and live updates from the world’s biggest Health IT Conference and Exhibition being held in Las Vegas.

The Most Important Trends For Health in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report Aren’t About Health Care

Health Populi

The health care section of Mary Meeker’s 334-page annual report, Internet Trends 2019 , comprises 24 of those pages (270 through 293). For health care, the application of FHIR standards helps mobilize data for better health, turbocharging this trend.

Who will regulate mHealth? Patient Engagement at Crossroads; New Alliance Takes On Interoperability

Chilmark Research

As we’ve reported in a previous post , HIMSS13 afforded enormous buzz and less enlightenment regarding the state of health IT, particularly the four key areas we see as essential to this industry making a true difference in patient care. Public vs. Private Oversight of Mobile Health.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity.

mHealth guide to Mobile World Congress 2019

mHealth Insight

Last year mHealth fell off the radar for the GSMA and there was no mHealth content at the world’s biggest mobile industry conference and exhibition (held annually in Barcelona – [link]. Best Mobile Innovation for Health and BioTech c. CEO, Health.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

Health literacy, numeracy bar entry in dieting apps

Mobi Health News

At this year’s Connected Health conference in Boston, Sherry Pagoto, director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, discussed the social and skill set barriers to weight loss.

Coming Soon… The New Mobile Age

The cHealth Blog

This is gratifying personally, but also brings in new audience members and broadens the discussion about connected health. Aging Baby Boomers want control of their health and want to grow old on their own terms. I have fallen behind on blogging over the last few months.

2018: Shifting Healthcare’s Mindset to the Mobile Patient

Mobile Health Matters

Not only are there major challenges connected to an increasingly aging population and outdated healthcare infrastructure, but the industry is also adapting to the policies associated with a new presidential administration. Meeting Mobile Health Challenges.

SEARCH is Headed to the West Coast

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health will hold its SEARCH 2018 symposium at the Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, (San Diego) California, on October 24-25. Connected Health SEARCH 2018 Featured

Finally, Some Concrete Use Cases for Telehealth

Chilmark Research

The top-fold placement of the story was indeed nice, as was the accompanying interview suggesting that technology in general can improve population health , but the article wasn’t exactly news to the healthcare industry.

3 Real-World Reasons the Scripps Study Failed

Chilmark Research

Figure from Chilmark’s Connected Health Report). The results of a six-month study on the impact of connected devices on chronically ill patients are in – and they’re not good. Remote Monitoring CAN work – but that doesn’t mean it WILL.

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Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

Chilmark Research

beaming in specialists for acute consultations in rural areas) they’ve been less eager to adopt telehealth – generally defined as video-based visit platforms to connect patients and doctors to replace an in-person visit with a virtual one.

Progress Amidst the Stumbles: Patient Engagement at #HIMSS15

Chilmark Research

So while it’s nice to see greater attention being given to design, mobile features, and so on, health systems out there are still not moving much further past the VDT/e-mail type use cases for now. Connected Health consumer health Engagement health portals mHealth Retail Health Uncategorized

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2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement

Chilmark Research

Big on promises from industry on wearables, smartphone platforms, and connected health, to the tune of over half a billion dollars of VC investments in consumer-related healthcare companies. For better or for worse, 2014 was a big year for consumer engagement.

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The Digital Pharmacy: Walgreens’ Emerging Strategy

Chilmark Research

The Walgreens PR team has been busy of late, announcing a spate of partnerships that aim to transform them from a brick-and-mortar retail pharmacy into a digital one-stop shop for health care consumers.

mHealth13: Lots Going On, But Few New Developments

Chilmark Research

Another year, another mHealth Summit. However, despite some early hints of maturity, the mHealth Summit revealed the mobile healthcare market’s overall identity confusion. The FDA’s recent ruling on mHealth has caused more confusion than it has cleared up.

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#PGHD: Buzzword to Business

Chilmark Research

This week, I read an article from February that provided an overview of the health IT infrastructure required for population health management (PHM). Is there more that goes into “a 360 degree view” of our health?

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Payers Refocus Efforts on ROI for Member Engagement

Chilmark Research

For one thing, the traditional health insurance business model continues to erode, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has capped medical loss ratios (MLRs) and has completely stripped payers of their ability to underwrite based on health risk.

Branding, Cheerleading, and even some Progress

Chilmark Research

“There’s no wrong way to spend your time at Health2.0.” – Health 2.0. Last week, hundreds gathered from around the world for the 8 th annual Health 2.0 Chilmark Research Connected Health consumer health Engagement health portals mHealth Population Health Management Uncategorized

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HIMSS or Bust

Chilmark Research

ACO Analytics Care Management Chilmark Research Cloud Computing Connected Health consumer health Engagement Interoperability mHealth policy telemedicine Uncategorized Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange HIMSS'14 PHM population health management

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Can Apple Keep the Doctor Away?

Chilmark Research

More detail is available elsewhere , but the basics are that this fall, Apple will release an app called “Health” to track and store multiple health data, mostly from devices, of around 60 parameters upon release with iOS 8. to help fill the healthcare void when patients are away from a health facility. But they are also, finally, addressing a problem that has plagued health apps for years: an inability to aggregate data into one spot for a more complete view of one’s health.

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Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

In a few short weeks, the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) is set to deliver an official recommendation on the topic of Stage 3’s patient engagement requirements to the ONC. care partners or those who assist them) to help address a health concern.”.

Out and About

Chilmark Research

All have said it will require a major restructuring of the healthcare industrial complex and that the patient/member/consumer/employee must be engaged to take personal responsibility for the management of their health. CHR Connected Health consumer health Engagement mHealth Uncategorized

3 Quick Thoughts on Apple Watch

Chilmark Research

Apple’s announcement will bring digital health closer into the mainstream, but by how much remains to be seen. Data are passively sent to the Health App in the iPhone, enabling users to keep a log of their health activity. Once again, Apple managed to leave the dedicated health care folks out there tantalized but somewhat frustrated. Or is this just more fodder for the hypemen who are taking over and bloating the digital health frontier?

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. It’s about taking things that have been around before, “making them smart and through connecting them to the internet making the product perform better for the person who’s using it.”

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. It’s about taking things that have been around before, “making them smart and through connecting them to the internet making the product perform better for the person who’s using it.”

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. It’s about taking things that have been around before, “making them smart and through connecting them to the internet making the product perform better for the person who’s using it.”

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. It’s about taking things that have been around before, “making them smart and through connecting them to the internet making the product perform better for the person who’s using it.”

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. IoT is not necessarily just about remote sensors, and in fact the IoT story is two different stories – one inside the health care facility, and one outside.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. IoT is not necessarily just about remote sensors, and in fact the IoT story is two different stories – one inside the health care facility, and one outside.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. IoT is not necessarily just about remote sensors, and in fact the IoT story is two different stories – one inside the health care facility, and one outside.