Digital Therapeutics Alliance releases definition, best practices for burgeoning space

Mobi Health News

The definition is broad, but an accompanying whitepaper attempts to pin down the category's place in the industry


Definitive Guide To Purchasing a Telemedicine Platform [White Paper]


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Survey: More workplaces are expanding definition of wellness programs


The new survey from the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity shows well-being and financial health top employers' lists


Healthcare Roundup—HHS looking to narrow definition of gender; USC agrees to $240M settlement


Health and Human Services is seeking to create a legal definition of gender; the University of Southern California reaches a settlement with women who accused a former student health center gynecologist of sexual assault and more healthcare headlines


Bridget Writes: The sickness created by D

Bridge Writes

Well from the last few weeks I can most definitely tell you what the highs and lows do to your body. Thursday, September 29, 2011. The sickness created by D. Have you ever sat and wondered what it was like to live with Diabetes? I mean really live with it, the highs and lows.


Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

Thus if a product meets the definition of an MDDS it is a duck, and cannot claim to be something else because all that's being done is automated record keeping. Currently available smartphones, by themselves, do not meet the definition of a medical device.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

” The latter is consistent with the World Health Organization’s definition of health : “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

The surprising way email can make you a better doctor


Office visits offer definitive evidence that patients need to change. Doctors, you need to improve the patient experience. Your intentions are there, but patients are starving for more. Tests results provide real data to make patients aware of health concerns.

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools


The school nurse has a cart with a high definition screen and digitally connected scopes which allow doctors to evaluate these children from a far. Today there is a rising number of children in the US affected by asthma and diabetes.

How Emergency Medical Services Are Advancing And Why That’s Important

Duane Boise

This rule ensures that patients are brought to a definitive care facility within an hour of rescue and, thanks to the expertise of the paramedics on board and the pilots themselves, this goal is met more often than not.

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How Can Hospital Culture Drive Improved Patient Care?

Mobile Health Matters

Quantitative numbers are useful indicators of a good hospital, but they are not the sole definition of success. What makes a hospital great? Each year, a variety of industry lists designate which hospitals are ‘the best,’ including U.S.

FDA on Software That Isn’t a Medical Device

Medical Connectivity

EHR’s have, rightly or not, long been excluded from FDA’s interest, which is not to say that they don't do anything that falls within the definition of a medical device, or that they can't be dangerous.

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Spectrum Health System plans acquisition of Lakeland Health


Officials said they intend to pursue a definitive agreement and due diligence over the next few months with an agreement expected to be finalized by Oct.


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

Health Populi

The former can be thought of as software-as-medicine, and the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (yes, there’s now an industry association for the field) illustrates their broad definition of the concept in the diagram here.

FDA to Divide Cybersecurity Risk Into Two Tiers

Medical Connectivity

A curiosity here is that this definition seems to exclude non-electronic devices that inherently have no cybersecurity issues.


Free Webinar: Telehealth 101! Register today!

Telehealth Blog

This one-hour, interactive presentation will help you: • Define basic definitions. Join us on February 13 at noon CST. Register Here! Every month on the Second Tuesday at noon, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center offers Telehealth 101 – The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine.

Making waves

Design for Health

You can still sort of see the concentric circles on the right, but the other people are definitely having an impact. I’ll do a separate post on that soon, but there’s definitely a way for us to architect these events for ourselves, for other people, and for companies.


Be Thankful by Engaging With Grace and Talking About Your End-of-Life Wishes With Loved Ones

Health Populi

Remember Merriam-Webster’s definition of the noun and holiday we celebrate in America ever fourth Thursday of November, every year. “Thanksgiving.” Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word, first, as “the act of giving thanks.” Second, it’s “a prayer of expressing gratitude.”

Reduce infections in your hospital with artificial intelligence

Healthcare Guys

Working with vendor DASH Analytics, the organization is using the DASH Analytics High-Definition Care Platform (HDCP). Surgical site infections are a serious problem at any hospital, but new tools are being used to predict the likelihood of them occurring – and saving lives in the process.

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New Infographic: Risks of HIPAA Business Associate Relationships

HitPoint Blog

One of the most notable impacts of the 2013 Omnibus HIPAA rule was the expanded definition of business associates; since then individuals and entities that qualify are subject to the same hefty penalties as covered entities.


Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

One in five seniors is monitoring health issues via technologies, which include by definition websites, mobile apps, digital assistants, personal medical devices, or fitness monitors. Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

Employers will endeavor to artfully design consumer-directed benefit plans (CDHPs) that nudge insured workers toward healthier habits, while integrating a broader definition of wellness. Today is Boxing Day and St.

What is caregiving technology, anyway?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Parks Associates provided 6 broad categories and examples in the 2016 Caregiving Innovation Frontiers report – the broadest categorization and definition of ‘care and caregiving.’ A term that means what you want it to mean. Search for the term ‘caregiving technology’.


FDA Busy With Software

Medical Connectivity

That act removed certain types of medically related software from the definition of a medical device, and correspondingly removed them from FDA regulation even if the FDA wasn't actually regulating them.

Telehealth 101 Available Online and On Site

Telehealth Blog

This interactive 1-hour session helps participants: • Understand basic definitions. The South Central Telehealth Resource Center offers Telehealth 101: The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine online and on site.

The Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine

American Well Blog

There are no universal definitions for the terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine,” which makes it impossible to differentiate them entirely from one another. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) identifies telehealth’s definition as broader in scope than that of telemedicine, covering remote healthcare services that are both clinical and non-clinical. Can you think of another word with 104 unique definitions?

Provider Directories – part 1


So I’ve been sort of following the Validated Directory track at the Connectathon in San Antonio.


Weekender 1/18/19

HIStalk Weekender

Definitive Healthcare acquires HIMSS Analytics. Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics. Weekly News Recap. Atul Gawande cancels his HIMSS19 keynote without explanation. 24 hospitals in Ontario invoke downtime procedures after a virus brings down their IT systems.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2018

Telehealth Blog

Revises the provision which authorizes health care providers to offer telemedicine services; provides definitions and conditions on providers offering telemedicine services; authorizes the state board of medical licensure to promulgate rules relating to telemedicine with certain exceptions.

FHIR Core Extensions


This is particularly useful if you are setting up your own FHIR server and want to pre-load them with the code definitions in the spec. A really short post to record how to download the core extensions in the spec (This came up in a FHIR Chat today). They can be found at: [link]. link]. Just download from the link above, remove the id from the bundle, change the bundle type to ‘batch’ and POST to the root of the server. Thanks Lloyd


Avoiding Bad Decisions

Design for Health

The form definitely matters depending on the situation, but after the first few times I tried drawing one of these out, I quickly realized that it was all about how I thought about the situation. I’ve made bad decisions. We all have.


Trend Watch: Digital Twins

Design for Health

There’s definitely a lot of technology solutions that are searching for problems. Over the past couple of years, there’s been increasing press about the concept of the “Digital Twin.”

Healthcare Information In-Security Is the New Normal

Health Populi

“The challenges created by legacy technologies are, by definition, decades in the making. Three-fourths of healthcare providers experienced a data breach in 2017, according to the HIMSS 2018 Cybersecurity Survey. Health data insecurity is the new normal.

Understanding #FHIR Patterns

Health Intersections

There are 3 other patterns: Event : A pattern to be followed by resources that represent the performance of some activity, possibly in accordance with a request or service definition.


Field Guide to Care Redesign: Systems

Design for Health

So, it’s never enough that you can count each thing (data acquisition), you also have to be very sure that you’re counting the right thing (data definitions). Data Definitions. “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”.

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

Health Populi

Our new data shows that the public has a definite opinion about what issues they feel companies should address and the social impact bar has been set high,” according to Amy Terpeluk, senior partner at Finn Partners.

Why Most Hospitals Are Outsourcing IT — And How to Do It Right.

HitPoint Blog

In the case of a full outsourcing engagement, this definition is very similar to the work of an IT strategic planning project. The solutions required may stretch the definitions of scope in the original contract, and it’s critical that both parties work together to define how these new requirements fit into the scope of the existing work, and what might be additional (or even decreased) work.

Good Coffee + Engaging Design + Banking = Financial Health

Health Populi

” Here’s the video of the Capital One Cafe experience: Health Populi’s Hot Points: Financial health is part of peoples’ overall definition of health and well-being.

Universal Health Care and Financial Inclusion – Not Mutually Exclusive

Health Populi

For poorer citizens, that under-insured definition falls to spending 5% of household income on healthcare payments. banks’ definition of “prime” customers, and 53 mm people are “credit invisibles” without sufficient financial history to build a FICO score.

DoD rolls out new GENESIS sites, with hopes of fewer complaints about electronic medical records system

Healthcare Guys

definitely see a shift in adoption and in excitement, said Stacy Cummings, head of the Program Executive Office for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, in an interview with Federal Times.Everybody I have talked to would say this is our future from legacy to MHS GENESIS is a very positive comparison Planners look to resolve problems and conflicts after new system launched.