Digital Health: Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor, To Infinity and Beyond!

Digital Health

The digital health rocket seems to have gotten supercharged lately, at least when it comes to fundraising. billion (Rock Health’s count) or $2.5 billion (Startup Health’s count) was plowed into digital health companies […]. Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor. That is my official blog post foreshadowing. Depending on who you ask, either $1.62 billion (Mercom) or $2.8

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. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

Closing the Digital Health Gap Between Consumers and Physicians

Health Populi

Consumers are more bullish demanding virtual and digital health tools from their physicians than doctors are in providing it, based on the research findings in What can health systems do to encourage physicians to embrace virtual care?

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.

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health.

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.

The Promise of Next Generation of Digital Health

Perficient

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the ecosystem that supports them.

17 digital health mergers and acquisitions from Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

This quarter's M&A action includes big names looking to move into digital health as well as more niche offerings absorbing their competitors.

Using AI-Fueled Tech to Bring Digital Health Care to Millions

Duane Boise

In 2017, Babylon Health, a U.K. Now, partnering with NHS (National Health Services), the app allows over 1.2 However, Babylon Health isn’t alone. Over the past decade, more and more companies have joined the advancement of AI and digital healthcare.

Social Media and Mental Health – Teenage Wasteland or Land of Opportunity?

Digital Health

Listening to end users is key when developing digital health products

Mobi Health News

At this month's Connected Health Conference Preview, digital health developers and providers will explore the best ways to keep the human element front and center.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 15, 2018 — No. 108

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 15, 2018 — No. EBD Group has partnered with Demy-Colton to produce a new, three-part report providing insights into digital medicine, which is a subset of digital health encompassing products with potential for disease management.

Doctors orders: How Ali Parsa plans to make digital health startup Babylon the "Google of Healthcare"

Lloyd Price

For the latest installment of our Big Interview series where we catch up with some of the world’s most exciting business leaders, The Drum makes an appointment with Ali Parsa – founder and chief exec of digital health startup Babylon – to find out about his plans to become the Google of healthcare.

Many digital health solutions lack evidence: How physicians can help

KevinMD

Technology makes this an exciting time for health care. Not only are technological advances making health care better, they’re also making it more affordable. Tech Cardiology Mobile health Pulmonology

10 ways Facebook is embracing digital health

Mobi Health News

As social media becomes more ingrained in everyday life it has also become increasingly a part of the digital health space.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 10, 2018 — No. 107 (and 105 & 106)

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 10, 2018 — No. JOIN THE 65,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN! If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. Book: The Fourth Wave: Digital Health.

A new digital divide is keeping older adults from accessing digital health

KevinMD

The digital divide used to be about who had internet access and who didn't, with broad implications for every aspect of life — especially health care. But digital health innovation is growing rapidly, with projections showing a $536.6

If Data Is The New Oil in Healthcare, Will It Be Safe to Drink? The Accenture Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

With the vast majority of patients’ medical records now digitized in electronic health records systems, the opportunities to mine, learn from, and act on the findings are promising for U.S. But can we nudge stakeholders in health and healthcare to “do no harm?”.

Digital health’s big diversity problem

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyThis summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Within the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.”

Poll: Is the FDA Pre-Cert program an effective way to regulate digital health products?

Mobi Health News

The agency has reinvented the process for clearing digital health products but reviews are mixed

National Digital Health Strategies Around the World

Healthcare Guys

As healthcare systems struggle with unsustainability, a shortage of medical professionals, while technological development is soaring, digital health seems to be a viable path toward making healthcare feasible.

Survey: 90% of Americans use Digital Health Tools

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Health plans encourage wearables, so why don’t more plans include wearables? Wellness programs help members develop healthy habits leading to lower expense pressures for chronic health issues for members and payers.

FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

The FDA had a digital health banner day on December 7, announcing one final guidance and two draft guidance documents (with a 60-day comment period). Collectively, these guidances cover a range of digital health issues, and it is worth reading FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s statement about them as well as each individual document: Clinical and Patient Decision Support Software (CDS and PDS) (Draft). Health Care Law and Consulting.

New NHS mental health data hub, Babylon Healthcheck and more UK digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon creates new Healthcheck feature, institute launches £3m competition paving the way for a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and EY releases preliminary findings from survey on digital health attitudes

Communicating value, connectivity helps digital health tools succeed

Mobi Health News

Experts speaking at next week’s Connected Health Conference discuss the importance of technology adoption and how new tools can encourage stronger patient-provider relationships

I Want a New Drug, Part 2 –Digital Therapeutics on the Rise

Digital Health

In the last month I have spoken at an event about digital therapeutics and been invited to speak at 5 more unrelated events on the same topic (note: I am not doing them all).

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

Blockchain was first developed as a means of transaction for the digital currency Bitcoin. now that it has entered the digital world (albeit tepidly) via EHRs and IT support. One of the most obvious benefits of blockchain resides in improving privacy of electronic health records. Herding a patient’s data from many sources into a single record has always been a lofty goal of digital health.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Sep 23, 2018 — No. 104

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Sep 23, 2018 — No. JOIN THE 65,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN! If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. Book: The Fourth Wave: Digital Health.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? May 23, 2018 ? #327

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 63,032 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Roundup: Digital health payer news of Q1 2018

Mobi Health News

Digital health-focused news from payers during the first quarter of 2018 generally focused on employee wellness and app-focused member engagement strategies, with a handful of similar partnerships or deals announced around the edges.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Sep 4, 2018 ? #341

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 64,706 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Israeli government dips into digital health with $33M grant

Mobi Health News

Israel is continuing to carve out its space as a digital health hub in the Middle East. Today the Israeli government announced a $33 million grant aimed at furthering the country's foothold in digital health, specifically in biotech and medicine, according to Reuters

Thiel Fellowship's newest cohort highlights digital health

Mobi Health News

Digital health is on the brain of some emerging entrepreneurs this year. Last week the Thiel Foundation announced its latest winners of its entrepreneurial technology fellowship, and among them were three candidates with a digital health focus

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Aug 20, 2018 ? #339

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 64,420 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Rock Health: Digital health adoption on the rise, but wearables, telemedicine lag behind

Mobi Health News

Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the past three years, Rock Health has surveyed 4,000 U.S. adults about digital health use and perceptions

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Sep 13, 2018 — No. 103

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Sep 13, 2018 — No. JOIN THE 64,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN! If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. Notable Health has closed a $13.5

Nine dermatology-focused digital health platforms

Mobi Health News

Smartphone and computer cameras have opened up new possibilities for dermatology: there is now a whole field dedicated to the world of teledermatology, and a plethora of companies sprouting up for both physician and patient-facing dermatology apps and platforms

Patient advocates: We can help innovators build digital health tools

Mobi Health News

From design to validation to deployment, any novel health tech innovation comes with a number of challenges and considerations that requires a coordinated effort from every stakeholder

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Sep 11, 2018 ? #342

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 64,845 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

15 digital health mergers, acquisitions from Q2 2018

Mobi Health News

But that deal was just the capstone on a busy quarter with 15 digital health mergers and acquisitions. The area of digital health shaken up the most by deal activity this quarter was certainly telemedicine.

Rwanda : The Digital Health Pioneer

Lloyd Price

This has translated into improvements in the health situation. All targets related to the three health-MDGs were met, with a notable success in reduction of child mortality and considerable improvements in maternal health. "Rwanda’s

Rock Health: Slow gains for female leadership in digital health

Mobi Health News

The report, which includes a mix of online sources and survey responses of hundreds of women in the industry, found the percentage of women represented in digital health leadership particularly lacking.

Digital health deals: HIMSS18 Edition

Mobi Health News

Predictive analytics platform Clew Medical has recently announced its partnership with WakeMed for its clinical trials in the eICU to detect patient deterioration in realtime.