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

Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

Uncertainty abounds when managing digital health regulatory uncertainty regarding the FDA and other international regulatory bodies. When managing digital health regulatory uncertainty, the bottom line is whether your product is a medical device or not.

Consumers’ and Physicians’ Growing Embrace of Digital Health via PwC

Health Populi

We’ve reached an inflection point on the demand side among consumers for digital health options, PwC suggests in their report on the New Health Economy coming of age. The report outlines health/care industry issues for 2019, with a strong focus on digital health.

Looking across international borders for digital health tools

Mobi Health News

Panelists at the Connected Health Conference in Boston spoke about the importance of digital health alliances and learning from countries sometimes ignored in the space.

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?

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.

AMA launches Digital Health Implementation Playbook

Mobi Health News

The new playbook will include a step-by-step approach to implementing digital health tools, as well as best practices and other resources.

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.

Caretech as the new Digital Health

33 Charts

When it comes to health and technology, language matters. Chrissy Farr of CNBC during WWDC: ” Quick note that it’s 2 hours in and Apple has not used the term “digital health.” I suggested that maybe ‘digital health’ is now just health again.

What You Really Need to Know about Digital Health

Medical Connectivity

Just where does one draw the boundaries around "digital health?". We’ll cut through the noise and conventional thinking to key issues regarding what’s needed and what to avoid, in order to be successful in the digital health market.

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.

54 digital health mergers and acquisitions in 2018

Mobi Health News

billion were spent on digital health acquisitions this year From Amazon's acquisition of PillPack to Best Buy's purchase of GreatCall, over $7.5

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

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.

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.

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.”

In-Depth: Looking back at 10 years of digital health coverage

Mobi Health News

As MobiHealthNews turns 10, we've chosen a story from each year to tell a small piece of our story, and the story of digital health

Creating a Platform for Digital Health Innovation with Google Cloud at HIMSS 2019

Perficient

This week is HIMSS 2019 bringing together more than 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world in Orlando, FL. This is 100% in line with Perficient’s view on driving Digital Health.

The Challenge of False-Positive Test Results: Digital Health

Perficient

Envision an organization that is a recognized leader in digital, broadly defined. In the process, they routinely capture social determinant data that might be valuable for a clinical team developing an early intervention program for mental health monitoring. How do you ensure that your chief digital officer sees these intersections? Centers of clinical, operational, and digital excellence too often exist wholly independent of one another.

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

Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 23, 2019 — No. 119

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 23, 2019 — 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. Digital death? Digital Ritalin.

Creating a Platform for Digital Health Innovation – Google Cloud at HIMSS 2019

Perficient

This week is HIMSS 2019 bringing together more than 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world in Orlando, FL. This is 100% in line with Perficient’s view on driving 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

AMA Announces “Playbook” to Successfully Adopt Digital Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. ” The Digital Health Implementation Playbook offers a guide to the most efficient path for applying digital health solutions including key steps, best practices, and resources […].

71 digital health funding deals from Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

billion in digital health deals Over the quarter, MobiHealthNews tracked $3.3

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.

The Challenge of Shiny Object Syndrome: Digital Health Innovation

Perficient

The problem this creates for a digital-first organization is what could be considered “cultural schizophrenia.” Repeat this scenario and multiply the negative presumptions made in the absence of a clearly articulated digital health strategy. Healthcare organizations need to design inclusive and transparent forums for digital health experimentation and prioritization – and communicate clear prioritization criteria.

Bridging the Cultural and Operational Divide in Digital Health

Perficient

Most healthcare organizations today are undergoing some form of digital transformation. Others are focused on the execution of a much broader digital health strategy, of which innovation plays a critical role. False dawns, unproven business models, and uncertain regulatory environments are among the many reasons for institutional fatigue when it comes to digital health innovation. People, Process, and Technology.

72 digital health funding deals from Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

billion in digital health deals Over the quarter, MobiHealthNews tracked $3.3

The Challenge of Fractured Governance: Digital Health Innovation

Perficient

Fast forward to the digitally integrated healthcare organization of today, and the impact of technology-driven convergence is readily apparent. Health systems and payers alike have a wide choice when it comes to on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid solutions, as well as multi-faceted business analytic tools to harvest data from virtually every environment. The Chief Digital Officer role is part (but only the start) of the solution. it is not simply a win for one digital team.

Five Digital Health Imperatives for Patient Safety

The Digital Health Corner

Perhaps the best definition of patient safety is that of the World Health Organization. Simply put, it is “…the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care.” Digital tools now present opportunities for unprecedented improvements in patient safety. Improving health literacy. In fact, low health literacy is related to higher mortality rates. Improving health literacy via digital tools is not only an opportunity it is necessary.

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 — Jan 11, 2019 — No. 118

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — 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. Digital Health Funding 2018.

Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 30, 2018 — No. 110

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 30, 2018 — No. The second installment of EBD Group and Demy-Colton’s digital medicine report has been released. Download “Digital Medicine 2018 Report: Part 2 – Financing the Future” to learn more.

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?”.

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

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.

Most digital health unicorns lack peer-reviewed research data

Mobi Health News

Outcome Health, Oscar Health and GuaHao are among the worst offenders.

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.