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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.

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Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

In his testimony on healthcare market’s consolidation effects on quality, cost and access, Paul Ginsberg, Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics cites some key drivers of consolidation. The costs for EHR and other technology acquisition and maintenance are too costly for smaller hospitals, and pressures of decreased payment rates are increasing on the provider side.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The mission of public health is to improve the public health and achieve equity in health status.

Digital health technologies come with 'responsibility of imagining unintended consequences'

Mobi Health News

Speaking today in Boston, Luminary Labs CEO Sara Holoubek urged listeners to embrace ethics-focused practices within their organizations

Digital Health Technologies for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Digital Health Corner

While it might seem incongruous on the surface to discuss digital technology and a population with significant cognitive challenges, I will illustrate how it can be beneficial at different stages of the disease’s course. The ability of digital tools to detect early diagnosis of Ad is important in medical and social planning for the patient and family. Some have taken traditional diagnostic tools and transformed them into a digital platform.

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.

9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

Healthcare Guys

Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a 9m funding boost through the governments Digital Health Technology Catalyst it was announced today.The catalyst, delivered by UK Research and Innovation, aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovation, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, to ensure the UK remains at the leading-edge of innovative healthcare

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. Digital technology use in the addiction space is not a new concept. The creation of virtual resources for information, guidance and support is necessary to addicts who are, for the most part digitally connected.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. I’d like to discuss what I believe are five areas of significant opportunity for quality technologies.

Five Reasons why the FDA got it Right with Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

The FDA recently announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Digital health differs significantly from drugs and traditional medical devices around which the FDA has developed its structure and policies over decades. Digital health software technologies have far less involvement by clinicians in product development than Pharma or medical device companies. The Action Plan builds on and improves previous digital health guidances.

TELUS Health and Babylon to bring advanced digital health technologies to Canada

Lloyd Price

A recent study by the Canadian Medical Association, found that three out of four Canadians (75 per cent) believe that new technologies could solve existing issues in our healthcare system.

Strengths, Opportunities, Constraints and Barriers to the Commercialisation of Evidence Based Digital Health Technologies in Australia

Lloyd Price

DIGITAL HEALTH: CREATING A NEW GROWTH INDUSTRY FOR AUSTRALIAREPORT The rapid changes driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0)1 Such a complex system slows the uptake of new technologies and innovation and their transfer to the front lines of healthcare.

Apple Watch Series 4: Intelligent Guardian for Your Health

33 Charts

But Intelligent guardian for your health is pretty damn close. It’s funny that the tech companies creating technology to replace a doctor’s traditional work are quick to reassure doctors that they won’t be replaced. Digital Health Technology Apple Watch Digital health

Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5 When patients were given direct control over repeat prescription ordering they only ordered 31 percent of total possible items, demonstrating the scope for the technology to reduce over-ordering waste.

[Guide] Top 5 Digital Health Trends for Providers – The Challenge

Perficient

This blog series highlights the top five digital health trends for providers. Achieving the goals of these models requires the adoption of novel processes, tools, and technologies, all of which can be risky to execute.

Philips’ Future Health Index 2019 report focuses on the role digital health technology plays in improving both the clinician and patient experience

Lloyd Price

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced the publication of its Future Health Index (FHI) 2019 report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients’ [1].

Six digital health projects helping citizens lead healthier lives

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Since April we have been supporting six digital health projects in Scotland that want to make data available and useful to citizens, to help them lead healthier lives and more independent lives.

Why do Digital Health startups keep failing?

Lloyd Price

Instead, digital health startups should try need-driven innovation. A decade ago, a wave of companies promised to transform people’s health by allowing them to track data about their eating, sleep, exercise, and other habits.

Nokia plans to sell digital health division back to Withings cofounder

Mobi Health News

Almost exactly two years after Nokia acquired French health technology company Withings, it has announced that it is in negations to sell its digital health division back to Withings cofounder Éric Carreel. The deal is expected to close in late Q2

What Are Digital Health Services & Technologies?

Waracle

Increased proliferation of mobile and web-based technologies such as wearables, smartphones and apps, are not only changing the way we interact and communicate, they’re actively transforming the way we track and monitor our health and well-being. Digital health services and technologies comprise a wide range of categories including personalised medicine, telehealth, telemedicine, wearables, health information technology and mobile health (mHealth).

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

The expanding need for drilled down relevant data has led to the development of creative sophisticated data analytics technologies. These developments have evolved the registry into a living digital narrative. It is also essential to all true value-based reimbursement models being discussed or implemented in health care. As one can see, registries performed with quality technologies can have profound effects on healthcare from many standpoints.

WHO releases 10 recommendations on digital health interventions to improve care

FierceHealthIT

The World Health Organization developed recommendations on 10 ways the global healthcare industry can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services

One on One Interview with Rachel Francine, CEO and Co-Founder of Music Health Technologies

Digital Health Today

My name is Rachel Francine and I am the co-founder and CEO of musical health technologies, we created a digital health platform, Singfit. Carrie: Tell me a little bit about yourself and what brings you to the Connected Health Conference?

Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

Stanford Medicine interviewed 523 physicians and 210 medical students and residents in September and October 2019 to assess clinicians’ perspectives on digital health topics for this study. One in three doctors uses genetic screening, and one in four, wearable health devices.

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO joins Google, AbleTo brings on new CEO, and more digital health hires

Mobi Health News

Behavioral health technology provider AbleTo has announced Trip Hofer as its new CEO. Hofer most recently held the title of president of accordant health services as CVS Specialty, and prior to that held senior positions at OptumHealth and Health Dialog

Overcoming Reimbursement Hurdles for Digital Health Startups and Technologies

Digital Health Today

During this year’s MedCityInvest Digital Health conference, Demi Radeva, one of Digital Health Today’s global ambassadors, had the chance to sit down one-on-one with Marcus Schabacker M.D, Q3: The NHS recently published new evidence guidelines for digital health startups.

Kardia Band for Apple Watch – 4 Lessons From the Hype Cycle

33 Charts

Mandrola delivered the kind of balanced insight that helps non-cardiologist readers like me understand where this technology fits – and where it possibly doesn’t. Our understanding should not be left to marketeers and digital health self-promoters.

How To Teach Kids (Digital) Health Literacy?

Healthcare Guys

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. As its an awfully difficult job, we collected examples where digital health technology could help and in which areas should analog methods prevail

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

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Being Philips, what underpins that quality and experience is technology; Philips explored telehealth, AI, digital health records (DHRs), and other digital health tools that can engage patients.

What Are Digital Health Services & Technologies?

Waracle

Increased proliferation of mobile and web-based technologies such as wearables, smartphones and apps, are not only changing the way we interact and communicate, they’re actively transforming the way we track and monitor our health and well-being. Digital health services and technologies comprise a wide range of categories including personalised medicine, telehealth, telemedicine, wearables, health information technology and mobile health (mHealth).

Industry Voices—Do we really need more health apps and wearables? The shifting focus of digital health

FierceHealthIT

A significant percentage of what is classified as mobile “digital healthtechnology is not having an impact from a medical perspective because it is not reaching the right people.

Mayo Clinic hires health IT veteran John Halamka to lead digital health strategy, AI projects

FierceHealthIT

Health IT pioneer John Halamka, M.D. is leaving Massachusetts after 23 years to lead Mayo Clinic's digital health services and data strategy.

How Digital Technology Is Helping With Cancer Health Issues

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Considering how far we come through technology, it’s taking massive strides in regards to managing health and creating new solutions to major health issues.

How Telehealth Makes It Harder for Seniors To Get Healthcare

VSee

Telemedicine News Tips & Techniques community health computer mediated communication consumer health technology design digital health elderly care Pew Research Internet and American Survey telehealth for seniors telehealth technology UMichIs telehealth increasing access or creating barriers to healthcare for seniors? How can we design accessible telehealth service for seniors and the elderly?

Ionic – Fitbit’s Expensive Step Counter

33 Charts

Health devices likely won’t stand alone. Health applications will become increasingly prescriptive and demanding and will succeed only when piggy-backed on a secure platform or space that can handle the load. I’m concerned that the Ionic won’t hold its water as a player in health.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

Digital Therapeutics – The Third Phase of Medicine

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Chrissy Farr in Technology Review ( Can Digital Therapeutics Be as Good as Drugs ?) this week pulls back the curtain on digital therapeutics , Silicon Valley’s latest angle in health. Digital therapeutics as innovation red meat.

Why Digital Health Is Beneficial To Clinical Trials

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The emergence of new digital health technologies will hopefully change this. With digital health, researchers and physicians now have access to reputable providers outside their clinic where they can get answers, not in a week or in a month, but instantly on-demand when needed.

Google Maps and the Calorie Question

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It raises interesting questions surrounding technology, information and the individual experience of living with disease. This fact is never more evident than in health and wellness. Developers will be unable to account for every way that their technology will impact users.