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.

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.

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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.

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.

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. The transparency, accuracy and efficiency of blockchain technology have made it attractive for its adoption by Wall Street. 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.

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. It has spawned interest in telehealth as a treatment tool.

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.

How Telehealth Makes It Harder for Seniors To Get Healthcare

VSee

Is telehealth increasing access or creating barriers to healthcare for seniors? How can we design accessible telehealth service for seniors and the elderly? What must we consider for telehealth to help our seniors age well and age in place? Dr. Casey Pierce from the University of Michigan School of Information has been studying the effects.

Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5 This indicated that if an effective pre-triage function was set up within a telehealth app, patient pressure on GPs could be reduced by up to 73 percent.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

Disruption Is Healthcare’s New Normal

Health Populi

asked by François de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute. health care industry wonks (including me) have used the “d” word in conversation, presentation, and prognostication.

Care Gets Personal at Philips for Parents and Babies

Health Populi

Our homes should nurture our health. In addition to nutrition and good food, positive relationships, clean air and water, and the basic needs that bolster whole health, technology is playing a growing role to help us manage health at home.

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.

Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer

The Digital Health Corner

Few have rivaled targeted cancer therapies based on digital health, specifically genomics in scope and breadth. I’d like to touch on a few ways in which digital technology is impacting cancer. IBM Watson Health has recently partnered with Quest Diagnostics to provide clinicians with recommended “… unbiased, evidence-based approaches based on a detailed view of the tumor’s mutations, scientific journals, and MSK’s OncoKB, a precision oncology knowledge base.”

The new Digital Health model : Disruption, Engagement, Integration and Trust

Lloyd Price

Traditional digital health models Most developed countries have moved away from paper-based healthcare solutions and have adopted or are in the process of adopting ‘traditional’ digital healthcare models (see Figure 4). It is looking to move health information to the cloud.

CMS's 2019 proposal makes broad strides in telehealth, interoperability, documentation

Mobi Health News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its new proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program updates for 2019, and the announcement includes some big strides forward in promoting digital health technology, including widened telemedicine coverage, an overhaul of documentation requirements, and a new focus on interoperability

The Digital Health Hype Cycle 2018

Lloyd Price

As we enter the 8th week of 2018, I wanted to share my thoughts on what I see as the cutting edge, emerging, developing and mature technologies from around the digital health world visualised in a "Digital Health Hype Cycle 2018" infographic.

Swinburne University of Technology partners with Coviu for telehealth education

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Swinburne University of Technology, a public university located in Melbourne, Australia, has partnered with Coviu, a telehealth software platform, to further embed digital health technology in the classroom, clinic and research.

Boston Children’s, Brigham and Women’s & Northwell Health leverage virtual assistants for a better patient care experience

Consumer eHealth Engagement

During the World Congress Patient Experience & Engagement Summit in Boston, I led a panel with these innovative health systems, discussing how they are using virtual health assistants (e.g. Within healthcare, innovation driven organizations are exploring how to empower patients with virtual health agents to access relevant care information (e.g. health condition, procedure) and the capability to escalate to a care provider as needed.

Time To Get Clear About Digital Care Limititations

Healthcare IT Today

I stumbled across a story featuring what has to be one of the more unfortunate uses of digital health technology I’ve ever encountered. Today.

19Labs partners with American Well to offer GALE Telehealth 2.0 point of care solutions

19labs

The partnership makes on-site care more versatile, affordable and accessible, going beyond traditional kiosks to greatly expand employers' telehealth options BOSTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 19Labs, the creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0

19Labs partners with American Well to offer GALE Telehealth 2.0 point of care solutions

19labs

The partnership makes on-site care more versatile, affordable and accessible, going beyond traditional kiosks to greatly expand employers' telehealth options Original Article 19Labs, the creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0 "It allows us to offer enhanced Telehealth 2.0

Torrey Pines Invests in 19Labs' Innovative Telehealth 2.0 Point of Care Solutions

19labs

SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrey Pines Investment today announced its commitment to support 19Labs, creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0 GALE Telehealth 2.0 Learn more at [link] About 19Labs 19Labs is making healthcare accessible with smart, affordable telehealth 2.0

#DHIS15 Recap: B2B2C, Mobile First, Telehealth 2.0, and more

American Well

We want fee for value all day long” was one of several opening statements made by Optum CEO Larry Renfro at the start of the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit on Tuesday November 3 in Boston. Telehealth 2.0 is a win for population health management.

AMA sees surge in health IT adoption, 'rise of the digital-native physician'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Physicians' use and appreciation of information technology and digital health tools has seen a big uptick over the past five years, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association. The new AMA Digital Health Research sees attitudes and expectations changing among the physicians it surveyed. According to the report, adoption is encouraging across the seven categories: Telehealth and virtual visits.

Telemedicine Services Demand Pressures Payers

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Health care executives and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telemedicine services. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also be pushed to approve software and other digital health technologies.

Three Ways Technology Can Address Healthcare’s Growing Pains

Mobile Health Matters

Science and medicine continue to advance at an astonishing rate thanks to technological innovation. We have already seen digital health solutions that promise to transform patient care in our lifetime.

5 Trends from the American Telemedicine Association Conference 2019

Enzyme Health

Get a recap of the most noteworthy insights from this year’s discussions and learn what telehealth industry leaders have to say about the future of digital health. The ATA is the world’s largest association dedicated to telehealth.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

Transforming Healthcare Through the Power of Partnerships

Digital Health Today

One-on-One with Tom Lindquist, CEO, Allina Health Aetna JV. 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 Tom LIndquist, CEO, Allina Health Aetna.

Four tech and aging blog posts from September 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The four blog posts from September : MIT Technology Review’s "Old Age is Over" is thought provoking. Or in the case of the technology section – " Old Age is Made Up ," written by Joe Coughlin, head of the MIT Age Lab, the content is just plain provoking.

Investors are pouring billions of dollars into Smart Home HealthTech in 2019

Lloyd Price

Enthusiasm for home health technologies continues to mount, fueled by the aging population, demands for personalized healthcare and convenience, population health efforts and the shift to value-based care. Integration Experts say integration is key to advancing home health tools.

Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Why 2017 Was a Win for Connected Health

ConnectedHealth

As we look to the year ahead, this is an important time to reflect on 2017, and the exciting developments that will make 2018 even better for connected health innovation. 2017 was a busy and successful year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). This is a huge win for connected health innovators. This marks a huge step for digital medicine and the adoption of PGHD into the management and treatment of chronic conditions.

11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

E-CareManagement

Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement & Behavior Change. The Healthcare Unbound Conference will focus on technology- enabled consumer engagement and behavior change. Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media.

Fresenius Connected Health: Improving Patient Care Through New Technology

Lloyd Price

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is adopting and supporting new Connected Health technologies that empower patients to monitor, collect, and share health and treatment data with their physicians and care providers. Electronic Health Reporter, n.d.