A Concerning Gap in Cybersecurity for Medical Technology

Health Populi

Notwithstanding mass adoption of antivirus protection and firewalls among healthcare providers, there remains a security gap for biomedical technologies, according to a report from Zingbox. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center.

Faster Pace for Corporate Investments and Behavioral Health in COVID-Driven Digital Health Era

Health Populi

The pace of digital health investments quickened in the first half of 2020, based on Rock Health’s look at health-tech financing in mid-year. Digital health companies garnered $5.4 Consumer health information.

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Digital Health Gaps in the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Younger Physicians

Health Populi

One universal experience health systems around the globe have witnessed in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic has been the dramatic pivot to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Health Populi

doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). More U.S.

5 Reasons Medical Technology Appears to Fail

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In medicine there’s an endemic mindset that if medical technology doesn’t work it will never work. The EHR, of course, is the poster child for technology’s failure in health care. Reasons for the apparent failure of technology in medicine. Technology is not static.

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 Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts, July 2019 , from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). and in-vehicle technology — all of which can support health and medical applications beyond commoditized activity tracking devices.

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Cities and Inspiring Healthcare Innovation

Health Populi

” This was one pillar for the public health prescription we were given to help mitigate the spread of a very tricky, contagious virus. This is a rich report covering key vertical markets: public safety, transportation, education, transformative tech, smart cities, and health care.

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.

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?”.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has been health inequities faced by millions of people — especially black Americans, who have sustained higher rates morbidity and mortality for COVID-19.

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

Duane Boise

The report furthers that AI clinical support will strengthen medical image diagnosis processes and use AI solutions for hospital workflows will enhance care delivery. 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.

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

Health Populi

The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. Heart-focused technologies are a big part of that growth story.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. A couple of intriguing examples: Ali Health, part of Alibaba (the e-commerce giant), launched a free online clinic in locked-down Hubei (whose capital is Wuhan) where in five days, 100,000 patients received remote consultations. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now.

Are Robots Coming to Healthcare? Consumers Say Not-So-Fast

Health Populi

BotCare is part of the company’s Bixby, an AI platform that supports Samsung’s robotic offerings for environmental health (air), retail, and healthcare. Think: medication reminders and around-the-house services that a human homecare aid might perform, among other medical support tasks. adults would be open to personally using a health care robot, CTA found, with one-third opposed to the concept. Samsung introduced BotCare , a caring robot, at CES 2019.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Five trends comprise the Vision: DARQ Power, the acronym for D istributed ledger technology, A rtificial intelligence (AI), extended R eality, and Q uantum computing.

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey

Health Populi

Patients searching online for health information and health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report for 2019 was developed in collaboration with the Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health. Online health information is re-shaping the relationship between patients and clinicians.

The Venture Valkyrie’s Next AdVenture

Health Populi

Ron Popeil couldn’t incorporate this many features into a contraption – yes, she slices and dices healthcare and technology, places bets on the best of them, and she deploys a whole lot more tools in her Mary Poppins-rich toolbox.

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.

Making Health Care Better, from the N of 1 to the Public’s Health – Trend-Weaving Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Health and our health information are deeply personal. Changing health care and inspiring positive health behaviors is hard to do. But we must and we will, a group of inspiring and inspired people who work across the health/care ecosystem affirmed this week in Dallas at the conference of Medecision Liberation 2019. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

Health Populi

health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. As consumers, people have great expectations from the organizations on the supply side of health care — providers (hospitals and doctors), health insurance plans, pharma and medical device companies. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

UCLA Awarded Federal Grant to Pursue Digital Health Innovation

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UCLA Health has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to create a regional hub for the development of medical technology and digital health tools.Officials attest that the launch of the

Shelly Palmer De-Hypes CES 2019 & Has Lessons for Health/Care

Health Populi

That resonates big for health/care, doesn’t it? When he used the word “interoperability,” I nearly fell out of my chair because that’s such a hot button in health care IT right now. Digging deeper into some of the big trends, Shelly’s observations will also ring authentic to health/care stakeholders… AI is everywhere at CES. ” This fast network technology is very promising, but it’s not here yet.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. At #CES2019, I’m on the lookout for digital technologies that can help people adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that can help consumers save money on medical care and enhance quality of life-years. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health. That hasn’t yet been available to those of us who quantify our steps, weight, sleep, food intake, and other health metrics. Once cleared (planned for Fall 2018), the clinical quality of the data output promises to be a huge advance for consumer-marketed wearable technology that doctors can trust.

New Battery Technology and Medical Innovations

Duane Boise

Battery technology is always advancing, constantly on the brink of a revolutionary development. In a recent publication of Medical Design and Outsourcing, “ three experts from Integer, a global leader in medical device outsourcing ,” weighed in on these advancements.

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A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Health begins at home. Lyn and Frances tested three assumptions that they believed linked housing and health: that housing contributes to health; that housing is not routinely included in health or social planning;’ and that the potential contribution of primary care is wasted. Their conclusion: that the housing-health link was not receiving the recognition that connection needs. Dozens of companies’ technologies are integrated into this home.

How Med Tech CMOs Are Recruiting Influencers And Helping Patients Through Online Groups

Duane Boise

Today, medical tech CMOs are now recruiting influencers to help patients in new and innovative ways using the internet. With access to millions of patients worldwide, med techs are now able to collect valuable information and medical history from specific groups of individuals at any time.

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How Apps Are Making Healthcare Accessible For Low-Income Individuals

Duane Boise

Health care’s quality has leapt so far, so quickly; advances in medical technology unthinkable only decades past have rendered the diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses an exercise in simplicity. It’s all the more disappointing, then, that in the age of accessibility, access to adequate health services can be difficult to obtain for those whose income is insufficient to cover costs.

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What the Pew Data on Americans’ Views on Technology Means for Healthcare

Health Populi

Most Americans say that pharmaceutical manufacturers, banks, advertisers, energy firms, and tech companies have too much power and influence in today’s American economy, according to Public Attitudes Toward Technology Companies , a research report from the Pew Research Center.

The Fight For A More Mobile-Centric Patient Experience

Duane Boise

It means expensive bills, depending on your quality of health insurance. Thanks to research and development advancements made by MMJ Technologies, consumers are realizing that all of these areas may only be temporary – and they are demanding a more mobile-centric experience. 59 percent of all patients and 70 percent of millennial patients admit they would be more likely to choose a doctor who utilized technology over one that did not. Wearable Technology.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Invent New Medical Tests

Duane Boise

Using machines to invent new medical tests and provide diagnosis for patients will forever change the future of healthcare. All of this data obtained from medical experts can be utilized much easier through Artificial Intelligence.

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Re-Imagining Healthcare – a Lesson from Von Clausewitz in the Fog of War

Health Populi

Governor Mark Leavitt, who held the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bush, offered this advice at the recent Liberation 2018 conference hosted by Medecision. When you’re on the battlefield and you can’t see what lies ahead, go high, recommended General Von Clausewitz in his book, On War.

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.

How Virtual Reality Can Improve the Patient Experience in Healthcare

Duane Boise

When learning that the first heart rate monitor was invented in 1977, it is surprising to look at how far medical technologies have advanced– and those advances are just the beginning. As technology in healthcare begins to expand beyond patient interaction and information, more diverse purposes and applications will increase media technologies utilization within hospitals and clinics.

Think Like a LEGO Builder in Healthcare – Considering PwC’s New Health Economy Vision

Health Populi

Expect “new combinations” of industry actors and technologies to reorganize and re-imagine healthcare, with an eye on both price and investments in customer experience (CX), PwC envisions in their latest report on The New Health Economy in the Age of Disruption. It won’t come easy, as Ringo knew, but will require speaking in three languages, Jeff Arnold, Sharecare’s Chairman and CEO, advises in the report: those languages are healthcare, technology (e.g.,

Digital Health | How emerging technologies are driving a revolution in healthcare

Waracle

History of emerging tech in health. From the first telephone pager – a critical communications device – used in New York City’s Jewish Hospital for the first time in 1950, to the EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems of the 60s, on through the decades straight to the to the appearance of the first mHealth apps and wearables just a few years ago, technology in healthcare could never be accused of standing still. Health education.

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, ECRI Institute is an independent nonprofit organization authority on the medical practices and products that provide the safest, most cost-effective care, not only in the U.S. Q3: The NHS recently published new evidence guidelines for digital health startups.

Medtronic acquires UK Digital Health company Digital Surgery for over $300M

Lloyd Price

A British start-up developing virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology for doctors has been snapped up by a US medical devices giant. Medtronic and Digital Surgery declined to comment on the value of the deal, but sources said it was in excess of $300m (£229m).

From Yorkshire Lad to Global Design for Health: A Profile of Sean Carney of Philips

Health Populi

It’s well-known that Philips has been firmly focused on health and health care, covering both clinical/professional healthcare as well as personal health for self-care. I was grateful to Sean for spending time with me at CES 2019 in Las Vegas to brainstorm the role of design in health/care. The consulting team assesses both patient experience and care pathways, beyond just the historical role of selling medical devices to health care providers.