Managing the Risks of Fast-Growing Digital Health

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Investments in the digital health sector have fast-grown in the past decade, reaching $14bn in 2020 based on Rock Health’s latest read on the market. The post Managing the Risks of Fast-Growing Digital Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Our Mobile Health Data: Shared, Identifiable, and Privacy-Deprived

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As more mobile app users — consumers, patients, and caregivers — use these handy digital health tools, much of the data we share can be re-identified and monetized by third parties well beyond those we believe we’re sharing with. This compromised health data privacy scenario comes out of research published this month in the BMJ , Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis.

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Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

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Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

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2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

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

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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. Whether a menu of care options including virtual health to access specialists across the U.S., I discussed this digital health supply/demand gap here in Health Populi.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

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The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. Today in America, electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in most physician offices and virtually all hospitals. This is a health economist’s Holy Grail, and my vision for the home-as-health-hub which is my end-image in HealthConsuming.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

Health Populi

With a double-digit trust decline of 21 points over ten years, technology trust was the lowest ever in the U.S. During the height of the pandemic, there was a predisposition to give up personal health and location tracing data to government to help control the spread of the disease.

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. 85% of these patients believe health care costs in general are “too high.”

The 4 C’s of the disruptive digital health space

KevinMD

The United States spends more of their GDP on health care than any other developed nation, and yet it produces some of the poorest outcomes — notably in the field of maternal and infant health. The advent of digital health has presented the opportunity for a paradigm shift in the delivery of care, and support […]. Tech Mobile health Pediatrics

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

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The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. Rock Health and Stanford commissioned an online survey among 7,980 U.S. Why do people use wearable tech for health?

For Health Consumers, Trust, Privacy, & Good Experience Must Be Baked Into Digital Health Care

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Digital transformation” was the mantra for all industries before we heard about the COVID-19 virus. Since the emergence of the pandemic, the coronavirus has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms, AI, and ecommerce.

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

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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 So, what does that mean for the digital divide? Tech Geriatrics Health IT Mobile health

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

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The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. Brian Owens noted on our call on the evolving wellness consumer that, “health and hygiene will emerge as the next digital.”

How Young People Are Using Digital Tools to Help Deal with Mental Health

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For most young people, the public health crisis has been more about that social distancing from friends, a collective sense of isolation, and mental and behavioral health impacts. sought health information online in 2020, a slight decline from 2018.

Digital health and artificial intelligence provide solutions to the global crisis in surgical care

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Tech Health IT Mobile healthIn many countries around the world, women giving birth still face substantial risks to their own lives and that of their baby. Women travel for days to reach facilities that are understaffed, unsafe, and unequipped to provide life-saving surgical care. They are pushed into financial catastrophe as a result of paying for surgical care, if […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

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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. and in-vehicle technology — all of which can support health and medical applications beyond commoditized activity tracking devices. VR/AR applications have evidence for pain abatement and mental health bolstering for people with PTSD or anxiety.

Mercom: Telemedicine investments led 2020's $14.8B in digital health fundraising

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billion, other areas like data analytics and mobile health apps also earned strong support from investors While equity investments in telemedicine rose 139% to $4.3

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There’s a load of anecdotal data about teens and young adults (TYAs) and their always-on relationship with mobile phones and social networks. 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. The report was co-written by Victoria Rideout and Susannah Fox, two names Health Populi readers should know.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

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Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

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Topline, consumers “faced difficult choices,” Accenture notes in the report, choosing whether and how to continue their personal health care seeking to limit their risks of exposure to COVID-19.

FDA and Digital Health Regulation

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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.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

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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. Six in 10 Americans looked for reviews of healthcare providers online, another new-normal consumer digital health activity. These findings are based on Rock Health’s survey of some 4,000 U.S.

The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

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What a difference a pandemic can make in accelerating patients’ adoption of digital health tools. health consumers’ growing digital health “muscles” in the form of demand and confidence in using virtual care.

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

I covered the event here in Health Populi, as I have for most of the past decade, highlighting the growth of digital health and, this year, the expanding Internet of Healthy Things called-out by Dr. Joseph Kvedar in 2015. What a difference a public health crisis makes, accelerating digital health beyond fitness geeks, Quantified Self adherents, and smartwatch adopters.

Our Mobile Health and Parkinson’s UK create apps and devices library

Mobi Health News

Parkinson’s UK and Our Mobile Health have launched an apps and devices library to help people living with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms in response to increasing demand for trusted digital health tools. Following an independent assessment process, six apps reviewed against ten key attribute areas, including interoperability, patient safety, and regulation, have been approved so far

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

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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.

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living. Digital connectivity can ameliorate social isolation and anxiety, bolster mental health, and access needed medical care via telehealth channels.

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

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

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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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: As the U.S.

Stay Calm In Your Head(space) – An Update on Meditation-As-Medicine

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” Calm is but one of a growing portfolio of tools that health citizens can use to manage anxiety and stress, get to sleep (and stay sleeping), and bolster mental well-being. The future of immune health. This is a fast-growing category for health-tech investing. On U.S.

Health Consumers Keen to Share and Download Data, But Privacy Remains a Concern

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

The Digital Consumer, Increasingly Connected to Health Devices; Parks Associates Kicking Off #CES2021

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But the coronavirus era also saw broadband households spending more on connecting health devices, with 42% of U.S. consumers owning digital health tech compared with 33% in 2015, according to research discussed in Supporting Today’s Connected Consumer from Parks Associates.

Most Health Consumers Expect Technology To Play a Larger Role As Tech-Angst & Privacy Concerns Grow

Health Populi

As technology continues to re-shape consumers’ experiences and expectations with health/care, retail, travel and work, peoples’ concerns about data privacy are also growing as observed by a 2020 consumer trends forecast from GlobalWebIndex, Connecting the dots. The top-demanded health consumer digital health applications included, The ability to find doctors and make appointments online, for 51% of people. A health tracking app to help manage my help, 42%.

Do-It-Yourself Innovation Comes to Health at Home – Telehealth, Fjord 2021 Trends and #CES2021

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The pandemic has digitally transformed those people who could work from home, school at home, and undertake daily life-flows as health citizens tried to keep the coronavirus (and other people) at-a-distance.

The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

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The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

What HealthyThinker Is Thinking About Health at CES 2020

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At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. I’ve also scheduled get-togethers with pharma and life science folks, health plan people, and execs from consumer health companies. Food-tech for health.

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

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The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now.

Health@Retail Update: Kroger and Hy-Vee Morph Grocery into Health, Walmart’s Health Center, CVS/housing and More

Health Populi

With our HealthConsuming “health is everywhere” ethos, this post updates some of the most impactful recent retail health developments shaping consumers’ health/care touchpoints beyond hospitals, physicians, and health plans. Is it a mobile app?

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.

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.