Tue.Jan 08, 2019

Amazon's next big thing: Prime, but for healthcare?

Lloyd Price

Amazon has been making a series of moves into the healthcare space. Put them together and you have the outline of a plan for a radical shakeup of the industry. Over the last couple of years, Amazon appears to have been laying the foundations for a more significant healthcare push.

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Study: Telemedicine Can Boost Patient Satisfaction With Post-op Care

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers and providers have shed fears about the deployment of services. In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap.

New details on pre-cert

Morning eHealth

Apple's pivot to health — Digital health companies' dearth of peer-reviewed data

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

Health Populi

I had the pleasure once again of attending Shelly Palmer’s annual kick-off breakfast where he level-sets our expectations for CES two hours before the tech halls open.

VRHealth, AARP launch VR platform for remote patient monitoring, in-home therapy

Mobi Health News

The app-based offerings support real-time data collection and sharing between patients, their caregivers and their providers

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Vaccine for T1D in Clinical Trials Soon

Insulin Nation

INTRODUCTION. Virus infections have long been considered as a possible cause of type 1 diabetes. One virus group, enteroviruses (EVs), has been studied extensively, and clinical development of a vaccine against T1D-associated EV types has started. “ Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that approximately half of all T1D cases could be triggered by a CVB infection in early childhood ,” said Dr. Francisco Leon, Provention’s co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer.

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Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare – Part 3

Perficient

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… it is impressively difficult to integrate data from one or more EMR systems into a cohesive analytical warehouse database. Especially if you’re doing it from scratch.

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How 50 billion connected devices by 2020 will shake up healthcare

Mobi Health News

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FDA launches new tool aimed at safe deployment of AI in healthcare

FierceHealthIT

The FDA has released model 1.0 of the Software Precertification Pilot Program to give guidance to the health IT community about artificial intelligence. The FDA wants to make sure such technology is safe and effective when it's making decisions about patients' health

Omada Health adds mental health program, gives Lantern Health second life

Mobi Health News

The company will add cognitive behavioral therapy-based coaching via a perpetual licensing agreement with Lantern

Report: 80% of obstetrics liability claims involve high-severity injuries 

FierceHealthIT

Obstetrics represents a sliver of liability claims, but a new report suggests that many of these cases involve patient injuries of greater severity

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23andMe to integrate genetic data into Lark Health's AI health coach

Mobi Health News

Users of Lark's Wellness Program and Diabetes Prevention Program will now be able to integrate a user's genetic data from 23andMe to get a more personalized experince.

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U.S. spends far more on healthcare than other developed countries—and researchers say prices are still to blame 

FierceHealthIT

A group of health policy researchers has reconvened to study healthcare spending and reached the same conclusion as a decade ago: "It's the prices, stupid

With around $8.1B in digital health funding last year, RockHealth concludes industry not going to burst but may slow

Mobi Health News

Digital health funding increased by 42 percent between 2017 to 2018.

Marijuana legalization leaves doctors wondering ‘What do we tell our patients?’

FierceHealthIT

The times (and laws) have changed when it comes to marijuana use, leaving many doctors with a big question: “What do we tell our patients?”

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Ascensia taps China's POCTech to launch its first CGM this year

Mobi Health News

Ascensia will launch a version of POCTech's device this year, then collaborate on co-developing the next generation

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Jan. 2019]

Perficient

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Saf ety. Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC). Thesaurus Management System (TMS). Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, we post a fresh version monthly to eliminate confusion.

What IT pros need to handle disruption in healthcare

Mobi Health News

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Oracle Release Notes: Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC

Perficient

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Saf ety. Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC). Thesaurus Management System (TMS). Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, we post a fresh version monthly to eliminate confusion.

SonarMD gets $10M to address "high beta" patients with engagement tech

Mobi Health News

Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures led the round

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Marketing for disease awareness, health services—and, yes, drugs—skyrocketed over 20 years

FierceHealthIT

From disease awareness campaigns to drug ads and commercials from hospitals and doctors' offices showing off the latest healthcare services or lab tests, spending on medical marketing has seen huge jumps over the past 20 years.

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Hospitals are drowning in data

Healthcare Guys

The data revolution is here, but many healthcare leaders have yet to grasp a key lesson. Data is only as valuable as the decisions and changes it informs.

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CVS Health announces location of first concept store as part of plan to 'remake' healthcare with Aetna

FierceHealthIT

Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, CVS CEO Larry Merlo said the company is pushing forward with investments that will "remake" the consumer healthcare experience even as it seeks to tackle debt inherited as part of a $69 million merger with Aetna

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Market Competitive Landscape, Changing Market Trends and Emerging Opportunities

Healthcare Guys

The global age-related macular degeneration market was valued at $5,335.7 million in 2015, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during 2016 – 2022.

GE Healthcare partners with Vanderbilt University on precision immunotherapy apps

FierceHealthIT

GE Healthcare announced a five-year partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in which the organizations will work to deliver safer and more precise immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients

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Why Drug Prices Keep Going UP

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims?

Payer Roundup—Humana teams up with FitBit, Noom; Advantia Health adds former CVS executive to board

FierceHealthIT

Humana members who use the insurer's virtual wellness and rewards program will have new offerings and more payer headlines from around the web

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Digital Healthcare: A New Approach to Care Coordination

Healthcare Guys

Digital transformation in healthcare improves patient outcomes, makes healthcare as much about prevention as curative treatments, and reduces the overall cost of medical treatment

Anthem's former CEO starts healthcare investment firm

FierceHealthIT

After retiring from Anthem Health in 2017, Joseph Swedish has started his next act. He recently co-founded a private equity firm called Concord Health Partners

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FDA Commissioner Outlines Next Steps for Pre-Cert Digital Health Pilot Program

Healthcare Informatics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has drafted a regulatory framework to test new approaches for the review of digital health device applications

Where's the evidence that app will help your health? Study finds there's likely not much

FierceHealthIT

Digital healthcare apps are a rapidly growing space, yet the companies developing them lack real proof of their effectiveness. In fact, few studies have even tried to examine the apps' impact on high-burden patients, instead focusing mostly on healthy populations, according to a new report

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Keep Moving With Phyzio – World’s 1st AI-driven Non-Narcotic Instant Pain Relief and Posture Correction Device – Phyzio

Healthcare Guys

by Dhriti Akhouri. Did you know that chronic pain can lead to anxiety and depression along with reduced quality of life? . What Statistics Reveal? About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes.1 If any kind of pain persists for 12 weeks or longer, even after an initial injury or underlying cause of low back pain has been treated, it becomes chronic.2 An estimated 20.4% (50.0 million) of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S.

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Providence St. Joseph Health announces new $150M healthcare fund

FierceHealthIT

Seattle-based Providence Ventures, which is the venture capital arm of Providence St. Joseph Health, raised a $150 million healthcare venture capital and growth equity fund to invest in healthcare and technology partnerships aimed at changing how care is delivered to consumers

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California panel recommends EHR plan to boost precision medicine

Healthcare Guys

In the Precision Medicine Advisory Committee’s recently completed action plan, a California panel recommended studying the feasibility of a unified EHR for the entire statesomething both patients and providers would be able to access

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