March, 2021

The Seven Deadly Oopsies of Digital Therapeutics

Digital Health

Somebody out there in history who was obviously pretty grumpy took the time to categorize the official list of seven deadly sins, at least in the Biblical sense, which are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth.

When the next storm hits, telehealth could be a lifesaver

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In February, a ferocious winter storm gripped the southern United States. Millions of people lost power and water, with some areas still struggling weeks later. At hospitals, workers spent the night to avoid being stranded , scrambling to care for patients in dire conditions.


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Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Health Populi

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health.

Accelerated by COVID-19, technology carves new pathways for everyone to access health care


Before COVID-19, clinical research was a little-known part of health care. Despite this process being responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of all the drugs, medical devices, vaccines, and other medical therapies available, less than 5 percent of the U.S.


Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

Mental health chatbot Woebot could be adapted to tackle substance use

Mobi Health News

New data published in JMIR outlines encouraging results from a modified version of the text-based chatbot app. Digital Health, Health and Wellness, Behavioral health, Analytics, AI, Technology, Care, Data and Information

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From ‘Toy’ to Tool: Why It’s Time for a Gold Standard in Telehealth Education

Health System CIO

As telehealth crosses the threshold from 'toy' to tool, it's imperative that healthcare organizations offer clinicians education and certification that is rigorous, research-based, and steeped in collective experiences, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.

Amazon confirms nationwide expansion of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

After months of rumor, Amazon confirmed Wednesday that it would be expanding its Amazon Care app-based services to its employees across the United States this summer. The announcement also said that Amazon Care would be available this week to serve other companies based in Washington.

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

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

Does IoT Increase Security Risks in Healthcare?

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare is full of acronyms and jargon. IT is the same. Mix them together and you have a mess that is not unlike what you get with a 2-year-old in the same room as wooden alphabet blocks. On top of this alphabet soup are the technology myths that persist – like what really causes EHR […].

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Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Google's next-gen Nest Hub debuts with contactless sleep monitoring and analysis features

Mobi Health News

The new Sleep Sensing feature integrates with Google Fit and is the first health or wellness use of Soli, Google's low-energy radar sensor. Health and Wellness, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Internet of things, Care, Technology

What The DTC Testing and Wearables Wave Means For Your Next Doctor’s Visit 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Salvatore Viscomi, chief medical officer, GoodCell, and an attending physician at Baystate Health.


Homeless Facility Partners with Arkansas FQHC to Provide Better Access to Care

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Image: Getty Images. As telehealth capabilities continue to develop and grow, so does the capability to provide care to patients in underserved and rural populations.

Amazon to soon launch telehealth offering in all 50 states, report says

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon's app-based healthcare service for employees, Amazon Care, will soon launch throughout the country, Insider reported this past Friday.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

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

Health Populi

After a year of living with and “in” the coronavirus pandemic, younger people in the U.S. have had to deal with over twelve months of quarantine and lockdown, going to school remotely from home, and distancing from friends.

Moving Beyond Excel for Your Healthcare Analytics Needs

Healthcare IT Today

When I talk to healthcare analytics companies, we sometimes start talking about competitors in their space. When doing so, I think the reply I get most often is that most healthcare organizations are currently using Excel. This is surprising until you dig into it a little deeper.

Germany approves new digital mental health app for prescription

Mobi Health News

Deprexis, an app used to help mental health, is the 11th app to be approved for medical prescription and reimbursement in Germany so far via DiGA, and MobiHealthNews learns more about the process from Julia Hagen, Health Innovation Hub

The Significant Difference Between Telehealth and Virtual Care

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Sandeep Pulim, MD, chief medical officer, Bluesteam Health. Telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual care are often used interchangeably to describe remote healthcare visits.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Voice First Technology and Older Adults – Three Years Later

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The trumpets sounded loudly at the arrival of Voice First. The Future of Voice First and Older Adults was published in February of 2018.

Study of 36.5M people reveals huge jump in pandemic telehealth use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A cohort study of more than 36 million people in the United States found a dramatic increase in telehealth use during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

Health Populi

Springtime is finally emerging on the east coast of the U.S. and my local CSA farm is on my mind.

Is Healthcare AI Adoption Moving Too Fast?

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare AI adoption has been growing rapidly, and to date seems to have been producing worthwhile results most of the time.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

GE Healthcare announces its first wireless portable ultrasound device

Mobi Health News

The Vscan Air comes from a long heritage of handheld imaging devices, keeping some features like a two-sided probe while ditching all the wires. Digital Health, Usability, Medical devices, Technology

The Future of Telehealth After The Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. COVID-19 has brought a great deal of change to how we live our lives.

Four Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from February 2021

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Looking out toward the future – what trends matter most? The lack of broadband access among older adults is worrisome in these days of online-only vaccine registration.

University of Cincinnati researchers invent new telehealth drone

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Inventors at the University of Cincinnati announced this past week that they had developed a semi-autonomous drone prototype to dispatch medicine or supplies to people's homes.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

Health Populi

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. With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S.,

How Have Healthcare Cloud Solutions Helped During COVID?

Healthcare IT Today

This month we’ve been focused on covering a number of topics related to the healthcare cloud. Needless to say, it’s been one of the most important technologies during COVID-19 as many healthcare organizations had to scale up in so many areas.

Doctor on Demand merges with Grand Rounds to form new virtual health care company

Mobi Health News

Grand Rounds' CEO Owen Tripp will continue on as the CEO of the combined entity. . Mergers and acquisitions, Finance, Business