October, 2018

The Measurement of Healthcare Quality

Mobile Health Matters

What is quality? The dictionary defines quality as “a peculiar and essential characteristic; an inherent feature; or a degree of excellence.” For many charged with leading quality in healthcare, quality is often measured as a success in certification, a successful audit, or decreasing rejections.

Key Metrics to Measure Performance of Your Healthcare App


In today’s digitally savvy world, consumers-patients-members expect to interact with healthcare organizations across a number of mobile devices whilst on the go, just as they do with organizations across other industries. As a result more and more healthcare providers and payers are leveraging mobile apps to connect with consumers-patients-members to make their services more accessible and efficient.


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.

Industry Voices—Sizing up 4 opportunities for digital transformation in healthcare


According to ISACA’s recently released 2018 Digital Transformation Barometer, some of the most hyped technology also is perceived to hold the highest risk and the highest potential benefit.


Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

Uncertainty abounds when managing digital health regulatory uncertainty regarding the FDA and other international regulatory bodies.

Looking across international borders for digital health tools

Mobi Health News

Panelists at the Connected Health Conference in Boston spoke about the importance of digital health alliances and learning from countries sometimes ignored in the space.

Millennials want convenient care


The Kaiser Health News article, " Spurred By Convenience, Millennials Often Spurn The ‘Family Doctor’ Model ," caught my eye.

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The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I asked my longtime colleague and friend Robert Mittman, with whom I collaborated at Institute for the Future for a decade, how he managed international travel and jet lag, he said simply, “The time zone you’re in is the time zone you’re in.”

Artificial Intelligence Is the New Operating System In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Pauline Farris, who speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. She is a voting member of the American Translators Association and an active participant of the Leadership Council of its Portuguese Language Division.

AI Can Improve Patient Outcomes, but will Pharma Get there Quickly Enough?

Lloyd Price

No matter what industry you’re in, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. It’s the shiniest of the shiny and new, and it’s everywhere.

Surgical training startup FundamentalVR inks deal with Mayo Clinic, raises additional $1.4M

Mobi Health News

London-based FundamentalVR plans to work with the Mayo Clinic to develop new simulations and validate its technology.


EHRs are killing medical innovation


To paraphrase Bill Gates: "The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and do things. More free time is not a terrible thing." I have innovated. I developed a mutation assay. I discovered that vacuum ultraviolet light from excimer lasers is safe to use on human tissue.

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The potential downside of 'social determinants'

Morning eHealth

MITRE VA report released — Calls for cyber waiver in anti-kickback statute


Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year.

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Wearable device data and AI can reduce health care costs and paperwork reports The Brookings Institution

Lloyd Price

Though digital technology has transformed nearly every corner of the economy in recent years, the health care industry seems stubbornly immune to these trends.

Healthcare connectivity: improving healthcare across the continuum

Mobi Health News

A robust infrastructure is critical to supporting connectivity from inside the hospital to the home


Why physicians should embrace fitness trackers


I mused while staring blankly towards the electronic tracking board, where I foresee reading the triage call "My tracker said, I have AFib." I delved into what is in my armamentarium to handle this crisis of the digital age. The stethoscope around my neck suddenly seemed archaic.

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Harnessing Innovation to Serve and Create Value for Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Georgia Mitsi, PhD, MBA, senior director and head of digital healthcare initiatives, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

Health Populi

Today, October 16, is World Food Day. At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. FAO was founded to address malnutrition and bolster a sustainable, healthy food supply for people.

Healthcare.gov portal back online as OIG investigates data breach


The Direct Pathway portal used by brokers and agents to enroll people in marketplace plans is back online after CMS reported suspicious activity last week


Rethinking the e-trigger

Morning eHealth

Hospitals are botching records release — Self-fitting hearing aids cleared for marketing


Parexel announces new wearable, mobile tech for clinical trials

Mobi Health News

The biopharmaceutical serivce will launch a new service on Microsoft's Azure App Services that will be able to send care teams patient data alerting them of saftey issues.


In a nutshell: technology and progress in health IT


We have a new electronic medical health record system at our hospital. It was introduced with what I believe is a short and ineffective training program for physicians followed by a far too short on-location use of experts to help the doctors and nurses learn the new system.

FDA’s Guidance Plans for Software in FY 2019

Medical Connectivity

The FDA has released its plans for Final and Draft Guidance Documents for fiscal year 2019. There are A and B lists for each category in terms of FDA's priority for action. On the A list there are 11 current drafts scheduled for finalization.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a net neutrality bill this weekend.

Global IT Consulting Firms In Healthcare: In Search of the New Killer App

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Paddy Padmanabhan, healthcare growth strategist, Damo Consulting, and the author of The Big Unlock: Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Care Era.

Five new technologies from LeadingAge Philadelphia 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

From A AHSA to LeadingAge. In 2010, this association was renamed LeadingAge – from the Association of Homes and Services for the Aging – a mouthful, shortened to AAHSA.

Securing legacy medical devices is daunting – but not optional

Mobi Health News

Skipping out on comprehensive device documentation and risk assessment will cripple an organization's cybersecurity program, experts say


Pump Innovator is Ideal Pharma/Device Partner

Insulin Nation

SFC Fluidics has used a succession of SBIR grants and a recent partnership with JDRF to develop a patch pump that complies with JDRF’s Open-Protocol Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) Systems Initiative. I spoke with Tony Cruz, CEO, and Ashley Shemain, VP Business Development, of SFC Fluidics, Inc.

Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians


Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able to maintain the walk-in base of customers?

Healthcare Costs Stress Out U.S. Voters One Week Ahead of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Health Populi

With seven days until voters go to the polls for what some call the most momentous U.S. election in decades, most Americans say that healthcare costs are a major stress, second only to money.

Sharing Too Much? A Tale of Privacy, Big Data and Sleep Technologies

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer, @faulknercreek. The proliferation of wearable mobile-connected devices has done a lot of good for people trying to lead healthier lives.


Millennials turning to convenient, cost-effective alternatives to healthcare


A recent article in The Washington Post highlights the many ways Millennials are changing the healthcare industry through their expectation of convenient, cost-transparent services. This includes ditching the traditional primary care physician for a combination of walk-in clinics and telemedicine services that are instantly available. The whole ‘going to the doctor’ phenomenon is something that’s fading away from our generation,” said Calvin Brown, a recent college graduate. “It

Trump approves opioid package, expands telemedicine, regulates e-prescribing for opioids

Mobi Health News

Trump invited 21 companies to the White House signing of the bill, including Amazon, which unveiled a new AWS Opioid Crisis Council.

7 Telemedicine Concerns and How to Overcome Them

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Telemedicine is growing with a forecasted market increase of? percent from 2017 to 2023. It is already used by more than? 50 percent of hospitals in the United States and close to 1 million Americans,?thanks thanks to its cost efficiencies and easy access to healthcare services. .

CURES is not a fix for the opioid crisis


The California Department of Justice mandate to consult CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation) prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II, II or IV controlled substance becomes effective on October 2, 2018.