June, 2018

Thinking About Kate and Anthony – Suicide and Depression Is US

Health Populi

Yesterday at 1 pm, we learned that the incidence of suicide is up in America in a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Patients know what’s wrong with the industry more than we do

KevinMD

As a system, we don't invest as much time in understanding the broader context of the patient in front of us. The before/after factors that we don’t notice have a far-reaching impact on care.

New Tech Tonics Podcast: Matthew Stoudt – Real Empathy in a Virtual World

Digital Health

He’s one of those tech people that came to healthcare to find a career of significance, but Matthew Stoudt has actually been destined for the health tech world since his youth. Matthew Stoudt aspired to be a lawyer, then a senator, before he realized he was an entrepreneur at heart.

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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Healthcare Data Ownership: Turning Patients into Proactive Consumers

Mobile Health Matters

The healthcare data explosion has prompted thorny debates over data ownership and access. Obviously, patients have a vested interest in having access to their own personal health history, but the data holds value for other stakeholders as well.

In-Depth: Four major telemedicine trends of 2018

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream

Doctors Say EHRs Are Good for Storage, But Risky for Patient Relationships and Burnout

Health Populi

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Medical Devices: Pigs Have Flown, Hell Hast Frozen Over – and It’s a Good Thing

Digital Health

Oh hey, sorry if I bumped into you. I should be more careful when I walk down the street, but I was distracted. By what you ask?

Using Artificial Intelligence to Invent New Medical Tests

Duane Boise

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the breakthrough medicine has been waiting for. Using machines to invent new medical tests and provide diagnosis for patients will forever change the future of healthcare.

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Blockchain: Its Future in Healthcare is Happening Now

HitPoint Blog

Interoperability. Blockchain. As of 2018, it’s difficult to talk about one without hearing about the other. Systems interoperability that would provide nationwide access to a common database of health information — no matter what EHR is used — is healthcare’s holy grail.

With new API, developers can access Apple Health Records data

Mobi Health News

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Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

“The world today is mostly deaf,” the Pontiff observes in Pope Francis: A Man of His Word , Wim Wenders’ documentary on this religious leader who likes to quote Dostoevsky, joke about mothers-in-law, and advocate for the sick, the poor, the disenfranchised, and Planet Earth.

How did EHR designers get control of health care?

KevinMD

Wouldn't it be cool if. ? Wouldn't it be better if. ? Wouldn't it be much easier when we see patients if. ? How come we can't. ?

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New Tech Tonics Podcast: From Maine to Mainstream: The Noah Craft Story

Digital Health

Raised in a small town in Maine, and passionate about infectious diseases in the developing world, Noah Craft may not seem like your typical health tech entrepreneur – but on today’s show, we’ll hear how he’s channeled his passions into Science37, a high-flying startup the brings clinical trials to patients.” Growing up, Noah might have […].

More funding for rural telehealth programs is on its way

Clocktree

The FCC passed a funding increase to the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Healthcare Program, earmarking funds to improve broadband availability in rural areas. This will allow healthcare providers to offer telehealth programs that rely on strong internet to connect to remote patients and enable practitioners to collaborate and consult with specialists outside of their area. Dependable broadband is a must so medical information like imaging, X-rays and more can be shared by providers,” Sen.

Will Amazon, Apple or Google Succeed as the Next Healthcare Disruptor?

HitPoint Blog

Consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, at the same time new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions are coming out.

Novartis VP: Digital therapeutics, like pills, are just another kind of treatment

Mobi Health News

A drug no longer needs to be a tangible object, according to panelist at the BIO 2018 convention in Boston. The way the pharma industry looks at medication is evolving and may be including new tech-focused treatments, such as digital therapeutics

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Doing Less Can Be Doing More for Healthcare – the Biggest Takeaway From ASCO 2018

Health Populi

Less can lead to more for so many things: eating smaller portions, lowering sugar consumption, and driving less in favor of walking or cycling come to mind. When it comes to healthcare utilization, doing less can also result in equal or even better outcomes.

How this physician curbs his smartphone addiction

KevinMD

I am a frequent traveler and spend a lot of time in a number of different cities. The one I’ve currently been spending the most time in is a place, quite frankly, I’m crazy about: New York City!

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Neural implants and the race to merge the human brain with Artificial Intelligence

Lloyd Price

There is a new race in Silicon Valley involving Artificial Intelligence and no it's not HealthTech, FinTech, Voice Commerce or involve Google, Facebook or Microsoft. this race involves the brain and more specifically brain-computer interfaces.

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Major telehealth milestone for VA patients

Clocktree

The Business of Federal Technology reports on the June 11 launch date for a telehealth policy change referred to as “anywhere-to-anywhere,” which allows qualified practitioners to log in to Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth system and treat patients regardless of state licensing rules. Previously, a provider had to be licensed in the state where the patient resides. This lifts that requirement, vastly expanding the reach that a healthcare provider has to serve VA patients.

4 Essential Steps in Migrating to an IT Outsourcing Partnership

HitPoint Blog

IT outsourcing is literally a very “big deal” for hospitals: it represents a significant multi-year financial investment, potentially great benefits — and certain risks.

Pharma enthusiastic for digital medicine, but some roadblocks remain

Mobi Health News

Stakeholders across healthcare are beginning to weigh the benefits and challenges digital therapeutics could bring to their businesses, and pharma is no exception.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

Health Populi

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How to create an app as a physician

KevinMD

“There’s an app for that.” The phrase became so popular with the advent of smartphones that Apple even trademarked it. There are currently 3.8 million apps available on Android devices and over 2 million available to Apple iPhone users.

How can Amazon disrupt Healthcare?

Lloyd Price

Goldman Sachs recently produced a 30-page report based on the the work of five research analysts focused on Amazon's likely ambitions to enter the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries. Some of the most notable predictions the report makes are.

Mandatory e-prescribing comes into its own

Morning eHealth

FDA takes gene tests out of 510(k) program — Hospitals don't share and share alike

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10 Changes to the FDA’s Pre-Cert Program Model

Medical Connectivity

In June 2018 the FDA released an update to its working model of the Software Pre-Cert Program that addresses 10 areas of comments received as a result of the earlier call for public input. In an usual step, these comment driven changes are clearly identified in the document, rather than leaving it to reader to figure out what is new or different. I will briefly address each of these ten areas. The FDA has reiterated that Pre-Cert can apply to organizations of any size. This isn’t new.

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Medtronic, IBM Watson launch Sugar.IQ diabetes assistant

Mobi Health News

Two years after originally announcing it, Medtronic and IBM Watson have launched their joint platform the Sugar.IQ, a digital diabetes assistant.

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Patients have ambitious health goals, and look to doctors for help

Health Populi

Consumers have health goals across many dimensions, topped with eating well, getting fit, reducing stress, sleeping better, feeling mentally well, and improving personal finances.

Black Book: Phoenix Rated #1 in Hospital IT Outsourcing for the Second Year Running

HitPoint Blog

For the second year in a row, Phoenix Health Systems has been recognized by healthcare market research firm Black Book Research as first among the nation’s hospital IT outsourcing companies for customer satisfaction and experience. Expanding upon its September 2017 Survey, Black Book increased the total number of responding hospital executives and managers to 4,595 for its May 2018 report.

What I’m listening to…

Design for Health

A great podcast on Self-Awareness on HBR Ideacast: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hbr-ideacast/id152022135. “80% of us are lying to ourselves about whether we are lying to ourselves.” ” -Tasha Eurich. podcasts

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Enhancing Student Wellness through School-Based Telemedicine

Telehealth Blog

The School Telemedicine in Arkansas (STAR) program is collecting data that supports the feasibility and success of offering real-time telehealth services in rural School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). STAR, the first effort of its kind in the state, is funded by a four-year, $1.2

Continuous Clinical Surveillance: ICU Monitoring Outside the ICU

Medical Connectivity

On Tuesday, June 26, I will interview Brian McAlpine , VP of Strategy and Business Development at Bernoulli Health. Brian and I will discuss continuous clinical surveillance of patients in units such as med-surg, critical care, step-down and telemetry using real-time medical device data. We will also explore the ways technology-assisted clinical surveillance increases safety, lowers costs and offers timely and accurate clinical decision support to identify patients who are developing problems.

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Headspace launches subsidiary to focus on prescription meditation apps, digital health

Mobi Health News

It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians.

Hospitals Work to Address Customer Experience Gap With Consumers, Kaufman Hall Finds

Health Populi

Hospital and healthcare providers are getting real about improving patient and health consumer experience, the latest Kaufman Hall research finds. The company’s 2018 State of Consumerism in Healthcare report is out, subtitled, “Activity in Search of Strategy.”

Health industry asks government for help on cybersecurity

Morning eHealth

Wilkie gets bipartisan nod from vets' committee — Amazon scoops up PillPack

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