March, 2019

How telemedicine is increasing diversity in clinical trials

KevinMD

An important part of advancing medical research and drug development is making participation in clinical trials easier and more inclusive.

AI in healthcare: Not human versus machine, human plus machine

Mobi Health News

Developing effective AI tools for healthcare means working multiple stakeholders and understanding the clinical, according to panelists at GTC in San Jose.

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Digital Transformation Is The New Mantra But Can’t Happen Without Access To Connectivity

Health Populi

As more of our “things” get digitally connected, there’s an unanswered question about how our connected lives impact human life and health. A new report from the OECD asks and answers: How’s Life in the Digital Age?

The Kids Are Alright – With Just a Little Help from the Innovators

Digital Health

I was in Austin last week for South By Southwest (SXSW), a sort of conference/meetup/party/experiential mash-up which is really like no other event that touches healthcare. At SXSW you can see a healthcare startup pitch, experience the latest and greatest in weird automotive or robotics engineering, see a movie and take in a concert, all […].

Clocktree partners with NAADAC to provide telehealth platform to addiction counselors

Clocktree

We are very excited about our partnership with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, extending Clocktree’s affordable HIPAA compliant telehealth platform to more than 100,000 addiction counselors and educators worldwide.

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Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Hill-Rom announced March 12, 2019 that it was in the process of acquiring Voalte for $180 million. An additional $15 million earn out was also disclosed. With annual revenue approaching $40M, the enterprise-value to revenue multiple for Voalte is a over 4.5.

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FDA regulations could create digital health opportunities for pharma

Mobi Health News

A new report from PwC predicts that new and proposed FDA regulations could open up doors for pharmaceutical companies looking to develop digital tools.

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

Health Populi

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.

New Tech Tonics Podcast – Carolyn Magill – May the Fast, Steep Road Rise Up to Meet You!

Digital Health

Carolyn Magill had planned a life in foreign service or international relations. But it wasn’t until she found herself at the nexus of healthcare and public policy that she realized she found her home. She has now traveled through the worlds of pharma, payers, providers and had leadership positions at companies both large and small. […].

Clocktree featured in recent Geekwire article

Clocktree

Read about Clocktree on Geekwire. [link]. Seattle-area startup Clocktree offers a service for patients to find and receive therapy from mental health, relationship, addiction and nutrition counselors. Providers can connect through video and messaging with their patients, and the platform also gives counselors a HIPAA-compliant place to store notes, videos and documents. Read more…

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Sue Murphy, Chief Experience Officer, UChicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

The way not to teach care providers how to show empathy and incorporate it into their workflow? By mandating it, says Sue Murphy, who believes it should be less about checking a box, and more about understanding what others are feeling. The word ‘audit’ has never conjured up a positive image.

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

KevinMD

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience.

Report: Global telemedicine market will hit $130B by 2025

Mobi Health News

Roughly half of the market will be within the US alone, although China and India are also poised for growth

Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

Today, the number of searches on Google using the phrase “self-care” reached a high, shown in the line graph I created on Google Trends and marked up in red. A Google search overall yielded over 2 billion results. I started this search when the Great Recession began in the U.S.

How Patient Portals Are Failing Healthcare — And Our Patients

Phoenix Health Systems

Healthcare consumers range from tech-savvy millennials accustomed to quick click-throughs to straight answers — to patients with little confidence or competence in computing tools. In either case, just three words can summarize the potential value-added of patient portals to consumers: ease of communications, fast solutions and efficient chronic disease management — but only if the portals are actually integrated into patients’ lives.

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mark Polly

Perficient

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive.

Hot Damn, Healthcare Is On FHIR!

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Scott E. Rupp, publisher, Electronic Health Reporter. The healthcare technology world is ablaze, on FHIR.

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Do physicians have a right to be forgotten?

KevinMD

When we all lived in villages, knowing individual merchants allowed you to identify and avoid the cheats. As we urbanized, brand names became the reputational marker. But when you are dealing on the internet, where no one “knows you’re a dog,” what guarantee do you have?

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Digital health company developing minimally invasive CGM Biolinq raises additional $4.75M

Mobi Health News

Biolinq's new funding was led by JDRF T1D Fund, Aphelion Capital and LifeSci Venture Partners.

Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

In America, one in three people over 50 years of age feels a lack of companionship, and one-fourth feel isolated from other people, according to a new poll on loneliness and aging from the University of Michigan, sponsored by AARP.

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

2019 Technology Market Overview is online this week.

UA Telehealth Nurse Researcher Collaborates with Universidad Mayor in Chile

Arizona Telemedicine Program

Phase One: Using Simulation Labs to Teach Future Telehealth Providers. For 15 years, I was a home hospice nurse who went out on emergency nighttime visits to patients who were experiencing symptoms that terrified their family.

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019.

Carefully consider every aspect of the integration of AI into health care

KevinMD

AI, artificial intelligence, is all the rage right now in medical news media. And this has many practicing physicians, even medical students, concerned. Will AI make diagnose heavy specialties such as dermatology and radiology obsolete? Can AI give rise to new medical specialties?

Omada adds glucometer, blood pressure cuff to chronic disease management offerings

Mobi Health News

The company will augment its BYOD strategy with optional included sensors

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Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

Health Populi

“The Fourth Industrial Age,” Dr. Abraham Verghese writes, “has great potential to help, but also to harm, to exaggerate the profound gap that already exists between those who have much and those who have less each passing year.”

It’s time for cameras – nursing homes, assisted living, and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Where the baby (or elderly family member) may be. The WSJ investigation of Care.com has only added a level of urgency about the risky business of finding and placing caregivers in homes.

Innovations in Adobe Analytics via AEM Authoring

Perficient

In 2015 the Ford Motor Company made the significant investment to purchase and integrate the full Adobe Marketing Cloud solution with the goal to deliver personalized and optimized content through its myriad of digital channels.

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The 3 Legs of the Health Informatics Standards Process

Health Intersections

Lately, I’ve been describing the standards process that we’re engaged in – making a difference to people’s health through defining healthcare IT standards – as a process that has 3 legs. Kind of like this: Finding out whether you’re really friends.

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What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?

KevinMD

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Algorithm uses smartphone camera, flashlight to spot diabetes

Mobi Health News

The tool considers vascular changes and individual risk data to make its predictions

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Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

Health Populi

“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019.

Highlighting Eight Technologies from the 2019 Market Overview

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The new trend – tech/services for older adults, not just tech. When the 2009 Market Overview was completed a decade ago, there were gadgets galore, most introduced with maximum enthusiasm and a shoestring of cash.

Perficient Minneapolis: Office Olympics Foster Collaboration and Creativity

Perficient

Perficient’s Minneapolis team has recreated their own Office Olympics competition, in an effort to put a fun twist to team building activities. A series of events has been planned a few weeks in advance, utilizing a high dose of creativity and office supplies at hand.