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 […].

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

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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How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes.

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.

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.”

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. […].

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

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.

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 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

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

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.

Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the early 2000s, the state of Texas was in the midst of a widely recognized, multi-decade crisis from lack of mental health services for people in need. THE PROBLEM.

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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Burnout and Stress Prevention for Physicians and NPs

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Only 20% are listed here.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

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.

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.

At Mount Sinai, telehealth reduces ER visits and hospitalizations

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital had been relying on traditional office visits to connect with patients. THE PROBLEM.

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

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.

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.

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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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.

Samitivej launches multi-service “Virtual Hospital” app in Thailand

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Are patients consumers or not?

Morning eHealth

45,000 patients’ data exposed at Rush — Virta Health hires lobbyists

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Hospital Cybersecurity 2019: Seven Leadership-Level Strategies

Phoenix Health Systems

Dangerous cybersecurity attacks have become a sweeping problem across our healthcare industry, with most hospitals having experienced not one or two, but many threats in the last three years. It wasn’t that long ago when the most common perpetrator of security breaches was a negligent employee. But the majority of threats now are from cybercriminals and other malicious actors, according to the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey published last month.