September, 2018

Surprise, Surprise: Most Americans Have Faced a “Surprise” Medical Bill

Health Populi

Most Americans have been surprised by a medical bill, a NORC AmeriSpeak survey found. Who’s responsible? Nearly all Americans (86% net responsible) first blame health insurance companies, followed by hospitals (82%). Fewer U.S.

Should the Apple Watch monitor your heart?

KevinMD

The announcement that the next iteration of the Apple Watch can both monitor the wearer’s heart rhythm and, if a suspicious reading emerges, perform an electrocardiogram, could be a boon for users and their doctors. Or it could be a massive headache for the health care system.

Study: Majority of mental health patients would consider giving clinicians access to phone behaviors, locations

Mobi Health News

A small study published in JMIR Mental Health found that 84 percent of surveyed patients living with mental illness were willing to use apps that would collect and share biomarkers

I Want a New Drug, Part 2 –Digital Therapeutics on the Rise

Digital Health

In the last month I have spoken at an event about digital therapeutics and been invited to speak at 5 more unrelated events on the same topic (note: I am not doing them all).

The Role of Telemedicine in Long-Term Care

Arizona Telemedicine Program

Telemedicine might sound like a strange fit for an industry that depends on human touch. For most of us, it's hard to imagine seeking treatment from a doctor using a screen or digital portal, rather than face-to-face in an office.

Doctors orders: How Ali Parsa plans to make digital health startup Babylon the "Google of Healthcare"

Lloyd Price

For the latest installment of our Big Interview series where we catch up with some of the world’s most exciting business leaders, The Drum makes an appointment with Ali Parsa – founder and chief exec of digital health startup Babylon – to find out about his plans to become the Google of healthcare.

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The one patient that drives physicians to burnout

KevinMD

We all have that one patient. That one patient who can always find a way to turn a good day bad, who just knows how to push your buttons in all the wrong ways. Who’s that patient for me? Let’s just call him Elton Reed. Oh, Mr. Reed … where to begin with him?

Innovation dashboard: How to prepare for and monitor app and medical device projects

Mobi Health News

As innovation becomes a constant process in the enterprise, it’s important to make sure resources are being used as effectively as they can be

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OMB holds health IT's future

Morning eHealth

CFR 42 Part 2 still up in the air — Immigration rule could lead to corrupt EHRs

HHS OIG on Cybersecurity and the FDA

Medical Connectivity

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a 25 page report on the FDA's regulatory function in the medical device cybersecurity is domain.

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The Promise of Next Generation of Digital Health

Perficient

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the ecosystem that supports them.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth.

Will artificial intelligence ever replace doctors?

KevinMD

Increasingly, we see functions executed by machines that were formerly performed by living breathing human beings. Examples range from the mundane to the preternatural. Order food and drink from an iPad. No server needed. Driverless auto travel. This may lead to a resurgence in prayer.

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AliveCor previews next product: A 6-lead smartphone ECG

Mobi Health News

The not-yet-FDA-cleared device uses three electrodes to create a more detailed reading than existing consumer devices

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Improving Stroke Patient Outcomes with Telestroke Programs

American Well

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for roughly 130,000 deaths each year. Every minute counts following a stroke because every minute that passes puts stroke patients at a higher risk of suffering long-term or even permanent effects.

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Survey: 90% of Americans use Digital Health Tools

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: According to recent studies, fitness tracking such as wearables increase physical activity for the long-term in wellness programs while wearables monitor chronic conditions. Health plans encourage wearables, so why don’t more plans include wearables?

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing

Perficient

In the realm of healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing continue to gain momentum, and they have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. In fact, Forrester predicts that 70% of enterprises are anticipated to implement AI in 2018.

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Most U.S. Physicians, Burned Out, Favor A Flavor of Single Payer Health System

Health Populi

Most physicians feel some level of burnout, hassled by electronic health records and lost autonomy.

Beware the limits of telemedicine

KevinMD

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion. Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop.

Cardiogram, insurers offer $1,000 of free life insurance in exchange for wearable data

Mobi Health News

Cardiogram has teamed up with insurers Amica Life and Greenhouse Life Insurance Company to give users free life insurance to collect data.

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Why 2020 Will Be The M&A Tipping Point

Mobile Health Matters

Over a year ago, we predicted that 2019 would be the era of health IT M&A , with the transition to value-based care as a primary driver. The M&A activity in the first half of 2018 is proof of this momentum – healthcare-related M&A increased 23% compared to the second half of 2017.

5 Reasons We’re Unprepared for Apple Watch ECG

33 Charts

Today Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4 watch. Later this year they will add functionality that allows users to record an ECG. This would make Apple Watch one of the first FDA-cleared over-the-counter devices with an electrocardiogram. Here are 5 reasons we’re not ready for this. No bandwidth.

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Is talking to software the next big step in healthcare delivery?

The cHealth Blog

Provider to Patient Ratios by 2020. In my latest book, The New Mobile Age , we spend some time talking about the growing demand for care (we’re getting older and older people need more care) as compared to the flat supply of healthcare providers.

Sicker Consumers Are More Willing to Share Health Data

Health Populi

People dealing with chronic conditions are keener to share personally-generated data than people that don’t have a chronic disease, Deloitte’s 2018 Survey of U.S> > Health Care Consumers learned.

The practice of medicine has experienced its own version of climate change

KevinMD

When you or a loved one is sick or injured, health care decisions are fundamentally a matter of trust.

inui Health, formerly Scanadu, announces FDA-cleared home urine testing platform

Mobi Health News

The smartphone-connected system can perform five different tests that could help diagnose UTIs, diabetes, and kidney disease

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Privacy measure dropped from opioids package

Morning eHealth

On the Hill today: Senate rural health hearing — White House quantum meeting skips over health

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Apple Watch Series 4: Intelligent Guardian for Your Health

33 Charts

After today’s Apple Watch Series 4 announcement, CNBC reporter Chrissy Farr reported, “ Apple stressed a lot today that this isn’t a physician replacement.”. But Intelligent guardian for your health is pretty damn close. It’s a product that’s smart, always there and it has your back.

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

Reimbursement coding doesn’t quite have ‘buzzword’ status, but without it, adoption of remote monitoring will continue to lag, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, who breaks down the latest developments.

Retail Tomorrow, Today: A Smart Grocery Cart and Digital Samples For Paleo-Eating Moms

Health Populi

In our Amazon-Primed world, the future of retail is not ten years from now; it’s “tomorrow.”.

The EHR is autistic

KevinMD

Ironically, the same electronic health records (EHRs) initially designed as a tool to help physicians diagnose diseases have largely evaded diagnostic scrutiny. Talk to physicians who utilize them on a daily basis, however, and it becomes abundantly clear that today’s EHRs are ailing.

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How the FDA is shaping healthcare innovation

Mobi Health News

In the last year the FDA has taken steps to evolve its process for regulating software as a medical device, personal genomics and clinical decision support technology

@MightyCasey gets piped in at Cochrane in Edinburgh

Society for Participatory Medicine

For updates, follow Casey’s tweets on the #CochraneForAll hashtag – tweets by her and tweets tagging her. Being friends with @MightyCasey Quinlan (one of our society’s earliest members) is an adventure.

Slow Medicine – Should Healthcare be Inconvenient?

33 Charts

Should healthcare be inconvenient by design? And should slow medicine be the default option in some circumstances? Slow medicine is a movement calling for change in medical practice which is inspired by the slow food movement.