December, 2018

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

Today is Boxing Day and St. Stephens Day for people who celebrate Christmas, so I share this post as a holiday gift with well-wishes for you and those you love.

With incubators, hospital systems tread ethical boundaries

Morning eHealth

Is Facebook activity a social determinant? Senate likely to confirm telemedicine proponent Carr

The Culture of Customer Satisfaction

Mobile Health Matters

Recent trends in the business literature show a significant focus on the mechanics of the culture of organizations. Annual training reinforcing the quality and compliance requirements of organizations is a common end-of-year task.

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Physicians sacrifice a lot to deliver care. Technology shouldn’t ask for more.

KevinMD

I had a great case the other night. Around midnight on a Friday, the hospitalist physician called me to evaluate an incarcerated femoral hernia. I thought this elderly and medically ill patient would likely die no matter what I did.

New Tech Tonics Podcast: Ari Caroline: Broad Intellect Meets Deep Humanity

Digital Health

Unique Uses for Telehealth

Clocktree

Most people are familiar with telehealth services offered by their primary care doctor, therapist or other healthcare provider as a convenient alternative to an in-office visit. Telehealth has emerged as a standard, even expected, part of certain healthcare practices. Here are a few examples from Clocktree of less obvious telehealth services that are making a difference in people’s lives and well-being. Daily Monitoring of TB Patients.

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Kaiser Permanente VP talks implementing virtual care in its unique payer, provider model

Mobi Health News

Courneya will speak at HIMSS19 in Orlando at “Teaming up for change: Virtual care lessons.”

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Seraxis Islet Technology Aims for Practical T1D Cure

Insulin Nation

Islet transplants offer the hope of a permanent cure for Type 1 Diabetes. After nearly six years in stealth mode, Seraxis has emerged as a front-runner in the race to clinical islet deployment.

Keeping up with the rapid developments in mobile health technology

KevinMD

I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long meeting sponsored by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). The goal was to help HRS develop recommendations for physicians and industry on providing patients access to information generated by wearable and implantable cardiac electronic devices.

CMS, VA policies highlight WH interop event

Morning eHealth

Data-sharing salves wildfire wounds — Telemedicine study

Healthcare Outlook: How the Industry Will Trend and Transform in 2019

Healthcare Informatics

This past year was a transformative one for healthcare. Here are five trends that will impact the health tech landscape in 2019

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Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

Health Populi

In the U.S., the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity.

Healthcare startups: Is blockchain right for you?

Mobi Health News

Startup founders warn their peers to think carefully about deploying distributed ledger technologies

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A Mother’s Angst about her T1D Teen Daughter

Insulin Nation

Kathleen and Jed have two children. Jeniya was diagnosed with T1D at age eleven and 18 months later Treshawn was diagnosed at age seventeen. Treshawn was a successful high school athlete when diagnosed.

Getting to a minimum viable product (MVP) health care app: Partner with physicians

KevinMD

Over the course of several years, IBM’s fledgling Watson for Oncology program has received a wide range of reviews. Among them is a harsh critique published by Gizmodo. The article is filed under the keywords “AI,” “Watson,” “health,” “health care,” and “Doctor: This product is a piece of s**t.”

Telemedicine abortion ban advances in Michigan

Morning eHealth

Another stab at a privacy bill — Insulin dosing app project gets $6M

Real Seniors lack essential technology – who will make it happen in 2019?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

When Pew stops tracking senior adoption, does that imply a market saturated? Rant on. h overall among seniors, last reported in 2016 ) – and the most recent data cited on Internet use, seniors were quoted in a 2016 survey, 44% of responders did not use the internet users.

Americans End 2018 Worried About Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

Nearly one-half of Americans are quite concerned they won’t have enough money to pay for medical care, according to the latest Gallup poll. Health insurance in-security is mainstream as of November 2018, when Gallup polled U.S. adults about views on healthcare costs.

54 digital health mergers and acquisitions in 2018

Mobi Health News

From Amazon's acquisition of PillPack to Best Buy's purchase of GreatCall, over $7.5 billion were spent on digital health acquisitions this year

Helping the Healthcare Industry Avoid Being the Next Ransomware Victim: 5 Tips for Employees

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Marcus Chung, CEO, BoldCloud. Every person, from the newest employee to the CEO, can either strengthen or weaken an organization’s security posture.

Understanding Pancreas Cell Development

Insulin Nation

Dr. Henrik Semb who led the study explains his recent paper in Nature. Dr. Semb and his team have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas.

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Partners goes down (and then back up)

Morning eHealth

Associations call for patient access overhaul — The business

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From Phishing to Smishing -- a scam for all seasons

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Scammers are creative – each cell phone number is 'smishing' opportunity. How about a text message with a picture of the sender, someone you know, pitching a fund-raising and time-limited opportunity – in a category the recipient knows well.

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Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S. in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs.

For healthcare data security, blockchain can be a valuable piece of the puzzle

Mobi Health News

Blockchain can protect data integrity and streamline patient consent, but it should be used in conjunction with other technologies and procedures

Medical Device Development and Data Science Integration

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Sean Otto, vice president of business development, Cyient.

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Basal Insulin Management is not easy. These new tools could help

Insulin Nation

When people with Type 2 Diabetes start basal insulin treatment, the goal is to reach a lower fasting glucose target. Each person gets an initial insulin dose and the expectation is that this dosage will gradually increase until the fasting glucose target is reached.

Texas needs government money to make telemedicine happen

Morning eHealth

VA rolls out FHIR-based APIs — NHS to ban fax machines

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Six offerings from The Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Networking is critical to entrepreneurs. And most critical? Network with non-entrepreneurs -- those who can understand the offering and see a practical context into which it fits. The 2018 Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit , led by Mary Furlong , provided that opportunity.

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Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. This sentiment has been relatively stable since 2000 except for two big outlying years: a spike of 69% in 2006, and a low-point in 2003 of 42%.

AmWell, Doctor on Demand, Teladoc top list of most downloaded telehealth apps

Mobi Health News

The third-party analysis compared 10 telehealth providers' Google Play and App Store downloads over a four-and-a-half year period

Healthcare In the 21st Century: It’s All About Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Marie Fincher, content director, TrustMyPaper. It began in the 1980s with those wonderful word processors. Electric typewriters bit the dust, and health records could be entered and saved on floppy discs.

You are vulnerable while hospitalized

Insulin Nation

Hospitals often use outdated care practices despite a large body of knowledge about the importance of glycemic management in hospitalized patients, both in intensive care units (ICUs) and in noncritical care settings. Levels of glycemia directly impact patient outcomes, hospital length of stay (LOS) & costs. New therapeutics and technology are widely available, but inpatient glycemic care often lags substantially behind best practices and ADA recommendations.

Wilkie on deck

Morning eHealth

Data-sharing deepening at hospitals — FDA imprimatur

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