February, 2019

The secret to making AI work for physicians


If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care.

Is Healthcare Ready for Remote Patient Monitoring?

Health System CIO

Although remote monitoring has been shown to improve outcomes, it remains a tough sell to many providers, says John Halamka, who breaks down some recent findings on this complex issue.

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PKvitality CGM K’Watch is Exciting

Insulin Nation

We spoke with PKvitality leaders Minh Lê, General Manager, and Tom Bishop, CTO Medical. They shared their investor slide deck and we have included selected images in this article. CGM Reimagined. The PKvitality team wants to disrupt the existing CGM market.

The Expectation Gap Between What Patients Want Vs What They Get

Health Populi

Talk to me, patients are demanding in unison.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Jerry Harrison & Brian Smith – Making Beautiful Music Together with Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Digital Health

An unlikely pair, Brian Smith and Jerry Harrison came together over their shared passion for music and science and helping entrepreneurs succeed. Together they are helping healthcare startups find their rhythm and chart a path to success through a new expert crowdfunding platform called RedCrow.

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Will artificial intelligence be able to have this conversation?


Transformation of health care is underway: The landscape is filled with innovation, and the horizon is dotted with technological possibilities of “Star Trek” ilk.


Healthcare’s Thought Leaders Offer their HIMSS19 Takeaways

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The cornucopia that is the annual HIMSS conference and tradeshow – healthcare technology’s biggest event – is behind us, but what’s left in the wake is wonderful, inspiring even, if not a bit overwhelming.

ONC Finds Possible Merit in FDA Pre-Cert

Medical Connectivity

We have addressed the FDA Pre-Cert program for SaMD (Software as Medical Device) on several occasions.

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Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

Health Populi

Consumers put food front-and-center when thinking about their health. Viewing food-as-medicine is going mainstream for health consumers, who look beyond the “medicine” in that phrase toward a broader concept of personal well-being.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Healthcare’s EHR Usability Problem: How New Efforts Are Addressing the Issue—and Potentially Saving Lives

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Raj Ratwani and Jacob Reider weigh in on why the time is now to bring EHR usability and safety issues to the forefront, and how ONC can play a greater role in making issues transparent

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More consumers are using digital health to manage complex health conditions, Rock Health says

Mobi Health News

The report also showed a decline in consumers' willingness to share data with healthcare stakeholders.

@HIMSS, physicians don’t want hype. They just want sensible EMR solutions.


A few years ago, I wrote a KevinMD blog post about how cumbersome it was to complete notes in the electronic medical record (EMR). I proposed a solution in our residency clinic but encountered resistance in the adoption process that eventually led to its abandonment.

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Predicting the Most Likely Takeaways From HIMSS19

Electronic Health Reporter

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Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Whatever Happened to Tech-Enabled Home Care?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

So much VC money, so little resulting change. Past venture capital investment in home care technology boggles the mind. It seems only yesterday that Tech-Enabled Home Care was published – with that wonderful Forbes graphic “Why VCs Care More About Home Care”.

Cost and Convenience Underpin Patient Demands As Health Consumers

Health Populi

Across generations, from younger to older patients, cost, transparency and convenience drive consumer satisfaction, Accenture’s latest health consumer survey found.

UA’s Rural Health Professions Program: Teaching Students How to Practice Medicine Outside the Big Cities

Arizona Telemedicine Program

After four challenging years as a medical student – while maintaining her roles as a wife and mother of five daughters – Mary Alyson Smith will graduate from the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, in May.


Shimmer unveils wearable sensor platform for clinical trials

Mobi Health News

The Verisense platform is designed to address problems created by consumer devices in the clinical research world


Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Georgia state Senate passes two bills improving telehealth access for residents


The Georgia state Senate passed two bills today (SB115 and SB118) as part of their comprehensive healthcare reform aimed at reducing costs, increasing access, and enhancing quality care for Georgia residents. SB 115 allows for physicians outside of Georgia to be licensed as a telemedicine provider by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. This should improve access to Georgia residents in underserved communities by increasing the pool of available providers.

MedTech Advancements Supporting Mental Health Treatments

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Dariya Lopukhina, content director, Anadea. Mental health affects everyone at some point in our lives. A commonly quoted statistic in the UK is that one in four people suffer the impact of mental ill health. In the U.S.,

BCG Vaccine Shows Promising Signals of T1D Efficacy

Insulin Nation

We spoke with Denise Faustman, MD, Ph.D., Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School. The following is a summary of the research that she and her team are working on. Early Islet Trials.

Time To Travel And Wait In Health Care: The Opportunity For Self-Care At Home

Health Populi

What industry compels its “consumers” to wait longer and travel further for services more than any other in a person’s daily life? That would be health care, a report from Altarum notes.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Telemedicine Workflow: Six Questions You Have to Answer to Succeed

Arizona Telemedicine Program

When implementing a telemedicine program, you should create a new workflow. It’s easier to adapt a current workflow into the technology than to create a new productivity model. Your daily processes will need some changes but not entirely, and this can be to your advantage.

The consumerization of healthcare: the good, the bad, the baffling

Mobi Health News

As consumers start to drive their healthcare experince, concerns about healthcare spending savvy and information overload come to light.


Medicare for All and more

Morning eHealth

RUSH Act back — Usability migraines continue

How Electronic Health Records Are Impacting the Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Lauren Adley, writer and editor, UK Best Essays. The healthcare industry has traditionally relied on the pen-and-paper archiving system, creating huge but impractical data libraries.

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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.

JDRF Open Protocol — Path to Better Future

Insulin Nation

In 2018, JDRF celebrated the first anniversary of its Open Protocol initiative to support the development of automated insulin delivery systems, including artificial pancreas (AP) algorithms, continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and insulin pumps.

Deep Human Interactions: The Antidote To More AI In Health Care – Learning From Philips’ CEO At HIMSS19

Health Populi

“The promise of AI is undeniable…could AI help clinicians deliver better and more humanistic care?” ” This question is asked and answered in a JAMA viewpoint published January 1/8 2019 titled, Humanizing Artificial Intelligence.

Legacy Health Re-Imagines IT Service Management

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

Portland-based health system's IT support team creates governance structure, service catalog