February, 2019

The secret to making AI work for physicians

KevinMD

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dexcom G6 users can ask Siri to read their glucose level

Mobi Health News

Dexcom announced a slew of announcements this morning including an integration with Google Fit, a feature that lets users share their readings with 10 people and a technical inquiries feature.

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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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Georgia state Senate passes two bills improving telehealth access for residents

Clocktree

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.

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.

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.

Babyscripts, Penn Medicine team up on postpartum hypertension tool

Mobi Health News

The duo plan to develop a product that is able to remotely monitor hypertensive patients and get them care faster.

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

KevinMD

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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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”.

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.

The Expectation Gap Between What Patients Want Vs What They Get

Health Populi

Talk to me, patients are demanding in unison.

Predicting the Most Likely Takeaways From HIMSS19

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Mobi Health News

A chat with Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai

Rethinking approaches to remote health and telehealth in Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Speaking during a panel session at the recent AFR Healthcare Summit , Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) President Dr Harry Nespolon said the way remote healthcare and telehealth is offered has changed little since the 1960s.

Facial Recognition Enhances Customer Experience

Perficient

Facial recognition technology is quickly advancing and going beyond the ever-popular security use cases. Now retailers can use it to deliver an omnichannel shopping experience.

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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.

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.

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.,

Interoperability, cloud, consumerization were hot topics at HIMSS19

Mobi Health News

Patient engagement and the consumerization of health also held court this week in Orlando

Assistant Director of Outreach Now On Board With SCTRC

Telehealth Blog

South Central Telehealth Resource Center Welcomes New Assistant Director of Outreach, Joe Schaffner. For nearly 15 years, Joe has worked in the public health sector at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock Wastewater, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

OneStream Elevates Perficient to Gold Partner Status

Perficient

Perficient is excited to have attained gold partner status within the OneStream partner network. OneStream Software is a leader in corporate performance management solutions (CPM) for the mid-sized to large enterprise and recently ranked 212th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500. With the surge of customers moving off legacy systems in favor of cloud solutions, OneStream’s growth potential knows no limits.

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Participating in T1D Trials; The Value of Knowing and Helping

Insulin Nation

We spoke with Tavia Vital, BSN, BA, RN, CDE, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 2½ and is an Outpatient Certified Diabetes Educator, about the experience of her two sons participating in TrialNet, TEDDY, and the Oral Insulin Trial. Each son tested positive for high-risk genes for T1D.

Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

Health Populi

Just as we experienced “e-business” departments blurring into ecommerce and everyday business processes, so is “telehealth” morphing into, simply, health care delivery as one of many channels and platforms.

Trump administration talks tech and transparency

Morning eHealth

EHR safety campaign pressures Congress on gag clauses — New life for Massachusetts telehealth parity

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FDA grants De Novo clearance to interoperable insulin pump

Mobi Health News

The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 can work in tandem with other blood sugar management devices, or on its own

Retina telemedicine tech helps save vision at Grady Health System

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Grady Eye Center had a backlog of 14,000 patients to see, and most of these were diabetic screenings. THE PROBLEM. The center did some research and realized it had more than 20,000 diabetics in Grady Health System and only 20 to 25 percent were being adequately screened for retinopathy.

Perficient’s Secret Sauce: Solving Customers’ Problems

Perficient

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, Pawan Gupta, Managing Director, Commerce, writes about reaching across all Perficient teams to ensure high-quality deliverables to clients.

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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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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.

FDA plans to link claims data to EHRs in its Sentinel safety database

Morning eHealth

CMS names Mark Roche as its chief health information officer — Social media are spreading measles, CDC and NIH officials tell a House committee