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AI Can Improve Patient Outcomes, but will Pharma Get there Quickly Enough?

Lloyd Price

No matter what industry you’re in, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. It’s the shiniest of the shiny and new, and it’s everywhere.

7 Telemedicine Concerns and How to Overcome Them

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Telemedicine is growing with a forecasted market increase of? percent from 2017 to 2023. It is already used by more than? 50 percent of hospitals in the United States and close to 1 million Americans,?thanks thanks to its cost efficiencies and easy access to healthcare services. .

Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians

Perficient

Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able to maintain the walk-in base of customers?

Parexel announces new wearable, mobile tech for clinical trials

Mobi Health News

The biopharmaceutical serivce will launch a new service on Microsoft's Azure App Services that will be able to send care teams patient data alerting them of saftey issues.

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CVS + Aetna: Inflection Point in US Healthcare, Merger Approved Update

Health Populi

CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna was approved this week by U.S. Federal regulators after months of scrutinizing the antitrust-size-market control implications of the deal.

Rethinking the e-trigger

Morning eHealth

Hospitals are botching records release — Self-fitting hearing aids cleared for marketing

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#SPM2018 speaker preview – Brennen Hodge: “Health is the New Wealth”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Here’s the latest in our series of posts by and about the outstanding speakers we’ve lined up for the Society for Participatory Medicine’s second annual conference on Oct. 17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. Register here.

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How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak.

What is caregiving technology, anyway?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

A term that means what you want it to mean. Search for the term ‘caregiving technology’. At the top of the retrieved page – an ad for ClearCare to help you ‘improve client and employee management’ – sounds like paid (agency) home care.

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Dr. Patti Brennan – #SPM2018 speaker preview “Supporting the Care Between the Care: The Role of the National Library of Medicine”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Here’s the latest in our series of posts by and about the outstanding speakers we’ve lined up for the Society for Participatory Medicine’s second annual conference on Oct. 17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. Register here.

Communicating value, connectivity helps digital health tools succeed

Mobi Health News

Experts speaking at next week’s Connected Health Conference discuss the importance of technology adoption and how new tools can encourage stronger patient-provider relationships

Open Source Health Care Will Liberate Patients

Health Populi

Information is power in the hands of people. When it’s open in the sunshine, it empowers people — whether doctors, patients, researchers, Presidents, teachers, students, Everyday People.

Brazil’s HealthTech sector is new hot spot

Lloyd Price

Solving big problems for many people is the kind of opportunity that both entrepreneurs and investors love. Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation and new on-demand business models, there’s been a recent explosion in healthtech startups in Brazil.

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The Practical Value of Active Shooter Training In Emergency Departments

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Leslie Sanchez, clinical educator, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Active shooter training was initially seen as cumbersome and just “more training” to complete in our emergency department.

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Walmart, Amazon patents could take biometric monitoring to a new level

Mobi Health News

Recently granted patents show a shopping cart that monitors your heart rate, Alexa listening for coughs

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#CochraneForAll + #BeyondTheRoom = #PatientsIncluded on blast

Society for Participatory Medicine

Red Hot Chilli Pipers at the Colloquium | image credit: Simon Williams Photography.

NHIT Week: Six Leaders Reflect on the Value of Health IT

Health System CIO

When six industry veterans reflected on their experiences in the provider, vendor, and consulting worlds, several common themes emerged, according to Sue Schade, who reveals what she learned through these interviews.

Health IT Startup: DocuTAP

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. DocuTAP crafts on-demand healthcare software and services that make over a thousand urgent care clinics run efficiently. We design a tablet-based EHR and PM, offer RCM services, and refine patient workflow.

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Listening to end users is key when developing digital health products

Mobi Health News

At this month's Connected Health Conference Preview, digital health developers and providers will explore the best ways to keep the human element front and center.

Putting Patients at the Center of Pain Management Decisions

Society for Participatory Medicine

Clinical decision support researchers , developers , and implementers this is for you. Clinical decision support (CDS) technology can maximize trust and engagement during decision-making if used to its full potential. Or NOT.

#FHIR and Cancer Patient Empowerment – Mike’s story

Health Intersections

I’m very honoured to make a guest today from Mike Morris, who I met at the HL7 FHIR Applications Round Table in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago. Mike is a cancer patient who is using FHIR improve his own treatment. Cancer Rears Its Ugly Head. October 18, 2014.

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Troubleshoot Issues Impacting Citrix and Epic Users

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Join Electronic Health Reporter partner Goliath Technologies on Tuesday, October 16th at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m.

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NASA pilots UpToDate for clinical support tool in outer space

Mobi Health News

NASA will now be piloting the clinical decision support tool UpToDate, which gives users access to thousands of clinical resourcers, on the International Space Station.

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#SPM2018 speaker preview – Jason Bobe: “The future of medicine begins with the patient”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Here’s the latest in our series of posts by and about the outstanding speakers we’ve lined up for the Society for Participatory Medicine’s second annual conference on Oct. 17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. Register here.

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Checking in with Blue Button 2.0

Morning eHealth

Robin Kelly aims to ramp up health IT goals — Trump administration sued for VA correspondence

Healthcare’s Most Pressing Problems, According To Its Leaders (Part 3)

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Wearables support health, build research data to help patients in Saudi Arabia

Mobi Health News

Manal Almalki, PhD, of Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, is empowering patients to monitor their health at home so they can gain insights into their own body using wearables; the tool is also aggregating data during the patient-run experiments

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My T1D Road to Acceptance

Insulin Nation

We caught up with an inspirational T1D blogger, instagrammer and influencer, Judy Mitri from Montreal and asked her to share her journey to acceptance of her diagnosis. If you’re struggling to come to terms with diabetes, this story is for you – ED.

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Updating the patient identifier

Morning eHealth

Mattis, Wilkie sign interoperability pledge — Mullin winding up for round 2 on privacy measure

Fresenius Connected Health: Improving Patient Care Through New Technology

Lloyd Price

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is adopting and supporting new Connected Health technologies that empower patients to monitor, collect, and share health and treatment data with their physicians and care providers.

Fertility testing is just the beginning for home lab testing device Mira

Mobi Health News

The three-year-old startup made waves last month at TechCrunch Disrupt and Health 2.0

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 10, 2018 — No. 107 (and 105 & 106)

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 10, 2018 — No. Note: Issues #105 and #106 were sent using the Constant Contact mobile newsletter creation app. Those are also listed below. My newsletters for Sep 30, Oct 3, and Oct 10, 2018 are viewable below. Subscribe for free here.

Senators wary of pre-cert

Morning eHealth

Walz pressures VA for info on Mar-a-Lago troika — Report: Patients like unique identifiers, hate smart cards

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Patients want doctors to talk to them about more than just physical symptoms, medications

FierceHealthIT

Today’s patients have a broader view of what good health means, according to a new survey, and they have greater expectations of what their doctors should be talking about during office visits

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RightEye gets FDA nod for eye-tracking technology

Mobi Health News

Maryland-based RightEye now has clearance for its software that helps clinicians assess reading skills, brain health and functional vision

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How Did a Hospital Use Text Messaging to Reduce Readmissions by 32%?

CareWire

Achieving quality outcomes while patients are in the hospital is, of course, a major priority for healthcare leaders. In today’s healthcare environment, the focus on outcomes doesn’t end at discharge.

Pfizer follows Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline by appointing new Chief Digital Officer

Lloyd Price

Pfizer has appointed a chief digital officer because of the growing importance of digital technology in R&D and business process, as part of a boardroom shake-up. Last week Pfizer announced that Ian Read is to step down as CEO, with chief operating officer Albert Bourla taking the helm.