Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

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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Garmin, Actigraph partner on wearable-driven medical research

Mobi Health News

The companies will be applying ActiGraph's CentrePoint data analytics platform to Garmin's sensor-carrying wearables

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Telemedicine abortion ban advances in Michigan

Morning eHealth

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

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.

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.

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

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Retail Health Ends 2018 With Big Plans for 2019

Health Populi

As the CVS + Aetna merger crosses its last regulatory hurdle at the close of 2018, we enter 2019 facing a fast-growing and -morphing retail health landscape.

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.

Aspen RxHealth gets $9M to create a gig economy for pharmacists

Mobi Health News

Aspen RxHealth, a Tampa-based company using a gig economy model to connect patients with pharmacists, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Flare Capital Partners. An additional investor was an undisclosed strategic partner, a health plan in the United States. What they do

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How the media loves to talk about loneliness among older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Shall we take this WSJ article at face value? Rant on. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal – pops up a dramatic headline, The Loneliest Generation , describing how baby boomer Americans, more than ever, are aging alone.

Delving into SMART

HAY on FHIR

While FHIR is not a security standard ‘per se’, there are numerous references in the spec to security related matters – including a specific module in the specification. One of the recommendations made is about SMART – a defined way to use the OAuth2 Authorization framework in FHIR.

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The new Insulin pill breakthrough

Insulin Nation

Oral delivery of insulin has been actively researched for decades. Injections are painful and inconvenient. People often delay starting insulin therapy because they don’t want injections. Oral therapy would increase patient compliance. Oramed and Rani Therapeutics are early leaders in the oral delivery of insulin. They take very different approaches with each having their own challenges compared to the food additive path envisioned by Dr. Samir Mitragotri of Harvard University ( bio ).

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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

Rucker talks agenda before E&C

Morning eHealth

Data-release for machine learning from HHS, VA — Elsewhere in the administration

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Health IT Startup: MedTrainer

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. MedTrainer is the creator of an all-in-one compliance management suite that encompasses all the tools healthcare professionals need to manage processes, increase departmental collaboration and simplify compliance.

Hospitals’ Tech Support Is Getting Worse. Why, and What’s the Prognosis?

HitPoint Blog

Many hospitals are undertaking major transformations of their technical support functions, according to a brand new study by Black Book Research. What’s the urgency about? Poor support quality…sub-par results that are reportedly even worse than last year’s dismal numbers. Sixty percent of hospital IT leaders say that EHR vendors and third party outsourcers are falling short of tech support expectations. How is this phenomenon impacting patient care?

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LunaDNA offers company shares in exchange for health data

Mobi Health News

The company claims it is the first to work with the SEC to figure out how consumers could exchange health data for equity.

Privacy policy takes over

Morning eHealth

Your Apple a day — Electronic money transfers get attention

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Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare – Part 2

Perficient

Last September I started a blog series on data integration for Healthcare. The problem, it is impressively difficult to integrate data from one or more EMR systems into a cohesive analytical database.

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Genomics Startup Human Longevity’s Valuation Falls 80% from $1.6 Billion down to $310M

Lloyd Price

Human Longevity Inc. raced to a billion-dollar plus valuation on the hopes that it could apply advances in genomics to improve medicine. A drastic “down round” financing this week suggests investors have questions about its own longevity.

T-Mobile provides 70K lines of wireless service to the VA to support telehealth efforts

Mobi Health News

The deal is part of a five-year $993.5 million contract between the DoD, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon

Today: Lawmakers grill ONC on Cures Act

Morning eHealth

Walz pushes Wilkie on Mar-a-Lago — FDA clears opioid use disorder app

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Take the Lead to Deploy Emerging Technologies for Improved Outcomes

Healthcare Informatics

Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to accelerate the shift to value-based care and improve the healthcare system in material ways

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Genetic Testing sites are the new Social Networks, so will Facebook acquire 23andMe?

Lloyd Price

Genetic Testing sites like 23andMe are rapidly emerging as the new Social Networks. Over the last 10 years, millions of people across the world have submitted their DNA for testing and eagerly waited the results, including me back in May 2016.

VRHealth unveils VR software for hot flashes

Mobi Health News

The new technology will provide users with an AI guide that will lead them through CBT.

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Behavioral Healthcare Technology Drives New Way To Fix The Need For A Fix

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. The statistics are terrifying. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol poisoning kills six people every day.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 11, 2018 — No. 115

Story of Digital Health

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 11, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Dec 11, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here. JOIN THE 65,000+ MEMBER DIGITAL HEALTH GROUP ON LINKEDIN!

Tidepool Loop Gets $6M Boost from JDRF/Helmsley

Insulin Nation

JDRF and The Helmsley Charitable Trust announced collaborative grant agreement to provide Tidepool with the funding needed to begin developing Tidepool Loop. This is a vote of confidence and displays tangible support for Tidepool’s effort to deliver an FDA-regulated version of Loop in the App Store. Tidepool is primarily known for its data aggregation services that make it easy to see all your data in one place. See this article for more information.

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Myia Labs raises $6.75M to build AI patient monitoring into consumer wearables

Mobi Health News

The company's technology uses machine learning to identify any major changes in patients' vitals

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Weekender 12/14/18

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. Former Atheneahealth CEO Jonathan Bush rips activist investor Elliott Management in his first interview after stepping down, but wishes the company well and says he hopes it can regain its culture and energy.

Centene wants its PBM to move from rebates to net pricing. That could be the new normal

FierceHealthIT

On Friday, Centene CEO Michael Neidorff said he has been pushing the company's new PBM, RxAdvance, to find a way to shift from rebates to net pricing. That's something CVS has already started doing, and more PBMs are likely to follow, according to analysts

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How Digital Access To Healthcare Is Becoming A Reality

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Karim Babay, CEO, HealthSapiens. One of the primary problems existing in healthcare is the many barriers to access and delivery of care and treatment.

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POPS! Diabetes Care scores 510(k) for connected glucose monitoring system

Mobi Health News

The system also has a diabetes coach and tracking system.

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An update to the SMART client

HAY on FHIR

Just a quick note the say that I’ve made a couple of changes to the SMART client. There’s now an option to start the login process in a separate tab. This is needed because a number of sites I’ve been testing won’t let the login page open in an iFrame (it’s a security thing).

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