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.

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

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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.

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

Phoenix Health Systems

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?

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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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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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.

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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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

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.

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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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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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.

Tufts’ Peter Neumann and cost-effectiveness analysis – Better health through better measurement – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition of Harlow on Healthcare is Peter Neumann.

Rucker talks agenda before E&C

Morning eHealth

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

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T-Mobile to provide 70,000 lines of service to VA to boost telehealth

FierceHealthIT

As part of the U.S. Navy’s Spiral 3 Wireless and Telecommunications Services contract, T-Mobile announced it will provide the VA with 70,000 lines of service in order to advance telehealth initiatives

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

Tufts’ Peter Neumann and cost-effectiveness analysis – Better health through better measurement – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition of Harlow on Healthcare is Peter Neumann.

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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Trump administration seeks public feedback on how to fix HIPAA privacy rules

FierceHealthIT

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services said they want to hear from the public about how to fix what is officially known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules. It is aimed, in part, at addressing the nation's opioid crisis

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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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Tufts’ Peter Neumann and cost-effectiveness analysis – Better health through better measurement – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition of Harlow on Healthcare is Peter Neumann.

Privacy policy takes over

Morning eHealth

Your Apple a day — Electronic money transfers get attention

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ACOs saved Medicare $2.7B to date, outpacing CMS estimates

FierceHealthIT

Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Programs have saved Medicare $2.7 billion to date, including $859 million in 2016, according to a new analysis commissioned by NAACOS. That's $1.1 billion more than CMS estimates

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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Tufts’ Peter Neumann and cost-effectiveness analysis – Better health through better measurement – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition of Harlow on Healthcare is Peter Neumann.

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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IHI 2018: How to demonstrate the ROI on quality improvement projects 

FierceHealthIT

A significant challenge in quality improvement is demonstrating the return on investment in such initiatives, but a prioritization framework may help

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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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Tufts’ Peter Neumann and cost-effectiveness analysis – Better health through better measurement – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition of Harlow on Healthcare is Peter Neumann.