Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

EHRs are killing medical innovation

KevinMD

To paraphrase Bill Gates: "The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and do things. More free time is not a terrible thing." I have innovated. I developed a mutation assay. I discovered that vacuum ultraviolet light from excimer lasers is safe to use on human tissue.

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HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?

Mobi Health News

As texting between patients and providers becomes more common, it’s imperative that providers consider the right platform to use and other security features to protect patient data

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Why Health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

Lloyd Price

The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I asked my longtime colleague and friend Robert Mittman, with whom I collaborated at Institute for the Future for a decade, how he managed international travel and jet lag, he said simply, “The time zone you’re in is the time zone you’re in.”

Why physicians should embrace fitness trackers

KevinMD

I mused while staring blankly towards the electronic tracking board, where I foresee reading the triage call "My tracker said, I have AFib." I delved into what is in my armamentarium to handle this crisis of the digital age. The stethoscope around my neck suddenly seemed archaic.

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Why healthcare data may be more secure with cloud computing

Mobi Health News

But like with most things in healthcare, organizations need to keep following up after choosing the right vendor and signing an airtight contract to best protect data

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On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

Health Populi

Today, October 16, is World Food Day. At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. FAO was founded to address malnutrition and bolster a sustainable, healthy food supply for people.

FDA’s Guidance Plans for Software in FY 2019

Medical Connectivity

The FDA has released its plans for Final and Draft Guidance Documents for fiscal year 2019. There are A and B lists for each category in terms of FDA's priority for action. On the A list there are 11 current drafts scheduled for finalization.

AMA launches Digital Health Implementation Playbook

Mobi Health News

The new playbook will include a step-by-step approach to implementing digital health tools, as well as best practices and other resources.

FDA updates medical device premarket guidance to include cybersecurity recommendations

FierceHealthIT

Updates from the FDA add new cybersecurity recommendations to medical device premarket guidance, including a "bill of materials," that build on the "total product lifecycle approach to device safety," according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

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Koen Kas, the Gardener of Health Tech Delights

Health Populi

The future of healthcare is not about being sick, Prof. Dr. Koen Kas believes.

Engaging Your Consumer: The New Wave of Healthcare Business

Mobile Health Matters

One of the major transformations in healthcare today centers on the development of the patient as a consumer. Patients are driving a demand for increased connectivity with their providers, and have a growing expectation for convenient and customizable care.

DFree, a smartphone-connected wearable for incontinence, launches in US

Mobi Health News

San Diego-based Triple W has launched a new wearable connected health monitor in the United States, focused on urinary incontinence. The sensor, called DFree, uses an ultrasound sensor to monitor changes in bladder size.

A CGM can Keep Your Teen Safe

Insulin Nation

Parents often prefer their teen share every detail about their condition, but that can lead to conflict if the teen feels too controlled. A CGM may be a big help.

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The who, what, when, where, and why of Cochrane

Society for Participatory Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration logo – it’s a forest plot!

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Ten Tips for Launching a Product or Service – October, 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

It’s 2018 and in full sprint to the year-end finish. Soon you will launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service, or maybe a caregiver advisory service.

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FDA Pre-Cert participants share early experiences

Mobi Health News

A collaborative attitude and a commitment to strenuous review have characterized the process so far

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Why do Digital Health startups keep failing?

Lloyd Price

The “move fast and break things” approach that works in tech doesn’t translate well to healthcare. Instead, digital health startups should try need-driven innovation.

HHS to require drug price listings

Morning eHealth

ONC challenge for safer EHRs — Google AI tool for breast cancer metastasis detection

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Five Offerings from the Boston Connected Health Conference 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

? Held each year – but has much changed? The Connected Health Conference is still a Health IT conference, owned by HIMSS, spruced up by pre-conference Voice Health summit , task forces , and even onstage singing by health tech folk that may wish they were in show business.

Innovators use digital tools to translate patient experiences into meaningful data

Mobi Health News

The MITRE Corperation's Kristina Sheridan shares how her life experince inspired the Patient Toolkit, which lets patients digitally record symptoms and treatment.

Gartner IT Expo: Wave Three of Healthcare Consumer Engagement

Perficient

Jeff Cribbs, VP Gartner, gave a session on the third wave of healthcare consumer engagement. Harness a new wave of practices and technology to deliver consumer engagement for your healthcare organization: Consumer access and control of health data will fundamentally change the health data economy.

UnitedHealth plans to roll out a new EHR offering for consumers and providers by the end of 2019

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth CEO David Wichmann told investors during an earnings call on Tuesday that the company is preparing to launch a "fully individualized and fully portable” EHR to 50 million members by the end of next year. But it's not clear how that product would align with existing EHRs

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At #SPM2018, Ivan Handler (with @MightyCasey) Wants to Put the Care Back in Healthcare

Society for Participatory Medicine

Here’s the last 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. Last chance: register here.

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Patient outcomes are at heart of disruptive healthcare tech

Mobi Health News

Startups are having the biggest impact working on technology that disrupts access, data gathering, monitoring and care interventions to help patients – as well as alleviate clinician burnout – says cofounder and EVP of Health 2.0 Indu Sabaiya

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Ruchin Kansal and Strategic Partnerships: To Go Far, Go Together – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

This edition’s topic is strategic partnerships, and I had the chance to speak about them with Ruchin Kansal ( @kansalruchin ), the Digital Business Strategy leader for Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences at Virtusa.

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution? Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. The blue chips of Silicon Valley have announced they’re interested in disrupting an industry that has bedeviled us with rising costs and inefficiencies for decades.

Technology can only save healthcare if it connects with and leverages people

Mobi Health News

Speakers from Fitbit, Johnson & Johnson discussed motivation and behavior change at the Connected Health Conference in Boston

Ruchin Kansal and Strategic Partnerships: To Go Far, Go Together – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

This edition’s topic is strategic partnerships, and I had the chance to speak about them with Ruchin Kansal ( @kansalruchin ), the Digital Business Strategy leader for Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences at Virtusa.

U.S. hospitals wasting about $25.4B on supply chain every year

FierceHealthIT

In its study of 2,300 hospitals, consulting firm Navigant also found that hospitals could save up to 18%, or $11 million a year per hospital—the equivalent to 160 registered nurses, 42 primary care doctors or the cost of building two outpatient surgery centers

Dispatches from Pittsburgh

Morning eHealth

FDA’s Gottlieb bullish on tech for opioids crisis — States leaving CMS out of the loop on Medicaid breaches

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Remote Care: The new normal

Mobi Health News

Centralized care, with a hospital as the “hub,” is the standard in the U.S. today. But this familiar model is changing rapidly, as providers embrace remote care at scale. After decades of experimentation, why now

Ruchin Kansal and Strategic Partnerships: To Go Far, Go Together – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

This edition’s topic is strategic partnerships, and I had the chance to speak about them with Ruchin Kansal ( @kansalruchin ), the Digital Business Strategy leader for Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences at Virtusa.