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Telemonitoring to combat heart failure

Mobi Health News

Heart failure patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) need sophisticated after-care to lower the high risk of life-threatening complications that accompanies this kind of device therapy, which is becoming more common these days.


Remote Monitoring Devices Are The Future

Duane Boise

Technology is steadily involving and to think that it won’t affect the healthcare industry is an understatement. While many are looking to utilize phone apps to better reach patients, they should also be looking at how to use remote monitoring devices effectively as well.

The practice of medicine has experienced its own version of climate change


When you or a loved one is sick or injured, health care decisions are fundamentally a matter of trust.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S. economy over $327 billion a year just in the costs of diagnosed diabetes.

Healthcare connectivity: improving healthcare across the continuum

Mobi Health News

A robust infrastructure is critical to supporting connectivity from inside the hospital to the home


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Global IT Consulting Firms In Healthcare: In Search of the New Killer App

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Paddy Padmanabhan, healthcare growth strategist, Damo Consulting, and the author of The Big Unlock: Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Care Era.

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Genomics startup bets on blockchain for data sharing platform

Mobi Health News

Kamal Obbad, Co-founder and CEO of Nebula Genomics, is working to help consumers understand consent and the risks to consider before giving someone access to their data based on a blockchain model


CURES is not a fix for the opioid crisis


The California Department of Justice mandate to consult CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation) prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II, II or IV controlled substance becomes effective on October 2, 2018.

AMA pushes ahead on med schools of future

Morning eHealth

Offer for two Verity hospitals


How MedModular Fits Into the New Lower-Cost, High-Quality, Consumer-Enchanted Healthcare World

Health Populi

In American health economics, there’s a demand side and a supply side. On the demand side, we’ve done a poor job trying to nudge patients and consumers toward rational economic decision making, lacking transparency, information symmetry, and basic health literacy.

Personal health records in Europe: National or beyond?

Mobi Health News

There are dozens of PHRs that survived only a couple of years, most famously, of course, Google Health. But PHRs are back now. Many European countries have launched ambitious PHR projects. Mobile access is widely tipped to be a game-changer in terms of acceptance by citizens.


Blockchain’s best healthcare use cases could be supply chain management, administrative processes


A pervasive lack of trust among healthcare companies is a hurdle to widespread implementation of blockchain technology, but immediate benefits could be found in back-end data exchange around physician credentialing and supply chain management


Search for VHA head gets serious

Morning eHealth

CHIME gathers on the Hill — Life after opioids bill for Part 2


As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Family premiums for health insurance received at the workplace grew 5% in 2018: to $19,616, according to the 2018 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). These two trends combine for a 212% increase in workers’ deductibles in the past decade.

Start-ups leveraging AI to improve outcomes and put patients in control of their care

Mobi Health News

We spoke to Ultromics CEO Ross Upton and Ada Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Claire Novorol about the two start-ups' approaches to leveraging AI to improve patient outcomes and access to services.


A Perfect Storm in Healthcare IT: The Problem of Unmet Staffing Needs

HitPoint Blog

The healthcare IT job outlook is currently a maze of contradictions. Some good news: healthcare is driving jobs growth more than most industry sectors, at the rate of 35 thousand+ jobs per month so far in 2018. Many of these are healthcare IT jobs. Bad news: It is increasingly difficult to find high quality IT talent with expert levels of healthcare knowledge.

Opioids package passes (and what it means)

Morning eHealth

The latest at the VA — Elsewhere in the Senate


Healthcare’s Most Pressing Problems, According To Its Leaders (Part 1)

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

House call tech company Heal introduces Apple Health Record support

Mobi Health News

Consenting patients booking appointments through Heal may now opt to have their personal health records automatically and securely shared with a house call physician


Four Technology Health and Aging Blog Posts from September 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

September always seems like a short month. Not just because of the calendar, but because of the pace of return to California dreamer and tech breathless launches and device announcements , Facebook’s 50 million user data breach – the usual.

#SPM2018 speakers @_AngelaKennedy and daughter Grace: “Personal Health Information is Saving Grace”

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.

HIPAA: A Primer And A Reminder For Those In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Vikash Kumar, manager, Tatvasoft. A relentless parade of fronts from communication to banking, shopping seems to be unfolded, all thanks to the emerging technology.


VisualDx launches Aysa, a consumer-facing dermatology app

Mobi Health News

The app uses machine learning to identify skin conditions and make treatment suggestions


Diva Diabetics: a T1D Mentoring & Support Group for Women

Insulin Nation

History of Group. The Diva Diabetics Mentoring/Support group started in 2008 with 6-7 of my former patients. I worked at the diabetes practice for 10 years that included endocrinologists, NP, RD, and myself.

Zesty Outpatients app 'saving NHS millions' reports NHS Confederation

Lloyd Price

A new app which enables patients to manage their outpatients appointments at the touch of a button could save the NHS millions of pounds.

Why It’s Critical For Doctors To Customize Their EHR

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. If you ask doctors, you’ll hear that electronic health records (EHR) have been both the best thing and worst thing to happen to medicine in the past 40 years.

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FDA unveils cybersecurity attack response playbook for medical devices

Mobi Health News

In a statement, Dr. Scott Gottlieb detailed his agency’s ongoing cybersecurity efforts, which include the signing of two “significant memoranda of understanding” and discussions to facilitate collaboration across government agencies


Maternal Gluten Intake Linked to T1D in Children

Insulin Nation

The Danish National Birth Cohort collects data on pregnant women fluent in Danish. The study analyzed 91 745 women and 101 042 pregnancies recorded from January 1996 to October 2002, which covered about 35% of births in Denmark in that period.


Dingell demands answers on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s conflicts of interest

Morning eHealth

Pew makes a case for one patient matching overlord — IT leaders want more opioids work


Healthcare’s Most Pressing Problems, According To Its Leaders (Part 2)

Electronic Health Reporter

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Accenture develops gamified VR tool to treat phantom limb

Mobi Health News

Accenture is now deploying its VR tool worldwide after completing initial studies in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Commercial Drivers can now be on Insulin

Insulin Nation

Hypoglycemia is a major concern. Symptoms can occur when blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels and can include blurry vision, shaking, fatigue, and seizures.


Comments sought on Interoperability Standards Advisory

Morning eHealth

CMS/ONC seek API help — NIH reaches out to young investigators

Health IT Startup: Datica

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Datica platform manages all ongoing compliance and security burdens not covered by AWS and Microsoft Azure. Through the platform, customers deploy cloud-native applications and integrate with EHRs.

Medical documentation AI system Sopris Health raises $3.4M

Mobi Health News

The Denver-based startup designed an AI system that lets doctors capture their conversations with patients and transfer those notes to EHRs.

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Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush

Lloyd Price

Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information. Even if you’ve never heard of IQVIA, the company most likely knows some things about you—if only in anonymized form.