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Could patients be their own scribes?


One day while on shift in the emergency department, I looked out into the waiting room at the dozens of people waiting to be seen. Many had been waiting for hours. Some looked bored. Others appeared agitated by the long wait time.

FDA on Modifying AI

Medical Connectivity

Recently the FDA released a discussion paper on a Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). For starters this paper captures several familiar themes.


Trust In Data Stewardship Is Healthcare Providers’ To Lose

Health Populi

Trust is a precursor to health engagement, I learned way back in 2008 when I collaborated with Edelman on the first Health Engagement Barometer in 2008.

Stanford Medicine licenses Google Glass-based autism tech to Cognoa

Mobi Health News

The AI-enabled Superpower Glass system was recently shown to improve socialization skills among children with autism spectrum disorder.


Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

New Tech Tonics Podcast Episode: Andy Coravos: Championing Responsible Digital Medicine

Digital Health

Andy Coravos left a promising career at a top private equity firm to follow her passion and pursue intensive training as a software developer; she now works on the frontier of engineering and medicine as CEO and co-founder of Elektra Labs, focused on the use of digital measures to support clinical research, and the generation […].

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The United States of Diabetes: a $1,240 Tax on Every American

Health Populi

Pharmaceutical company executives are testifying in the U.S. Congress this week on the topic of prescription drug costs. One of those medicines, insulin, cost a patient $5,705 for a year’s supply in 2016, double what it cost in 2012, according to the Health Care Cost Institute.

8 consumer-friendly digital tools to support behavioral health

Mobi Health News

From virtual therapy to mindfulness and meditation aids, there’s little shortage of digital tools catching investors’ eyes and breaking into the crowded behavioral health market.


FBI, DOJ bust 24 people in $1.2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Hundreds of thousands patients were lured into worldwide criminal healthcare fraud schemes involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME) executives, according to the FBI and Department of Justice. WHY IT MATTERS.

From the # One Ranked Hospital IT Outsourcing Firm: a Free Service Desk Assessment

Phoenix Health Systems

Many hospitals have problematic service desk operations, whether internal or outsourced, but fixing them never gets to the top of the project list. Sticking with mediocre or poor support is usually non-cost effective and a major point of dissatisfaction among your medical staff.

Telemedicine: Real-Time Trauma and Clinical Care with Global Reach

Today, connecting the patient to the right specialist is largely dependent on the patient’s ability to travel to the physician’s location. The ability to use technology to monitor patients in real-time, share information about their condition and provide treatment remotely, will improve the quality of care and save lives for patients everywhere.

What $285,000 Can Buy You in America: Medical Costs for Retirees in 2019

Health Populi

The average 65-year old couple retiring in 2019 will need to have a cash nest-egg of $285,000 to cover health care and medical expenses through retirement years, Fidelity Investments calculated.

New patents suggest Apple wants to teach your Watch to smell, which could lead to noninvasive blood glucose sensing

Mobi Health News

The two sensors could also be used to detect pollution or carbon monoxide, or help prevent exacerbation of respiratory conditions


Patient monitoring is evolving with artificial intelligence, sensors, smart technology, more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new study from Frost & Sullivan takes stock of some of the rapid-fire developments in the world of patient monitoring, which is expanding its capabilities by leaps and bounds with the maturation of sensors, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. WHY IT MATTERS.

Optimum Healthcare IT Ranked in 2019 Modern Healthcare IT Consulting Firm Survey

Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT announced that it ranked 5th among 16 firms in the Modern Healthcare survey of the largest health IT consulting firms. The post Optimum Healthcare IT Ranked in 2019 Modern Healthcare IT Consulting Firm Survey appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

Health Populi

We are all Homo informaticus these days , multi-channel, multi-platform beings using digital platforms. “Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living,” Nicholas Negroponte wrote in Being Digital. He said that in 1995.

Vuzix, VSee team up to try to bring back telemedicine via smart glasses

Mobi Health News

Smart glasses in healthcare were a hotbed of startup activity just a few years ago, but the trend seems to have fizzled out

Teledentistry trialled in New Zealand’s Northland DHB

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New Zealand’s Northland District Health Board (DHB) is trialling an oral telehealth service for children and adolescents with plans to expand it to adult services over time.

Hearing aid pricing and weak insurance – older adults lose out

Aging in Place Technology Watch

You may have seen that rechargeable hearing aid commercial. What was most striking about the commercial to a hearing industry outsider is the upfront commentary on what sounded like the predatory price of hearing aids – providers “charge whatever they can get.” Several interesting aspects to that commercial – but the most interesting was that comment. Who is ‘they’, how much can they ‘get’, and is there insurance that pays for them?

Community Health Centers: Increase Growth through Care Management + Telehealth

Understand the Growth Potential for Community Health Centers through this Easy-To-Use Care Management Guide. This guide covers Billing, Claims Processing and Payment for CCM, BHI and More!

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

Health Populi

Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. UHC happens to be WHO’s focus for World Health Day 2019. [As

New CMS ruling expands telehealth access to Medicare Advantage patients

Mobi Health News

The new ruling will expand access geographical and plans will have more flexibility in payment models.

How to Find the Best Telemedicine Jobs

Enzyme Health

Learn the secrets to sourcing the most sought-after roles in telemedicine and get on your way to great pay, a more flexible schedule, and exciting new career opportunities. Just like traditional medicine, not all telemedicine jobs are shaped alike.

Industry Voices—How healthcare employees on the front-line can help drive change


There is a common misconception in the healthcare industry that key decisions are driven exclusively by leadership teams. The belief by employees is “I’m just a…. nurse, scheduler, radiologist, pathologist, etc.” This perceived reality can’t be further from the truth

It’s the 10th anniversary of trying to get our health data: “I’m putting my data in Google and HealthVault”

Society for Participatory Medicine

It’s a big anniversary, this spring – this week, even. Ten years ago the whole issue of personal health data exploded into the headlines.


Ping An Good Doctor launches One-Minute Clinic at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mobi Health News

China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, recently stationed a "One-minute Clinic" at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This new offline service scenario provides teachers and students with an alternative option to the medical clinics on campus. What’s it about


HITAC recap

Morning eHealth

New algorithmic bias bill — Pregnancy tracking app sparks new privacy concerns


Walgreens, VillageMD partner to open primary care clinics in Houston stores


Walgreens is partnering with VillageMD to open five new primary care clinics in the Houston area, with plans to possibly expand there and in other markets

Eat Pray Love: The Spoonie Senior Version

Christina's Considerations

A few years ago I listened to the audio book Eat Pray Love. It is the story of a woman who re-examines herself after a life change and goes in search of her new self. My hero, of course, plans. Books Healthy Children and Families


NIH-backed VR prototype will let people explore gene-environment interaction

Mobi Health News

The NIH, the National Human Genome Research Institute and PreviewLab have teamed up to create a VR experience that lets participants see how our genes are impacted by environmental factors.