Sat.Dec 15, 2018 - Fri.Dec 21, 2018

Keeping up with the rapid developments in mobile health technology

KevinMD

I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long meeting sponsored by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). The goal was to help HRS develop recommendations for physicians and industry on providing patients access to information generated by wearable and implantable cardiac electronic devices.

Study: Socks with sensors could help continuously monitor diabetic neuropathy

Mobi Health News

Sensors connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone app can provide users frequent reports on their foot's temperature.

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Blood Pressure From the Wrist for the First Time – Welcome, Omron HeartGuide

Health Populi

For the first time, we can take a clinically accurate blood pressure measurement from our wrist — welcome to the first of its kind wrist-worn blood pressure monitor, HeartGuide, brought to market by Omron.

How can junior clinicians prepare for the age of AI in medicine?

Lloyd Price

For junior clinicians at the start of their career the future is both bright and daunting.

Unique Uses for Telehealth

Clocktree

Most people are familiar with telehealth services offered by their primary care doctor, therapist or other healthcare provider as a convenient alternative to an in-office visit. Telehealth has emerged as a standard, even expected, part of certain healthcare practices. Here are a few examples from Clocktree of less obvious telehealth services that are making a difference in people’s lives and well-being. Daily Monitoring of TB Patients.

10 digital health companies using cryptocurrency as incentives

Mobi Health News

Companies are using blockchain-backed currencies to motivate users to share data, workout and stay sober.

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With incubators, hospital systems tread ethical boundaries

Morning eHealth

Is Facebook activity a social determinant? Senate likely to confirm telemedicine proponent Carr

VA Expands Telehealth to Treat Veterans Across State Lines

Arizona Telemedicine Program

In May of 2018, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced new legislation that would allow network healthcare providers to treat veterans using telehealth technology. The VA has extended this privilege across state lines.

For healthcare data security, blockchain can be a valuable piece of the puzzle

Mobi Health News

Blockchain can protect data integrity and streamline patient consent, but it should be used in conjunction with other technologies and procedures

Governance in Healthcare: Growing Adoption of the Cloud

Perficient

The cloud is here to stay. The benefits and value of cloud applications and storage cannot be ignored. That said, this existence of information, content, and knowledge beyond an organization’s traditional on-premises data stores presents special challenges to the governance program.

Wilkie on deck

Morning eHealth

Data-sharing deepening at hospitals — FDA imprimatur

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Six offerings from The Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Networking is critical to entrepreneurs. And most critical? Network with non-entrepreneurs -- those who can understand the offering and see a practical context into which it fits. The 2018 Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit , led by Mary Furlong , provided that opportunity.

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Healthcare startups: Is blockchain right for you?

Mobi Health News

Startup founders warn their peers to think carefully about deploying distributed ledger technologies

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Who do Americans trust? Their nurses, doctors and pharmacists, Gallup poll finds

FierceHealthIT

Who ya gonna trust? Try medical professionals. They are on the top of the list when it comes to who the American public says it can trust, according to a new Gallup poll

Data from Connected Medical Devices: 5 Benefits

E-CareManagement

Why Healthcare Needs the Internet of Things. Guest Post by Abbas Dhilawala , Chief Technology Officer, Galen Data .

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Change Healthcare Continues Blockchain Push with Acquisition of PokitDok

Healthcare Informatics

In a move that further strengthens its belief in blockchain technology for healthcare, the Nashville-based Change Healthcare has acquired key assets from PokitDok

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In 2018, Amazon teamed up with JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway, acquired consumer-facing online pharmacy

Mobi Health News

Amazon's 2018 news also included new hires, machine-learning tools for healthcare organizations and more.

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9 things physicians hate about medicine

FierceHealthIT

You might have guessed it. Paperwork and administrative burdens is the number one issue that frustrates doctors, according to a new poll

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Understanding Pancreas Cell Development

Insulin Nation

Dr. Henrik Semb who led the study explains his recent paper in Nature. Dr. Semb and his team have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas.

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The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. 2018 will go down in history as a pivotal year.

MassChallenge announces 30 digital health companies to join its 2019 cohort

Mobi Health News

At the end of the program the startups will get a chance to compete for more than $200,000 in prize money.

Healthcare Tech and Its Help In Diagnosing Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer; @faulknercreek. Up to a fifth of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed, and that leaves tremendous consequences.

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5 physicians who made headlines in 2018 (and who you’ll want to watch in the year ahead)

FierceHealthIT

The spotlight was on healthcare throughout 2018 and that put a number of physicians in the headlines. Here's a look at five doctors who you’ll want to keep an eye on in 2019

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Insurers enter interoperability debate, to tension

Morning eHealth

Wilkie questioned — Elsewhere in Congress

FDA approves Medtronic’s multi-implant smart programmer

Mobi Health News

Comprised of a Samsung touch screen device and an app-based platfrom, the InterStim smart programmer helps patients and physicians more easily monitor incontinence implants.

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Are CBDs the Future of Pain Relief?

Insulin Nation

Bonita was born in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and moved often as an ‘Army brat’. She was diagnosed with T1D at age twelve and was a ‘wild imp’ in high school. . ‘I I rebelled against my strict Southern Baptist parents. My friends and I would smoke weed and laugh.

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Press Ganey: How consumers have begun shaping healthcare brands

FierceHealthIT

Before long, patients will be the architects of health system marketing and branding—thanks to the ubiquity of online reviews, according to a new report.

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21st Century Cures Act architect won’t seek reelection

Morning eHealth

Flatiron’s Amy Abernathy heads to FDA — Pear moves forward on schizophrenia app trials

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Fitbit releases OS 3.0 for smartwatches, new dev tools, highlights third-party apps

Mobi Health News

The update looks to bring new health data and features to the forefront while streamlining the overall user experience

Recapping the most-read blog posts from 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Fewer software platforms, but new and more interesting offerings. Two major changes happened in 2018 that are having and will continue to help older adults. First there is the significant uptake of voice-enabled technology, was forecast to be transformative , and so it was, in senior living, in the homes and families of seniors, and as an interface in newer cars to make giving and hearing directions easier.

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CMS finalizes ACO overhaul, shortening pathway for financial risk

FierceHealthIT

CMS finalized substantial changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), an overhaul that will truncate the time that Accountable Care Organizations can remain in one-sided risk models. But ACOs in one-sided risk models took a smaller hit on shared savings than originally proposed

What ACA ruling could mean for payment reform

Morning eHealth

ONC rule passes 90-day threshold — UPMC system develops an app to detect child abuse

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Digital therapeutics get first FDA clearance, Novartis focuses on digital after announcing job cuts and other Q4 pharma news

Mobi Health News

Also: The pharma industry continues to use digital technologies for R&D and diabetes management.

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What is the Price of Disengaged Healthcare Workers?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Erica Doherty, healthcare industry and solution strategy director, Infor. You may be familiar with the Gallup study that identified—across industries and organizations—that 68 percent of employees are not engaged in their work.

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