Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

American consumers are now viewing their phones an average of 52 times daily, with 39 percent of consumers believing they use their smartphones too much. In fact, 60 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to smartphone overuse, the highest level of any age group.

Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model

KevinMD

I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, "Beware the Limits of Telemedicine," and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider.

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Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT

Mobile Health Matters

Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. As a nurse myself, I want to help fellow clinicians with software that solves problems.

Roundup: 12 healthcare algorithms cleared by the FDA

Mobi Health News

As AI cements its role in healthcare, more and more intelligent software offerings are pursuing 510(k) and De Novo approvals.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

Health Populi

Diabetes is a family issue, and its prevalence is growing in America. November 14, 2018, is World Diabetes Day , and the International Diabetes Federation reminds us that this condition impacts the whole household — not just the person diagnosed with diabetes. Why the family?

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What You Really Need to Know about Digital Health

Medical Connectivity

You Won't Find This Information in Publications or Vendor Blogs. Just where does one draw the boundaries around "digital health?". This will be a discussion unlike those you see in publications or hear at trade shows.

How AI and computer vision are reinventing wound care

Mobi Health News

Companies like Swift Medical, Tissue Analytics and Healthy.io replace inaccurate measurements with reliable ones, and that's just the beginning

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“Seeing Is Not Believing:” Consumers Concerned About the Accuracy of Online Health Information

Health Populi

“Seeing is not believing” when it comes to people seeing health information on social networks. Four in five people seeking healthcare information online in social media are concerned about the accuracy of that information served up.

Ping An Good Doctor launches One Minute Clinics offering preliminary diagnosis by cloud computing Doctors

Lloyd Price

China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor (01833.HK) announced that the first commercially operational unmanned clinic in China, which it researched and developed, "One-minute Clinics" has been formally revealed in a scenic area in Wuzhen.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Many questions for VA, DoD at hearing

Morning eHealth

Too many measures? Cyber report

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UnitedHealthcare offering Apple Watches to employee wellness plan members

Mobi Health News

First announced in March, the program allows participants to pay off the device's cost by meeting daily fitness goals.

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The Venture Valkyrie’s Next AdVenture

Health Populi

Investor, advisor, operator, podcaster, blogger, speaker, Board member, mentor, mother, wife, volunteer. Take inventory of the many hats of Lisa Suennen, aka the Venture Valkyrie, and you understand why I see her as the Renaissance Woman of Healthcare.

Pay people for their data – yes, or no?

Society for Participatory Medicine

SPM members Casey Quinlan (yes, yours truly) and Jan Oldenburg were part of a trinity of folks debating the idea of paying people for the data they contribute to the digital economy, in healthcare and in all other sectors.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

What’s happening today

Morning eHealth

Updates from AMA interim meeting — Biz watch

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Simple Habit gets $10M for guided meditation app

Mobi Health News

Previous investor Foundation Capital led the Series A round

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Five technologies from 2018 Aging 2.0 Optimize

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Interested in innovation in the age-related market? You are based in the west coast or need to be there to do other business? Then you are likely going to attend Aging 2.0’s

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Dyson set to lead the HealthTech market with Wearable Air Purifiers by 2025

Lloyd Price

Dyson has filed a patent for an interesting new wearable gadget and some are predicting it will become the next big trend in health tech.

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Lawmakers tee up telemedicine priorities

Morning eHealth

Report: Trump administration has VA privatization plans — Broadband leadership updates

More than 100 digital health and care tools evaluated against key standards for NHS Apps Library

Mobi Health News

Approximately 120 apps are currently being evaluated by NHS Digital and two external assessors against key standards to be added to an NHS resource of trusted digital health and care tools for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, and commissioners

Apple’s walled garden bites the wallet – but is the world of ‘free’ better?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Check out this startling sampling of Apple user complaints. ZDNet published a list of Apple complaints posted on Reddit (which has an Apple forum of more than 800K members) – the list was eye-opening and filled with rage about (storage, connector, power) limitations.

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Good Product Vs. Healthcare Compliance? Not Anymore

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Mark Ferlatte is CTO of Truss. There’s no shortage of news stories and think pieces outlining the ways regulations have hurt healthcare in the U.S., from spending to physician burnout.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Big 8 health insurers rake in more than $7B in Q3, setting up strong finish to 2018

FierceHealthIT

Most health insurance companies profited handsomely by the end of this past quarter. Aetna, Molina and UnitedHealth performed especially well, albeit for varying reasons

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AI holds great promise for visual fields like dermatology, but faces many challenges

Mobi Health News

Finding robust data sources, correcting for variations in images and avoiding bias are all hurdles to overcome

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Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare.

The Most Useful Technological Advancements In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. It’s no secret that healthcare has greatly improved with the advent of technology. We all know the drill.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Wanted: Clinicians to help Uber grow its healthcare platform

FierceHealthIT

Ride-hailing company Uber’s healthcare platform is less than a year old, and it’s seeking supporters within the industry to help it expand its reach

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China’s Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s BDMS sign MoU to meet demands of Chinese users

Mobi Health News

China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced today the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand.

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Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare.