A Vision For The Future of Telemedicine & Patient Engagement
OCTOBER 10, 2022
OCTOBER 10, 2022
Health Recovery Solutions
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to confront a new reality when it comes to healthcare. The unprecedented impact of the pandemic has led governments and healthcare providers globally to re-evaluate their preparedness plans. One of the areas that has seen the most change is telehealth. Until recently, telehealth was seen as a niche field with huge potential that remains unexplored.
MARCH 13, 2022
I had the pleasure of keynoting the recent UCLA Medtech Partnering Conference, where they asked me to speak on digital health,* and particularly its current state and where I see the opportunities and challenges over the next few years. I was happy to speak at this conference in part because it creates a forum to […].
OCTOBER 9, 2022
In many ways, internet of things (IoT) is a double-edged sword: connected devices are capturing huge volumes and varieties of data that can be mined for everything from potentially life-saving health care information to guidance toward peak athletic performance, but it is incredibly difficult to convert that raw data into truly meaningful and actionable insights.
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JUNE 8, 2022
“I am a health care executive who happens to be a patient, caregiver, and advocate,” Stacy Hurt explained to me in a Zoom chat we shared on 31 May. I asked her to meet with me to discuss her professional news update: being appointed Parexel’s first Patient Ambassador. My Zoom invitation to Stacy was a very convenient excuse for me to catch up with a friend in the field: we have known each other since Stacy started to grow her health-social media presence on Twitter.
Electronic Health Reporter
JUNE 20, 2022
This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Healthcare is something that’s been around for a while, especially in the western world, but as with all things, digitalization is omnipresent and something that’s unavoidable. In this article, we’ll explore how digitalization is affecting […].
Healthcare IT News - Telehealth
JUNE 20, 2022
Healthcare provider organizations and clinicians are fortunate that telehealth has gone mainstream as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth opens up many new avenues to expand access to care, streamline the delivery of care, create new workflows and improve patient outcomes. Hopefully the Congress and state legislatures will act soon to ensure the temporary reimbursement expansions for telemedicine will continue after the public health emergency ends.
JUNE 30, 2022
This article was originally published in September 2020 but was updated in June 2022. When it comes to telehealth, interoperability has various layers. To better understand the critical role interoperability plays in telemedicine, we spoke with Tom Foley, the Vice President of Growth at AMD Global Telemedicine. He also touched on the current demand for integrated telehealth solutions and how AMD has specifically adapted to the healthcare landscape with its telemedicine offerings.
Aging in Place Technology Watch
JUNE 21, 2022
Voice assistants made device hardware actually seem smart. By 2018, more technology (and associated improvements) could be found in the Cloud. Besides these invisible upgrades, the voice assistant technology has been continually improving – and if the user could be made aware of those improvements (a BIG IF), they might find them to be very useful. Consider voice-enabled smart plugs, thermostats, audio books, traffic directions, weather, and news updates – and answers to questions that might mat
Pixels and trackers are everywhere, embedded into websites everyone uses daily, and are virtually impossible to detect. They are used by data harvesting platforms to collect user data, but aggressive data harvesting practices are increasing the likelihood and/or the actual transfer of sensitive data. As cybersecurity concerns grow, experts are left wondering: what does this mean for my organization?
Healthcare IT Today
AUGUST 18, 2022
The topic of TEFCA and QHINs has been an extremely important one in the world of healthcare IT and particularly when it comes to healthcare interoperability. In many ways, it’s setting the national infrastructure for healthcare interoperability going forward. So, we should be paying attention. As we continue to learn about how the industry is responding to TEFCA and which organizations are planning to apply to be a QHIN, we thought it would be valuable to sit down with CommonWell and a C
Telebehavioral Health Institute
AUGUST 17, 2022
Immersive 360-degree videos represent a recent development in virtual reality mental health, whereby users can utilize digitally simulated realities similar to the real world (Slater & Sanchez, 2016 ). These viable technologies hold much promise but, to date, have not been widely adopted in mental health settings. The article below summarizes the findings of lead researcher Ionescu and colleagues in their 2021 systematic review of immersive 360-degree videos using virtual reality headsets to
NOVEMBER 18, 2022
From finding the right candidates to keeping them, how hospitals are using AI to address workforce needs. aburky. Fri, 11/18/2022 - 15:25.
DECEMBER 30, 2022
We have heard horror stories about Southwest airlines from passengers on canceled flights recently during the holiday break. The key theme of the meltdown is technology debt. Technology debt refers to the accumulated backlog of technical work that must be addressed for an organization to use and maintain its technology infrastructure effectively. It can occur when an organization takes shortcuts in developing or implementing technology solutions or fails to maintain and update its systems regula
Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT. This optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions.
DECEMBER 24, 2022
After becoming more familiar with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of consumers today are realizing the value and convenience of virtual visits for minor urgent issues, chronic disease management, and mental health services. At the same time, an overwhelming majority of consumers believe it is important that both their regular doctor and.
APRIL 6, 2022
He had me at the statement, “I believe health data is medicine.”. Those were the words of Ardy Arianpour, CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, when sharing with me how his company was founded. We met up last week at the DIA Europe 2022 meeting (Drug Information Association) in the cool SQUARE Conference Center in Brussels, Belgium (my current home base for work and life).
Mobi Health News
DECEMBER 30, 2022
Elena Viboch, partner at General Catalyst, discusses her predictions for biotech and health tech investing and how startups can grow in a more constrained economic environment.
Electronic Health Reporter
MAY 25, 2022
This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Technology has improved the patient-doctor relationship dramatically since healthcare organizations have embraced its versatility and effectiveness. But, while technology is an effective method for improving the patient’s healthcare experience, it is not the only area […].
This report explores current issues in the behavioral health industry in 2023. Topics covered include quantitative statistics describing the overall increase in behavioral health issues, the impact of psychologist and staff burnout, how HIPAA compliance is once again at the top of our minds & much more!
Healthcare IT News - Telehealth
OCTOBER 25, 2022
Robin Farmanfarmaian is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur working in technology and artificial intelligence. She has been involved with more than 20 early-stage biotech and healthcare startups, including ones working on medical devices and digital health. With more than 180 speaking engagements in 15 countries, she has educated audiences on many aspects of technology intersecting healthcare, including artificial intelligence and the shift in healthcare delivery to the patient's home.
MAY 18, 2022
It was a summer day seven years ago. We had closed our first U.S. hospital customer for my digital health company, which enables health systems to deliver digital care journeys for patients (e.g., surgery, oncology, chronic care, etc.). I was ecstatic! Unfortunately, our excitement was short-lived. We “implemented” our solution, but patient enrollment was going.
OCTOBER 1, 2022
“Mark my words. AI (artificial intelligence) is more dangerous than the nukes.” – Elon Musk. The other day, as soon as I walked in to work, already running my usual ten minutes late, I was hustling from my office to the clinic when I saw one of our physician assistants in the hallway. Otherwise known. Read more…. Is Elon Musk right about the future of medicine?
FEBRUARY 10, 2022
Just over 1 in 4 people over 50 in the U.S. use at least one mobile health app, and 56% of older people have never used one. Among seven mhealth tools, the most commonly-used is to track exercise. Among older people who do not use health apps, half say it is because of their lack of interest, we learn from the research in Mobile Health App Use Among Older Adults from the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, sponsored by AARP.
Speaker: Dr. Mauvareen Beverley, Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence Specialist
If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are you have experienced symptoms of burnout yourself or have colleagues who are currently facing extreme career dissatisfaction. One of the many ways to partially alleviate burnout is active patient engagement. By engaging with patients to understand their needs and preferences, healthcare providers can develop treatments tailored to the individual patient.
FEBRUARY 14, 2022
While love can’t solve all of the world’s problems, it is absolutely a basic human need and a positive force for health and well-being. For today’s Health Populi blog, I have curated a big hug-full of posts I’ve written over the years building the evidence base of love as a determinant of health. As a sidebar, the graphic you see here — my “WiFi Heart” — was purposefully commissioned to my web designer to incorporate elements of love and connectivi
JANUARY 4, 2022
The four top trends to watch for this week at CES 2022 are transportation, space tech, sustainable technology, and digital health, based on Steve Koenig’s annual read-out that kicks off this largest annual conference featuring innovations in consumer electronics. Last night, Steve discussed these trends for media attendees, of which I am one (gratefully) participating in #CES2022 virtually from the hygienic comfort and safety of my home health hub (more on that later in this post).
FEBRUARY 1, 2022
During the pandemic, millions of people connected with Twitter to share thoughts and feelings about the pandemic…and their health. Three mega-trends bubbled up on the platform for health — telemedicine and virtual care, broadband access, and mental health, discussed in a Birdseye Report Industry Deep Dive into Health from Brandwatch, partnering with Twitter.
MARCH 25, 2022
Access to the Internet has been a key determinant of health — or more aptly, death — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans lacked Internet access were more likely to die due to complications from the coronavirus, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open this month. The study’s key finding was that for every additional 1% of people living in a county who have access to the Internet, between 2.4 and 6.0 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 were preventable.
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JULY 26, 2022
Today we review the various viewpoints on Amazon’s announced acquisition of One Medical (ONEM, aka 1life Healthcare) which has been a huge story in both health care trade publications, business news, and mainstream media outlets. Welcome to Day 2 of The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S., my week-long update of the American retail health/care ecosystem weaving the latest updates from the market and implications and import for health care consumers.
AUGUST 10, 2022
There is an image from my childhood, drawn by Lorraine Schneider, which reads “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” As I read through a paper published this week on climate change’s contribution to the burden of chronic disease, I couldn’t help but conjure up Lorraine’s observation from my little girl memory bank.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022. The AMA first conducted research with physicians and their views on digital health in July 2016.