2016

FDA Approves First-Ever Artificial Pancreas for Commercial Sale

Insulin Nation

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. The FDA released a press release that matter-of-factly announced what once sounded like science fiction has now become science.

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Employee Spotlight

American Well Blog

Name: Dave Tran. Title: Manager, Mobile SDK. Department: Engineering. Start Date: October 28, 2013. “In some form or fashion, everyone wants to leave their legacy on the world.

Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes

Bridge Writes

That title may SHOCK some of you. You may be unfamiliar that Type 1 has the potential to be detected early. But we've experienced how remarkable the early detection of Type 1 diabetes can be. In fact, if you are reading this, chances are you have a family member who is touched with Type 1.

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Finally, Some Concrete Use Cases for Telehealth

Chilmark Research

A recent report has gone great lengths to explain how and to what extent telehealth can improve outcomes, and it is well worth a read if your healthcare organization (HCO) plans to explore investments in telehealth services now or in the future.

Telemedicine Is Now Medicine

Health System CIO

Although the concept of telemedicine isn’t exactly radical, one could argue that the way it’s being applied at organizations like NewYork-Presbyterian to improve the patient experience are quite innovative, says CIO Daniel Barchi. Patient Experience Payment Reform Telemedicine Blog Daniel Barchi NewYork-Presbyterian

Healthcare Blockchain - Big-Data Pseudonyms on FHIR

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Grahame challenged us all to think about a realistic use-case for blockchain technology in Healthcare. Blockchain is a hugely hyped technology, because of the excitement of bitcoin.

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Cognitive ushers us from “carbon intelligence” to AI “silicon intelligence”

The Healthcare Guys

When the term “artificial intelligence” – better known as “AI” – was initially coined, it was thought that humans (carbon based life forms) had “real” intelligence while the best a machine’s intelligence (to the extent they had any) could get was “artificial”.

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Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Fighting Hunger During the Holiday

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We know that “total health” is about more than absence of sickness, it’s about having a safe place to live, food to eat and nurturing, supportive relationships among other things. The holidays are always a great time to do what we can for our communities to support their total health. At the Center for Total Health, one community partner we wanted to call out this upcoming holiday is DC Central Kitchen. We offer a guest post from DC Central Kitchen’s Alex Moore below.

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Virtua Navigates Orthopedic Patients Pre- & Post-Surgery with Improved Patient Engagement and Care Coordination

Consumer eHealth Engagement

WELLBE PLATFORM FOR PATIENT ENGAGEMENT With an aging population and increase in chronic conditions including obesity, the demand for hip and knee operation is increasing dramatically.

Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t the Answer to High Insulin Prices

Insulin Nation

Commentary. Some people don’t understand why people with diabetes get upset at the price of insulin. They see insulin for sale at a relatively reasonable price in Walmart and don’t see the problem.

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The Top 10 Questions Physicians Ask About Telehealth

American Well Blog

( Reprinted from HealthcareIT News ). By Dr. Peter Antall, Chief Medical Officer. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that telehealth technologies are on the rise.

The Death of a Pancreas

Bridge Writes

We are only 18 months into my daughter, Maggie’s Type 1 diabetes Diagnosis. At this point in my son Clifford's diagnosis, I remember being angry and confused. I really did not understand the full picture of what had come into our lives. This time around however, I'm in a much better place.

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A Different Approach to Health App Curation

Chilmark Research

In a recent fit of insomnia, I downloaded a free Electronic Arts version of Scrabble onto my Android phone.

The Rise of Telemedicine

Health System CIO

No matter how you define telemedicine - whether it’s real-time video conferencing or the transmission of photos - it’s going to see exponential growth in 2017, and your organization needs to be ready, says John Halamka. Patient Experience Telemedicine Blog John Halamka

Controlling Big-Data feeding frenzy with Privacy Consent Authorization

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This is a start of a series of articles on the various Privacy Consent mechanisms that are being developed in HL7, IHE, and HEART. I will describe them quickly, but will go into more detail in later articles.

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#IBMWoW cognitive solutions for cyber threat analysis and collaboration

The Healthcare Guys

I’ll be attending IBM’s World of Watson 2016 in Las Vegas next week. I’m looking forward to hearing whether government and industry are collaborating any better as a result of the passage of The Cybersecurity Act of 2015.

Healthcare’s Transformation into the “Pinnacle” Platform Industry

E-CareManagement Blog

A “ Platform Revolution ” is sweeping America. Platforms like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Airbnb are turning existing industries inside-out and creating new landscapes never yet dreamed of. but healthcare hasn’t been affected much…yet.

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

Registries have traditionally been viewed as static repositories of data to be reviewed in a summary fashion after a predetermined time period. The expanding need for drilled down relevant data has led to the development of creative sophisticated data analytics technologies. We have witnessed the transformation of registry data collection which now includes curation of relevant raw data ranging from medical images and pathology slides to genomics.

My critique of the JAMA activity tracker + weight loss study

Medicine and Technology

Originally posted on FitnessTechMD.com Many people have seen reports of the recent JAMA study titled, " Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss: The IDEA Randomized Clinical Trial."

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Must listen JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Webcasts: Teladoc

ACO Watch

by Gregg A. Masters MPH NOTE: This is one in a series of ‘Must listen’ webcasts produced at JP Morgan’s 34th Annual Healthcare Conference; for background and details, see ‘If It’s January, It’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference‘ Remaining companies to detail as they represent important ‘bell weather’ insights relative to their respective sectors, include: Aetna, […].

My First Year with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

It’s Halloween weekend, 2015 and I’m traveling to New Orleans with a friend to attend a music festival. Something is wrong with me, I know that; I don’t feel well. My girlfriend and I have noted I get up at night to pee, and I’m thirsty beyond belief and very tired.

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Employee Spotlight

American Well Blog

Name: Craig Bagley. Title: Director, Sales Engineering. Department: Sales. Start Date: July, 2009. American Well is in a unique position to continue to drive the [healthcare] industry forward and deliver on the change that patients want and need.

Back to School with Diabetes

Bridge Writes

It's almost that time of year again. The kiddos are getting ready to head back to school and start a new year. It's always a busy time with two kids Type 1 diabetes. There are supplies to be gathered, bags to be put together, documents to be prepared and meetings to schedule.

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Bringing Digital Health to Those Who Need It Most

Chilmark Research

Between my current life as an analyst and my former life as a journalist, I’ve sat in a lot of keynote addresses, conference sessions, and presentations touting the latest and greatest consumer healthcare products.

Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, MLK Community Hospital, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

If a new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital was going to succeed where its predecessor failed, it would mean a willingness to leverage technology and extend care outside of the four walls, says Sajid Ahmed. Hospital/Physician Office Integration Telemedicine Value-based Care Martin Luther King Jr. Healthcare Corporation Podcast Sajid Ahmed

Vectors through Consent to Control Big-Data Feeding frenzy

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This is part of a series of articles on the various Privacy Consent mechanisms that are being developed in HL7, IHE, and HEART. This article will detail the various vectors that Patients desire to control.

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Digitally managed clinical trials will accelerate results and reduce costs

The Healthcare Guys

Digitally managed clinical trials have the potential to accelerate results report and reduce costs but workflow questions and regulatory questions remain. In many facets of our lives digital data collection has improved services, eliminated errors, and reduced waste in time and resources. Think about the ticketing and check-in process at airports ten years ago vs. today: when airlines put the information in our hands we were able to do the check-in, seat selection, and other work for them.

If I Describe Your Company as the “Uber of Healthcare”, Don’t Take It as a Compliment. 7 Reasons Why.

E-CareManagement Blog

I am constantly surprised by the number of companies that intentionally describe themselves as the “Uber of Healthcare” If you hear me describing your company that way, I don’t mean it as a compliment. What I do mean is some combination of: Your ethics and values are dubious.

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Service Innovation

Docnotes

“Shift the business models”. “Re-align Re-align the incentives”. Fee-for-value”. These phrases are not new. Nor are the concepts they represent.

Get ready! April 4-10 Is National Public Health Week #NPHW #NPHWForum

Medicine and Technology

These days, one of the big buzzwords in the health IT community is "pop health" (short for population health). Well, public health and pop health are practically sisters! This week is National Public Health Week.

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1

BHM Healthcare Solutions

It’s only the beginning of 2016 but here at BHM Healthcare Solutions we have been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year.

Sanders, Cummings Ask Justice Department to Investigate Insulin Prices

Insulin Nation

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings have sent a letter asking the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S.

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Employee Spotlight

American Well Blog

Name: Bradley Keist. Title: Business Communications Manager. Department: Sales Operations. Start Date: October 12, 2015. In this age of convenience, we’re all about the right now. And telehealth does exactly that for healthcare. What attracted you to American Well?

Growing Up with Diabetes

Bridge Writes

What's the saying they always say, "Kids grow up so fast"? Boy, is that true, but you know what? Kids with Diabetes grow up even faster! Like light speed faster. I mean it was only yesterday that my little girl was learning to walk and talk.

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3 Real-World Reasons the Scripps Study Failed

Chilmark Research

Remote Monitoring CAN work – but that doesn’t mean it WILL. Figure from Chilmark’s Connected Health Report). The results of a six-month study on the impact of connected devices on chronically ill patients are in – and they’re not good.

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Change Agents: How CHIME’s Team Is Shaping Health IT Policy

Health System CIO

It may not always have been the hot topic on Capitol Hill, but these days, policymakers are very interested in health IT, says Leslie Krigstein, who talks about the key issues on CIOs' minds, and how CHIME’s Public Policy team is looking to play more offense and less defense. Advocacy Cybersecurity Interoperability Patient Identifiers Telemedicine CHIME Leslie Krigstein