Our Mobile Health Data: Shared, Identifiable, and Privacy-Deprived

Health Populi

As more mobile app users — consumers, patients, and caregivers — use these handy digital health tools, much of the data we share can be re-identified and monetized by third parties well beyond those we believe we’re sharing with. This compromised health data privacy scenario comes out of research published this month in the BMJ , Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis.

Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients. Tech COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Mobile health

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Mobile Health Document Sharing (MHDS) Profile

Healthcare Exchange Standards

The MHDS Profile specifies how a collection of IHE profiles can be used by communities for exchanging health information. These IHE profiles include support for patient identification, health document location and retrieval, provider directories, and the protection of privacy and security. MHDS shows how several IHE profiles work together to provide a standards-based, interoperable approach to community health information sharing.

iTriage, an early mobile health success, shuts down as Aetna preps for new flagship app

Mobi Health News

Aetna's iTriage, a symptom checker app that was one of the earliest successful exits in the digital health space, has officially disappeared from the app store after being "sunsetted" to make room for a new, upcoming app called Aetna Health, MobiHealthNews has learned. Aetna Health launched in January and is currently available to a select group of Aetna members

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits. Interestingly, more workers living in developing countries are keener on going digital for health than people working in wealthier nations. Mercer summarized six key findings in their research: There’s a strong business case for digital health.

Most Health Consumers Expect Technology To Play a Larger Role As Tech-Angst & Privacy Concerns Grow

Health Populi

As technology continues to re-shape consumers’ experiences and expectations with health/care, retail, travel and work, peoples’ concerns about data privacy are also growing as observed by a 2020 consumer trends forecast from GlobalWebIndex, Connecting the dots. The top-demanded health consumer digital health applications included, The ability to find doctors and make appointments online, for 51% of people. A health tracking app to help manage my help, 42%.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

Health Populi

are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. People in the U.S.

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture. Both health and economic concerns plague consumers around the world as people “strive to adapt to a new normal,” Accenture reports. Finally, the Indifferents , a small group of 1 in 10 consumers, live lives as “business as usual.”

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. Today in America, electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in most physician offices and virtually all hospitals. Chapter 5 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , details the promise of digital health: wearable, shareable and virtual.

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

Health Populi

In fact, 60 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to smartphone overuse, the highest level of any age group. Furthermore, voice technologies are “making noise,” according to Deloitte in A New Era in Mobile Continues, the 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey : US Edition. I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. First and foremost among these is the growth of smartphone adoption across all age groups.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

rural residents’ access to broadband at home continues to lag behind urban and suburban dwellers, the Pew Research Group noted in a May 2019 research note on Americans’ use of technology. Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones.

What the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics Teach Us About Health

Health Populi

The trio then tested different combinations of factors adding into different groups remedial tutoring, access to credit (especially microcredit programs), technology, and health care services, along with new models for teacher accountability and school governance. An example is a key input of health, such as providing free vaccinations and mobile clinic visits. This illustrates the health and healthcare impacts of what promoting education accomplished in the community.

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey

Health Populi

Patients searching online for health information and health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report for 2019 was developed in collaboration with the Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health. Rock Health’s top-line findings were that: Patient-generated health data creates opportunity, and potential challenges.

The Convergence of Health/Care and Real Estate

Health Populi

There’s no denying the growth of telehealth, virtual visits, remote health monitoring and mHealth apps in the healthcare landscape. But these growing technologies don’t replace the role of real estate in health, wellness and medical care. Health Populi’s Hot Points: My book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , includes a chapter on “The New Retail Health” with a section exploring health/care real estate.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

” Trust and truth underpin health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer launched ten years ago. Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007]. Those communities have matured and a decade later, led to the New England Journal of Medicine ‘s Catalyst community assessing how social networks can improve patient health.

The Social Determinants of Food for Health, Farms, and the Economy

Health Populi

on several dimensions: diet and health outcomes, farming as an industry and economic engine, and social determinants, along with seven other categories. The primary utility of a food system is to nourish a citizenry: access to, and consumption of, nutritious food is a key determinant of a nation’s health and well-being. The “green” states are those that rank higher for health, and the orange are those that rank low.

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. It takes a good nudge from a provider to motivate a patient to access online medical records, found by ONC in their latest research into consumers’ use of EHRs detailed in Individuals’ use of online medical records and technology for health needs , the ONC Data Brief No. Half of U.S.

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

The Pew Research Group polled 2,002 U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health. The obvious pearl is that not all social networks fit all people: when you’re a marketing a health care service or product, know your end-user’s media preferences. Underneath the market segmentation/media preference issues, though, remember that trust is a pre-condition for health engagement.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.” That’s Jefferson’s health solutions group that focuses on digital innovation and consumer experience. Thus, health consumers have been, as I recently coined, “Amazon Primed.”.

Will Pre-Cert Increase the Advantage of Big Companies? (UPDATE)

Medical Connectivity

The impact of FDA's digital health Pre-Cert program has yet to be fully seen. The Digital Health Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program is supposed to address the regulatory burden in the software arena by “looking first at the software developer and/or digital health technology developer, rather than primarily at the product”. This group includes some familiar names (Apple, Fitbit, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Samsung) and others not so familiar.

Will Pre-Cert Increase the Advantage of Big Companies?

Medical Connectivity

The Digital Health Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program is supposed to address the regulatory burden in the software arena by “looking first at the software developer and/or digital health technology developer, rather than primarily at the product”. This group includes some familiar names (Apple, Fitbit, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Samsung) and others not so familiar. Mobile Health Standards & Regulatory

FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

The FDA had a digital health banner day on December 7, announcing one final guidance and two draft guidance documents (with a 60-day comment period). Collectively, these guidances cover a range of digital health issues, and it is worth reading FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s statement about them as well as each individual document: Clinical and Patient Decision Support Software (CDS and PDS) (Draft). The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Moving at the speed of Eugene Borukhovich, Bayer’s Global Head of Digital Health Innovation — Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Eugene is Global Head, Digital Health Incubation and Innovation at Bayer. While there is a lot of noise in the digital health space (over 25,000 companies claim to be in digital health), evidence is key, and Bayer works hard to identify pain points in the core business, keeping in mind the hypothesis that for every company challenge or need there’s an entrepreneur trying to solve it. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Study: Smartphone app effective in treating serious mental illness

Mobi Health News

A recent study published by Psychiatric Services found that mobile health interventions were as effective in treating patients with serious mental illness compared to an in-person group therapy.

A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare

Health Blawg

Apple recently announced its foray into the personal health record market. Its initial offering is limited to a handful of health care systems, and the data collected and placed in the palms of our hands is PHR data, not full EHR data, as some outlets had reported, but the rollout has certainly engaged the commentariat in a deep dive into the pros and cons of Apple’s latest move in the healthcare sphere. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Five Reasons why the FDA got it Right with Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

The FDA recently announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Digital health differs significantly from drugs and traditional medical devices around which the FDA has developed its structure and policies over decades. Digital health software technologies have far less involvement by clinicians in product development than Pharma or medical device companies. The Action Plan builds on and improves previous digital health guidances.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. We spoke at the Connected Health conference in Boston, an annual get-together of innovators in digital health and healthcare transformation which has long been on my list of regular stops on the conference circuit. It is critical in terms of health and wellness. Health Data Answers […] article was originally published on HealthBlawg and.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. We spoke at the Connected Health conference in Boston, an annual get-together of innovators in digital health and healthcare transformation which has long been on my list of regular stops on the conference circuit. It is critical in terms of health and wellness. It is critical in terms of health and wellness.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. We spoke at the Connected Health conference in Boston, an annual get-together of innovators in digital health and healthcare transformation which has long been on my list of regular stops on the conference circuit. It is critical in terms of health and wellness. It is critical in terms of health and wellness.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. We spoke at the Connected Health conference in Boston, an annual get-together of innovators in digital health and healthcare transformation which has long been on my list of regular stops on the conference circuit. It is critical in terms of health and wellness. It is critical in terms of health and wellness.

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

Health Populi

the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. UPMC launching a social impact program focusing on SDoH, among other projects investing in social factors that bolster public health. In one group there was an outlying statistic of gun ownership in the home. health care delivery.

Omri Shor of Medisafe presents targeted medication adherence tools – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

For example, reminding a diabetic patient aged 50 or above that their health matters to their family yields about a 20% increase in patient engagement (which translates to medication adherence), while the same messaging delivered to a millennial yields only a 5% increase. “So But in the very near future, he expects that healthcare will go digital, just as consumer banking has gone digital, and “barriers between different health systems will just fall.

Omri Shor of Medisafe presents targeted medication adherence tools – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

For example, reminding a diabetic patient aged 50 or above that their health matters to their family yields about a 20% increase in patient engagement (which translates to medication adherence), while the same messaging delivered to a millennial yields only a 5% increase. “So But in the very near future, he expects that healthcare will go digital, just as consumer banking has gone digital, and “barriers between different health systems will just fall. The Harlow Group LLC.

Omri Shor of Medisafe presents targeted medication adherence tools – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

For example, reminding a diabetic patient aged 50 or above that their health matters to their family yields about a 20% increase in patient engagement (which translates to medication adherence), while the same messaging delivered to a millennial yields only a 5% increase. “So But in the very near future, he expects that healthcare will go digital, just as consumer banking has gone digital, and “barriers between different health systems will just fall. The Harlow Group LLC.

Omri Shor of Medisafe presents targeted medication adherence tools – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

For example, reminding a diabetic patient aged 50 or above that their health matters to their family yields about a 20% increase in patient engagement (which translates to medication adherence), while the same messaging delivered to a millennial yields only a 5% increase. “So But in the very near future, he expects that healthcare will go digital, just as consumer banking has gone digital, and “barriers between different health systems will just fall.

Omri Shor of Medisafe presents targeted medication adherence tools – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

For example, reminding a diabetic patient aged 50 or above that their health matters to their family yields about a 20% increase in patient engagement (which translates to medication adherence), while the same messaging delivered to a millennial yields only a 5% increase. “So But in the very near future, he expects that healthcare will go digital, just as consumer banking has gone digital, and “barriers between different health systems will just fall.

Omri Shor of Medisafe presents targeted medication adherence tools – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

For example, reminding a diabetic patient aged 50 or above that their health matters to their family yields about a 20% increase in patient engagement (which translates to medication adherence), while the same messaging delivered to a millennial yields only a 5% increase. “So But in the very near future, he expects that healthcare will go digital, just as consumer banking has gone digital, and “barriers between different health systems will just fall. The Harlow Group LLC.

Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer

The Digital Health Corner

Few have rivaled targeted cancer therapies based on digital health, specifically genomics in scope and breadth. IBM Watson Health has recently partnered with Quest Diagnostics to provide clinicians with recommended “… unbiased, evidence-based approaches based on a detailed view of the tumor’s mutations, scientific journals, and MSK’s OncoKB, a precision oncology knowledge base.” Three impressive mobile apps in the oncology space are: a.

Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. We spoke at the Connected Health conference in Boston, an annual get-together of innovators in digital health and healthcare transformation which has long been on my list of regular stops on the conference circuit. It is critical in terms of health and wellness. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.