Accenture publishes final patient-generated health data report for ONC

Mobi Health News

In January, Accenture completed its two-year contract with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to create a white paper to advise the industry about implementing patient-generated health data

Patient-generated health data can be used to improve patients’ health – here’s how

Mobi Health News

About the author: Emily Mitchell (PMP) is a senior manager within the Accenture Federal Services Health and Public Service practice

Google, Fitbit collaboration aims to deliver comprehensive health data to care teams

Mobi Health News

Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit

Think Like a LEGO Builder in Healthcare – Considering PwC’s New Health Economy Vision

Health Populi

Expect “new combinations” of industry actors and technologies to reorganize and re-imagine healthcare, with an eye on both price and investments in customer experience (CX), PwC envisions in their latest report on The New Health Economy in the Age of Disruption.

CMS launches new initiatives to expand patient access to health data, plans ‘complete overhaul’ of Meaningful Use

FierceHealthIT

Seema Verma announced two new initiatives from CMS aimed at giving patients access to their health data by opening up claims data to app developers. The agency also plans to overhaul the Meaningful Use program to place more emphasis on interoperability

VA-Cerner numbers skyrocket

Morning eHealth

Medicare, Medicaid Commissions report on telehealth — Jared and Seema forge ahead on health data

Coming Soon… The New Mobile Age

The cHealth Blog

This is gratifying personally, but also brings in new audience members and broadens the discussion about connected health. Given the warm reception The Internet of Healthy Things received, I have also been working on a new book which we’ll release this fall at the Connected Health Conference.

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

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Virtua Health’s Orthopedic Patient Care Journey. Working closely with Wellbe, Virtua customized their CarePath with their own health history and sleep apnea surveys, scheduling and care plan content (delivered via “CareCards”).

The Path to Scale for Digital Therapeutics

The cHealth Blog

There are now many examples of how a digital intervention can have the same or better clinical outcome as a chemical therapeutic, demonstrating the power of connected health, particularly in the realm of lifestyle-related chronic illness.

Presentation: A high-level look at API security

Mobi Health News

Andrew Crabtree, Google Cloud Customer Engineer, gives a detailed presentation on the API threat landscape, security practices, and fresh tips on how to secure your API application to keep vulnerable health data secure

Carolinas HealthCare’s Diabetes Patients Collaborate with Coaches Using Data from Smartphones and Devices

Consumer eHealth Engagement

“We wanted to go beyond supporting patients when they needed care to becoming part of our patients’ every day health.” While conducting marketing research, Carolinas HealthCare learned about consumers use of different wearables and tools to track activity, fitness, nutrition, sleep and health issues and heard about their frustrations having information housed into various apps. All that data is being stored in separate apps.

Intelligent, On- Demand Healthcare Concierge Provides Personalized Patient Experience

Consumer eHealth Engagement

It all started with a simple question one day, and grew into a trusted health relationship a few short months later. She first learned from her employer about the Accolade platform and health advisor service last summer.

Dartmouth- Hitchcock’s ImagineCare Platform Leverages Wearables, Connected Health & Analytics for Personalized Patient Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an innovative New England healthcare system with 1,000+ providers is committed to creating a “sustainable health system”, which proactively engages patients through new care models to achieve the triple aim.

Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

In a few short weeks, the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) is set to deliver an official recommendation on the topic of Stage 3’s patient engagement requirements to the ONC. care partners or those who assist them) to help address a health concern.”.

Carolinas HealthCare System Pilots Prevent PreDiabetes Program via Virtual Group Coaching

Consumer eHealth Engagement

OMADA HEALTH CONSUMER VIEW. Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) was approached by Omada Health with a solution. Prevent Program includes: Short online health assessment to determine if you are a candidate.

#PGHD: Buzzword to Business

Chilmark Research

This week, I read an article from February that provided an overview of the health IT infrastructure required for population health management (PHM). Is there more that goes into “a 360 degree view” of our health? Device Generated Data.

Ochsner Leverages Retail, Connected Health Tools & Apple Watch to Engage Consumers

Consumer eHealth Engagement

As an innovative healthcare organization, Ochsner, a large Louisiana- based health network with 12 hospitals, 40 clinicians and an a 1,000+ Physician Group Practice, is committed to helping consumers use mobile and wearable connected health tools for self- management and care collaboration.

Nebula Genomics, Longenesis team up to create life data ecosystem, data sharing platforms

Mobi Health News

DNA, health records, and blood test results are not only intimately personal, they are also a valuable asset to researchers. Recently a smattering of companies have been working to create a market for people to share and sell their personal data to researchers and healthcare players. Those efforts are going one step further, as two growing names in the health data and blockchain industry are teaming up.

Brigham and Women’s Primary Practice Pilots New Mobile App to Drive Patient Engagement & Collaborative Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Twine Health Mobile App Engages Patients with Chronic Conditions The story about the health decline of our citizens is being told everywhere. In the December 2014 PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) Report, two relevant health directions are described.

Healthcare Information In-Security Is the New Normal

Health Populi

Three-fourths of healthcare providers experienced a data breach in 2017, according to the HIMSS 2018 Cybersecurity Survey. Health data insecurity is the new normal. I explain th e current state of cybersecurity and health data insecurity in a new HIMSS blog linked here.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

Healthcare Informatics

Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers The U.S.

ONC officials are all-in on giving patients their data

FierceHealthIT

Senior officials at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT offered full-throated support for new CMS initiatives geared towards getting patients their health data. Officials said the notion that health data is too complex is "nonsense" and represented a "paternalistic" attitude by providers

Wearable, Shareable, Virtual: The Demands of the Digital Health Consumer in 2018

Health Populi

The evidence for telehealth’s tipping point is rooted in new research published today by Accenture on Patients + Doctors + Machines, Accentures’ 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health. Three in four consumers in America say technology is important to managing their health.

Apple’s Health Records App: A Ripple or a Roar?

The cHealth Blog

Apple’s Health Records App. They have enlisted two of the largest medical records companies, Epic Systems and Cerner, as well as Athenahealth, and a number of respected healthcare institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine and UC San Diego Health.

Privacy Trade-Offs: Where do we draw the line in healthcare?

The cHealth Blog

And, there’s the old adage, pay attention to what people do, not what they say (bear with me on what this has to do with privacy — and connected health). Thus, a small subset of consumers is getting used to trading private information for a financial, health-related reward.

Health IT Roundup—Another Nuance attack involves 45,000 records; Can’t-miss sessions at HIMSS18

FierceHealthIT

Plus, news about another cyberattack against Nuance, UCSF's partnership with Samsung and why big pharma wants your health data HIMSS18 is finally here and we've got a rundown of eight sessions you don't want to miss, plus a review of the four keynote speakers.

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. So why don’t patients use online health records yet? Half of U.S.

Food as Medicine – Philips’ Take On An Apple A Day from the Rijksmuseum

Health Populi

When I attended South-by-Southwest in 2015, that was the company’s initial bold foray into digital health, beginning to divest assets and businesses that did not relate to health and healthcare. Congrats to Ogilvy for an inspired health message combined with art and humor.

Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Why 2017 Was a Win for Connected Health

ConnectedHealth

As we look to the year ahead, this is an important time to reflect on 2017, and the exciting developments that will make 2018 even better for connected health innovation. 2017 was a busy and successful year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). This is a huge win for connected health innovators. Though it may seem like a random group of numbers, 99091 refers to the Physician Fee Schedule code established to account for time spent reviewing patient generated health data.

E&T: Health apps frequently neglect privacy of users, study finds

mHealth Insight

Hilary Lamb at Engineering & Technology reports on a study that has found “Health apps frequently neglect privacy of users” mHealth Insights. They studied how the apps stored and monitored personal data, such as information about past health conditions.

Trend Watch: Digital Twins

Design for Health

” The idea is to create a digital representation of a physical thing, and to then enable that with real-time data feeds from the actual physical thing. Trend Watch Black Mirror Digital Twin GE Health Healthcare Monitoring Patient Monitoring telehealth

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

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.

Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Feb 19, 2018 ? #314

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 61,203 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn (97 are awaiting membership approval due to a LinkedIn technical issue). I also send out my Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here.

American Medical Association launches a Healthcare Interoperability & Innovation Challenge with Google

mHealth Insight

The AMA is working to unleash a new era of patient care through its Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) by pioneering a common data model for organizing and sharing meaningful health data like patient goal, state and functioning, and assembling an unprecedented collaborative effort across health care and technology stakeholders” said AMA President David O.

Pharma Spending Gone Bipolar: Generics At One End, Specialty Drugs on the Other

Health Populi

a report from the IQVIA Institute for Health Data Science. billion OOP for prescription drugs: OOP costs include copayments, coinsurance, payments during the deductible phases of health insurance, or retail payments for drugs due to the lack of prescription drug insurance coverage.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Mar 20, 2018 ? #318

Story of Digital Health

I will be making this announcement to 61,000+ members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Talking Healthcare Data Security on HIMSS.tv

Health Blawg

Here’s a ten-minute video for your listening and viewing pleasure, courtesy of HIMSS.tv (which debuted at HIMSS 2018)wherein I discuss the pros and cons of a strict approach to health data security with Dr. Nick van Terheyden (aka @drnic1 ). ?. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Talking Healthcare Data Security on HIMSS.tv

Health Blawg

Here’s a ten-minute video for your listening and viewing pleasure, courtesy of HIMSS.tv (which debuted at HIMSS 2018)wherein I discuss the pros and cons of a strict approach to health data security with Dr. Nick van Terheyden (aka @drnic1 ). ?. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Harvard Business Review: Apple’s Pact with 13 Health Care Systems Might Actually Disrupt the Industry

mHealth Insight

health care system. The reason: It could liberate health care data for game-changing new uses, including empowering patients as never before” All signs show it is eg. Health systems were reluctant to share what data existed, seeing it as a valuable proprietary asset.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Mar 27, 2018 ? #319

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 62,038 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the group , which allows you to opt in to receiving these announcements in addition to connecting with thousands of other global stakeholders in digital health.