New NHS mental health data hub, Babylon Healthcheck and more UK digital health news briefs

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NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon creates new Healthcheck feature, institute launches £3m competition paving the way for a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and EY releases preliminary findings from survey on digital health attitudes

Patients more willing to share mobile mental health data with doctors than family, EHRs

Mobi Health News

In a small study published in JMIR, patients were more willing to share health data, such as activity and sleep trackers, than personal data, like call logs and location.

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Patients’ Expectations for Health Beyond Care: Think Food, Exercise, Emotions, Sleep and Finance

Health Populi

People want to make health with their health care providers, and they want more than care from them: most patients are looking for support with healthy eating, exercise, emotional support, sleep, stress management, social relationships, and financial health.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

“Digital Health Is An Ecosystem of Ecosystems” – CTA’s 2020 Trends to Watch Into the Data Age

Health Populi

In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.”. In the best case scenario, per Dr. Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine , AI can help bring more humanity to health care.

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

Health Populi

My focus is all-health, all-the-time, so I’m weaving the connections between connected cars, home appliances, telecoms, and Big Tech who put on the Ritz and glitz today and tomorrow for the press.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019


In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. More than 200,000, or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments this year were for tele-mental health visits. Read more at Health Data Management: [link]. Client Healthcare Mental Health Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3. Just 1 in 5 people see these as benefits of adopting digital health tech.

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.

Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

Health Populi

” Dr. Verghese asserts this in his forward to Deep Medicine , Dr. Eric Topol’s latest work which explores the promise of artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, and robotics — three legs of the Fourth Industrial Age stool. [If

Voice Health Summit Spotlight 2018

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Since the year 2000, the health technology industry has evolved from websites (e.g. Voice Health in Action. Cedars-Sinai helped Sopris Health create an experience and workflow catered to hospitalist. Senior Living & Home Health. Lessons from Voice Health Innovators.

Cancer in the Age of COVID: Delayed Care May Reverse Survival Gains Particular Among Black People

Health Populi

The drop in deaths from cancer in America was indeed positive during the current public health COVID-19 pandemic, a public health data story easily lost in an overwhelmingly tough week in the U.S.: still embattled with the coronavirus, the nation also continues to shed jobs with the growing threat of an economic recession and financial ill health for mainstream consumers, and the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Health inequities persist in the U.S.

What happens when an Algorithm labels you as mentally ill?

Lloyd Price

While you might think that your mental health is known only to you, your health practitioner or those closest to you, you might be unwittingly revealing it to strangers online. The medical field is also subject to strict health and privacy laws for safeguarding patient data.

VA seeing substantial growth in telehealth, key patient engagement tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There's the massive electronic health record modernization , of course, but also everything from a new National Artificial Intelligence Institute to an Apple Health Records rollout to a project focused on tablet-based telehealth. VA is piloting a health chat feature as well.

[Guide] 5 Data Challenges for Payers in the Health Home Program


The Health Home Program (HHP) is creating new data challenges for managed care organizations in the form of an increased need for timely data, collecting new data elements, accessing mental health data, and gathering data around social determinants.

What Effective Telehealth Legislation Looks Like

InTouch Health

Kentucky is in the process of crafting a new bill that would not only strengthen the state’s existing telehealth legislation, it would also create a cabinet-level department committee that would be responsible for overseeing and supporting all connected health programs, namely telehealth.

How much is AI really moving the needle on health?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

When it comes to health and wellness, most people have a similar goal: we want to live a healthier, longer , and happier life. The promise of AI to solve our health and wellness woes almost seems inevitable. Data is power, yes. A Preventative, Personalised Health Future.

FemTech: The rise of Female Health innovation

Lloyd Price

and The Up Group recently hosted a breakfast on ‘Female Health Innovation’, often known as FemTech. CVC’s recent acquisition of the women’s health division of the Israeli drug developer Teva for $800m created a company dedicated to contraception, fertility, menopause and osteoporosis.

Do Fitbits keep people healthy or contribute to data overload for doctors?

Lloyd Price

million residents as part of an experiment testing how population health data gathered from health trackers can better inform public health initiatives and generally improve health. Health insurers have also gotten on board.

Why “one app to rule them all” results in a worse patient experience and is not the future of Digital Health

Lloyd Price

But now that digital health has taken root and patient adoption is expanding, these “single function” experiences are starting to bump into each other. It’s dominated by a large number of specific solutions that work together through identity (OAuth) and data integrations (APIs).

Health SXSW 2018 | The 33 charts Super Guide

33 Charts

I’ve done the heavy lifting by curating a super list of the best health care talks and events at SXSW interactive. Think of it as the ultimate guide for the health care power user. If you’ve not done Health SXSW you’re in for a treat. And health care needs more of that.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. Here are some observations: This is the year digital health became a ‘stay-in-business’ application for the majority of providers and payers.

5 Data Challenges Impacting Managed Care Plans


Naturally, measuring the success of the Health Home Program is critical. Each state’s Health Home Authority has designed quality measures, as well as reports for utilization and operations of the program. Timely Data. Collecting New Data Elements.

Digital health start-ups in India: The challenge of scale

Lloyd Price

A major portion of the projected growth is expected to be driven by digital health start-ups. Digital health start-ups are now an integral part of the Indian healthcare ecosystem. Mental health cases typically go untreated due to societal taboos associated with them.

Unwinding from HIMSS16

Medicine and Technology

My personal highlight was participating in two Dell Healthcare Tweetups with @MandiBPro and @drnic1 as we chatted about some of the evolving trends in health care. I'm finally unwinding after having a great time at HIMSS 2016 (#HIMSS16).

#PatientsIncluded statement for SPM’s Second Annual Conference: #SPM2018

Society for Participatory Medicine

17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. Vera Rulon has been a caregiver for her great-uncle and her mother and is an active patient in improving her own health. She is also a frequent speaker, writer, and consultant on participatory health issues.

Storing Health Records On Your Phone: Can Apple Live Up To Its Privacy Values?

Lloyd Price

Sam Cavaliere, a San Diego tech worker, considers himself in average health, though the 47-year-old admits, "I can always stand to lose a little weight." Now the app is also storing his health records. He's able to do that using a special cuff linked to the Health app.

Survey: Remote Patient Monitoring Reduces Hospital Visits, Improves Patient Satisfaction

care innovations

13% said it “improved patient health” in general. A new survey conducted by KLAS Research and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) on the implementation of remote patient monitoring (RPM) within the U.S.

Does Amazon have answers for the future of the NHS?

Lloyd Price

Critics saw it as a sign of creeping privatisation and a data-protection disaster in waiting. Reactions to news last monththat Amazon’s voice-controlled digital assistant Alexa was to begin using NHS website information to answer health queries were many and varied.

Health Home Program and Data: New Challenges for Care Plans


The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 2703, introduced Health Home Program (HHP) for Medicaid recipients with chronic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, serious mental illness and substance use disorder.

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

mHealth Insight

This blog post by Dr Joe Kvedar reflecting on Apple’s Health Record announcement makes for interesting reading ( I’m very optimistic about what this means for Patients and Carers ). In 2012, Google shut down Google Health after just three years due to “lack of widespread adoption.”

Why telemedicine and remote patient monitoring demand will skyrocket in 2019


If you were to ask someone on the street what they consider the most impactful digital health innovation over the last five years, there’s a good chance their response would be, “telemedicine”. Store-and-forward (asynchronous) video conferencing: transmission of a recorded health history to a health practitioner, usually a specialist. Mobile health (mHealth) : health care and public health information provided through mobile devices.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. Health care is incredibly backward in its use of information and consumer technologies and there are ample opportunities to improve patient care while reducing cost. s National Health Service.