mHealth Guide to HIMSS19

mHealth Insight

Next week (11-15 February 2019) in Orlando (USA) 45,000 delegates will attend the world’s biggest Healthcare IT Conference and Exhibition and we’ll be there for meetings and to learn about and share mHealth innovations with readers of the mHealth Insight blog.

Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

In his testimony on healthcare market’s consolidation effects on quality, cost and access, Paul Ginsberg, Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics cites some key drivers of consolidation. The costs for EHR and other technology acquisition and maintenance are too costly for smaller hospitals, and pressures of decreased payment rates are increasing on the provider side.

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 mission of public health is to improve the public health and achieve equity in health status.

Digital Health Technologies for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Digital Health Corner

While it might seem incongruous on the surface to discuss digital technology and a population with significant cognitive challenges, I will illustrate how it can be beneficial at different stages of the disease’s course. In a previous post I discussed the merits of music as an ideal digital health tool. An intriguing interactive game/tool is Tovertafel , a Dutch technology which projects via suspended box visuals onto a table.

mHealth Insights live from #HIMSS18

mHealth Insight

Fortunately I’ve managed to convince/beg the brilliant Dr Chris Bickford MD to step into my conference-floor-pounding-shoes and provide some opinions and live updates from the world’s biggest Health IT Conference and Exhibition being held in Las Vegas.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. Digital technology use in the addiction space is not a new concept. I will touch on some potential applications of digital technologies to all relevant stakeholders. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals.

What Do Tomorrow’s Doctors REALLY Think of mHealth Technology?

mHealth Insight

Nathan Ratner, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota and third-place finisher in last year’s Elsevier Hackathon in Finland, talks to Eric Wicklund at mHealth Intelligence, about the promise of mobile health technology. mHealth Insight.

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.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. I’d like to discuss what I believe are five areas of significant opportunity for quality technologies.

Blood Pressure From the Wrist for the First Time – Welcome, Omron HeartGuide

Health Populi

Furthermore, let’s get real about health care costs, which of course, is a Health Populi /THINK-Health modus vivendi. For example, to be cleared as a medical device — which this indeed is — Omron had to use oscillometric technology.

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. I’d like to touch on a few ways in which digital technology is impacting cancer. 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.”

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

The expanding need for drilled down relevant data has led to the development of creative sophisticated data analytics technologies. It is also essential to all true value-based reimbursement models being discussed or implemented in health care. As one can see, registries performed with quality technologies can have profound effects on healthcare from many standpoints.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

Connecting to Patients and Each Other through Technology

Mobile Health Matters

As part of this, improving a patient’s health record – and our access to it – by using effective mobile technology is an important step to providing holistic care. Working Together to Integrate Mobile Technology.

Voice Health Summit Spotlight 2018

Consumer eHealth Engagement

During the Voice.Health Summit in Boston last week, innovators gathered to explore opportunities, discuss issues and to experience different voice technology use cases. Since the year 2000, the health technology industry has evolved from websites (e.g. Voice Health in Action.

Reflecting on IT’s Transformation of Healthcare

Mobile Health Matters

As we celebrate National Health IT Week , it is incredible to realize how health technology tools are transforming every facet of patient care. These technologies are revolutionary for patient education and engagement , and weave care management into people’s everyday lives.

With Wristband, Google Entering Consumer Health on Its Own Terms

Chilmark Research

The health-tracking wristband is a long-term play. It helps that the Apple Watch, notably stripped of health monitoring features prior to its April launch, barely made a dent in FitBit’s market share.) Rather, tomorrow’s wearables will provide a more complete view of a person’s health.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

E-CareManagement

Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement & Behavior Change. The Healthcare Unbound Conference will focus on technology- enabled consumer engagement and behavior change. Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media.

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.

CMS Proposes Major Expansion of Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

care innovations

Medicare “remains one of the most restrictive payors” for telehealth , with reimbursement rules that Marki Stewart at the Dickinson Wright Health Law Blog calls “exceptionally limiting.”

The future of digital healthcare

Waracle

Digital healthcare represents the convergence of technology and life sciences. New technological advancements enable digital healthcare providers to process information and data relative to thousands (and often millions) of patients. These advancements, particularly when it comes to the design and development of innovative new mobile apps, are actively enhancing patient wellbeing and health. The current state of technology in digital healthcare. Digital Health

What Are Digital Health Services & Technologies?

Waracle

Increased proliferation of mobile and web-based technologies such as wearables, smartphones and apps, are not only changing the way we interact and communicate, they’re actively transforming the way we track and monitor our health and well-being. Digital health services and technologies comprise a wide range of categories including personalised medicine, telehealth, telemedicine, wearables, health information technology and mobile health (mHealth).

The new Digital Health model : Disruption, Engagement, Integration and Trust

Lloyd Price

Traditional digital health models Most developed countries have moved away from paper-based healthcare solutions and have adopted or are in the process of adopting ‘traditional’ digital healthcare models (see Figure 4). Singapore is now transitioning to a new digital health model.

HIPAA Considerations When Adding Video Calling To a Health App

SightCall

For healthcare, rules are defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As an example, the covered entity could be a health insurance company while the business associate could be a startup that utilizes Protected Health Information (PHI) for its mHealth app.

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The Gamification of Healthcare : Emergence of the Digital Practitioner?

Lloyd Price

ABSTRACT The application of behavioral economics principles in healthcare has been transformed through the use of technology and recently the advent of video gaming concepts, or gamification, to modify patient behaviors. Gamification for mHealth: a review of playful mobile healthcare.

FDA is Not the Bogeyman

LinkousThink

As FDA explores its role in the changing world of health technology there has been a lot of talk about how the agency may require certification of every cell phone or every laptop that may be used in some way for provide medical assistance. Fears that FDA regulation may cause innovation in healthcare technology to come to a standstill are just plain silly. There has been a lot of talk and, frankly, a lot of uninformed fear about possible forthcoming regulations from the U.S.