Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

Omron has been one of the few consumer-facing digital health companies that has taken the long-view and done the work to file for FDA clearance for a medical-grade technology that mainstream consumers can use.

Closing the Digital Health Gap Between Consumers and Physicians

Health Populi

One-third of physicians have concerns about using virtual care services, such as medical errors that may result, access to technology, and data security. We have reached a tipping point now that Medicare begins to pay for some virtual care services.

DOJ breaks up alleged genetic testing fraud scheme estimated at $2.1 billion

Henry Kotula

The defendants ordered unnecessary tests that were reimbursed by Medicare, with laboratories sharing the profit, DOJ says. Department of Justice has charged 35 people with unlawfully charging Medicare $2.1 billion in claims to the Medicare program. [link].

Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies

CMS.gov

Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies. Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies. Significant advancements in biomedicine are changing healthcare delivery for the better, and new technologies can increase efficiency in healthcare by promoting cost-effective care and improving outcomes.

I will no longer say “turning the corner” when it comes to telemedicine

LinkousThink

Medical systems are integrating remote health care into the normal delivery of care. medical technology profit TelemedicineFor years we talked about reaching the point when telemedicine services became self-sustaining outside of temporary grants, going from promise to reality. We have long passed the point of telemedicine being a new application. After eighteen years the corner is turned and I promise to put that phrase away.

Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness

Henry Kotula

Meanwhile, 40 percent said they skipped a recommended medical test or treatment. Some 86 percent of those surveyed said they’re covered either through their employer, have insurance they purchased directly, or through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. [link].

Telemedicine - 2010 & 2011 - Part 1 Public Policy

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For telemedicine, 2010 appears to have been a watershed year - the point when many in charge of government healthcare programs finally started to seriously consider the benefits of such technology. Speeches in 2010 by the head of Medicare in the U.S. Despite the positive press, telemedicine has been caught between lingering fears over the costs of medical technology and the enormous attention directed to electronic records.