Top health technology hazards (and how to address them)

Spok Inc

Spok highlights 3 of the top health technology risks along with solutions to address them. The post Top health technology hazards (and how to address them) appeared first on Spok Inc. Tools like clinical alerting and secure end-to-end messaging can play a big role in minimizing risk and improving patient safety. Patient Safety Security

AlayaCare Acquires Delta Health Technologies, Accelerates Medicare Home Health Strategy in US

Home Health Care

Home-focused software and technology company AlayaCare has acquired Delta Health Technologies, a provider of home health solutions. Medicare home health market. We were already on a journey into the home health and hospice space, but this is an accelerator for us.”.

The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens.

Why is investing in drugs to treat rare diseases an attractive investment for drug companies?

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Comparative Effectiveness HTA Health technology assessment Orphan Drugs Rare diseases Value FrameworksIf you were a drug manufacturer, you naturally would want to focus your research on more common, highly prevalent diseases. If there are more patients with the disease, that means more drugs that can be sold. In recent years, however, the number of so-called “orphan drugs” has increased. In the 1970s, only 10 orphan drugs were approved.

Real-time diagnosis: Changing the game for breast cancer

CiscoHealth

Healthcare breast cancer diagnostics Health IT health IT solutions health tech health technology healthcare IT solutions healthcare tech healthcare technology telehealth telemedicine vradYour mom, your sister, your friend…maybe even you—breast cancer touches all of our lives. In the U.S. alone, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop the disease during their lifetime.[1]

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth

CiscoHealth

Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. Healthcare cisco approach Health IT health IT solutions health solutions health tech health technology healthcare IT healthcare IT solutions healthcare solutions healthcare tech healthcare technology remote care telehealth telemedicine white paper

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth

CiscoHealth

Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. Healthcare cisco approach Health IT health IT solutions health solutions health tech health technology healthcare IT healthcare IT solutions healthcare solutions healthcare tech healthcare technology remote care telehealth telemedicine white paper

The Pandemic Treaty and Intellectual Property Sharing: Making Vaccine Knowledge a Public Good 

Bill Of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the lack of regulation for the sharing of intellectual property (IP) and technology needed for an effective and equitable response to the crisis. In May 2020, the WHO established the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). By Ellen ‘t Hoen.

NICE’s new Severity Adjustment

Healthcare ECONOMIST

In the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ( NICE ) made an update to their health technology evaluations manual in January 2022.

Ioana Singureanu: Making an IMPACT for BZ clients

Bookzurman

This event recognizes women creating impact, leading organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the Federal Civilian, Federal Health and Military Health, Technology, and Consulting communities.

Improving Patient Engagement and Retention Through Technology

Medical GPS

From the exam room to the home, technology is transforming every facet of healthcare at a pace that’s both exciting and overwhelming. Activity monitors, fitness trackers, and personal health sensors empower patients to be better-informed advocates for their own care.

Perspectives on Data Privacy for Direct-to-Consumer Health Apps

Bill Of Health

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) health apps, such as apps that manage our diet, fitness, and sleep, are becoming ubiquitous in our digital world. Since 2020 she has advised the German Federal Ministry of Health on topics related to digital innovation. By Sara Gerke and Chloe Reichel.

Woebot Health Secures $9.5M for Behavioral Health Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Woebot Health announced that Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer AG, has made a $9.5 million strategic investment in the company to help accelerate further development of its AI-powered behavioral health platform and products.

Teladoc Integrates with Proximie’s Virtual Operating Room Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Proximie , a health technology platform focused on digitizing operating and diagnostic rooms, announced an integration with Teladoc Health’s Solo platform for hospitals and health systems.

Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy 

Bill Of Health

Each month, members of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) review the peer-reviewed medical literature to identify interesting empirical studies, policy analyses, and editorials on health law and policy issues. Health Aff (Millwood).

Clear Arch Health Acquires Life Care Solutions to Expand RPM Marketshare

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Clear Arch Health, a division of MobileHelp and a leading provider of remote patient monitoring (RPM) and mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) solutions, today announced the company acquired Life Care Solutions (LCS), a division of Resideo.

Swiftarc Ventures Launches $75M Telemedicine Venture Fund

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Swiftarc Ventures , an NYC-based early and growth-stage consumer and consumer health-focused venture capital firm announced it has launched a $75M telehealth -focused venture fund. Digital Health Startups Telehealth telemedicine

Addressing Children’s Behavioral Health Through School Telehealth Programs

Healthcare Leadership Council

The CDC estimates that as many as one out of five children experience a mental disorder in a given year and mental health has become an important public health issue. Providing behavioral health services to children, particularly those living in rural communities, is challenging. However, a partnership between Blessing Health System and Teladoc Health has led to a pilot telehealth program in Missouri for a school district of 11,000 students.

Bardavon Health Innovations Secures $90M to Advance MSK Platform Beyond Workers’ Compensation Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Bardavon Health Innovations , a Workers’ Compensation and musculoskeletal (MSK) health company, today announced a Series C funding of $90 million led by investor Matrix Capital Management, a public and private investment firm, joined by WestCap , a growth equity firm.

Philips Extends AI-Enabled CT Imaging Portfolio

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced new additions to its CT imaging portfolio at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting (November 28 – December 2, Chicago, USA).

House Rx Secures $30M to Optimize the Specialty Pharmacy Experience for Patients and Their Care Teams

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today House Rx, a health technology platform that empowers oncology and rheumatology physician practices with medically integrated dispensing, announced they’ve secured $30 million in financing.

Amwell rolls out new behavioral health program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

On Thursday Amwell announced the launch of its new evidence-based and scalable behavioral health technology. The program enables healthcare organizations to offer virtual therapy and psychiatry, coaching, and digital mental health programs.

Is Remote Monitoring an Intrusion?

Healthcare Leadership

Lately, I have seen a lot of companies building technology to help people stay safe and recover at home. However, to make care-at-home possible, technology is needed to allow clinicians and care teams to monitor and connect with patients in their home.

Get Well unveils digital health meditation initiative for veterans and others

Healthcare It News

Digital health company Get Well has partnered with Health Journeys, a publisher of guided imagery and meditation audios, to offer its programs to Get Well's clients, with a special focus on veterans.

Are caregivers ready for digital?

Healthcare ECONOMIST

The subtitle is: Caregiver preferences for health technology tools to monitor medication adherence among patients with serious mental illness. Digital tools have emerged to monitor medication adherence along with tracking general health. Caregivers of SMI patients highly preferred and were willing to pay more for digital tools that not only measures medication ingestion but also tracks general health. Digital Health Mental Illness My Papers

10 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Programmatic Analytics Platform

Healthcare Success

Consider the Backend Technology . When looking at the platform’s technology, it’s crucial to determine whether it’s based on an original or third-party solution. Specializes in programmatic solutions that leverage machine learning, AI, and other smart technologies.

Why a Focus on Behavioral Health is Key to Improving Quality Measures

HIT Consultant

healthcare system has been moving towards value-based care (VBC) which encourages health providers to improve care quality by reimbursing them based on successful outcomes rather than individual medical services. This means that outpatient behavioral health treatment pays for itself, and more.

NIH All of Us Research Program puts focus on precision nutrition

Healthcare It News

For some health interactions and interventions, health systems deliver care fueled by real-time, real-world data captured through digital health technology. This has become possible because All of Us has the largest digital health research cohort of its kind.

Book Review: The Right Price

Healthcare ECONOMIST

It is a bit more technical and more detailed than the average health policy book, but there are few formulas or detailed methodological explanations. Health technology assessment (HTA) actually began in the US, but formal, government-run HTA has never caught on in the US.

Value of Time Savings for Patients and Healthcare Providers of Breast Cancer Therapy

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Health technology assessments and value frameworks are becoming increasingly important for clinical decision-making. Most of these frameworks, however, focus on value to payers rather than patients and healthcare providers and may ignore other sources of economic value such as patient and physician time cost, impact on productivity, and direct health system costs.

Tech can help address the behavioral health crisis, says AMA

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Medical Association, in conjunction with Manatt Health, published a report this week exploring the ways that virtual care and other digital tools can accelerate the adoption of the integrated delivery of behavioral and physical healthcare.

The Next Site for Hospital Care Is the Original One — Your Home

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated many trends and new workflows for patients and consumers, and health care providers, too. Think: advanced home care, enabled through virtual health technologies and wrap-around services both clinical and scaled social determinants support.

Advocate Aurora Enterprises scoops up MobileHelp for RPM, personal emergency response

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Advocate Aurora Enterprises on Tuesday announced its acquisition of MobileHelp, which develops remote monitoring technology and personal emergency response systems.

When It Comes to Digital Health, Experience Is Everything

HIT Consultant

Thanks to COVID-19 and numerous other factors, the adoption of digital health technologies used by patients in the home has skyrocketed. Accenture reported in 2021, for example, that remote patient monitoring technology adoption tripled among patients.

How U.S. healthcare leaders are shifting course to navigate a changed world

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

That is one of the big findings of the Future Health Index 2022 report, entitled "Healthcare hits reset: Priorities shift as healthcare leaders navigate a changed world." Technology helping overburdened staff. healthcare leaders also see how technology can help alleviate them.

Expanded Reimbursement Codes for Remote Therapeutic Monitoring: What This Means for Digital Health

Bill Of Health

New reimbursement codes for virtual patient monitoring may soon be incorporated into Medicare’s fee schedule, signaling the continued expansion and reach of digital health technologies catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. By Adriana Krasniansky.

The next investment priorities for telehealth, RPM and connected health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic and health IT, if there's just one thing that everyone can agree on, it's that telehealth has gone mainstream. Welcome to the third installment in Healthcare IT News ' latest feature series, "Health IT Investment: The Next Five Years."

Mortal Sins of Orphan Drug Development: How to Save the Lost Souls

Bill Of Health

While technological and scientific progress (e.g., genome-editing technology, mRNA and gene therapy technology) hold great promise for developing treatments for rare diseases, another approach to increase treatment options involves repurposing existing medicinal products.

Hills Health to deliver patient engagement system to Kaweka Health

Healthcare It News

Hills Health Solutions has bagged a contract to put up a patient entertainment and engagement system at Kaweka Health's upcoming surgery facility in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay district. The technology has been rolled out in over 950 sites globally, according to Hills Health.

Only 1 in 4 People Over 50 Use a Mobile Health App – And They Tend to Be Healthier and Wealthier

Health Populi

use at least one mobile health app, and 56% of older people have never used one. One in 3 older people who use a mobile health app do so for exercise, followed by nutrition (currently adopted by 22% of older folks), weight loss (for 20%), and sleep (17%).

Bamboo Health Promotes Rob Cohen to CEO

HIT Consultant

Rob Cohen, CEO at Bamboo Health. What You Should Know: – Bamboo Health™, formerly Appriss Health and PatientPing, today announced that Rob Cohen, president and general manager of Bamboo Health, is assuming the role of CEO effective December 16, 2021.

The Digital Divide

Healthcare Leadership

According to a study from The University of Texas at Austin , nearly half of Americans are skeptical of the benefits of Health information technologies — such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps. We can’t just address health literacy without addressing the digital divide.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare: Transforming patient care through data and insights

Cloud Blogs

Administrators and patient data specialists can now maintain Health Level Seven (HL7) FHIR patient links (merge patients). Our newly released Azure Health Data Services is technology for Protected Health Information (PHI) in the cloud.