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Healthcare Leaders Tout Telehealth as “The Future of Medicine” at New York HIT Summit

September 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Telehealth will change how physicians practice medicine, and healthcare organizations beginning to test the waters now will have a competitive advantage—that was the consensus among healthcare leaders during a panel discussion on telehealth at the New York...

UNC, Emory Receive $18M in Funding for HIV Health Tech Studies

September 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A research team at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, along with colleagues at Emory University, have secured $18 million in funding over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to form the UNC/Emory Center for...

Uber, Circulation Collaborate on Hospital Pilot Program for Patient Transportation

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Boston-based startup Circulation, as Uber’s preferred healthcare platform partner, is launching a digital healthcare transportation platform as a pilot program at several East Coast acute care and children’s hospitals.

Are Fitness Apps Fit for Privacy Protection?

September 28, 2016  |  William A. Tanenbaum and Lourdes M. Turrecha, Arent Fox LLP
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Healthcare professionals who are in a position to recommend the use of fitness apps need to be aware that patients’ personal data can be used in ways that HIPAA would prohibit and that will surprise patients who are trying to be smart about fitness in a...

A Generation of Digital Patients is Coming: Is Healthcare Ready?

September 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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I recently had a captivating conversation with Anil Jain, M.D., of the Watson Health business unit, about the next generation of healthcare consumers and what it means for the industry going forward.

Walgreens Adds Teledermatology to its Digital Health Platform

September 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Walgreens has developed a skin care platform that will be available digitally through Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app and includes a connection to teledermatology services.

FDA Launches Competition for Development of Naloxone App

September 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In an effort to spur innovation around the development of a mobile phone app to help combat opioid overdose, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a Naloxone App Competition.

Congressional Leaders Exploring Use of Digital Health to Improve Federal Healthcare Programs

September 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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During a U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means subcommittee on Health hearing, Congressional leaders sought insights from the healthcare industry on using digital health to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve quality in the healthcare system.

Study: Six in 10 Patients Have Shared Medical Information via Mobile Device

September 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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One in four patients in the U.S. have emailed or texted a photo of a medical issue to a physician, according to survey findings from San Francisco-based Ketchum Global Research & Analytics.

How Digital Health Is Improving End-of-Life and Advance Care Planning

September 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
blog
Healthcare provider organizations are deploying digital health technologies to improve end-of-life care, and it’s an area that is long overdue for modernization and innovation.

Study: Diabetes Prevention Mobile App Can Help Patients with Prediabetes with Weight Loss

September 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A mobile platform delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) intervention, combined with coaching, helped patients diagnosed with prediabetes with weight loss, comparable to traditional in-person programs, according to a recent study.

Survey: Most Healthcare Organizations Still in Pilot or Planning Stages for Next Wave of Patient Engagement

September 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Close to 70 percent of healthcare leaders report their organizations use patient engagement initiatives, yet many potential patient engagement programs have not been fully scaled and integrated into practice, according to a NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement Survey.

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