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On the Horizon: A Delivery System Increasingly Untethered from In-Person Patient Visits

January 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
An op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Sean Duffy and Thomas H. Lee, M.D., lays out clearly an argument for the path forward around a care delivery system increasingly untethered to in-person patient visits

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medicare ACO Program

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) have introduced H.R. 4580, the ACO Improvement Act of 2017 that makes changes to the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program.

Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new survey shows broad acceptance of telemedicine services among health care executives and providers compared to just three years ago as 76 percent of healthcare professionals said their organizations currently offer or plan to offer telemedicine services.

FDA Approves First Pill with Digital Ingestion Tracking System

November 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite, a drug to treat schizophrenia, bipolar and depression in adults, has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that...

In Toronto, Humber River Charts its Ongoing Digital Transformation

November 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Humber River Hospital's digital journey continues as the hospital is currently building a hospital-wide command center that will use complex algorithms, predictive analytics and advanced engineering to target improved clinical, operational and patient...

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

October 19, 2017  | 
news
Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

UNC Health Care’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Forecasts the Future of Digital Health

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Michael Levy, entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation, shares his perspective on building a digital health program at UNC Health Care and his forecast for digital health's impact on healthcare delivery.

Texas A&M Awarded Grant to Develop Technology for Diabetes, Heart Disease Monitoring

September 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A Texas A&M University System-led consortium of industry, government partners and universities has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, with the goal of addressing the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved...

Consumers Showing Increased Interest in Virtual Care

August 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Sixty percent of U.S. broadband households are interested in remote care that would take place online or by telephone, according to connected health research from Park Associates.

Could Cybercriminals Be on the Verge of Executing a New, Terrible Type of Attack on Healthcare?

July 31, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plunging Ahead into Wearable Technology and Care Redesign

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.

MultiCare’s Telehealth Journey to Improve Post-Acute Care

July 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
As digital health technologies have advanced from basic vital-sign data collection to mobile platforms and video interfaces, MultiCare Health System has expanded its telehealth program, and is seeing significant results with reducing readmission rates.

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