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Survey: Consumers Want to Manage Healthcare Benefits, Costs via Smartphone

January 15, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
A recent consumer survey indicates that consumers want more transparency, convenience and control of their own healthcare, particularly through mobile access, and, this demand could be influencing their healthcare decisions.

Walgreens, Microsoft Ink Strategic Deal to “Transform Healthcare Delivery”

January 15, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces on a major seven-year healthcare partnership that will aim to make healthcare delivery more personal, affordable and accessible.

“Revolutionizing” Healthcare: How Non-Traditional Players are Shaking Up the Sector

January 15, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Could consolidation and contentment among major healthcare stakeholders—both on the provider and vendor fronts—open the door for new disruptors with innovative solutions?

Research: By 2023, 5M Consumers will be Remotely Monitored by Providers

January 15, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Wearables, including health trackers and remote patient monitoring devices, are set to become “must-haves” in the delivery of healthcare, with an annual spend on these devices reaching an estimated $20 billion by 2023.

UC San Diego Health Publishes Early Research on Apple Health Records Feature

January 14, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The first research on Apple’s Health Records initiative has been released and the research findings indicate that patients are generally satisfied with the app’s ease-of-use and feel that it improves their understanding of their health.

AMIA Supports NIST Efforts to Secure Telehealth RPM Ecosystem

January 9, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The American Medical Informatics Association has voiced support for a NIST project to develop guidance around security and privacy risks associated with remote patient monitoring.

New Health Affairs Study: Effectiveness of Digital Health Solutions Remains Unproven

January 7, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
A review of the research around the new digital health solutions by a team of healthcare policy researchers finds those solutions’ effectiveness remains largely unevaluated around the enhancement of patient health status

Digital Health Funding Hits Record $8.1B in 2018

January 7, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Digital health funding hit $8.1 billion in 2018, surpassing 2017’s record-setting total of $5.7 billion by a tremendous 42 percent, according to Rock Health’s year-end report.

Global Genomics Alliance Working to Break Down International Data Silos

January 3, 2019  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has published a paper reviewing the diverse approaches being taken around the world to integrate genomics into healthcare and presenting a roadmap for sharing strategies, standards, and data internationally.

The Internet of Medical Things: Better Patient Care and Improved Clinical Management

December 27, 2018  |  Mark Wolff, Ph.D., Industry Voice, Chief Health Analytics Strategist, SAS Global IoT Division
The potential for a healthcare Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is huge. IoMT paves the way for a huge leap forward in patient care. What does IoMT in healthcare look like today and in the future?

For One California Medical Group, Digital Medicine May Hold the Key to Improving Medication Adherence

December 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Desert Oasis Healthcare, a medical group in Southern California, is collaborating with a digital medicine company to move the needle on medication adherence among chronic disease patients.

Rasu Shrestha Leaving UPMC to Join Atrium Health as Chief Strategy Officer

December 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Industry thought leader Rasu Shrestha, M.D., formerly Chief Innovation Officer at the vast 40-hospital UPMC, is leaving Pittsburgh to join Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health has the new executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

Targeting Third Party Risk: Leading CISOs Detail Efforts to Secure the Healthcare Supply Chain

December 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Leading CISOs are working to establish a standardized method to assess the risk management posture of third-party suppliers, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding patients and information.

Have CIOs’ Top Priorities for 2018 Become a Reality?

December 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
In comparing healthcare CIOs’ priorities at the end of 2017 to this current moment, new analysis has found that core clinical IT goals have shifted from focusing on EHR (electronic health record) integration to data analytics.

AMIA, AHIMA Call for HIPAA Modernization to Support Patient Access

December 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Modernization of the 22-year-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would improve patients’ access to their health information and protect their health data in a burgeoning app ecosystem, according to two leading health IT industry groups.

Research: AI, Automation Reshaping Healthcare Technology Support

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Emerging technologies, such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI), will redesign the way in which tech support firms function in healthcare, according to a Black Book Research survey.

ResMed Buys Propeller Health, Provider of Digital Platform for Asthma, COPD

December 3, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
San Diego-based ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a provider of cloud-connected medical devices and out-of-hospital software-as-a-service solutions, has agreed to pay $225 million for Propeller Health, which provides connected health solutions for people living with...

CARIN Alliance Creates Code of Conduct for Third-Party Apps

November 28, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
The CARIN Alliance, a group of more than 60 healthcare and other stakeholders, has released the first draft of a voluntary code of conduct that entities not covered by HIPAA can self-attest to in order to access health data on behalf of consumers.

The Consumerization of Healthcare, AI, and the Shifting Physician-Patient Relationship

November 26, 2018  |  Gidi Stein, M.D., Ph.D., Industry Voice
AI should be thought of as a medical liaison to physicians and patients alike, that provides quick and accurate insights to enhance optimal care.

Report: Apple in Talks with VA to Provide Veterans Access to EHRs

November 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Tech giant Apple is in talks with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide portable electronic health records (EHRs) to military veterans, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday.

UnitedHealthcare to Award Members with Apple Watches for Meeting Daily Walking Goals

November 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
UnitedHealthcare Motion, an employer-sponsored wellness program, is telling its participants they can get a free Apple Watch if they meet the insurer’s daily walking goals over a six-month period.

The Evolving Healthcare CIO: Innovation Over Information

November 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
The healthcare CIO is the correct initialism for “chief information officer,” but as the landscape continues to change, “innovation” might be more appropriate.

Survey Reveals Disconnect Between Perception and Reality of Medical Device Security

November 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
A recent survey of healthcare IT professionals found a troubling disconnect between IT leaders’ confidence in the visibility and security of their connected medical devices and the effectiveness of legacy solutions to secure connected medical devices.

LabCorp Joins Apple Health Records Project

November 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
LabCorp, a provider of clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services, has announced that it has enabled Apple’s Health Records feature for its patients.

Epic Lowers App Orchard Program Fees, Introduces New Low-Cost Tier

November 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Verona, Wis.-based Epic plans to lower program fees for health IT developers participating in its App Orchard program, and will launch a new entry-level program tier, called Nursery.

CHIME Hands Out Innovator, Transformational Leader Awards

October 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego, health IT executives were recognized today for their transformational and innovative leadership.

Industry Groups Call for Anti-Kickback Waiver for Cybersecurity Tech

October 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Several healthcare and health IT industry groups are calling for a wavier under anti-kickback rules to enable the donation of healthcare cybersecurity technology and services to help improve the cybersecurity posture of providers and promote secure data exchange.

HIMSS Analytics Introduces Infrastructure Adoption Model for Health Systems

October 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HIMSS Analytics has announced the introduction of the Infrastructure Adoption Model, or INFRAM, which is designed to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system.

FDA Releases Draft Premarket Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers

October 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance to the healthcare industry that updates cybersecurity recommendations for medical device manufacturers with the aim of addressing vulnerabilities and evolving cybersecurity threats.

AMA Creates Digital Health Playbook to Guide Providers on Implementations

October 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a new resource that aims to help physicians extend care beyond the exam room with technologies that are changing the way patients interact with healthcare.


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