Panelists at MassBio's Digital Health Impact event yesterday talk the pros and cons of the West Coast's tech culture and the East Coast's clinical tradition.
There are 6,210 hospitals in the United States. Thanks to regulatory and payment changes (such as alternative payment models), hospitals may now need to shift from focusing on volume to delivering value-based care. One way facilities are ensuring value remains a priority is through the use of health care apps and technology. In fact, in 2017, Harvard Business Review reported that around 800 digital health startups (paywall) were funded.
Cornell Tech and UCSF are partnering with several mHealth groups to develop an Android version of the Apple Health Records app, potentially giving millions of people access to their health data on mobile devices.Read More
“Know your users and start testing right away.” That’s key advice onephysician entrepreneur gives others going down the same path, and he saidtheAMA Physician Innovation Network(PIN) has played a crucial role infinding practices willing to test his product and provide useful feedback.Read More
An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings.Read More
The US Food and Drug Administration says two mHealth platforms used by those living with diabetes, the Medtronic MiniMed 508 and Paradigm Series insulin pumps, could be hacked and remotely controlled to deliver dangerous doses of insulin.Read More
Smartphones are quickly gaining the capabilities to make patients’ homes an extension of physicians’ offices, facilitating access to timely medical care. Technological advancements in the phones are enabling them to take higher-resolution photos and deliver better sound quality, suggests Christy Marks-Davis, senior director of marketing for CareCentrix, a company that works with providers and payers to support care of patients in their homes.Read More
Big data has been making waves across the entire business sector and almost entirely transforming the way things operate. Construction and development, information security, retail, entertainment and e-commerce have all been changed irrevocably by big data, management and cloud computing technologies. However, healthcare has been slow to adopt these innovative solutions.Read More
Physicians at UPMC Medical Center in Pittsburgh are using remote monitoring platforms to more easily interact with heart failure patients, other providers, insurers and additional stakeholders.Read More