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Challenges Evaluating mHealth’s Success

Challenges Evaluating mHealth’s Success

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September 29, 2014

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I saw another exciting news story on a mobile health intervention the other day. I honestly don’t remember the company or product, but what stuck with me was the declaration of success based on 10 patients using the product for three months.

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Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?

Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?

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September 27, 2014

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Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at patients. However, I’ve been pondering whether that’s looking at Apple’s opportunity through the wrong end of the telescope. Are physicians — 85% of whom own an iPhone — a much more natural and powerful strategic beachhead for Apple to focus on?

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Eric Topol, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape & Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health

Interview with Eric Topol: Do Docs & Patients See Eye-to-Eye?

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September 26, 2014

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Digital health, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient experience, Salber:

Eric Topol, MD, Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, and author of the “bible” of digital health, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” joined us on camera to talk about the results of the recently released (September 2014) WebMD/Medscape Digital Technology Survey about doctors and patients perceptions of digital health technologies. The survey found that sometime docs & patients see eye-to-eye and sometimes they do not.

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Sven Junkergard, Director of Technology, Zephyr Health

Zephyr Health: Combining Disparate Data for New Health Insights

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September 25, 2014

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Big data, Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Zephyr Health is merging disparate data sets to help customers gain new insights that can be used to solve big challenges and complex problems.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

The Apple Announcement and My Deja Vu

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September 25, 2014

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On September 9, 2014 it seemed the whole world (or at least the people who think they are the whole world in Silicon Valley) was holding its collective breath to find out what Apple Computer was about to announce regarding the iPhone, the Apple Watch, HealthKit, and everything else it might have up its sleeve.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

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September 21, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

Blaming the government for a regulated industry’s failure to understand regulations, and suggesting that the government should publish its regulations through channels other than the official channels are interesting strategies. It seems to me that there are more productive ways of engaging with the issues.

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Bill Kelly, Co-founder and CEO of ReelDx

ReelDx Ushers in the Era of Personal Clinical Video

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September 20, 2014

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Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

Serial entrepreneur Bill Kelly’s new venture, ReelDx, facilitates the creation, storage, and sharing of personal clinical videos that can be used to enhance communication in healthcare settings.

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25 Years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey – Infographic

25 Years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey – Infographic

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September 20, 2014

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Infographic, IT:

Data from 25 years of the HiMSS Leadership Survey (and infographic) offer a look at what was on the minds of these healthcare professional in that time

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Jaan Sidorov is the Population Health Blog

Telehealth Helps!

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September 19, 2014

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In other words, telehealth is substitutive. It doesn’t add to inefficient services, it replaces them with something cheaper.

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Is there a “Platform gap” in Healthcare? A Stanford Medicine X Panel

Is there a “Platform gap” in Healthcare? A Stanford Medicine X Panel

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September 15, 2014

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Personal data is changing the way we work, live and play. As consumers, we expect to receive personalized recommendations in a variety of areas, from shopping at Amazon, music from Spotify or movies from Netflix. I have been wondering how this type of data personalization can change healthcare, especially in the arena of chronic disease management.

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