Post Tagged with: "mHealth"

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Apple HealthKit – Epic Integration at Ochsner Health System – David Harlow Interviews Dr. Richard Milani

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October 15, 2014

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IT:

The first health system to announce that it had integrated HealthKit into its Epic EHR is Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. It is a 12-hospital, 40-clinic operation with over 900 physicians. I spoke recently with Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

mHealth Fitness Trackers Have a Long Way to Go

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October 3, 2014

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IT:

A report on a survey regarding wearable fitness trackers arrived in the HealthBlawger’s mailbox this week. An interesting dose of reality, after spending a few days in Silicon Valley recently with a cadre of early adopters.

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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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IT:

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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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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Will 2015 be mHealth’s Coming Out Party?

Will 2015 be mHealth’s Coming Out Party?

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September 11, 2014

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IT:

First the words of caution. My friend Nancy used to tell me she hated to be the skunk at the picnic, and those words ring true here. But allow me a couple of comments contrary to all of the enthusiasm.

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Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder & Director of the Center for Connected Health

Connected Health as a Therapeutic

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August 11, 2014

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Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals:

I heard the other day that by 2017, 50% of the pharmacy spend in the U.S. will be on specialty pharmacy.

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Data is (Em)Power(ment) for Patients: Using Fitbit to Impact Disease Management

Data is (Em)Power(ment) for Patients: Using Fitbit to Impact Disease Management

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July 1, 2014

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IT:

For scientists and researchers who are developing new treatments for disease, Data is power. For patients, Data can mean empowerment.

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My Wish List for Apple’s HealthKit Initiative

My Wish List for Apple’s HealthKit Initiative

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June 25, 2014

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IT:

Apple has been making headlines again, which is not unusual for a company that sets trends and moves markets. A week or so ago they announced that iOS 8 would have a built-in app to collect all of your health info in one place.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

FDA continues to detail types of mHealth apps it will not regulate

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June 20, 2014

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POLICY:

Since issuing its mobile medical applications guidance, the FDA has offered a number of clarifying statements, intended to give the regulated community a clearer idea of whether and when to expect any particular mHealth application to be considered a device.

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mHealth Comes to Patient Support Groups

mHealth Comes to Patient Support Groups

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June 10, 2014

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Cancer, Innovation/innovative companies, IT:

StupidCancer, an organization specializing in young adult cancer is developing a mobile app that will match cancer patients globaly, digitally and anonymously, via SMS, one to one, with another cancer patient.

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