Post Tagged with: "mHealth"

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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Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Social Media in Healthcare—Recognizing Challenges and Providing Value

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June 5, 2014

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IT:

Welcome to the new business of healthcare! Those who will be most successful in leading in this environment will be prepared to leverage the available tools, including social technologies and branded social media channels.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

HIPAA for Web and Mobile Developers and Designers (and for everyone, The Data Map)

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May 20, 2014

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IT, POLICY:

Many issues for this audience will be triggered by data not gleaned from a health record maintained by a health care provider or payor. Instead, such data may be released by an individual (and therefore no longer covered by HIPAA) and mashed up with data feeds from personal trackers and manually inputted data, put through a health behavior modification recommendation engine, and — voila! — behavior change recommendations are delivered to an individual.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

FDASIA Health IT Report Issued; Comments Welcomed on Three-Agency Approach

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April 8, 2014

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IT:

The FDA, the FCC and ONC issued a long-awaited joint report with a proposed strategy and recommendations for a risk-based framework for regulation of Health IT.

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Calorie Intake: The Last Mile for Truly Connected Health

Calorie Intake: The Last Mile for Truly Connected Health

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March 19, 2014

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IT:

Somewhere around December or January, my weight, seemingly suddenly, jumped a couple of pounds.

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