• Leading the Health-tech Startup Pack
    by Sumeet Kad on August 23, 2020

    An unprecedented rise in the health-tech startups illustrates that technology is capable of bridging the gap between quality healthcare and its growing demand. Increased funding is due to increased internet penetration, rise in digital payments and big-ticket government initiatives.

  • Patient Safety as a Global Health Priority
    by Editor on July 22, 2020

    Improving patient safety should be a priority for hospitals and health systems across the globe. Healthcare providers must quickly assess their current safety-related processes, identify optimization opportunities, and implement new approaches that foster a safer environment.

  • Contact Tracing Apps: Privacy Implications and Trade-offs
    by Sumeet Kad on June 21, 2020

    Countries are in a race to develop contact tracing mobile apps to combat the novel coronavirus spread. This has resulted in a widespread privacy debate over potential security concerns that come along with these apps.

Health Tech Insider Wearable and Mobile Tech for Health and Medical Applications

  • CES 2022: Handy Device Helps Conquer Gait-Freeze [video]
    by Bruce Brown on January 17, 2022

    Imagine pausing during a walk and when you try to take the next step, your legs and feet don’t move, as if they are encased in boxes of cement. It’s called gait-freeze, a condition that is commonly associated with Parkinson’s Disease. A study in published in Neurology found that diverse conditions and disorders can cause

  • CES 2022: New Helmet Delivers Brain Analysis in 10 Minutes
    by Amantha May on January 14, 2022

    iMediSync followed up on exhibits from the past years at CES with the launch of iSyncWave. An upgraded version of the platform introduced at CES 2021, iSyncWave incorporates the company’s AI-driven technology for analyzing electroencephalography (qEEG). The system can quantitatively analyze EEG brain scans to assess neurological and mental health conditions. Soon to enter markets in

  • CES 2022: Get a Power Boost from This Smart Walker
    by Bruce Brown on January 13, 2022

    Is there an assistive walker in your future (or in your life now)? The only time I’ve used a walker (so far) was a short period following total hip replacement surgery. My experience lasted for just a few days and the walker was more of a backup then a necessity. I found a standard walker

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mHealth Insight Insights into mHealth (the convergence of Healthcare & Mobile - the newest mass media)

  • mHealth at Mobile World Congress 2021
    by 3G Doctor on February 5, 2021

    After last years event was the first major international conference to be cancelled due to the global COVID lockdown (which led to use producing the mHealth in Times of Crisis online event last February in which I predicted PCR tests … Continue reading →

  • Join us for “NLDigital NextGen: 5G & Health” on 12 November 2020
    by 3G Doctor on October 20, 2020

    “It’s time for the NLdigital NextGen Innovation Technology Event on Thursday, November 12th (online, MS Teams). After all the conspiracy theories about 5G we will, together with leading experts, look at the benefits and possibilities of 5G for healthcare. Four fantastic speakers … Continue reading →

  • Ways mHealth can help GPs manage Patient needs in a lockdown
    by 3G Doctor on September 25, 2020

    This fascinating Twitter thread by NHS GP Dr Renee Hoenderkamp reminded me how how poorly the RCGP has prepared GPs to manage care in 2020 and got me thinking of specific practical ways that mHealth can meet care needs in … Continue reading →

iMedicalApps Reviews of Medical apps & Healthcare Technology

  • The Scope App Review
    by Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP on January 8, 2021

    Bite-Sized Medical News Emphasizing Evidence-Based Medicine Written by Residents for Students, Residents, and Junior Physicians People who know me, know that I love evidence-based medicine! Talking about the latest medical evidence and debating if/how/when to apply it to a particular patient at the point of care is what led to my interest in medical apps The post The Scope App Review appeared first on iMedicalApps.

  • The Best Medical Apps of 2020
    by Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP on December 23, 2020

    Here is a roundup of some of the best medical apps we loved and found useful during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year — in no particular order. Happy downloading and stay safe! COVID Protocols: The Brigham Hospital’s Approach to COVID The Brigham and Women’s Hospital released a comprehensive app of all of their The post The Best Medical Apps of 2020 appeared first on iMedicalApps.

  • Rads Consult: Radiology Guide App Review
    by Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP on December 11, 2020

    Finally a Native App to Access the American College of Radiology (ACR) Guidelines, But at a Price! One of the steepest learning curves in residency education is deciding what imaging tests to order for patients. Should I order an X-ray first or go straight to computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Do I The post Rads Consult: Radiology Guide App Review appeared first on iMedicalApps. Health/Care is Everywhere

  • Building Health Equity Through Faith and Food – the Black Church Food Security Network
    by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on January 14, 2022

    Members of his congregation kept going to the hospital with diet-related issues, Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, III, realized. “I got tired of praying and hoping they made it and walked out,” Reverend Brown realized. And then… “God gave us an idea and vision to be proactive on the issue of health in our congregation,” Rev. Brown explained to us yesterday on Day 2 of Real Chemistry’s Health Equity Summit. This was the seed for the Black Church Food Security Network, planting a pragmatic vision for health and well-being weaving together local food, civic empowerment, economic development, and faith. “We had a little piece of land in front of our church,” the Reverend realized. “God gave me a vision to use land to start growing what we needed to foster and encourage physical health in our congregation.” Those 1,500 square feet of land now yield about 1,200 pounds of produce every year including broccoli, tomatoes, herbs, summer squash, and watermelon, among other nutritional food from Mother Earth. That front-yard garden made a difference at the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church of Baltimore. The plants grew, then once mature were cleaned in the church kitchen and provided to members of the community. That church kitchen often included the food grown in meals cooked there. And the community members saw first-hand how growing their own food fostered health in their church and neighborhood. “That was the primary vision,” Rev. Brown said. But “God gave another vision.” Here’s where Dr. Brown’s community organizing skills evolved one vision into three. It was all about scale. “If we were able to experience this kind of benefit and blessing getting closer to our food source at this one church, what if we could get multiple churches to grow food on the land that they owned?” he wondered. Thus emerged the Black Church Food Security Network, growing from one church to many. It’s important to place this story in the context of what was happening in Baltimore at the time: the Network evolved in the middle of the Baltimore uprising which followed the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in police custody in April 2015, suffering a neck injury and dying in a hospital a week later. As the Washington Post reported, “Baltimore was added to a growing list of cities — Ferguson, Mo., and New York among them — in which Black people died at the hands of police, unearthing years of simmering distrust and animosity.” The Pleasant Hope Baptist Church was located at the “epicenter of demonstrations,” Rev. Brown said. During this time, people in the community went hungry: grocery and food stores were shut, and schools closed for a time (so students could not access the important breakfast and lunch nutrition programs so important to children’s health in many communities). Rev. Brown called on his farmer friends to truck food into Baltimore, and they loaded up the church bus and drove food around the city in the midst of the uprising. From one church garden planted five years ago, to today — a connection grown between farmers, Black churches, and the community with three programs all addressing health and wellbeing: Operation Higher Ground. This is the church garden initiative, focused on African-American congregations and the land they own for growing gardens. The program consults with churches, many of whom have congregation members who grew up in the south or have family roots there farming together on the land. Rev. Brown has seen the program awaken “warm, fuzzy feelings about growing food” hearkening back to peoples’ family histories. “We are helping people in the north flash back to a time when we grew our own food,” he realized. Farmers’ Markets. On Sunday’s after prayer services, the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church hosts mini-farmers’ markets – “think farmers’ market inside a church,” from “soil to sanctuary.” Typically, after church congregants go to eat somewhere, Rev. Brown told us. The mini-market is set up in the fellowship hall or multipurpose room, featuring produce and gifts and “goodies from Black farmers and business owners.” This market is an experience mashing up the market goods, a DJ, music and dancing, food demonstrations, and of course, fellowship. The Arc Initiative. Rev. Brown conjured up Noah for this third pillar, as in “building an ark.” This program supports co-creating community-led food systems that are hyper-local, in touch and in tune with the character of local communities as the Reverend described. This is the scaling of Operation Higher Ground, to other Black churches in other towns. Together, the mission of the three programs is to anchor with other Black churches in partnership with Black farmers….a group that has been discriminated against and kept from opportunities, long marginalized and overlooked, Rev. Brown called out. In the future, he envisions the mesh of the food system with the health system. The pandemic has stretched the food system to its fragile limits, dependent on corporate food conglomerates whose supply chains were broken in the public health crisis. The key learning: in this moment, to create small local food systems and, in the Reverend’s words, “nourish a dynamic food environment that interlocks with other food systems from other communities.” For example: “What if the Baltimore food system connected with the Philly area food system, the Brooklyn system, and up and down the interstate?” Ultimately, that is the vision to move forward: not one Big Food conglomerate system but smaller ones led by those most directly impacted by food insecurity and food apartheid, Rev. Brown described. That’s the power to help lean into to a healthier community for all of us, he envisions. Health Populi’s Hot Points:  At the basis of health are basic needs, social determinants, that set the stage for each of us humans: education, clean environments (air, water, housing), safe neighborhoods, financial and job security, and of course, food that’s nutritious, accessible, and affordable. As we approach the next Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we reflect on this voice for the Civil Rights Movement calling out racial discrimination in State and Federal Law. Among the many forms of inequality, “injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane,” King said in a press conference before a  speech he gave on March 25, 1966 at the second convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR). This statement is often quoted with the words “health care” instead of “health.” While health care services contribute to peoples’ overall well-being, it is those social determinants — education, clean water, food — that contribute even more mightily to one’s overall, holistic health. Following the death/murder of George Floyd in 2020, Dr. Donald Berwick wrote about The Moral Determinants of Health in JAMA. In this impactful essay, Dr. Berwick (the brilliant mind behind the Triple Aim and other health care innovations) explained that health for all in American will not happen…. “Unless and until an attack on racism and other social determinants of health is motivated by an embrace of the moral determinants of health, including, most crucially, a strong sense of social solidarity in the US. ‘Solidarity’ would mean that individuals in the US legitimately and properly can depend on each other for helping to secure the basic circumstances of healthy lives, no less than they depend legitimately on each other to secure the nation’s defense. If that were the moral imperative, government—the primary expression of shared responsibility—would defend and improve health just as energetically as it defends territorial integrity.” Reverend Heber Brown is a living call-to-action for the Moral Determinants of Health, delivering and scaling food security for his local community and others in his growing garden of solidarity for health. The post Building Health Equity Through Faith and Food – the Black Church Food Security Network appeared first on

  • Nurses Continue to Rule in Honesty and Ethics in U.S. Professions – Healthcare Professions Still Top Gallup’s Annual Poll
    by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on January 13, 2022

    Three health care professions rank in the top four of the most honest and ethical rankings in Gallup’s annual poll on honesty and ethics in professions. And nurses are at the top of the list for the 20th year in a row. Grade-school teachers ranked third place between physicians and pharmacists, shown in the big chart of job types from most ethical to least. Perennially, the bottom-ranked posts are a mix of politicians (Members of Congress and lobbyists, state office holders), car salespeople, and the Mad Men and Women of advertising. Media professionals in TV and newspapers also polled relatively low versus other job categories. There were a few visible shifts over the past two years of COVID-19 life that are worth calling out before diving further into the medical profession nuances… First, while teachers are still lauded as a top ethical profession with health care workers, teachers’ ranking fell a bit in this round of polling to a relative low. Gallup surmises this may be a downturn in positive ratings among Republicans, with tensions rising between parents and teachers in the pandemic era return-to-school timing and public health mandates for masking, vaccinations, and other measures. Respect for military officers also showed a significant drop among Republican voters. While there was an 8-point gap between Republicans and Democrats for honesty/ethics for military officers in this year’s survey, the ethics-perception drop among GOP voters over one year was much greater than for Dems.   Now let’s get deeper into the health care profession numbers, because there is an important story to tell here. In the second chart, I pulled out data by job category filtered by consumer party affiliation. Note that nurses are highly rated for ethics and honesty by both Republican and Democrat voters, with a mere 1 point difference between the two party IDs. The numbers for pharmacists and doctors tell a different story: see that fewer Republicans rank pharmacists and physicians high on honesty/ethics than Democratic voters, by a difference of 13 points for pharmacists and 20 points for doctors. The third chart illustrates that U.S. consumers’ perspectives on honest and ethics and professions fell to pre-pandemic levels and lower for many professions. Here is the grade-school teacher decline for 2021 along with that for military offices, both top professions but declining in the year in reputation in the Gallup study. Judges, clergy, and TV reporters’ honesty-equity also declined further in the year. Health Populi’s Hot Points:  The clear and current finding from this year’s Gallup poll on honesty and ethics in professions is that Nurses Rule above all for the worker we all agree we can trust, above all other job categories. “Nurses ranking in this year’s poll directly reflects the trust the American public has in nurses and the work they continue to do to earn that trust, even amid a persistent pandemic,” the American Nurses Association (ANA) wrote its press release on the findings. The ANA represents 4.3 million nursing professionals. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on nurses, reinforcing the critical contributions they make to our health care system, while also highlighting the devastating impact it has had on their mental health and well-being,” ANA noted. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on nurses’ mental health and well-being, driving many to sign onto their individual “Great Resignations.” There has been a nursing shortage long before COVID-19 hit the U.S. (and other countries’) health care systems. In 2022, the nurse shortage is indeed acute, requiring an immediate and sobering look and response to the situation for the short- and longer-terms, the ANA recognizes, and I concur. The front-line of nurses in shrinking. Consider the following six calls-to-action, cited in a recent Nursing Journal article authored by three of my own trusted go-to nurse industry touchpoints: Listen to nurses’ concerns Prioritize workplace culture (e.g., call out and confront the real phenomenon of bullying nurses in health care settings) Adjust protocols to meet nurses’ needs (logistical, mental health, financial, et al) Increase diversity and representation in nursing Address the need for more nurse educators Support nurses leading health care innovation (like the fantastic Nurse Hack 4 Health program). I would add one more action item that would help the current supply/demand challenge for nurses around the world… Liberate nurses to operate at their highest and best use — especially important as we see more care moving to the home, the adoption of value-based payment, and greater digital and community-facing front doors to consumers’ accessing health care. Doing so would help the profession and help to reverse nurses’ discontent, improve autonomy and job satisfaction, and attract more prospects to the profession. The post Nurses Continue to Rule in Honesty and Ethics in U.S. Professions – Healthcare Professions Still Top Gallup’s Annual Poll appeared first on

  • Human-Powered Health: How Abbott Is Unlocking the “Possibility of You” at CES 2022
    by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on January 6, 2022

    Yesterday, we heard all about autonomous cars and sustainable mobility from Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors. Autos, TVs, and telecomms are the usual fare of the big stage speeches at the annual big show of consumer electronics. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CTA, introduced today’s CES keynote speaker, Robert Ford, as the “first-ever keynote speaker from health care” at CES, calling out the fact that Abbott’s Freestyle Libre System garnered one of CES 2022’s Innovation Awards. Ford is the Chairman and CEO of Abbott, one of the largest global life sciences companies. Ford let us know up-front that he could not be more proud of the stories he was about to share with us…and I will do my best to capture some of his remarks with you here in Health Populi so you can be inspired, as well. The unifying theme of Ford’s stories was “human-powered health,” the convergence of health and technology to empower human lives, Ford explained. In an introductory video, actor Lawrence Fishburne said, “Human dignity pumps no blood,  moves no muscles,” Ford continued. “We all deserve to walk through this life with our heads held high,” Fishburne asserted. He continued, envisioning a “future where we unlock health to be the people we were born to be…to realize our individual potential.” In the stories that Ford then went on to tell, we were inspired by examples of people who indeed exemplified human-powered health to realize potential and promise of full lives. As Ford simply put it, to use technology to ensure longer lives are lived to the fullest. As the image projected behind Ford in the first photo says, “Unlocking the possibility of YOU.” Underpinning that health/care moonshot is a future that will bring people and their loved ones care that’s “more personal and more precise,” Ford described, and gives people more convenience and control, expanding access to care…with the power to digitize, decentralize, and democratize health care, he said. “We can give everyone their best chance to live a fuller healthier life,” Ford noted. The first great example of living that fuller life was brought to real-life by the dynamic Sherri Shepherd, once co-host on The View and diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Shepherd explained how the Freestyle Libre enabled her to begin tracking her data, enabling her to get and stay healthy, vibrant, and engaged. She set the tone for the continued story-inspiration delivered by Tyrone Morris. Morris is shown here, “proud father” as his descriptor shows in the snapshot of him entering the stage to join Ford. “If you found out you had six months to live, what would you do?” Ford asked, referring to Morris’s diagnosis of heart failure. Tyrone explained his story in a video, feeling like his heart dropped out of his chest while in a grocery store. That was in 2012, when Tyrone was given the prognosis of six months due to his heart being too weak to pump blood to the rest of his body. His first thoughts were for his kids; his daughter Tyronee wanted her Dad to walk her down the aisle. Enter Abbott. While Morris waited for a new heart to be transplanted, Abbott equipped him with a suite of implants along with a heart pump to keep that loving heart beating. Now, he has a CardioMEMS heart failure system that monitors his heart wherever he goes. Oh, and a new heart implanted one year ago. “When I got introduced to Abbott” was the “best thing in my life…a second chance in life,” Morris shared. The rest of the story: he’s still barbequing, playing basketball, bowling, and “doing whatever I want to do,” Morris told us. “Now I’m showing other patients the way,” Morris said, sharing his experience with other patients dealing with heart failure. Just as Morris is living out his full potential with the benefit of connected health devices, Dr. Leslie Saxon came to the stage to discuss her pioneering work of the past two decades leading University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing. “Health is the most important story we have to tell,” Dr. Saxon emphasized, recognizing that technologies have the power to make health care more personal, not less. How that can happen, Dr. Saxon explained, is that techs have the power to gather personalized data with the promise of offering everyone on earth the power to understand and manage health in real-time, even for the most life- threatening conditions. Dr. Saxon’s research at USC has shown that an implantable defibrillator connected to the Internet can improve survival, continuously monitoring data and giving the earliest warning of a serious event. At the same time, this can benefit the health care system because providers can focus their scarce clinical time more efficiently with patients who need face-to-face time, allowing clinicians to scale and offer services to, literally, “everyone in the world,” Dr. Saxon believes. This is not “health care,” Dr. Saxon described. It’s “life care.” Connected health devices help health care extend beyond the hospital’s walls, Dr. Saxon noted. That concept segued to Dr. Fiona Gupta of Mount Sinai Hospital, who has been an early adopter and innovator using neuromodulation with patients deal in with movement issues such as Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Gupta discussed neuromodulation, which uses weak pulses of electricity to modulate brain function to help restore movement in the body. In her virtual clinic, the Neurosphere, Dr. Gupta manages the first telehealth operation of its kind in the U.S. connecting with patients who might live 2 miles from her site or 200 miles away, as she described. “This strengthens (patients’) relationship with doctors extending care beyond clinic walls,” she has found, leveraging the convenience and flexibility of remote care to provide the best therapy possible. Dr. Gupta then showed a video featuring her and her patient, Dr. Randolph (Randy) Tutt, who happens to be a dentist under her care. Dr. Gupta demonstrated the use of ncuromodulation with her patient, who suffers from tremors which were mitigated — from afar, with the patient using a mobile app on his phone linked to Dr. Gupta’s control of the system from her end of the clinical encounter. It’s very powerful, Dr. Gupta explained, for a physician to have this sort of virtual meet-up with a patient, above to virtually walk around the patient’s home with him — learning what activities they like to do, from interacting with pets to playing the piano, navigating the kitchen and so on. This allows Dr. Gupta to personalize deep brain stimulation and help people to keep doing the things they love in life, she said. “This is a life changer for patients and loved ones.” She closed her segment sharing a medical school maxim she leans on: “If you lose hope all is lost.” Neuromodulation and the neurosphere clinic is a chance to give hope back, she has found. Ford returned to the stage to talk about how better connectivity, remote monitoring and better testing can improve health care around the globe — literally. Ford set the context for this story noting that “70% of medical decisions are a result of diagnostic tests,” The challenge is how to decentralize testing: how to get the right test in the right place at the right time. In our current pandemic mode, Abbott is Exhibit A: the source of the consumer-facing Binax test for COVID-19. Abbott collaborates in a partnership with United Airlines, eMed, Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic to provide a streamlined testing-and-travel hygienic experience for patients ticketed to fly on United. [For more on that collaboration, please see my blog post which describes the program which launched in June 2020]. The testing component is enabled and made accessible to the traveler/consumer/patient through United Airlines “Travel Ready” portal which is an on-ramp to the traveler to access the COVID-19 test and upload key documents for overseas travel, from passport information to vaccine status and COVID test results. FYI, United Airlines was the first to meet CDC requirements with the first FDA-authorized virtually guided COVID-19 test. Partner eMed was launched by Dr. Patrice Harris, the company co-founder and CEO (prior to this post, Dr. Harris was President of the American Medical Association). Practically speaking, eMed is a kind of telehealth platform: when the consumer/patient conducts the DTC test, an eMed “telehealth proctor” ensures quality of the interaction to then ensure quality of outcome and result. In her words, eMed enables rapid tests in three ways: “tests to know, tests to go, and tests to treat,” channeling patients to therapeutics if that is the next step on their clinical journey. “Rapid treatment is the key to rapid recovery,” is Dr. Harris’s mantra. Those rapid tests can be for COVID-19, flu, strep, and UTIs in the current portfolio of eMed services. Following stories about gut microbiome and optimizing nutrition for performance, Ford left us with a final announcement about Lingo. Building on Abbott’s expertise developed through mass use of Freestyle Libre for people managing diabetes, the company is building out that platform with the evidence emanating from some 3.5 million users, “taking it to the next level….translating a wide range of biometric signals,” Ford explained. These include glucose, ketose, lactate, and alcohol — all important components for metabolic health. Lingo will measure these biomarkers for a “family of products,” as Ford coined the launch. For example, a consumer may adopt a Keto foodstyle, moving from burning sugar to burning fat. How does she know she is actually burning fat? Lingo will address that with real-time feedback that ascertains the patient is in ketosis. Ford described this as a new addition to sports biowearables extending beyond athletes to mainstream people. “It’s amazing what our bodies can tell us,” Ford said. “Lingo can help us understand what our bodies really need.” We must all “stay tuned” to Abbott’s announcements later in 2022 to learn where and when we’ll be able to find Lingo…. In the meantime, he brought us back to where we started: the fundamental promise of technology allowing us to live a better life. Appropriately, Ford left us with a message in his native Portuguese, wishing us all a “New Year, New Life.” The post Human-Powered Health: How Abbott Is Unlocking the “Possibility of You” at CES 2022 appeared first on

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  • JOIN HL7 India FHIR Connectathon 2021 by HL7India Connectathon Organising Committee
    by @msharmas on November 27, 2021

    Greetings! HL7 India is pleased to invite you to the second edition of the FHIR Connectathon!  HL7 is an independent, member-based organization actively encouraging the adoption of standards of healthcare information communication in India. HL7 India is the accredited International Affiliate of Health Level Seven International (HL7 International) for India.  After a successful FHIR Connectathon … JOIN HL7 India FHIR Connectathon 2021 by HL7India Connectathon Organising Committee Read More »

  • Building a Purpose Driven Digital Oncology Platform to Deliver World Class Cancer Care by R. Venkataramanan, Founder CEO, @karkinoshealthcare
    by DigitalHealth Experts on August 25, 2021

    BACKGROUND KARKINOS HEALTHCARE (KH) is desirous to build an end-to-end technology driven oncology focused managed healthcare platform where almost no person is deprived of care either by lack of access or by affordability. The design and delivery will be through bespoke solutions for cancer care, as a one stop shop in experience, addressing core market … Building a Purpose Driven Digital Oncology Platform to Deliver World Class Cancer Care by R. Venkataramanan, Founder CEO, @karkinoshealthcare Read More »

  • Gamification in Digital Health: Are we there yet?
    by santoshshevade on July 30, 2021

    #Gamification in #digitalhealth– are we really using gaming concepts the way they should be? what are the techniques being used? what are the limitations and what is the way forward? … ⏩Introduction⏩ Understanding patient behaviors and using this understanding to develop and titrate an intervention has gained a lot of traction in the past few … Gamification in Digital Health: Are we there yet? Read More »

Health IT Buzz The Latest on Health Information Technology from ONC

  • 2022 ISA Reference Edition Now Available
    by Andrew Hayden on January 10, 2022

    Today we are pleased to ring in the new year with the release of the 8th annual update of the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition, ONC’s catalog of curated standards and implementation specifications for health information interoperability that reflects extensive feedback from industry and federal agencies. Many of the updates can be found on our Recent ISA Updates page. Noteworthy Updates to the ISA for 2022 COVID-19. We’ve added Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Information System (IIS) code set standards and Health Level Seven (HL7®) IIS implementation guidance to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic interoperability need.  The post 2022 ISA Reference Edition Now Available appeared first on Health IT Buzz.

  • Today’s the day for Project US@
    by Steven Posnack on January 7, 2022

    Earlier today we announced the release of the Project US@ (“Project USA”) Technical Specification Final Version 1.0 and thereby completed our one year goal to coordinate the creation of a health care specification that could be used across the industry for representing patient addresses (mailing, physical, billing, etc.). This new “tech spec” will advance the health care industry’s proficiency in recording and managing accurate and consistently formatted patient addresses and support more efficient patient matching and record linkage. The post Today’s the day for Project US@ appeared first on Health IT Buzz.

  • Say Hi to EHI
    by Kathryn Marchesini on December 20, 2021

    ONC’s information blocking regulations apply to interferences with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI) (45 CFR Part 171) and define certain exceptions to the definition of information blocking. Thus, it’s important that those subject to the information blocking regulations – health care providers, developers of certified health IT, and health information networks/exchanges (cumulatively, “actors”) – understand what health information the regulations cover. The post Say Hi to EHI appeared first on Health IT Buzz.

  • 3 Ways an EHR Can Make New Practices Profitable
    by Andy Larson on January 14, 2022

    Launching your own practice can be one of the most exhilarating experiences in the professional journey of a provider. In addition to having a sound understanding of how practices operate, it requires a great deal of planning to pull off such a gambit. It may be more difficult for providers belonging to specialized fields. Therefore, Read more... The post 3 Ways an EHR Can Make New Practices Profitable appeared first on CureMD Blog - Practice Smarter.

  • 4 Ways EHR Dashboard Enhances Your Practice Productivity
    by Alex Tate on January 13, 2022

    While an intuitive interface, sleek design, and user-friendliness are all great features in an EHR, however, what really makes the best solutions stand out among others is the quality of the dashboard. Ideally, it should display real-time, high-priority information in one place, as soon as you log into the system. This feature enables practice managers Read more... The post 4 Ways EHR Dashboard Enhances Your Practice Productivity appeared first on CureMD Blog - Practice Smarter.

  • COVID19 and the Need for Health Care Reform
    by Alex Tate on January 3, 2022

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the face of healthcare globally, bringing into focus the need for significant healthcare reforms that will eventually promote universal access to affordable care. The U.S. healthcare industry has faced incredible challenges in the wake of this pandemic and is expected to come across even more. The way Read more... The post COVID19 and the Need for Health Care Reform appeared first on CureMD Blog - Practice Smarter.

Technology – Health Works Collective News & Analysis on Healthcare, Policy, Marketing Global Health

  • 5 Notable Innovations in The Pharmaceutical Industry
    by Dan Jackowiak on December 1, 2021

    Through a series of ups and downs, the whole healthcare industry has faced great challenges over the course of the pandemic. These difficulties opened their eyes to be more adaptive to new technologies that might help the future of humanity. One of the industries that are facing big challenges right now is the pharmaceutical industry. The post 5 Notable Innovations in The Pharmaceutical Industry appeared first on Health Works Collective.

  • The Key Benefits Of Investing In Medical Alert Systems
    by Brian Secemsky on November 15, 2021

    When it comes to medical alert systems, there are quite a few on the market; some monitor it all while others precisely monitor stand-alone things like glucose content in food, heart activity, or blood pressure. This can make investing in the right one a bit tricky at first. These devices are excellent for individuals with The post The Key Benefits Of Investing In Medical Alert Systems appeared first on Health Works Collective.

  • Mapping the Role of Health Tech in Medical Practice
    by Olha Zhydik on November 3, 2021

    Technologies have revolutionized many industries, including healthcare. The adoption of health tech has brought many benefits, from automatizing repetitive tasks and better diagnosis to preventing the spread of viruses and keeping people safe. 3 most common examples of how digital solutions changed healthcare Health tech encompasses solutions developed to improve patient’s treatment, medical records analysis The post Mapping the Role of Health Tech in Medical Practice appeared first on Health Works Collective.

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  • Why interoperability will drive the future success of healthtech start-ups
    by Jon Payne on January 17, 2022

    Jon Payne, manager – sales engineering at InterSystems, discusses how implementing a long-term data strategy from the outset, can allow start-ups to scale at ease, and prepare for future uptake and widespread adoption.

  • Chugai and IBM seek joint pain innovators
    on January 17, 2022

    Chugai and IBM are seeking companies with disruptive technologies or developing innovations in the understanding of joint pain and maintaining joint integrity.

  • What comes next for healthcare? 2022 predictions
    on January 14, 2022

    There’s no question that the healthcare sector has faced two years of extreme difficulty. The need to treat an influx of virus cases, whilst still maintaining other essential services, has put unimaginable strain on a system which we all rely on.