The big news was another record-breaking report on digital health investment from StartUp Health. A new trend may be buying healthcare consultancies. We’re dismayed at too much data mining for health conditions…and watching for pharma innovations in NYC.
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Tender Alerts: Warwickshire, Thurrock, and Hertfordshire (Another quiet tender week)
Creepy data mining on medical conditions run wild: where’s the privacy? (Ethically dubious practices)
UDG Healthcare buys American, adds Vynamic, Cambridge BioMarketing for up to $67 million (Acquisition trend for healthcare consultancies and marketing)
PharmaTech Innovations/Health 2.0 NYC Wed 19 July –speakers confirmed, reserve now! (The place to be today in NYC)
“Crazy”: StartUp Health’s 2nd Q digital health funding breaks record (Another round of champs and roses! Can it last?)
Last week was busy, including Rock Health’s digital health investment report. The KOMPAÏ French robot is crowdfunding, Jawbone’s Up went Down, microbes are everywhere–and a truly wrenching story of one woman’s loss of telehealth monitoring in Cornwall.
‘Record-shattering’ Q2 for digital health deals: Rock Health’s volte-face (Suddenly it’s wine and roses!)
Jawbone finally T-bones, founder starts Jawbone Health Hub (Up went Down. For the count.)
Connected Health Summit 2017 — Engaging Consumers (San Diego) (The place to be August 29-31)
Conference & Tender Alert: Perth & Kinross TEC event, Flintshire (Wales) tender (UK) (TEC event Sept 26, tender Aug 4)
‘Let me die at home’. The human and financial cost of ending telehealth (Cornwall UK) (A familiar, no less wrenching story to those who’ve worked in telehealth–the books don’t balance)
Weekend reading: the life and spread of microbes in the average hospital room (Scary stuff for those in hospital)
Cerner DoD deployment on time; Coast Guard EHR shopping; Air Force, VA sharing teleICU (Armed Forces and EHRs in motion)
Health tech arrivals (Philips, Roche, VRI, PushDoctor)…and departures (Pact, Jawbone) (Like an airport)
KOMPAÏ seeks €250,000 to develop next gen assistive robot (FR/EU) (Robots in AT move ahead)
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Petya (or NotPetya) gets NATO’s attention as a possible cyber ‘armed attack’–a must read analysis. The Aussies lead the way on cyberdefense. And a precisely targeted solution to a problem affecting 3 percent of the population traveling with meds.
LifeinaBox: portable refrigeration and monitoring for heat sensitive meds (Another focused solution on an important problem–traveling with your temperature sensitive meds)
Petya/NotPetya compared to an armed attack by a ‘state actor’ by NATO, Ukraine (Impressive analysis by NATO, and Australia’s ASD goes on the offensive)
Petya’s painful debut, telemedicine kicked off summer in a big way, 3rings enters IoT Land. Go to the Islands for telehealth tenders. Theranos settles with Walgreens with the little left in the exchequer. Perhaps Ms Holmes can use a robotic exoskeleton?
Petya no pet as it spreads: is it ransomware or a vicious design for data destruction?
Telemedicine reduced hospital readmissions by 40% in rural Virginia: UVA study (Substantial results in rural health shown to Senate)
Telemedicine, payment parity finally are ‘perfect together’ in New Jersey (A big win after years of effort)
Tender Alert: Shetland Islands, Ireland (Coming up in July)
3rings smart plug moves to IoT through Amazon Echo (UK) (updated) (UK system expands)
Robotic exoskeletons are…alive! (They’re baaaaak…with a new player in Bionik)
The Theranos Story, ch. 43: Walgreens settles, $54 M in cash draining away (How close are the numbers 11 and 7?)
Articles of continued interest…..
Study doubts benefit of basic blood glucose self-monitoring for non-insulin T2 diabetes (Not encouraging for the Diabetes Monitoring Gold Rush)
Mismanaging a healthcare IT transition: what’s the cost? (Expensive by any metric, especially the customer and long term ones)
Telemedicine may be appropriate for delivering ‘bad news’: study (More research needed)
Ericsson report: will 5G close the healthcare gap from hospitals into the home? (Major study from unexpected source)
The Nightingale-H2020 project for wireless acute care (UK/EU) (Major initiative, get on it before tender)
Behave, Robot! DARPA researchers teaching them some manners. (Rules for those Overrunning Robots and those Self-Driving Cars)
VA says goodbye to VistA, hello to Cerner for new EHR–and possible impacts (Big changes will take years)
In-home video monitoring acceptable to 90 percent of dementia carers: Age NI study (Feelings change in the Selfie Age)
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – 2018 Travelling Fellowships (Global research grants for UK citizens)
International Conference on Rural and Elderly Health Informatics (Togo, W. Africa) (IREHI, 14-17 December–workshop papers due 25 July)
Successful Aging 2030: how far we haven’t come, how far we have to go (Over a coffee, Editor Donna’s full report from d.health Summit 2017)
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