The Theranos post-mortem begins, and the company’s not even dead. Looking again at drug delivering contact lenses and PARO. Who’s hiring?
PARO therapy robot tested, cleared by NHS for — hygiene (The long road for this robot’s acceptance with geriatric dementia patients)
The Theranos Story, ch. 47: the post-mortem, blaming–and ghost chasing–begin (Digging into what happened–Mr. Balwani as Casper?)
Contact lenses as a drug delivery system take home MIT Sloan Healthcare prize (Commercialization nearing?)
The Theranos Story, ch. 46: “F for Fake.” SEC’s fraud charges force Elizabeth Holmes out (finally). (She settled, but lost the company. Balwani–he’d rather fight.)
Who’s hiring? Buddi seeks Sales Account Manager. (Your new situation? With our compliments…see below.)
Editor Steve maps the way through the hypey fog of blockchain and healthcare. Non-emergency medical transport is growing, but healthcare organizations should check their partners’ practices. Accenture finds a tipping point for health apps, and MediBioSense finds a new partner with DOD.
Blockchains, EHRs, roadblocks and baby steps (Founding Editor Steve cuts through the fog and hype to a realistic picture of blockchain in healthcare)
MediBioSense partners with MRIGlobal for Department of Defense health monitoring system (A new partnership for a somewhat ‘spooky’ DOD project)
A tipping point in consumer acceptance of health apps, AI, and virtual care? Accenture thinks so. (Virtual care leads the way)
Is Uber fit to deliver healthcare transport? Healthcare organizations may want to check. (Uber’s recent business practices against organizations’ codes of conduct)
Lyft and Uber’s big tech twists on a Social Determinant of Health–medical-related transportation (The big shared ride services enter the NEMT game)
An ‘eyeful’ of a AI-powered robot health manager debuts at HIMSS. CVS’ record corporate bond sale to finance the Aetna merger gets a thumbs-up from analysts.
What if you crossed Alexa with a robotic healthcare manager? (It might be Round with Eyes)
CVS sets it up for Aetna with $40 billion in the third-largest bond sale ever (One more step to beating Amazon at the Retail Health Delivery Game, and the analysts like it.)
Catch up with advances in bionic skin and stroke tech leading the way. We also round up distrust of ‘shiny objects’ and infosec at the NHS. There’s forward movement at the VA for EHRs and Choice care. Still, we muse on whether Digital Health is Here or still in the Mists of the Future.
E-skin? Bionic skin? No matter the name, the ‘ultimate wearable’ for monitoring is advancing. (Important research from Tokyo, Boulder)
Health tech for stroke prevention and rehab from Kardia Mobile, Watch BP, Northwestern U (UK/US) (Can save billions in money and misery)
UK roundup: CCIO Simon Eccles warns against ‘shiny objects’, NHS Liverpool CCG award to Docobo, 87% concerned with NHS info security
Telehealth policy and reimbursement changes summarized by Center for Connected Health Policy (US)
VA moves closer to doing Cerner EHR deal, real Choice for veterans
Digital health is not here. Or it is. Or it’s still “the future” and we’re waiting for the ship to come in. (Where are we on the Hype Curve anyway?)
Of continued interest….
Retail health convergence and ‘Amazon Effect’ continues with Albertsons and Rite Aid (And Albertsons goes public to boot)
Telehealth alternatives to in-person consultation found lacking in effectiveness: Alt-Con Study (UK) (GPs reluctant despite NHS encouragement. It needs work.)
Australia’s CNBP develops a 3D printed high-res microscope to clip on to your smartphone–and it’s DIY (A really useful and inexpensive breakthrough from Down Under using iPhone flash)
Updated–Rounding up this week’s news: VA budget, Shulkin’s troubles, ATA’s new CEO, Allscripts’ wheeling-dealing, Roche buys Flatiron, Nokia out of health?, NHS Carillioning?
How do digital health partnerships happen? Where do you go with them? Views from a developer and an app security provider. (Keep your connections warm and current–and look ahead)
Telemedicine’s still-sluggish adoption in health systems revealed in survey of health system executives (So far to go on starvation budgets)
The UTOPIA Project evaluation of telecare in social care report published (UK) (Where it fits in social care and how it’s delivered)
Google ‘deep learning’ model more accurately predicts in-hospital mortality, readmissions, length of stay in seven-year study (Predictive health’s possible giant step)
Scary Monsters, Take 4: further investor thoughts on CVS-Aetna, the Amazon Threat–and Aetna’s skeleton in the closet? (CVS may be the smarter partner in the merger)
Scary Monsters, Take 3: one week later, JPMorgan Chase takes heat, Amazon speculation, industry skepticism (Boo Again! There’s fallout with this disruption.)
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