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Babylon Health fires back at critic @DrMurphy11; Dr. Watkins–and Newsnight–return fire (UK)

...earlier this week to BBC Two’s Newsnight’s Emma Barnett on a profile of ‘healthcare juggernaut’ Babylon as Dr. David Watkins, a consultant oncologist. You can see him on YouTube here (at the 1 minute and 3 min. 30 mark). He demonstrates the response of the chatbot, using as the patient an older male smoker with chest pains. The chatbot advises him that he might have either gastritis or ‘sickle cell crisis in chest’–and to go to his GP in 6 hours. What is far more likely than sickle cell with this history is, of course, a heart attack, as a... Continue Reading

A potpourri of upcoming NYC events

...clinical development, patient experience, operations, and business models. Upon completing the program, participants will earn three days toward a certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Application and additional information here. Tuesday-Thursday 1-3 December, Bryant Park Ballroom 2020 HITLAB Innovators Summit Mark your calendars for this three-day conference which will focus on the diffusion of digital technologies in the healthcare system, with speakers and attendees who are on the front lines of identifying, validating, integrating, and scaling emerging technologies that are improving patient outcomes. Preliminary conference information and 2019 information here. Hat tip to HITLAB chair Stan Kachnowski, Ph.D., MPA... Continue Reading

News roundup: stroke rehab uses Hollywood technology, 3M sues IBM Watson Health on analytics software misuse, AI-based skin cancer detection apps fail, Dictum’s successful telemed use post-pediatric surgery, malware attacks Boston practice network

...accurately detect risk for melanomas and similar skin cancer. A just-published BMJ study determined that these smartphone apps, which use algorithms that catalogue and classify images of lesions into high or low risk for skin cancer and return an immediate risk assessment with subsequent recommendation to the user, are not effective. Six apps were examined, including two with a CE mark. None were FDA-approved and two were cited by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive marketing. Only one, SkinVision, is still commercially available. Study results do not apply to apps that physicians use in direct telemedicine consults. IEEE Spectrum Successful... Continue Reading

Comings and goings, wins and losses: VA’s revolving door spins again, NHS sleep pods for staff, Aetna’s Bertolini booted, Stanford Med takes over Theranos office

...along with soothing light and music to aid relaxation. The pods may cost about £5,500 each but are being well-used. Other hospitals are fitting areas out with camp beds and recliner chairs. The sleep breaks take place both during and end of shifts before returning home and average about 17-24 minutes. Everything old is new again, of course–dorm areas were once part of most hospitals some decades back and doctors’ lounges with sofas were popular snooze-gathering areas. Guardian (photo and article) Mark Bertolini bumped off CVS-Aetna Board of Directors. The former Aetna CEO, who was the engineer of the sale... Continue Reading

Mojo Vision’s really smart vision correcting/AR contact lenses

...of the cornea which has most of the eye’s photoreceptors. The display is powered by a thin-film battery and in a future iteration will connect to your smartphone. Mark Sullivan from Fast Company has been covering Mojo for a while and as promised at the top of the article, it’s a long read about the lenses and the developers, who for a refreshing change are not 30. It’s still unnerving to read about contact lenses with batteries and images projected on your retina, but if this ‘moonshot’ works, it could be a breakthrough in vision correction far beyond conventional lenses.... Continue Reading

Is ‘age-tech’ a stereotype that misses the larger mark–and market?

...reinforce a feeling of decline, or stigmatize. (The real hot button issues are hearing, vision, and driving.) Moreover, older consumers often feel left behind or neglected by (formerly) favorite brands or services. A recent UK retail study stated that this is the belief of over 80 percent of 55+ consumers–now edging into the older cohort of Gen X. (One observation this Editor will make is that a huge negative is current clothing appearance, fit and cut.) It’s disappointing to your Editor as a marketer–that means that this group, with 83 percent of household wealth in age 50+ hands, keeps their... Continue Reading

Telecare – time to sweat the analogue assets, not dump them

...GSM based telecare they are imposing additional and unnecessary costs on the market. I found the Socitm report interesting but sadly lacking in fact about the impending switch to digital mirroring the industry as a whole. I'm on holiday abroad at the moment with little access to my work files otherwise I would happily share with you my response to their report. Regards Mark Baker Kieran McCausland After an 18 month sabbatical from this wonderful industry and at arguably one of the most significant transitional timeframe’s in its history, I can only say how saddened and disappointed I am upon... Continue Reading

News roundup: docs dim on AI without purpose, ‘medtail’ a mall trend, CVS goes SDH, Kvedar to ATA, Biden ‘moonshot’ shorts out, and Short Takes

...Editor growing up in NJ thought the space program was there to market Tang orange drink.) HIStalk. Those vacant stores at malls? Fill ’em with healthcare clinics! And go out for Jamba Juice after! CNN finally caught up with the trend, apparent on suburbia’s Boulevards and Main Streets, that clinics can fill those mall spots which have been vacated by retail. No longer confined to ‘medical buildings’, outpatient care is popping up everywhere. In your Editor’s metro area, you see CityMDs next to Walmarts, Northwell Health next to a burger spot, a Kessler Health rehab clinic replacing a dance studio,... Continue Reading

Breaking News–Teladoc: while accredited by NCQA, placed on ‘under corrective action’ status (updated)

Breaking News. Teladoc–one of the two giants in telemedicine–has been placed on ‘under corrective action’ status in its latest (15 May) two-year accreditation with the National Committee for Quality Assurance, better known by its initials, NCQA. Their next review is slated for six months (18 Nov). According to the earliest breaking report on Seeking Alpha, a business and stock market website, the move to ‘corrective action’ status has been brewing for some time. Teladoc was the first telemedicine company to win this coveted status in 2013. Now, of course, all major telemedicine players have this accreditation. This is the latest... Continue Reading

Next DHACA Day 9th July, London – seeking new members (psst–it’s free)

...Botts, in whose premises at 41 Lothbury (the opposite side of the Bank of England to the Bank Tube) it will be held. The draft agenda includes talks by Luke Pratsides, Clinical Lead, Digital Development, NHS England about NHSX, Sam Shah, Director of Digital Development at NHS England and James Maguire, Clinical Advisor in Digital Innovation & AI at NHSX on NHS England’s digital development strategy, Mark Salmon, Programme Director, NICE on their HealthTech Connect and Evidence Standards, Neil Foster, Partner, Baker Botts on Finance for digital health start-ups, Neil Coulson, Partner, Baker Botts, on IP protection and the GDPR,... Continue Reading