TTA’s week: KRACK hits Wi-Fi, King’s Fund Leeds, FL telehealth, 3rings expands, CHC last call


‘Black Monday’ with Wi-Fi, public key encryption vulnerabilities revealed. The King’s Fund in Leeds in December. Next steps in expanding telehealth state regulations. A tender advance notice. And 3rings introduces proactive ‘Things That Care’.  

LAST CALL for the Connected Health Conference in Boston 25-27 October. Readers still save $100. Click on advert link below.

Tender Alert: advance notice for NHS England/Leeds online consultation system (Initial steps for a giant program)
3rings goes Internet of Things with ‘Things That Care’ (UK) (A UK early stage company takes big steps)
KRACK is wack for Wi-Fi attack-–protocol flaw exposed (Black Monday’s KRACK and ROCA)
Improvements in telehealth reimbursement, interstate coverage urged in Florida (Telehealth ‘parity’ only a start)
The King’s Fund: ‘Sharing health and care records’ Leeds 13 Dec (Interoperability and more)
Counting down to the Connected Health Conference–readers save $100! (More added for next week’s event)

Verily’s million points of health data–easy for them, but for your doctor? StartUp Health’s funding breaks records. And four major tenders on offer in the UK.

Verily’s million points of BYO health data to take to your next doctor visit (Questions about What Would Google Do?)
StartUp Health’s Q3 is an even crazier $9bn YTD (Putting the pedal to the funding metal)
Tender Alerts: Wigan, Salford, NICE (Manchester), Kirklees (Three major tenders here)

A busy few days in health tech includes events in both US and UK, Anywhere with VA, cooling funding, tightening regulation, twisty power, detecting cancer for surgery and movement for disease treatment. And David(stow) staves off the NHS Goliath to keep telehealth in Cornwall.

Rock Health’s Q3 report: funding and mega-deals cool down (Just one of those things)
Proposed rule issued for ‘VA Anywhere to Anywhere’ telehealth cross-state care (True remote Home Telehealth moving forward)
NHS Kernow forced to postpone telehealth end by patient legal action (Follow up to ‘Let me die at home’–a patient from Davidstow takes action)
Tender Alerts: Staffordshire £
70m contract, Yorkshire and The Humber test (One huge, one small tender)
Regulation, safety and sustainable development: three short important updates (Editor Charles reports on new EU regulations)
Detecting cancer faster with a pen and smartphone camera diagnostics (Radical improvements to cancer detection) 
Twist up the power: carbon nanotube yarn as future power generator (Possible advance in powering wearables)
MedStartr Momentum 2017 – coming up 30 Nov! (The place to be for health tech is NYC after Thanksgiving)
BioSensics’ Huntington’s Disease remote monitor gains NIH grant (Uses movement and trending for disease diagnostics and treatment)

Long-term behavioral effects of football at a young age and tracking the hacking, again. And Connected Health Conference reboots in Boston at end of October (see advert below –readers save $100).

Hacking, insider actions 81 percent of healthcare data breaches: Protenus (54 % hacking alone, over 674,000 patients affected)
Connected Health Conference 25-27 October, Boston–save $100! (The largest global conference reboots. See link and information below.)
Youth football playing may contribute to long-term cognitive, behavioral issues: BU study (The result of hundreds of impacts to developing brains)

Of continued interest…

Can Big Pharmas hiring digital execs actually ‘reimagine medicine’? (A very big lift indeed)
The REAL acute care: hurricanes, health tech, and what happens when electricity goes out (It’s Groundhog Day with another hurricane a-coming)
Now EHR data entry 50% of primary care doctors’ workday: AMA, University of WI report (Concurs with other studies)
Want to know effectiveness of telehealth, interoperability? NQF reports take their measure. (Finally some assessment frameworks)
Keeping it cool: LifeinaBox mini fridge for meds goes Indiegogo (Delivery 2018)

Equivocal long term telemonitoring studies released by Telemonitoring NI, U. of Wisconsin (Telehealth, virtual visits not getting results they should)
It’s EPIC: Ehealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Innovation from Cornwall to the world)
Can technology meet increasing demand for social care? (N. Somerset UK) (How best to assist those who need our help)
Events: MEDICA App Competition 15 November (DE)–not too late to enter! (Germany’s got Apps)
Events: UK Telehealthcare’s autumn and 2018 MarketPlaces, UK Health Show (Upcoming UKTHC events)

Fitbit unveils Ionic smartwatch earlier than expected. Their ‘Hail Mary’ pass? (Will this save Fitbit?)

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