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Hackermania ‘bigger than government itself’–and 25% of healthcare organizations report mobile breaches

...have had a mobile-related compromise. Nearly all hospitals are investing in mobile. In the field, doctors and other clinicians are either using issued devices or BYOD, whether authorized or not. Whether or not their organizations are using app security systems like Blue Cedar [TTA 17 Feb 18] or work with companies like DataArt on securing proprietary systems is entirely another question. Apparently it’s not a priority. According to the Verizon study, nearly half of all organizations sacrificed mobile security in the past year to “get the job done.” Healthcare Dive. Back to Director Wray, who is urging public-private cooperation especially... Continue Reading

Suddenly hot: chronic condition management in telehealth initiatives at University of Virginia and Doctor on Demand

...the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health. UVA press release, Mobihealthnews Mobihealthnews earlier noted that Doctor on Demand, a smaller commercial telehealth company, is also expanding in the management of chronic conditions through a new service, Synapse, that creates a digital medical home for personal data. This data can include everything from what is generated by fitness trackers to blood pressure monitors. The data can be directly shared with a provider or across health information exchanges and EMRs. Doctor on Demand plans to use this longitudinal data to identify gaps in care... Continue Reading

About time: digital health grows a set of ethical guidelines

...Principles, which concentrate on data governance and sharing, as well as the use of the products themselves. They are expanded upon in this summary PDF: The products of digital health companies should always work in patients’ interests. Sharing digital health information should always be to improve a patient’s outcomes and those of others. “Do no harm” should apply to the use and sharing of all digital health information. Patients should never be forced to use digital health products against their wishes. Patients should be able to decide whether their information is shared, and to know how a digital health company... Continue Reading

News roundup: of logos and HIMSS roundups, Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption survey, and the millennial/Gen Z walkaway from primary care

...was 67 percent for rural residents and 80 percent for urban residents. Highly trusted entities like physicians and health plans lost credibility in 2018—consumers were less willing to share data with them than they were in 2017. There’s an increasing distrust of ‘big tech’ and confidence in their ability to keep private data private–a wise takeaway given the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandals. More acceptance of healthcare tools, less intermediation–and not trusting that data is secure spells trouble down the road unless these issues are addressed. Rock Health surveyed 4,000 respondents of US adults age 18 and over. They’re not... Continue Reading

The wind may be even stronger at the back of telehealth this year–but not without a bit of chill

...half were assessment of data between VA facilities or data sent from home (the underused Home Telehealth). Health Data Management Virginia also moved to make remote patient monitoring part of covered telehealth services for commercial health plans and the state Medicaid program. The combined bills HB 1970 and SB 1221 will be sent for signature to Governor Ralph Northam, to whom the adjective ‘beleaguered’ certainly applies. National Law Review But service providers face compliance hurdles when dealing with governmental entities, and they’re complex. There are Federal fraud, waste, and abuse statutes such as on referrals (Anti-Kickback, Stark Law on self-referral),... Continue Reading

News roundup: Current Health’s Class II, Healthware Italy’s €10 million boost, the low state of Latin America telemedicine, weekend reading on digital health in health systems

Scottish startup gains FDA Class II clearance, pilots with Mount Sinai Brooklyn. Edinburgh’s Current Health has received FDA Class II clearance for its AI-enabled remote patient monitoring wearable monitors. The single arm-worn wearable sends data every two seconds on oxygen saturation, respiration rate, pulse rate, temperature, activity, and posture. Algorithms analyze the data and alert clinicians to patient status and deterioration. The Mount Sinai pilot follows on Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust for a post-discharge monitoring program, with a 22 percent reduction in home visits plus fewer hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. Current Health is the renamed snap40. Mobihealthnews,... Continue Reading

Where’s the evidence? Healthcare unicorns lack the proof and credibility of peer-reviewed studies.

...The paper points out among other examples StemCentrx, bought for $10.2 bn in 2016 by AbbVie for its Rova T targeted antibody drug for cancer treatment, was halted at Phase III because it was not effective. Acerta Pharma, also focused on cancer treatments, was bought by AstraZeneca for $7.3 bn; two years ago, AstraZeneca had to withdraw the Acerta data and admit that Acerta falsified preclinical data for its drug. The conclusions are that healthcare unicorns contribute minimally to relevant, high-impact published research, and that greater scrutiny by the scientific community through peer-reviewed research is needed to ensure credibility for... Continue Reading

News roundup: Virginia includes RPM in telehealth, Chichester Careline changes, Sensyne AI allies with Oxford, Tunstall partners in Scotland, teledermatology in São Paolo

Sensyne collaborates with University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute (BDI) on chronic disease. The three-year program will use Sensyne’s artificial intelligence for research on chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. Sensyne analyzes large databases of anonymized patient data in collaboration with NHS Trusts. BDI’s expertise is in population health, clinical informatics and machine learning. Their joint research will concentrate on two major elements within long-term chronic disease to derive new datasets: automating physician notes into a structure which can be analyzed by AI and integrating it into remote patient monitoring. Release. Tunstall partners with Digital Health & Care Institute Scotland.... Continue Reading

Bayer’s G4A accelerator awards agreements with KinAptic, Agamon, Cyclica (DE)

...applications: stroke rehabilitation, pain mitigation, muscle re-education, fitness tracking, strength training, and tremor mitigation. KinAptic was one of the winners of MedStartr Momentum 2017 in NYC, which was co-sponsored by Bayer G4A. (TTA is a sponsor and supporter of MedStartr, including Momentum 2017). Agamon is a healthcare intelligence platform that collects, structures, and evaluates data to support clinical trial candidate identification out of unstructured medical reports. With Bayer, they plan to deploy their platform into two to three hospitals as a testing ground. Cyclica uses AI and biophysics to accelerate drug development. Specifically, they are developing algorithms based on biophysics... Continue Reading

Telemedicine virtual visits preferred by majority in Massachusetts General Hospital survey

...visit is better”. They were also willing to pay for it–and that increased with distance from the doctor. Among those who traveled more than 90 minutes to an office visit, 51.5% indicated they would pay a co-payment of more than $50 for a VVV compared with 30.4% of those who traveled less than 30 minutes. Results graphs are here The survey results were published in the American Journal of Managed Care. This month’s issue also examines gamification in healthcare, asynchronous communication between primary and specialty care practitioners at Geisinger, EHRs–and the relationship between data breaches and not surprisingly increased advertising... Continue Reading