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CHC breaking news: Qualcomm on 5G’s $1T impact, Think Fast stroke VR

...From the Connected Health Conference in Boston Qualcomm announced today two releases: an analysis on the effects of 5G mobile on the healthcare sector and the Think Fast virtual reality (VR) simulation program for stroke diagnosis. 5G Mobile: Qualcomm’s study, “5G Mobile: Impact on the Health Care Sector”, found that 5G’s increased data speed, reliability, and security will have a substantial and positive impact on healthcare both in quality and financially. It will enable the ‘personalization of healthcare’ through permitting the continuous real-time gathering of healthcare data through sensors and on the back end, to process that data usefully.... Continue Reading

Impact of IP telephony on UK telecare systems

...to be confused as soon as the word "digital" is used. I am very pleased to see the innovative digital applications that are under development and are increasingly coming to market for the elderly in a care setting. WiFi and broadband are now sufficiently common place enablers and it is pleasing indeed to see those being so exploited. I can't comment on the data you quote regarding alarm failure rates. Do you know the origin of that data? As far as I know the BT PSTN network is no less reliable today than it has been for many years.... Continue Reading

The King’s Fund: ‘Sharing health and care records’ Leeds 13 Dec

...Wed 13 December, 9.00am-4.30pm Horizon Leeds, Kendall Street, Leeds The King’s Fund is hosting a December conference in Leeds on the digital sharing of health and care records. Delivering the key benefits of coordinated care requires three things: the appropriate technology, the right governance structure and a culture of adoption. Attendees will learn more at this full-day event about: The direction of national programmes on interoperability and data sharing across and between local areas C ase studies from around England where teams have developed ways to share health and care records locally The challenges involved in implementing data sharing... Continue Reading

Counting down to the Connected Health Conference–readers save $100!

...on relationships with patients, providers and other stakeholders in healthcare. Europe Meets North America will exchange views and strategies on issues like interoperability and the free flow of data across borders in an all-day workshop hosted by the ECHAlliance. (For more on the PCHAlliance’s EU efforts to ensure consistent regulations governing digital health with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), see this release.) Recent additions to the main conference on Thursday and Friday: A new fifth track focusing on health system innovation projects, outcomes and processes with the leading partnerships that are disrupting and redesigning healthcare delivery,... Continue Reading

Verily’s million points of BYO health data to take to your next doctor visit

...Verily‘s visit to last week’s Health 2.0 conference had an odd-but-fun tack, comparing the data received from human bodies to the billions of data points generated by an average late-model automobile in normal operations. We generate a lot less (ten orders of magnitude difference, according to Verily Chief Technology Officer Brian Otis), but Verily wants to maximize the output by wiring us to multiple sensors and to use the data in a predictive health model. Some of the Verily devices this Editor predicts will be non-starters (the sensor contact lens developed with Alcon) but others like the Dexcom partnership... Continue Reading

Tender Alerts: Wigan, Salford, NICE (Manchester), Kirklees

...Digital Control Centre”. Salford Royal will be the test bed for this Control Centre to potentially scale to the rest of the NHS. The Control Centre will use the latest advances in “data analytics and digital health to achieve a world-leading organisation which has operational excellence, the best quality healthcare and patient experience across the entire organization which also includes social care.” The five-year agreement starts August 2018 and is budgeted at £2.0m – £3.0m. More information on Gov.UK. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in Manchester: This is for the NICE External Assessment Centre Framework, to provide... Continue Reading

Hacking, insider actions 81 percent of healthcare data breaches: Protenus

...Healthcare data security company Protenus’ monthly Breach Barometer always contains interesting–and somewhat discouraging–surprises. August’s report topped July’s for the number of patients affected, with 674,000 patients involved in 33 incidents. Over 54 percent of breaches (N=18) were due to hacking (five incidents were attributed to ransomware), with over 27 percent (N=9) were from insider error (the main cause) or wrongdoing–over 81 percent in total. The remainder were due to loss, theft, or ‘unknown’. Another interesting finding was that discoveries of hacking are relatively quick at an average of 26 days from start to finish, due to the disruption they... Continue Reading

Now EHR data entry 50% of primary care doctors’ workday: AMA, University of WI report

...click to enlarge Where’s the doctor? Typing away! A fact of life doctors have agonized on over the past ten years–even great advocates like Robert Wachter, MD above at NYeC last year–is the clerical burden of EHRs and patient data entry. A late 2016 time and motion study in the ACP Annals of Internal Medicine (AMA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Australian Institute of Health Innovation) noted a mere 49.2 percent of ambulatory physicians’ time spent on EHR and desk work. Mayo Clinic (above) has been tracking both the burnout and the burden as 50 percent (above). Now we have a new... Continue Reading

Equivocal long term telemonitoring studies released by Telemonitoring NI, U. of Wisconsin

...The Northern Ireland findings were at best equivocal. While the qualitative data gathered from patient, carer, and clinician focus groups and interviews were positive in terms of engagement and on reassurance–to be able to carry on with their lives as usual–the quantitative data did not confirm gains in effective care. Although there were a number of testimonials from the participants in the patient focus groups regarding reduced hospitalisations and a reduced need to attend outpatient clinics, this did not carry through to the data obtained in the effectiveness aspect of the current evaluation. In general terms, the number of hospitalisations,... Continue Reading

Higi and Interpreta’s data mix partnership–questions on consent, data security

...click to enlargeHigi (also higi), which has placed health monitoring kiosks in over 11,000 US retail locations and a 5.5 million signup base, and data cruncher Interpreta announced that they are partnering to blend Higi’s vital signs data with Interpreta’s claims, clinical and genomics data analytics. Based on Mobihealthnews’ article and the joint release, an individual’s health information taken at higi retail stations will be “prioritized within Interpreta in real time”. They also claim that for the first time, insurance payers and providers will be able to leverage biometrics data, clinical, claims and additional genomic information a person... Continue Reading