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End of year action: Vivify/InTouch, InTouch/TruClinic, Medtronic, NYCEDC winners, ActiveProtective, Adidas exits wearables, Fitbit (updated)

...purchase DTC telehealth provider TruClinic furthering their move into home telehealth. TruClinic will be merged into InTouch. Heading it up will be recently appointed EVP of Marketing and Consumer Solutions Steve Cashman, who founded and headed pioneering but overly ambitious for the market health kiosk HealthSpot [TTA roundup here]. Release (Our update on the state of health kiosks here) Speaking of Medtronic Care Management Services, MCCM touted its VA Home Telehealth ties to Healthcare Analytics News. Intriguing claim: they’ve treated 310,000 veterans since 2011 (Cardiocom, the 2011 awardee, was purchased in 2013). VA itself credits only 156,000 patients to Home... Continue Reading

The ‘health kiosk’ idea is alive and kicking from New York to France

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Kiosk1.jpg” thumb_width=”200″ /][Photo: NYP] The $40 million+ failure of HealthSpot Station last year [TTA 14 June 16] might have signaled the demise of the health kiosk (telemedicine + multiple vital measurement devices) concept. Basic stations with consumer engagement/mobile tie-ins such as Higi have been gaining traction at retail locations [TTA 30 Mar] such as RiteAid (which bought the assets and IP of HealthSpot) and Publix supermarkets. CVS MinuteClinics in northeast Ohio and Florida have allied over the past two years with Cleveland Clinic and American Well to integrate records and telemedicine. But the kiosk model is gaining a second... Continue Reading

OnePerspective: VA shows how technology can improve mental health care

...some 2,000 VA locations. Using encrypted videoconferencing, the telemedicine stations are used for remote consults with patients as well as with outside physicians in 44 specialties. Clinic personnel can also utilize the primary care medical devices that are integrated into the station and provide the information from them directly to the remote clinicians. Recently, the VA began retrofitting the telemedicine stations with audiology equipment so remote audiologists could test veterans’ hearing and tune their hearing aids. Another key part of the VA’s telehealth plan is a virtual visit service called VA Video Connect. Announced in August 2017 by President Trump... Continue Reading

Fitbit, Qualcomm Life get in step with UnitedHealthcare’s Motion

...well weller. How would it help the marginally fit or heaven forbid, those trying to regain their fitness with a chronic condition? One last point for employers: to get FIT, it involves a lot of employee time away from a desk or a station! ZDNet, UHC/Qualcomm release Another bit(e) from Fitbit: Quietly at the end of year, Fitbit moved to terminate one of its multiple patent infringement-related suits against the now moribund Jawbone. [TTA 27 July] It was due for a March trial before the International Trade Commission. Taking a few shots at Jawbone’s precarious financials, Fitbit cited “Press reports... Continue Reading

North West Telecare event, 23 November

Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 9:15am – 4:30pm Village Hotel Club Ashton Moss, Pamir Drive, Ashton-Under-Lyne UK (close to Ashton Moss Metrolink Station) This is a free event for housing and healthcare professionals with a full day of workshops on telecare in supporting independent living, case studies of best practices and demonstrations of the latest products. There are four workshops which run both in the AM and PM sessions. There are also three guest speakers: Dr Malcolm Fisk, Director of the Telehealth Quality Group, De Montfort University, Leicester; Gill Drummond, Dementia Lead for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust;... Continue Reading

A clutch of interesting digital health events

DHACA is holding its tenth DHACA Day on October 6th, three minutes’ walk from Leeds station. We have a wide array of fascinating speakers, with a keynote by Bethany Gildersleve, Head of Operations at NHS Digital. Membership of DHACA is free, though we have to make a small charge for lunch. For more details, and to book, go here. The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is holding an event on Point-of-Care-Testing, a technology that enables radical improvement to care pathways that improve patient outcomes and can dramatically reduce costs. Keynote will be Prof Chris Price, Visiting Professor in Clinical Biochemistry,... Continue Reading

TTA’s Friday roundup of interesting articles, updates and weekend reads

...Group buys France’s eDevice for $106 million. The aim seems to be integration of eDevice’s backend infrastructure to iHealth’s RPM devices. Mobihealthnews….A analysis of what went wrong at HealthSpot is in the new publication Telehealth & Medicine Today. A summary is that they had a business model that started out on point quite a while ago (2010) but then competitors and fresh technology ate their lunch (Editor’s term). They didn’t pivot to fit, moved too slowly and were overly wedded to their business model. A big problem was scaling costly kiosks and not finding the right places for them. While... Continue Reading

Catch-up: what you may have missed whilst on holiday

...DHACA is holding its next event, close to Leeds station, when we will have presentations from among many, Bethany Gildersleve from NHS Digital who is now finalising the NHS’s app assessment process (ex NIB 1.2), ORCHA on private app assessment, digital nutrition, and lots more. More details and book here (and you can also book for 18th January too, in London, if you want, here). On 28th September, to 1st October, the KTN is running an event entitled Age does not matter in London. Register here (free). Bigger & better than ever before, the International Technology Enabled Care Conference is... Continue Reading

Unhappy endings? HealthSpot’s remains to Rite Aid, Theranos’ story to Hollywood

HealthSpot Station’s assets to Rite Aid, minus the ‘froth’. On Monday, drug store chain Rite Aid won the US Bankruptcy Court in Columbus, Ohio’s mandated auction for the inventory, most assets and IP for its entry bid of $1.15 million. According to Columbus Business First (subscription only), a touted second bid by a central Ohio investor group was $1 million–and stayed right there with no second bid. This group had invested $650,000 before HealthSpot entered Chapter 7. A dark horse third bidder, which came in at the last minute, never put money on the line. The Ohio business group leader,... Continue Reading

Is the clock at the funding pub pointing to ‘last call’? (Updated)

...to score $40 million in its first venture round. (Ed. note: I shop at Rite Aid–and have never seen one.)This is after the failure of HealthSpot Station, which burned through approximately $43 million through its entire short but showy life. The low-cost, largely exchange plan insurer Oscar Health raised $400 million this February ($727 million total) while UnitedHealth and others are dropping money-losing plans in most states. Over 50 percent of exchange co-ops went out of business in 2015, leaving doctors, health systems and patients holding their baggage. Again, low margins, high cost and high customer acquisition costs. We’ve previously... Continue Reading