A study that points the way forward in markets, tech, and investment for virtual care. The non-blood glucose monitoring race. Updates on The King’s Fund and Parks Associates’ summer conferences.
‘Deconstructing the Telehealth Industry’ positively, focusing on ‘virtual care’ of older adults (Major investor study looks forward and deeply)
The race to develop a blood glucose skin patch monitor speeds up with UCSD pilot (Another approach in measuring sweat vs. blood glucose)
The health tech events of summer: The King’s Fund (London) and Parks Associates (San Diego) (Updated)
UK-developed non-invasive skin patch monitors blood glucose; a ‘slow-mo’ injection to regulate it (Measuring interstitial fluid, adding gel to GLP1 treatment)
Two private health tech solutions in the UK can’t wait for the NHS. DARPA developing a passive monitor out of your smartphone for warfighter readiness and health.
UK health grassroots programs not waiting for the NHS: VR for COPD patient exercise, Now Patient app for chronic care management (Health tech not waiting for NHS Digital)
DARPA’s $5.1M contract with Kryptowire to develop passive smartphone health monitoring, predictive analytics (A breakthrough in monitoring–just carry around your phone)
JPM’s Jamie Dimon delivers a windy healthcare lecture to his shareholders. Theranos winds down to startup size and its last few million. But you can wind up in London and San Diego at two events this summer.
The health tech events of summer: The King’s Fund (London) and Parks Associates (San Diego) (Here sooner than you realize! Speaking proposals still open with Parks)
The Theranos Story, ch. 48: down to 24 employees in a last ditch before bankruptcy (The Incredible Shrinking Theranos, only $900 million later)
Soapbox: JPM’s Dimon takes the 50,000 foot view on the JP Morgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway-Amazon health joint venture (Trailing a fog of generalities, but don’t worry–the experts will fix it all)
Digital health funding concentrates on the already successful. Less ‘wild’ breaches in healthcare, but spreading to fitness devices. ‘You’re Fired’ plays out at VA. A therapy robot’s price limits its needed use. And three London events coming up.
2017’s transition in digital health funding: is it maturity or a reconsideration? (Investors taking a breath–or the Theranos Effect creating a damper?)
Breached healthcare records down 72% but incident numbers steady. Then there’s MyFitnessPal’s 150 million… (No one should be relaxing)
Shulkin out, Admiral Ronny Jackson MD nominated for VA head (Not getting job done means You’re Fired)
PARO: The robotic therapy seal that benefits so few (Founding Editor Steve laments PARO’s pricing as limiting its use)
Upcoming London events–a few suggestions (Editor Charles fills your UK calendar with RSM and other events)
The Amazon Effect may not be as cheap & cheerful as promoted. Inexpensive ultrasound in the pocket may change how imaging is used. 3rings calls up Amazon Echo. And who’s next at VA?
Is the Amazon Effect good or bad for consumers–and health tech? (Unintended–or intended–consequences)
Butterfly IQ handheld ultrasound offers clinical-quality body imaging for under $2,000 (Changing how imaging is used)
News roundup for Tuesday: room at the top at VA? (updated), Philips integrates teleradiology. 3rings Care premieres Amazon Echo service (Dr. Shulkin had less than two days to go at VA–whether fired or resigned, here’s the topline and the about to-be-confirmed replacement here.)
The Theranos post-mortem begins, and the company’s not even dead. Looking again at drug delivering contact lenses and PARO. Who’s hiring?
PARO therapy robot tested, cleared by NHS for — hygiene (The long road for this robot’s acceptance with geriatric dementia patients)
The Theranos Story, ch. 47: the post-mortem, blaming–and ghost chasing–begin (Digging into what happened–Mr. Balwani as Casper?)
Contact lenses as a drug delivery system take home MIT Sloan Healthcare prize (Commercialization nearing?)
The Theranos Story, ch. 46: “F for Fake.” SEC’s fraud charges force Elizabeth Holmes out (finally). (She settled, but lost the company. Balwani–he’d rather fight.)
Who’s hiring? Buddi seeks Sales Account Manager. (Your new situation? With our compliments…see below.)
Editor Steve maps the way through the hypey fog of blockchain and healthcare. And more of continued interest….
Blockchains, EHRs, roadblocks and baby steps (Founding Editor Steve cuts through the fog and hype to a realistic picture of blockchain in healthcare)
MediBioSense partners with MRIGlobal for Department of Defense health monitoring system (A new partnership for a somewhat ‘spooky’ DOD project)
Is Uber fit to deliver healthcare transport? Healthcare organizations may want to check. (Uber’s recent business practices against organizations’ codes of conduct)
Lyft and Uber’s big tech twists on a Social Determinant of Health–medical-related transportation (The big shared ride services enter the NEMT game)
CVS sets it up for Aetna with $40 billion in the third-largest bond sale ever (One more step to beating Amazon at the Retail Health Delivery Game, and the analysts like it.)
Digital health is not here. Or it is. Or it’s still “the future” and we’re waiting for the ship to come in. (Where are we on the Hype Curve anyway?)
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