We’re a day early because of breaking news about 3rings and Canary Care. Babylon Health has no problem with funding–and spending. Cigna-Express Scripts clears DOJ. Two warnings about code running amuck if we don’t chill. More on Best Buy’s Assured Living. And more!
3rings assistive tech will be ringing off next March (UK) (Breaking news on yet another sad health tech closure)
Canary Care goes into administration, is acquired by Lifecycle Software (UK) (Breaking, but perhaps some hope)
AI promises, promises! Babylon Health to spend $100m, hire 1,000 to develop leading AI platform (Attracting funding like a magnet)
Cigna’s $69 million acquisition of Express Scripts clears US Department of Justice hurdle (But 50 hurdles lie ahead)
Weekend reading: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code (don’t be in a bike in front of a self-driving car)
IoT=Cyberdisaster, if we don’t chill innovation and secure it. It’s hip to be scared! (An argument for rational regulation)
Best Buy update: ‘Assured Living’ assuredly up and running. And was this Editor’s in-store experience not typical? (Should have the Geeks to the house for the TV)
It’s a busy start to September, including Apple and M&A Action, AliveCor’s FDA breakthrough, plus Tunstall’s Danish snack. Some thoughts on Best Buy and how not to serve the older adult market. Aging2.0 invites you to pitch. VistA EHR’s international future. And more!
Rounding up September’s start: AliveCor’s hyperkalemia detector, Apple’s ECG Watch, Tunstall Nordic’s EWII, steps towards a bionic eye, Philips licenses BATDOK, VistA’s international future
Apply to pitch your older adult health solution at the SOMPO Digital Lab Pitch Event (At Aging2.0’s OPTIMIZE)
Can Best Buy have an effective older adult strategy when they can’t sell a TV? (One Editor’s predictive visit)
CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts reportedly on road to merger approval; Athenahealth in hostile takeover (M&A heats up, not always for the better)
Theranos runs out of cash and dissolves, but the litigation lingers on. Two more events for your fall calendar.
The Theranos Story, ch. 56: Bye, bye Theranos…but the litigation continues (Fortress collects the remains. Holmes and Balwani face the hard, cold DOJ with no company behind them)
Two more events for the calendar: ATA’s EDGE18 (Austin TX), SEHTA/Brunel MedTech Connects (London) (Is your calendar filled yet?)
Facing September–and facing that we need to protect personal genomic data. What’s the difference between being embarrassed and indicted? (Mortal risk to patients?) Blending direct and telehealth for mental care. The US Army’s telehealth innovations in medical triage. Social determinants of health applied right can save acute care money. Why telehealth needs compliance folks. And you’ll ‘fall’ for our extended listing of international events.
The Theranos Story, ch. 55: ‘Bad Blood’s’ altered reality on ‘Mad Money’; it was all Bad Blitzscaling (Fascinating Fraudsters Meet Mortal Risk )
Rounding up August’s end: ‘blended’ mental healthcare, Army’s telehealth innovation, Montefiore’s 300% ROI on social determinants, telehealth needs compliance (More short takes on articles in the hopper)
More events for your autumnal calendar, from Israel to Ireland to Santa Clara to NYC! (updated) (And there’s a Mediterranean Ventures winner!)
As summer and holiday time wind down, our stories wind up. Funding’s up, but GE Ventures is down one leading woman VC. NHS loses records, has hackable faxes. Babylon Health’s GP at hand holding in Birmingham. France says ‘oui’ to telemedicine, and let’s ‘chip’ again like we did last summer.
Rounding up mid-August: PCROI funds 16 projects with $85 million, InTouch’s Rite Aid deal, Suennen leaves GE Ventures, NHS lost 10K patient records last year (As summer holidays wind up…)
Yet another NHS cyber-vulnerability: fax machines (Now your all-in-one is a problem. Is nothing safe?)
Despite recruiting, Babylon Health’s GP at hand still on hold in Birmingham (UK); CEO steps down at rival Push Doctor (Perhaps he was pushed?)
France officially enters the telemedicine world (Oui!)
Embedding microchips in workers–does this have potential in healthcare? (Mildly creepy, and we don’t know the long term effects)
Best Buy’s $800M Big Bet on older adult health. Wearables that count particles, McAfee’s hacking vital signs counts. Our fall event update. And a new ‘Who’s Available’ for your telehealth company.
Smart wristband wearable that counts blood cells, bacteria, and air particles (Soon everything on the wrist?)
What Best Buy’s $800 million cash purchase of GreatCall connected health/PERS really means (Staying ahead of Ravenous Amazon by recognizing the needs of millions of older adults)
OpenEMR’s security flaws threaten millions of patient records; McAfee successfully alters vital signs reporting into monitoring systems (Not your garden variety hacking)
Late summer and early autumn event updates: Save 20% on Connected Health Summit, SEHTA Health + Space, Lilley’s talk with Ali Parsa, PATH Summit, Connected Health Conference, HealthIMPACT (More events, plus for Readers 20% off Connected Health Summit)
Who’s available? A young graduate in telemedicine/eHealth studies seeks opportunity (From Africa, studing eHealth and telemedicine in Italy, certainly a unique perspective)
Telehealth, RPM get another Federal boost in 2019 through a new FCC program for rural US. IBM Watson Health fizzles, data breaches sizzle.
More good news for telehealth, RPM in FCC approval of $100M Connected Care Pilot Program (Moving forward at last for those who can use it most in rural America)
Coffee break reading: a ‘thumbs down’ on IBM Watson Health from IEEE Spectrum and ‘Der Spiegel’ (Is Watson actually The Great Oz? Look behind the curtain!)
More and more into the (data) breach: 3X more patient records in Q2, UnityPoint’s breach balloons to 1.3M (And the next hack or WannaCry may not be noticed for 200 days)
Kicking off a new month with a look back at late July’s news plus an encouraging look at Telemedicine Texas-Style. Plus Theranos’ Tainted Love Drama.
The Theranos Story, ch. 54: cue up ‘Tainted Love’ in the courtroom (The subtext of Holmes and Balwani’s twisted governance)
Telemedicine changing Texas rural health and emergency medicine (Accept the Yellow Roses!)
Rounding up July: Teladoc’s new name and earnings, Hitching a Lyft, GlobalMed with FCC, Proteus and HIV sensing, Parks Associates, Welbeing
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