WannaCry brings short-term misery to NHS, but a larger warning. Now it’s Anthem vs. Cigna. Editor Donna reports from d.health Summit on aging–and how about that 105 year old allergist? Telemedicine giddyups in Texas at last!
And…time grows short to take R2G’s annual mHealth App Survey!
Successful Aging 2030: how far we haven’t come, how far we have to go (Over a coffee, Editor Donna’s full report from d.health Summit 2017)
(The WannaCry attack as it broke)
Dry the tears: WannaCry stymied, North Korea hackers suspect. Is this a poke for a worse attack?
Updated 15 May: 20% of NHS organizations hit by WannaCry, spread halted, hackers hunted
(Anthem-Cigna’s legal tussle as it broke)
The End or Beginning? Anthem ends Cigna merger, won’t pay breakup fee, seeks damages (The Payer v. Payer Hate Fest)
Anthem-Cigna breaking: lawyers may talk, but Cigna gets to walk–and it continues in court (Delaware Court tells them to go into their corners)
Texas gets its telemedicine on: House passes full direct-to-consumer access (Another win for patients)
The weekend charmer: fitness tips from a 105 year-old practicing doctor (Sharp WWII veteran!)
The healthcare spinoff of ‘Law and Order’ continues with Anthem’s appeal to SCOTUS. Estonia rolls out the welcome for small business. The Dark Overlord casts a shadow over PHI, tenders are up in Nottingham and Scotland, and will health tech restart in the NHS?
The stop-start of health tech in the NHS continues (UK) (Hurry up and wait)
Hackermania meets The Dark Overlord with 2.3 million 2017 health data breaches (Wrestlemania Cage Match!)
Thinking about a location for your health tech startup? Consider…’virtual’ Estonia! (A Baltic welcome to business–and you don’t have to leave home)
Tender Alerts: Nottingham NHS telestroke, Scotland remote health and care (Both are potentially large)
Better than ‘Dallas’? Anthem and Cigna in Delaware court (updated); Anthem’s SCOTUS appeal (Anthem and its attorneys grind on…and on…and on)
Our Weekend Update included: a PHD Challenge, RSM events, Fitbit’s ‘mess’ (but a good 1st Q), and better gait tracking as predictor of health.
d-Lab opens Challenge to transform use, governance of Personal Health Data (International competition from Spain)
Two London events worth considering (At RSM May 18, June 1)
Fitbit reaching out to NHS–but new smartwatch ‘a giant mess’ (But not according to Fitbit–updated for 1st Q earnings)
A stride ahead in gait analysis for detecting potential health issues (A better sensor approach from MIT)
Previous articles of continued interest:
Blue Cedar releases new security for health apps, built into the app (A way around a roadblock)
Is startup investor funding actually going to startups? Where are all of them, anyway? (R2G’s provocative views on Whither Startup Funding)
Breaking-The Theranos Story, ch. 41: settling, not fighting, with Partners Fund on fraud (Theranos heads to the Auger Inn)
Pulmonary telehealth gets hot: FDA clears MTI’s Bluetooth spirometer for home use (Lung health gets easier to measure at home)
Australian Telehealth Conference 2017 (Getting telehealth into primary care Down Under proves problematic)
Readers invited: 7th Annual mHealth App Developer Economics Survey (Research2Guidance wants to know from you)
Sustainable transportation models for patient access to care at lower cost (Cost-effective, non-emergency transportation)
Babylon Health ‘chatbot’ triage AI app raises £50 million in funding (UK) (But will AI put better health in your hands?)
Health 2.0 conferences acquired by HIMSS (updated) (The t-shirts just converged with the suits)
NantHealth/Soon-Shiong ch. 2: pay for play research at University of Utah? (The fog of dubiousness around the enterprise and donations thickens)
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