We wonder about wearables, fill our calendar with events, cheer on smartphones for 65+ and VR-enhanced fall prevention training…and telemedicine for hypochondriacs?
Wearables: it’s a journey, but is it really necessary? (A smart jeans jacket and sleep trackers leave room for head scratching)
VR system integrating cognitive, physical training to reduce falls by 50 percent (Some real results in fall prevention plus video)
65+ smartphone ownership is up to 42 percent–but slumps with increased age (Some progress, but tech and cost impediments)
HealthIMPACT’s upcoming events for 2017 (US) (Single days that pack in a lot on HIT innovation–a new media partner)
Upcoming Royal Society of Medicine telehealth/health tech events and Easter Lecture (UK)
Is telemedicine attractive to hypochondriacs? (There’s a place for excessive health anxiety)
ATA 2017 Telehealth 2.0 Orlando: 15% off for TTA Readers (updated) (Book soon!)
West Virginia considers expanding prescription medication via telemedicine (Including select controlled substances)
Data is everywhere, from the future of patient-generated data to AI. Citizen Scientists and MedStartr aid innovation.
From despair to hope? New study charts future of patient-generated data in care delivery (It’s better in 5 years. Can we wait?)
Upcoming MedStartr healthcare events in NYC; #RISE2017 videos online (Catch the next one on 5 April. If you missed #RISE2017, catch it here.)
AI as patient safety assistant to reduce, prevent adverse events (A hopeful take on an urgent issue)
#ShareTheHealth: spare Android phone processing, used fitness trackers, aid health research (Citizen Science innovations)
Previous articles of continued interest:
Telemedicine may drive up medical utilization, increase cost: RAND Health study (Yet it worked as intended)
Idaho legislature begins repeal of telemedicine abortion ban (Editor Chrys’ follow up)
Leeds, Harrogate care homes pilot telehealth system for residents (UK) (Another small test)
Technology for Aging in Place, 2017 edition preview (Some surprises here, debated)
Debate on Care Quality Commission’s position on online prescription services on Radio 4’s TODAY (UK) (Editor Charles now radio star)
A cornucopia of events and opportunities (UK/EU) (Editor Charles fills in your health tech calendar)
Tender up: Durham Smart County on Social Isolation (Due 31 March)
What is the future of digital technology in NHS England for the haves and have-nots? (Local innovation, but the funding?)
Iron Bow partners with Vivify Health for $258 million VA telehealth contract (A real competitor to Medtronic) and VA awards over $1 billion in Home Telehealth contracts–at long last (updated) (Be careful of answered prayers)
Towards 2020: Big Tech developments predicted to impact healthcare delivery (AI, machine learning, blockchain)
The King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress ’17–update (Preview the meeting video)
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