TTA’s week: Proteus’ OK, CES 2018 preview, Aging 2.0, NYC events, telehealth roundups, more

A busy week with FDA’s approval of the first digital drug tracker. Reports on CES 2018, Aging 2.0. Looking forward to four conferences in NYC at end of November. Roundups on telehealth and companies. And Editor Charles cheerfully points out the difference between doers and advisors. 

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Breaking: FDA approves the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system (Proteus only took 16 years)
Telehealth roundups: Cuyahoga County (OH), BMJ systematic review, AAFP Forum (Telehealth results, PCP challenges)
Tender/Prior Information Alerts: North Yorkshire, North Ayrshire (Closing early 2018)
CES Unveiled’s preview of health tech at CES 2018 (5G, AI, VR, Extreme Tech, more)
BU CTE Center post-mortem presentation on Aaron Hernandez: stage 3 CTE (Can health tech even help?)
Some quick, cheerful updates from Welbeing, CarePredict, Tunstall, Tynetec, Hasbro, Fitbit
Themes and trends at Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE 2017 (Reinventing aging to thrive, not just survive)
NYC Healthcare Innovation Festival: four big events 28 Nov – 6 Dec–20% off (After Thanksgiving, it’s a busy two weeks!)
A blogger’s lot is not a happy one (Editor Charles opines on the increasing disproportion between doers and advisers in the NHS) 

Digital is all over UK health–at Public Health, NHS Digital, and with two major tenders…and The King’s Fund helpfully supplies a road map. And new research reinforces the need for gait analytics. 

Fall risk in older adults may be higher during warm weather–indoors (A counterintuitive surprise marks need for gait detection/analytics)
How does the NHS get funded and work? The King’s Fund pulls it together for you. (Graphics and video)
Tender Alerts: Yorkshire assistive tech, Wales DPS for health (Both major tenders)
NYeC sets SHIN-NY 2020 HIE roadmap, awards five leaders at gala (A class event)
Public Health England: we’re hiring to expand digital initiatives (A hiring blitz of 9 openings, more to come)
A few short topical items: NHS Digital, DHACA, IET, more (Editor Charles’ update)

Bellwethers ring: CVS-Aetna, aging Japan, Qualcomm’s 5G, flu mapping. A cracked bell hurts CareRooms. The King’s Fund’s July Digital Health Congress is up for presentations. Editor Charles has a random look at upcoming events, and NHS’ upcoming health tech tenders.

CareRooms: the perils of “Silicon Valley hype” when your customer is the NHS (Discretion is the better part of valor)
Tender Alert: advance notice for NHS England ACS-STP Innovation Framework (Another big part of this NHS initiative)
The King’s Fund 2018 Digital Health Congress–call for presentations (Be there on stage in July)
Will Japan’s hard lessons on an aging population include those with dementia? (Japan’s bellwether rings again)
CVS’ bid for Aetna–will it happen, and kick off a trend? (updated) (Where do payers, retailers go to expand?)
CHC breaking news: Qualcomm on 5G’s $1T impact, Think Fast stroke (VR prominent at CHC)
A random selection of what’s crossed my screen recently (Editor Charles surveys flu, self-learning algorithms, DHACA doings)

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Of continued interest….

Distance concierge medicine: telemedicine connects US doctors to Chinese patients (International telemedicine now a trend)
Louisville’s Thrive Center showcases senior care technologies (KY) (It’s not a smart home anymore)
Impact of IP telephony on UK telecare systems (The negative effects on monitoring of the changeover from PSTN)
Japan’s workarounds for adult care shortage: robots, exoskeletons, sensors (Can Japan seize the care lead?)
Medtronic, American Well mega-partner for telehealth + telemedicine for chronic care (A partnership to watch)
NYeC’s 2017 Gala and Awards (NYC) 1 November (Major gathering of NY healthcare leaders)

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