TTA’s Week: Theranos’ Tainted Love drama, Telemedicine Texas-Style, Teladoc, Lyft, Welbeing, GlobalMed, fall events, more!

 

Kicking off a new month with a look back at late July’s news, looking ahead at autumn events, 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
Late summer and early autumn events for your calendar: Connected Health Summit, UKHealthGateway, PATH, Connected Health Conference, HealthIMPACT

A 1.5 million patient breach in Singapore has worldwide repercussions. What if the next breach kills? The new Health Secretary may move NHS into the 21st Century–or not. Theranos=pocket lint. And meet a telecare training professional looking for opportunities.

Healthcare cybersecurity breaches multiply like measles as far away as Singapore. Is it a matter of time before hacking kills someone? (It’s spreading and treacherous)
Who’s available? A user training professional with experience in security, social alarm, and telecare control rooms (A possible hire for your company)
Will Matt Hancock be a refreshing change for NHS? Or another promise unfulfilled? (Is technology adoption enough?)
The Theranos Story, ch. 53: No more blood to squeeze out of this particular rock (Aggrieved investors out of time and out of the money)

Saving the NHS with digital change at The King’s Fund and in Yorkshire. Walmart teams with Microsoft for AI and gets a new head of health. Are derm apps good or bad, and a real blood ‘mini-draw’. Care Innovations sells off a significant health validation effort.

Can equipping care homes with telehealth save the NHS £1bn? (UK) (Extrapolating the NHS Calderdale results)
News roundup: Walmart and Microsoft AI, are derm apps endangering public with 88% skin cancer diagnosis? (Two more giants partner down the line, and derm apps have some risk)
Highlights of The King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress 2018 (Two days of longing for digital change)
Care Innovations sells off Validation Institute. But is there more to the story? And a side of Walmart Health action. (Whither Care Innovations’ future now partly owned by Roche? Its former president now heads up Walmart’s health area.)
A finger-prick, 10 minute CBC test which actually works from Sight Diagnostics (Israel) (Making the mini-draw idea work–for real, and not a bug-eye in sight)

CVS-Aetna looks likely, FCC likes telehealth, Cerner takes a bite of value-based health, and is telemedicine really a bust–or are we not thinking right? 

News roundup: FCC RPM/telehealth push, NHS EHR coding breach, unstructured data in geriatric diagnosis, Cerner-Lumeris, NHS funds social care, hospital RFID uses 
A mHealth refutation of ‘Why Telemedicine is a Bust’ (Mobiles will conquer all)
Department of Justice won’t challenge CVS-Aetna merger: report (Finally, a healthcare mega-merger that goes through)

The ‘record-breaking first half’ in funding that wasn’t. More ‘Bad Blood’. And GP at Hand’s disruption may be a good thing for UK’s GP practices, according to the RCGP chair. 

RCGP chair at The King’s Fund: destroy Babylon Health’s GP at Hand ‘amazing model’, the present financial model–or both (A whole lot of disrupting going on)
The Theranos Story, ch. 52: How Elizabeth Holmes became ‘healthcare’s most reviled’–HISTalk’s review of ‘Bad Blood’ (A Must Read)
Rock Health’s ‘Another record-breaking first half’ in digital health funding is actually–flat. (With a Soapbox Extra!) (Don’t believe the spin, dig in)

Still wondering how Atul Gawande will continue medical practice and be a CEO? Will Google be the ‘Medical Brain’ powering hospitals and clinicians? News from early stage to mature companies. 

News roundup: Paradromics; Cerner’s trials with DOD, VA; Medtronic; Babylon Health; NHS’ private data
Google’s ‘Medical Brain’ tests clinical speech recognition, patient outcome prediction, death risk (Billions of data points to a lot of outcomes)
Some more views on (and by) Atul Gawande on the JP Morgan-Berkshire-Amazon health combine (Not what you think)

The pick of a noted healthcare innovator and theoretician to head the JP Morgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway-Amazon health leviathan induces skepticism. Theranos is back–in the courts, and its principals who wouldn’t leave are facing prison time. 

The 50,000 foot pick as CEO of the JP Morgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway-Amazon health joint venture (A great theoretician and gadfly, but not a herder of a million cats)
Instant GP, don’t even add water; Babylon Health taps into the corporate market via insurer Bupa (UK) (A budding revolution from the payer side?)
The Theranos Story, ch. 51: how Holmes wasn’t Steve Jobs despite the turtlenecks–a compare and contrast (Aping Steve Jobs won’t make you successful. But it will get you press!)
The Theranos Story, ch. 50: DOJ indicts Holmes, Balwani for fraud (updated) (What you need to know right here)
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The Theranos Story, ch. 49: CEO Holmes reportedly raising funds for a new company–and feeling like Joan of Arc (John Carreyrou’s Theranos book is just out; Elizabeth Holmes isn’t Monty Woolley and not St. Joan either)
OnePerspective: Analogue telecare is a dead horse: stop flogging it (And go digital–the perspective from the CEO of Communicare247)


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