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WSD QALY paper published – cost worse than expected (UK)

...of telehealth kit that the patients needs to use - it'll all be done using a patient's own smartphone and a very few peripherals. Telehealth is a young technology: improvements in the benefits of implementation will come from constructive criticism, which is always welcomed. Bashing the technology now for a cost basis that is long past is however not constructive, and serves only to increase the cost of implementation by raising the cost of engaging stakeholders affect by such publicity. Tim Craig Further to Charles Lowe’s good points, the RCT ensured that the telecare service was additional to the normal... Continue Reading

Google Glass: a proper potential in healthcare

...hullabaloo: for normal people, it can aid in actions like looking at food and counting nutritional values or ‘fullness’, sending and receiving information on fitness tracking, identifying pill bottles; for physicians, nurses and clinical staff, as an adjunct to telemedicine, visualizing monitoring on a patient and recording an exam or report. This Editor can also see potential in surgery, particularly the minimally invasive type which are camera and data-driven. This EHR Intelligence article is short and refreshingly hype-free. (But readers, rest assured that The Gimlet will continue to keep a restless eye on Mr. Brin and his devilish device’s developments.)... Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy S4’s S Health: fitness tracker disruptor?

...Again, this isn’t good news for smaller fitness tracking companies. The Verge has the S Health slide (grainy photo) presumably from the Samsung debut presentation. (Better photos over at CNet; photo here is courtesy of 3G Doctor–see below) [grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”250″ /]If the implementation is high quality (and some commenters have issues with Samsung), Fitbit et al. could themselves be disrupted straight out of their (current) business model and consumer market, just like they did to Zeo. S Health integrates–it’s already on your phone, it largely does what they do and gets the fitness tracking job done (‘Total Reports’) for... Continue Reading

FDA regulating medical apps–or not? (US)

...FDA vacuum. Cheering on ONC for dominance are health IT companies such as McKesson and perhaps some members of the Committee. This apparent lassitude on FDA’s part is certainly odd, as according to Mobihealthnews, the FDA has already approved 75 mobile medical apps. Brian Dolan over there has done fine work on sorting out this ‘who’s on first?‘–and why–situation in two articles, Republicans, EHR vendors want ONC to take over medical app regulation (14 Mar) and Congress asks FDA if “actual use” is factor in medical app regulation (6 Mar). Related TTA: The mHealth road map, as drawn by the... Continue Reading

Mobile, flexible–but not joint–military healthcare (US)

...much-heralded iWatch/iPhone combo and even the cutely colorful and crowdfunded EMBRACE+ bracelet smartphone notifier on steroids. Future Soldiers Will Have Flexible Electronics Everywhere (Armed with Science) Thus it is doubly disappointing when DOD and the VA, who declared their fine intents to develop an integrated EHR (iEHR–another acronym) to be implemented by 2017, have declared to Congress that the project has come to a screeching halt after 1 billion in taxpayer dollars. DOD might use the VA’s Vista EHR–or not. As the Magic 8 Ball says, ‘hazy, try again’. DOD, VA Face Questions Over Halting of Joint EHR Project (iHealthBeat)... Continue Reading

Where HIT implementation hits a brick wall

...while there’s nobody at the vendor who knows what he’s talking about, there certainly isn’t anyone at the hospitals to call them on it.” Implementations like iPads are doomed: “everything they put out there costs tons of money in support because they weren’t put together correctly.” And the coup de grace: “As it stands they’re just too scared of the change, too scared of the data, too scared of being sued, too scared of p*****g off the doctors, and too scared of technology in general.” What’s needed to bring HIT up to the ’80s (!): real IT pros who know... Continue Reading

Tuesday’s telehealth short takes: CommonWell, Medikly, accelerators, mHealth savings, Televero

In HIMSS13 news, healthcare/EHR/practice management heavyweights Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway and RelayHealth are forming the CommonWell Health Alliance to foster interoperability and care integration, enabled by ‘data liquidity’ (a term new to this Editor, but perhaps the result of ‘data exchange’). With Cerner and Allscripts taking some heat for lobbying for Federal stimulus funds that helped fuel the explosive growth of EHRs [TA 20 Feb], diverting to this albeit necessary issue seems to be a good move. HealthcareITNews Medikly raises $1.2 million in series A financing from Easton Capital: A recent graduate of the Blueprint Health accelerator in New... Continue Reading

The billion-dollar valuation horizon

When will a health tech company hit the magic billion-dollar valuation? A survey of nearly 140 entrepreneurs and over 50 health care information technology VC investors, conducted venture capital firm InterWest Partners, showed (probably naturally) far higher expectations by the entrepreneurs that several companies would hit that mark within five years. Using the most negative measure–none of the companies would hit a $1 billion valuation–only five percent of entrepreneurs agreed, while nearly 25 percent of VCs did. Likely companies agreed by both groups were free EHR Practice Fusion, employer health management platform Castlight Health and doctor appointment setter ZocDoc in... Continue Reading

Practice Fusion EHR buys a ‘nudger’

Practice Fusion, a leading US EHR which is free to practices, bought predictive modeler 100Plus. Besides sharing a founder (Ryan Howard) and a focus on healthcare data, 100Plus uses individual data to ‘nudge’ (there’s that word again) people into healthier behaviors. The interest of Practice Fusion of course, is that it is awash in patient data–but HIPAA privacy regulations limit direct, identified use. 100Plus plans to stay safe by focusing on medication adherence and tools that doctors and patients can use together to encourage engagement. Forbes... Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface dives into mHealth, telehealth tablet market

...this technology can be applied.” It’s a good point, but as EHR Intelligence goes on to point out: ‘In contrast to the iPad mini, which fits neatly into lab coat pockets and has the advantage of millions of apps in the mature Apple ecosystem, the Surface Pro is a bulkier product, weighing in at two pounds and saddled with an $899 price tag. In the era of bring your own device (BYOD) healthcare, Microsoft faces an uphill battle when it comes to attracting individual physicians looking to pick up a supplementary device for their office work.’ EHR Intelligence item: Microsoft... Continue Reading