Apple CareKit: Are Consumers Ready for Tech-Enabled Home Health?

Harry Greenspun, MD

Deloitte’s Harry Greenspun talks about what research is revealing when it comes to consumers and caregivers plugging into tech-enabled home health.What about the doctor-patient relationship? This is the question that many whisper yet few ask directly as technology gives greater rise to remote treatment methods. Take CareKit, released from Apple, Inc. in March, which allows users to collect medical data and share with physicians. Will what’s achievable on screen disrupt the crucial care that
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Jean-Luc Neptune Outlines Blueprint Health’s Approach to Digital Health Innovation

Jean-Luc Neptune Blueprint Health

Blueprint Health’s Jean-Luc Neptune explains what makes the accelerator tick and where he sees digital health innovation headed in healthcare.The tale of how digital innovations will revolutionize U.S. healthcare has yet to be fully told, but by now, we all know of its blockbuster beginning. Billions of investment dollars have poured into the space, yet building longevity in the market may be a different story for innovators all together.Last year, an Accenture study proposed more than half (51
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M&A Expert Talks 4 Trends Emerging from the Health IT M&A Market

M&A Expert Talks 4 Trends Emerging from the Health IT M&A Market

As Managing Director of SC&H Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm, Chris Helmrath knows M&A opportunities when he sees them. And in today’s HIT M&A market, he sees a rapid shift from mega mergers to middle-market acquisitions.In our interview, Chris—a 30-year veteran of buy- and sell-side healthcare transactions—discusses four key trends emerging from the evolving health IT M&A market, as well as what they mean for consultants and their clients. Trend No. 1. A More
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Why Healthcare Can’t Personalize Like Instagram or Facebook

Why Healthcare Can’t Personalize Like Instagram or Facebook

Welltok’s Aaron Sklar explains why personalized healthcare is so important and what it takes to really connect with today’s consumers and tap into meaningful change.In a world gone mobile, personalization is the natural next step for healthcare. However, it’s not as easy as tallying “likes” on Facebook or favored filters on Instagram. Personalized healthcare isn’t just about personal preference—it’s about using personal preference in parallel with deeper insights to connect patients with ways to
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Physician Perspective: Solving EHR Integration & Interoperability

Health 2047's CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

In this second installment of this Q&A series, Health2047’s CEO Dr. Doug Given talks about what’s missing from the equation when it comes to taking on EHR integration and Interoperability.Now is the time to tackle EHR integration and interoperability in healthcare—but can these latest efforts from HHS or from the FDA achieve that? In part one of this series, we discussed how healthcare providers need to play a larger part in creating HIT solutions with Health2047’s Dr. Doug Given. In this
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Health2047’s CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

Health 2047's CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

Conquering EHR interoperability is high on the to-do list of many in healthcare—from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) draft guidance for developers to Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) calling on large EHR vendors to pledge improved data sharing. But is all this talk about tackling interoperability just that? Where is the substance? Better yet, where are the healthcare providers?To achieve interoperability, it’s going to take more than health-tech developers to play by the rules and
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Dr. Leslie Saxon Talks USC’s Virtual Care Clinic

Dr. Leslie Saxon

Can virtual healthcare close the care gaps? Dr. Leslie Saxon gives us a glimpse of what’s to come via the latest in telehealth technology.  Virtual care is quickly becoming a tangible reality. All over the word, fingertips are tapping onto screens and into data streams, leaving digital footprints in their wake. But where is this trail of telecommunications leading us? According to Dr. Leslie Saxon, we are headed for real progress in creating access to healthcare by plugging deeper into its
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Why Telemedicine Is Not A “Internet of Things” Solution

Infographic: Do People Trust Telemedicine?

Medullan’s Dutch Dwight talks about the state of telemedicine and the virtual direction its headed in healthcare.  As telemedicine teeters on the edge of an explosive state of expansion, so many questions come to mind, including how it will transform healthcare delivery as we know it. With value-based reimbursement and a push to serve the underserved growing in the U.S, telemedicine stands to gain a lot of traction and quickly. Still, it’s important to remember the flesh and blood human
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CVS Health Executive Talks Integration of Digital Health Tools for Pharmacy

CVS Health Executive Talks Integration of Digital Health Tools for Pharmacy

Prescription adherence just got a whole lot easier. Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer fills us in. CVS has been a dominate force in the retail pharmacy market for some time—but could the popular retail chain become the next major player in the digital health movement? According to its Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer, it’s getting there. With the success of the MinuteClinic under its belt, the major drugstore chain is now offering a number of digital tools for its pharmacy customers.
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eClinicalWorks CEO Talks 5 Trends Shaping the Next Decade of Healthcare

eClinicalWorks CEO Talks 5 Trends Shaping the Next Decade of Healthcare

As health care transformation intensifies, we’re hearing leaders urge either a slower pace, or inspiring a new push for deeper, wide scale health care changes. Girish Navani, CEO of eClinicalWorks, a leading developer of ambulatory health care IT solutions, is clearly in the second camp.  As CEO and co-founder since 1999, Navani knows provider issues well. His customer base extends to all 50 states – now moving into a dozen European countries -- and he engages many at the company’s user
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