Five months in, NIH's All of Us has enrolled 100,000 participants
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron offered Connected Health Conference attendees an update on the progress of NIH ’s ambitious population health research. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FCC chairman sees big potential with intersection of broadband and telemedicine
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, talks about how he ’s working to modernize FCC regulations to close the digital divide and help rural communities get the high quality healthcare through telemedicine innovations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Startups must build partnerships to scale products
Scaling to work with larger healthcare entities for startups requires partnerships and Fran Ayalasomayajula, healthcare executive strategist at HP, has some pro tips on how to make it work. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI integration into workflows minimizes tools to ease doctor burden
Jennifer Esposito, general manager of Health and Life Sciences at Intel, explains how AI benefits workflows with its direct impact to be a seamless integration for physicians and the patient experience. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Beddr launches Sleep Tuner, a forehead-worn sensor for sleep apnea patients
The device senses blood oxygenation, heart rate, sleep position, and stopped breathing events. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Is emotional support part of AI's future in healthcare?
MIT's Cynthia Breazeal is developing " social robots " that could help care for patients'emotional wellbeing.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FCC's Ajit Pai talks proposed $100M connected care pilot, rural telehealth funding, opioid epidemic initiatives
Addressing the Connected Health Conference in Boston, the chairman described many ways the agency is working to improve access to connected care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Xcertia releases draft privacy, security guidelines for health app designers
The organization is accepting public comment on these guidelines for the next 45 days, and will release a final version in February at HIMSS 2019. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Events and Brand Support Officer - flexible, London, UK preferred
Salary: CompetitiveLocation: Flexible, London preferredPosition: Permanent, full timeThis role will lead on supporting, developing and implementing Cochrane ’s annual events calendar, to help co-ordinate our Colloquium and Governance Meetings, along with supporting event activities of Cochrane Groups.The role also supports the workof our Knowledge Translation Department including marketing, brand communications and graphic design on behalf of the Central Executive Team (CET).We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Menopause Day
18 October 2018   is World Menopause Day and October is World Menopause Month.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has published multiple reviews assessing the effectiveness and safety of interventions in menopausal women, including peri and postmenopausal women. To celebrate World Menopause Day we have collated a special selection of reviews investigating various treatments  for menopausal symptoms such as hormone therapy, tibolone, relaxation, exercise, and alternative therapy.Black cohosh (Cimicifuga spp.) for menopausal symptomsDehydroepiandrosterone for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phaseHormone t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Voice tech gearing up for its next wave
Connected Health Conference speakers said design and security concerns will be ironed out as the technology advances. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Interoperability of health care information technology (IT) must be improved to facilitate creation of a fully integrated health care system that can improve health and health care at lower cost, according to a report... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

State of Missouri hires IT chief from Centene
The Missouri Office of Administration has named Mike Cheles as chief information officer to lead its Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), the state ’s consolidated IT group. Effective Oct. 22, he’ll succeed Richard Kliethermes, who has been the state’s acting CIO since November 2015. Kliethermes, who has worked for the state in various IT roles, will become acting deputy director of ITSD, a spokeswoman said. Cheles will oversee the near ly 1,000 employees that support IT systems… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

MEDICA 2018 Boasts over 5,000 Exhibitors - Digital Medicine and its Added Value for Patients and Doctors Take Centre Stage
12 - 15 November 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. When top decision-makers in the healthcare business meet in Düsseldorf in the middle of November at the world's leading medical trade fair, MEDICA 2018, they will once again be greeted by over 5,000 exhibitors from almost 70 countries, as consistent partners who are enthusiastic about innovation and offer tailored solutions for outpatient and clinical care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Pharma-provider messaging company OptimizeRx acquires patient messaging firm CareSpeak for $9M
The deal allows OptimizeRx to include CareSpeak's adherence-boosting patient engagement features into its larger platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Innovators use digital tools to translate patient experiences into meaningful data
The MITRE Corperation's Kristina Sheridan shares how her life experince inspired the Patient Toolkit, which lets patients digitally record symptoms and treatment.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical device vulnerabilities will impact patient safety, infrastructure
Despite the healthcare sector ’s awareness of medical device flaws, many are still focused on whether a patient has been harmed. But to UC San Diego researcher, emergency medicine provider Christian Dameff, it’s more about retaining patient trust and ensure the technology doesn’t fail. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Athenahealth alums ’ tech-enabled ‘payvidor’ startup, Devoted, lands $300M Series B
The startup, headed by entrepreneurs Todd and Ed Park, also announced that it has begun enrolling Medicare beneficiaries living in certain Florida counties. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UK Health and Social Care Secretary outlines plans to introduce mandatory open standards
Digital services and IT systems in the NHS will have to meet a new set of open standards and existing solutions will have to be upgraded, according to a new policy paper released by the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?
As texting between patients and providers becomes more common, it ’s imperative that providers consider the right platform to use and other security features to protect patient data. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in older people
Free access to all included Cochrane Reviews for 30 daysFalling is a common problem and is an often-overlooked cause of injury in the elderly. Falls increase in frequency with advancing age and increasing frailty. Falls should not be considered an inevitable consequence of ageing. The Cochrane Reviews in this Special Collection focus on the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in older people, and they provide evidence of effective interventions. The collection includes reviews on the prevention of falls caused by visual impairment, prevention of falls in the community and falls in care settings, and the preventio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

AMA launches Digital Health Implementation Playbook
The new playbook will include a step-by-step approach to implementing digital health tools, as well as best practices and other resources.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Philips Launches First Global Start-Up Collaboration Program Focused on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced the launch of its first global start-up collaboration program involving Philips' innovation hubs in Cambridge (US), Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China) focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Online pharmacy NowRx crowdfunds $7M for same-day, same-hour prescription delivery
The funding will allow NowRx to offer its high-speed orders in new regions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blockchain technology to expand in Hawaii following Timicoin, First Vitals Health and Wellness partnership
Timicoin and First Vitals Health and Wellness plan will use blockchain to aggregate data from EHRs in Hawaii.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Six deep-dive symposia coming up at HIMSS annual conference
Call for proposals for the six events closes this Friday. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New premarket requirements emblematic of FDA ’s long-view approach to cybersecurity
At today's Healthcare Security Forum in Boston, FDA's Dr. Suzanne Schwartz revealed that patchability forensic data capture will be key components of the agency's soon-to-be-released premarket guidance for medical device cybersecurity.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Defendants named in $1B telemedicine fraud that allegedly mislead patient, doctors
An indictment filed at the District Court of Eastern District Tennessee alleges the parties involved filed false claims for payment, and mislead doctors and patients in order to defraud private health benefit programs.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DFree, a smartphone-connected wearable for incontinence, launches in US
San Diego-based Triple W has launched a new wearable connected health monitor in the United States, focused on urinary incontinence. The sensor, called DFree, uses an ultrasound sensor to monitor changes in bladder size. Then proprietary algorithms translate that data into information about when a user should head to the bathroom. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health receives $2 million to support students with financial need
A $2 million gift from Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw will make it possible for more aspiring public health students to pursue their academic goals at UCLA.Beginning with the 2019 –20 academic year, the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship will provide assistance with tuition and living expenses for incoming students with financial need at theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The gift to establish the fellowship will be matched by an additional $1 million from the UCLA Chancellor ’s Centennial Scholars Match.“Providing financial support to students is a top priority for the Fielding School...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tyto Care secures CE Mark, paving the way for Europe rollout
The Israeli telemedicine company offers a suite of connected devices that can be used in conjunction with a telehealth visit. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Thirty Madison lands $15.25M, plans on launching migraine platform
Thirty Madison has announced plans for a new platform called Cove, which will let migraine patients virtually consult doctors and get medications through the mail.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Connected closed-loop adherence platform Hero launches to consumers with $12M backing
Hero's platform is comprised of three components: a countertop device, a prescription refill service and a digital app.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Simple Stickers may Save Lives of Patients, Athletes and Lower Medical Costs
Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body. Purdue University researchers have advanced a sticker solution moving it several steps closer to reality. The research was recently published in ACS Advanced Materials and Interfaces. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Proteus, Otsuka expand their digital medicine collaboration with five-year, $88M deal
As the Abilify MyCite platform nears a full rollout, the companies said they are looking forward to employing the technology toward additional mental health therapies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital pathology startup Deep Lens raises $3.2M
Deep Lens enables pathologist to study a large number of digitized slides and make cancer diagnoses without the use of a traditional microscope. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Startup connecting seniors to college students for companionship, services lands $2.4M
Miami-based Papa's tech-enabled platform lets elders reach out to college students for transportation, household chores and companionship.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AAFP to Shape Future of Health Care With New Informatics Push
The AAFP is establishing a new organizational pillar to stay at the fore of health IT -- and initiating a significant new push to drive innovation in family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cochrane Taiwan is expanding its reach through a new Cochrane Affiliate
Cochrane Taiwan aims to promote evidence informed health care in Taiwan, and develops partnerships with institutions in the country to achieve this aim. One of these institutions is the Chang Gung University of Science and Technology (CGUST). CGUST has now been given Cochrane Affiliate status.CGUST is committed to training healthcare personnel, and promotes evidence informed health care actively. This is the first affiliate of Cochrane Taiwan. Cochrane Taiwan and President Ying-Tung Lau of CGUST signed a memorandum of cooperation in the presence of Taipei Medical University (TMU) President Chien-Huang Lin. It is expected t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Digital therapeutics are moving toward a supplement-drug dichotomy
At the Digital Health Innovation Summit in Boston, experts said early digital therapeutics companies have an opportunity to sculpt the space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announced
Dr Chikwendu J. Edehas been announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane.The award is managed byCochrane South Africa (SA) and presented annually to an African researcher to support the conduct of a Cochrane Review focusing on a priority topic with impact on the health of people living in low- and middle-income countries. The winner is also expected to mentor a novice author from Africa during the review process and, in so doing, develop capacity in research synthesis on the continent.The award includes attendance at an annual Cochrane Colloquium; costs of face-to-face meeting...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Apple launches large orthopedic trial with Zimmer Biomet, Flo Health building new screening tool with Myovant Sciences, and more digital health deals
Also: Advanced ICU Care signs with Penn Highlands DuBois; MobileHelp supports Indie Health's blood pressure monitor and weight scale.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cybersecurity strategy: Hackers have one, do you?
During October, we talk to infosec executives and experts about the problems and practical steps to securing sensitive data, advice about what to do (and what not to do) during and after a security incident. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why healthcare data may be more secure with cloud computing
But like with most things in healthcare, organizations need to keep following up after choosing the right vendor and signing an airtight contract to best protect data. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Doctors skeptical about CMS's virtual check-in provision
Some say the measure would force patients to pay for phone calls that are currently free. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Remote Care: The new normal
Centralized care, with a hospital as the “hub,” is the standard in the U.S. today. But this familiar model is changing rapidly, as providers embrace remote care at scale. After decades of experimentation, why now? (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NHS long term plan IT update, Babylon's £23.3m reported loss and more UK digital health news briefs
Also: UK ministers to organise roundtable with companies to explore the impact of technology on loneliness and Japanese hospital joins AI research project through five-year partnership with London-based DeepMind Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation
India and Kenya signed agreements in the field of agriculture during Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to New Delhi. Credit: G.N. JhaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 2018 (IPS)By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation. When the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Technical Cooperation Amongst Developing Countries (BAPA) was adopted, few would have predicted that onl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

The Health Innovation System is 'Broken' and Failing Patients, Warns UCL Report
Patients in Europe are being let down by a global health innovation system which fails to deliver the treatments they need at prices that government can afford, according to a new report led by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), in collaboration with STOPAIDS, Global Justice Now and Just Treatment. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Wearables support health, build research data to help patients in Saudi Arabia
Manal Almalki, PhD, of Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, is empowering patients to monitor their health at home so they can gain insights into their own body using wearables; the tool is also aggregating data during the patient-run experiments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news