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by Brian Eastwood | November 01, 2017

Connected Health Conference: Digital Health’s Opportunity to Capture a Positive View of Aging

The Connected Health Conference and its predecessor events, the Partners HealthCare’s Connected Health Symposium and the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Connected Health Conference (a HIMSS event), aim to frame digital health advancements in the context of improving clinical care delivery as well as personal engagement. It’s “personal” engagement because the

by Brian Eastwood | July 11, 2016

Finally, Some Concrete Use Cases for Telehealth

A recent report has gone great lengths to explain how and to what extent telehealth can improve outcomes, and it is well worth a read if your healthcare organization (HCO) plans to explore investments in telehealth services now or in the future. No, I’m not talking about The Wall Street

by Brian Eastwood | May 16, 2016

A Different Approach to Health App Curation

In a recent fit of insomnia, I downloaded a free Electronic Arts version of Scrabble onto my Android phone. I made my decision based on four things: The name of the app, the name of the developer, its star rating in Google Play, and the user reviews, which offered a

by Brian Eastwood | January 29, 2016

Bringing Digital Health to Those Who Need It Most

Between my current life as an analyst and my former life as a journalist, I’ve sat in a lot of keynote addresses, conference sessions, and presentations touting the latest and greatest consumer healthcare products. No matter whether I’m impressed, puzzled, or bored, I always ask myself, “Would Mom and Dad

by ndrao | January 21, 2016

3 Real-World Reasons the Scripps Study Failed

The results of a six-month study on the impact of connected devices on chronically ill patients are in – and they’re not good. The Scripps Translational Science Institute found

by John Moore lll | July 31, 2015

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law Paula Span for The New York Times "Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another. This article highlights ways in which either kind of confusion could lead to less than optimal outcomes. HIPAA is often

by Brian Eastwood | July 13, 2015

With Wristband, Google Entering Consumer Health on Its Own Terms

It’s not every day that health-related news from Google gets buried, but recent headlines about the Supreme Court upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s largest insurers playing matchmaker seem to have relegated Google’s planned health-tracking wristband to the proverbial back page of the Internet.

by ndrao | May 26, 2015

Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

The telehealth market has enjoyed an upward rise over the last couple of years. After signing on a number of payers, employers, and retailers, telehealth vendors have even begun gaining traction with their direct to consumer (DTC) efforts. Now, this burgeoning industry is turning their sights squarely on the provider
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