HIMSS18

By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2018
Digital therapeutics may be up and coming, but they also have a long way to go before their mainstream treatment options, according to experts who spoke at the digital therapeutics deep dive at HIMSS18. “This is going to be a completely new industry sector,” Pierre Leurent, CEO of Voluntis, said during the session. “It’s going to have very strong growth in the years to come and it’s going to be a...
By Laura Lovett March 9, 2018
Compliance is important to any developer looking to create a healthcare app. But sometimes getting the right compliance for multiple products in several different countries can be a bit like running through an obstacle course.  Cloud-based platform for digital health Datica has recently announced its next generation platform to manage HIPAA compliance on top of AWS and Microsoft Azure.  “I’ve...
By Jonah Comstock March 9, 2018
Correction: An earlier version of this article identified Ed Martinez as a doctor. According to Ed Martinez, CIO of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, one of the biggest problems with EHRs is that they’re not patient-focused systems.’ “We had just gone live in 2007, 2006 with Cerner and I realized there was a missing component in the whole Cerner story,” Martinez told MobiHealthNews in an...
By Jonah Comstock March 8, 2018
There’s no doctor onboard the International Space Station. Because of the costs associated with shipping anything up to space, there’s a carefully chosen selection of medical supplies and devices. For everything else, the six international astronauts that live and work on the station rely on NASA’s own brand of telemedicine. “Telemedicine really is our only resource,” Dr. Shannan Moynihan, deputy...
By Jonah Comstock March 1, 2018
At HIMSS18, Philips plans to announce several new additions to its line of connected care products. A new management system called FocusPoint will help give hospitals more visibility into the performance of their patient monitoring technology.  Philips also plans to introduce the next generation of its HealthSuite collection of digital health tools, which will include analytics and artificial...
By Jonah Comstock February 26, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis is bucking traditional telemedicine wisdom in two ways. One, the company has always worked to deliver telemedicine services to patients by working with their existing provider. Two, they are moving away from video visit as the default for telemedicine. “I always looked at phone and video as more of an analog model,” said Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis. “I said...
By Jonah Comstock February 22, 2018
Medication management app maker Medisafe has a guiding principle when it comes to the difficult task of improving medication adherence: One size does not fit all. Patients miss medications for a range of different reasons, so a range of different approaches can be appropriate to help them. “We can understand different reasons for adherence for different people, activate different motivators, and...
By Jonah Comstock February 22, 2018
At the HIMSS global conference, technology companies tend to use the gathering as an excuse to show off the latest features and advancements of their platform. But American Well co-CEO Ido Schoenberg says that the telehealth company is pointing that spotlight elsewhere. “What you’re going to see at HIMSS is we are really showcasing the enormous partners and clients that are developing on American...
By Jonah Comstock February 19, 2018
The rise of consumerism in healthcare might seem like new ground to people in the industry, but when other industries are considered, that ground starts to look well-trodden. Customer service, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty have been the North Star in other industries for years -- now it’s on hospitals to translate those values and skills into patient satisfaction and patient loyalty...
By Laura Lovett February 7, 2018
When Amanda Greene goes to the doctor she is prepared. She has her iPad, email print-outs and her EHR login ready for the physician. Greene has multiple chronic illnesses and sees a variety of doctors for treatment. But there is no way for her different doctors to connect her medical records, forcing Greene to fill in the gaps. “I’m not just a full-time patient but a full-time care manager,”...

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