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By Kathy Lozano 11:58 am April 9, 2020
About the author: Kathy Lozano is VP of clinical operations at Carenet Health, a San Antonio, Texas-based telehealth nursing and virtual clinic provider. Telehealth has emerged as a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19, helping to ease the burden on traditional healthcare providers by encouraging patients with unrelated mild or moderate ailments to get care via phone or online. It has also...
By Vasileios Nittas 07:33 am April 7, 2020
The unprecedented speed of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) had the world quickly realise that the only way to avoid a frontal crash is a temporary emergency brake. As we slow down and stay home, the novel coronavirus sweeps across communities, destabilizes livelihoods and forces a new 'normal'. A new normal that requires distance and discipline. Yes, we are all in this together; and yes, it is each and...
By Marianna Imenokhoeva 07:01 am March 31, 2020
At a time, when social distancing is among the major measures used to fight COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth is stepping-up as a key technology for safe and efficient communications. The World Health Organization mentioned telemedicine among essential services in “strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19” policy. According to a new WHO policy, within the optimizing service delivery...
By David Maman 02:23 pm February 24, 2020
David Maman is CEO and founder of Binah.ai, a company that developed a video-based vital signs monitoring application for smartphones using artificial intelligence technology. To date, more than 2,400 deaths and 78,000 cases worldwide have been confirmed as a result of the coronavirus. Officially named COVID-19, the mortality and incidence of the disease are still rising, and these numbers will...
By Ian Chiang 11:21 am February 7, 2020
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...
By Naomi Fried 01:47 pm January 28, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD, is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation-program design and optimization consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma, payers and providers. Her previous positions include the first chief innovation officer at Boston...
By Abhinav Shashank 02:04 pm January 10, 2020
Abhinav Shashank is the cofounder and CEO at Innovaccer Inc. Abhinav has led the San Francisco-based healthcare technology company since its inception in 2014. Under his supervision, Innovaccer developed its proprietary data activation platform. Amazing, breathtaking, reformative, groundbreaking. No single adjective suffices to describe how 2019 changed US healthcare. With the end of the decade,...
By Anish Sebastian 11:50 am January 3, 2020
About the author: Anish Sebastian co-founded Babyscripts in 2013, which has partnered with dozens of health systems for its data-centric model in prenatal care. As the CEO of the startup, Anish has focused his efforts on product and software development, as well as evidence-based validation of their product. Prior to this, he founded a research analytics startup and served as a senior tech...
By Ian Chiang 11:06 am December 20, 2019
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...
By Melissa Jankowski 02:44 pm November 15, 2019
About the author: Melissa Jankowski is the executive director of The Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring safe medical transportation. NEMTAC partners with medical transport brokers and associations to develop best practices and has a role in the establishment of American National Standards that affect the industry...