September 11, 2020
AmWell and GoodRx seem to be ushering in a second wave of digital health IPOs. Why is this happening now? And who's next? With Healthbox President and HIMSS EVP Neil Patel as their guest, the MobiHealth team (host Jonah Comstock, Managing Editor Laura Lovett and Associate Editor Mallory Hackett) dive into these questions and more.
Plus, in the second half of the show, they discuss Amazon Halo,...
August 3, 2020
Austin, Texas-based virtual and on-demand care provider Remedy announced Dr. Ronald Dixon as its chief medical officer. Dixon, formerly the head of clinical affairs at Onduo and the president and CEO of Onduo Professionals (its provider staffing group), is expected to draw on his experience to help Remedy build out its virtual chronic care treatment services.
“Dr. Dixon’s experience in developing...
June 10, 2020
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare companies have had to develop new ways of delivering care. But one aspect has remained constant: having effective digital tools is critical in order to make it to the future.
Even though the importance of digital strategies is not a new concept, it has taken on whole new meaning now that healthcare providers have become more reliant on them...
June 2, 2020
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare companies have begun using new digital tools to help keep patients healthy. From virus-tracking APIs to remote monitoring, healthcare stakeholders are discovering just how important digital tools and strategies can be.
Having an effective digital strategy is different for each business, but it “largely consists of the organized use of tools and...
April 21, 2020
In the innovation circuit it’s hard to miss the array of new technologies seeking to address the coronavirus pandemic.
“It felt like there was a whole lot of duplications and a whole lot of innovation going on in silos,” Neil Patel, president of Healthbox and executive vice president of HIMSS, told MobiHealthNews.
He was even seeing these efforts first-hand. Patel explained that his wife is an...
April 14, 2020
Through its Healthbox subsidiary, HIMSS is facilitating peer-to-peer sharing of COVID-19 technology solutions and lessons learned on the COVID-19 Digital Think Tank. On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock chats with Healthbox President Neil Patel about how to use the platform, how it came about, and what he's seen on it so far.
Neil and Jonah also get to talking about the effect the current...
March 20, 2020
The novel coronavirus represents a global pandemic the likes of which haven't been seen for roughly a century, and has put enormous pressures on the healthcare system and the economy alike.
To date the World Health Organization reports 209,839 confirmed cases and 8,778 deaths due to the virus. Healthcare providers and government agencies have scrambled to find ways to treat and stop the spread...
June 28, 2019
One easy mistake for an organization to make is to think of innovation as a project that can be finished. Certainly healthcare systems have seen success with large-scale transformation projects with set end dates that can be said to be concluded.
But the nature of innovation is that it’s ongoing, not just because technology is always advancing, but also because the needs of patients and providers...
February 11, 2019
When it comes to innovation, healthcare players can’t wait around to see how it it going to play out.
“You are either being disrupted or a disruptor — sometimes you are both,” Neil Patel, president of Healthbox and EVP at HIMSS, said this morning at the Innovation Symposium.
That’s why it’s important to always be looking ahead and thinking about trends, he said. Giving Blockbuster as the...
May 4, 2018
Worries about artificial intelligence replacing doctors — at least any time soon — have largely given way to a vision of doctors and algorithms working together to give patients the best possible treatment. But what exact shape that collaboration will take is still being hammered out by developers and doctors.
At Health 2.0’s Dev4Health conference, held this week at the HIMSS Innovation Center in...