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...
March 7, 2018
HIMSS on Friday revealed that it has acquired Healthbox for its innovation consulting and fund management services.
"Healthcare organizations look at us asking if we can help them think through concepts around digital health or how to bring innovation into their systems," said Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO.
Healthbox, in fact, specializes in two sets of services: innovation consulting and fund management...
April 26, 2016
Although Under Armour raised revenues overall by about 30 percent this quarter, the company’s Connected Fitness business — made up in large part by its 2015 fitness app acquisitions — is still not turning a profit. UA says it lost $16.5 million in Q1 on Connected Fitness, more than the $15 million it lost in Q1 2015.
“While we are still in investment mode, we believe that the future of Connected...
November 24, 2015
Sometimes the ways technology can improve the patient experience are complex new sensors, patient engagement apps, or telepresence robots. Or sometimes they're simple. Like CareCube, a new product from Madison, Wisconsin-based Quietyme that will allow hospitalized patients to call for a nurse, food service, hospitality, or more just by changing the orientation of a box about the size and shape of...