May 20, 2020
Roughly a month after first announcing their unprecedented collaboration, Apple and Google have updated their devices' operating systems today with the first component of their contact tracing API.
Referred to by the companies as "Exposure Notifications," the technology aims to help public health agencies deploy apps that tell individuals when they may have been exposed to another person with...
April 27, 2020
NHS Digital and NHSX have announced the national rollout of digital interoperability system GP Connect to all NHS GP surgeries and specialist care centres. The programme will enable secure sharing of patient information across primary care services, enabling more efficient access to care for patients.
WHY IT MATTERS
GP Connect enables patients to book in and receive care from surgeries other than...
April 20, 2020
As COVID-19 sweeps around the world, we are starting to see countries exit from lockdown, others introducing more stringent lockdown and others relying on the resilience of their health and care systems to allow them to make changes which are more discreet and focused on trying to avoid the economic and political effects of more stringent approaches.
The explosion of data points
Health and care...
April 10, 2020
Two of the biggest names in technology have formed an unprecedented partnership to introduce health data-sharing and COVID-19 contact-tracing technologies to the lion's share of the smartphone market.
In dual news releases published this afternoon, Apple and Google announced plans to launch APIs that will enable interoperability between iOS and Android products by way of official apps from public...
November 22, 2019
As providers seek to improve the patient experience and engage patients for better health outcomes, a KLAS report explores how vendors' claims square with health systems' priorities.
August 20, 2019
Trouble in Cupertino. Morale is low and tensions are high within Apple’s health team, where conflicting ideas and strategies have led to a number of high-profile departures, according to a new report from CNBC.
While the company’s primary focus has so far been on new features for generally healthy users, anonymous employees said that some team members wanted to tackle major healthcare challenges...
July 31, 2019
Twenty stakeholders including health and technology giants such as, Apple, Google, Anthem, Microsoft and Humana have announced their plans to test drive a new health record interoperability initiative, which specifically helps connect claims data.
CARIN, a nonprofit dedicated to consumer-directed exchange of health information, has unveiled its Blue Button HL7 FHIR API model and draft...
June 19, 2019
About the author: Paddy Padmanabhan is founder and CEO of Damo Consulting, a growth strategy and digital transformation advisory firm that works with healthcare enterprises and global technology companies, and author of The Big Unlock: Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Era.
Recent data from VC firm Rock Health on digital health funding numbers point to a...
May 14, 2019
The American Medical Association has always had an interesting relationship with digital health, vacillating between gadfly and cheerleader as it seeks to fulfill its role as the voice of physicians in industry conversations.
At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, an event held in Cleveland this week and organized in conjunction with HIMSS, AMA Board Chair Dr....
April 22, 2019
Much like any other industry in the digital age, the healthcare sector is exploding with new technologies. Novel tools from health systems, IT vendors and startups are looking to tackle physician burnout, patient engagement, workflow efficiency, data management and other longstanding issues plaguing care.
Unlike many of its contemporaries, however, healthcare’s technology platforms have been...