July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday.
He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years.
Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...
February 10, 2017
About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD (@NaomiFried), is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation infrastructure consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma companies and providers. Her previous positions include the first Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Biogen’s VP of Innovation and External Partnerships, and VP...
October 10, 2016
Arkansas is inching closer to the national standard of telemedicine allowances. The state’s Medical Board unanimously passed requirements allowing doctors to examine patients from afar through audio and visual technology, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Patients and physicians must establish a relationship before a telemedicine visits, the rules state, and the relationship cannot be...
June 16, 2016
Last week, Dr. James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association, shook the digital health world, or at least the digital health Twitterverse, with a proclamation that digital health is the new "snake oil".
“From ineffective electronic health records, to an explosion of direct-to-consumer digital health products, to apps of mixed quality, this is the digital snake oil of the early 21st...
December 14, 2015
Hackensack, New Jersey-based Vidyo, a videoconferencing company that works with healthcare stakeholders, has raised a $10 million strategic investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and another $5 million from existing investors.
“Kaiser Permanente Ventures is committed to partnering with innovative organizations that support our work to improve the health of patients and the communities we...
October 29, 2015
A Kaiser Permanente video visit.
Doctors, technologists, and entrepreneurs have a lot of different visions of the future of medicine, and they don't always line up. Dr. Robert Pearl, the Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, part of Kaiser Permanente, thinks some digital health offerings -- like video visits -- will revolutionize medicine. Others -- like health monitoring...
October 7, 2015
Digital health funding is on the rise -- for example, MobiHealthNews tracked $689 million in deals this quarter, spread across 49 deals, compared to $392 million in Q3 of last year. But investors at a Health 2.0 panel this week said that dollar amounts don't tell the whole story.
"There are a lot of different sources of capital than there used to be before," Ankur Luther, an executive director at...
September 22, 2015
Noom Coach, the company's current consumer wellness app.
Wellness app maker Noom will work with both the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital in New York and Kaiser Permanente on a 12-week, 200-person trial of a new mobile health app for eating disorders called Noom Monitor, according to a new posting on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Noom picked up an NIH grant to develop and test Noom...
July 30, 2015
Around 4.9 million members in health system Kaiser Permanente’s 9.6 million member network are using Kaiser’s online health management platform, called My Health Manager, according to Kaiser’s 2014 annual report, which came out today.
In 2014, through Kaiser’s online and mobile health services, 37.4 million lab test results were viewed online, 20 million secure emails were sent, 4.1 million...
July 29, 2015
A Kaiser Permanente video visit.
Nearly 60 percent of healthcare organizations are either behind on their digital health strategy or lack one entirely, according to a new survey of 450 healthcare companies from Validic.
Specifically, 59 percent said they were behind on their strategy or didn't have one, while 41 percent said they were on track with their digital health strategy. Respondents...