mHealth and Telehealth World Congress

By Jonah Comstock 11:57 am August 3, 2016
Most Bostonians look back on the blizzard of late 2014 less than fondly. But there was a silver lining for Massachusetts General Hospital, which found in the snowstorm the perfect test case for its then-fledgling telehealth program.  “Two years ago, Boston received some record-breaking snowfall,” Marcy Simoni, senior program manager for telehealth at Mass. General said at a recent event, the...
By Jonah Comstock 09:54 am July 31, 2016
Remote medical visit services are rapidly becoming commoditized, according to Dr. John Jenkins, VP of Telehealth and Executive Managing Director of that Primary Care Collaborative at Cone Health, a health system in Greensboro, North Carolina. “How many of you ever went to a hotel before there was free internet?” he asked the crowd last week at the mHealth and Telehealth World Congress in Boston...
By Jonah Comstock 03:24 pm July 26, 2016
To run Brigham and Women's Hospitals's Innovation Hub, hospital executives have to balance a blue sky encouragement of ideas with enterprise IT oversight to make sure apps and devices are safe and secure, Brigham and Women's Chief Medical Innovation Officer Dr. Adam Landman said in a presentation at the mHealth and Telehealth World Congress in Boston today. "What keeps me up at night is, I love...
By Jonah Comstock 03:40 pm July 25, 2016
Looking ahead, the Veterans Health Administration is increasingly focusing on bringing care into veterans' homes, VA higher-ups said at the mHealth and Telehealth World Conference in Boston.  "I think that the number one thing we see for where telehealth is going in the organization is increasingly into the home and into patients’ daily lives," said Neil Evans, Chief Officer in the Office of...
By Jonah Comstock 02:29 pm July 25, 2016
Those working in digital health should be careful not to mix up technology and innovation, speakers at the mHealth and Telehealth World Congress advised attendees in Boston this week. Technology by itself won’t affect culture change, and technology won’t achieve positive outcomes unless it’s deployed in a smart way that re-imagines care, with an emphasis on ease of use for the patient. “Some...