February 22, 2018
About the author: Emily Mitchell (PMP) is a senior manager within the Accenture Federal Services Health and Public Service practice. She has more than 16 years of experience providing consulting services to public service and private clients with a primary focus on program management and team leadership. As Client Account Lead, she supports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (...
January 28, 2018
Answering those very personal questions at the doctors office can seem a little too close for comfort for a lot patients, and doubly so for many teens. But a new app launching today, called Docket, aims to give patients an alternative way to answer those questions, while offering providers an easier way to collect patients’ health data.
“What we really honing in on is the problem of patient-...
January 18, 2018
Artificial intelligence-driven health tools, including those built for mobile apps or other technologies, have the potential to conveniently delivery high-quality data and services to a growing share of the population, according to a recent JASON advisory report requested by and developed for HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). To do so, however, major players will need...
January 11, 2018
At long last, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named a new chief privacy officer. The post has been vacant since Deven McGraw left the acting chief privacy officer post in October, and some in the industry speculated the Trump administration would not fill the post at all.
Instead, Kathryn Marchesini, the agency’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Director for Privacy, is being...
September 13, 2017
Dr. David Brailer may be best known as the first ever National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But Brailer has held a diverse range of roles before and since that give him a uniquely well-rounded perspective on digital health.
“I’m a physician,” Brailer told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. “I’m a PhD economist, but spent most of my career as an entrepreneur in the digital...
February 22, 2017
Digital diabetes management company Omada Health has brought on federal policy veteran Lucia Savage as their new Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer. Savage, who previously worked as Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for IT, will lead Omada’s legal and compliance team. In her new role, Savage will lead Omada’s regulatory strategy and ensure the privacy and security...
January 16, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced winners in two categories of contests designed to make it easier to retrieve and share healthcare information. The ONC handed out cash prizes in its Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge.
“We are thrilled to recognize new tools that make it easier for individuals...
January 11, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator has released a draft of an analysis of the landscape of the role patient-generated health data has to play in clinical research and health care delivery.
The white paper, written by Accenture Federal Services, is now available for public comment and is the latest development in the ONC’s two-year contract with Accenture to identify challenges and...
December 14, 2016
Washington, D.C research foundation RTI International has partnered with Validic to leverage consumer wearable and health sensor data for research. Validic – which has a platform that enables personal health information from consumer devices to be securely captured, standardized and delivered – will validate and deliver the patient-recorded data, and RTI will carry out the research from there....
October 19, 2016
Accenture Federal Services has chosen Validic and Sutter Health to guide a pilot project exploring how patient-generated data can best be leveraged to improve research and healthcare. The goal is to capture information that Accenture can use to develop a research paper to inform government policy.
The pilot is the next step in Accenture’s two-year consulting contract with the ONC to help the...