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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With skin cancer being the most common cancer in the United States, it is vital that awareness be raised surrounding this potentially fatal, yet preventable, disease. Skin cancer is mainly caused by ultraviolet(UV) radiation from the sun. This UV radiation is also found in tanning booths and sunlamps. There are multiple different types of skin [...]

May 5, 2015 | Reply More
Making stronger connections for better population health

Making stronger connections for better population health

By: Terry Edwards, CEO and Founder, PerfectServe, WLSA Member   We live in a time of quick and constant communication, where you can share a photo of your meal with millions of people even faster than you can take a bite. Despite the ease of communication in our everyday lives, as an industry, we in [...]

April 8, 2015 | Reply More
Alcohol Awareness Month: Stay Informed with Digital Health

Alcohol Awareness Month: Stay Informed with Digital Health

By Devon Tolliver, Manager, Marketing and Member Communications The relationship between humans and alcohol is a complicated one. From prohibition to MTV’s spring break, American society has reached extremes on the alcohol-related spectrum.  This has led to countless studies and an entire month dedicated to the awareness of issues concerning alcohol. Though moderate alcohol use [...]

April 1, 2015 | Reply More
Shouldn’t doctors be advocates for connective health technologies?

Shouldn’t doctors be advocates for connective health technologies?

Health care professionals have a duty to advocate for their patients.  This is a fundamental principle to the sacred relationship between a doctor and patient.  Shouldn’t Doctors also be advocates for connective health technologies that best serve their patients?  As unlikely as that sounds given the multitude of distractions facing clinicians, it would be a [...]

March 11, 2015 | Reply More
Did you really leave your personal health record in the cab?

Did you really leave your personal health record in the cab?

In the 1990’s, who would have thought that by 2015 most of your sensitive health records might be stored on the mobile phone in your pocket.  If you thought you were afraid of leaving your smartphone behind in the cab before, imagine how much you store on your mobile devices today that is protected by [...]

February 11, 2015 | Reply More
TripleTree’s Thoughts on the Impacts of Medicare’s Shift to Alternative Payment Models

TripleTree’s Thoughts on the Impacts of Medicare’s Shift to Alternative Payment Models

WLSA member company, TripleTree has posted a great blog on the impacts of medicare’s shift to alternative payment models. Read the blog below and visit TripleTree’s website to read additional healthcare and connected health blogs.  “Many heads turned to Washington late last month when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid out a [...]

February 10, 2015 | Reply More
More (mostly) forward progress in 2015

More (mostly) forward progress in 2015

We have more connected health news from FDA (see prior note).   The FDA followed through on its deregulatory itrajectory with final guidance on MDDS software and conforming changes to the final guidance on mobile medical apps.  MDDS software has been removed from Class 1 regulation.  Generally, if the software does nothing more than faithfully transfer [...]

February 9, 2015 | Reply More
Heart Health and the Digital Revolution

Heart Health and the Digital Revolution

The digital revolution has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. Smartphones connect us to others and to the Internet 24 hours a day. Online social networks let us interact with far flung people and communities. And electronic sensors help us personalize the way we operate cars, cameras, air conditioners, audio systems and countless other [...]

February 2, 2015 | Reply More
More progress on Connected Health

More progress on Connected Health

“More progress on Connected Health.  Who would have predicted that the term “precision medicine” would roll off the President’s lips in 2015?  The President’s budget proposal will reportedly include $215 million to support a Precision Medicine Initiative through the NIH (http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/obama-request-215m-precision-medicine-plan/2015-01-30?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal).  Mapping the personal “x–omics” (genomics, proteinomics, metabolomics, etc.) of millions of people require a [...]

February 2, 2015 | Reply More
“Why hospitals should care about net neutrality”

“Why hospitals should care about net neutrality”

WLSA’s Rob McCray was recently interviewed by Healthcare Dive’s Heather Caspi during which he discussed the FCC consideration of tighter rules guaranteeing net neutrality. “One of the most vocal speakers on the topic of net neutrality is Rob McCray, president and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. The group recently teamed up with the mHealth Regulatory Coalition [...]

January 29, 2015 | Reply More