Docs, don’t ignore mHealth, by Matt Mattox, contains good advice for the medical community. Engaged health consumers are increasingly interested in exercising greater control over their own health and access to health care providers. The Scanadu Scout is in a category of smart products that will meet this demand. The technology is moving very rapidly. Regulatory matters [...]
Nicholas Vu Pharm.D. Candidate 2014 University of California – San Diego Download Here
Connected Health is powering the improvement of health care systems by creating the tools that make health care better, more efficient and more accessible. The ongoing consolidation of hospitals with hospitals and with medical groups, coupled with changes in payment systems, will create more rational purchasers (e.g. Kaiser, Geisinger) for connected health care platforms offered [...]
Last week TripleTree spent two agenda-packed days at the annual WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego. This venue has historically been a gathering place for early stage innovators seeking funding, and global firms curious about uncovering where wireless technologies and mobile features in healthcare can lead to meaningful innovation. But as we opined on these pages 10 months [...]
WLSA President and CEO, Robert B. McCray was recently interviewed by Gregg Masters and Dr. Pat Salber on This Week in Health Innovation, a part of the Blogtalkradio Network. Listen to the broadcast, below:
With my colleague Don Jones, I started working on the convergence of wireless and healthcare in 2000 through some work with Qualcomm. We created the WLSA in 2005 in order to bring the technology, consumer and entertainment sectors into healthcare. Our first Convergence Summit was held in 2006 and one of our highlighted companies was BodyMedia, represented by co-founder and then CEO Astro Teller, who is now at Google.
I attended day one (March 19, 2013) of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on wireless health (http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/health-information-technologies-harnessing-wireless-innovation). Multiple topics were addressed but the primary focus was on inter-related issues: is the FDA doing a good job in regulating mobile health; and, will FDA regulation or the medical device tax stifle innovation?
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Responds to the Recent “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”)” Regulations
Introductory Comments by Rob McCray: Patients expect privacy in their healthcare interactions and this is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and state statutes. In a connected health world, compliance with these requirements requires that affected entities manage their patient-specific communications in a secure fashion. Privacy and security are manageable issues but [...]
Healthcare “systems” are broken in the United States, struggling in many other developed countries, and virtually non-existent for billions of the planet’s residents. The U.S. spends far more on health care than any other country yet we still rank at or near the bottom of industrialized nations’ health outcomes. One study indicates that outcomes are [...]
Healthcare “systems” are broken in the developing world and non-existent for billions of the planet’s residents. The United States spends far more on health care than other countries yet we still rank at or near the bottom of industrialized nations’ health outcomes. One study indicates that outcomes are actually worse in communities with higher Medicare [...]