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TripleTree mentions WLSA’s Rob McCray in Blog

TripleTree mentions WLSA’s Rob McCray in Blog

WLSA’s Rob McCray added to a recent TripleTree blog post: Why ‘Services’ Will Be a Key Enabler of Healthcare Innovation in 2015. “Our colleague Rob McCray at the WLSA agrees, and opined that large health systems and payers are basically services businesses, and that they want to get out of buying components and worrying about how [...]

February 24, 2015 | Reply More
Cox and Cleveland Clinic’s joint venture Vivre Health

Cox and Cleveland Clinic’s joint venture Vivre Health

“Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a “strategic alliance”, called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to [...]

February 23, 2015 | Reply More
WLSA comments on fitness device article

WLSA comments on fitness device article

WLSA’s Rob McCray commented on a recent MobiHealthNews article on “Fitness device makers say engagement, not accuracy, is most important.” Read the comment below and the full connected health article here. “Clinical accuracy is not required in the “HEATHYTAINMENT” sector where FitBit and thousands of apps reside…yet. Wristwatches are still the most successful tech wearable [...]

February 19, 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
Dexcom CGM app ready for Apple Watch launch

Dexcom CGM app ready for Apple Watch launch

According to the MobiHealthNews article, WLSA Member company Dexcom’s continuous glucose monitoring app will be ready when Apple Watch launches. This is another great step in connected health. “Dexcom’s Apple Watch app will be ready to go when the device launches in April, the company told the Wall Street Journal. The app, which will not need to seek [...]

February 9, 2015 | Reply More
“Power to the patient: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare”

“Power to the patient: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare”

A report from The Economist Intelligence Unit takes an in depth look at how connected and mobile health are changing the healthcare industry through patient engagement. WLSA’s Rob McCray was an interviewee providing insights to the report along with other industry leaders, including Dr. Eric Topol and Young Sohn. See the preface below and read the [...]

February 4, 2015 | Reply More
Wellness Apps Popular with Smartphone Users

Wellness Apps Popular with Smartphone Users

A recent MobiHealth article discusses a report that shows that “more than 40 million US smartphone owners are active users of at least one wellness or fitness app, according to research firm Parks Associates.” This is great news as the connected health industry is growing and becoming increasingly popular as people are becoming more engaged [...]

February 4, 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