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Mount Sinai's Patient Itinerary app recognises that being organised and informed supports good outcomes

Mount Sinai's Patient Itinerary app recognises that being organised and informed supports good outcomes | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it

A new “Patient Itinerary” app now gives patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital a detailed schedule of upcoming treatments, procedures and tests.


Via Andrew Spong
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This is brilliant! A pure WIN/WIN!

Time saved for hospital staff and visibility/transparency for patient.

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23andMe's Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off

23andMe's Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The consumer genetic testing company says it can barely keep up with demand from researchers, while patient advocates wonder if customers deserv
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"collaborations with drug makers like Genentech (to study Parkinson's disease) and Pfizer (irritable bowel disease and lupus) are a big part of its future growth"

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App Annie debuts new Marketing Intelligence solution

App Annie debuts new Marketing Intelligence solution | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Mobile app data specialist App Annie has unveiled a new offering that provides marketers with data to improve user acquisition campaigns and execute cost-efficient, data-driven marketing strategies to scale their app business.
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"A feature focused on competitive insights provides marketers with specific details on the app advertising strategies their competitors are using (such as their partners, creatives, tactics and messaging), giving them an inside look at what they are up against in the app marketing ecosystem."

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New Fitbit exec charged with building out pharma partner deals

New Fitbit exec charged with building out pharma partner deals | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
As part of its journey from fitness wearable maker to broader digital healthcare company, Fitbit has hired Walgreens executive Adam Pellegrini for the newly created post of president of digital health to help bring its portfolio of products, data and services into clinical settings. And that means Pellegrini will be working to develop partnerships with pharma and medical device companies--along with healthcare systems, payers and insurers.
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“I see a tremendous opportunity for healthcare providers, health plans and pharmaceutical companies to foster a more proactive, consumer-centric approach to healthcare using Fitbit’s products, software, services and extraordinary health brand” @adampellegrini

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Resources for medical app and device FDA, FCC approval

Resources for medical app and device FDA, FCC approval | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A list of various resources for determining how to get your app or device FDA or FCC approved. 
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Quick view at Class I, II and III

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Amazon Echo, KidsMD app answer parents questions on demand

Amazon Echo, KidsMD app answer parents questions on demand | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The KidsMD app from Boston Children's for Echo will answer parents health questions about their kids on demand.
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"Will Cortana, Siri, and Google Now be linking up with any medical apps to provide similar features? Given Google’s focus on delivered curated health information for medical questions, it seems like it would be a natural next step."

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Medical Apps 102: Understanding how your medical app can store and access data

Medical Apps 102: Understanding how your medical app can store and access data | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Continuing our series on medical app development for healthcare professionals, we'll break down your app based on functionality.
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Med Apps: Cloud or local database... It depends...

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With the majority of the world using mobile devices, now is the time to perfect your mobile app experience. Great article.

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Health apps fall short in telling us how they use our data

Health apps fall short in telling us how they use our data | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A recent study raises some serious concerns about how the info we enter into health apps is being used.
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"An impressive 70% of [health] apps lacked a privacy policy."

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How President Obama shaped the future of digital health

How President Obama shaped the future of digital health | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country..
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"Today, 96 percent of hospitals across the country have adopted EHRs. In 2009, before the ACA had been passed, only 12 percent of hospitals had adopted them."

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Reframing Patient Care through eHealth: A Powerful Toolkit for Patient-Specific Engagement

Reframing Patient Care through eHealth: A Powerful Toolkit for Patient-Specific Engagement | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
eHealth technologies have potential for engaging patients in their own care but must be closely aligned with a patient’s experiences and engagement needs.
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"The level of engagement of a specific patient, as assessed through the Patient Health Engagement Scale, (Graffigna et al., 2015) should be considered a compass to best choose technological tools and to orient interventions addressed to such patients."

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The State of Health Technology [Infographic]

The State of Health Technology [Infographic] | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Technology has infiltrated just about every aspect of our day to day lives, but it is perhaps most important and most useful when it comes to tracking and

Via Thierry Le Magny
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Navigating the future of Healthcare.

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Your inhaler’s watching you: drugmakers race for smart devices

Your inhaler’s watching you: drugmakers race for smart devices | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
(Reuters) – Makers of inhalers to treat asthma and chronic lung disease are racing to develop a new generation of smart devices with sensors to monitor if patients are using their puffers properly. Linked wirelessly to the cloud, the gadgets are part of a medical “Internet of Things” that promises improved adherence, or correct use […]
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“Technique is critical. You might have the world’s best blockbuster drug in an inhaler, but if patients don’t use it properly they won’t get the benefits” => "AstraZeneca will start a year-long U.S. clinical trial designed to improve adherence to long-term therapy in nearly 400 patients with COPD using Adherium’s smart inhaler."

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Apple hiring lawyer with HIPAA and health privacy experience - iMedicalApps

Apple hiring lawyer with HIPAA and health privacy experience - iMedicalApps | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Apple's search for a HIPAA specialist related to medical apps points to further health related product releases -- whether it be the Apple Watch or phone.
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"The part of the job responsibilities most interesting to me: “privacy by design reviews and projects” and “assist with privacy complaints and breaches”."

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Big data and diabetes: improving adherence rates for medication

Big data and diabetes: improving adherence rates for medication | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
To help improve adherence rates for medication against diabetes, Sanofi is investing in Big Data and working in partnership with leading data analysts
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Looks like "potential for improvement" to me: "studies show that glycemic goals are achieved by less than 50% of people with diabetes, with adherence rates for medication at between 62% and 64% for people prescribed insulin.

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Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse

Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
In the last three years, Gliimpse has built a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their own medical records and info.
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CEO Tim Cook recently told Fast Company in an interview that he sees a major business opportunity for the company in the non-regulated side of health care: "So if you don’t care about reimbursement, which we have the privilege of doing, that may even make the smartphone market look small."

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The Evolution of Healthcare

The Evolution of Healthcare | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Healthcare is evolving, no-brainer right?  So instead of writing a long, wordy post about how it is changing, I decided to write a short post about what I have seen that works from decades of healthcare and digital experience.    I decided to also format this post in a simple, three bucket format.

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An everyday struggle: "MVF or Minimally Viable Feature set"

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Statwise™ Treatment Tracker

Statwise™ Treatment Tracker | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Statwise™ program helps you track your moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis symptoms while taking Enbrel® (etanercept).
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Interesting initiative from Amgen to improve Patients/HCPs dialogue and treatment adherence in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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FDA clearance of Withings Thermo WiFi thermometer doesn't mean it's accurate

FDA clearance of Withings Thermo WiFi thermometer doesn't mean it's accurate | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Just because Withings Thermo is FDA cleared doesn't mean it's accurate. Temporal thermometers have been proven in studies to not be accurate.
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"It’s important to remember the difference between FDA cleared versus FDA approved."

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Apple Search Ads for medical apps - iMedicalApps

Apple Search Ads for medical apps - iMedicalApps | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Apple is now giving developers the ability to place advertisements in search, which should help the medical app category return better results.
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"Over 65% of downloads come directly from searches in the App Store"

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After Happtique's recent setback, is there a future for app certification?

After Happtique's recent setback, is there a future for app certification? | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
While some recent revelations were embarrasing, a bigger question remains - is there really a role for "certification" when it comes to medical apps?
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"In a market defined by a low barrier to entry and minimal startup costs, the reality is that the number of apps will far outpace any centralized evaluation mechanism."

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Report: Health apps & connected health devices need clear "HIPAA" rules

Report: Health apps & connected health devices need clear "HIPAA" rules | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Patient privacy laws have big gaps when it comes to digital health, according to a recent report from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

"An app you download in which you enter sensitive health information like a serious illness or STI? Not covered. If it’s “direct to consumer,” then HIPAA generally doesn’t apply."... Yeup

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FDA declines to scrutinize claims by “low risk” mhealth apps, devices. What’s the takeaway?

FDA declines to scrutinize claims by “low risk” mhealth apps, devices. What’s the takeaway? | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
FDA said it will ease up vetting general health and wellness apps, but it will scrutinize clinical applications and devices. Does this mean the FTC will step up?
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"The document offers information on the kinds of apps and devices for which it will and won’t take action."

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GlaxoSmithKline Is Teaming Up With Google's Verily To Develop Bioelectronic Medicines

GlaxoSmithKline Is Teaming Up With Google's Verily To Develop Bioelectronic Medicines | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The new venture called Galvani Bioelectronics will develop implants to treat disorders including arthritis, asthma, and diabetes.
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"The new venture will invest £540 million (about $711 million dollars) over seven years with Glaxo holding a 55% stake in the new firm and Google's Verily holding a 45% stake."

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46 digital health companies that raised money in the second quarter of 2016

46 digital health companies that raised money in the second quarter of 2016 | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q2 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on funding. In the second quarter of 2016, MobiHealthNews tracked funding for health tech companies that totaled about $500 million, not including an $80 million raise from tech-savvy health insurance company Bright Health, which is given an honorable mention at the end of the list.
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Interesting watch-list to look for trends.

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9 new and semi-secret Facebook targeting options

9 new and semi-secret Facebook targeting options | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Want to improve your Facebook ad performance? Columnist Brad O'Brien talks new and lesser-known Facebook targeting options to consider.
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Very interesting when you consider third-party partner segments (prescription data for instance). Huge potential to target efficiently.

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Google's new filtered medical search results welcome news to physicians - iMedicalApps

Google's new filtered medical search results welcome news to physicians - iMedicalApps | Digital Innovation in Healthcare | Scoop.it
When patients search their symptoms in Google Search, they will now get filtered results from academic sources.
Laurent FLOURET's insight:

I am looking forward to it too: "I’m excited to see researchers look into Google’s search results to see how the results could influence patient behavior."

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