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Privacy a priority during health system's Apple Watch deployment

From www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com

Protecting patient data and privacy requires prime attention when deploying mHealth technology, according to Michael Ash, chief transformation officer at Nebraska Medicine. The health system is conducting a $10 million research project on the impact of remote health monitoring of chronically ill patients, and is now deploying an Apple Watch-based version of its Epic MyChart app to let patients and physicians communicate and access data from test result notices to appointment information.

In a recent interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity, Ash says that security strategies surrounding such mobile endeavors must encompass all potential risk points, from user access to data sharing.

In deploying the app, Nebraska made a series of decisions regarding security to ensure data is protected at every point, from creation to transmission to storage. No data resides on the Watch and encryption technology is used for transmitting data between the Epic system and the wearable.
Richard Platt's curator insight, Today, 3:35 PM

Michael Ash, Chief Transformation Officer at Nebraska Medicine, 

said that In deploying the app, they made a series of decisions regarding security to ensure data is protected at every point, from creation to transmission to storage. No data resides on the Watch and encryption technology is used for transmitting data between the Epic system and the wearable.  -  "We turned off Siri [Apple's digital voice assistant] capability for data transmission," Ash says, noting that user authentication also is a priority to ensure data security and privacy. "No permanent patient identifiable information is stored on the smartphone and that is the same for patient and physician apps.

NHS taps mobile tools to boost physician access to patients

From www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com

The U.K.'s National Health Service is deploying Dr Now mHealth technology that offers patients video consults as well a telehealth prescription service that delivers needed medicine to patients' homes or other non-medical center locations.

The app, available for Apple and Android devices, is being used by NHS England to shorten the waiting time to see a physician and access to needed medication, according to a HIT Consultant report. The goal is to provide a healthcare service supply chain that helps keep costs down while boosting access to medical practitioners and meds.
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Hacking Into Healing: The REAL Future of Medicine

From www.huffingtonpost.com

With these new advances in science, we have a choice to shape the new paradigm in health and medicine.
Art Jones's curator insight, July 6, 8:22 PM

There are tough questions ahead, the answers will determine if we continue to discover  what we don't know and learn about the mind, body, spirit connections and the influences they have on our health. Or will our investments and the future of healthcare be driven by big pharma. We have choices to make, which road do we follow or do we serve both? 


#TheFutureofHealthcare

Personal Health In The Digital Age

From techcrunch.com

We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the population is connected online. But while digital has permeated everything from our social lives to how we work and how we shop, it is only starting to touch how we manage health.

Carline HUSLIN's curator insight, Today, 6:07 AM

La santé personnelle a l'ère du digitale 

Professionnels de santé et malades chroniques: vers un décalage numérique ? | L'Atelier : Accelerating Business

From www.atelier.net

[Université d'été d'e-santé de Castres] Malgré un taux d'équipement relativement élevé du côté des patients mais aussi des médecins, les applications médicales rencontrent aujourd'hui plus de succès auprès des malades que des professionnels de la santé.
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What Doctors Really Want from the Latest Medical Technology

From blogs.wsj.com

GURPREET DHALIWAL: Technology has much to offer doctors, but it is not the health-care technology agenda you hear about in the news. Big data, the electronic medical record, and the connected patient are frequently hyped as remedies to medicine’s ills. But improving and restoring health is a messy business that requires investment in human capital more than physical capital.

Here’s a modest technology agenda from the perspective of the front-line clinician who hopes to master their craft and continually improve the care they provide to their patients

Richard Platt's curator insight, July 6, 9:03 PM

There are legitimate reasons why MD's are not able to utilize medical records technology as many would like, and this is despite the PR machine of medical documentation companies who say they are providing the capability for doctors to actually use it


And so a modest technology agenda, in the Wall Street Journal no less, from the perspective of a front-line clinician who hopes to master their craft and continually improve the care they provide to their patients.


Big data. Correlations that massive data sets churn out seldom change practice. Those associations are no different than any preliminary research finding: not ready for prime time until they are confirmed, scrutinized and distilled for daily practice. Clinicians need constant exposure to the findings of high-quality studies and synopses that already meet those criteria. Twitter, for example, is a great way to do that. Spare me your big data, send me your good data.

Electronic medical record. The medical record has devolved into a forensic document and billing tool with a subordinate role as a communication tool, but it never has become a learning tool. Doctors only improve with feedback, but workloads make it impossible to quickly answer questions like, “Is that patient I saw last week OK?” or “What did that test result show?” Some electronic medical records allow doctors to create a list of patients to track or set up scheduled reminder emails. But it should be easier and better, such as, “Siri, send me a secure email when Ms. Jain sees her rheumatologist. I want the note and labs from that day.”

The connected patient. I want updates from my patients, but the outdated emphasis on face-to-face visits often makes this impossible. Text, email and videoconferencing should be commonplace for follow-up, even though regulations and reimbursements pose formidable barriers. Many doctors already communicate electronically because it is the right thing to do—and because we believe it is more important to be connected to your health-care provider than it is to be connected to your Fitbit.

Glenn Wallace's curator insight, Today, 10:20 AM

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Are We In a Digital Health Bubble? | Mobiquity

From www.mobiquityinc.com

We may be in a digital health bubble, but we should expect to see a course of correction instead of an all out burst.
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Digital health: statistics vs. reality

From worldofdtcmarketing.com

Last week I published a link to 51 digital health metrics in 2013.  The post had a lot of great stats but statistics without insights mean very little.  Over the past 3 years I have reviewed a lot ...
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Prix des médicaments : le CEPS anticipe l'échec des négociations ... - Le Moniteur des pharmacies #hcsmeufr

From www.lemoniteurdespharmacies.fr

Le 2 juillet, le LEEM a organisé la première université d’été des entreprises du médicament, PharmaCité, à Paris : « Santé : tout réinventer
GIE_GERS's curator insight, July 5, 6:10 AM

#PHARMA #CEPS #LEEM #PHARMACITE

Évaluation, certification,« recos »...: la HAS dresse son bilan 2014 - Le Quotidien du Médecin #hcsmeufr

From www.lequotidiendumedecin.fr

La Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) a publié ce jeudi son rapport annuel d’activité 2014. L’année a été marquée le début de la mission
GIE_GERS's curator insight, July 5, 5:59 AM
#PHARMA #HAS #BILAN2014

PARLONS NUTRITION 2015 - Les "Régimes Sans": info ou intox ? le storify et la video

From storify.com

#CerinLive #lait #gluten - tweets, pics et video - 30 juin 2015
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Goldman Sachs says a digital healthcare revolution is coming — and it could save America $300 billion

From uk.businessinsider.com

Goldman Sachs says a digital healthcare revolution is coming — and it could save America $300 billion
Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, June 30, 11:45 AM

"In a report published Monday, Goldman analysts predicted that digital healthcare will revolutionize the industry, both by increasing access to diagnostic, treatment, and preventative care, and by dramatically reducing costs."

Coup d’accélérateur pour la e-santé en Auvergne

From www.dsih.fr

L’Auvergne a connu deux réalisations majeures sur l’année écoulée : l’ouverture d’un portail de services e-santé (ENRS) et le décollage des activités de télémédecine sur la plateforme ESTELA.

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Les enjeux de la e-santé sont aussi ceux de la démocratie #hcsmeufr

From www.informatiquenews.fr

Pour sa 9ème édition, l’Université d’été de la e-santé qui se tient les 1er, 2 et 3 juillet prochains à Castres sur le campus de l’école d’ingénieurs ISIS,

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DIGITAL HEALTH & CARE: Europe seeks the code for digital health #hcsmeu

From www.politico.eu

The linkage between information and computer technologies inspired new hopes — and fears.
PatientView's curator insight, June 29, 10:48 AM

Big report on mhealth and ehealth in Politico

Comment la e-santé bouscule les essais cliniques - Plus moyen d’y échapper, le numérique est partout #hcsmeufr

From www.whatsupdoc-lemag.fr

L’université d’été qui se déroulera à Castres la semaine prochaine va encore le prouver : le numérique est en train de modifier tous les aspects de la santé. La recherche pharmaceutique n’est pas indemne, et la manière dont les nouvelles technologies transforment les essais cliniques fera dans le Tarn l’objet d’une session télévisée. L’un des participants nous donne un avant-goût des débats.
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Les nouvelles technologies et les objets connectés au chevet de l'observance - partie 1

From lemondedelaesante.wordpress.com

Selon la définition fournie par le Larousse médical, l’observance thérapeutique se résume à la « Façon dont un patient suit, ou ne suit pas, les prescriptions médicales et coopère à son traitement ».

Cette définition est un peu plus vaste sur Wikipédia, qui inclut des notions de règles, d’alliance thérapeutique, d’éducation du patient, de simplification de la prise des médicaments…
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Infographic: 5 Digital Health Trends Reshaping Healthcare

From hitconsultant.net

Accenture 2015 Healthcare IT Vision report reveals five key digital health trends dramatically influencing the healthcare industry today and in the future.
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La médecine personnalisée, ou la santé confiée à Google et Apple ?

From www.numerama.com

Avec leurs gadgets électroniques et leurs capacités de calculs dans d'immenses bases de données, Google, Apple ou encore IBM pourraient devenir les acteurs incontournables de
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E-santé : les assureurs cherchent encore une proposition de valeur #hcsmeufr

From www.digital-insurance.me

Alix Pradère est co-fondtrice et co-directrice du cabinet de conseil OpusLine, spécialisé en stratégie et management dédié au secteur de la santé.
Suzana Biseul PRo's curator insight, June 26, 3:29 AM

Nous sommes en plein changement dans plusieurs secteurs d'activité! Dont l'assurance et la banque.

Top 5 healthcare IT trends for 2015 poised to shake up industry

From m.healthcareitnews.com

For those docs and healthcare providers still resisting technology: you've got a serious problem on your hands. And that problem is you're going to be left behind because that's where healthcare it going – with or without you.
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