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Health IT Interoperability Standards are Essential, Someone Has to Create Them

It’s not exactly a sweater or tie that gets worn once and then relegated to the top of the closet, but it turns out that patient data may have something in common with unloved holiday gifts. Both, it appears, are shared and then seldom used. At least that’s one takeaway from a recent Health Affairs study on interoperability... Read More

Nokia Unveils “Healthier Together” VR Experience for Consumers

Today, Nokia unveiled their new “Healthier Together” VR experience for consumers to discover its new portfolio of digital health products debuting at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Created using Nokia’s own OZO+ camera...Show More Summary

Business as Usual is Comfy

Merely talking about the strategic importance of a particular initiative, and actually investing organizational capital in it, are two distinctly different things. Industry polls consistently indicate that we are inching toward 40 percent of providers participating in some form of … Read more ›

The Dark Side of E-commerce

As I mentioned in a recent post, Amazon has focused on the convenience of the customer instead of the convenience of their business. Yesterday’s New York Times highlighted the trend for the hotel industry to do the same.In my post, I...Show More Summary

Building Unity Farm Sanctuary - First Week of April 2017

In North America, Easter and Thanksgiving are traditionally associated with eating ham and turkey. You can imagine that a vegan sanctuary is very popular with creatures who want want to avoid being eaten.This week, we had the great turkey chautauqua. Show More Summary

To Be At All Useful The New Digital Health Strategy Needs Exceptional Forwards Technology Insight.

On the basis of a comment made on the blog I followed up on this 1 hour YouTube presentation during the week. It really was more than worthwhile to do so!Professor John Mattick: Digital Economy of Precision Medicine - Wednesday 15 February...Show More Summary

Dispatch from HIMSS 2017

As I wrote last week, I expected 2017 HIMSS to be filled with Wearables, Big Data, Social Networking concepts from other industries, Telemedicine, and Artificial Intelligence.I was not disappointed. 42,000 of my closest friends each walked an average of 5 miles per day through the Orlando Convention Center. Show More Summary

Muddy Waters Alleges St Jude’s Devices Vulnerable to Cyberattack

On August 25, 2016, Muddy Waters Research (MWR) published a report titled, MW is Short St Jude Medical, claiming that St Jude Medical’s (STJ) connected cardiac rhythm management products should be recalled due to exceptionally poor data...Show More Summary

5 Key Learnings from PHM Webinar

Last week, I had the privilege to moderate a webinar that took a close look at enabling a population health management (PHM) strategy. Advocate Health Care, based in Chicago, gave an excellent overview of what they have done to enable … Read more ›

How True Price Transparency Is Only 3 Lines of Code Away

Editor’s Note:  Lori Mehen is the Founder & CEO of Medlio, healthcare’s only social CRM – a new technology designed to help providers better engage with their digitally-empowered customer base.  I have an allergic reaction to all the...Show More Summary

6 Recent Digital Health Innovations to Watch

At HIT Consultant, we are always thinking about how digital innovation is impacting healthcare. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of innovations that have the potential to create greater change when it comes to the application and practice of healthcare in our series: HIT Consultant’s Selected Six Digital Health Innovations. Take a look at... Read More

drchrono Adds 4 Medical API Partners: Health Gorilla, Inuvio, Medisafe and Wink Health

Mobile EHR platform drchrono, announced that it has launched four new medical API partners adding new capabilities to its robust platform. drchrono’s newest API partners include Health Gorilla, Inuvio, Medisafe and Wink Health.  drchrono...Show More Summary

Early Detection: The New Cancer Paradigm

Editor’s Note: Amit Kumar, Ph.D, is an expert in cancer diagnostincs with over 20 years of experience in cancer research. He is the Vice Chairman of ITUS Corporation and Executive Chairman of Anixa Diagnostics Corporation, which is developing a blood test (Ccheck™), for the early detection of tumor-based cancers. This article first appeared in The Journal of... Read More

Setting aside differences and embracing what connects us

It really is a new day at Microsoft. I cannot emphasize how much things have changed. A significant part of my job at the company is doing what we call executive engagement. At our beautiful briefing center in Redmond, Washington, and at other locations around the world, I meet with customers to review Microsoft’s value proposition in health and the healthcare...

Unity Farm Journal - First Week of February 2016

The germination station I built last week has worked fabulously. 500 sprouts of romaine, bibb, boston, greenhouse, and red lettuce are growing rapidly in the heated, moisture retaining, and light controlled spaces. Here’s what lettuce...Show More Summary

Philips, Validic Partner to Integrate Consumer-generated Health Data from 3rd Party Apps/Devices

Digital health integration platform Validic is teaming up with Philips to integrate personal health data from third-party devices and apps into connected health services. The partnership will enable the integration of consumer-generated...Show More Summary

Talix Spins Off Healthline Network, Raises $14M for Patient Data Analytics

Talix, Inc., a health tech subsidiary of Healthline Networks, announced that it is spinning off as an independent company and has secured $14 million in funding led by Summit Partners. This capital will be used to fund the growth of the company’s core risk adjustment product, Coding InSight, and support the development of future applications in its planned... Read More

Annual Review: 2015 Predictions

What good are predictions and the prognosticators who make them if they never go back and assess those predictions later? A big fat goose egg, or worse, if you set some aspects of your strategic plan in alignment with those … Read more ›

Unity Farm Journal - Fifth Week of October 2015

I’m back from China and have caught up on the accumulated farm work that built up in my absence. I did what I needed to do in Asia, lecturing about Meaningful Use accompanied by lasers and fog, but not fireworks. Kathy kept everyoneShow More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of September 2015

The temperatures are in the 40’s at night, the pastures are covered with dew, and the pumpkins are ready for harvesting. Fall arrived this week at the Farm. Here's the front door of the farmhouse today. The forest creatures know that...Show More Summary

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