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The Apple Watch Letdown: Healthcare’s Grand Disappointment  

March 29, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

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The advance billing for the Apple watch was typically Apple-superlative. Fueled by the enthusiasm of legions of brand evangelists, the initial buzz anticipated something “revolutionary,” “life-changing” and/or “breakthrough” for health and healthcare. Well…it turns out that the “innovative” health-and-fitness Apple Watch is more “fitness” than “health.”[read more]

More Sign Posts on the Road to Connected Health Adoption

March 25, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

Another sign of connected health adoption

Just three weeks ago, I wrote about sign posts on the road to connected health adoption. That post was meant to help readers appreciate the subtleties of a changing environment. A turn of phrase by a senior executive or thought leader can easily be missed if you’re not listening carefully.[read more]

Getting Past the Mobile Health Hype

March 19, 2015 by David Avitabile

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There's some discussion about mHealth being overhyped. It seems that in the worlds of science and technology, there is a tendency to brand whatever is deemed the "next new thing" as being over hyped. While I understand this (after all, "experts" and news organizations need something to say), I can't say that I agree with their assessment.[read more]

Sign Posts on the Road to Connected Health Adoption

March 6, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

Understanding telehealth adoption is an important skill because it enables us to predict the future to some degree; it is a useful tool in developing strategy from pilot to scale; and perhaps most importantly, it enables patience during those times when the thing to do is so obvious to you and no one else seems to get it.[read more]

The Three Pillars of Wearable Healthcare Technology

March 6, 2015 by Nealda Yusof

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With heavyweight tech brands like Apple, Microsoft and Nike getting into the scene, wearable healthcare technology is bound to gain visibility and achieve usability a lot faster. It is also inevitable that it generates both interest and concern among healthcare professionals.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: The Uberization of Healthcare - A Silly Extrapolation

March 3, 2015 by David Davidovic

Yes, healthcare is, in many ways, like the taxi industry: big, unreliable, unpredictable, price-obscure, highly analog, and lacking good data. However, the vast majority of the ideas coming out of these start-ups are no uber ideas! The ideas worked on by healthcare start-ups are interesting but not disruptive. And that is okay – just don't compare them to Uber.[read more]

The Wow of Wearables

February 26, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

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The hype around wearables is deafening. I say this from the perspective of someone who saw their application in chronic illness management 15 years ago. Of course, at that time, it was less about wearables and more about sensors in the home, but the concept was the same.[read more]

Patient Engagement and Health IT: Disillusionment Sets In, Poll Shows

February 12, 2015 by Steve Wilkins

This week, the 2015 HIMSS Patient Engagement Summit is taking place in sunny, warm Orlando. What I suspect attendees will not hear much about at the Summit is the growing “disillusionment” with the ability of patient portals, EHRs/PHRs and smart apps to actually engage patients at all.[read more]

Telemedicine Market Growth [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 7, 2015 by David Avitabile

telemedicine growth

Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors in healthcare. The telemedicine market is doubling and tripling in size, depending upon which segments you look at. This infographic takes a look at some of the impressive numbers showing the growth of telemedicine.[read more]

Healthy Hospitality — Smarter, Safer Dining Options

February 6, 2015 by Michael Sherman

The Internet and social media keep us all on our toes, so the people handling our food should be no exception. Information is more accessible than ever – and using it to make healthy dining decisions is the tastiest kind of empowerment.[read more]

Wearable Tech, CES2015, and the Quantified Self of Healthcare

February 2, 2015 by Lonnie Hirsch

Scanning the innovative horizon for healthcare delivery and medical marketing, CES2015 was a digital bellwether for wearable technology and other patient-based (consumer) devices. By one tally the CES show had about 300 health and biotech exhibitors, an increase of 35 percent over the 2014 show.[read more]

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mHealth Device Data to Eliminate Annual Checkup, Improve Disease Research

January 29, 2015 by Travis McKnight

Mobile health care devices are giving physicians and researchers unprecedented access to patients and medical data, which is already revolutionizing our understanding of diseases. Soon, the idea of an annual checkup will fade away, and its replacement is going to give a whole new meaning to the term "modern medicine."[read more]