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2016 Connected Health Trends: Mega Merger Meets Member Experience

Creating the Connected Health trends report requires us to, among other things, mine through approximately 30,000 news coverage points per year.  Circulating through the news in 2015 we found much on the topic of the new world of health insurance. Big news on this front was the industry consolidation under a string of potential mergers. We […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: The Clinician Experience

The end of Meaningful Use has impacted several trends that will grace us in Connected Health over the coming year. Among these trends we find an increased focus on the clinician experience. The CMS announcement by Slavitt was filled with sentiments such as: “…frustration levels are real. Done poorly, measures are divorced from how physicians […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: The Patient/Consumer Data Story

If you haven’t noticed by now, 2016 is a year when the patient data story will become increasingly complex. In this 2016 trends report we have already witnessed: Increased ownership of data by patients Increase in patient generated data by way of mobile device Challenges around the security of data in the growing world of […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends:Patient-Centered Activity Monitoring

Our next trend in Connected Health of 2016 takes us into the much lauded world of mobile health.  This year we are most concerned with using the mobile health innovations that have been created to measure patient activity, and the ability to measure activity is growing. At the heart of telehealth’s call for “healthcare everywhere”, […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: High-Touch Digital Care

As one would assume would be the case, many of the Connected Health trends are about connecting to the patient when they are not in the care setting.  All of them are, in fact.  However, this trend finds us trying to instill a good bedside manner into digital care. Over the past year the terms […]

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Empowering Patients with Mainstream Telehealth Solutions

Telehealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: Internet of Things & Security

More and more often we are seeing Connected Health trends make friends with neighboring technology solutions. Such is the case, for example, with the digitized longitudinal care plan that relies upon both Business Intelligence and Interoperability to, in time, connect the patient to their care plan. However, just as some medications create side effects that […]

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FDA: Health Data Interoperability Key to Clinical Trial Success

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance stating that in order to see the highest success, clinical trial leaders must use electronic health records (EHR) that promote health data interoperability. In the draft guidance entitled Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations, the FDA indicated that health data interoperability may be the […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: Patient Data Ownership

In our next 2016 Connected Health trend we find ourselves with the call from patient advocates around the land: increased ownership of data by the patient. The healthcare industry is the guardian of, in my opinion, the world’s most important data. With that being true, the patient data guardianship story is about to get even […]

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Hospital Labor Productivity: Squeezing the Turnip?

Assembling the vast amounts of data in healthcare is both a technical and political challenge.  I’ve worked at or with multiple hospitals where the finance and clinical teams never really collaborate and therefore the lens put on either domain is not terribly realistic.  Truly merging and using the data requires organizational transparency and a commitment […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: Long Live Outcomes-Based Care

Here we have the next trend in the world of Connected Health for 2016.  The end of Meaningful Use brought with it the beginning of other trends that will take its place (or perhaps, more accurately, its mind space and investment dollars). Such is the case with the checklist approach to patient engagement that we […]

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