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New & Improved Dr. Google? – Searching for Symptoms on Google

Did you know that approximately 1% of all Google searches (think millions) are symptom-related? Google allows us to be self-sufficient, however, health content on the web can be very difficult to navigate and usually results in a misdiagnosis and more often than not a bout of anxiety because we tend to navigate to the “worst case” scenario […]

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mHealth and Wearables are on the Rise in Clinical Trials

In September, leaders from Pfizer, Otsuka, Quintiles, Roche and Eli Lilly & Co. to name a few, will be convening at the ‘Mobile in Clinical Trials’ event in Boston to discuss the uses and barriers to mobile technology in clinical trials. Mobile and web-based technology platforms are on the rise for clinical trials and post-approval […]

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Transform the Patient Experience with a Beyond Meaningful Portal

The healthcare industry has been transformed by government regulations such as Meaningful Use, which require providers to offer electronic health records to patients in an effort to engage and empower patients to be more accountable for their own care. One of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States sought to innovate and modernize […]

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VIDEO: Top 10 Connected Health Trends for 2016

Healthcare organizations, both providers and health plans, continue to feel the pressure to expand access to care, improve quality, and reduce costs. Increasingly empowered patients and members are intensifying this pressure through demands for price transparency, mobile access, and personalized experiences. To meet these demands, it is critical for healthcare organizations to shift their focus […]

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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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