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Testing Technology vs. Enabling a System of Chronic Care – Results of the NIH Tele-HF Trial

by Randy Williams, MD FACC, CEO of Pharos Innovations The results from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Tele-HF trial are in, and the findings are worth considering . The results are counter to most of the findings of other studies examining telemonitoring for heart failure and at face value are disappointing to us, and the [...]

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Will Mobile/Wireless Apps Be the Breakthrough for Retail eHealth & Remote Monitoring?

Two slides from Mary Meeker’s presentation at Web 2.0 this week really caught my attention. Compare the proportions that “users pay” for desktop Internet services vs. mobile Internet services (the area inside the red lines — click on the graphics to see larger versions).   What do these slides tell us? Tags: eHealth, wireless

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Adieu, LifeCOMM

“Qualcomm pulls the plug on LifeComm”  announced Brian Dolan of mobihealthnews recently.  As demonstrated by e-CareManagement blog readership, there has been a lot of interest in LifeCOMM.  My first blog post on LifeCOMM in 2007 has been single the most commented on post and the second most widely read blog post. It’s taken me a while to [...]

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HITECH Overlap: Medical Home, Telehealth, Health IT/Exchange

What’s the commonality among Medical Home, Telehealth, and Health IT/Information Exchange initiatives? They all relate to care coordination.  As shown in the diagram below from the Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA), there’s a lot of overlap. A larger copy of the slide is available in this March 2 PowerPoint presentation by Marcia Neilsen , Executive [...]

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What’s the Best Way to Get Hospitals Involved in Care Coordination?

Pay them to do it, take money away when they don’t — make hospitals accountable for their role in avoiding unnecessary readmissions. Mark E. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission testified recently in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He opened his remarks by stating: The health care delivery system we see [...]

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Data Incompatibility Remains A Barrier to Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Devices Reaching the Mainstream

The Continua Health Alliance is doing a good job in getting remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices to become plug-n-play — where devices and peripherals from different manufacturers complying with Continua Guidelines will be able to talk to one another. Continua’s work-to-date is a necessary, but not yet sufficient effort to make RPM devices mainstream. Knocking [...]

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Three New Reports On Aging and Technology

Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being, AgingStats.gov, Federal Agency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics Healthy@Home, commissioned by AARP and the Blue Shield of California Foundation State of Technology in Aging Services, Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) These reports are succinctly profiled with links to the full studies at Profiles of older health care consumers: living longer, longing [...]

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Hospital as Mainframe, Wireless Technology as Liberator

Sometimes the serendipity of airplane readings provides for insightful connections.  I thought I’d share one from this week’s travels. The aha of “hospital as mainframe” came from reading Eric Dishman’s epilogue in Dr. Mike Magee’s excellent recent book, Home-Centered Health Care: As with mainframe computers only a couple of decades ago, today we have to make a [...]

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What Will Microsoft’s HealthVault Mean to the Telehealth Community?

My colleague Tim Gee and I are guest bloggers on the Get-Connected Forum at the Center for Connected Health.  We speculate on: What Will Microsoft’s HealthVault Mean to the Telehealth Community? Our bottom line:  HealthVault overall is a positive for telehealth industry growth and scale, even though it will speed the inevitable commoditization of remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices. [...]

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