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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: FDA aims to expand digital health oversight — Fitbit, Google partner for health — American Well will buy Avizia

by Terri Cardin (2018-07-05)


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SMARTPHONE-BASED GP AT HAND IS PLANNING EXPANSION: Just months after launching in Fulham, UK, GP at Hand, a smartphone solution that allows patients to consult with their general practitioner (GP) via a video link, is planning to expand to two more areas by end of year, according to Digital Health. Early adoption of the offering has been strong, and the 24-hour service could eventually provide more than 3 million patients across the greater London area access to a video consultation within two hours after a user tattoo Micropigmentación capilar en Marbella Marbella inputs their symptoms. Virtual consultations are on track to become a much larger part of the healthcare system in the UK, not only because they appear to be popular with patients — in Fulham, where GP at Hand was trialed, 90% of patients gave the service a five star rating, according to the Daily Mail — but also because major resources are going into building out the digital health capability. For example, in October the National Health Service (NHS) launched a £45 million ($59 million) fund that will be used to launch digital consultation services. 

Lawyers for the four told the court they are, or were, "eminent in their respective fields" and brought the action because they are "deeply worried" about the plans and the absence of parliamentary scrutiny.

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She argued that handing over the powers of "publicly accountable" CCGs to ACOs - which could be "private, for-profit bodies" - would be unlawful and said the ACOs would not be subject to the same checks and balances.

Macron will hold one-on-one talks with Mark Zuckerberg on tax and data privacy on the sidelines of the Tech For Good summit - a day after the Facebook chief executive faced questions from European Union lawmakers.

Those talks will be frank, an Elysee official said ahead of the meeting. While Macron will be pitching France Inc, he will also push his case for a European Union tax on digital turnover and a tougher fight against both data piracy and fake news.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Lowe's, which named a new CEO this week, is reporting weak profit and revenue numbers for its first quarter in which harsh winter weather cut into the traditional spring sales season.

US HEALTH SYSTEM ADDS DNA TESTING TO LIST OF STANDARD TESTS: Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System announced a 1,000 patient pilot program that adds DNA sequencing to its list of standard screening tests. This will enable physicians to detect diseases earlier than traditional tests allow. Geisinger eventually plans to scale the service to all its hospitals in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, and anticipates the $300-$500 it pays per test will be offset by improved health outcomes from preventative care, Fierce Healthcare reports. For example, the Alzheimer's Association reports that early detection of Alzheimer's can reduce the per-person cost of treatment by $64,000 by reducing hospitalizations, giving more accurate diagnoses of existing conditions, and avoiding incorrect prescriptions. Treatment of more advanced diseases also requires longer visits, occupying beds hospitals could use to admit Tatuaje capilar Marbella additional patients. Insurers may follow Geisinger's lead. The average cost to payer per dermopigmentación pigmentación capilar en Marbella en Marbella patient the year following diagnoses of breast cancer is about $61,000 for stage 0, and $135,000 for Tatuaje capilar Marbella stage IV, a study shows.

FDA EXPANDS OVERSIGHT FOR AI, DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS IN HEALTHCARE: In an effort to catch up with rapid digital innovation in the healthcare industry, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding its pre-certification program and establishing a new incubator for digital health technology. The FDA introduced the pre-certification program in 2017 to streamline the regulatory process of bringing digital health products to market.

This isn't the first time Elliot has approached Athenahealth. The hedge fund acquired a 9% stake in Athenahealth in 2017 and sought to talk deals, which the EHR company rebuffed. This time around, however, Athenahealth is reviewing the proposal. Here's why it could make sense for Athenahealth to leverage the opportunity:

FITBIT TO USE GOOGLE'S HEALTHCARE CLOUD OFFERING: Wearables maker Fitbit announced Monday that it will be using Google's Cloud Healthcare API to make it easier for the doctors to access wearable data. Google introduced its dedicated healthcare cloud offering during the HIMSS 2018 conference in March. The product aims to facilitate health data interoperability by automating the process of collecting and storing patient data and then making it easier for physicians to pull actionable insights gleaned through machine learning algorithms. For Fitbit, the move will be a step forward in its efforts to become further entrenched in healthcare delivery. The company has been looking to the health industry to help generate revenue as shipments of its fitness trackers falter. Fitbit's troves of health data are also becoming increasingly valuable to payers, research institutions, and hospital networks, looking to glean consumer health insights. Lastly, although device shipments fell YoY, Fitbit's community of active users rose 9% YoY during Q4 2017, tattoo capilar en Marbella from 23 million to more than 25 million users. This is the second cloud health deal Fitbit has made this year, following its acquisition of Twine Health in February. Twine's HIPAA-compliant platform connects consumers Tatuaje capilar en Marbella diagnosed with chronic illnesses, Micropigmentación capilar Marbella like diabetes and hypertension, with doctors and coaches. These healthcare professionals can develop lifestyle strategies and programs to help patients monitor and manage their illnesses. The addition of Google's Cloud Healthcare API and its machine learning processes will make Fitbit's health data that much more valuable to researchers, physicians, and insurers looking to leverage insights to improve healthcare delivery and accelerate precision medicine offerings.Business Insider Intelligence

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