Dave Muoio

Roche acquires Flatiron Health

“This is an important step in our personalized healthcare strategy for Roche, as we believe that regulatory-grade real-world evidence is a key ingredient to accelerate the development of, and access to, new cancer treatments,” Daniel O’Day, Roche Pharmaceuticals CEO, said. Credit: Roche

By Dave Muoio 05:22 pm February 15, 2018
Flatiron will remain autonomous in providing tech and data analytics for oncology research and development for Roche, and others.
educating patients

In a new study of more than 400 participants, patient educators will provide education information through bedside laptops instead of printed materials in hopes of better engaging patients.

By Dave Muoio 10:26 am February 14, 2018
Researchers are investigating whether giving patients consumer-friendly digital tools can help improve adherence to lower readmissions, and they’ll share the results at HIMSS18.
telehealth

Credit: americantelemed.org

By Dave Muoio 12:47 pm February 01, 2018
To accommodate the public’s demand, the health system is working to incorporate telehealth into everything it does, Vice President Iris Berman says.
HIMSS government relations

Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs at HIMSS, will be hosting a HIMSS18 session on March 7.

By Dave Muoio 03:06 pm January 25, 2018
A HIMSS government relations expert says hospitals can make an impact on policy and offers suggestions about being heard by lawmakers to improve patient care.
Microsoft app

The HealthVault Insights app will be removed from the iOS, Android, and Windows storefronts before the end of the month.

By Dave Muoio 04:26 pm January 22, 2018
The app-based service collected data from Apple Health and Google Fit services and delivered guided trend analytics to users and providers.

A view from the CES show floor.

By Dave Muoio 02:23 pm January 12, 2018
Health data sharing, telemedicine, even federal value-based payment plans were all part of the excitement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Digital and Personal Connected Health Conference
By Dave Muoio 10:54 am January 09, 2018
Unobtrusive monitoring of patients can make data management more efficient and useful.
CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.
FDA digital health regulations

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm December 26, 2017
With a new administrator at the helm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps toward regulating decision support, software-as-a-medical-device, mobile tech in clinical trials and more.
telehealth insurance coverage questions
By Dave Muoio 11:52 am December 21, 2017
The survey data suggests the wider adoption of services will require providers to better engage payers, doctors and patients with telehealth strategies.

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