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NYC Heart & Stroke Innovation Forum

Highlights from the 2016 American Heart Association Innovation Forum, April 20, 2016 Lack of Incentive for Funding in Cardiovascular Disease Rises Challenges in the Industry NYC Heart & Stroke Innovation event provided insight on the challenges and growth opportunities in the cardiovascular disease industry On April 20, 2016, The American Heart ...

Predicting the Future of Healthcare and the Evolving Role of Doctors

Expect Not a Doctorless Future but a Future with Less Doctors While the traditional doctor-patient relationship and mode of interaction has many positive benefits, it is a highly expensive and inefficient model (at least in the US) that denies access to medical care to a large swath of the population. Why? Because a) there are not enough doctors...

Great article exploring blockchain technology for healthcare

Fascinating discussion on leveraging blockchain technology for health information exchange - great example of converging across advances in finance with big, complex challenges in healthcare.  http://bit.ly/1ME8eJB ...

Health Data Moonshot: IBM Takes it to the Next Level with Truven Acquisition

  Truven Health Analytics may well be the jewel in the crown for IBM Watson Health Nancy Fabozzi, Principal Analyst, Connected Health 25 February 2016 The health IT industry is gearing up for its biggest event of the year next week when Las Vegas hosts the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exh...

Suspension of Medical Device Excise Tax Provides Opportunity to Demonstrate Why Repeal Should be Made Permanent

In a surprising development, as part of a $1.1 Trillion spending bill, Congress voted to temporarily suspend the medical device excise tax provision of the Affordable Care Act. Since it went into effect in 2013, medical device manufacturers have been lobbying heavily to communicate the undue financial burden placed on them by the tax. So the questi...

Following up on Healthspot

There are a couple of items worth mentioning since last week's surprise announcement from Healthspot.   Today MedCity News published a report stating that despite the demise of Healthspot, Xerox, one of the principal investors and developer of the technology powering the kiosks, remains bullish on the concept and wants to leverage the concept els...

Healthspot: What Went Wrong?

In a way, the events surrounding Healthspot are very similar to when Robert Bosch Health Systems Inc., exited the U.S. telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) markets last year. In both cases, the move was very sudden despite notable contracts; Bosch with Veterans Affairs and Healthspot with Rite Aid, the Cleveland Clinic and others.   So ...

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