IMT's Senior Content Editor provides a quick trip around the Digital Health Landscape in this weekly wrap-up with her Digital Health Rounds.
As a nurse-who’s-an-editor-for-a-health-related-publication, I couldn’t help but use some healthcare lingo in naming this weekly column of mine.
Just as we “round” on patients in healthcare to check on current status, and write up our findings in “progress notes” so I’ll be rounding on various sectors in our Digital Health Landscape—providing short notes and links to a variety of stories that caught my eye each week. This certainly isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but just a quick trip across the landscape to help top off our week with you.
So kick back and relax with me—feel free to skip around, explore further, or linger on something of interest. As with all of our content, we invite you to jump into the conversation and comment at will!
We’re so happy that you’re part of our growing global digital health industry network, and look forward to Connecting Great Minds™ and making a difference in the world together.
They may be one of the first to admit it, but certainly not the first to do it: Samsung Television Spies on Viewers—which brings us to the next question: The Internet of Things and security—is it time to slow down?
The Giant G Footprint continues to grow in the digital health space: Google, Mayo Clinic partner to enhance Web searches for health information.
More answers often create more questions: Debating EHRs in Medical Education.
Serious Australian games to battle heart disease: Gaming technology used to help diagnose heart rhythm disease.
Interesting that a company that is a concern to app security expert Domingo Guerra and CIO Today made this list: The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Social Media.
Health and Wellness Apps
The Final Guidance is out: FDA Deregulates Medical Device Data Systems and Certain Low Risk Health and Wellness Mobile Applications.
The plea of the Provider Voice, courtesy of @edwinleap: Dear health IT: Please understand our frustrations.
We can only hope it’s true: Interoperability: for real this time?
Great things are happening in the Middle East—involving one of our industry network members, Ver2 Digital Medicine—vRad Partnership with Ver2 Digital Medicine Brings Expert Radiology Services to the Middle East.
Increasingly, smartphones will rule—and those without mobile platforms will not: UK ripped for lack of mHealth resources.
In this week's article, “From Precision Medicine Springs Need for Data Diagnosticians and Formulary Eradication,” our Pam Baker highlighted this need as well:
"This is a pivotal moment in clinical genetics, and as educators, it is our responsibility to ensure our graduates are prepared to practice in the era of genomic medicine…”—from Study finds positive trends in medical genetics education.
The description about a 93-year-old grandma using wearables pulled me in—but since I savor a great line, this one made it worth the read:
"Data is the idiom of the biotechnological age and, increasingly, now the language of the self." - From How We Come to Know Ourselves in the Age of the Quantified Self
Sensors and Wearables
In light of the exploding cybersecurity issues in healthcare, these discussions will only continue to grow: Taking the pulse of digital health: Key legal issues surrounding wearable technology.
This crew: Telemedicine Can Build Bridge to Expanded Health Care, Say Panelists—really needs to talk to this crew: Virtual Doctors Making Medical Board Really Nervous.
Editor’s Pick from the nuviun ranks:
“Whilst we are energetically digging the trench between doctors and patients and filling it in with technology, do we listen to either of them?”
Thanks for joining me—and please stop in again next Friday for Digital Health Rounds. Don’t forget to create a profile and become a valued member of our digital health industry network—by posting an article you can add your important voice to the global conversation!