"Connected Health Summit" articles

The health insurer industry recognizes that the current way of doing business is not sustainable long term. Insurers either keep shifting more cost to consumers, resulting in consumers directly doing business with care providers, or they kept raising premiums, bankrupting consumers, and eventually causing their own demise—either out of business or government moves in to create a single payer system. As current thinking goes, insurers want to change their role from a gatekeeper...
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a market status report on telehealth and remote health monitoring last month. Though nothing new from my knowledge gain per se, it is a good read and reminds me of how slow the reimbursement policy has evolved since I started covering digital health in 2006. CMS is the gatekeeper of Medicare’s reimbursement policy and has historically been slow to embrace telehealth or remote health monitoring for fear of over-utilization and cost...
Health Affairs , a well-recognized health journal, recently published a study on telehealth (what we call “virtual care”) this week. The article contains plenty of valuable information, and the media that reported on this study used headlines such as: “Are virtual doctor visits really cost-effective? Not so much, study says,” from Kaiser Health News “Telehealth drives up healthcare utilization and spending,” from Modern Healthcare “Remote...
 
Before sharing her insights with the attendees of the 2016 Connected Health Summit , Mimi Winsberg MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry Lead at Ginger.io, shared her perspective on the future of the connected health market: What's new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? There is increasing corporate and consumer interest in mental health. Consumers who work in healthy environments are more likely to see mental health as a top...
Prior to speaking at the 2016 Connected Health Summit , Jeroen Brouwer, Director of Business Development and Sales at Philips, answered several key industry questions: What’s new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? I am very optimistic about the connected health market. We are leading an expansion in the connected health market towards medical grade devices (including the wearable). Also, there is a strong expansion towards...
Before speaking at the 2016 Connected Health Summit , we sat down with Karissa Price, President, Emerging Businesses Division of Healthways, to talk about key trends affecting the connected health market: What’s new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? Hospitals and physician groups are beginning to pay attention to the bundle paymens changes CMS is putting out there and are actively looking for innovative solutions to manage across...
Before attending the 2016 Connected Health Summit in San Diego, Sachin Chaudhry, Founder/CEO of TrustCircle, answered several industry questions: What's new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? We are in the sickcare age and not healthcare age. Exponential adoption of mobile phones and internet is the change agent helping us transition to healthcare age. The mobile information and communication technologies open up enormous...
Before the Connected Health Summit , we sat down with Richard Fury, formerly with TPMG Tech Group, to talk about his thoughts on the connected health market: What’s new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? Shift in strategy from remote monitoring to engagement. What’s the most effective strategy/approach you have seen that engages consumers for health and wellness behavioral changes? Transactions as incentives...

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