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The Digital Health Update — Announcement to 17,500+ member Digital Health Group

May 13, 2013

I sent the following announcement to 17,509 Digital Health group members on May 12, 2013:

The Digital Health Update — Paul Sonnier Announcement to 17,500+ member Digital Health Group

Dear Digital Health group members,

Here are a few notable items in Digital Health that I came across this past week:

(1) Athenahealth Guest Blog Post
(2) Withings Smart Body Analyzer
(3) How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple
(4) Video Demo of Native Health Features on Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone
(5) Video Interview with Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman
(6) Healthfundr: New Equity-based Crowdfunding for Health Startups
(7) Healthcare Cost Transparency: HHS Reveals What CMS Pays Hospitals
(8) List of Lists of Consumer Digital Health Solutions
(9) Event List

 
(1) ATHENAHEALTH BLOG POST
I was delighted to write a guest post for athenahealth on their blog. I shared my thoughts on industry Health IT vendors’ and the US government’s efforts toward enabling health data interoperability and creation of a unique patient identifier. http://bit.ly/PSathenahealth

 
(2) WITHINGS NEW SMART BODY ANALYZER
For the past two weeks I’ve been using the new Withings Smart Body Analyzer, which tracks body weight, body fat percentage, and heart rate, plus measures environmental air quality (CO2) and temperature. Unlike past self-tracking devices, I’ve found adherence to be simple in this case. As group members know, simply tracking body weight has profound implications for health and healthcare. TechCrunch review: http://bit.ly/TechCrunchWithings

 
(3) WEARABLE COMPUTING
Interesting thoughts on this dynamic segment from Cult of Mac, which focuses on notifications, virtual assistance, and communication. http://bit.ly/CoM-WearableComp

 
(4) DEMO OF SAMSUNG’S “S HEALTH” ON THE GALAXY S4
This is a new demo video of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which includes an overview of their “S health” system. Overall this built-in digital health is fantastic, but it was funny to see the massive phone strapped to the jogger’s arm in the video! Noteworthy: Your phone is now an activity tracker. 11:23 mark: Direct: http://bit.ly/YTGalaxyS4 Group: http://bit.ly/LIGalaxyS4

 
(5) VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH JAWBONE CEO HOSAIN RAHMAN
This is a truly fascinating interview and case study in consumer digital health. Noteworthy to me was that the accelerometers in the Jawbone Bluetooth headset led to/were integrated into the UP activity tracker bracelet. Direct: http://foundation.bz/27/ Group: http://lnkd.in/5bq6jU

 
(6) HEALTHFUNDR: NEW EQUITY-BASED CROWDFUNDING FOR HEALTH STARTUPS
This new equity-based crowdfunding platform for health startups provides accredited investors with opportunities to invest in a selection of curated companies working on digital health, health IT, and diagnostic and medical devices. VentureBeat: http://bit.ly/VB-Healthfundr

 
(7) HEALTHCARE COST TRANSPARENCY: HHS REVEALS WHAT CMS PAYS HOSPITALS VS. “CHARGEMASTER” PRICING
Movement toward “An End to Medical-Billing Secrecy?” TIME Swampland: http://bit.ly/HHS-CMS-Price My colleague Caroline Popper, MD, also wrote about this: “Medicare’s Data Release Places More Power in Hands of Informed Medical Consumers” http://bit.ly/HHS-CMS-Popper

 
(8) LIST OF LISTS OF CONSUMER DIGITAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS
This new page on my website links to HealthIT.gov’s list of “Wellness Resources”, Rock Health’s list of digital health startups, and two Quantified Self lists: Guide to (505) Self-Tracking Tools & List of 200+ QS Tools. http://bit.ly/DH-Solutions

 

(9) EVENT LIST
Comprehensive list of digital health and relevant health innovation events occurring around the globe: http://www.wirelesshealthstrategies.com/events.html

 

Best regards,

Paul Sonnier

Founder, 17,500+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/DigitalHealthGroup
Head of Digital Health Strategy, Popper and Company: http://popperandco.com
Judge, XPRIZE’s Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE: http://nokiasensingxchallenge.org
Mentor, Blueprint Health: http://www.blueprinthealth.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Paul_Sonnier

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