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DALLAS, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced new research showing consumer adoption of connected health products has reached a new high in 2017. More than 40% of U.S. broadband households now own a connected health product, up from 37% in 2016 and 33% in 2015....

DALLAS, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced the early speaking lineup for the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego, California, featuring keynotes from Aetna, UnitedHealth Group, Sharecare, and Geisinger Health...

DALLAS, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates announced today that Geisinger Health Systems and Sharecare, Inc. will provide keynotes at the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego Ca. The three day event, including a pre-show research...

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SC1-PM-18-2016 | Award Amount: 5.00M | Year: 2016

PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) will leverage diverse data sources and big data analytics to transform public health from a reactive to a predictive system, and from a system focused on surveillance to an inclusive and collaborative system supporting health equity. Working within five global cities, PULSE will harvest open city data, and data from health systems, urban and remote sensors, personal devices and social media to enable evidence-driven and timely management of public health events and processes. The clinical focus of the project will be respiratory diseases (asthma) and metabolic diseases (Type 2 Diabetes) in adult populations. The project will develop risk stratification models based on modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors in each urban location, taking account of biological, behavioural, social and environmental risk factors. Following the recommendations of WHO Europe (2015), the project will also focus on the development of metrics, and data-driven approaches, to community resilience and well-being in cities. Deploying a Health in All Policies (HiAP) perspective, and a whole-of-city model, the project will integrate and analyze data from the health, environment, planning and transport sectors in each city. PULSE will pioneer the development and testing of dynamic spatio-temporal health impact assessments using geolocated population-based data. PULSE will also develop simulation models of potential policy scenarios to allow decision-makers, citizens and businesses to ascertain the impact of proposed policies. The project will culminate in the establishment of Public Health Observatories in each urban location. These observatories will serve as linked hubs that utilize knowledge-driven processes and big data to shape intersectoral public policy and service provision, support citizen health, and encourage entrepreneurship in the fields of data science and mobile health.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: REGIONS-2012-2013-1 | Award Amount: 3.03M | Year: 2013

READi for Health aims to strengthen the research potential of four leading eHealth regions (Murcia, Skane, Oulu and Midi-Pyrnes) by supporting their triple helix clusters to become world-class players in domains related to the EU Digital Agenda for Healthcare. The major limitation of the eHealth market today is not scarcity of technology, but that innovationup-take is slow compared with other sectors not depending on Public Administration. As a consequence,European public sector expenditure has not been used to spur innovation. However, with an aging population and under current economic conditions, it is critical to facilitate its incorporation to raise the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. READi for Health clusters will join forces to prepare and specialize their regions for quick uptake of eHealth innovation, validation under real-world conditions, and cost-benefit assessment. Cutting-edge companies (even from other regions) will be welcomed to apply for technology testing within the mature Healthcare Information System regional landscapes of the consortium and, if considered of public interest, supported in its implementation and economic assessment. For this to become a reality, new Public Private Partnerships and purchasing mechanisms like Pre-Commercial Procurement need to be used. Also, technological development tofacilitate quick incorporation of innovation has to be fostered. In particular in the areas of: Semantic Interoperability and Standards. Cloud Computing. Secure information access from any device. In order to become a truly regional engine for growth, those innovations must be exported to European and world-wide markets. Participants will support companies, especially SMEs, to internationalize their innovations by promoting a global network of eHealth clusters. This network will facilitate overseas contacts and market intelligence, and contribute to the sustainability of the clusters themselves.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: SC1-HCO-14-2016 | Award Amount: 1.10M | Year: 2017

Trillium-II steps forward with an outstanding consortium to further advance global Electronic Health Record (EHR) interoperability. Activities surrounding the International Patient Summary (IPS) standards can nurture digital health innovation, lower trade barriers, and advance patient safety & trust, bridging the gap between strategic intent and capability for action by Standards Development Organization (SDOs) striving for interoperability, quality, and safety through standards adoption. Trillium-II builds on the vibrant community of Trillium Bridge to: (a) Improve international interoperability of eHealth Systems in US, in Europe and globally (b) Accelerate establishment of interoperability standards in eHealth with validated open source interoperability assets and sharing lessons learned with SDOs (c) Facilitate secure, seamless patient summary sharing offering clarity and oversight. Trillium-II aims to bridge, harmonize, evaluate existing patient summary initiatives and guide emerging ones, leading the way toward one IPS standard by establishing a global community fostering the practice of digital health innovation with robust widely-used interoperability standards and joint pilots. Trillium-II objectives are measurable, realistic and achievable objectives: Highlight the social value of IPS standards. Bridge IPS initiatives with validated interoperability assets, sharing lessons learned with SDOs Contribute to IPS Standards Governance under the JIC Develop, Collect and Assess IPS Learning resources Engage mobile Health companies and app developers with IPS standards Foster innovation & inform health policy sharing IPS. Trillium-II will work with the workforce action, EU and US SDO platforms, large scale eHealth deployments, and emergency readiness exercises, to increase actionable interoperability of health systems in Europe the US and globally, nurturing innovation and fuelling creativity with effective use of standards and interoperability

Kvedar J.C.,Health-Connected
Journal of general internal medicine | Year: 2011

The healthcare system is challenged by growth in demand for services that is disproportionate to the volume of service providers. New care models must be created. The revolution in communications and monitoring technologies (connected health) allows for a care model that emphasizes patient self-management and just-in-time provider interventions. Challenges to realizing this vision exist, including maturity of the technology, privacy and security and the ability of providers to customize solutions to maximize patient engagement and behavior change. In addition, provider work-flow and reimbursement must be changed to enable new care models that are focused on patient self-care and just-in-time provider interventions.

Kvedar J.,Health-Connected | Coye M.J.,University of California at Los Angeles | Everett W.,NEHI Network for Excellence Health Innovation
Health Affairs | Year: 2014

With the advent of national health reform, millions more Americans are gaining access to a health care system that is struggling to provide high-quality care at reduced costs. The increasing adoption of electronic technologies is widely recognized as a key strategy for making health care more cost-effective. This article examines the concept of connected health as an overarching structure for telemedicine and telehealth, and it provides examples of its value to professionals as well as patients. Policy makers, academe, patient advocacy groups, and private-sector organizations need to create partnerships to rapidly test, evaluate, deploy, and pay for new care models that use telemedicine. © 2014 Project HOPE- The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2013.11.5 | Award Amount: 909.12K | Year: 2013

The GET project will deliver four high-impact services to eHealth SMEs and entrepreneurs in order to boost their growth and move them to the next level of competitiveness. Each life-transforming service has been designed to provide cross-border value to a different target group of companies. It will do by offering training, mentoring, market intelligence, support and, above all, quality contacts.These services are:\tGet on track: Targets early-stage companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs. It supports them to optimize their business model and commercialization strategy.\tGet funded: Designed for SMEs looking for a second round of funding. It provides training, resources and networking opportunities with investors at European level.\tGet global: Helps mature SMEs to access international markets by putting them in contact with foreign commercialization partners and potential customers.\tFill the gap: Bridges between healthcare purchasers with market gaps and SMEs with the required technological skills.They have been designed to maximize direct impact to targeted beneficiaries, but without overlapping with business-development support offered by other organizations at regional or national level.The two key differentiators with the current offer are:\tMarket-centric. Because the services will be offered to companies operating in one concrete market -Information Technology for Healthcare-, all the resources and applied expertise (both from organizers and stakeholders) will be of immediate actionable value.\tCross-border. The 4 services have been designed with an international vision from the start. They will be delivered after a pan-European selection of the best of breed, with the support of advisors from multiple nationalities. As a result, cross-border contacts, resources and opportunities will be exchanged.GET partners are experts in the market. Thanks to their eHealth specialization and the frequent organization of facilitating initiatives and events, they have already bring together a vast international contact network of entrepreneurs, SMEs, Healthcare stakeholders, investors and business advisors. Besides, they have a previous record of successful collaboration.The project plans to directly benefit at least 75 European SMEs and 15 entrepreneurs, with a bigger number of influenced ones due to the disseminated resources and the organizations of events. The expected market acceleration as a result of the offered support would promote a wave of world-class companies in the field. The value delivered by these companies would lead to better clinical outcomes, with a related impact on finances and job creation at European level.Finally, after the lessons learnt, a business plan will be created for each service in order to offer it on market terms after project completion. By doing so, the consortium will deliver the services to further companies under a sustainable business model.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: SC1-HCO-11-2016 | Award Amount: 997.69K | Year: 2016

SEED is designed to ensure the successful launching of a highly visible and sustainable European-level award scheme rewarding innovative solutions that demonstrate a significant impact on the quality of life of the ageing population. The new award scheme will rely upon a carefully prepared conceptual and operational approach. A positive narrative will be developed suitable to effectively mobilise a wide range of stake holders across Europe. An appropriate organisational and technical infrastructure will be developed and set up, right from the beginning with a view to enabling a smooth hand-over by the SEED consortium to the party supposed to sustain the award scheme after the ending of the EU-funded project duration. It is envisaged that the award scheme will be maintained under the auspice of the recently launched European Covenant on Demographic Change. Sustainability and long-term visibility will also be ensured by the development of a viable sponsoring concept and business model. With the EU Covenant as a host and through the involvement of a great diversity of key networks and fora, this action will thrive towards a sustainable and multi-stakeholder driven movement at a European scale. The operational outreach into such a wide geographic area will not only be guaranteed by a carefully tailored communication and innovation strategy, but also by the active involvement of key players such as AGE, CORAL, AAL JP, all EIP AHA Action Groups, ECHAlliance, ASHOKA, ERRIN, DigitalEurope, EuroCarers, the Assembly of European Regions and highly committed regional/local governments. Through this unique partnership, the proposed action will have direct outreach to thousands of multiplier entities which together again reach out to millions of individuals across the EU. Towards the end of SEED, a high level award ceremony will be organised awarding winners of the 1st edition of the new award scheme.

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