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It’s really Spring this week. Theranos lives again, courtesy of the Patent Office, while reliving its demise is postponed in court. Machine learning is starting to shine on radiology. New event at RSM and a major EU prize. But it feels like autumn for Athenahealth, Watson Health, and Waystar.
22 May is a month away! Scroll below for news of The King’s Fund’s Digital Health and Care Congress in London, including Matt Hancock as keynote speaker on day 2. Plus 10% off registration for our Readers!
Comings and goings: Cuts hit Athenahealth, IBM Watson’s Drug Discovery unit; Bain may sell Waystar RCM (Mostly goings)
The Theranos Story, ch. 59: there’s life left in the corporate corpse–patents! And no trial date in sight. (A kind of resurrection, courtesy of the USPTO)
AI and machine learning ‘will transform clinical imaging practice over the next decade’ (Radiology catching up)
Digital Technologies for Disease Prevention and Promotion of Wellbeing – RSM, London, 10th June 2019 (A don’t miss event)
Win the Trillium II prize and get €1,000! (For publicizing and deploying the International Patient Summary)
Spring Fever continues as we hop like a bunny to Easter and Passover. This week has a distinctly international focus, with Babylon Health and Merck in Africa, a digital health funding competition in Helsinki, and Israel’s Tyto Care DTC-ing with Best Buy. We take a critical look at China’s massive data reaping through private healthcare companies for AI diagnostics, with little regard to patient consent or privacy. Closer to home, there’s ATA, Spry Health’s wearable for COPD, and NHSX’s establishment.
International news roundup: ATA dispatches, compete for funding in Helsinki, Spry FDA-cleared for COPD, Merck acquires ConnectMed Kenya
Babylon Health’s expansion plans in Asia-Pacific, Africa spotlighted (We extract the highlights including the new NHSX for good measure)
Tyto Care inks deal with Best Buy for retail sales of remote diagnostic device (Tyto finally moves into DTC with a retailer apparently set on digital health)
China’s getting set to be the healthcare AI leader–on the backs of sick, rural citizens’ data privacy (Damn ethics and privacy rights, full speed ahead!)
With a touch of spring fever, we round up events from a two-week digital health festival in Leeds to ATA in New Orleans. CVS-Aetna’s merger continues to linger in a Federal court. And the NHS App report is overall positive for its rollout later this year–but Microsoft’s HealthVault is rolling into history.
NHS App’s pilot results: renewing prescriptions good, making appointments…not so much (Plus the demise of Microsoft HealthVault)
Leeds Digital Festival 2019: a two-week showcase of digital health and care (Quite an annual show across town!)
Spring is here, so are some events to enjoy–and broaden your horizons (From New York to New Orleans)
Drawn-out decision on the CVS-Aetna merger held up again in Federal court (Examined up, down, and sideways in a Federal court–since October)
Fortune and Kaiser Health News take down EHRs and the havoc they wreak on doctors and patients. Our weekly news roundup looks at diabetic VR training in Wessex, telemental health in Australia, GreatCall’s health ambitions–and prescribing apps is baaack!
EHRs: The Bridge to Nowhere–other than despair. An investigative Must Read on ‘an unholy mess’. (The reality settles in, and it’s worse than you thought, whether you’re a doctor or patient)
News roundup from all over: prescribing apps is back! Plus telemental health Down Under, GreatCall’s health tech strategy, Wessex’s diabetic sim, telehealth growth outpaces urgent care
It was a busy week for acquisitions and investments–perhaps the health tech bubble is staying at a reasonable size–for now. The post-Nokia Withings is definitely wide awake with sleep tracking.
News roundup: Teladoc acquires MédecinDirect, Blue Cedar closes $17M Series B, Hill-Rom buys Voalte, Withings bolsters sleep tracking (Real but not crazy money on the line here. And Withings isn’t snoozing.)
Telemedicine Has Two Faces: the good in expanding mental health and preventing rehospitalizations in long-term care–and the very bad in delivering end-of-life news to an elderly patient.
Suddenly hot, redux: mental health telemedicine in long term care, analytics to help predict rehospitalizations in skilled nursing facilities (A traditional provider adds telemedicine, three new SNF tech companies preventing rehospitalizations)
A telemedicine ‘robot’ delivers end of life news to patient: is there an ethical problem here, Kaiser Permanente? (An insensitive use of good technology gets bad press for both)
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Serious runners—in this case, track and field athletes—put a major strain on their bodies on a day to day basis. They need a strategic nutrition plan to help their muscles recover, initiate training adaptation, and improving or maintaining muscle mass. For years, carbs were thought to be the most crucial to runners, leaving protein mostly overlooked. But new guidelines suggest the macro is essential for sprinters, long-distance runners, and the like; however, knowing how much to consume is tricky.
Luckily, a new study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has made things a little clearer. The authors performed a systematic review of available research on protein intake and found that to increase muscle mass, runners should consume 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass each day.
“Track and field athletes engage in vigorous training that places stress on physiological systems requiring nutritional support for optimal recovery,” said Dr. Oliver Witard, University of Stirling professor of Health Sciences and Sport and the lead author on the report. “We highlight the benefits of dietary protein intake for training adaptation, manipulating body composition, and optimising performance.”
The findings from this new study have helped the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) create an updated consensus statement on protein (it was last updated in 2007, and sports science has progressed quite a bit since then). For instance, in the past, in some countries, athletes had only been advised to eat about 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body mass.
Although the research is geared toward professional athletes, the findings are helpful for any serious runner. If you’re running and aiming to increase lean muscle mass, shoot for 1.6 grams of protein daily per kilogram of body mass. If your goal is to lose weight and increase lean muscle mass, the study recommends upping your daily protein intake to anywhere from 1.6 to 2.4 grams per kilogram of body mass. Here are some ways to hit those macros in a day.
Foods provide ∼30g of protein in highlighted meals during the day for a 175lb male:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast: 250g oatmeal and 200ml low-fat milk
9:30-11:00a.m. Strength training: Water and/or sports drink/bar/gel
11:00a.m. Recovery meal: 300g Greek yogurt with granola
12:30p.m. Lunch: Two-egg omelet with cheese, toast/salad
4:00p.m. Dinner: 120g chicken with rice and vegetables
5:00–7:30p.m. Event-specific training: Water and/or sports drink/bar/gel
7:30p.m. Recovery meal: 300g cottage cheese with apple and berries
10:00p.m. Evening meal: 100g tuna in a mixed pasta salad
Foods provide ∼20g of protein in highlighted meals during the day for a 120lb female:
8:00 Breakfast: 200g Greek yogurt and granola
9:30–11:00a.m. Strength training: Water and/or sports drink/bar/gel
11:00a.m. Recovery meal: 500ml smoothie (yogurt and berries)
12:30p.m. Lunch: Two fried eggs and toast/salad
4:00p.m. Dinner: 100g salmon with potatoes and vegetables
5:00–7:30p.m. Event-specific training: Water and/or sports drink/bar/gel
7:30 Recovery meal: 500ml smoothie with yogurt, fruit, and berries
10:00p.m. Evening meal: Ham and cheese sandwich and 200ml low-fat milk
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You can get blood out of this. Really! The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded five–count ’em, five!–patents to Theranos in March and April. All of them were filed between 2015 and 2016, when the whispers of fraud were getting louder, as were the legal threats.
The five patents are:
1. Systems, devices, and methods for bodily fluid sample collection, transport, and handling
2. Systems, devices, and methods for bodily fluid sample transport
3. Systems and methods for sample preparation using sonication
4. Systems and methods for sample preparation using sonication (cell disruption)
5. Rapid measurement of formed blood component sedimentation rate from small sample volumes
The CB Insights Research article has the details on what they cover, including patent application illustrations. It’s not stated, but looking back to TTA’s many articles, in this Editor’s judgment, the heir to these patents cannot be Elizabeth Holmes or her many investors now feeling the lint in their pockets, but the company holding the last note, the $65 million (not $100 million) loan from Fortress Investment Group LLC, part of Japan’s SoftBank Group [TTA 28 Dec 17]–collateralized by the portfolio of over 70 patents. Hat tip to HISTalk 19 April
If you hunger for a deep dive into the design of Theranos’ blood analyzers that never really worked, and can appreciate that the miniLab was what “one expert in laboratory medicine called “theater … not science”, this Design World article is for you: Schadenfreude for Theranos — and satisfaction in how engineering doesn’t lie
Meanwhile, back in the US District Court in San Jose, California, we learn that the trial of Ms. Holmes (now engaged to William “Billy” Evans, a 27-year-old heir to the Evans Hotel Group, which has three West Coast resort properties and who is also a techie) and former Theranos president Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani has been delayed indefinitely. Originally reported to be summer entertainment with a start date of 8 July, the judge set the next status conference for the case for 1 July, but refused to set a trial date, which means that the trial may not begin till next year. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the defense is seeking materials from the FDA and CMS, which are, according to defense lawyer, lawyer Kevin Downey, are “in many instances exculpatory.”
Ms. Holmes’ lawyers are also seeking information on the communications between John Carreyrou of the Wall Street Journal, the FDA, and CMS. In a motion filed last week, they accused Mr. Carreyrou under the guise of investigative journalism of “exerting influence on the regulatory process in a way that appears to have warped the agencies’ focus on the company and possibly biased the agencies’ findings against it.” Stat
The bubbly Ms. Holmes and Not-So-Sunny Balwani are facing Federal charges of two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud. They each face a maximum of 20 years in prison and up to $2.7 million in fines.
The great challenges in radiology are accuracy of diagnosis and speed. Yet for radiology, machine learning and AI systems are still in early stages. Last August, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-organized workshop with the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (The Academy) kickstarted work towards AI. Their goal was to collaborate in machine learning/AI applications for diagnostic medical imaging, identify knowledge gaps, and to roadmap research needs for academic research laboratories, funding agencies, professional societies, and industry.
The report of this roadmap was published in the past few days in Radiology, the RSNA journal. Research priorities in the report included:
Another aim is to reduce clinically important errors, estimated at 3 to 6 percent of image interpretations by radiologists. Diagnostic errors play a role in up to 10 percent of patient deaths, according to this report.
It is interesting that machine learning, more than AI, is mentioned in the RSNA materials, for instance in stating that “Machine learning algorithms will transform clinical imaging practice over the next decade. Yet, machine learning research is still in its early stages.” Radiology actually pioneered store-and-forward technology, to where radiology interpretation has been farmed out nationally and globally for many years. This countered a decline in US radiologists as a percentage of the physician workforce that started in the late 1990s and continues to today with some positive trends (Radiology 2015). Perhaps this distribution model postponed development of machine learning technologies. Also Healthcare Dive, RSNA press release
Zachary Levi put in hours upon hours of hard work to get ready for his role in Shazam! Over the course of his training, Levi worked with a number of trainers and at different facilities to get the superhero look he needed for the role.
Levi initially worked out in Los Angeles at Granite Gym with trainer Grant Roberts, who set up his program, before working out at SWAT Gym in Toronto during the production of the movie. Levi also worked out with Don Saladino, who has helped stars like Ryan Reynolds and David Harbour also get ready for superhero films like Deadpool 2 and Hellboy.
During his training, Levi didn’t take many days off. “Basically just maintaining six days a week, weight training,” Levi said. “I was eating 3,000 calories a day and trying to put on mass. Because I’ve [usually] hovered around a 200-pound dad bod.”
Even after the film, Levi has continued to stay in shape—and he’ll need it: A Shazam! sequel is already in development.
“This was a great opportunity to get paid to get in the best shape of my life,” Levi said. “It’s one of my favorite things about the job that I’m stronger and healthier now than I’ve ever been in my life.”
Read more about Levi, his Shazam! training and his path to Hollywood stardom in his Men’s Journal cover story here.
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Zachary Levi trained his way to a superhero physique for Shazam!, sometimes spending six days a week in the gym to get into the shape he wanted.
During the months of work Levi did for the film, the actor trained with in Los Angeles at Granite Gym with trainer Grant Roberts, and at other times with Don Saladino, who whipped Ryan Reynolds into shape for Deadpool 2. Through all of that, Levi relied on one foundational move that helped him get so strong: the deadlift.
“I quite like the deadlift. It works out your entire body in a very good way,” Levi says. “It makes you a whole lot stronger, and the motion of it, my mind-body connection is pretty good with it.”
Those “deadlift days” helped Levi get into heroic shape for the film, powering it to strong reviews and an even stronger box office haul. Now, a Shazam! sequel is underway and Levi is feeling like he’s in the “best shape” of his life.
Read more about Levi, his Shazam! training and his path to Hollywood stardom in his Men’s Journal cover story here.
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