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The Circle that is Telehealth

As telehealth continues to gain in popularity, many have championed it as an answer to the rural health care provider shortage. However, one well-known challenge continually arises: telehealth requires

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‘Ask Alexa’ if you’re sick, says the NHS

The latest in the NHS’ ‘digital first’ effort in the Long Term Plan is to add Amazon Alexa’s voice search capability to the NHS’ online advice service. Using Amazon’s … Read the rest

Coming to a State Near You

Telehealth use is growing throughout the country, and will likely continue to do so as a number of states consider expanding the list of eligible providers to include social

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TTA’s Midsummer Week 1 roundup: care tech review resonates, CVS-Aetna’s next round in court, NHS Asks Alexa, and DHACA’s regulation presentation



A just-published UK survey of the care tech landscape has implications in the worldwide trend of community-based wellness and disease prevention. CVS-Aetna goes another round in Judge Read the rest

Care Technology Landscape Review: Socitm Advisory for Essex County Council (UK)

A independent report on the UK care technology market was released earlier this month which has both UK and international implications. Commissioned by Essex County Council and produced by … Read the rest

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

As with any new technology, it takes time to figure out best practices. Mistakes are made. Success is followed by failure, and the cycle repeats. It is all part

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Another round this Wednesday in the CVS-Aetna merger hearings

This time, five states are speaking up loudly. California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington petitioned the DC Federal District Court’s Judge Richard L. Leon for a hearing on the … Read the rest

TTA’s Independence Week Special redux: whither CVS-Aetna’s future, EHRs in the news for doctor burnout and in Malaysia, GreatCall’s mobile PERS lawsuit


A sanguine look at CVS-Aetna’s possible merger denial indicates it may not be all bad. EHRs in the news as another cause of doctor burnout, and Malaysia’s $360M Read the rest

Come and listen to Julian Hitchcock talking regulation next Wednesday 17th July!

Julian Hitchcock, ably assisted by Zac Fargher, has kindly agreed to spend an evening updating people on the regulation of medical and in vitro devices at a joint DHACA/Heath … Read the rest

EHR system-generated emails/inbasket messages contributing to burnout in 36% of doctors: study

That crispy feeling is real. Unlike the overflowing paper forms, charts, and faxes of olden days (!), doctors and clinical staff now not only deal with paper, but also … Read the rest

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