International health IT week in review: July 5

Post-COVID digital market, telehealth by Boots, Lenovo's remote monitoring platform, Apple sleep tracker, cyberpandemic fears, medical school pays $1m to decrypt files, telehealth decline after spike, Medicare-funded telehealth in US

Investors predict the winners and losers in America’s shift to digital health during the pandemic
CNBC ~ Christina Farr ~ 27/06/2020

Not every company in the field will do well, despite the fact that more Americans are now opting for virtual doctor visits, online drug purchases and at-home medical testing.

Boots offers access to online video pharmacy consultations for people living with cancer
MobiHealthNews ~ Sara Mageit ~ 01/07/2020

Europe’s leading digital healthcare provider, Livi, has announced a major new partnership with UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, Boots, and Macmillan Cancer Support, to offer free specialist information and support on cancer, its treatment and possible side-effects.

Lenovo unveils its take on remote chronic disease monitoring
MobiHealthNews ~ Dave Muoio ~ 01/07/2020

Scheduled to launch in Q3, the offering combines Lenovo devices, connected biometric biomonitoring tools and an AI-based virtual assistant.

Apple doesn’t want Watch users to stress out about their sleep, so it’s focusing on goals, not data
CNBC ~ Christina Farr ~ 30/06/2020

Apple fans have speculated for years about when the company’s smartwatch would start tracking sleep.

Hasty rush to cloud hosting during COVID-19 crisis could set stage for 'cyberpandemic'
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 30/06/2020

The speed and scale at which healthcare orgs have had to embrace cloud hosting, often without proper due diligence, could lead to lasting risks and vulnerabilities for a much bigger attack surface, according to new report from security vendor Vectra.

UCSF pays $1.14 million to decrypt files after ransomware attack
Healthcare IT News ~ Mike Miliard ~ 29/06/2020

The medical school was hit by an opportunistic malware attack on June 1, and the encrypted data was "important to some of the academic work we pursue as a university serving the public good," officials said.

After initial spike, telehealth visits are on the decline, report finds
Healthcare IT News ~ Kat Jercich ~ 29/06/2020

Data from 50,000 healthcare providers suggests that ambulatory practice visits have not rebounded to pre-pandemic levels.

5 actions to fuel the digital health momentum
The Hill ~ Carrie Nixon ~ 02/06/2020

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forcefully opened the door for widespread adoption of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and other digital health platforms by patients and providers alike.

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