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Sharing the Latest Developments in Medicare Reimbursement for Digital Health Innovations @ HIMSS19

Recently, during HIMSS19 in Orlando, FL, I had the pleasure of presenting on the new developments in Medicare’s approach to incentivizing the use of digital health tools in care delivery across several of its beneficiary programs. The updates I shared during my session are the result of years of cross-stakeholder consensus and advocacy, and frankly, were a long time coming. Ultimately, this engagement with the digital healthcare community attending HIMSS19 was rewarding for me, as attendees provided valuable feedback and [...]

Amplify: Cory Lancaster

ACT | The App Association recognizes the gap in representation in the tech community, and we want to change that. Our Amplify series lifts the voices of those in the tech community who are working to close those gaps in representation. We’re highlighting the problem solvers, telling the stories that don’t get told, and elevating those who are driving change in their field.  This Amplify segment highlights Cory Lancaster, chief technology officer of member company Street Entrepreneurs. She is a [...]

Qualcomm’s National Security Propaganda Campaign

Qualcomm has recently been pushing a new false narrative that the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust case against the company represents a “threat to national security.” It has employed throngs of lobbyists and hired spokespeople to spread this mantra, including via op-eds in the media. It’s not a surprising strategy given the wide public concern with U.S.-China competition issues. However, a new paper by former FTC competition policy head Joseph Kattan explains why this new canard is both dangerous and [...]

New Member of Congress, Who ‘Dis?

Politics is personal. Whether you are caught up on the issues or you avoid thinking about them entirely, political debates and their outcomes affect each of us on an emotional level. What else would make politics—especially the politics of today—so divisive? But just as politics can divide, they can also form personal relationships—if there is mutual understanding. That goes for both sides of a given debate, whether we are referring to the two political parties, industry and government, or individuals [...]

Congress and ACT | The App Association Unite in Opposition to a Ban on iPhones

If you are an Apple customer, you may want to follow a case before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) that could affect your ability to upgrade to the latest iPhone. At the center of the case are infringement claims against Apple involving 88 patent claims from chipmaker Qualcomm. The six patents at issue in this case relate to premium baseband chipsets, which currently connect smartphones to 4G networks and in the future will connect devices to 5G networks. What [...]

Why Does Healthcare Need AI? Connected Health Initiative Aims to Answer Why

On February 1, 2019, ACT | The App Association’s Connected Health Initiative (CHI) convened a multistakeholder dialogue on the role of artificial intelligence/augmented intelligence (AI) in healthcare in Washington, DC. The purpose of this dialogue was to address the role of machine learning and AI in improving healthcare, preventing hospitalizations, reducing complications, and improving patient engagement. This dialogue was chaired by CHI’s Morgan Reed and Brian Scarpelli and was attended by approximately 40 representatives from across the digital health stakeholder [...]

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