Friday at Five: Reports and Surveys from HLTH

We have just wrapped up the 5th annual HLTH conference at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. Along with all the announcements that were released this week during the conference, we noticed many were surveys and reports. We rounded up some that we thought might be of interest to our readers. And don’t miss all of our coverage of the conference.

First “Global State of Digital Health Report” Tapping into 200 Million Data Points Examining over 12,000 Digital Health Ventures Released At HLTH
Galen Growth (@galengrowth), a digital health, data-driven market intelligence company, and FINN Partners (@FINNPartners), an independent global integrated marketing services agency, announced that the first “Global State of Digital Health Report” will be released today at the HLTH Conference in Las Vegas during a special session hosted by UC Davis Health. This first report analyzes more than 200M data points from more than 12,000 digital health ventures worldwide.

Notable Survey: 61% of Patients Skip Medical Appointments Due to Scheduling Hassles
Notable (@notablehealth), an intelligent automation company for healthcare, announced the results of a new patient survey, highlighting that legacy digital solutions and manual workflows limit patients’ ability to access care. 61% of patients surveyed said that they skipped going to the doctor in the past year because scheduling an appointment was too much of a hassle. This survey data from Notable was gathered as part of the company’s original research, “What patients really want from healthcare,” which evaluates patient attitudes toward technology and automation. The sample was collected from March 3 through 5, 2022 and had 1,005 patient respondents.

AMA Issues Blueprint for Optimizing Digitally Enabled Care
With the full potential of digital health still untapped, the American Medical Association (AMA) (@AmerMedicalAssn) announced a Blueprint for Optimizing Digitally Enabled Care. The blueprint is designed to help bridge the digital health chasm as the pace of digital health progress in medicine does not yet match the technology’s potential.

Kahun’s XAI-based Clinical Reasoning Tool Proves Better than Leading Symptom Checkers, Study Shows
Kahun, an evidence-based clinical reasoning tool for physicians, announces the publication in the International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) of a first-of-its-kind study assessing the data-gathering function of currently available chatbot symptom-checkers. Out of eight symptom-checkers—K Health, Babylon, ADA, Buoy, Kahun, Mediktor, Symptomae, and Your.MD—Kahun demonstrated the best overall performance in finding the most pertinent insights in a simulated patient conversation.

HITRUST Introduces Cyber Hygiene Assessment and 3rd Party Risk Management Playbook – the playbook addresses national cyber and information security priorities identified by government agencies, legislators, and industry. First, the need for an effective set of cyber hygiene controls and mitigations (applicable to smaller organizations) that remain relevant to evolving cyber threats, and a reliable method to demonstrate that organizations have appropriately implemented those controls. Additionally, a standardized, effective, and practical methodology for organizations to determine the inherent risk posed by third parties and recommend an appropriate level of assurances to enable effective evaluation of the controls in operation by the third party – establishing a level of due care for third-party risk management.