Weekly News Scan: Healthcare’s Digital Transformation into 2020, Public Awareness for Physical Therapy is Ready to Rock Times Square, and a New Lifelike Prosthetic Hand.

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Public Awareness for Physical Therapy Is Ready to Rock Times Square, PT in Motion, December 9, 2019:

When people gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop and celebrate 2020, they’ll see the APTA’s ChoosePT message. APTA has launched digital billboard advertising in Times Square that will run through the end of March 2020. The 15-second billboard ad will appear on two adjoining screens and will play a series of messages. One screen will say, “Choose to ride. Choose to dance. Choose to love. Choose to play. Choose to climb. Choose to thrive. Choose physical therapy.” The other screen will show a call to action: “For what moves you, find a physical therapist at” Learn more about The APTA’s recent national public awareness efforts here.

Best Inventions of 2019: A More Lifelike Prosthetic Hand, Time, November 21, 2019

A prosthetic hand that is engineered to be controlled via muscle signals is among Time Magazine’s Top 100 Inventions of the Year. The BrainRobotics prosthetic hand is a first in its field: an intuitive AI-powered hand that allows the user to make unlimited gestures and grips.

Healthcare’s digital transformation: 5 predictions for 2020, CIO, December 19, 2019

Short of a “black swan” event, 2020 will see a slow but steady advance in the digital transformation of healthcare.

Remote Patient Monitoring, Reimbursement Topped Headlines in 2019, mhealth intelligence, December 2019

Top health trends in 2019 included remote patient monitoring, telehealth reimbursement, substance use disorder care, chronic disease management, and direct-to-consumer mHealth technology.

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