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How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Each year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both. Insurers and EHRs get between doctors and their patients.

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

On Amazon Prime Day, What Could Health Care Look Like?

Health Populi

Today is July 15, and my email in-box is flooded with all flavors of Amazon Prime’d stories in newsletters and product info from ecommerce sites — even those outside of Amazon from beauty retailers, electronics channels, and grocery stores.

Managing diabetes: An overview of available digital tools

Mobi Health News

Diabetics now have more discrete, precise and consumer-friendly options than ever before

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The Most Important Thing in Consulting: People, People, People

Perficient

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, John DeSue, general manager of delivery excellence for our Microsoft business unit, writes about the importance people have on building a successful company and workplace. “Location, location, location.”

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5G & Healthcare. Huge Boon for Providers, Impractical or Ho-hum?

Phoenix Health Systems

It’s a fact. The more bandwidth-intensive connected medical devices and mobile devices our hospitals deploy, the more we are straining our health IT infrastructures. Something has to give. Many communications leaders see 5G technology’s real-time high bandwidth and lower latency access as powerful new technology features that are needed to expand healthcare applications’ capabilities and the functioning of medical devices, robotics, and mobile devices.

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Withings rolls out connected blood pressure, ECG cuff in EU; US launch slated for Q3

Mobi Health News

While the less pricey Withings BPM Connect is now available in both regions' Apple and Withings storefronts, the US launch of the ECG-enabled BPM Core is on hold as the company awaits FDA clearance.

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Perficient Team Invades Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire 2019

Perficient

Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner conference takes place this week in sunny (and super-hot) Las Vegas. Inspire offers partners an opportunity to hear about the latest Microsoft innovations, explore new ecosystem alliances and further develop existing partnerships.

EU's lessons for digital medicine

Morning eHealth

Feinstein to co-chair Senate Judiciary tech task force — AHA: Nation-state spies are targeting health care

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6 Barriers to Healthcare Access and How Telehealth Can Help

Enzyme Health

Telehealth technology is helping provide better access to healthcare and easing the healthcare disparity gap among core American populations from seniors to rural residents. Find out how telehealth is showing promise for some of the biggest challenges to equitable healthcare access.

The Number of Unintended Deaths From Car Accidents, Falls and Overdoses in America Grew 40% Between 1999 and 2017

Health Populi

The rate of deaths due to unintentional injuries in the U.S. grew by 40% between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Three mortality line items make up this overall statistic: Deaths from motor vehicle traffic injuries.

Healthcare analytics, telemedicine drove VC funding in 2019

Mobi Health News

Mercom Capital Group's latest numbers also suggest that upcoming IPOs could cast a long shadow on the direction of digital health investing.

Perficient Doubles Year-Over-Year Heart & Stroke Walk Donations

Perficient

People make the choice to volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some feel it opens the door to give back to their community and make a difference in the world around them. Others enjoy the opportunity it provides to develop new skills or build on existing experience or relationships.

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MIPS Audits: Lessons Learned from Meaningful Use

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Jim Tate, Founder of EMR Advocate & MIPS Consulting. Just as the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive program brought potential audits to providers, so it will be with the MIPS program.

Telehealth tidbit in Biden’s 2020 rural health plan

Morning eHealth

Big tech in the hot seat — A new model for AI governance

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech. This is my tea-leaf read from reviewing the projections in the report, U.S.

Ping An Good Doctor to develop “internet hospital” model with 50 hospitals in China

Mobi Health News

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Benefits of Application Modernization: Deliver Exceptional CX

Perficient

Whether you’re building new apps or modernizing legacy ones, cloud provides the agility and scalability your business needs to deploy faster and access advanced IT capabilities.

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Telehealth services expand at state level, but adoption barriers remain

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine Association.

Surescripts moves to dismiss in FTC antitrust case

Morning eHealth

Facebook hit with $5B fine — Week ahead

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Solving the Prior Authorization Dilemma Has Many Benefits

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Dan Kazzaz, CEO, Secure Exchange Solutions. Healthcare is being consumed by runaway cost increases due to (the predicted) shifts in demographics and new treatment options.

Obstetrics startup raises $3M to connect maternal care teams

Mobi Health News

Mahmee already services a network of more than 1,000 providers, but will expand its team with Serena Williams, Arlan Hamilton and Mark Cuban's support

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What the Financial Services Industry Stands to Teach Us about Digital Transformation

Perficient

The financial services industry serves as a prime example of one that’s poised for rapid digital transformation. Since the economic meltdown in 2008, many financial services firms have been focused on regulatory compliance.

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Asynchronous video telemedicine helps TB patients, saves costs in Guam

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has to cope with a very serious tuberculosis problem. THE PROBLEM. Guam has an extremely high rate of TB: In 2017, the case rate of TB in Guam was 50.2 per 100,000 residents, compared to the mainland U.S. rate of 2.8 per 100,000 residents.

Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology

MedTech Boston

Sponsored by the Renal Physicians Association. Not long ago, reimbursement rules severely limited how nephrology practitioners could treat patients via telemedicine. The post Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology appeared first on MedTech Boston.

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

SPH Analytics, a top-ranked Population Health Management vendor, announced today that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio.

An overview of APAC’s healthtech landscape – the first half of 2019

Mobi Health News

Much has happened in the healthtech landscape in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in the first half of 2019 – according to Galen Growth Asia’s latest report for that period, APAC healthtech funding hit $2.5B across 140 deals.

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Do you shuffle data or use it?

Perficient

To be successful with your data, you need to know if your company is focused on reporting the data or analyzing the data for intelligent decisions. I’ll lay out two fictional organizational examples. Think about which one your company resembles and which one you would like it to resemble.

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Digital health funding in first half of 2019 hits record $5.1B: report

FierceHealthIT

Global venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first half of 2019 hit $5.1 billion with 318 deals, the highest amount raised in the first six months of a year so far, according to a Mercom Capital Group report

A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 2: Understanding the Why and the How of the ICU

Society for Participatory Medicine

This is Part 2 of a four part series, introduced Monday , based on my family’s experience with our mother’s unexpected and dramatic ICU stay and bilateral lung transplant. [Go to Part 1 ].

Practical Innovation on Full Display at EXPO.health 2019

Healthcare IT Today

The annual EXPO.health event was created to break down the silos that separate people, organizations and companies in Health IT. The event brings together smart, forward-thinking and hard-working Health IT professionals for 3 days of collaboration, sharing and conversation.

Deals, program launches headline digital health payer news during Q2 2019

Mobi Health News

News from CMS, UnitedHealthGroup, Livongo and others

EDW in the Cloud TCO

Perficient

In 2016, when I did my first in-depth comparison, the resulting TCOs were usually very close. Usually, the OpEx was slightly higher for the cloud TCO versus the on-prem TCO required substantial capital investment. However, our most recent estimate was eye-opening to our client.

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Industry Voices—5G has the potential to transform healthcare for rural communities

FierceHealthIT

Just as it promises to increase speeds and reduce latency for consumers, 5G technology also has the potential to transform how healthcare is delivered.