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Trust My Doctor and Fear the Office: The Telehealth Opportunity in and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

Doctors maintain their top status as U.S. patients’ most-trusted source of coronavirus information.

Fitbit launches COVID-19 wearables study for early detection algorithm

Mobi Health News

The in-app study collects wearable data and asks participants about their recent symptom history

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3 steps to changing your EHR system

KevinMD

If you are a physician unhappy with your current EHR system (surveys suggest 2 out of 3 are), and you do have the ability to switch, this article is for you. Our COVID-19 pandemic may place you in a bad financial time for this, but it's also placed you in an excellent time to plan […].

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Apple, Google's contact tracing API goes live

Mobi Health News

Opt-in "Exposure Notifications" are included in new operating system updates on both companies' platforms and available now to worldwide public health agencies

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Hospitals should prepare now for future telehealth demands

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In an article published in the Journal of the American Informatics Association this week, Duke University researchers examined COVID-19's effect on transforming the telehealth landscape.

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Stress in America – COVID-19 Takes Toll on Finances, Education, Basic Needs and Parenting

Health Populi

“The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of American life, from health and work to education and exercise,” the new Stress in America 2020 study from the American Psychological Association begins.

A Virtual Epic Go-Live

Healthcare IT Today

The following is an interview with Rebecca Manne, RN, BSN – Executive Vice President, EHR Implementation at Optimum Healthcare IT, to learn about their recent experience doing a virtual Epic EHR Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare. Tell us more about yourself and Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Yale New Haven Health rapidly deploys remote monitoring for ventilator patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Earlier this year in New Haven, Connecticut, the location of Yale New Haven Health’s main hospital, the health system was challenged by how many COVID-19 patients would need to be admitted and ventilated. THE PROBLEM.

The Apple-Google API is here. Now what?

Morning eHealth

FDA's Amy Abernethy on data and Covid-19 — Congressional momentum for post-pandemic telehealth

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

What $6,553 Buys You in America: A Luxury Watch, a Year at Valdosta State, or a PPO for One – the 2020 Milliman Medical Index

Health Populi

Imagine this: you find yourself with $6,553 in your pocket and you can pick one of the following: A new 2020 Breitling Navitimer watch; A year’s in-state tuition at Valdosta State University; or, A PPO for an average individual.

Nursing home Covid-19 deaths – the NY Times data shouts – but what is it saying?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Try staring at the NY Times list and its murky map. The NY Times decided that tracking down and mapping the list of nursing home deaths nationwide required more than 30 contributing writers for the story. The ‘Nursing Homes in Crisis’ collection is about Covid-19 in 2020.

Amwell scores $194M, as telehealth business booms during coronavirus pandemic

Mobi Health News

This comes less than two years after the company closed a $365 million Series B round.

COVID-19: Acknowledging the need to adopt digital health in New Zealand

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Despite its relatively small size, the government in New Zealand’s managed to effectively mitigate the spread of the virus within the country.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Post Acute Telemedicine Can’t Wait for the Next Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Rebecca E. Gwilt, Esq., Partner at Nixon Law Group.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Health Populi

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs.

Nursing home deaths – the NY Times data shouts – but what is it saying?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Try staring at the NY Times list and its murky map. The NY Times decided that tracking down the list and mapping nursing home deaths nationwide merited more than 30 contributing writers for the story. The ‘Nursing Homes in Crisis’ collection is about Covid-19 in 2020.

Navenio raises £9M in Series A funding for hospital workforce AI platform

Mobi Health News

The solution aims to improve efficiency by assigning tasks to healthcare teams based on their location.

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

VA telehealth program offers virtual access to care teams, wellness classes, yoga

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs St. Louis Healthcare System announced this week that it has contracted with the telecommunications vendor Uniper Care for a pilot program providing veterans access to telehealth and social engagement services.

Is This What You Call a Telehealth Cart?

Healthcare IT Today

As the world of telehealth explodes, we’ve seeing all sorts of approaches to solving the teleheath problem. For those waiting for my list of telehealth vendors, I’ve finished evaluating 235 companies and classifying them. I’ll be publishing the first piece of the list next week.

New Study Questions Rotavirus Vaccine Effect on T1D Development

Insulin Nation

Excitement over a potential preventative treatment for type 1 diabetes reached a high last year as multiple studies showed a link between inoculation with the rotavirus vaccine and a reduced rate of T1D development in children.

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CMS finalizes plan to allow Medicare Advantage plans to expand telehealth benefits

FierceHealthIT

CMS finalizes plan to allow Medicare Advantage plans to expand telehealth benefits. pminemyer. Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:20

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Cancer-focused Elekta snaps up digital oncology startup Kaiku Health

Mobi Health News

As part of the acquisition Kaiku Health's symptom-tracking tool will be integrated into Elekta's oncology informatics platform.

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The rise of virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

GYANT Opens the Box on How to Apply Machine Learning to Telemedicine

Healthcare IT Today

Successful examples of AI in health care have reached the news often enough to make it clear that modern algorithms can be valuable. But we don’t want AI to be a black box.

Future of AI in Healthcare in India: Opportunities and Challenges

New Age Healthcare

Technology has certainly revolutionised the way health care is provided and received across the globe. Amongst the various available ‘new age’ tech solutions, Artificial intelligence is at the forefront and is also the most talked about in media and board rooms.

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Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Survey: 72% of consumers have changed healthcare use since COVID-19 pandemic

FierceHealthIT

Survey: 72% of consumers have changed healthcare use since COVID-19 pandemic. rking. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:34

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Mindstrong scores $100M to monitor wellness via smartphone behaviors

Mobi Health News

The latest round brings the company's funding total to $160 million.

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IHH Healthcare launches telemedicine services in Singapore, Malaysia and other key markets

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

IHH Healthcare, Asia’s largest privately owned healthcare group, last week announced that it has rolled out telemedicine services in Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, India and Hong Kong.