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Finances Are the Top Cause of Stress, and HSAs Aren’t Helping Much

Health Populi

If you heed the mass media headlines and President Trump’s tweets, the U.S. has achieved “the best economy” ever in mid-July 2019. But if you’re working full time in that economy, you tend to feel much less positive about your personal prospects and fiscal fitness.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Sumit Nagpal,  At the Crossroads of Tech and Healthcare

Digital Health

Sumit Nagpal was born to a pair of healthcare entrepreneurs and raised in Kashmir, India. When he was 13, he came to the United States where he saw diversity for the first time.

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.

Closed Loop Medicine lands £1.3m for new research project

Mobi Health News

It follows a £2.1m pre-Series A funding raise announced earlier this year

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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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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.

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More calls to revise info blocking, interop rules

Morning eHealth

Report: Scammers exploit Medicare loophole — Online privacy bill gets Dem co-sponsor

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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User Adoption – There is a Domo App for that

Perficient

We Don’t Like Change. For me, and for a lot of people, when you have to make a change in your daily routine it isn’t welcomed with open arms. I think it is human nature to find an excuse to get out of making a change, even if that change will help you.

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The Monetary, Clinical and Ethical Value of Patient Data – A View from the UK and NHS

Health Populi

There are about 55 million patient records held by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Their monetary value to private sector companies would be £5 billion and nearly that much in patient benefits. Add in value for patient outcomes, and the total approaches £10 billion.

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.

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.

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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5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud

Perficient

According to RightScale’s eighth annual survey , “Cloud Computing Trends: 2019 State of the Cloud Survey”, “A significant number of public cloud users are now leveraging services beyond just the basic compute, storage, and network services.”

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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.

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.

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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Mental health chatbot UpLift Health closes $1M seed funding

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Washington-based Laidir Foundation

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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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.

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.

Telehealth tidbit in Biden’s 2020 rural health plan

Morning eHealth

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

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.

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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Reducing Medical Errors with A Nationwide Unique Patient Identifier

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Beyond the Four Walls: Using Technology to Address Your Patient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Needs

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Hannah Landes, Senior Associate at NowPow, and Niko Skievaski, Co-founder and President at Redox. The U.S. healthcare industry has made a big investment in moving to a value-based care model, both in terms of reimbursement structure as well as medical practice.

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant in the World of Social Media

TheraNest

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant in the World of Social Media. This post has been guest-authored by Atlantic.net as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Atlantic.net at the bottom of this post.

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

Mobi Health News

News from CMS, UnitedHealthGroup, Livongo and others

5 Key Impacts of the IBM Red Hat Acquisition

Perficient

The monumental $34B IBM Red Hat acquisition officially closed earlier this month. In the wake of the acquisition, what does it mean for the technology market? . Over my career, I’ve worked extensively with customers leveraging both IBM and Red Hat technologies.

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.

If This Is Human Documentation, Give Me Sweet, Nonjudgmental AI

Healthcare IT Today

Not long ago, I wrote about what happened when I requested a digital copy of my medical records from my healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente. In that article, I described struggling with a nearly 600-page PDF whose organization seemed to have no discernible rhyme or reason to it.

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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

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

Mobi Health News

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Chatbot Technology in Financial Services

Perficient

This blog series highlights the benefits of implementing chatbots in financial service to exceed customer expectations. This post explores chatbot technology in the financial services industry.

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