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7 Steps For Providers To Comply with HIPAA Regulations

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Special thanks today for our guest post on HIPAA compliance by Alex Mitchell — cybersecurity enthusiast, WordPress guru, and data-safety tools tester with over 10 years experience. Who Must Comply With HIPAA If you’re not familiar with HIPAA it stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It was designed and put in place in. Tips & Techniques health information privacy HIPAA business associate hipaa compliance security

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Telemedicine Coverage Through Medicare

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Being able to get to and from doctor visits can become challenging the older we get, especially if it’s a specialist visit out of town. This is unfortunate since as we age, we may require visits more often. Thankfully, Medicare has made strides to help seniors get the doctor visits they need, even if. Featured Post Tips & Techniques cms telemedicine elderly care insurance Medicare and Medicaid telemedicine senior care telehealth for seniors

How Telehealth Makes It Harder for Seniors To Get Healthcare

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Is telehealth increasing access or creating barriers to healthcare for seniors? How can we design accessible telehealth service for seniors and the elderly? What must we consider for telehealth to help our seniors age well and age in place? Dr. Casey Pierce from the University of Michigan School of Information has been studying the effects.

Telehealth Reimbursement Models for Non-medical Services

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This article is based on the 2017 Telehealth Failures & Secrets To Success (TFSS) conference talk Telehealth Reimbursement Models for Non-medical Services given by Brenda Schmidt. You can see all speakers and talks from the conference here) “How will I get reimbursed?”

How Technology Can Help You Monitor the Safety of Your Aging Parents

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Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. adults has provided care to a person with a long-term illness, disability, or aged family member in the past 30 days. While caring for aging parents can bring you closer together, it can also be a source of stress. Caring for loved ones can be challenging due to distance, job. Tips & Techniques VSee

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3 Simple Tips For Getting Telehealth Reimbursement from Private Payers

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Telehealth lawyer Nate Lacktman recommends that when negotiating a telehealth reimbursement contract from private payers, make sure to use the language of payers (e.g. member vs. patients), and to have a plan ready for showing them how telemedicine will benefit the payers such as by saving money or having healthier members. Here are 3 recommendations. Tips & Techniques

Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

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Just the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

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Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands.

Could patients be their own scribes?

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One day while on shift in the emergency department, I looked out into the waiting room at the dozens of people waiting to be seen. Many had been waiting for hours. Some looked bored. Others appeared agitated by the long wait time.

Industry Voices—Sizing up 4 opportunities for digital transformation in healthcare

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According to ISACA’s recently released 2018 Digital Transformation Barometer, some of the most hyped technology also is perceived to hold the highest risk and the highest potential benefit.

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The effect of mobile devices on our collective psyche

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During a recent walk at Crystal Cove, a splendid California State Park with miles of pristine coastline, I encountered two young women sitting on a bench with a magnificent view of the ocean. Yet their only view of interest was their cell phone screens.

How telemedicine is increasing diversity in clinical trials

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An important part of advancing medical research and drug development is making participation in clinical trials easier and more inclusive.

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

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When Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health. Penicillin and the antibiotic revolution that it triggered have saved countless lives and change world history.

Looking across international borders for digital health tools

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Panelists at the Connected Health Conference in Boston spoke about the importance of digital health alliances and learning from countries sometimes ignored in the space.

When Will Self-Service Come to Health Care?

Health Populi

At least one in three people who have tried out virtual health care have done so because they use technology in all aspects of life and want to do the same with their healthcare.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

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“There’s a 15-year difference in the life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans.” ” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

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The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe.

Death by 1,000 clicks: Where electronic health records went wrong

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The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two months later, […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

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I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes.

AI in medicine: Separate hype from reality

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As a physician trying to keep up with all the new information about artificial intelligence, I want to know how machine learning and deep learning are impacting medicine now and to separate the hype from reality.

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

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Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience.

The 3 A’s That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability

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With lower expectations of and satisfaction with health care, Millennials in America seek three things: available, accessible, and affordable services, research from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies has found.

Health Consumers Are Now Amazon-Primed for Healthcare – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 2

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As patients now assume the role of health consumer, they rationally expect retail-level experiences with greater first-dollar payment for health insurance, health care services and medical products like prescription drugs.

Patients’ Expectations for Health Beyond Care: Think Food, Exercise, Emotions, Sleep and Finance

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People want to make health with their health care providers, and they want more than care from them: most patients are looking for support with healthy eating, exercise, emotional support, sleep, stress management, social relationships, and financial health.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

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What will telemedicine look like in 2030? imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice.

Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

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As we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine. In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary? If so, what should be part of it?

Are Robots Coming to Healthcare? Consumers Say Not-So-Fast

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Samsung introduced BotCare , a caring robot, at CES 2019. BotCare is part of the company’s Bixby, an AI platform that supports Samsung’s robotic offerings for environmental health (air), retail, and healthcare.

Patients Become Healthcare Payors, Now Consumers – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 1

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We Are All Health Consumers Now. That’s the title of the first chapter of my new book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

Listen Up, Healthcare: Hear The Patient’s Voice!

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Consider the voice of a patient before the advent of the Internet in the digital 1.0 world, and then the proliferation of social networks in v 2.0.

The clinical burden of documentation

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The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

Will robots replace doctors?

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Among the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life.

Are we making artificial intelligence biased?

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The tale is told of a large realm, of 1.4 billion, the largest nation in the world. It has a culture that is old, rich and grounded. A citizen’s worth can be understood, determined, exalted or decried. In modern times said country has a visionary leader for life.

The secret to making AI work for physicians

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If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care.

Opinion: How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society

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For many, self-monitoring is becoming a new philosophy for life, argues digital health journalist and blogger Artur Olesch

Do physicians have a right to be forgotten?

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When we all lived in villages, knowing individual merchants allowed you to identify and avoid the cheats. As we urbanized, brand names became the reputational marker. But when you are dealing on the internet, where no one “knows you’re a dog,” what guarantee do you have?

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The United States of Diabetes: a $1,240 Tax on Every American

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Pharmaceutical company executives are testifying in the U.S. Congress this week on the topic of prescription drug costs. One of those medicines, insulin, cost a patient $5,705 for a year’s supply in 2016, double what it cost in 2012, according to the Health Care Cost Institute.

Digital health and artificial intelligence provide solutions to the global crisis in surgical care

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In many countries around the world, women giving birth still face substantial risks to their own lives and that of their baby. Women travel for days to reach facilities that are understaffed, unsafe, and unequipped to provide life-saving surgical care.

Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine

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Recently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine.

How EMR alert fatigue overwhelms physicians

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As a hospitalist, like most in health care, I am afflicted by the slow march of thousands of mouse clicks on the electronic health record (EHR) every day I work. But after starting a new job and learning a new EHR, I have become painfully aware of the volume of alerts that pop up when […].

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I didn’t become a physician to do data entry

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The trouble began when I needed to open the electronic health record (EHR) system for the tenth time that day. EHRs have significantly changed the way we practice medicine.

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