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What Online and Telecommunication Services Does Health Care Need To Offer Now?

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In order for healthcare professionals to adequately provide for their patients, they need to not just include telecommunication services, but they need to invest and revolve around these services.

Online Practices – Get Found On Google With Better Website Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthiness (E-A-T)

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If you have an online medical practice you could be losing out on potential Google search traffic if your website hasn’t been properly set up or updated to show expertise, authority, and trustworthiness (E-A-T). In August 2018, Google announced that in the coming years it was going to be paying closer attention when evaluating the. Tips & Techniques healthcare marketing healthcare SEO social media telehealth market

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Top 10 Healthcare Tips for Navigating COVID-19

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With an increase of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) cases, it’s important that we take all necessary precautions to adjust to this new normal. By re-focusing on our own personal health, we can both slow the rate of infection and navigate what may feel like an unfamiliar way of life.

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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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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

How Is Tech in Pediatrics Used to Reduce Anxiety

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Pediatric practices often provide toys, TVs, and video games in the lobby to make wait times less stressful for parents and patients, and there’s usually some sort of reward in the form of a toy or sticker at the end of the appointment.

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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 Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox Players Are the Future of Surgery

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Mark Carol, MD is the CEO of SonaCare – a radical surgery technology company. He started as a neurosurgeon and became widely known as the “father of IMRT” as well a a household name in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Carol is also an avid soccer player. Dr. Carol joined our TFSS video podcast from Charlotte, North. Case Studies Tips & Techniques VSee innovative technology medical devices minimal access surgery Telesurgery video conference surgery videoconferencing surgery

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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

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.

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

Managing The True Costs of Price Transparency

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In an effort to reign in cost and solve the issue of the surprise bill by the Trump administration, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has proposed new requirements for price transparency. What will that mean to the healthcare industry?

Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic extends to medical training

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 25 million cases worldwide with a continued spread in the United States, causing global disruption in every sector of society and forcing adaptation to a new normal relying increasingly on technology.

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.

How technology is a weapon in the fight against COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, companies are working hard to develop innovative solutions to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese companies such as Alibaba have led the way using artificial intelligence, data science, and technology.

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Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

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In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

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On February 4 th , 2020, in a hospital in northern California, the first known inpatient diagnosed with COVID-19 died. On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”.

An EMR frustration that is still torturing us

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I have written, or more accurately ranted, about electronic medical records (EMR) systems throughout this blog. While the systems have clearly improved since their mandatory introduction into the medical universe, they have still not delivered on many of their promises.

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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.

Physicians Practicing in the Age of COVID-19: Lower Incomes, More Telehealth

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two certainties emerge in the lives of physicians: they are generating less revenue, and they have adopted more virtual care in practices.

What has colon cancer screening got to do with self-driving cars?

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An excerpt from Scope Forward: The Future of Gastroenterology Is Now in Your Hands. Over a decade ago, many of us still used landline phones, watched cable TV, rented DVDs, called for taxis, took photos using cameras, and drove over to Borders to browse and buy books.Read more.

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Apple, Anthem launch 2-year study of asthma app, connected devices

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The 900-participant study uses learnings from Apple's Tueo Health acquisition and could inform the development of a digital biomarker for asthma

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Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

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“This surge of people experiencing acute behavioral health problems…has the potential to further impact the healthcare system for years to come,” a report from McKinsey expects looking at the hidden costs of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. health care.

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.

Americans Worry About Medical Bankruptcy, With Prescription Drug Costs Also Playing Into Voters’ Concerns

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One in two people in the U.S. are concerned that a major health event in their family would lead to bankruptcy, up 5 percent points over the past eighteen months.

Apple adds SpO2 & V02 Max to Apple Watch Series 6, and launches three new studies

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The new sensor brings Apple up to speed with its competitors, but could lead to bigger announcements down the road

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Fitbit’s ECG app gets regulatory clearance in U.S. and European Union

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The ECG app can detect over 98% of atrial fibrillation cases and was 100% accurate in identifying participants with normal sinus rhythm, according to study results

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Consumer tech companies will struggle to disrupt health care   

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With a combined market cap of more than $2 trillion, technology giants Google and Apple are placing big bets on disrupting the $3.6 trillion health care industry.

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.

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.

Doctors, a tech revolution is coming

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What if I told you just a few years ago that Amazon — a budding e-commerce startup — would come to disrupt the multi-billion dollar retail industry. I seriously doubt that anyone could have given it a serious thought.

Apple plants a flag in the home fitness market with Fitness+ for Apple Watch

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The offering, consisting of original workout content tightly integrated with Apple Watch features, was announced at a virtual event yesterday

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The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

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The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

New Tech Tonics Podcast Episode: Sean Khozin: Attuned To Data Science

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After escaping the revolution in Iran, Sean Khozin found his way to the United States, harmonizing his passion for patients and data into a career that’s led him into startups, the FDA, and most recently J&J, where he’s now Global Head of Data Strategy – all while pursuing his love of music.

For Health Consumers, Trust, Privacy, & Good Experience Must Be Baked Into Digital Health Care

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“Digital transformation” was the mantra for all industries before we heard about the COVID-19 virus. Since the emergence of the pandemic, the coronavirus has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms, AI, and ecommerce.

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

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It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S.

In the U.S., the New Terrorism is the Spread of Infectious Disease – Pew

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The spread of infectious disease is the new terrorism in the eyes of Americans. The most significant major threat to the U.S.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.