Medical device recalls reach historic levels in 2018 with software as leading cause

FierceHealthIT

A new report shows that more medical devices were recalled in the first quarter of 2018 than in any other quarter dating back to 2005. Attorney Bethany Hills tells FierceHealthcare that's likely to continue as more complex software is integrated into devices

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Reuters Health: Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

mHealth Insight

“To see whether these laws translate to more use of telemedicine, researchers examined private health insurance claims data from 2005 to 2017 from OptumLabs Data Warehouse. “Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the U.S.

'Deaths of despair' on the rise across the country, report finds

FierceHealthIT

A study by The Commonwealth Fund reports a 50% jump in the combined death rate from suicide, alcohol, opioids and other drugs between 2005 and 2016. Rising death and obesity rates also remain key public health challenges across the country, they said

Healthcare will outspend all other industries on R&D by 2020 reports PwC

Lloyd Price

R&D spending in healthcare is expected to exceed $180 billion by 2020, up from about $86 billion in 2005. Software and internet, another sector that has demonstrated sustained growth in R&D spending, is forecast to reach about $175 billion, up from just over $20 billion in 2005.

Money First, Then Kids: The State of the American Family in 2018

Health Populi

This poll, conducted since 2005, looks at the state of U.S. Most American families with children at home are concerned about paying bills on a monthly basis.

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A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

The top-line of this national health scorecard is that “deaths of despair” are surging, due to suicide, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs whose use has grown by 50% since 2005 to 2016. Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states.

The Culture of Customer Satisfaction

Mobile Health Matters

Recent trends in the business literature show a significant focus on the mechanics of the culture of organizations. Annual training reinforcing the quality and compliance requirements of organizations is a common end-of-year task.

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Sounds Like A John Denver Song: Virginia and Colorado Towns Rank High As Healthy Communities

Health Populi

In the rich evidence base for primary care improving community health, we can look to the seminal 2005 work of Barbara Starfield. If it’s true that “your ZIP code is more important than your genetic code,” you’d look for a job in 22046, buy a house there, and plant your roots.

A farewell to blogs: FierceHospitals will explore what it takes to make hospitals the best-run organizations on the planet

FierceHealthIT

The Hospital Impact blog, launched in March 2005, introduced itself as “the first and only healthcare blog dedicated [to] current and emerging hospital leaders, thinkers, and enablers,” and its mission was to answer the question “what will it take for hospitals to be the best-run organizations on the face of the planet?”

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Why A.I. Will Never Replace Recruiters

Healthcare Guys

I remember fear settling in like a big dark cloud when I opened my search practice in 2005 with all the dire predictions of how the Internet and all the online hiring websites were going to put recruiters out of business.

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Psych Central podcast: “We often feel very isolated, but we have a lot more in common than we realize.”

Society for Participatory Medicine

What Doc Tom wrote about Psych Central in 2005. As a social movement works its way through a culture, sometimes we discover surprising disconnects or parallels.

The Pushback Against the Artificial Pancreas

Insulin Nation

There has been some pushback against labeling the Medtronic 670G an “artificial pancreas”. Even Jeffrey Brewer, the current president and CEO of Bigfoot Biomedical and the former president and CEO of JDRF, has soured on the term.

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Did you get your Medical Resident FICA Refund?

Medicine and Technology

Were you in residency before 2005? The IRS has made an administrative determination to accept the position that medical residents are excepted from FICA taxes for tax periods ending before April 1, 2005, when new IRS regulations went into effect. Did you receive your Medical Resident FICA Refund ? Here's what the IRS says about the FICA refunds: Why are FICA refunds being paid to medical residents and their employers?

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The Cleveland Clinic and Kaiser Permanente share the benefits of Group Appointments for patients

Lloyd Price

percent in 2005, according to data from the American Academy of Family Physicians cited by The Post.

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Multiple formats of the same Document content

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I propose that “The most technically advanced” document format be considered the Prime, with all of the other formats considered Transforms (XFRM) from that prime document. Thus if the Document Source can create a C-CDA 2.1; then that becomes the prime.

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HIStalk Interviews Rizwan Koita, CEO, CitiusTech

HIStalk Interviews

We founded the company in 2005. Rizwan Koita is CEO of CitiusTech of Princeton, NJ. Tell me about yourself and the company. I’m the founder and chief executive officer of CitiusTech. This is my second company — I started a tech support company. Before that, I spent about five years with McKinsey & Company. When you and I spoke last in 2015, CitiusTech was about 1,600 or 1,700 people strong. We are now at 3,200 people.

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Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Explained

Perficient

They build up over ten years of patient health records, and incurred an EMR transition from one legacy to a new one, circa 2005. What is FHIR? FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) Specification is a standard for exchanging healthcare information electronically. Healthcare records are increasingly becoming digitized. As patients move around the healthcare ecosystem, their electronic health records must be available, discoverable, and understandable.

If Disney Ran Your Hospital : What Healthcare can learn from Mickey Mouse

Lloyd Price

In 2005 his book received the Book of the Year Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is now available in Dutch and Portuguese.

How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well Blog

A decrease in the number of potentially avoidable hospital admissions from 2005 to 2010 saved nearly $1 billion in hospital costs.”. Interest in telehealth has reached an all-time high, with many of the most prestigious health systems in the U.S. implementing the technology in 2015.

Advocate Counters the Fake News About Buying Insulin Online

Insulin Nation

Then, in 2005, the industry commissioned an author to write a novel about Muslim terrorists who plot to kill Americans with counterfeit drugs sold by Canadian pharmacies. We recently surveyed Insulin Nation readers about what they have done to obtain insulin and make it last.

UK Survey Finds Many Denied Test Strips

Insulin Nation

In a 2005 study , researchers found that 27 percent of the regional health care trust agencies had policies in place restricting access to test strips for people with diabetes. A new UK survey finds that people with diabetes are being unfairly denied access to blood glucose test strips.

How will Oculus Rift affect our Health?

Lloyd Price

Researcher Albert Rizzo of the University of California’s Institute for Creative Technologies developed ‘Virtual Iraq’ in 2005 to help soldiers recover from their ordeals, with promising results.

Insulin Allergies Are For Real

Insulin Nation

In 2005, researchers discussed in Clinical and Molecular Allergy the case of a 25-year-old Spanish man with Type 1 diabetes who was experiencing an anaphylactic reaction to insulin.

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The Top 5 Reasons Health Systems Like CHS Are Adopting Telehealth

American Well Blog

A decrease in the number of potentially avoidable hospital admissions from 2005 to 2010 saved nearly $1 billion in hospital costs. By Danielle Russella, President, Customer Solutions. .

Electronic Health Records : History, hurdles and the promise of Blockchain

Lloyd Price

In April 2005, it began deployment of EHR systems in NHS Trusts.

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Tom Brady’s Business Partner’s False Diabetes Claims

Insulin Nation

Guerrero entered into a 2005 consent decree with the FTC for his role pushing Supreme Greens.

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Doc Martin Learns About Insulin Therapy…Finally.

Insulin Nation

In a 2005 episode entitled “Aromatherapy”, a local DJ who has been acting erratically turns out to have untreated diabetes, and is eventually discovered by the doctor after she has collapsed. The BBC has taken some heat recently from the diabetes community for having shows with inaccurate and insensitive depictions of diabetes. Last year, a drama called The Syndicate seemed to show hypoglycemia being treated with insulin.

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Los tres oficiales de policía con diabetes tipo 1.

Insulin Nation

Ha sido oficial desde 2005, y ahora trabaja en el Departamento de la Unidad de Violencia Familiar.

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Celebrating the Rare T1 Winter Olympian

Insulin Nation

In a 2005 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers tracked the A1c levels of more than 280,000 people with diabetes over a 2-year period and found that winter A1c levels were 0.22 Olga Popova / Shutterstock.com.

Missy Foy – Running Down Her Dream

Insulin Nation

In 2005, broke into the ultra-marathon running scene with a record breaking (by 20 minutes) performance in the challenging Umstead Endurance Run’s 50-mile trail race. • Insulin Nation will be featuring five profiles of female athletes with Type 1 diabetes who thrive at their sport.

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5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

Deductibles went from accounting for less than 25% of cost-sharing payments in 2005 to almost half in 2015. Overall, patient-cost sharing increased by 66% from an average of $469 in 2005 to $778 in 2015. [link]. Expect insurers to accelerate programs and policies that cut costs and to push for value-based contracting as consumers demand more transparency in healthcare pricing.

The Three Glendale Police Officers with Type 1

Insulin Nation

He has been an officer since 2005, and now works in the Department’s Family Violence Unit. Recently, an Arizona police department launched a campaign during Diabetes Awareness Month to let people know it’s hiring twenty officers, and that people with diabetes are welcome to apply.

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The Three Glendale Police Officers with Type 1

Insulin Nation

He has been an officer since 2005, and now works in the Department’s Family Violence Unit. Recently, an Arizona police department launched a campaign during Diabetes Awareness Month to let people know it’s hiring twenty officers, and that people with diabetes are welcome to apply.

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The Birth of a T1D Blogger

Insulin Nation

On May 4, 2005, I wrote my first blog post about life with Type 1 diabetes at SixUntilMe. This profile was excerpted from My Sweet Life: Successful Women with Diabetes , edited by Dr. Beverly S. Adler. The summer before starting second grade, I started to wet the bed again.

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Islet Therapy Gains Ground

Insulin Nation

Before 2005, only 10% of all islet transplant patients were able to maintain insulin independence after 5 years. As a rule, researchers are a cautious bunch who aren’t given to excessive optimism.

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Type 1 in the Fast Lane – Charlie Kimball

Insulin Nation

In 2005, I became the first American in 11 years to win a Formula 3 race, and set two track records on the way to 2nd place in the series championship.

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Stephen Clark, CIO, Albemarle Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Being the resident MU expert Telepsychiatry HIE Since becoming CIO at Albemarle Health in 2005, Stephen Clark has made great strides in helping to advance the organization. CPOE roadblocks — “The technology gets in the way.” “At-the-elbow At-the-elbow support” from nursing Struggling with quality measures Stage 2 — “It’s a matter of maturing what we have.”

Telemedicine Today (#tday): September 2015

American Well Blog

Travel payment savings for Year 1 of the study–which examined all telemedicine visits at the VA Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, from 2005 to 2013–were $18,555. Welcome to the September edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! For those new to this feature, we share the telehealth industry’s hottest news, events, legislation, insight and more. Fall has officially arrived in Virginia! The air is crisp and the leaves are beginning to change.

WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve Medication-Related Errors in 5 Years

Healthcare Guys

” This challenge is WHO’s third global patient safety challenge, following the Clean Care is Safe Care challenge on hand hygiene in 2005 and the Safe Surgery Saves Lives challenge in 2008

In Memoriam, Bob Waters

LinkousThink

In 2005, he received the ATA’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Telemedicine and he was among those named as an ATA Fellow in the inaugural class in 2009. The telemedicine community suffered a loss this week with the passing of Robert J. Waters, JD, the founder of the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law and a long-time leader in telemedicine. He was diagnosed with brain cancer some time ago and died peacefully on Wednesday at home with his family.