Which doctors are most likely to get in trouble for fraudulent billing? Study offers new clues

FierceHealthIT

Physicians were more likely to be excluded from public insurance reimbursement programs due to fraud between 2007 and 2017 if they were older, male, or had osteopathic training

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Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. While unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged.

Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Then the iPhone emerged in 2007 , along with the now-declining Fitbit. Telehealth got its first big workout with veterans in 2007. Look back to remind us where we are. Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary.

Surprise, Surprise: Most Americans Have Faced a “Surprise” Medical Bill

Health Populi

I wrote my first post on Health Populi nearly eleven years ago Labor Day week 2007. of the GDP and that PPO reached $28,166 — nearly two times the 2007 cost. Most Americans have been surprised by a medical bill, a NORC AmeriSpeak survey found. Who’s responsible?

Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. While unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged. Healthy Children and Families The Patient Experience

Medical Issues Are Still The #1 Contributor to Bankruptcy in the U.S.

Health Populi

The report, Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act , updates research from 2007 which was conducted by two of this new study’s authors, Dr. David Himmelstein and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, along with other colleagues.

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

Health Populi

are concepting, which I wrote about back in 2007 focusing on Toyota’s wellness car concept. 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.

The Grocery Store As Health Destination: Publix Produce for Kids and the Social Determinants of Health

Health Populi

The prevalence of food insecurity for children in 2017 was equal to that of the 2007 pre-recession level of 8.3%. Food insecurity ranks high on Americans’ greatest social health risks. In local communities, grocery stores are playing key roles in bolstering neighborhood wellness.

Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

in December 2007, and tracked “self-care” searches to today, 15 March 2019. Today, the number of searches on Google using the phrase “self-care” reached a high, shown in the line graph I created on Google Trends and marked up in red.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

Here is the first “good news” line chart, showing declining medical trend from 2007 to next year in 2019. That’s one-half the high point at nearly 12% in 2007. When it comes to healthcare costs, lines that decline over time are generally seen as good news.

Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

In 2007 to 2008, Capsule started to shift from departmental to enterprise-wide solutions, when connectivity extended into lower acuity units were most hospital patients are located. On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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How Consumers’ Belt-Tightening Could Impact Health/Care – Insights from Deloitte’s Retail Team

Health Populi

Over the ten years between 2007 and 2017, U.S. consumer spending for education, food and health care substantially grew, crowding out spending for other categories like transportation and housing.

Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic

Health Populi

” Health Populi’s Hot Points: The uniquely American challenge of health disparities, especially relating to race, is a topic I’ve covered many times since the launch of Health Populi in 2007.

Open Source is the worst

Health Intersections

I certainly did the first time I heard it (which was from Seth Godin giving a keynote at EclipseCon in about 2007 – I can’t find no link now). Last week I spoke at the CSIRO e-Health consortium.

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FBI, DOJ bust 24 people in $1.2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

” Since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which maintains 14 strike forces operating in 23 districts, has charged nearly 4,000 defendants who have collectively billed the Medicare program for more than $14 billion.

Guest Blog: Growing Rural Health Access with Telehealth – by Ryan Kelly, Mississippi Telehealth Association

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Kelly earned a bachelor’s of science with honors from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and a master’s of science with honors from Mississippi College in 2007.

Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

Emergin was acquired by Philips in 2007. Years ago, many hospitals bought an Emergin messaging middleware system as a point solution to bring messaging to specific interfaced systems.

Provider Spotlight: How an Urgent Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner Balances Family and Career

Enzyme Health

I’ve been a nurse since 2007. We sat down with telemedicine provider Michelle Everhart to learn about why she started in telemedicine, why she may never go back to “brick and mortar”, and why telemedicine makes her a better care provider.

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) App Review

Healthcare Guys

In 2007, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released their Expert Panel Report 3 for the management of asthma. Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in children and adults with a prevalence of over 8% in U.S. children and 7% in adults. This translates to over 7 million children in the U.S. have asthma and over 26 million total. These guidelines are still in effect with minor updates over the years.

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Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007]. We are only just past the dawn of the second machine age, where digitization is enabling artificial intelligence.

Doing Less Can Be Doing More for Healthcare – the Biggest Takeaway From ASCO 2018

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: One of the earliest and most important books on the benefits of “doing less” in healthcare was Shannon Brownlee’s Overtreated , which I’ve covered here in Health Populi since the start of the blog in 2007.

Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the early 2000s, the state of Texas was in the midst of a widely recognized, multi-decade crisis from lack of mental health services for people in need. THE PROBLEM.

Apple’s Health Records App: A Ripple or a Roar?

The cHealth Blog

” Microsoft HealthVault has also seen its share of challenges since it launched in 2007. To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” ” Or so it seems. Apple’s Health Records App.

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Hill-Rom announced March 12, 2019 that it was in the process of acquiring Voalte for $180 million. An additional $15 million earn out was also disclosed. With annual revenue approaching $40M, the enterprise-value to revenue multiple for Voalte is a over 4.5.

Disrupting Nurse Call

Medical Connectivity

Founded in 1983 as WESCOM, the company was rebranded as Intego Systems in 2007. Nurse call is changing. After decades of slow incremental change, the pace of change is quickening.

The who, what, when, where, and why of Cochrane

Society for Participatory Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration logo – it’s a forest plot!

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4 Benefits of a Single Sign On in Healthcare

Perficient

in 2007?”. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single sign on (SSO) for your daily work routine? How many moments would be spent helping a patient, instead of staring at a screen trying to remember usernames or password credentials? Take a moment and consider this. How many applications, websites, and dashboards do you have to sign on to in a day? Sometimes once, and other times multiple due to security or session time-outs.

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Thoughts on Clinical Decision Support and its Future: Dr Greenes Interview

Medical Connectivity

He also was a practicing radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston until 2007, when he became chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University.

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Submission to the Senate inquiry on My Health Record

Health Intersections

Current Situation – State of the Art 2007. The design of the system and the standards it is based on were state of the art in 2007. This is the submission I made to the Australian Senate with regard to it’s inquiry into the My Health Record. . Executive Summary My remarks relate to the following parts of the terms of reference: a. the expected benefits of the My Health Record system; f.

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Healthcare Messaging & Orchestration — 2019

Medical Connectivity

Philips has the biggest footprint in messaging, starting with their 2007 acquisition of Emergin. Messaging is all about getting things done. Whether you call it Secure Texting, Secure Messaging, Clinical Communications and Collaboration, Messaging and Orchestration, Workflow Automation or something else, we're talking about the ability to message users to accomplish a specific task who are mobile or at a desk using a conversational user interface.

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Year in Review – SlideShare and Delicious

eHealth

The D elicious Annual Report reminds me I joined in 2007 and has a nice constellation view of some of the content. Two automated reports I came across thanks to the Twitterati. First is SlideShare personalized year in review shows a definite peak in November after I uploaded two presentations I made in Houston on Social Media Intro and Social Media in Healthcare. My total views on SlideShare are approaching 100,000 with over 20,000 in 2013 alone.

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Dying from Untreated Diabetes at Rikers Island

Insulin Nation

However, based upon material posted on the firm’s website, a report from the New York Daily News and an inmate medical area surveillance video posted by the New York Times , we’ve learned that Mr. Mercado had first been confined at Rikers Island in 2007 and denied diabetes treatment.

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FDA Slower to Approve New Medical Devices Than Drugs

Insulin Nation

The study analyzed data comparing medical devices and drugs introduced between 1977 and 2007. As Medtronic prepares to seek FDA approval for an artificial pancreas, many have wondered why it’s taken so long to get to this point.

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American Well engineering team highlighted on VentureFizz

American Well

Freshman joined American Well in 2007, tackling web and mobile development. This week we announced the appointment of longtime American Well technology executive Jon Freshman to Chief Technology Officer.

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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#PatientsIncluded statement for SPM’s Second Annual Conference: #SPM2018

Society for Participatory Medicine

When she got a cancer diagnosis five days before Christmas in 2007, she used her research, communication, and comedy skills to navigate treatment. Here’s the latest in a series of posts about the Society for Participatory Medicine’s second annual conference on Oct.

Healthcare Messaging & Orchestration — 2019

Medical Connectivity

Philips has the biggest footprint in messaging, starting with their 2007 acquisition of Emergin. Messaging is all about getting things done. Whether you call it Secure Texting, Secure Messaging, Clinical Communications and Collaboration, Messaging and Orchestration, Workflow Automation or something else, we're talking about the ability to message users to accomplish a specific task who are mobile or at a desk using a conversational user interface.

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Australia Struggles with Rollout of National Electronic Health Record System as 900,000 Citizens opt out

Lloyd Price

Grahame Grieve, Principal at Health Intersections, argues My Health Record is stuck in a time warp—a system built on technology that was state of the art in 2007—but that has not kept pace with technological advances during its years of development. “In

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Type 1 in the Fast Lane – Charlie Kimball

Insulin Nation

For me, it was my Type 1 diabetes diagnosis date: October 16th, 2007. In 2007, I moved to the Renault World Series.

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Tandem’s High-Capacity Pump

Insulin Nation

While 200-unit and 300-unit pumps have been on the market since 2007, a 480-unit pump can provide more options for daily diabetes care, he says.

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